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If you spend more than you make with your domain names, you’re doing it wrong. This category helps you figure out how best to monetize your domain name portfolio, whether it be parking, lead generation, ecommerce, blogging or some other form of full website development.

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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!

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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.

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.

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!

Category Killer ccTLD Acquisition to 7 Figure Business in 2 1/2 Years – with Adrian McKeown

Category Killer ccTLD Acquisition to 7 Figure Business in 2 1/2 Years – with Adrian McKeown

When entrepreneur Adrian McKeown started a new online makeup business, his prior knowledge of domain values lead him to acquire category killer ccTLD Makeup.co.nz. In just 2 1/2 years, it’s grown to annual sales of 7 figures. Learn how the credibility of having the EMD category killer lead to key business opportunities. He discusses why he’s not switching from the exact match domain to a more brandable domain name, which is especially unusual in the highly branded makeup market, but he shares how his understanding of this particular niche informed his domain strategy and branding strategy.

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

PX.com: From Parallel Brand to Rebranding – With Frans van Hulle

PX.com: From Parallel Brand to Rebranding – With Frans van Hulle

The CEO of a global organization discusses why they acquired a 2 letter .COM, ran it as a parallel brand, and are now rebranding to PX.com. Frans van Hulle calls the 2 letter the holy grail that stands on its own TWO feet. (haha)

We discuss the advantage he’s seen with a 2 letter .COM and the tangible impact in enterprise value that a 2 letter .COM brings to an organization like theirs.

The Quickest Path to $60M/month: Buy Business, Add Exact-Match Domain – With John Rampton

The Quickest Path to $60M/month: Buy Business, Add Exact-Match Domain – With John Rampton

What do you get when you combine a killer, three-character exact-match domain name with the assets of a software-as-a-service invoicing provider?

A quick path to generating revenue.

That’s what today’s Sherpa did, combining a $130,000 domain name with a $20,000 asset purchase. And they were up and running, with some customers saying the brand is so familiar they think they’ve used them in the past.

One year into operations, Due.com is processing about $60 million per month in transactions. Here’s how it happened.

Conquering the $15 Billion North America Battery Market with a Killer Exact-Match Domain, Batteries.com – With David Clements

Conquering the $15 Billion North America Battery Market with a Killer Exact-Match Domain, Batteries.com – With David Clements

Should you buy a killer, exact-match domain name and build a business?

Or should you stick to the business of investing in domain names?

If you want to know what goes into running a business—with employees, inventory, shipping/receiving and customer service—this is the show to watch.

And what better exact-match domain name to take on the $15 billion North America ($62 billion worldwide) battery market than Batteries.com.

Does Domain Name Parking Still Work Today?

Does Domain Name Parking Still Work Today?

This week includes a double dose of DomainSherpa!

In this excerpt of DNAcademy office hours, Michael Cyger walks students through two questions:

1. Does domain name parking still work today?

2. What types of domain names produce revenue with domain name parking?

Michael Cyger’s Pitchfest Presentation About Resolution Club

Michael Cyger’s Pitchfest Presentation About Resolution Club

On Saturday I presented at the Domain Startup Summit Pitchfest competition.

I’d appreciate your input on my business idea, Resolution Club, an application that uses your social media network to help you build a healthy habit, break an unhealthy one, or do something to make the world a better place.

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