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Video interviews, panel discussions, articles and Q&As featuring Rick Schwartz.

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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!

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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!

Web.com Down; Amazon’s Buying Spree; Holiday.com Sale Fails Miserably; Domaining LLC…

Web.com Down; Amazon’s Buying Spree; Holiday.com Sale Fails Miserably; Domaining LLC…

In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
• Web.com has lower than expected earnings, is this trouble for GoDaddy’s pending IPO?
• Amazon.com buys .Book, .Buy and .Pay – what could this mean in the industry?
• Holiday.com fails miserably to sell for $30 million in a glitzy fashion, but slow and steady sells Power.com for $1.261 million – we compare them
• Reader question: Should you form a legal entity, like an LLC, for your domain business?
• Reader question: Best insurance lead gen domain name for safe drivers?
• Reader question: Why do some worthless domains have multiple bidders on GoDaddy auctions?
• And much more!

$100K TRAFFIC Deal; BuyDomains Sold 1MM Domains; City.gTLDs For Sale; Recent Sales…

$100K TRAFFIC Deal; BuyDomains Sold 1MM Domains; City.gTLDs For Sale; Recent Sales…

In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
• T.R.A.F.F.I.C. was last week; Was Rick roasted? What happened?
• .Club Sells a domain name for $100K and is the highest priced new gTLD to date
• Endurance Acquires the almost 1 million domains of BuyDomains.com for $1-80 per domain
• RightOfTheDot & CentralNic Launch Websites To Sell City New gTLDs Domains
• What sold over the past few weeks and for what price? Is it reasonable?
• Bloomberg buys 400 defensive domain names, then gives most up. DNW’s story goes mainstream.
• And much more!

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!

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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!

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!

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