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Web businesses during the pandemic – DNW Podcast #304

How are web businesses faring? It depends on the audience. By now, we have a good idea about what is happening in the domain name industry due to the pandemic. But what about developed websites? The answer, unsurprisingly, is that web businesses are experiencing mixed results. Peter Askew runs three sites: one that sells onions, […]

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Grand Theft Domain Name – DNW Podcast #303

Kieren McCarthy discusses the astonishing story of the theft of the world’s most valuable domain name. When Sex .com was stolen in the 90s, it was most likely the most valuable domain name in the world. And it wasn’t just a routine domain theft like what occurs today. What transpired involved a lifelong conman, an […]

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It’s episode 300! – DNW Podcast #300

A retrospective after 300 episodes of the Domain Name Wire Podcast. It’s episode #300! Whether you recently discovered the Domain Name Wire Podcast or have listened since 2014, thanks for being part of this journey. On today’s show, we’re going to listen to excerpts from some of my favorite shows. You’ll hear from the creator […]

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Oh Hey .Gay – DNW Podcast #299

Ray King discusses the .gay launch and some domainer-friendly upgrades at Porkbun. My guest this week was the very first guest on the Domain Name Wire podcast back in 2014. Ray King runs two domain name companies: Top Level Design and Porkbun. Today, Ray talks about .gay, the new top level domain that his company […]

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No B.S. – DNW Podcast #298

This domain company won’t give you any bullsh*it. There are many paths to growing a business, but domain name registrar Gandi has taken an unusual one: 100% of its business is from word-of-mouth. The registrar has grown to over 40 million euros in annual revenue without spending a dime on advertising. On today’s show, Gandi […]

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i2Coalition – DNW Podcast #297

An interview with the voice for businesses that build the Internet. The Domain Name Association recently merged with i2Coalition, so this week I interview i2Coalition Executive Director Christian Dawson to learn more about the organization. It’s one of the few organizations educating people about the importance of internet infrastructure…including people in Washington. Also: Earnings season, […]

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The best way to pick a company name – DNW Podcast #295

How this entrepreneur found a good company name for a great price. When it came time for Laura Roeder to select a name for her new company, she didn’t go about it the same way most people do. She thinks they do it backward. The result is that she got a nice, brandable domain—Paperbell.com—for under […]

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Sell more domains with a crowd – DNW Podcast #294

Squadhelp is becoming a formidable player in the domain aftermarket. It’s one thing to list your brandable domains for sale. It’s another thing to list them for sale and have people suggest them to end users at the exact moment they’re searching for a name. That’s one of the many benefits of Squadhelp, a crowd-sourced […]

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Elkhan Agamirza – DNW Podcast #293

How this domain investor has built his portfolio to over 5,000 domains. Elkhan Agamirza’s domain name portfolio has been doubling in size every year and now stands at over 5,000 domains. He takes a detailed view into what end users want to buy, scooping up domain names that many domain investors overlook based on traditional […]

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Security report names domain registrar – DNW Podcast #291

Report about malware distributed through browser plugins questions registrar’s role. My guest this week is Eric Poyton, a security researcher with Awake. Awake security issued a report last week about a network of malware and connected it to a large number of domain names at ICANN-accredited registrar Galcomm. We discuss how Awake discovered the issue, […]

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