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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!

DomainSherpa Discussion: Looking Back at 2014; Looking Forward to 2015

DomainSherpa Discussion: Looking Back at 2014; Looking Forward to 2015

In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
• What the Sherpas think are the top stories from 2014 and why.
• Sherpa predictions for the domain name industry in 2015 for businesses, investing and monetization.
• Would the Sherpas rather own .Net or .Network, .Biz or .Business?
• And much more!

Don’t Mess with Rick Schwartz; $100K+ Lawsuit Against Hijacker; No to .Quebec; Sherpas Spend $5K…

Don’t Mess with Rick Schwartz; $100K+ Lawsuit Against Hijacker; No to .Quebec; Sherpas Spend $5K…

• Think you can mess with Rick Schwartz? Try again!
• $100K+ federal lawsuit filed against a soon-to-be-labeled reverse domain name hijacker
• Quebec, Canada says no to .Quebec
• Mike Mann is “cash poor” but living between an $8MM oceanfront and a luxury rental
• Reader question: How would you invest $5K if starting in the industry today?
• Reader question: Is Afternic’s recommendation to price domains worth it?
• Millions of new ICANN-restricted “collision” names are coming available. Want some?
• 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!

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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!

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!

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