What a week it’s been in the domain industry!
At the beginning of this week, news broke that MediaOptions purchased DomainSherpa, the leading educational media company dedicated to the domain name industry, after Michael Cyber retired for greener and more relaxing pastures.
Now it’s a Friday afternoon and almost time to call it quits when I stumbled upon what looks to be a valiant effort to be the next DomainSherpa for Emoji Domains.
I was just about to call it a day when I stumbled upon a YouTube video published as of November 1st. The video is entitled “Emoji Broker Darryl chats to Page Howe.” and was published by YouTuber user Emoji Broker.
It appears that Page Howe is the mastermind behind the Emoji Broker user and the newly posted YouTube video with more videos to come, per the video.
Nevertheless, per the video’s description, this near 33-minute long video takes a look into the exciting world of emoji domain names and domain names.
With a “DomainSherpa”-esque type of feel less the commercials, Page and Darryl Lopes engage in questioning, answering and discussing a number of emoji domain topics.
They kick off the video with an overly exciting discussion about the latest iOS 11.1 release introducing over 70 new emoji.
Covering a number of emoji domain topics, both discuss the challenges of emoji domain adoption while shedding light on how emoji transcend all communication for the better.
Also, at one point during the video, Darryl mentions that he purchased nearly 740 .ws emoji domains at $5 a pop (via a credit card, per the video) and a $30-$40 annual renewal fee per emoji domain.
For those counting, that’s nearly a $3,700 initial investment with an approximate $20K-$30K annual renewal cost.
In addition, Darryl mentions his recent resignation from a successful stint at DomainNameSales.com and Uniregistry to take the leap into the world of realizing the upside of emoji domains.The emoji revolution will be emoji-fied! @darryllopes Click To Tweet
Although not quite to the level of the original “Why Emoji Domain Names May Take Over the World”, hat tip to Page Howe and Darryl Lopes in their efforts to start their very own domain educational series.
With no sign of when the next video will land, it’ll be interesting to see where Page and Darryl go from this first video as they aim to deliver an ongoing series. Best wishes to both Page and Darryl in their domain interview endeavor!
Enjoy the video and do share your thoughts. That’s all for now!