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STOP Calling Domains Real Estate – with Chris Zuiker

STOP Calling Domains Real Estate – with Chris Zuiker

STOP calling domains real estate. It diminishes value by failing to create an emotional connection, which is the goal of any good brand. That’s the message from today’s Sherpa, Chris Zuiker.

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

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Understanding Domains As SEO & Marketing Tools – with Rand Fishkin

Understanding Domains As SEO & Marketing Tools – with Rand Fishkin

We’re re-airing our popular interview with Rand Fishkin, founder of Moz.com and SparkToro.com, and one of the top 5 SEO experts in the world. Rand 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.

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.

The Intersection of Blockchain & Domain Names – with Chad Folkening

The Intersection of Blockchain & Domain Names – with Chad Folkening

Today’s Sherpa, Chad Folkening, describes specific and visionary ways in which domain name investors can strategize and understand blockchain in the context of the domain ecosystem.

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)!

7 Dimensions that Domain Names Impact A Brand – with Chris Zuiker

7 Dimensions that Domain Names Impact A Brand – with Chris Zuiker

If you don’t understand specifically how domain names impact brand values, you limit your ability to sell your domain names, to invest wisely, or on the other end, to maximize your brand’s potential.

Today’s Sherpa, Chris Zuiker, describes 7 specific ways in which domain names impact brand value.

All investors and entrepreneurs who are looking to understand the intersection of domain name and brand values should watch this show.

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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