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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.

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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!

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.

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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

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.

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