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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!

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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!

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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The Hardest Working Man in the Domain Name Industry – With Shane Cultra

The Hardest Working Man in the Domain Name Industry – With Shane Cultra

You are probably like today’s guest: You learned about the Internet and domain names in 1995 or 1996, but domain names were expensive and “the good ones” were taken. Although Shane Cultra dabbled in domaining, he mainly considers his fruitless investment during that time to be part of his learning curve.

By 2007, Cultra had figured out what makes domain names “liquid” such that they can be sold more readily in domain name aftermarkets and auction sites. By doing so, Cultra earned six figures in 2012 from domain name investing – in addition to his full-time job running Country Arbors Nursery in Urbana, Illinois.

In this show, Cultra shares his methodology for determining and valuing “liquid domains,” as well as his sweet spots for buying and selling, and how he finds and sells through his favorite marketplace platforms.

Developing Software As a Service for Recurring Monthly Income – With Matt Mazur

Developing Software As a Service for Recurring Monthly Income – With Matt Mazur

Are you tired of building websites made for AdSense, hoping to generate ad revenue? Instead, build a website that solves a real customer problem, and then charge that customer a recurring monthly fee.

In this interview, Matt Mazur shares how he’s doing just that using the software as a service (SaaS) business model, including:
* His traffic, business model, revenue and growth opportunities
* Why building businesses may be fun, but marketing them is how he’s going to make a living
* How he solved the problem of finding a great, brandable domain name using LeanDomainSearch.com
* And much more!

How Finding the Right Domain Name Niche Made All the Difference for This DNForum.com Member – With Warrick Mulder

How Finding the Right Domain Name Niche Made All the Difference for This DNForum.com Member – With Warrick Mulder

After a couple of years of buying, holding and renewing “pigeon shit” domain names, Warrick Mulder realized there was a better way. So he dropped all of the .com, .net and .org domain names that didn’t earn any parking revenue or solicit any purchase offers and instead turned his attention to the top-level domain of his home country of South Africa: .co.za.

As a result, his monthly parking revenue increased from $100 to $2,000+ per month, he was able to reduce his domain registration fees from $7 to about $4.50 per domain, and his domain names sell for an average of $X.

GoDaddy Stole My Domain!

GoDaddy Stole My Domain!

Does this sound like a familiar situation for you?

You:

  1. Went to GoDaddy (or name another popular domain name registrar),
  2. Searched for a domain name,
  3. Saw that it was available for registration,
  4. Decided to take a few days to think about it,
  5. Decided you wanted to register the domain name and
  6. Went back to GoDaddy only to find that it was already registered.

Then, of course, you think: GoDaddy stole my domain name!

How could it not be GoDaddy?

It’s Not Too Late to Hand Register Domains and Build a Million-dollar Business – With Adam Hawley

It’s Not Too Late to Hand Register Domains and Build a Million-dollar Business – With Adam Hawley

Some people complain that if you did not buy domains in the mid-1990s you missed the window of opportunity. But what if you could hand register 12,450 domain names today for $7.87 each and build a million-dollar business?

Adam Hawley, president of Zipsurance.com, did exactly that. By leasing insurance-related domain names and providing associated services, Hawley connects insurance agents to clients and is on track to bring in more than $1 million in sales in 2012.

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