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

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DomainSherpa Discussion: The Next .Com; RightSide; Reader Questions…

DomainSherpa Discussion: The Next .Com; RightSide; Reader Questions…

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

In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
* Launched this week…what new gTLDs did you buy, do you like/dislike? .bar, .rest, .gripe, .exchange, .capital, .moda, .engineering
* Guerilla marketing of.XYZ. What did they do?
* The biggest registrant of .Bar domains so far is .Bar. Did they give investors/end users a chance to reg first?
* Reader question: Who’s likely to win .Web? Will .Web be the next .Com?
* Demand Media set to spinoff Rightside on August 1, but SeekingAlpha thinks it’s going to sink like the Titanic. Will it?
* Reader question: Can you use a .co.com as a state abbreviation for Colorado?
* And much more!

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DomainSherpa Discussion: $1.2B Payday; .RegistryReserved; Bitcoins.com…

DomainSherpa Discussion: $1.2B Payday; .RegistryReserved; Bitcoins.com…

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!

DomainSherpa Discussion: Google Domains; Beliebers Don’t Buy .Tattoo; Fight or Flight UDRPs…

DomainSherpa Discussion: Google Domains; Beliebers Don’t Buy .Tattoo; Fight or Flight UDRPs…

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

In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
* Google shakes up the registrar industry with their announcement. What can we expect?
* Justin Bieber plugs a .tattoo domain name to his 300,000+ followers with a surprising result
* What new gTLDs did the Sherpas register in: .ink, .supplies, .supply, .tools, .industries, .parts, .wang, .fishing, .vodka, .rodeo, .country, .cooking. ,horse, .fish, .vision, .report
* US and UK lag behind China in new gTLD awareness. What does that mean to investors?
* NetNames’ put out their Internet 2020 report. Supposedly more new gTLDs be registered per day than .com and .net combined in the next few years? I call BS. What do the Sherpas think?
* Verisign downgraded by Wells Fargo based on slowing sales. Should you be worried too?
* Mike Berkens wins two UDRPs recently. I want to know: at what cost does it take to defend? What’s the business thought process of “defend versus walk away”?
* Question from audience on flipping names
* And much more!

DomainSherpa Discussion: .XYZ Haters Gonna Hate; Real Stats; Famous Four Fail?…

DomainSherpa Discussion: .XYZ Haters Gonna Hate; Real Stats; Famous Four Fail?…

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

In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
* What About Network Solutions in All This .XYZ Hate?
* Namestat.org’s Beautiful Interface and Filtered “Real” gTLD Results
* .Co.Com – What Percentage of a .Com is .Co.Com Worth?
* NetworkSolutions.com’s Marketing Fail: No, You Can’t Register The Domains We’re Promoting
* GoDaddy.com’s $100 Million IPO Filing – Who Wants In?
* Famous Four Media Launches First gTLDs to With Few Sales
* Google Adwords Stops Supporting Porn and Adult Material – Go Find Your Traffic Elsewhere
* And much more!

DomainSherpa Discussion: .XYZ Marketing, Sex.xxx Sells, What Sherpas Bought…

DomainSherpa Discussion: .XYZ Marketing, Sex.xxx Sells, What Sherpas Bought…

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

In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
* TRAFFIC West recap: was business done?
* Brokering horror story on a LL.ca
* .XYZ is top 4 new gTLDs with 38,160 registrations: smart marketing or working the system?
* Sex.xxx sale for $3M, Package of 40 .xxx for $5M: worth the price?
* Audience question: Since SnapNames is now under Web.com network as well as NetSol, does that mean SnapNames are better at grabbing NetSol-registered domains than NameJet?
* 101Domain strikes again: Berkens’ 234.99 pre-payment jumps to 35,760.00 for cool.vegas
* Page: The value of a great .com as it compares to, say, a basketball team like the Clippers
* Pre-ordering domain names is not a fool-proof process
* And much more!

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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: 50 Cent + .Club; DropCatch.com; .NYC; Numeric Domains; .Kiwi…

DomainSherpa Discussion: 50 Cent + .Club; DropCatch.com; .NYC; Numeric Domains; .Kiwi…

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

In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
* Rapper 50 Cent Uses 50InDa.Club, Rocks Launch Party in NY Next Week
* HugeDomains.com’s DropCatch.com Enters the Expired Domain Business
* .NYC Will Require 4th Contact as Resident in New York City
* Reader Question: Is DrugSideEffects.info Better Than MostCommonSideEffects.com?
* Are Numeric Domains a Bubble or is the Valuation Appropriate?
* European Courts of Justice Require Google to Delete Certain Results, Why?
* One of the Sherpas is Having a Birthday, Find out Who
* Surprising .Kiwi Sales Data
* And much more!

DomainSherpa Discussion: .Club, .Expert, .Cities; Domainers Call to Action…

DomainSherpa Discussion: .Club, .Expert, .Cities; Domainers Call to Action…

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

In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
* How many .Club domains were registered in their first day?
* Which is better? .Expert, .Guru or .Ninja?
* .Vegas, .NYC and .London start marketing. Is it enough?
* Rick Schwartz clarified the Domainers Call to Action published on RicksBlog.com
* NameCheap receives contract breach notice from ICANN. Does it matter?
* To trademark your domain names or not to trademark your domain names, that is the question.
* And more!

DomainSherpa Discussion: Dot Chinese Launch; LL.TLD Request; Registrar Requirements…

DomainSherpa Discussion: Dot Chinese Launch; LL.TLD Request; Registrar Requirements…

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

In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
* The Chinese IDNs for dot Chinese online .在线 and dot Chinese website .中文网 were quick out of the gate. Or are our expectations too low?
* Three registries are asking for two-letter domain names to be released by ICANN. Likely?
* Recap of actions taken by DomainNameSales.com and 101domain.com from last week. Are you satisfied?
* What do the Sherpas think of the priorities summarized by DomainNameWire.com’s annual survey with respect to registrar priorities?
* Wal-Mart partners with AutoInsurance.com. Would it have been possible with a brandable?
* Dropping high priced .TVs and buying the equivalent .COMs. Who’s doing it?
* And more!

Why You Can’t Afford to Miss TRAFFIC West May 28-31 With Rick Schwartz, Howard Neu

Why You Can’t Afford to Miss TRAFFIC West May 28-31 With Rick Schwartz, Howard Neu

Rick Schwartz and Howard Neu, the co-founders of the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. domain name industry conference, join Michael Cyger to discuss T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West taking place May 28th through May 31st in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Questions answered include:
* What can people expect if they attend the TRAFFIC West conference this year? (e.g., educational content, speed networking, live auction, “gTLD shootout”, “king com”, etc.)
* What is the differentiation of TRAFFIC West from the other domain name related conferences to attendees?
* Who are the “right people” to come to the TRAFFIC event?
* Many conferences include multiple tracks to target different attendee segments. Will you be doing that too? Why or why not?
* Who are the keynote speakers and how will their message impact attendees focused on domain name investing, startups and entrepreneurship?
* TRAFFIC always throws great parties. What can attendees expect this year?
* What do you say to people who are thinking of skipping TRAFFIC West to attend TRAFFIC East?

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