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Emoji Domains – ROI, Tech Updates & More – with Matan Israeli

Emoji Domains – ROI, Tech Updates & More – with Matan Israeli

Hear how Matan Israeli discovered a technical niche in emoji domains, how they work, his ROI, sales strategy and more.

If you’re searching to find your niche, Matan’s thought process and insights will inspire you to think differently! And if you are curious about emoji domain usage, languages in technology, or investing in emoji domains, you will benefit from today’s show!

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How I Built Steady $15-20k/mo Net Income – with Josh Reason

How I Built Steady $15-20k/mo Net Income – with Josh Reason

Hear how Josh Reason built his domain investment portfolio & ROI strategy over the past 5 years from newcomer to steady $15-20k/mo income. Josh includes real examples and 2 profitable flips from last month.

Hear the tools he’s used, his experience both as full time and part time domain investor, and his adjustments to his strategies. Every new domain investor – and every experienced one looking out for the next up-and-comer – will want to watch today’s show!

ICA Webinar: Registry Agreements, UDRP reform, Price Increases & more!

ICA Webinar: Registry Agreements, UDRP reform, Price Increases & more!

The Internet Commerce Association (ICA), a trade organization advocating for the rights and interests of domain name owners and related service providers, shares its first pubic members webinar, discussing Registry Agreements, UDRP reform, Price Increases & more!

Anyone invested in domain names whatsoever should be aware of the ICA’s work. For domain investors, it’s vital to stay informed on current Registry Agreements, progress in UDRP reform, and what Price Increases truly mean to the internet.

Growing a Profitable B2B in an Emerging Market: Ganjapreneur.com Case Study

Growing a Profitable B2B in an Emerging Market: Ganjapreneur.com Case Study

In today’s episode we discuss a successful, profitable B2B company built in an emerging market, the cannabis market. Whether you have any interest in this particular vertical or not, cofounders Noel Abbot & Drew Rosener have taken a classic blueprint for startups in emerging markets and applied it brilliantly to this one. As the cannabis industry is now turning the corner as a serious and viable vertical, Ganjapreneur.com is years ahead of the curve!

Hear these serial entrepreneurs’ thoughts on capitalizing in an industry that exclusively utilizes digital media, trust, brand consistency, and the enterprise value their domain name has brought their business.

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.

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.

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