Domain Name Wire Podcast

Domain Name Wire Podcast

Domain Name Wire Podcast includes interviews of domain name investors, domain registrars (such as GoDaddy), and more, plus the latest news in the domain name industry.... Show More

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I talk to Steven Tey on this week’s show. Steven is a student who created OneWord.Domains to help people discover one word domains that are available for registration. In addition to speaking with Steven, I also give my take on the current state of the domain market, discuss domain name liquidation platforms, and share my frustrations with GoDaddy.

 

Also: Patents, reverse domain name hijacking, domain name surge


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May 18, 2020 34 min

My guest this week is Adrian Kinderis. Adrian has been in the domain business for a couple of decades and started by founding a domain registrar. This snowballed into operating the .au domain. On today’s show, Adrian recounts his history in the business and discusses his new top level domain .film. He is candid about the struggles of getting studios to adopt the domain, but also explains how it’s a good business. There are some val...

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There was a big spotlight on domain names last week in a place where you wouldn't expect them: The U.S. Supreme Court. The court heard oral arguments in a dispute over whether or not Booking.com should be able to trademark booking.com. It was fascinating to listen to the court drill both sides in the issue. On today's show, Internet Commerce Association general counsel Zak Muscovitch and I discuss the hearing and the role t...

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Many domain investors talk about building their domains into websites and selling them. Today, I interview Marc Andre of VitalDollar, who has done just that. Marc has built four different websites and sold them for over $1 million total. Marc explains how he created the sites, monetized them, and sold them. You’ll also learn about metrics and considerations when selling a website.

 

Also: .Org bombshell decision, Covid-19 and more.

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In January I interviewed domain name investor Nikul Sanghvi about his domain name journey. He had lots of great stories and takeways. He’s back on this week’s show with some lessons he’s learned about domain name investing and business in general. You’ll enjoy this interview.

 

Also: Done.com, abandoned domain, AWS and more.

 

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There was a time, not so long ago, when people went to movie theaters to watch movies. They were subjected to 30 minutes of previews before the movie began. And these previews included domain names for each movie. Bad domain names. Why do people that pick domain names for movies choose such bad ones, like CrazyMovieTitle-TheMovie.com? Today’s guest has investigated this, and even published a blog breaking down movies’ domain names....

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April 13, 2020 41 min

Eric Borgos has had a lot of hits. He sold millions of dollars worth of domain names, including a set of sites for $4.5 million back in 2008. But what he did back then doesn’t work the same way today. On today’s show, Eric shares what he’s been doing over the past 5-10 years to try to make money, what hasn’t worked, and how he hopes Bored Humans and artificial intelligence have better results.

 

Also: GoDaddy goes vertical, free do...

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Domain names can be difficult to liquidate. We all hold out for the end user to buy our domains, but wouldn’t it be nice if we could easily sell domains to other domain investors, too? That’s the idea by Domain Name Wholesale Exchange (DNWE). On today’s show, DNWE creator Joshua Reason and his business partner Joshua Schoen discuss how the site works and its success to date. I was surprised by how many domains have sold over the na...

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Domain name investor Page Howe returns to the program this week. Page talks about how he’s managing his portfolio in light of the coronavirus bust, and how the shift to web-based work could change things. He also discusses an upcoming virtual domain name conference he’s organizing.

 

Also: Verisign gets its price hike, coronavirus domain names, and it’s not all doom and gloom on the domain sale front.


Sponsor: Name.com

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Warren Coughlin has been through a lot of downturns. On this week’s show Warren, who is a business coach to entrepreneurs, shares his experience steering a business through the dot-com bust in order to help business owners survive the coronavirus bust. He has some great, actionable advice to make sure your business makes it to the other side. It’s relevant for business owners with employees as well as solopreneurs.

 

Also: More eve...

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Last week was unlike any I can recall in my lifetime. People are understandably scared and anxious. This was obvious to Shane Cultra, who saw an immediate drop in aftermarket domain sales through his daily list last Thursday. On today’s show, Shane discusses what he saw from his vantage point, what it might mean for the domain aftermarket, and how he’s also coping as a small business owner with dozens of employees.

 

Also: Lotto Sp...

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When I went to a podcast conference last month, one thing stuck out: .FM. It was everywhere. Many companies in the industry, such as podcast apps and monetization companies, use the country code domain name extension. This week’s guest, George Bundy, is CEO of the company behind commercializing .FM. Bundy explains how .FM wasn’t a success out of the gate and how the company has embraced adoption from the podcast business.

Also: Cor...

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March 2, 2020 32 min

People don't like to think about death or becoming incapacitated, but it's especially important for domain name investors to make a plan. Our loved ones probably don't' have the same passion, and certainly not the same knowledge, about domain names that we do. If they need to step in, they need to know what to do.

Our guest on today's show, Anthony Park, is an estate lawyer who is also a professional executor. H...

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There’s been a lot of debate about new top level domain names. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, there’s a legitimate business opportunity to get your own top level domain name. On today’s show, you’ll hear a presentation from .Club at NamesCon about how it works and its own experience, plus some predictions for the next round. 

 

Also: Frank’s payday, .Org sage continues, Spring Break canceled.

 

Sponsor: DAN.com.

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Clay Burgess is a lawyer and owns a law firm in Louisiana. His business was struggling. The SEO and marketing consultants he hired weren’t delivering results. Then he tried something everyone told him wouldn’t work: he built lead generation sites on .lawyer and .attorney domain names. It turned his firm around, and now he has so many leads that he’s helping other lawyers build their businesses. It’s a fascinating end user story.

 

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February 3, 2020 21 min
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January 27, 2020 31 min

This week the domain name industry will converge in Austin, Texas for NamesCon 2020. To preview the action, I talk to Michael Cyger of DNAcademy about which panels he’s attending. Then, I speak to Monte Cahn about the live domain name auction taking place on Thursday. 

 

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A domain investor's journey is often filled with ups and downs. On today's show, I talk with Nikul Sanghvi. He was selling vinyl records online when he got bogged down by carrying so much physical inventory. He started investing in domain names in 2009 and didn't have much success at first. Then, in 2015, he got his big break: a six figure sale that helped him buy a new home for his family and start getting serious abou...

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January 13, 2020 25 min

Domain name brokers Amanda Waltz and Jeffrey Gabriel have teamed up to form Saw.com. On today’s show, the two discuss what brought them to this point and their decision to start a new brokerage firm. They also explain what they are seeing in the market and what’s hot right now.

 

Also: NamesCon agenda, Lotto.com, domain sales and more

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