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NameJet Private Auctions: What You Need to Know – With Matt Overman

NameJet Private Auctions: What You Need to Know – With Matt Overman

Anyone who buys expiring domain names knows that there are three major auction sites on the Internet. But of the three, NameJet.com is the one that seems to get fantastic domain names on the most regular basis.
 
In this interview, NameJet General Manager Matt Overman walks us through how private auctions work and describes how you can take advantage of them too.

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What to Expect in the Domain Name Industry in 2013 – With Ron Jackson

What to Expect in the Domain Name Industry in 2013 – With Ron Jackson

For the past decade on DNJournal.com, Ron Jackson has tracked, analyzed and presented the most comprehensive and accurate collection of domain name sales data.
 
In this interview, Jackson both reviews trends of the past decade and looks ahead to the events of 2013 (e.g., the release of new gTLDs) that will affect future trends.

Magic Castle, Galactic Spaceship and Webfest Global – With Aaron Kvitek

Magic Castle, Galactic Spaceship and Webfest Global – With Aaron Kvitek

WebFest Global, the newly rebranded DomainFest, is coming to Santa Monica, California, in February 2013. It will have educational presentations ranging from SEO and mobile websites to affiliate marketing and new gTLDs.
 
In the domaining world, as for most industries, professional networks matter. So making contacts and building relationships at educational events is just as important as the technical learning. That is why WebFest will be hosting three parties: at a local promenade, under the wing of the Space Shuttle Endeavour, and at the Magic Castle nightclub. Three parties you do not want to miss.

How the Largest Website Marketplace Can Help Sell Domain Names – With Dave Slutzkin

How the Largest Website Marketplace Can Help Sell Domain Names – With Dave Slutzkin

Flippa.com, the largest website marketplace in the world, is offering domain name owners a unique opportunity to sell domain names.

Dave Slutzkin, the CEO of Flippa, helps listeners understand how domain name owners can benefit from selling domain names on Flippa and what advantages it provides.

Above.com’s New Domain Investor Platform (Parking, Registrar and Marketplace) – With Victor Pitts

Above.com’s New Domain Investor Platform (Parking, Registrar and Marketplace) – With Victor Pitts

Domain name parking is necessary for anyone who owns hundreds or thousands of domain names. There is no other scalable way to try to generate revenue from that many domains – developing websites for a large domain portfolio is simply not practical.

But which domain name parking platform is best for your domain names? Today’s guest might just have the answer you’ve been looking for.

How 3 Friends Bootstrapped and Profitably Built ParkingCrew.com and DNTX.com for Themselves and Their Customers – With Nico Zeifang

How 3 Friends Bootstrapped and Profitably Built ParkingCrew.com and DNTX.com for Themselves and Their Customers – With Nico Zeifang

Previous domain sherpa Warrick Mulder, who focuses his strategy on South Africa top-level domains, shared how he used ParkingCrew.com to increase his parking revenue from $100 to $2,000+ per month.

In this interview, Nico Zeifang, the CEO of ParkingCrew.com, shares how Zeifant and co-founders built their company, how they maximize revenue potential for themselves and their customers, and where they’re heading in the future to ensure top payouts.

How to Resolve Multiple Applications for the Same gTLD – with Monte Cahn

How to Resolve Multiple Applications for the Same gTLD – with Monte Cahn

Uncertainty associated with the process of applying for new gTLDs is frustrating, even more so when multiple applicants are vying for the same gTLD, and unfortunately that ambiguity continues to be commonplace.

But Monte Cahn and partner Michael Berkens have devised ways to reduce the uncertainty in the new gTLD application process for the 145 applicants who have 755 competing applications.

In addition, watch this interview to learn about the process and how you – as a domain name investor or online entrepreneur – can be ready to take advantage of the new gTLDs before they become available to the public.

Becoming the Landlord of Your Domain Names – With Rick Schwartz

Becoming the Landlord of Your Domain Names – With Rick Schwartz

Through leasing, Rick Schwartz is now making $3,000 per month on domains names that were previously generating only $3 to $30 per month in parking.

You can take advantage of Schwartz’s 16+ years of domain name negotiations and leasing expertise by learning from or partnering with him on your category defining domain names.

Watch this interview to learn all the details.

Zappy’s Proven Process to Extract Maximum Value from Domain Names – With Michael Zapolin

Zappy’s Proven Process to Extract Maximum Value from Domain Names – With Michael Zapolin

Michael “Zappy” Zapolin has a track record of notable online business successes. Among them are purchasing Beer.com for $80,000 and Diamond.com for $300,000 – and then later selling each for $7+ million.

In this master class-like interview, Zappy walks us through his methodology for building maximum value in premium, generic, category-killer domain names though his technique of “just enough” development and marketing.

WordPress Vanity Email Plugin Provides New Path to Domain Name Revenue – With Ian Clark

WordPress Vanity Email Plugin Provides New Path to Domain Name Revenue – With Ian Clark

Entrepreneurs can monetize a domain name in many ways: cash parking, affiliate links, ecommerce, advertising, even lead generation.

In this interview learn about an easy new way to generate revenue – by using a WordPress plugin to sell email addresses on a domain name.

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