Michael Berkens Archive

Video interviews, panel discussions, articles and Q&As featuring Michael Berkens.

Latest Discussion

TRAFFIC Secrets; ICANN 51 Summary; Is .Vet a Winner?; Registries Reducing Prices…

TRAFFIC Secrets; ICANN 51 Summary; Is .Vet a Winner?; Registries Reducing Prices…

In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
• How to network, win friends, influence people and make money at T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
• ICANN 51: what happened and what you can expect going forward
• Four more .Rich domains registered, wow?
• Affilias to go public, hoping to raise $100 Million
• What launched this week, and what was good enough for the Sherpas to invest in?
• Is it sad that registries are reducing their prices so soon after launch?
• And much more!

More Articles

Domain Seizures; Moniker’s Security Failures; Toby Clement’s Restitution; Audience Questions…

Domain Seizures; Moniker’s Security Failures; Toby Clement’s Restitution; Audience Questions…

In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
• 9,000+ domains were transferred by Verisign under a sealed court order. What were they and what can you do about it if you’re affected?
• Multiple allegations claim Moniker.com has severe security flaws. Do you need to get your domains out of there ASAP?
• David Clements is paying those owed by Toby Clements on the Daily Domain Newsletter (DDN). Find out what to do to make your claim.
• Reader question: What happens with a new TLD goes “belly up”?
• Reader question: Will extensions matter in the future when 90%+ of Internet traffic is mobile and people speak what they want?
• Reader question: .TVs are being pulled back by the registry *after* being registered. What?!
• New TLDs launching this week: .Desi, .City, .NYC, .Attorney, .Lawyer — do the Sherpas care?
• And much more!

HugeDomains Wins $25K Settlement; Chinese Own 80% of NN.com; Ammar Kubba’s Dating Requirements…

HugeDomains Wins $25K Settlement; Chinese Own 80% of NN.com; Ammar Kubba’s Dating Requirements…

In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
• HugeDomains loses a UDRP, fights back and gets a big settlement – how much?
• Chinese investors have snatched up 80% of two number .COMs – what’s next?
• What’s next for Ammar Kubba after selling AfterMarket and Agreed technologies?
• Toby Clements is still M.I.A., but his brother is bringing back DDN?
• Has Safeway given up on dot-brands, and will other corporations follow suit?
• Does anyone care about what TLDs are launching this week?
• Questions from the audience about moving new gTLDs, ___ForSale domains, valuing LLLL.NETs/.ORGs, the value of the .COM for a new gTLD?
• Frank T. Schilling registers 12,000 domains in his personal name?
• And much more!

Is Mike Mann a Robot?; Millions Spent on TLD Auctions by Amazon; .COM’s Dominance…

Is Mike Mann a Robot?; Millions Spent on TLD Auctions by Amazon; .COM’s Dominance…

In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
• Is Mike Mann a cybersquatter, a robot, neither, one or both?
• Millions are being spent on new TLD auctions, which ones are worth it?
• CentralNic, the registry operator, invests in another TLD, is it a good buy?
• Will Amazon.com be the marketing savior for all TLDs by winning .Buy?
• Igloo.com buys AfterMarket.com from Thought Convergence, or do they?
• Why .Com might still be a better investment, what does the real data show?
• What new TLDs are launching this week that the Sherpas like.
• And much more!

16 New TLDs, Which Don’t Suck; SEM & SEO Results for New TLDs; .Whatever or Dash?…

16 New TLDs, Which Don’t Suck; SEM & SEO Results for New TLDs; .Whatever or Dash?…

In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
• Will Rick Schwartz be roasted at the upcoming TRAFFIC conference?
• Results of two new gTLD search engine studies (SEO & SEM) – the results are in!
• What’s more valuable: word.newTLD or word-newTLD.com?
• Does anyone care about any of the 16 new TLDs coming out this week?
• Why at least one Sherpa thinks the new TLDs are suffocating their own business models
• Flippa sells 333 domains sold for $8880 ($26.6 per domain) – smart sale or buy?
• Moniker is grabbing high-value domains at expiration
• And much more!

Uniregistry.com
DomainSherpa Discussion: i+Domain Death Knell?; 0 & o Domains; .London Confusion…

DomainSherpa Discussion: i+Domain Death Knell?; 0 & o Domains; .London Confusion…

In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
• Happy birthday, Adam Dicker!
• Is Apple calling it quits on i+domains and what does it mean for investors?
• Reader question: 0 and o domain typos – is there value?
• Carlos Rojas from Registration.UNO spams and gets shut down by registry.
• Reader question: Worth responding to a $30 offer or just drop the domain?
• What happened on .London pre-registrations that weren’t labeled premium?
• Reader question: Successive letters or drop one of the letters?
• And much more!

DomainSherpa Discussion: .Org in Decline?; What’s Page Howe Buying?; BitKoin.com…

DomainSherpa Discussion: .Org in Decline?; What’s Page Howe Buying?; BitKoin.com…

In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
• Is .Org in decline?
• Does .Org have a ceiling?
• New TLDs in general availability this week include .Audio, .Gratis, .HipHop, .Claims, .Credit, .CreditCard, .Juegos, .Koeln and .Cologne. – Which TLD is best for speculation?
• Pre-registering domain names when pre-registration fails at one registrar?
• How does Pinterest win a UDRP of PinSex.com with no trademark and a later registration date?
• Francois Carrillo of Domaining.com launches BitKoin.com for crypto currency blogs — do the Sherpas like the brand?
• And much more!

DomainSherpa Discussion: What Makes TLDs Successful?; .NET Value; Best TLDs for Speculation…

DomainSherpa Discussion: What Makes TLDs Successful?; .NET Value; Best TLDs for Speculation…

In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
• What makes a TLD successful to the general population?
• Update on Adam Dicker’s TLD+SEO Showdown
• New dots this week include .HIV, .Black, .Furniture, .Schule, .Fitness, .Discount, .Hamburg – Which TLD is best for speculation?
• Is pairing micro-payment donations with .HIV innovative?
• The value of a .NET as a fraction of .COM?
• Twitch.TV sells for $1.1 Billion; Are .TVs the next .COM?
• And much more!

DomainSherpa Discussion: .COM Sucks, Again; TRAFFIC Nom Picks; Best TLDs for Speculation…

DomainSherpa Discussion: .COM Sucks, Again; TRAFFIC Nom Picks; Best TLDs for Speculation…

In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
• “.COM sucks, let me tell you why” by Adrian Kinderis
• Update on Adam Dicker’s TLD+SEO Showdown
• The Ice Bucket Challenge comes to the domain industry
• Which new TLD is best for speculation this week
• T.R.A.F.F.I.C. opens nominations and the Sherpas handicap the field
• Why 420,000 new domains appeared in the zone files
• Uniregistry.com launches Domain Tracker to help you get organized
• The National Association of Realtors® announces .REALTOR
• And much more!

DomainSherpa Discussion: .COMs are Meaningless; New TLD SERPs; Sherpa Tools; IDN Email…

DomainSherpa Discussion: .COMs are Meaningless; New TLD SERPs; Sherpa Tools; IDN Email…

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

In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
* “The Meaninglessness of .COM” by Mason Cole
* All other factors being equal, which would rank higher: wine.club or wineclub.com?
* Tool swap — what do the Sherpas use daily and why?
* Who cares about new TLDs? The DomainSherpa audience sounds off.
* Buying strategy for .com based on .whatever?
* And much more!

Domaining magazine site recommended by Domaining.com
Copyright © 2010-2014 DomainSherpa. All rights reserved. Reproduction without explicit permission is prohibited.
About  |  Affiliate Links  |  Privacy  |  Terms  |  Contact Us
x
Want All The Secrets?

Subscribe to our newsletter and we'll share them with you. It's free; unsubscribe anytime.