This is the show where we discuss domain name industry news with a panel of veterans and thought leaders.
In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
* Castello Brothers looking for a $1.2B payday: Who isn’t. Are they crazy or are we ignorant?
* What new gTLDs did the Sherpas buy in the last week: .co.com, .gop, .blackfriday, .christmas, .services, .pub
* .co.com entered GA with “single digit thousands” of registrations. What do the Sherpas think about the long-term success of the registry as a business?
* Bitcoins.com is selling in the upcoming HA.com auction. What do the Sherpas think it will sell for? Is the plural awkward?
* Question from audience: Was Satoshi.com a good buy for $75k on Sedo or is it a long-shot?
* Question from audience: is building sites on new TLDs risky?
* And much more!
July 10, 2014
Most developers build a site, increase readership and then sell advertising space. Unless you own an ultra-premium geographic domain name like FrenchRiviera.com, in which case the brand alone is enough to set up meetings with some of the most exclusive potential advertisers in the region.
Toby Hardy bought FrenchRiviera.com in 2009 and, in partnership with Fred Mercaldo at CitiesPlanet.com, is turning it into the ultimate online destination for the rich and famous who visit cities such as Monte Carlo, Cannes and the like.
April 23, 2012
Fred Mercaldo understands geographic domain names (geodomains) better than most other domain name investors. He has built multiple companies and platforms in the geodomain space, including a software company, a marketing services company and a call center.
In this show, Mercaldo describes his experiences building successful geodomain name properties and shares tactics others can use to develop geodomains profitably.
November 1, 2011
As a degreed and lifelong student of economics, Rob Monster understands better than most the science of how wealth is produced, consumed and transferred. And he is making good use of that knowledge.
Monster draws from his experiences – both the victories and the disappointments – as he works to define a scalable domain development theory that will lead to consistent profits with domain names.
October 4, 2011
What are the first few things you do after you acquire the best domain name for any geographic city or area? That’s what I wanted to know when I decided to register for and attend the GeoPublishers.com Expo in Chicago, Illinios, which took place over the last two days.
Fred Mercaldo, president of GeoPublishers.com and publisher of over 60 geodomains including Scottsdale.com, did not disappoint with a comprehensive program including presentations from Ron Jackson, editor of DN Journal, Don Jones from NewOrleans.com, and the Castello Brothers (Michael and David) of CCIN.
October 2, 2011
People who consistently bring in new clients and revenue to their company are known as “rainmakers.” David Castello is one of those people. He increased revenue at PalmSprings.com from $300 in 1997 to $448,000 just one year later.
Listen to David Castello, co-founder and COO of Castello Cities Internet Network (CCIN), describe how he tested the geo-domain market, set ambitious goals for himself and his company, and achieved cash flow success with proven sales tactics that you can duplicate and use in your business today.
August 23, 2011
If you are thinking about starting your own geo-domain property, you should take notes from one of the best in the industry, Michael Castello.
In this interview, Castello walks us through how he purchased PalmSprings.com; how he and his brother run their company, Castello Cities Internet Network; and how you too can build an advertising-based destination website. Many secrets to their success, as well as novel sales tactics, are revealed in this must-see show.
July 19, 2011