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Booking.com Supreme Court Decision for TM Domains

Booking.com Supreme Court Decision for TM Domains

Hear perspectives from Zak Muscovitch, Karen Bernstein, Stevan Lieberman on the historic US Supreme Court decision regarding the trademark on Booking.com, plus vital thoughts on how this may impact domain valuations from Andrew Rosener.

Any domain investor, domain attorney or corporate domain manager, will benefit from today’s show!

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From SEM Expert to Domain Industry Expert in 2 Years – with Alvin Brown

From SEM Expert to Domain Industry Expert in 2 Years – with Alvin Brown

SEM Expert, digital strategist, and domain name industry publisher Alvin Brown joins us to share his expertise, addressing specific domain investing strategy options, automation & efficiency, and some impressive examples of the importance of building relationships! Plus, Alvin shares two profitable flips.

Any domain investor, particularly if trying to make decisions about portfolio strategy, will benefit from today’s show!

Sherpa Founders Series: Gateway.io as Cypherpunk Activism: Decentralizing the Internet – with Mike Carson

Sherpa Founders Series: Gateway.io as Cypherpunk Activism: Decentralizing the Internet – with Mike Carson

Mike Carson, the savvy programmer and founder of Park.io, explains the launch of Gateway.io and what that means as an opportunity both for new types of domain name investing as well as decentralization of domain names and/or DNS.

Frankly, anyone who uses the internet and wants to know what the future may look like, and certainly any individual who invests in domains or corporate brand manager, will benefit from today’s show!

GDPR, the end of the WhoIs & what this means to you – with Attorneys Stevan Lieberman, Ari Goldberger & Jason Schaeffer

GDPR, the end of the WhoIs & what this means to you – with Attorneys Stevan Lieberman, Ari Goldberger & Jason Schaeffer

With GDPR on May 25, you can expect to lose access to WhoIs data as we know it and begin many months of “growing pains” as the domain industry scrambles to figure out how to comply with GDPR.

If you’re invested in domain names & want to lower your risks or understand strategies for the future, pay attention to these 3 experienced domain name attorneys!

Learn from:
• Stevan Lieberman of Greenberg & Lieberman
• Ari Goldberger of ESQwire.com
• Jason Schaeffer of ESQwire.com

DNAcademy: The Shortest Path to Domain Name Investing

DNAcademy: The Shortest Path to Domain Name Investing

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DNAcademy will take you from newbie to pro in the shortest amount of time possible through lessons, video tutorials, practice and private networking.

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Chinese Numeric and Acronym Boom or Bubble?

Chinese Numeric and Acronym Boom or Bubble?

In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
• Are we experiencing too much growth in too fast a time period?
• Is this type of growth sustainable?
• Is this a domain name bubble that’s going to pop?
• Should you stay clear of this investment?
• And much more!

We discuss these questions and more with Sherpas Andrew Rosener, Frank Schilling and Shane Cultra.

WordPress Bad Faith?; Nat Cohen Takes Frivolous UDRP to Court & Wins; Sherpas’ Oldest Domains; How to Value 400+ Domains

WordPress Bad Faith?; Nat Cohen Takes Frivolous UDRP to Court & Wins; Sherpas’ Oldest Domains; How to Value 400+ Domains

In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
• WordPress buys Thesis.com in bad faith but wins UDRP on technicality, or was it?
• Domain Name investor rights are buoyed by a recent UDRP ruling — find out why.
• Fake website Bloomberg.market taken down by Rightside registry — bad precedent?
• Nat Cohen’s Telepathy teaches a reverse domain name hijacker a lesson in court and walks away with a settlement.
• Reader question: What are the Sherpas oldest domain names?
• Reader question: How should a newbie appraise and price 400 domain names for listing on buy-it-now marketplaces?
• Reader question: Which is better two word .co or .xyz or two word with a hyphen in .com?
• And much more!

Berkens’ .Rocks $8k Sale; Rude to Ask Income?; New G Data Points or Trend?; Sedo.com Overcharges

Berkens’ .Rocks $8k Sale; Rude to Ask Income?; New G Data Points or Trend?; Sedo.com Overcharges

In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
• Berkens sold Moon.Rocks for $8k — a real investor-to-end user sale! We hear the details.a
• Autism.Rocks sells with an initial offer of $100k – something seems fishy.
• Sedo.com charges the seller of Autism.Rocks 15% when it should have been 3%.
• Is the recent spate of new gTLD sales a trend or outliers? The Sherpas sound off.
• Why is ICANN trying to remove privacy protection on whois records for ecommerce companies?
• Reader question: is it rude to ask a domain name investor how much they earn?
• Reader question: How to start a domain name leasing business?
• Reader question: Are selling brandables bad faith when you know there’s a company that can benefit from it?
• And much more!

How to Invest $10K; Unresponsive Sellers; Reject $10K for $50K Offer; Going .Green; Deflategate.com

How to Invest $10K; Unresponsive Sellers; Reject $10K for $50K Offer; Going .Green; Deflategate.com

In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
• How to invest $10K if beginning investing today: ten $1K domains or one $10K domain?
• After negotiating, seller goes unresponsive. What are your options now?
• When is a bird in the hand worth ($10K offer today) two in the bush ($50K in years), and how do you get the courage to reject a good offer?
• General Motors goes .Green. Is it more work, or a wise PR move?
• RandPaul.com sells for $100,980. “Ransom check” or smart political marketing move?
• And much more!

Massive Volume .Mobi; Tracking Elusive Registrants; IDN Value; Shameless.Sucks; .Video Vs. .TV

Massive Volume .Mobi; Tracking Elusive Registrants; IDN Value; Shameless.Sucks; .Video Vs. .TV

In this DomainSherpa Discussion:
• A massive search volume word but in .MOBI – worth the hand registration?
• How to find the elusive registrant with either bad or fake information
• IDN.com or IDN.IDN, do they have any value today?
• Shameless.Sucks shows up at INTA with condoms and an insulting billboard
• Which new gTLDs the Sherpas WON’T be renewing in the upcoming year
• How today’s new gTLD launch of .Video compares to the established ccTLD .TV
• And much more!

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