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NamesCon Domain Valuation Panel: What is My Domain Worth?

NamesCon Domain Valuation Panel: What is My Domain Worth?

Top global leaders in the domain name industry discuss domain valuation at NamesCon conference in January, 2019.

Panelists Dave Evanson of SEDO, Andrew Rosener of MediaOptions, and Joe Styler of GoDaddy, and even GoDaddy’s AI, appraise domains in real time.

Any domain name investor or company who plans to sell or acquire a domain in 2019 will benefit from today’s show.

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Off the Market Forever: The Increasing Dilemma of Domain Supply & Demand

Off the Market Forever: The Increasing Dilemma of Domain Supply & Demand

Domain name brokers Andrew Rosener and Chris Zuiker discuss a distinct tipping point in how end users understand domain values and how this is causing a shift in supply and demand, and therefore in domain values. Given their daily conversations with top global decision-makers at end user corporations and startups, they see the market is also maturing to the point of many end users understanding the value of quality domain names.

Hear how end-user perceptions of domain values are changing and the most common startup founders’ regrets they hear about – including how often an end user comes back to a broker wanting to acquire a domain they previously passed on!

Listening to End Users Pays Big – and is Expanding – with Jeff Sass of Names.Club

Listening to End Users Pays Big – and is Expanding – with Jeff Sass of Names.Club

On today’s show we examine what I believe is a historic development for the future of the domain industry. Jeff Sass joins us from Names.Club to discuss how their new financing model is impacting both domainers who want to invest and end users who want to pay for a domain, short term or long term, in a different fashion.

Hear how this endeavor is expanding after 2 years, how you can invest smarter or buy more efficiently, and future predictions on the domain market.

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

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 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 one domain that had always been out of their reach, the domain that their brand always referred to, ICE.

This multimillion dollar, three letter, one word .COM domain name went on the market for a matter of hours.

ICE, owner of the NYSE, had always dreamed of owning it. Multiple offers were already on the table. A domain broker knew who to call at ICE to ensure they acquired the domain of their dreams.

PLUS, utilizing an experienced domain name broker added value when it came to assuaging concerns with stock holders and the board!

Example Domain Lease Agreement – and Everything You Need to Know About Domain Name Leasing – with Zak Muscovitch

Example Domain Lease Agreement – and Everything You Need to Know About Domain Name Leasing – with Zak Muscovitch

Zak Muscovitch, pioneering domain name attorney, is speaking at NamesCon and once again, he is offering his domain name lease agreement template for free, right here! Download the template or listen to the full interview. Or both!

In this interview, you’ll learn why a lease may help you sell a domain name, what provisions should be included in a domain name lease, and how to protect yourself (from both the lessee and lessor perspectives).

The example domain name lease, with legal considerations – compliments of Zak Muscovitch – is included as an educational reference.

Domain Handicapping the 2019 NamesCon Auction

Domain Handicapping the 2019 NamesCon Auction

Two of the top global minds in domain name values handicap what is likely the best domain auction in history, the upcoming 2019 NamesCon Auction. Monte Cahn and Andrew Rosener review the domains and discuss what will sell, what you should keep an eye on, and some of how the auctions work behind the scenes.

Any domain name investor or company who plans to acquire a domain in 2019 will benefit from today’s show.

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.

Sherpa Founders Series: Pump Up on Entrepreneurship Tips – with Sol Orwell

Sherpa Founders Series: Pump Up on Entrepreneurship Tips – with Sol Orwell

Tim Ferris basically said he wants to be Sol Orwell. Sol was living the 4 hour work week before you read the book. Before you heard of the book. Hear how he does it. Hear how you can do it, too!

Every startup and entrepreneur who seeks more flexibility, more efficiency, and more success will benefit from today’s show!

Down the Domain & Crypto Rabbit Hole – with Bitcoin Developer Jimmy Song

Down the Domain & Crypto Rabbit Hole – with Bitcoin Developer Jimmy Song

Bitcoin insider Jimmy Song joins domain name expert Andrew Rosener to discuss crypto & domain names: their intersection/overlap. They discuss antifragility, scarsity, valuations, and more!

Plus, these 2 great minds exchange views on the DNS system, converting end users, and even serious crypto advocates’ dietary habits!

Where we see Crypto & Domains Today… and Tomorrow – with Charlie Shrem & Andrew Rosener

Where we see Crypto & Domains Today… and Tomorrow – with Charlie Shrem & Andrew Rosener

Bitcoin pioneer and superstar Charlie Shrem joins domain name expert Andrew Rosener to discuss crypto and domain names: their intersection and overlap. Listen to them discuss crypto chain transactions and the DNS system and security tokens with domain names.

Plus, these 2 visionaries dream about the future: the digital nomad lifestyle, how domains & crypto play into a future & ideology of an all-digital, decentralized world and possible shifts in global borders!

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