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Negotiating Hand-Registered Names; GoDaddy’s 200K Domain Portfolio; 2-Word .NETs Value; Exact Match Domains…

Negotiating Hand-Registered Names; GoDaddy’s 200K Domain Portfolio; 2-Word .NETs Value; Exact Match Domains…

In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
• Negotiating a hand-registered domain name
• What to do when a hot purchase inquiry has gone cold?
• Is there value in two-word .NET domain names with high search volume?
• Are exact match domain names out of favor and will they ever rise in value again?
• Making brandable domains out of exact match keywords
• How should new domain name investors start-out in investing today?
• NeverLikedItAnyway.com – worthy of winning Verisign’s Internet Contest?
• What GoDaddy’s $28.1MM purchase of Marchex’s portfolio means to you as an investor
• And much more!

More Articles

GoDaddy Was Scammed; New gTLD Renewal Rates; ICANN Slashes Revenue Budget…

GoDaddy Was Scammed; New gTLD Renewal Rates; ICANN Slashes Revenue Budget…

In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
• GoDaddy gets scammed by a social engineer and hands over domain
• Page Howe goes to Washington to promote .LA domains for Los Angeles
• The first new gTLD renewal rates are starting to come in from Donuts
• ICANN slashes their revenue projections for this year and next year’s budget
• Google Domains is ranked above all other registrars — is it anti-competitive?
• Is GoDaddy’s IPO something domain investors should invest in?
• Reader question: What’s the highest renewal rate the Sherpas have seen
• And much more!

Industry Sentiment; How to Stop Domain Theft; .Sucks Sucks; UDRP Issues…

Industry Sentiment; How to Stop Domain Theft; .Sucks Sucks; UDRP Issues…

In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
• The domain industry sentiment summarized in DomainNameWire.com’s annual survey
• Domain name theft is on the rise – here’s what you can do to stop it today
• .Sucks releases premium pricing of up to $2,499 for trademark holders – is it extortion?
• Dissenting panelist in UDRP case is completely off-base – what to do about it?
• Reader question: How to find renewal pricing on premium gTLDs?
• And much more!

Web.com Down; Amazon’s Buying Spree; Holiday.com Sale Fails Miserably; Domaining LLC…

Web.com Down; Amazon’s Buying Spree; Holiday.com Sale Fails Miserably; Domaining LLC…

In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
• Web.com has lower than expected earnings, is this trouble for GoDaddy’s pending IPO?
• Amazon.com buys .Book, .Buy and .Pay – what could this mean in the industry?
• Holiday.com fails miserably to sell for $30 million in a glitzy fashion, but slow and steady sells Power.com for $1.261 million – we compare them
• Reader question: Should you form a legal entity, like an LLC, for your domain business?
• Reader question: Best insurance lead gen domain name for safe drivers?
• Reader question: Why do some worthless domains have multiple bidders on GoDaddy auctions?
• And much more!

DomainSherpa Discussion: ComeIn.Tokyo, .TK Passes 25MM, .Moe’s Pending 200MM Regs, Domain Scourge…

DomainSherpa Discussion: ComeIn.Tokyo, .TK Passes 25MM, .Moe’s Pending 200MM Regs, Domain Scourge…

This is the show where we discuss domain name industry news with a panel of veterans and thought leaders.

In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
* What new gTLDs did the Sherpas buy in .Tokyo, .Moe, .Consulting, .Kaufen (buy in German), .Media, .Associates, .Lease and .Pictures. EAP for .Reisen (travel in German), .University, .Town, .Toys.?
* .Moe predicts 200 million registrations; Are they sMOEking something?
* Next week’s general availability preview: .WTF, .Fail, .Financial, .Limited
* ICANN is done evaluating all 1,930 new gTLD applications from the 2012 round; What have we learned? When’s the next round of apps?
* .TK passes 25 million registrations; Is this business model the future of domain name registries?
* Go Daddy bug gets audience member’s registrations voided. What are they doing about it?
* The scourge of domain name registrars taken down; Why did it take so long?
* Reader question: Unsolicited $1,500 offer worth a lot more…should he push it to GoDaddy auction and let the market decide the price?
* And more!

Uniregistry.com
DomainSherpa Discussion: .XYZ Haters Gonna Hate; Real Stats; Famous Four Fail?…

DomainSherpa Discussion: .XYZ Haters Gonna Hate; Real Stats; Famous Four Fail?…

This is the show where we discuss domain name industry news with a panel of veterans and thought leaders.

In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
* What About Network Solutions in All This .XYZ Hate?
* Namestat.org’s Beautiful Interface and Filtered “Real” gTLD Results
* .Co.Com – What Percentage of a .Com is .Co.Com Worth?
* NetworkSolutions.com’s Marketing Fail: No, You Can’t Register The Domains We’re Promoting
* GoDaddy.com’s $100 Million IPO Filing – Who Wants In?
* Famous Four Media Launches First gTLDs to With Few Sales
* Google Adwords Stops Supporting Porn and Adult Material – Go Find Your Traffic Elsewhere
* And much more!

DomainSherpa Discussion: Massive .Link Registrations; .Rich Flops; Domain Name Hygiene; Dropping .Info

DomainSherpa Discussion: Massive .Link Registrations; .Rich Flops; Domain Name Hygiene; Dropping .Info

This is the show where we discuss domain name industry news with a panel of veterans and thought leaders.

* What do the numbers tell us about Tuesday’s launch of .link, .photo, .pics, .gift, .guitars and .buzz?
* DomainIncite.com discovers that 18,272 .link domain name registrations, about 90% of their total registrations, are to an affiliate of Uniregistry. Is this “business as usual” for registries?
* What new top-level domain only received 22 registrations to date? (And, yes, the TLD is live.)
* Reader question: With GoDaddy and Sedo severing ties, how do you manage your inventory for sale?
* Reader question: When you buy a domain name, how do you clean up past owner’s for-sale listings on multiple marketplaces?
* Thousands of 3-letter .info domain names are being dropped by a single investor. Find out what the Sherpas think and if they’re doing it too.
* And more!
We’re joined by Adam Dicker, Page Howe and Rick Schwartz.

DomainSherpa Discussion: U.S. Relinquishing ICANN Control; Verisign Stock; Go Daddy IPO…

DomainSherpa Discussion: U.S. Relinquishing ICANN Control; Verisign Stock; Go Daddy IPO…

This is the show where we discuss domain name industry news with a panel of veterans and thought leaders.

In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
* U.S. Department of Commerce relinquishing control over ICANN in September 2015, Good for investors and the Internet?
* Verisign stock drops 10% on ICANN news, Why?
* Go Daddy talks to bankers about potential IPO, Will you invest?
* In the wake of the Donuts.co and eco.TLD “claw back”, what are the rights and responsibilities of registries?
* Mike Berkens’ MostWantedDomains.com sells Teabox.com for $30K, Startup seeks $1MM in seed funding on TechCrunch.com, Productive to look back at sales?
* And more!

Protecting Your Business Trademarks When New gTLDs Launch – With Jan Corstens

Protecting Your Business Trademarks When New gTLDs Launch – With Jan Corstens

If you run a business and own trademarks for your brand, products or services, you are likely going to be affected by the hundreds of new top level domains that will be coming available over the next few years.

For example, I’m concerned that I don’t have enough resources to register my trademark DomainSherpa in .app, .buy, .shop, .nyc, etc. Will others try to profit from the equity I’ve built in my company and brand by using confusingly similar domain names? What can you do to protect your trademarks and defend against potential cybersquatters?

Those are the questions we answer on today’s interview.

How to Delete a Domain Name Registration

How to Delete a Domain Name Registration

You may find it necessary to delete a domain name at some point in time.

It may be that you finally decided to remove a non-valuable domain name from your portfolio so there’s no chance of renewing, or it may be that you just realized it’s a trademark of another company and you want to eliminate potential legal issues associated with owning it.

Whatever the reason, certain registrars allow you to delete a domain name from your portfolio. This tutorial shows you who and how.

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