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.
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
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
Everyone and their grandmother, if not great-grandmother by now, use emoji — billions daily in collective use — to communicate a multitude of thoughts and expressions daily.
Whether by email, text, chat, clothing, or billboards, emoji marketing has nearly touched every possible form of communication, including domain names.
From Apple to Taco Bell to Domino’s to name a few, a growing number of brands are committing more and more marketing and advertising dollars to the use of emoji marketing.
One of the most recent announcements for brands entering the emoji marketing space with their own branded emoji — the pickup truck — is Ford Motor Company. Continue reading
I’ve grown to appreciate GoDaddy’s Domain Manager improvements over the years.
Some improvements have gotten better throughout the years, while others crashed, burned, and were likely dead on arrival.
However, I find myself missing GoDaddy’s old user experience for the Domain Manager. Continue reading
Unlike the early days in my domain investing journey, I found myself hand registering a few domains the other day.
As I was on autopilot, clicking through each screen of GoDaddy up selling additional domain extensions, email, etc., I arrived at a new web page not displayed before to my knowledge. Continue reading