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Expired domain names w/ Tan Tran DNW Podcast #125

Understand the current state of the dropcatching market. Tan Tran runs one of the three biggest pending delete drop catching services, Pheenix, as well as expired domain discovery service FreshDrop (enter coupon ‘pheenix’ to get FreshDrop for $8/month). On today’s program, he explains the domain backordering process and why the cost of catching expired domains […]

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Roland LaPlante and NamesCon recap – DNW Podcast #121

A recap from NamesCon plus Roland LaPlante of Afilias. This week I have a wide-ranging discussion with Roland LaPlante, Chief Marketing Officer of Afilias. We discuss new top level domain names and why Afilias’ past experience with launching TLDs made its expectations for the current round more realistic. We also chat about increased competition for […]

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The Future of Domains w/ Frank Schilling – DNW Podcast #119

Will the importance of domain names decline in the future? Will AI, voice-activated devices and non-visual web browsers reduce the importance of great domains in the future? Frank Schilling comes on the show this week to respond to my prediction for the future and discuss what he thinks the drivers of domain growth and importance […]

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2017 Predictions – DNW Podcast #116

Hear predictions for 2017 from 15 people in the domain business. It’s the annual Domain Name Wire Podcast Predictions episode! Hear predictions from 15 people in the domain name industry about what they think is in store for 2017. This year’s podcast includes yours truly plus: Sedo, PIR, NameNinja, DotTBA, Neustar, GGRG.com, InterNetX, .Club, Payoneer, […]

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Big companies and domain names – DNW Podcast #112

Jamie Zoch discusses corporate domain name strategies and how you can profit from them. Do big companies get it when it comes to domain names? Jamie Zoch closely tracks company domain name registrations and works with them to buy and sell domain names. On today’s podcast, Jamie discusses the mistakes they make and how you […]

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New Domain Transfer Policy – DNW Podcast #111

What you need to know–and do–about ICANN’s new transfer policy. This is an important episode for all domain name investors. A new domain name transfer policy goes into effect on December 1, and it applies to domain pushes. If you don’t want your domains to be locked for 60 days, you should listen to what […]

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Building Geo Domain Names – DNW Podcast #110

Learn how Fred Mercaldo built Scottsdale.com into a revenue-generating machine, and how he plans to be able to do the same thing for your city domain name. Fred Mercaldo built Scottsdale.com into a nearly $1 million-a-year business. His company City Brand Media is building out hundreds of other city.com domain names into fully functioning websites. […]

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Chips, mistakes and opportunities with Shane Cultra – DNW Podcast #109

Can you still make money with short domain names? Shane Cultra has had his share of successes and failures in the domain name business. On today’s show, Shane gives his assessment of how you can still make money with short domain names and his public mistake with .Ws. Also: Botched defensive domain name registrations, an […]

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Remembering Lonnie Borck – DNW Podcast #108

This episode is dedicated to the life of Lonnie Borck. Lonnie Borck, a colorful and well-known domain name investor, passed away earlier this month at age 47. This special episode of the Domain Name Wire Podcast is dedicated to Lonnie and the many lives he touched. We hear from Elliot Silver, who recalls the time […]

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