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Are .COM Values Increasing; Outbound Sales Calls; ICANN Passes the Buck; Long Marriages…

Are .COM Values Increasing; Outbound Sales Calls; ICANN Passes the Buck; Long Marriages…

In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
• Are .COM values increasing or decreasing as a result of the new gTLDs?
• Should you be doing outbound sales calls by telephone on inbound inquiries by email?
• Not all .COMs are taken and Verisign proves it
• ICANN Passes the buck to the FTC
• Judy Berkens makes a special guest appearance and shares the secrets to 29 years of marriage
• 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!

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.

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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

Why Fortune 1000 Companies Need to Pay Attention to the New TLDs – With Jennifer Wolfe

Why Fortune 1000 Companies Need to Pay Attention to the New TLDs – With Jennifer Wolfe

Why should Fortune 1000 companies be concerned with gTLDs, and how do the new gTLDs fit into a company’s overall brand strategy?

Listen in as we discuss the use of domain names, social media, technology and mobile apps for marketing and brand awareness.

Candid Advice for All New gTLDS – With Xavier Buck

Candid Advice for All New gTLDS – With Xavier Buck

Some of the new generic top level domains (gTLDs) will succeed, but most will fail if they don’t follow the advice Xavier Buck recommends in this interview.

Learn how Buck became the “king of ccTLDs” by offering customers the most comprehensive collection of country code top level domains, and how his developing ecosystem affords insights not many others have access to.

Brand gTLDs: Changing the Way Companies Engage with Customers on the Internet

Brand gTLDs: Changing the Way Companies Engage with Customers on the Internet

With the introduction of new gTLDs, brands will have to rethink their online strategy.

A domain name strategy is quickly becoming critical for any organization conducting business or wanting to engage customers online. Ignoring the profound impact of the rapid evolution of the Internet with respect to the introduction of new gTLDs could turn out to be a missed opportunity for a company to extend its brand deeper into the Internet.

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the New gTLDs – with Michael Berkens

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the New gTLDs – with Michael Berkens

Most people thinking about the possibility of launching a new gTLD, such as .casino or .nyc, do not have the luxury of getting free advice from an industry expert. Until today.

Listen in as domain name expert Michael Berkens, co-founder and managing director of Right of the Dot, answers questions about the opportunities, costs and legal aspects of the new gTLDs being launched by ICANN.

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