Negotiating Hand-Registered Names; GoDaddy’s 200K Domain Portfolio; 2-Word .NETs Value; Exact Match Domains…

DomainSherpa Discussion with Michael Cyger, Andrew Allemann, Michael Berkens and Page HoweWe’re joined by three Domain Sherpas: Andrew Allemann, Michael Berkens and Page Howe.

This is the show where we discuss industry and Internet news, what the news means to you, and questions from the audience.

In this DomainSherpa Discussion:

  • Negotiating a hand-registered domain name
  • What to do when a hot purchase inquiry has gone cold?
  • Is there value in two-word .NET domain names with high search volume?
  • Are exact match domain names out of favor and will they ever rise in value again?
  • Making brandable domains out of exact match keywords
  • How should new domain name investors start-out in investing today?
  • – worthy of winning Verisign’s Internet Contest?
  • What GoDaddy’s $28.1MM purchase of Marchex’s portfolio means to you as an investor
  • And much more!

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26 Responses to “Negotiating Hand-Registered Names; GoDaddy’s 200K Domain Portfolio; 2-Word .NETs Value; Exact Match Domains…”

  1. Eric Jenkins says:

    Great show guys!!!!

  2. Surya Giri says:

    Thank you Michael, Mike, Andrew and Page. Another great show again. About exact match domains, SEO still said the words in URLs are more important than in contents, even words in URLs are able to made by subdomains and from Title of the posts too.

  3. Meer says:

    Thank you everyone for this very informative show!
    I’m a fan of Domainsherpa!

  4. Xavier Lemay says:

    Great show!
    I want to ask the Sherpas a question about IDN domains.

    For example, The domain name よう.com witch mean “You” in Japanese is getting some direct typing traffic.

    Is there a market for and / or .idns?

    1. Xavier Lemay says:

      Thank you all for the hard work!


      1. Question noted. Thanks, Xavier.

  5. Craig G says:

    I wanted to reach out and thank Michael Cyger, Michael Berkens, Andrew Allemann & Page Howe. Not only for answering my questions in today’s interview, but your time, support and knowledge helping others. Michael, thank you for creating such a great platform/resource for people like myself getting a lot more serious in domain investing. You do an outstanding job. You even have taken time out of your day to reply back to my emails with answers and/or resources I can use. You’ve been a big help.

    I look forward to the day that my skills and portfolio are strong enough to join your team and return the favor.

    Thank you,

    Craig G

    1. Thanks for watching and commenting, Craig. Much appreciated.

  6. John Harrison says:

    Hi Mike and Sherpas

    Thanks again for taking the time to discuss the industry. Thanks for asking my question Mike and for the sherpas detailed thoughts.

    What strikes me is that the line between an exact match and a brandable is very fine, at least in my mind. Not sure I can fully distinguish between the two fully.

    Like one of the other commenters I too have way over priced a domain. I often reach out to a potential buyer, get an email asking ‘how much’ then ask for way too much forgetting that it cost me $8 to register….then a few days later (too impatient) I drastically drop my price and get no response. oops

    1. :) Happens to all of us.

      Thanks for watching and commenting, John.

      The difference between a valuable domain name and one that is not valuable can be a single letter or dash. I don’t think it’s a very fine difference. What question do you have?

  7. Ruben says:

    Great topics!!

    1. Glad you liked them, Ruben. What was your favorite topic of discussion and why? I’d love to hear why you liked the Discussion, so we can target that for future shows.

  8. Noor Manji says:

    great show again, good to hear Mike Berken’s comment on the quality of the new names at verisign contest, I have about 8 names there now.

    thank you all, Mike, Andrew, Page and Mike.


    1. Thanks, Noor. Good luck in the competition!

  9. Clayton says:

    Thanks for a wonderful, informative show once again.

    1. Glad to hear it was educational for you, Clayton. Thanks for watching!

  10. don says:

    I am getting sea sick of page’s moving camera.

    1. Feedback noted. Thanks for watching, Don.

  11. Anthony says:

    Thanks for another awesome discussion guys! I always learn a lot!!

    1. Thanks, Anthony. Glad you liked it.

  12. Lori Pope says:

    I appreciate the show and look forward to it, but It is very frustrating trying to watch when there is poor outdoor connection with lots of noise etc. like Page’s today.

    1. Thanks for watching and posting a comment, Lori. Feedback noted. We’ll work to make sure we have good sound going forward.

  13. Tom Durby says:

    Fantastic show and discussion. Thanks to all Sherpas!

  14. Anthony says:

    I am looking forward to this discussion! Thanks Mike!

    1. Thanks, Anthony. Hope you enjoyed it and found it beneficial.

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