How a Domain Name Broker got ICE (owner of the NYSE) the Domain of their Dreams – with David Clements

“It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” But here’s a what you do need to know: top global corporations need to know who to know! Hear how a top global corporation’s relationship with a domain name broker got them the domain of their dreams, PLUS how his experience helped them position the announcement to stockholders.

This multimillion dollar, three letter, one word .COM domain name went on the market for a matter of hours. ICE, known also by their full name, the Intercontinental Exchange, who is also owner of the NYSE, had always dreamed of owning it. They had always used the brand “ICE” but never owned the domain before.

  • Within hours of being on the market, had already received multiple offers for acquisition. But one domain broker knew who to call at ICE to ensure they acquired the domain of their dreams.
  • As with many publicly traded entities, ICE had concerns about the actual announcement of the acquisition. However, as an experienced domain name broker, David had solutions for them, handling the announcement with finesse, adding value to ICE’s relationship with stockholders and board members alike.

Any corporation who doesn’t know why they need an ongoing open relationship with at least one domain name broker will benefit from today’s show.

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David Clements
David Clements
Founder & CEO of Domain Brokerage Firm, David Clements is uniquely positioned to match companies with domains for their brands. David is currently president & CEO of, one of the world's leading retailers of batteries and related mobile electronic accessories, and he previously acquired, built a business and exited there successfully in 2012.

Prior to, Clements co-founded, after purchasing it for $100,000, a drop-shipping company he later sold to

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4 Responses to “How a Domain Name Broker got ICE (owner of the NYSE) the Domain of their Dreams – with David Clements”

  1. Tess and Dave,

    This was an enjoyable and informative show. Thanks for your time and sharing your expertise. I’m really looking forward to the Namescon interview going live. WE ALL hope it is up soon.

    Thanks for continuing to bring us up to date domain industry insight from all the Sherpas,

    John Magavern

  2. Ravi says:

    Finally was able to listen to this episode….good one

    Last two episodes gave errors and can’t find any playable episodes on website either..

    No one responded to my feedback.. hoping to get those episodes..


    1. DomainSherpa says:

      Hi Ravi, last episode was a Facebook Live and then our producer is working to get us a version to go on the show. It’s something we’ve never done before but wanted to go live for the audience at NamesCon!

  3. Michael says:

    Great interview, Tess. Nice seeing you in Vegas at NamesCon. Too bad I missed you there, David! Greatly appreciate your insight on brokering domain names you’ve shared here.

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