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Thoughts on GoDaddy’s Acquisition of Brandsight & UniRegistry- with Jeff Gabriel

Thoughts on GoDaddy’s Acquisition of Brandsight & UniRegistry- with Jeff Gabriel

Jeff Gabriel, who recently co-founded brokerage firm Saw.com after departing from UniRegistry last August, discusses GoDaddy’s recent acquisition of Frank Schilling’s domain portfolio, UniRegistry and corporate domain management firm Brandsight. He shares his insights, thoughts on possible product changes, and what this means to the domain industry. 

The conversation focuses on the 350k+ domains coming to market, thoughts on GoDaddy’s strategy with domain investors & corporate brand management, and what UniRegistry products may change.

Domain brokers, investors and corporate brand managers will benefit from today’s show!

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Domain Handicapping the 2020 NamesCon Auction

Domain Handicapping the 2020 NamesCon Auction

Three of the top global minds in domain name values handicap the upcoming 2020 NamesCon Auction. Monte Cahn, Joe Styler & 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. With GoDaddy as the new backend provider, we address all your questions!

Plus, download the updated, workable spreadsheet of all domains at auction here!

Any domain name investor or company who plans to acquire a domain in 2020 will benefit from today’s show.

Bidding List for NamesCon Auction – and Everything Else You Need to Know

Bidding List for NamesCon Auction – and Everything Else You Need to Know

Download this workable spreadsheet for domain names at auction for NamesCon 2020, plus check out the ultimate help doc with everything you need to know about submitting, prebidding, bidding, and more!

Domain Economic Forum: A Reflection of an Evolving Market – with Soeren von Varchmin

Domain Economic Forum: A Reflection of an Evolving Market – with Soeren von Varchmin

Why it’s time to level up NOW: there is a distinct sense of urgency as the domain market is at a tipping point for expansion. Soeren and Andrew Roesner discuss insights, thoughts on the future, and how that will be incorporated into the newly launched Domain Economic Forum at NamesCon.

The conversation focuses on transparency & data, startups, growth shifts & sales.

Plus we discuss how GoDaddy is the new backend provider for the domain auction, and how that will be a game changer!

Liquid Domain Name Market Report Q3 2019

Liquid Domain Name Market Report Q3 2019

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)!

Behind the Scenes with Escrow.com: Historic Fashion.com Auction & Q3 Domain Investment Index

Behind the Scenes with Escrow.com: Historic Fashion.com Auction & Q3 Domain Investment Index

Escrow.com’s General Manager Jackson Elsegood joins us to discuss behind the scenes insights to Escrow.com’s participation in the historic auction of Fashion.com. Plus, we review Escrow’s Q3 Domain Investment Index to better understand today’s domain market.

Doron Vermaat on Growing Efty To 900K Domains & What We can Learn to Sell More Domains Ourselves

Doron Vermaat on Growing Efty To 900K Domains & What We can Learn to Sell More Domains Ourselves

Doron Vermaat, co-founder of Efty.com, the unique commission-free domain name sales and portfolio management platform, joins us to discuss his insights into the industry.

A Year of Profitable Flips without NDAs – with Braden Pollock

A Year of Profitable Flips without NDAs – with Braden Pollock

Braden Pollock, as a legal marketing expert and a domain investor, shares a year’s worth of profitable flips without NDAs.

Since most larger domain transactions are under NDA, it’s unique to receive one perspective on a  single portfolio’s sales over a year.

Profitable Flip: Crypto Domain with Logan Flatt

Profitable Flip: Crypto Domain with Logan Flatt

Strategic online marketing consultant Logan Flatt joins us to share a profitable flip with a crypto domain, CryptoCPA.com. He meticulously charts the domain history even including initial registration, expiration and complete drop back to the registry for over two years before another new registration.

Learn why he saw value, how he calculated and adjusted asking prices, and even hear how he tracks asking price and offers versus crypto value at each time.

Plus, get all the details leading up to the final sale!

GoDaddy’s Aftermarket Approach: Normalizing Premium Domain Acquisitions

GoDaddy’s Aftermarket Approach: Normalizing Premium Domain Acquisitions

GoDaddy has amassed a significant premium domain name portfolio over the past years via several valuable portfolio acquisitions, and in their next strategic step, GoDaddy created a new position, Senior Premium Domain Name Consultant, with Jebidiah Burnett filling the consultative sales role with his tremendous expertise.

Given the rising tide of the domain industry and the tipping point we’ve been discussing in end user education on domain name values, this is a statement for the entire ecosystem.

With Andrew Rosener joining us, we also discuss insights on the market in general and trends & feedback these two brokers are receiving from their daily interactions with premium domain buyers.

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