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New Year, New Start! Tracking Your Domain Inventory & ROI – with Mark Levine

New Year, New Start! Tracking Your Domain Inventory & ROI – with Mark Levine

Serial entrepreneur Mark Levine shows us how he organizes his domain portfolio and tracks his domain name sales. In under a day, you can do it, too! He discusses the numbers and the tracking of his average acquisition costs, average sales prices, and more.

Average investors who are ready to start the new year with new habits will benefit from today’s show.

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Category Killer ccTLD Acquisition to 7 Figure Business in 2 1/2 Years – with Adrian McKeown

Category Killer ccTLD Acquisition to 7 Figure Business in 2 1/2 Years – with Adrian McKeown

When entrepreneur Adrian McKeown started a new online makeup business, his prior knowledge of domain values lead him to acquire category killer ccTLD Makeup.co.nz. In just 2 1/2 years, it’s grown to annual sales of 7 figures. Learn how the credibility of having the EMD category killer lead to key business opportunities. He discusses why he’s not switching from the exact match domain to a more brandable domain name, which is especially unusual in the highly branded makeup market, but he shares how his understanding of this particular niche informed his domain strategy and branding strategy.

Investors and entrepreneurs who incorporate domains into brand strategy will benefit from today’s show.

Laying the Foundation: Define your Identity as an Entrepreneur & as a Business

Laying the Foundation: Define your Identity as an Entrepreneur & as a Business

Why & how to define your identity as an entrepreneur and a business before building strategy and brand identity:

Harvard Business Review states entrepreneurs & companies with strong identities outperform their competitors by 25%.

Take the time to develop identity and get the edge over your competition!

Two Strategies for Buying Aftermarket Domains – with Josh Eisenhower & Drew Rosener

Two Strategies for Buying Aftermarket Domains – with Josh Eisenhower & Drew Rosener

Got strategy? Two experts walk us through their very different strategies for choosing which aftermarket domains to bid on, and how much to bid.

We check out live auctions and discuss real scenarios.

All buyers who are in need of a strategy or revamping their strategy will benefit from today’s show.

Analyzing the Domain Names of 2018 Unicorns – with Michael Cyger

Analyzing the Domain Names of 2018 Unicorns – with Michael Cyger

Today’s Sherpa, Michael Cyger, analyzes the domain name choices of 16 unicorn startups from 2018.

Learn from their successes.

Why I Invested 6 Figures in my Startup’s Domain – with Erik Bergman

Why I Invested 6 Figures in my Startup’s Domain – with Erik Bergman

Watch two competing bidders from a 6 figure domain auction meet, discussing the auction process for each of them. Hear the full details of a startup’s domain name search process and 6 figure domain investment from Erik Bergman, serial entrepreneur and founder of Great.com.

Understanding Domains As SEO & Marketing Tools – with Rand Fishkin

Understanding Domains As SEO & Marketing Tools – with Rand Fishkin

Rand Fishkin, founder of Moz.com and SparkToro.com, and one of the top 5 SEO experts in the world, explains the value of domains as marketing tools.

We discuss EMDs and SEO today, SEO for new gTLDs, how to deal with blacklists or shadow banning, and how voice and mobile search may affect domain name values.

All buyers trying to discern the true marketing or SEO value of domain names will benefit from watching this show.

Liquid Domain Name Market Report 1st Quarter 2018

Liquid Domain Name Market Report 1st Quarter 2018

Get insights from Ivan Rasskazov and Giuseppe Graziano, authors of the quarterly “State of the Market” industry report on liquid domain names.

Learn more about investing in liquid domains.

Or, hear the vocabulary and empirical data to explain domain names as an asset class.

Plus, see the ONLY statistics available about private domain name sales (that will NEVER otherwise be made public)!

GDPR, the end of the WhoIs & what this means to you – with Attorneys Stevan Lieberman, Ari Goldberger & Jason Schaeffer

GDPR, the end of the WhoIs & what this means to you – with Attorneys Stevan Lieberman, Ari Goldberger & Jason Schaeffer

With GDPR on May 25, you can expect to lose access to WhoIs data as we know it and begin many months of “growing pains” as the domain industry scrambles to figure out how to comply with GDPR.

If you’re invested in domain names & want to lower your risks or understand strategies for the future, pay attention to these 3 experienced domain name attorneys!

Learn from:
• Stevan Lieberman of Greenberg & Lieberman
• Ari Goldberger of ESQwire.com
• Jason Schaeffer of ESQwire.com

Vacation.Rentals acquisition highlights its plans to disrupt an industry – With Mike Kugler & Brooke Hernandez

Vacation.Rentals acquisition highlights its plans to disrupt an industry – With Mike Kugler & Brooke Hernandez

If you’re an entrepreneur who plans to disrupt an industry- or you want to learn to become one- spend some time listening to the out-of-the-box thinking of resort industry veteran Mike Kugler. Mike’s company, Vacarent, LLC recently acquired the Vacation.Rentals premium gTLD, purposely paying the most ever for a public gTLD acquisition.

Entrepreneurs like this who surprise and confuse us are often visionary thinkers. We don’t need to do the exact same thing, but we can definitely benefit from learning about Mike’s perspective and seeing where to apply that in both our domain name search and entrepreneurial endeavors.

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