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Geek Out: A Casual Chat with Steve Webb & Shane Cultra

Geek Out: A Casual Chat with Steve Webb & Shane Cultra

Today, we’re delighted to introduce a new Domain Sherpa, Steve Webb, the baby-faced Computer Science PhD with tech experience that could fit into several lifetimes!

Joining us for a casual, geeky conversation is Shane Cultra, the local business owner and domain name expert. We chat about SEO & marketing, and particularly about Gateway.io, the new EPP based registrar built to serve handshake TLDs.

Any domain investor curious about the future, particularly with gTLDs, will benefit from today’s show!

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Exploring Australia’s Unique Domain Investment Culture – with Ed Keay-Smith & Rob Kaay

Exploring Australia’s Unique Domain Investment Culture – with Ed Keay-Smith & Rob Kaay

In Australia and the Australian ccTLDs, a mere 64,000 registrants own a whopping 1,000,000 domain names. There’s a very unique and specific perspective, network, and culture in the Australian domain space.

So, we bring in Ed Keay-Smith and Rob Kaay to discuss the Australian market, trends, possible changes to the ccTLD, and much more!

Any domain investor curious about what happens in the Australian market, or looking to connect with or create a unique network, will benefit from today’s show!

The Full Utility of a Domain: Now & in the Future – with Jothan Frakes

The Full Utility of a Domain: Now & in the Future – with Jothan Frakes

Jothan Frakes has one of the most storied histories and resume in the domain name industry, with his rare combination of super technical skills, boardroom expertise, and incredible timing.

We discuss ICANN policy and concerns, brand protection, digitalization, and Jothan’s ratio of time to explain vs domain name value.

Any domain investor 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!

GoDaddy’s Aftermarket Approach: Normalizing Premium Domain Acquisitions

GoDaddy’s Aftermarket Approach: Normalizing Premium Domain Acquisitions

GoDaddy has amassed a significant premium domain name portfolio over the past years via several valuable portfolio acquisitions, and in their next strategic step, GoDaddy created a new position, Senior Premium Domain Name Consultant, with Jebidiah Burnett filling the consultative sales role with his tremendous expertise.

Given the rising tide of the domain industry and the tipping point we’ve been discussing in end user education on domain name values, this is a statement for the entire ecosystem.

With Andrew Rosener joining us, we also discuss insights on the market in general and trends & feedback these two brokers are receiving from their daily interactions with premium domain buyers.

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.

Strategy, Marketing and Leadership Lessons for New gTLD Registries and Investors

Strategy, Marketing and Leadership Lessons for New gTLD Registries and Investors

Many believe the .CO registry is the “poster child” for how a new top-level domain answers all the above questions and is succeeding in the minds of individuals, businesses and entrepreneurs. That makes the top-level domain a better investment than many, if not most, other top-level domains other than .com.

With new gTLDs going live every week for the upcoming couple of years, this interview contains critical information that both new registry operators and investors alike should familiarize themselves with.

Three Tips to Successfully Market Your New Top-Level Domain – With Jennie-Marie Larsen

Three Tips to Successfully Market Your New Top-Level Domain – With Jennie-Marie Larsen

Hundreds of new top-level domains (TLDs) will launch in the next few years, but not all will survive. Many will falter and remain obscure to the general public, like existing TLDs .tel or .pro.

Jennie-Marie Larsen wants to protect your new TLD from obscurity. In this interview, Larsen provides three tips to successfully market your new TLD:
1. Get up to speed quickly in the domain name industry.
2. Don’t think locally, think globally.
3. Empower registrars to sell.

Brand gTLDs: Changing the Way Companies Engage with Customers on the Internet

Brand gTLDs: Changing the Way Companies Engage with Customers on the Internet

With the introduction of new gTLDs, brands will have to rethink their online strategy.

A domain name strategy is quickly becoming critical for any organization conducting business or wanting to engage customers online. Ignoring the profound impact of the rapid evolution of the Internet with respect to the introduction of new gTLDs could turn out to be a missed opportunity for a company to extend its brand deeper into the Internet.

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the New gTLDs – with Michael Berkens

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the New gTLDs – with Michael Berkens

Most people thinking about the possibility of launching a new gTLD, such as .casino or .nyc, do not have the luxury of getting free advice from an industry expert. Until today.

Listen in as domain name expert Michael Berkens, co-founder and managing director of Right of the Dot, answers questions about the opportunities, costs and legal aspects of the new gTLDs being launched by ICANN.

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