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DomainSherpa – Down The Rabbit Hole – April 9, 2021: Way Down In The Hole

DomainSherpa – Down The Rabbit Hole – April 9, 2021: Way Down In The Hole

As we say on DomainSherpa – all roads lead to domains. And in the reverse, domains lead us into different areas all the time and “down the rabbit hole” for those topics. This show, hosted by JT, Drew & Yoni, is where we discuss wide variety of subjects – plenty of talk about domains, crypto, NFTs, and other digital assets, and a bunch of other stuff as well.

So jump down the rabbit hole with us!

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DomainSherpa Digital Fortune – Mar 24, 2021: Evergreen Content w/ Jen Sale

DomainSherpa Digital Fortune – Mar 24, 2021: Evergreen Content w/ Jen Sale

Josh Reason is a successful domain investor and entrepreneur with an fantastic podcast on domain names and digital entrepreneurship – Digital Fortune. Josh recently joined the DomainSherpa roster and this is the first episode of Digital Fortune airing on the DomainSherpa Network! Josh is joined on this episode by Jen Sale of Evergreen (NOT related to the ship), and they discuss a ton interesting topics related to domain names and other digital assets.

Be sure to tune in!

DomainSherpa Clubhouse – Mar 22, 2021: Current Events in the Domain Space; Cold.com vs. Wall.com

DomainSherpa Clubhouse – Mar 22, 2021: Current Events in the Domain Space; Cold.com vs. Wall.com

We take DomainSherpa to Clubhouse to catch up with the crew about recent events in the domain name and digital asset space! JT and Drew are joined by Chris Zuiker, Josh Reason, Braden Pollock, Ammar Kubba, and Michael Cyger, as well as some members of the audience.

Be sure to tune in!

Chinese Numeric and Acronym Boom or Bubble?

Chinese Numeric and Acronym Boom or Bubble?

In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
• Are we experiencing too much growth in too fast a time period?
• Is this type of growth sustainable?
• Is this a domain name bubble that’s going to pop?
• Should you stay clear of this investment?
• And much more!

We discuss these questions and more with Sherpas Andrew Rosener, Frank Schilling and Shane Cultra.

WordPress Bad Faith?; Nat Cohen Takes Frivolous UDRP to Court & Wins; Sherpas’ Oldest Domains; How to Value 400+ Domains

WordPress Bad Faith?; Nat Cohen Takes Frivolous UDRP to Court & Wins; Sherpas’ Oldest Domains; How to Value 400+ Domains

In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
• WordPress buys Thesis.com in bad faith but wins UDRP on technicality, or was it?
• Domain Name investor rights are buoyed by a recent UDRP ruling — find out why.
• Fake website Bloomberg.market taken down by Rightside registry — bad precedent?
• Nat Cohen’s Telepathy teaches a reverse domain name hijacker a lesson in court and walks away with a settlement.
• Reader question: What are the Sherpas oldest domain names?
• Reader question: How should a newbie appraise and price 400 domain names for listing on buy-it-now marketplaces?
• Reader question: Which is better two word .co or .xyz or two word with a hyphen in .com?
• And much more!

Berkens’ .Rocks $8k Sale; Rude to Ask Income?; New G Data Points or Trend?; Sedo.com Overcharges

Berkens’ .Rocks $8k Sale; Rude to Ask Income?; New G Data Points or Trend?; Sedo.com Overcharges

In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
• Berkens sold Moon.Rocks for $8k — a real investor-to-end user sale! We hear the details.a
• Autism.Rocks sells with an initial offer of $100k – something seems fishy.
• Sedo.com charges the seller of Autism.Rocks 15% when it should have been 3%.
• Is the recent spate of new gTLD sales a trend or outliers? The Sherpas sound off.
• Why is ICANN trying to remove privacy protection on whois records for ecommerce companies?
• Reader question: is it rude to ask a domain name investor how much they earn?
• Reader question: How to start a domain name leasing business?
• Reader question: Are selling brandables bad faith when you know there’s a company that can benefit from it?
• And much more!

Berkens’ $1k->$50k Flip; First Names as Investment; .XYZ Plummet?; Brands vs. Keywords

Berkens’ $1k->$50k Flip; First Names as Investment; .XYZ Plummet?; Brands vs. Keywords

In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
• Berkens flipped a $1,111 domain for $50,000 in less than 60 days, learn how!
• Are first names, like Linda.com or Frank.com, good investments?
• How to stop spammers from contacting end users for domains at auction?
• .XYZ numbers are starting to decrease…it is plummeting?
• Which is better, Aarons.com or FurnitureRental.com? The brand vs. keyword debate.
•Is ICANN in trouble and should the transition even happen?
•And much more!

How to Invest $10K; Unresponsive Sellers; Reject $10K for $50K Offer; Going .Green; Deflategate.com

How to Invest $10K; Unresponsive Sellers; Reject $10K for $50K Offer; Going .Green; Deflategate.com

In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
• How to invest $10K if beginning investing today: ten $1K domains or one $10K domain?
• After negotiating, seller goes unresponsive. What are your options now?
• When is a bird in the hand worth ($10K offer today) two in the bush ($50K in years), and how do you get the courage to reject a good offer?
• General Motors goes .Green. Is it more work, or a wise PR move?
• RandPaul.com sells for $100,980. “Ransom check” or smart political marketing move?
• And much more!

Massive Volume .Mobi; Tracking Elusive Registrants; IDN Value; Shameless.Sucks; .Video Vs. .TV

Massive Volume .Mobi; Tracking Elusive Registrants; IDN Value; Shameless.Sucks; .Video Vs. .TV

In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
• A massive search volume word but in .MOBI – worth the hand registration?
• How to find the elusive registrant with either bad or fake information
• IDN.com or IDN.IDN, do they have any value today?
• Shameless.Sucks shows up at INTA with condoms and an insulting billboard
• Which new gTLDs the Sherpas WON’T be renewing in the upcoming year
• How today’s new gTLD launch of .Video compares to the established ccTLD .TV
• And much more!

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

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

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?
• NeverLikedItAnyway.com – 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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