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Vacation.Rentals acquisition highlights its plans to disrupt an industry – With Mike Kugler & Brooke Hernandez

Vacation.Rentals acquisition highlights its plans to disrupt an industry – With Mike Kugler & Brooke Hernandez

If you’re an entrepreneur who plans to disrupt an industry- or you want to learn to become one- spend some time listening to the out-of-the-box thinking of resort industry veteran Mike Kugler. Mike’s company, Vacarent, LLC recently acquired the Vacation.Rentals premium gTLD, purposely paying the most ever for a public gTLD acquisition.

Entrepreneurs like this who surprise and confuse us are often visionary thinkers. We don’t need to do the exact same thing, but we can definitely benefit from learning about Mike’s perspective and seeing where to apply that in both our domain name search and entrepreneurial endeavors.

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The Riches Are in the (.Tickets) Niches – With Steve Machin and Gary Fisher

The Riches Are in the (.Tickets) Niches – With Steve Machin and Gary Fisher

Why sell millions of second-level domains when a mere 10,000 registrations can generate about $5 million in revenue?

That’s the tack B2B registry operator .Tickets took.

They know that businesses won’t think twice about paying $500 per domain if their main business is selling tickets to consumers. (Think massive industries like entertainment, transportation and sports.)

If you’re an entrepreneur contemplating launching a top-level domain in the next ICANN round, this episode is a must-watch. But be warned: to launch a new top-level domain, entrepreneurs must have a “high threshold for unpredictability.”

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