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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!

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DomainSherpa Discussion: Lend.me, CentralNic Buys Internet.bs, .Berlin Giveaway…

DomainSherpa Discussion: Lend.me, CentralNic Buys Internet.bs, .Berlin Giveaway…

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

In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
* Francois Carrillo launches Lend.me. Does the marketplace need financing? Who are Lend.me’s competitors?
* CentralNic buys Internet.bs for up to $7.5 million. Smart move to diversify or moving away from their core competency?
* .Berlin gives away 67,000+ registrations in one day. Is this the new business model norm for TLDs?
* NameJet & Right of the Dot team-up for .Global auction at ICANN next week.
* Question from the audience: Singular and plural trademarks, when is it ok and when are you going to get in trouble? (Note: this is not advice, consult an attorney)
* Google Adwords and adult traffic
* What domains did the Sherpas buy in .community, .cleaning, .catering and .cards
* And much more!

DomainSherpa Discussion: What Sherpas Bought in GA, .Club, Famous Four, Estibot, ICANN…

DomainSherpa Discussion: What Sherpas Bought in GA, .Club, Famous Four, Estibot, ICANN…

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

In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
* General Availability, Make Your Picks: .exposed, .best, .dance, .foundation and .democrat
* What New gTLD Domains the Sherpas Bought
* .Club Passes .Berlin, Now #2 New gTLD
* Famous Four Media Releases Domains Without Donuts-like Premiums, Or Maybe Not
* Estibot iPhone App Launched
* DNPric.es Continues Sales Data Innovation
* The US Proposes To Reduce Cost of Most Trademarks, Trouble for Domain Investors?
* ICANN Opens Comment Period On Donuts’ Request for 2 Character Domains
* And much more!

DomainSherpa Discussion: ICANN Oversight; DNForum.com; Heartbleed; Verisign…

DomainSherpa Discussion: ICANN Oversight; DNForum.com; Heartbleed; Verisign…

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

In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
* Is the ICANN oversight issue overblown, or significant to you as an investor?
* A physical letter from a reader about .LA domain name valuations
* What should you expect on the new DNForum.com? (hint: there’s a surprise)
* Heartbleed and what it means to you as an internet user and business owner
* Verisign published their Domain Name Industry Brief and the Sherpas chimed in
* Congratulations to Mike and Judy Berkens on their pending 27th year anniversary!
* And more!

We’re joined by Adam Dicker, Mike Berkens, Page Howe and Rick Schwartz.

DomainSherpa Discussion: ICANN Singapore; Neustar Buys .CO; IRS & Bitcoin…

DomainSherpa Discussion: ICANN Singapore; Neustar Buys .CO; IRS & Bitcoin…

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

In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
* What actually happened at ICANN 49 in Singapore this week?
* Neustar acquires the .CO registry, who’s it good for?
* The IRS decides how you should treat Bitcoin on your taxes, know how?
* Page Howe finds a potential “We Get It” TRAFFIC award nominee in Water.com
* Does Twitter “get it” with First-Tweets.com registration?
* And more!

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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.

Institutional Investment Opportunities in Domain Names – With Frank Michlick

Institutional Investment Opportunities in Domain Names – With Frank Michlick

The new top level domains that will launch beginning in 2013 create a unique investment opportunity. Indeed, private equity and venture capital firms are evaluating investment in new top level domains and domain name registrars.

Today’s interview is with one of the consultants helping investors outside the domain name industry understand this opportunity. Watch this interview to learn from a different perspective.

How to Resolve Multiple Applications for the Same gTLD – with Monte Cahn

How to Resolve Multiple Applications for the Same gTLD – with Monte Cahn

Uncertainty associated with the process of applying for new gTLDs is frustrating, even more so when multiple applicants are vying for the same gTLD, and unfortunately that ambiguity continues to be commonplace.

But Monte Cahn and partner Michael Berkens have devised ways to reduce the uncertainty in the new gTLD application process for the 145 applicants who have 755 competing applications.

In addition, watch this interview to learn about the process and how you – as a domain name investor or online entrepreneur – can be ready to take advantage of the new gTLDs before they become available to the public.

ICANN 45 Highlights with GNSO Council Member, Jennifer Wolfe

ICANN 45 Highlights with GNSO Council Member, Jennifer Wolfe

Jennifer Wolfe – ICANN GNSO council member and a past Domain Sherpa – provides a post-event summary from the ICANN 45 conference that took place in Toronto, Canada, from October 14 to 18, 2012.

Topics discussed:
* General feeling and sentiment of participants at the event
* ICANN’s new CEO, Fadi Chehade, and his top priority
* Timeline for new gTLDs and how IDNs will have priority
* Valuations for new gTLDs and how it will affect .com domains
* New auction process possibilities, including one reportedly backed by Donuts.co
* The new MyICANN.org website and what it will do for you

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