This is the question George Verdugo, a successful long-time domain investor and serial developer, tweeted last week in hopes of uncovering a few undervalued domain assets. Continue reading
If you’ve been around the domain industry two seconds or longer, then you’ve likely heard the name Rick Schwartz, also known as the DomainKing™.
He’s certainly not a new face to industry. A living legend, by many standards, not short on vision, stories, and facts/opinions about domain, business, and life in general, having held more than 30 jobs in a 5 year span. Continue reading
It’s been almost 5 months since I wrote about GoDaddy adding sorting and filtering to its Domain Investor App.
Yup, it’s the second week of the month and you know what time it is, right? That’s right! It’s time for Verisign’s Top Trending Keywords Report.
Moments ago, Verisign published to its blog July’s trending keywords registered for .com and .net domains. Continue reading
It’s no secret that companies of all sizes have been known to invest in domain names in addition to their core business.
Some of these companies started because of a domain upgrade for their brand and digital presence.
Others invested in domains for brand protection and to stave off the competition from owning prime digital real estate.
And in some instances, companies have solely acquired companies, thriving and dying, based on domain portfolios.
While domain investing is quite common amongst a growing number of for-profit organizations, I’ll explore a few arguments for and against non-profit organizations investing in domain names. Continue reading
With a full day of activity ahead of us at the 1st Annual Asheville Domain Investor Meetup, Rick Schwartz picked up where left off from the Cocktail Party, and kicked off Friday with a generous and heartfelt welcome.
Unlike the typical conference bound by the constraints of structure and a time-based agenda down to the very second, Friday felt more like an unconference model as attendees filled the Skyline Room.
5 years after the last T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Conference, Rick Schwartz is back at it again with the 1st annual Asheville domain investing meetup held at the historic Grove Park Inn nestled away in the sleep-hollow town of Asheville, North Carolina.
With the holy grail of the conferences for domain investing industry is NamesCon, Schwartz took a chance to establish and facilitate a small gathering of domain investors to connect, share, and do business with one another.
In fact, Dr. Gregg McNair literally communicated the same thoughts — a smaller event with limited registration for a Who’s Who of Domain Investing at a higher admission cost — almost a year ago during MERGE! (now defunct).
So, in addition to ~80 fellow domain investors, I jumped at the opportunity to pay and book tickets, travel, and lodging to attend this event the very moment Schwartz went live with ticket registration. Continue reading