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Happy New Year and Welcome Back, Sherpa Network! We’re kicking things off with our beloved DomainSherpa Review! This is the show where we get into the minds of successful domain name investors – people we call Sherpas – and talk about the value of specific domain names. By listening to the Sherpas, we expand our thought process so we can become more successful investors ourselves.

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Andrew Rosener
Andrew Rosener
Andrew Rosener is the CEO of the industry-leading domain name broker Media Options.

Andrew is widely considered a thought leader and expert on domain name value & methodology as well as domain name sales & acquisitions. With 20 years experience with domain names, Andrew has leveraged his knowledge and expertise to make MediaOptions the go-to domain name firm for startup & company domain acquisitions as well as high value domain name sales.

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Kimberly Darwin
Kimberly Darwin
Kimberly Darwin is a Corporate Accounts Executive with 101Domain.

With 20 years of experience in brand management and domain name strategy for high-profile personalities and Fortune 500 organizations, Kimberly's skills include brand monitoring, discreet reputation management, global expansion strategy, and anonymous acquisitions.

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Shane Cultra
Shane Cultra
Shane Cultra is a domain name investor and owner of the popular domain name blog,

Cultra is also a fifth generation owner of Country Arbors Nursery based in Urbana, Illinois, and has been a member of the PBS television show Mid American Gardener for more than 10 years, in addition to being a part of various gardening segments on CBS and ABC.

Shane also recently launched two new businesses, and, leveraging his online expertise with his love of nature and business acumen to create two exciting new ventures that are sure to be successful.

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TESS DIAZ: Hey Sherpa Network! Thank you so much for joining us today. I’m Tess Diaz, Executive Producer of, and this is the DomainSherpa Review. This is the show where we get into the minds of successful domain name investors, using real examples, so we can learn strategies and tactics to become better investors.

We have 3 segments of the Review. We’ll start off learning what the Sherpas recently bought or sold. Next, we’ll discuss in value an investor-submitted domain name portfolio, and finally we’ll preview some domains going to auction soon at, and whether the Sherpas think they’re good investment opportunities for you.

Joining us today on the DomainSherpa Review are your Sherpas and industry thought-leaders, um, I’d like to do in order from left to right, but I’m not sure, but I think our viewers are pretty smart. So, we have Andrew Rosener, CEO of the domain name brokerage firm and CEO of, the leading B2B magazing serving the cannabis industry. Shane Cultra, publisher of the blog and owner of the Country Arbors Nursery in Illinois. And joining us for the first time, it’s my pleasure to introduce my long time colleague and dear friend Kimberly Darwin, Corporate Account Executive with 101Domain. With 20 years’ experience in brand management plus domain name strategy for high profile personalities and Fortune 500 Organizations, Kimberly’s strongest skillsets include brand monitoring, discreet reputation management, global expansion strategy and anonymous acquisitions. So, thank you each of you for being here. Happy new year!

KIMBERLY DARWIN: Happy new year.

SHANE CULTRA: Happy new year.

ANDREW ROSENER: Great to be back.

SC: Had to dust off the visor, it’s been a while!

TD: I’m glad you brought your signature visor, Shane. And Drew, your sunglasses, are you gonna bust them out?

AR: No, no, no sunglasses for today. You know, this is – today is the introductory- that’s not the right word- episode since Media Options acquired DomainSherpa, and so I think that’s worth noting. And we’re really excited to be back and hope to – we hope Tess, not me- is going to keep bringing you exciting and worthwhile content, and that we can continue the legacy that Michael Cyger started.

TD: Well, I spent a fantastic couple days with Michael in Bainbridge Island, and certainly he’s passed over his precious baby to me, and I think we are going to rock and roll. So, so let’s get started if you’re ready, you want to?

AR: Let’s do it.

TD: Okay! Today’s show is sponsored by some awesome domain name industry providers, I’m going to tell you more about during the show. They include, Greenburg & Lieberman, ESQWire Legal Services, NameJet and more. But before I tell you about them, we’re going to kick it off with a segment called, “What’s New Sherpas?” where the Sherpas get to share one purchase or sale that they made over the past few weeks. We get to learn what they paid or received for the domain, why they thought it was a good deal, and how the negotiation progressed. I’m going to lead the Sherpas through the questions, and the other Sherpas then get to comment during the process as well. This segment, we’ll go Shane then Drew then Kimberly. Shane, what’s one domain that you’ve personally bought or sold, or your company bought in the past couple weeks? Tell us the domain name and not the price yet.

SC: Ok, I bought, and Drew kind of heard about it, I bought It’s one of my names, being in the green good industry. It fits where I- what I – do.

TD: Being in the what industry, did you say?

SC: The nursery industry, I grow and propagate plants for a living, so it’s uh- it’s- you’ll see most of my names are names that I purchase that have to do with the green industry, but they never get sold to anybody in that industry.

AR: Yeah.

SC: Well, I saw that one at auction and I was – I jumped on it.

TD: Interesting.

AR: That one most likely will go to the cannabis industry.

SC: Yeah, it’ll go into a green industry, probably not petunias, that’ll be my guess.

TD: That caught my ear, I’ve never heard of your kind of gardening called the green industry.

SC: Oh, you can tell you’ve been hanging with Drew too long. We were 300 years ahead of your green industry.

TD: Ok, ok, so propagation, I’ve also never heard the term as a gardening term, and I think that’s really something really neat about domain names, is you really get to learn industry terminology, different jargon. So propagation, what does that mean in your industry?

SC: Well, it means to reproduce, so you, when you, uh, create a new plant, you’re propagating a new plant. So there’s people’s job, who, what they’re in, when you say where do you work, they say, “I work in propagation.” They take a plant and do cloning, as the ganja industry calls it, but you take little cuttings of a plant and you stick them in a rooted mist bed, and you grow new plants and you propagate them, and it’s how you make your money, it’s your life blood, when you grow the plant, it’s what you sell for a living, and propagation is again, a very important term.

TD: Oh cool.

SC: So it’s something I would have liked to buy a long time ago, but I’ll let you guys guess the price first and then I’ll tell ya kind of

TD: I probably shouldn’t have asked how important it was until uh, Drew, you want to go first, what do you think,

AR: Uh, I’m going to say $10,000. I think I was in the auction for that name, and I think I missed the end of it, I don’t remember how that went down, I know Shane and I talked about it at some point. I’m gonna say 10 grand. I truly and honestly don’t remember the price, but uh

SC: That’s why I said it, I knew you wouldn’t

AR: I’m gonna say 10 grand.

TD: Ok, Kimberly, what do you think?

KD: Well, propagation isn’t just the whole green thing either, it’s also dealing with DNS and all sorts of other things in the tech industry too, so I’m gonna say 17 grand.

TD: Alright, ok, so you mentioned you bought it on auction, what what auction did you buy it on?

SC: I bought it on GoDaddy Auction, actually, which is – normally I don’t find a lot of names that go for that much, and I don’t remember if it was private listed or it had to be private, I don’t think that it was an expired, because I I made an inquiry at one point

AR: I’m going to say that was an expired name, I remember thinking wow that name expired…

SC: Yeah because I remember, I made an offer for it, 5 or 6 years ago, and he came back with, I’d have to check my emails, but it was one of those, “I want $60,000” kind of things, and um when it came back up, you know I don’t do it very often, but I kind of said, I’m gonna keep rollin and do a pretty higher price than most people will pay, because most people don’t know what propagation is. But I paid, I think it was 5500, 55-5200 dollars for the name, for me it was fair.

AR: Great deal.

TD: $5,200 for a name that you tried to buy and

SC: I think I offered them $10,000 back in the day and they were at $60,000

KD: Wow.

SC: Yeah, that happened, Drew and I could probably tell-

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61 Responses to “DomainSherpa Review – Jan 15:,,…”

  1. Fixmysitepro says:

    Awesome review. You explained it very well.

  2. says:

    Great Review !!! Really glad the Sherpa Review is back! :)

    Someone needs to tell Kimberly that GoatsVille dot com is on GD expiring auctions today! ;)

  3. Tess Diaz says:

    Great news, Audio Only files are now live! Thanks for your patience as we migrated servers! Sherpa Review: and Interview with Gargiulo:

    1. Paolo says:

      Thanks a lot to you Tessa!!
      I can confirm that all is good now also when we try to download it with a podcast app.

  4. Eric Jenkins says:

    Great to have the Sherpas back…….Thanks!!!!!!

  5. Rod says:

    Haven’t had a chance to watch yet but I just wanted to thank you all for keeping this going for the community. We needed this. Look forward to getting my DomainSherpa fix.

    1. Peter J says:

      Entertaining/educational show! Tessa has the best smile – it lights up the show.

      “Where can you find a bunch of people sharing all their knowledge out of the goodness of their heart?”

      NamePros is another resource where thousands of domain experts give free advice. DS and NP – Long live both!

  6. Paolo says:

    @Andrew Rosener

    Can anyone of the actual domain sherpa staff fix the “Download MP3” link?

    The download is about the episode in 8th August 2017

    thanks in advance

  7. Mike says:

    Great to see everyone, and have the show back. Thank you, Shane, Kimberly, Andrew, & Tess! Great job Tess!

  8. Peter Nyiri says:

    I was so upset when I read the email that DomainSherpa was retiring…
    And I am so happy that it didn’t.
    It would have been such a huge waste of a great domain…
    Thanks for coming back!
    Maybe one day I will also make it with some big expired domain sale…

  9. Good episode, good group! As always, looking forward to the next 90 minutes of SHERPASHARING (who will be the first to register that one?)

  10. Mohammed Azheruddin. says:

    Hi all .

    Nice to see the show continues . And wish you all the best .

    The domain could be a excellent suit for traveling or hotel booking sites for Goa state in India .

    Goa is on the best travel and holiday destination across India .



  11. Dennis says:

    I love that Andrew, Kimberly and Shane are such leaders in their fields. They really changed my way about thinking ahead in my industry about domains that are going to become valuable and industry defining. The right domain has a huge impact on the overall marketing and IT strategy moving forward. I really admire how they are able to invest thousands into getting ahead in their industry.

  12. Darko says:

    Tess, Kimberly, Terence and Andrew,

    thanks for this comeback” Sherpa show – well done!

  13. Such a great show.

    Congrats for going back online.

    After watching 100+ shows in the last year, must say i like the new vibes Tess brings!

    Good luck and keep on the good work!

  14. Have you guys tried to download the podcast?
    I’ve tried and it’s not the last episode but it’s an old one with Ceo.. And Michael is still presenting it…
    Just for me?

      1. Paolo says:

        Thanks! let’s wait that anyone will solve it :)

  15. Great to have the show back online. Well done Tess – you make a great host!

  16. Dean Phillips says:

    Glad to see you back!

    Here’s hot Goat Yoga video for Drew:

  17. Anthony Vard says:

    It’s great to see the show back, thanks Michael for carrying the torch. The new show has the enthusiasm of the original and helps the ordinary domainer understand what’s going on in the business :)

  18. Welcome back.

    One could almost think that Drew didn’t know that he wasn’t going to be on the show and was going to need to provide a name. is a great name. Could watch them for hours, too. I also once bought one name from Microsoft for $2k.

  19. Andrew,

    It was great having DomainSherpa back live. While we all will certainly miss Mike, I wish you and Tess all the best going forward. This was a very insightful show with a lot of great takeaways from it. You have big shoes to fill and I’m confident you and your team are up to the task. As always thanks to the Sherpas for their time and expertise. I was glad to see Shane back on the panel as well. It was also nice to see a two women (Tess and Kimberly) on the panel, as they often have a slightly different perspective and offer a strong voice to the industry as a whole.

    Maybe in the future you could tie in Ganjapreneur .com and the Cannabis Industry into a show or two? Just a thought…

    Keep up the great work,

    John Magavern

    *I’m taking my bride to Mardi Gras to get some moonpies. We’ll be staying at the famous Goatel. While swimming hopefully we don’t see any jellyfish and If all goes well I hope to get super lucky.

  20. Jeff says:

    Anyone wanna buy
    Great first show guys.

  21. Tony says:

    I was the 2nd highest bidder for, Shane. I like it for IP and fiber optics industries and it’s a solid one worder. Good buy and sorry to make you pay.

    1. Shane Cultra says:

      Tony, I’m going to calculate how much you bid me up and take it out of your end of year bonus :)

      1. Allan says:

        Hi Shane,

        It was nice to hear you people talk about marijuana on air and having fun with it. :)
        I’ve been following this website recently and was interested in domain investing. I am a beginner so I watch most of these reviews to get tips on how to be successful and be a SHERPA one day! Anyways I have this domain name I want to get your opinion in this domain if it has some good value to sell and if you can give me any tips how I can sell it to the related business or the correct person?


  22. Ricky Deas says:

    Wow. Never heard of Goa until reading your comment Dan. I just googled it to find out more.(State in India)
    Interesting observation.

    We can learn so much from Domain Sherpa… including Geography.

    1. Shane Cultra says:

      I know I need to learn more Geography. Working on it every trip

  23. Dan says:

    Can’t help wondering if Goatel, is not more likely for a company in Goa which no one considered in the review. Could be a good name for a regional Mobile Phone company?

  24. Super cool that show is back on !!!

  25. VaibhavA says:


    Welcome back. It was gr8 to see you again.


  26. Hiya…great new show. …what is tge cist to get my Domains Portfolio listed for you…for reviews?

    1. Tess Diaz says:

      Thanks Michael! You can see the info on submitting your domains for review here:

  27. Keith DeBoer says:

    So nice to see some of the women in the industry on the Sherpa show. Well done!!

  28. GREAT job, everyone!

    I loved watching every minute of today’s show.

    Congratulations to Tess on successfully hosting and moderating her first Review episode. You did a fantastic job!

    I miss the regular conversations that Drew, Shane and I had on past shows. But it was so much fun to see the banter continue. I may have to just conference call you two for a chat before Shane heads off to Africa for his service trip.

    And it was so fun to virtually meet Kimberly on today’s show. That’s what I love about DomainSherpa — that you can virtually meet, hear what people think, and get a feel for the types of domain names they prefer. Now I know when I meet Kimberly in person at NamesCon that I should bring up “goat hotels” as a conversation starter!

    Well done, all!


    P.S. Ategy, I didn’t see you post yet?! But I did see in Ike’s DSAD list today that CyberAtegy .com is for sale. Get on it! :)

    1. Tess Diaz says:

      Thanks Michael, you’re amazing! Can’t wait to see you at NamesCon.

    2. says:

      lol .. Thanks for the heads up Mike .. = fantastic domain .. = I obviously love as a short 5L derivative of Strategy
      But Cyberategy = if I submitted to Shera review would result in at least 3 Rosener profanities .. lol

      I’m actually down south with family this week celebrating my grandfather’s life as he passed last year. I actually checked just before leaving for the airport at your old usual midnight Seattle time but didn’t see the new show aND figured one more week.

      Just checked earlier on horrible wi-fi .. took forever to download the new show .. started listening on the beach .. and then actually heard your voice.

      The current download link goes to your final review show (I already emailed Andrew and I think Tess).

      So as of yet still haven’t heard the new show. Was so used to always being the first as I’d take Steamie for 3am Monday morning in Montreal walks just to listen.

  29. Greg Colvin says:

    Yess!! Its back!! What an awesome surprise! Great job Tess, you fit right in like you’ve been doing it for years. Thanks to the Sherpas for another great show, cant wait for the next one.

    1. Tess Diaz says:

      Thanks Greg! We’ve taped some great shows so far. It was nervewracking at first but I’m getting the hang of it!

  30. Jivan Bansi says:

    Congratulations on getting the show up and running, looks good on all of you! Lovin’ every episode up here in Canada. Thanks alot.

  31. Nick says:

    Glad to see you guys back

  32. tldboss says:

    Thanks guys, enjoyed the show.

    Glad the show is back thanks MO. As usual, so much valuable information shared.

  33. Great job guys! So good to have DS continue. Looks like its going to be a great year! See you at Namescon :)

  34. Nuno says:

    Best of luck to all of you :D

  35. Mark says:

    Congrats, good job. Looking forward to the next one…

  36. Ricky Deas says:

    Congrats on the first show Tess.

    Welcome Kimberley.

    Good to see you Drew and Shane.

    Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to watching and learning more in 2018.

    For the record Kimberley had the first “non-bleeped”

    Also: Here in New York we called them Scooter Pies not Moon Pies.

    1. Tess Diaz says:

      Thanks Ricky, and you’re right, Kimberly gets the non-bleeped award! Here’s to Scooter Pies and 2018!

  37. brand says:

    This is GREAT, thanks so much for doing this, can’t wait for what you have in store this year.
    Thanks again…

  38. A. Human says:

    Yes finally! Great review, thank you.

  39. Ehren says:

    Great first show Tess. Agree with the others, awesome to see females representing the domain industry.

    1. Tess Diaz says:

      Thanks Ehren! We have a great lineup started, and let me know if you have any suggestions for additional interviews:

  40. Mark says:

    Great show, Tess!

    The addition of women is nice to have both as a host and sherpa.

    Funny, relatable, informative….loved it all.

  41. Tim Robinson says:

    Thanks guys, really glad to see the show back on the road

    And specifically thank you to Andrew, for not letting this great resource come to a stop. You’ve preserved an industry treasure.

    Great job out of the gate and look forward to watch you come into your stride and make it your own

  42. Paolo says:

    Happy to see that this new season is started :)
    Thanks Drew to keep the promise and start in January 2018.

    Best of luck and happy new year to all the Sherpa followers

  43. Danny says:

    first post :)

    nice show – welcome back!

  44. Tom says:

    I wonder if Mike Cyger would take the gig as just the host and leave the editing, planning, and tedious work to someone else? Just an idea. :)

  45. Rod Tv says:

    Hey we’re getting the band back together …….HNY

    1. Rod Tv says:

      Guess you didn’t get HNY stands for Happy New Years ….. my mistake

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