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DomainSherpa Review – Oct 8: WOD.com, LiveVentures.com, AmericanRooster.com

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.

In this DomainSherpa Review:

  • We learn what the Sherpas bought or sold recently: WOD.com, LiveVentures.com, AmericanRooster.com
  • An investor’s portfolio is appraised: Isodon.com, AlcoholOffers.com, AmericaDecidez.com…
  • Get your bids in soon for these NameJet auctions: MedicalExam.com, DoWork.com, LuxuryGetaways.com…
  • And much more!

We’re joined by three Domain Sherpas: Joe Uddeme, Shane Cultra, Andrew Rosener.

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Investor Submitted Domain Names

AlcoholOffers.com
EuroReward.com
GamblingOfferz.com
Hookliners.com
RoboInvestorLink.com
Sexgura.com
FlyingPursuit.com
SecretEscapez.com
AmericaDecidez.com
Scabon.com
Thetrixx.com
SpecialBuyz.com
FreeVoucherz.com
MoneyBuyz.com
Pajomi.com
Isodon.com
Stockadez.com
SpreadTheCosts.com
VatFreeSale.com
MedicalExam.com
AutoPartSales.com
Bride.org
BeMe.com
Pavillion.com
StartMarketing.com
SocialEvolution.com
DoWork.com
Alp.com
Everlite.com
OncologyClinic.com
Pepe.com
Prolog.com
SexualScience.com
LuxuryGetaways.com
GreenCarpet.com

This Show’s Sherpas

Joe Uddeme
Joe Uddeme
Joe Uddeme is a domain name broker and owner of NameExperts.com.

Prior to founding NameExperts, Uddeme was director of business development at Domain Holdings, held various business development and sales positions at USO Networks and Encompass Communications and was the owner of multiple retail stores in Maryland.

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

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.

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Andrew Rosener
Andrew Rosener
Andrew Rosener is the CEO of the industry-leading domain name brokerage firm 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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22 Responses to “DomainSherpa Review – Oct 8: WOD.com, LiveVentures.com, AmericanRooster.com”

  1. ben pedri says:

    Great Show ,great to see Shane and Joe back,would love to see another another square for another guest added and Tess be on top. Tess your doing a great Job.

  2. Rod says:

    Educational show. New investors really need to take heed to the advice given. So many are burning money(and time trying to market) on domains that a business would never want.

    Those registration and renewal costs add up. Even if you are spending more than reg fee, you really have to educate yourself and make sure you “get it”, or you’ll end up burning money, just at a faster rate.

  3. Arpen Tucker says:

    Great insights as usual Tess and Sherpas. Thanks for sharing. Please could you share which Chinese Aftermarket platform the 3L.com’s were selling on? Thanks! Arpen

  4. Jackie says:

    Great Show – thanks!

    But note that the link for the mp3 file is for the wrong show…

  5. chris geras says:

    I have been a fan since day one. Thanks guys for keeping the legacy going. But, I think I know now, how the portfolios are chosen. They are pre-sorted and absolutely the worst are the ones to be picked for review. Surely, there are dozens in the queue if not hundreds, but they keep getting worse. Am I right?

    1. DomainSherpa says:

      Oh man, I wish that were true! I do pre-sort, and pick out the BEST names… Please, send over your portfolio and we can have some of higher caliber?

  6. Carl says:

    Thanks Sherpas for the enjoyable show! I thought the investor who submitted names for review received some good advice too. Many of us have learned similar lessons along the way! :-) Cheers, Carl

  7. albert says:

    One of the better shows this year.
    What is Travis’ website Shane?
    Thanks in advance

    1. Shane Cul says:

      I think I said it wrong. Travis, Josh, and I all are partners at DSAD.com. Travis manages the technical side

      1. Albert says:

        Thanks

  8. Max says:

    WOD is a thing – Workout of the Day – appears well-known to fitness types

    1. Good catch on Workout of the Day! I was thinking more along the lines of Weed of the Day! But thats just me!

  9. Great show today, Joe, Shane, Drew and Tess! 🚀

    Thanks for the shout-out, guys! ❤️

    Yes, my dog can run fast! 🐶

    The advice given after the investor submitted portfolio was fantastic:

    1) If NO OTHER extensions are registered (especially .co.uk, according to Josh and Shane at DSAD.com), then it’s likely not a good investment (i.e. no value) — (I’ll add — unless you’re the first to discover something like bitcoin, recreational drones, new strains of cannabis, etc.).

    2) Stick to two (real) word domains that can be a name for an IPA beer (or that a company would use as a brand).

    3) Don’t invest in names that put your name in-line with other extensions of equal value (secretescapez.com vs secretescapes.co vs secretescapes.io, etc.), because it’s easy to find an alternative rather than pay your retail price.

    4) If you’re buying a name that’s not the proper spelling and the proper spelling version is not worth $500,000 or more, then it’s not worth investing in. For example, if the domain name is with a “z” instead of an “s” (like secretescapez.com) and secretescapes.com is not worth at least $500,000 then secretescapez.com is not worth investing in because it’s worth around 1/10th of 1%. Calculated: (0.1 x .01 x $500,000 = $500) (This is a rough estimate, of course.)

    Thanks for your donation to cancer research, Michael. You’re awesome. And I would definitely take Joe Uddeme up on his very gracious offer to spend a few minutes with you by telephone. Getting inside the mind of a successful domain name investor or broker is priceless.

    1. Shane Cultra says:

      That’s a perfect drill down Michael. I expect this after every show (add emoji of some kind here)

    2. ikehook says:

      So the .co.uk thing is really just a time saver to quickly find value. Sure there can be value without that extension registered, but if you want to find a few good names quick you can narrow the search by looking at names that have their co.uk counterpart registered. You can also look at .ca or com.au, or any extension whose primary language is English. .DE is also worth looking at, since there’s a ton of domain registrations both Auf Deutsche and in English. Obviously if you were looking for a domain in another language CC Tld’s that speak that language might be helpful.

      I found a few domains that use the keywords from the user submitted list and that are currently available. All of these were registered in the past. These domains might not be great, but are better (imo) than the submitted list and have a higher, not guaranteed, chance of selling for the right price.

      AirPursuit.com
      AwesomePursuit.com
      CommonPursuits.com
      CrashEscape.com
      CrowdSpecial.com
      DayReward.com
      EarthPursuit.com
      EscapeCourse.com
      EscapeEu.com
      EscapeFreedom.com
      EscapeSpecialist.com
      EscapeSurvive.com
      EuroBucket.com
      EuroReform.com
      GetMeRewards.com
      GpsEuro.com
      HerbSpecial.com
      HobbyEscape.com
      KeySpecial.com
      KingOfRewards.com
      LastPursuit.com
      LendSpecialist.com
      LifelongRewards.com
      LoveSpecialty.com
      MaleEscape.com
      MansEscape.com
      ManSpecial.com
      MathSpecial.com
      MensPursuit.com
      MetroEscapes.com
      ModSpecial.com
      ModSpecialist.com
      NoHasselRewards.com
      OriginalPursuit.com
      PlayPursuit.com
      PodSpecial.com
      PursuitPolice.com
      RewardRecycle.com
      RewardV.com
      RewardWish.com
      RightSpecial.com
      RomanticPursuit.com
      SingleSpecial.com
      SoFuckingSpecial.com remember radiohead creep?
      SpecialBlocks.com
      SpecialEpic.com
      SpecialEuro.com
      SpecialEver.com
      SpecialGrow.com
      SpecialHash.com
      Specializm.com
      SpecialOfToday.com
      SpecialSync.com
      StrangePursuits.com
      StrongSpecial.com
      TalkEscape.com
      VineSpecial.com
      VirtualPursuits.com
      WeekSpecial.com
      XLSpecial.com
      YouSoSpecial.com

  10. Jivan Bansi says:

    medicalexam 40k traffic, physicalexam 49k $20,000. Thanks for the show.

  11. Mike says:

    Thank, you Joe, Shane, Tess & Drew! Funny enjoyable show!

    1. Shane Cultra says:

      Thanks Mike. Trying to have a good time and give a little info while we’re doing it.

  12. Platey says:

    Great interview

    Pepe dot com is 7 figures dot com all day long as is alp dot com

    Everlite is a good brandable

    Wod dot com

    World of domains

    Finance sector is ok ish

    But data is the oil of the Internet

    I have a a couple of two and three word

    Coms with data as a keyword in them etc

    1. Thank you Platey for the comment! Agreed on all fronts!

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