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!
March 25, 2015
The Google Domains registrar service is in private beta, and only invitation-only users have access.
Luckily, I was invited today to preview their service. Come along for a pictorial walk-through of the new Google Domains registrar service.
August 7, 2014
Google is spending part of their billions in profits on 100 new top-level domains and launching a new registrar, Google Domains.
In this presentation, given at Google I/O 2014, Google provides an overview of their domain name plans for the future.
June 30, 2014
Oversee.net already had a profitable online ecommerce business with AboutAirportParking.com. So why did they buy AirportParking.com?
Learn how Oversee is diversifying their parking aggregator offering, how one site helped jump-start the content of the second, and how a differentiated website offering can be custom tailored to a different demographic group of customers.
May 13, 2013
In the past, through its portfolio of category-killer, industry-defining domain names, ZipSmart sites hosted geography-based directories and allowed companies to own their zip code online for products and services and – in the process – to generate customer leads.
Today, with Google’s Panda and Penguin updates and with Google+ Places’ being prioritized at the top of Google search results, ZipSmart has had to completely rethink its business.
Jake Ackerman, the founder of ZipSmart, came on DomainSherpa.com more than two years ago to talk about his fast-growing company. We’ve caught back up with this entrepreneur to see how his business model has changed and hear about the challenges he’s facing today.
April 15, 2013
Learn how Perry Rosenbloom set up affiliate websites that generate a healthy five-figure income (soon to be six-figures) on topics he loves — and with domain names you can register today.
It didn’t happen overnight. It took consistent, hard work for a few years, but now his passive income affords him the flexibility to travel with his school-teacher wife during summers.
July 16, 2012