Our first podcast interview will be live within the next week with my good friend Ned O’Meara from www.domainer.com.au. Ned has a huge amount of experience in the Australian domain market place and has some fantastic incites to share with our listeners. Stay tuned…
Check out this great video just released for the end user market by Frank Schilling from Domain Name Sales
The Value of Better Domain Names
On this episode of OzDomainer we have special guest Chris Burgess from Australia’s leading Domain Name Community, DN Trade. Chris took over from Ned OMeara last year (and Soj the original founder) as the owner of DNTrade.
Chris has been in the IT industry for 15 years in various roles and been involved in the domain industry for the past 13 years or so. He is the owner of www.Marketing.com.au (great domain name and wish I had it Chris!!!)
Chris and his team of helpers have been doing a great job of running DN Trade since he took over from Ned and has been introducing new features including the new Trader & VIP members section of the forum.
I hope everyone enjoys the podcast and make sure you get along to DN Trade and join up, its free to become a community member.
First off, Happy New Year to all. I hope that 2013 is a great year for you.
I would like to congratulate Ron Jackson fron DN Journal www.DnJournal.com who is celebrating 10 Years of reporting on the Domain Industry. Without Ron’s work we would not have such a concise record of the domain industry from where it began to where it is today.
Thanks Ron & Diana for all your work. I have had the pleasure of meeting Ron & Diana and the domain industry is extremely fortunate to have them in our company. I wish you many more years of success.
I was lucky enough to interview Ron a few years back on my podcast, for those who would like to hear his story you can listen to it here. http://www.ozdomainer.com/domain-names-podcast-episode-9-with-ron-jackson-from-dnjournalcom/
Adam has been investing in domains since the late 90’s and was one of the first people ever to sell a domain name for over 1 Million Dollars.
Adam is the CEO of the internets most popular domain forum at DnForum.com where I have spent many hours myself learning the ropes over the years.
DnfCollege.com (Domain Name Forum College) is another project that Adam started recently which provided free education on domain name investing, all that is required is a membership in DnForum.com which is under $50 and a once off fee.
I hope you enjoy the podcast.
Todays Domain Names Podcast is with Morgan Payne who is my youngest guest in the history of this podcast. He is 23 years young at the time of this interview.
Morgan has been buying and selling domains & websites since he was 15 years young! I think he has a great story to tell which I hope will inspire wood be domain investors and developers.
I hope you enjoy the podcast.
Lots of news today. Ed talks about his recent Mike Mann interview, Danny shares a story about the little brothel that won, and yes, all the good names are still not taken!
Mike Mann www.MikeMann.com is the founder and chairman of Grassroots.org (501c3), a global network providing free services to non-profits and promoting social action. He also founded and manages Make Change! Trust, a charitable fund that supports select 501c3 organizations.
Mike is founder of successful, active, for-profit corporations also including Phone.com, SEO.com, DomainMarket.com, PRMarketing.com, PurePPC.com, and others. In many cases his companies exchange resources, talent and technologies in their never-ending quest to deliver innovative, profitable digital products and services.
In 1994 he founded Internet Interstate, which he sold to Verio Inc. in 1997.
In 1998, he founded BuyDomains.com (now NameMedia), the world’s largest secondary market for domain names, and sold majority interest to Highland Capital and Summit Partners in 2005, along with the “Seeq.com” search engine portal.
Between 1998 and 2001, Mike served as the founding Chairman of the non-profit ByteBack.org, which is an innovator in operating free computer and job training centers serving inner-city communities.
In 2007, Mike and WashingtonVC.com founded Yield Software, a company which delivers cutting-edge online marketing software. Within
two years the majority of Yield was sold to venture capitalists Draper Fisher and international marketing conglomerate WPP. In 2011 Yield Software was acquired by Autonomy Corporation, an HP company.
Mike is also the author of Make Millions and Make Change! a book focused on making money in small business so we can better serve society.
Here is a link to the Microsoft research paper on Domain Names that Mike spoke about also. Domain Bias in Web Search
I would like to thank Mike for his time on the podcast and hope to have him back at some stage in the future.
Today we talk about passwords. Protecting your online assets, sharing passwords and the cool tools to help you. Danny shows us he can’t read and Ed laments the fact that Perth is in a time zone that’s no good to anyone.
And you thought every niche had been explored!
Online reputation management is another example of ‘new markets’ that are ripe for the picking.
What if you had a domain monetization vending machine where every time you put in a dollar, at least two came out the other end?
Well, get your monetization model right and that’s what kinda happens.
Today is all about domaining off the cuff.
We cover the principals of domaining and the cold hard fact that you need to be in this game for the long haul.
No overnight success here, but HideTheSausage.com did sell for $350
Domenic has been involved in many online business ventures over the years and was (and now is again) the owner of www.MP3.com.au and has a very interesting story based around that domain which he talks about in the podcast.
It was refreshing to speak with someone in the Australian business community that has such a strong understanding of the value of generic keyword domain names and is do great things with them.
I hope you enjoy the podcast.
Ed posses the question “Will / How mobiles & smart phones effect domain names & websites usage & values over time.”
Danny is trying to figure out what the question actually means, but they both get there in the end.
Maybe the question you should be asking is “How can I add app trading to my domaining business?”
Today is all about looking for opportunity, everywhere and we mean everywhere!
Yes, even the yellow pages!
Danny and Ed go back to basics today and talk about how anyone can make this domaining thing work, even a couple of drummers, as long as you follow a few basic rules.
Ed and Danny talk about domain conferences and how the best stuff happens at the bar.
If handled the right way, you can approach anyone in the domain industry and get them to help you, but there is a right way to do it.
Danny has some tips on how to successfully approach buying domains and Ed shares a huge marketplace that most “domainers” haven’t even thought of.
This episode of Domain Names Podcast I speak with Marc Ostrofsky the author of Get Rich Click The Ultimate Guide to Making Money on the Internet.
Here is a piece about Marc from his website –
Marc Ostrofsky knows how to make money!
He is the entrepreneur’s entrepreneur and a venture capitalist. He has founded, built up and sold over $100 million in businesses – starting with only a $5,000 car loan.
He is well known for his record sale of the domain name Business.com for $7.5 million which landed him in the Guiness Book of World RecordsTM as the most expensive domain name ever sold. Business.com was sold again in 2008 for $345 Million which landed Ostrofsky another windfall.
Marc says, “If you can click a mouse, you can make money on the internet.”
I hope you enjoy the podcast.
If you have not yet visited Michael Cyger’s website DomainSherpa.com, then I would recommend that it is well worth your time. Michael’s website is new to the domain blogging world and brings a very fresh approach to the space. He has done some great video podcast interviews with some of the top people in the domain industry.
This is a major win for this business that is a smaller company competing against the larger ones such as OPSM, Spec Savers etc. As it happens, it appears that Spec Savers were the previous owners of Optometrist.com.au.
So congrats to the folks over at The Eye Practice.
Todays podcast is with the marketing manager of Flippa.com, Andrew Knibbe. Its a very short podcast at approx 20 mins compared to my usual 45 – 60 min ones.
If you have not herd of Flippa.com yet then come out of your cave and have a listen to what they have to offer. They are one of the biggest website sales marketplaces on the web at the moment and are getting very good results for their customers.
If you have been contemplating listing a website for sale on Flippa.com but have yet to do so, it would normally cost you US$19 to list a website with them.
Andrew has kindly organized a discount code for OzDomainer Podcast listeners which will give you 15 credits towards your first listing so you will only have to pay the balance of US$4. Just use the discount code “ozdom1” to claim your 15 free credits.
If you have already used Flippa.com in the past please feel free to leave a comment on how you went and what website / domain you listed or sold on Flippa.
I hope you enjoy the podcast.
Happy New Year to all my readers / listeners.
I think we are in for an amazing year where domain names will reach a whole new audience of end users.
To help with that process, I hope that the interviews I have done in the past and my future podcasts will help to educate the general public and domain investors alike.
Some of my upcoming confirmed podcast guests will be –
Adrian Kinderis, CEO of AusRegistry
Adam Dicker, CEO of DNForum.com
Page Howe, CEO of SiteHQ.com
Frank Schilling, (Second follow up interview from our first last year)
Also on my list but not spoken to or confirmed –
Rob Grant, CEO of RealEstateDirectory.com
Michael & David Castello of CCIN Castello Cities Internet Network
This will be a follow up interview with the Castello Brothers from my first podcast interview with them back in 2008
I have many more on my list that I will add at a later date. If you have anyone in particular you would like me to have on my podcast, please drop me a line through the comment section and I will see what I can do to get them on the show.
Have a great day!
A focus on my ccTLD domains mainly in my home country of Australia will take up most of my attention & time.
Here are some of the domains that we will be working on in 2011 –
AudioBooks.com.au, Cardboard.com.au, DslrCameras.com.au, SlrDigitalCamera.com.au & SlrDigitalCameras.com.au, ElectronicDrums.com.au, GpsSoftware.com.au, LedDownlights.com & .com.au, LiquorLicensing.com.au, MiningJobs.net.au & MiningJobsAustralia.com & .com.au, Forex-Trading.com.au, StepLadders.com.au, SuperchargerKits.com.au & ShortCourse.com.au.
So there is enough there to keep my developers busy for 2011 and beyond. I will be keeping you up to date on how these sites are going over the new year and will be happy to accept any constructive criticism and feedback on how they can be improved.
In regards to the podcasts on this site, I will be stepping that up with a target of at least one new podcast every fortnight with a wide range of people in the web industry not just domainers but anything and anyone that is related to developing a successful domain name including Web Development, Content Management Systems, SEO, Pay Per Click Advertising, Social Media, Content Writing, Business Development & Management, Website Images, Graphic Design and a whole lot more. If you have any particular subject you would like to learn about and hear from experts on the subject, please drop me a line and let me know and I will do my best to accommodate you.
I would just like to thank all of you who have been guests on my podcast as without you guys it would not be anywhere near as interesting! Also a big thanks to all those who have been reading and listening to my blog / podcast over 2010, I apreciate your support. It is hard to believe that this site will have been running for 4 years come July 2011 so there will be some celebrating going on then I can assure you.
I wish you all a very Happy New Years and very prosperous 2011!
As far as I am concerned, Woolworths picked it up for a song!! It sounds like they intend to take on Bunnings in a pretty big way so it will be interesting to see how they go about it.
Owning the single word category killer domain name should help a to get them going.
Here is the full story in the Herald Sun today http://www.heraldsun.com.au/business/dot-dashed-as-domain-name-lapses/story-e6frfh4f-1225971726800
I had some issues with my emails not getting through to Frank which delayed the process, but I finally got it sorted with some help from my mate Ron Jackson from DNJournal.com who passed on some messages to Frank on my behalf. Thanks a million Ron
Ron did a brilliant cover story article about Frank on his blog back in 2007 which you can read here – http://www.dnjournal.com/cover/2007/december.htm
Frank is a legend in the Domain Name industry and very nice guy to boot.
For someone who achieved so much in a smaller amount of time than most other domain investors, he is a true champion of this business.
Frank’s blog, Seven Mile (named after the beach where he lives on the Grand Cayman Islands) is by far one of the best domain name blogs out there even though he only posts once a month or so but when he does it is true gold. If you have not read it make sure you put on your list of “must do” items.
Anyway, that is enough from me! Get stuck into the podcast.
It is not very often that I have been this excited about an online product or service, but Kajabi is a different beast completely.
If you have no idea what Kajabi is and what the heck I am talking about then you can check it out here www.Kajabi.com.au
If you have already watched the first video then the latest video with a look behind Kajabi and what powers it, to its pricing structure are all revealed on the latest video. Just click on the “Get Kajabi” tab at the top of the page.
I have decided that I will be going for the Ultimate package as it just seemed to be the best value for my business model, but there is an option for everyone.
There is a 14 Day Free trial with no strings attached but it is for a very limited time.
Disclaimer: Ed Keay-Smith & OzDomainer.com are affiliates of Kajabi and will make affiliate commissions on products or services purchased through these links.
I was just reading an email that was sent to me from the well known internet marketer John Reese. John stated in the email that he has just signed a brokerage agreement with Sedo.com to sell one of his premium domain names Income.com. It is listed at $1 Million. It will be interesting to see what it goes for but I wish John the best of luck with the sale.
Just watched a great interview with George Pongas on DomainerIncome.tv
For those of you who don’t know who George is, he started up the Domain8.com drop service for the .com.au ccTLD which was later sold to Fabulous.com and renamed to Drop.com.au which is its current service. Watch the video to see what George is up to now and his views on the domain industry at the moment.
I have wanted to interview Frank since I began this domain names podcast almost 3 years ago.
It should happen within the next week or so, hopefully in time for my birthday on the 14th October.
If you have anything you would like me to ask Frank on your behalf, then please leave a message in the comments section of this post.
Cheers and have a great day!
This is my first post done on my new iPad that I picked up on the weekend. It is very cool and as far as I am concerned lives up to the marketing hype from Apple. I am making this post using the WordPress iPad app which is very basic but does all the basics and makes blogging on the run a whole new type of easy.
Anyway to topic of this post, .Co domains.
Well it am pretty dam sure that it won’t be .Co, not in my life time anyway!
I have waited for a while to let the initial rush of the .Co registrations die down to see how things have gone. As far as new registrations go, it has gone very very well with close to 500,000 .Co’s registered in the first few months. Not to bad at all.
I have been reading posts on many domain blogs where people are talking up the .Co like it was going to knock the .Com off it’s number 1 spot in the next few years, it makes me laugh that these folks are so ignorant. Domain newbies would be the best way I can describe them and ignorant ones at that.
Now I am NOT saying that they don’t have a place and that they are not valuable, far from it. I think that the .Co is one of the better gTLD’s to come along in the past 10 years and I own about 30 of them myself. But to even suggest for a moment that they will take over as the king of domains is just delusional IMHO!
At the time of this post there are over 80 Million .Com’s registered and has taken 25 years to get to that number. With Billions of dollars of marketing and advertising dollars behind the brand of .Com it just won’t happen.
So let’s re-visit this post in 5 years time to see how the .Co has gone and if it has overtaken the .Com. If it has I will eat my hat live on video.
Have a great day folks.
I am happy to announce that my Aussie domainer friend Simon Johnson, who I interviewed on my Last Domain Names Podcast has launched his fantastic new show called Domainer Income TV which you can check out at DomainerIncome.tv.
This weeks guest is Jeff Kupietzky from Oversee.net where Jeff talks about some interesting facts regarding Oversee that I have not heard discussed anywhere before.
After talking with Simon this afternoon he told me who will be on his next episode (but has sworn me to secrecy) and I am sure that it will be a great show, don’t miss it.
Well done Simon for getting this show of the ground.
In this episode of Domain Names Podcast I talk with Simon Johnson from DomainerIncome.com
Simon has a huge amount of experience in the domain industry and has been flying low under the radar
so far, but that is all about to change with his new domain name management service.
In my opinion Simon has put together one of the best domain name investment tools available
today and I have looked at them all! He does have a limited version free trial so make sure and check it out.
Disclamer:!!! I am an affiliate of Domainer Income and will make a commission if you purchase the Pro version of Domainer Income but if that bothers you then just bypass my links and type the domain in yourself.
The product is that good I just think more people should know about it regardless.
Here is a short Bio on Simon.
Co-Founder Domainer Income
* Co-Founded one of Australia’s first ISPs (isp.com.au) and Internet Security companies (shake.net)
* Former writer for Australian Personal Computing Magazine
* Author of best selling book on Internet Safety (Keep Your Kids Safe), published worldwide by McGraw Hill.
* 12+ years working for large multinational companies in the areas of Security, Fraud and Risk.
* Co- Founder of DomainerIncome.com
Enjoy the podcast!
I am writing this post at the Cable Beach Caravan Park in Broome Western Australia, I am here for 7 days with my family on a holiday.
Coincidentally yesterday the domain name www.CaravanParks.com.au sold on Drop.com.au for AU$10,100.00
I did not go after the domain myself but I did say to my wife Lois that I thought it would go for between $8 – $10 thousand dollars.
Anyway that is enough work for 1 week, congrats to Shaun Pilford from DIRECT NAVIGATION DOMAINS for picking up the domain, it is a great one.
I was happy to notice today that Frank Schilling has started blogging again although he states it will not be as regular as he was blogging in the past.
Great to hear from you again Frank, In my mind once a month or so is better than not at all.
Here is the link to Frank’s blog http://domainnamesales.com/sevenmile/blog/
As most of you know who read this blog or listen to my podcasts, I own quite a few ccTLD domains including .Com.AU (of course!!) .Co.UK, .IN & .CO.IN
Over the last 6 months the traffic to many of my Indian sites .IN & .CO.IN such as WaterPurifiers.in & SolarPanels.in has at least tripled and they are getting thousands more visitors per month than they have been getting in the past.
On average they are both in the Top 5 results on Google.co.in and are competing up there with the multi million / multi Billion dollar companies that are targeting the same premium keywords that I am.
This now opens up some possible opportunities for me to either sell the domains to these companies or enter into some type of JV partnership with them.
One such company is Tata BP Solar India Limited which is one of India’s largest companies comprising a partnership with Tata & BP which are both Billion dollar companies.
Although I am at this moment only monetizing these sites with Google AdSense, it will not be that way for much longer as I have always had bigger plans for these websites.
I also own many of Tata / BP’s core product domains such as –
With the middle class population of India growing at a rapid rate and expected to be larger the the total population of the US within the next 10+ years, I think there are some very exciting times ahead for the Indian domain name market.
Aftermarket Domain sales down in the great land of Oz are picking up pace.
I think we have some very exciting times ahead for the .AU market.
Here are some screen shots of some names that sold at auction last Friday 28th May on Drop.com.au
Today I interviewed David Lye, CEO of Netfleet.com.au Australia’s largest domain name aftermarket with over 30,000 domains up for sale on its website.
I believe that the .AU market has huge potential and with the help of sites like Netfleet.com.au and partner company Netregistry.com.au that the general publics awareness of the value of quality generic domain names will only get stronger.
I hope you enjoy this podcast.
Well today had some great names drop in the .com.au space, and it still blows my mind that these names are let drop!!
First up www.CarParts.com.au went at auction on Drop.com.au for AU$18,012 and was picked up by Michael Sojevic from the domain blog www.DNTrade.com.au. Well done Michael, that is a record for Drop.com.au where the biggest previous drop was for www.Printing.com.au that went for AU$9221 last year.
I was bidding on this name but only got to AU$5000 as that was my budget, damm!!
The other big name to go was www.CurrencyTrading.com.au which went for AU$5206 and was also picked up by Michael Sojevic, well done again mate!
I got to AU$2500 for that one!!
ccTLD’s are alive and very well DownUnder.
My guest today on Domain Names Podcast is Andrew Miller co-founder & President of Internet Real Estate Group one of the men behind (along with Zappy Zapolin) leading internet brands such as Beer.com, Computer.com, Music.com, Debt.com, CreditCards.com, Diamond.com, Chocolate.com and many many more.
Andrew shares his years of experience online and talks about what lead him to where he is today, what he thinks the future of the internet has to offer and his new domain sales platform website Simple Domains.
The Australian domain after market is relatively new to the TLD market and has only been around for less than 2 years now.
The only Drop service that I am aware of is www.drop.com.au (formally www.domain8.com.au up until a few weeks a go when it was sold to www.fabulous.com)
Added 02/12/09 Sorry forgot about www.domainwatch.com.au, I use www.drop.com.au a lot more though.
There have been many names dropping over the past weeks and months that should just never have been allowed to expire, someone has taken their eye off the ball!!
Names like Townsville.com.au one of Australia’s most popular towns with tens of thousands of searches per month on Google Australia, who in their right mind would let that name drop. Surely it was not because they could not afford the AU$25.00 for 2 years renewal fee?? It went in the drop auction for AU$17,000 if my memory serves me (don’t quote me on that figure!) Then today we saw MotorHomes.com.au drop and was picked up for AU$5555.00 again with tens of thousands of searches on Google Australia.
So my question to you and other domain owners is this – Who Is Renewing Your Domain Names??? Who Has Been Given the Responsibility?? of making sure that you don’t lose your precious assets.
If you have a business / company and you have staff who’s job it is to manage the renewals of your domain names, make sure that you are included on the email list for renewal reminders even if you have it set within your registrar for Auto Renewal. Things can still go wrong with Auto Renewal in place such as credit cards expiring and what if the staff member responsible for these domains leaves the company and more than likely there company email address gets cancelled by the IT department not knowing that all of the renewal or domain related notices are set to go to that now non existent email address.
So go and double check all of your domains now to make sure you are protected from this happening, I am not sure about everyone else but paying the AU$25.00 renewal fee is a dam site cheaper than having to pay for it at auction due to ignorance or being lazy. Go check them now!
Just a quick update about a couple of podcasts –
First off the interview I had planned a while back with Johns Wu the creator and seller of www.bankaholic.com has had to be postponed until early next year due to contractual agreements with the sale of the site. I will let everyone know when it is done and us up live on this website.
I am also happy to announce that I will be doing a podcast with Rick Silver from www.n49.ca / www.n49.com and we will be talking about his new role with Rick Latona & the Traffic shows as Panel Moderator. I met Rick in Amsterdam in June at the Traffic ccTLD conference. He is a great speaker and has a fantastic portfolio of generic .CA domains that he has developed over the years. So I will keep you posted on that interview when it goes live sometime in the very near future.
If you have yet to listen to my Podcasts with the other 2 Ricks, Rick Latona & Rick Schwartz then please have a listen to them at these links.
Morgan Linton from DomainVestors.tv and I caught up in Perth Australia (my home city) last Thursday when he was here on business. He had a few stops on the east coast of Australia in Melbourne & Sydney as well before arriving in Perth.
This was the first time we met in person but we have conversed on the internet many times and he was a guest on my Domain Names Podcast several months back. Here is the link to that podcast for those of you who have not listened to it yet. Morgan Linton Podcast.
We went out for a nice meal and talked about (you guest it) Domain Names! in particular ccTLD domains as we both have a strong interest in that market place. We also talked about the Apple iPhone (doesn’t everyone???) as we both have the latest 3GS which IMHO is just brilliant and a complete game changer in the Smart Phone game!
Morgan is a very switched on young man and has some great plans for his website DomainVestors.tv and will be conducting a series of video interviews with various domain name investors next year so watch out for those!
Thanks for your visit to Perth Morgan, it was great to finally meet you in person. I hope you enjoyed your trip down south to Margaret River and did lots of wine tasting. It is Gods country down there, one of my favorite places on earth.
I just finished reading the great story about fellow Aussie Domainer Gregg McNair at DnJournal.com When you read this artice you could be forgiven for thinking that it is about 10 different people as Gregg has lived the life of at least 10 guys he has done so much! and he is just a young bloke!!
I met Gregg at the Traffic ccTLD conference this year in Amsterdam but did not get to spend any time with him which would of been great but he was very busy and hard to get a hold of, maybe we can have a talk on a podcast at some stage as I am sure it would be great listening.
Well done again by Ron Jackson, he truly is the master of interviews! I especially love the bit with the cow giving birth (thats where Gregg gets his hands dirty)
OK, I have had a gut full of people using the phrase “Premium Domain/s” to describe their piece of crap domain names!
Every time I look in forums or on domain blogs there seems to be some dickhead trying to flog their worthless domains to some poor unsuspecting domain newbie that gets sucked into the who “Premium Domain” bullshit. Excuse my French but this reeeeeeally pisses me off.
Trust me on this one, www.i-bloody-great-bullshit-domain-name.biz does not class as a “Premium Domain” in my books.
People who are new to domains and reading this blog, please please please!!! DO YOU RESEARCH before you hand over your cash for these rubbish domains.
I could go and register 100 new hand registered names that are better than 80% of the crap that I see being bought and sold in the domain aftermarket. STOP and THINK! before you buy a name, ask yourself, Is this a generic word or phrase that is being searched on in Google or the other Search Engines or is it just some made up crap that someone thinks is a great idea and is sure to catch on one day or be “Brandable”.
Sorry to rant on guys & girls but this has just gotten beyond a joke and I had to say something.
PS. My above Premium Domain i-bloody-great-bullshit-domain-name.biz is for sale for a limited time only for the bargain basement price of just US$10,000!
My guests today on Domain Names Podcast are Paul Sloan & David Carter from www.PlayingTheAngles.com
Paul Sloan is a longtime journalist, who has worked for Fortune Magazine, National Public Radio, CNN and a bunch of other places, on staff and as a freelancer. Paul has interviewed people such as Kevin Ham in that great article that was published in the Business 2.0 Magazine back in May 2007 before the magazine closed down.
Paul has teamed up with David Carter, an Internet Marketing specialist and domain name investor from the UK and together, they plan on building an interactive site, based on interviews and business experiments with some of the world’s finest entrepreneurs.
One of their first guests in Frank Schilling who does not do that many interviews and has some great gems of wisdom in the interview with Paul.
These are two very switched on guys who I am sure will have great success with their new project at Playing The Angles
Thanks to them both for being on my podcast, I hope you enjoy what they have to say.
Patrick started his Domain Names Blog only 12 months ago and has built it into a fantastic resource for the domain industry. With its unique blend of Video, Comic Strips & Reviews it stands out from the crowd of often same old same old domain blogs.
Patrick has put a great deal of effort into his WordPress based website and I think he has done a great job for a “Non Techie” as he calls himself.
I hope you enjoy the podcast.
Next week I will have the pleasure of having as a guest on Domain Names Podcast, Johns Wu the original owner / creator of www.Bankaholic.com. For those of you who have been living in a cave without internet for the past 9 months, Johns sold www.Bankaholic.com to www.BankRate.com for a reported US$15 Million dollars after only a few years of the site being created (in WordPress by the way). Nice going Johns!
If you have any questions you would like me to ask Johns in the interview then please email me ed(@)ozdomainer.com or make a comment on this post. Cheers Ed
On this episode of Domain Names Podcast I talk with my mate Ben Wilks, Domainer & SEO Guru! Now I do not use the word GURU very lightly as it gets used a great deal where it shouldn’t be, but in Ben’s case it would be an understatement if anything.
Ben has been working in SEO & Web Publishing since his mid teens (he turns 30 this year) so for 15 years or half his life. Now I know for a fact that Ben would more than likely be cringing when I use the word “Guru” as it is something he would never say about himself.
So in this podcast we mainly talk about SEO and its relationship to domain names and cover some of the important facts relating to SEO. Ben has only one client and is not actively looking for more, he uses his talents these days to work on his own domain development projects rather than having to deal with clients.
But as he you will hear in the podcast, if you are very very very!!!! serious about an SEO project he is happy to talk turkey with you.
My guest today on Domain Names Podcast is Zappy Zapolin co-founder & CEO of Internet Real Estate Group & InternetWarrior.com and the visionary behind such leading internet brands such as Beer.com, Computer.com, Music.com, Debt.com, CreditCards.com, Diamond.com and many many more.
Zappy shares his years of experience online and talks about what lead him to where he is today, what he thinks the future of the internet has to offer & we discuss his latest project www.InternetWarrior.com
A special thanks goes out to Andrew Hazen from InternetIdeas.net for helping me contact Zappy when my emails to him were not getting through for whatever reason. Thanks mate!
I would also like to thank everyone who has made comments and posted links on their blogs/websites about how much they enjoy this podcast. I have had a few requests from listeners about who they would like me to interview on future podcasts such as Frank Schilling, Mike Berkens & Rob Grant to name but a few. So if you do have someone that you want to hear from please let me know and I will endeavor to get them on the show.
So starting with Frank Schilling! if you are reading this or if someone knows how to contact Frank I would love to hear from him. Same goes for Mike Berkins & Rob Grant.
On this, Episode 12 of Domain Names Podcast my guest is Edwin Hayward from www.MemorableDomains.co.uk
I was fortunate enough to meet Edwin on the first day of the Traffic ccTLDs conference in Amsterdam and spent many hours talking about domains with him. He is a very switched on guy and has been around the domain industry since the mid to late 90’s and started one of the first ever if not the first website all about buying, selling and investing in domain names called www.igoldrush.com.
Many of you may have seen it of late as it is still around but was sold by Edwin several years ago to its current owners.
One of Edwin’s current projects (of which there are many) is his domain sales website www.memorabledomains.co.uk which lists many of his domains for sale targeted mainly at the .CO.UK domain market.
This is the longest podcast I have done at 1Hr & 16Mins in length. (yes I know I could cut it in half and have 2 separate podcasts, but time is just not permitting on that front) as Edwin has some great insights into many other domain related subjects such as domain development, mini-sites, marketing of domains and much much more.
Make sure you take notes as there are some gems in this podcast for those of you who have your ears and your mind open!
So grab yourself a cup of something, sit down and enjoy the podcast.
Todays Domain Names Podcast is with my friend and fellow .IN ccTLD investor Jeff Behrendt from www.INForum.in
Jeff and I talk about the Indian domain names market, Traffic ccTLD Amsterdam and the ccTLD market in general.
Jeff is a very smart guy who really gets the .IN domain extension and his Indian Domain Forum is the leading authority on the subject.
If you have any interest at all in Indian domains make sure you have a listen to this podcast and check out his forum.
I have been trying to get in touch with Mike “Zappy” Zapolin from www.internetrealestate.com & www.internetwarrior.com to arrange to do an interview with him but both emails I have sent to him (two different emails as well) have had no response.
I am unsure if he is getting them at all?? So if anyone who reads this has a way of passing on a message to Zappy then I would be very grateful.
I think Zappy would be a great person to interview for my Domain Names Podcast if I could only get in touch with him.
Zappy can email me on ed(@)ozdomainer.com or just make a comment on this blog post.
I am happy to say that my Domain Names Podcast with “Domain King” Rick Schwartz is complete and live to listen to below.
Rick is a “tell it like it is” type of guy which is one of the reasons I like to read his blog religiously over at http://www.ricksblog.com
The conversation started in the toilet and progressed from there. (you will have to listen to it it to find out more).
We talked about everything from his start in domains, some of his recent sales and what he thinks lies ahead for the industry.
I greatly enjoyed my talk with Rick and I hope you learn something from this very sharp business man.
Picking up from where I left off in Traffic ccTLD’s Amsterdam, My thoughts! (Part 1)
I have been asked by a few people if I thought flying all the way from Perth to Amsterdam (which is about a 24 hour trip including layovers) was worth it?
I think the answer comes back to the type of person you are, If you are the type of person who is shy, sticks to themselves and only goes to the sessions in the day then it may not be the best investment of your time and money but you may just pick up one thing from a speaker that could be very important to your business.
If you are the type of person who is outgoing, like to meet new people and network then you would be crazy not to go as you will learn more in the first day (especially if you are new to domaining) than you could imagine.
This is what these seminars and conferences always come down to for me, THE OTHER PEOPLE ATTENDING! I look back over the past 5 years at some of the conferences I have been to and some of my closest friends and business associates have come from them. Even though I live thousands of miles away from them we always keep in tough on a regular basis through the magic of the internet and programs such as Skype www.skype.com
The one thing I am sure of is that everyone who attended Traffic ccTLDs Amsterdam left with something different, new business connections, new ideas of how to do business, new friends and a few hangovers as well LOL but the important thing now is what is done with this new found information or business associates. If nothing is done then you may as well not have attended. Massive action is the key, act now while the information and inspiration are still fresh (I am speaking to myself here as well LOL)
One thing I did learn is that Howard Neu has a great voice as he demonstrated on the second evenings dinner event at West India House where a great time was had by all I am sure.
So thanks to all the people like Rick Latona, Howard Neu & Rick Schwartz for putting on these events and bringing people together from across the globe to share their information and view points regarding domain names. I still consider myself a very small fish in a very large pond but I am having a great time learning from everone else and hearing their stories. Thanks to all of those people who I talked with at Traffic ccTLDs and until the next time we meet I wish you all great fortune and happiness.
Well I have been back from the Amsterdam Traffic ccTLD’s Conference for one week now and I have been thinking about what to say about it on my blog.
I was going to give a detailed blow by blow description of the event but then I realized it was pretty pointless after reading Ron Jackson’s coverage of the event in his recent June 2009 cover story at www.DNJournal.com. The guy does such a great job it would be very very very hard to do it better.
So rather than just repeating what Ron covered so well I will just give some of my viewpoints and opinions of what I thought of the event.
First point is to again thank Mark Fulton from the Domain Blog www.DotSauce.com for passing on the ticket to me to for the event that he won from Rick Latona. If you have not been to Mark’s blog check it out as it is one of the best out there!
One of the main reasons myself and others go to these industry events / conferences is to meet people and network. The sessions are great most of the time and I always learn something, but what you learn from just having a chat over a drink with someone is so much more rewarding that I would go just for that reason alone.
Considering it was Rick’s first major event it was run very well with only a few teething problems that you can only learn from over time which I am sure they will. If I had to give it a score out of 10 for how the conference was run I would say it was about an 8.5 /10 which is very decent in my books.
But the devil is in the details and I have been spoiled in the past by some of the internet marketing events that I have attended in the past where the details really really matter! Even to the point where they will get the attending guests to fill in a quick survey at the end of the conference to get feedback on what the attendees did and did not like about the conference and what could be improved.
I thing this is an important step and I have done this myself at seminars that I have run through my own business at home. If you don’t ask you will never really know as most people are polite and even if they did not like something they may still say it was “fine”. However if you give them an anonymous opportunity to speak their mind they will be free to tell the truth about what they think.
I came away from the conference with some new friends and business associates and thats what it is all about in my book. It was great to get to know people like Jeff Behrendt from www.InForum.in as we have chatted many many times online about Indian domains but this was the first time we had met. Jeff’s Indian domain name forum is the leader in regards to the Indian domain space and is well worth your time if you have any interest in the .CO.IN or .IN domain extension (a sleeping giant IMHO). I shared a hotel room with Jeff and we had some good laughs, he’s pretty funny for a Canadian LOL!
Another kindred spirit that I met at the conference was Edwin Hayward from www.MemorableDomains.co.uk. Edwin was one of the panelists at the conference and did a very fine job of covering the UK domain extension. I got talking with Edwin on the very first day of the conference and we seemed to get on well and had a great appreciation of the .CO.UK ccTLD of which Edwin is a leading authority on the subject. Some of the things I picked up from Edwin in the first few hours of meeting him were well worth the time and effort of getting from Perth to Amsterdam for the conference. I came home with a completely different view on my domains and what I would be doing with them in the future but more of that in an upcoming blog post!
Matt Asher was someone who I only got to know in the last few days of the trip but was a great guy with a very nice collection of names who is also from Canada. Mark own www.freebeer.com which is a name many males would appreciate! Matt is American by birth but moved North to Canada from the US and now calls it home.
All of the guys I have just mentioned and I spent the Friday morning after the conference checking out Amsterdam on foot and on a boat ride and had lunch at a very nice little restaurant to top it all off.
It was great catching up again with Elliot & Karen Silver (from www.elliotsblog.com) who I met in New York last year when I was travelling with my family and also meeting for the first time Ron & Diana Jackson & Rick Latona who have both been a guest on my Domain Names Podcast.
Well this is all for now, more to follow in Part 2 where I will discuss my upcoming project idea that I decided to work on from talking with people at Traffic ccTLD’s.************************************************************
I am very happy to say that this time next week I will be in Amsterdam attending Rick Latona’s TRAFFIC ccTLD conference in Amsterdam.
I was fortunate enough to win a ticket from Mark Fulton from www.dotsauce.com Domain Blog. Mark was awarded the ticket himself for being the person to make the most number of blog posts on Rick Latona’s new www.cctlds.com website / forum, unfortunately for Mark his passport was out of date and he was not going to have enough time to get it renewed. He put it up for grabs on his site and I put my name down for it and gratefully he chose me to have the ticket.
So a quick airfare purchase and room reservation and I am now all set. So thanks very much again to Mark Fulton for the ticket.
I will be sharing a room at the hotel with Jeff from www.inforum.in so no doubt we will have lots to talk about regarding the Indian domain name industry.
So all in all I think the conference will be great knowing the quality of the organizers and the speakers, but I look forward mostly to getting to meet new friends and business partners and catching up with others.
I am happy to announce that one of my next guests on my Domain Names Podcast with be the Domain King himself Rick Schwartz.
I am looking forward to this interview as I have huge respect for what Rick has done in and for the domain industry over the years.
The interview will not happen until after TRAFFIC ccTLD in Amsterdam as Rick has a full schedule and some holidays between now and then so that gives anyone who has specific questions that they would like to ask Rick the time to get them to me.
Funnily Rick and I were both quoted in the same article in the Australian newspaper The Sydney Morning Herald in Jan 2008
I spoke about that in this post http://www.ozdomainer.com/rick-schwartzs-rivers-of-gold-story-from-the-sydney-morning-herald/
It has been a while in the making but finally I got to do my interview with Ron Jackson from www.dnjournal.com.
I consider Ron to be the top guy when it comes to reporting on whats happening in the Domain world with his great interviews that he does with the who’s who of domainers, his coverage of all the major domain name conferences and his relentless tracking of the sales that are happening in the domain industry.
I hope you enjoy the Podcast.
For those who have not seen it yet, Rick Latona has opened up his new forum dedicated to ccTLD’s.
You can fin out more about it here www.cctlds.com , If you join the forum (which is free) feel free to mention
me as where you heard about it from. My forum user name is OzDomainer, look me up when you drop by.
I am happy to say that in March I will be doing a Podcast interview with Ron Jackson from DNJournal.com.
Ron is the main man in the Domain Industry for covering all the major events and is responsible for some of the best domainer interviews I have ever read.
I think it would be great to get some questions for Ron to answer from readers of my blog, so please feel free to submit them to me during February so I can put them to him on the day.
This is the first time I have ever used more than two Must’s in a sentence so this must be good!
Well it is!
Ron Jackson has just posted this today – The State of the Industry January 2009: 15 Leading Experts Break Down What Went Wrong in 2008 and Predict What Will Happen in 2009 and it would have been worth reading if it had only been the last post by Leading Expert #15 (you will have to read the article to find out who it is)
DO NOT WASTE A SECOND MORE ON MY BLOG! GET YOUR BUTTS OVER TO THE ARTICLE NOW
As most of you know I am a big .IN domain fan and it looks like Bob Parsons from GoDaddy is .IN to it as well (sorry could not resist!)
GoDaddy is now an official registra of the .IN ccTLD’s. And it’s not just .IN, but all the associated extensions too — .CO.IN, .NET.IN, .ORG.IN, .FIRM.IN, .GEN.IN and .IND.IN. The full suite of .IN domains start at the price of just $14.99/yr
Now seeing as I am a Pro Reseller of GoDaddy through my website www.DomainNamesJunction.com that makes me a happy camper as I can register them for only $12.99 which over the next year will be a big cost saving exercise when I will transfer my 320+ .IN & .CO.IN domains across to GoDaddy.
Are you ready to grab your share of over 60 million internet users in India?* *Figure comes from internetworldstats.com
It is often said by other domainers / domain owners that their parked pages do not get good rankings (if ranked at all) by Google or other search engines.
I like to keep an eye on my domains as often as possible to check their traffic stats which may be as often as every 3-4 days or so for my different accounts and domain TLD’s & ccTLD’s.
It always grabs my attention when there is a large traffic spike in particular when its not just over a day or so which could be news or current event related to cause an increase in searches. But when the increase stays there and does not drop back down again it usually points to one thing, Google!
I have had quite a few domains that this has happened to recently and I don’t think that it is a coincident that all of these domains are parked with the same parking company www.parked.com as I think they have one of the better custom domain setups that seems to be very “SEO friendly”.
One of my domains on the subject of Electrical Switches www.electricalswitches.net is ranked about number twelve on Google’s global search using a broad keyword search which is not to bad at all considering that it is only parked. The exact match phrase “electrical switches” lists about 433,000 websites that have that phrase on their site according to the Google results and www.electricalswitches.net is listed at number 9 on Google.
So needless to say that the ppc income has gone up accordingly from what it was a few months ago of about $2 per month to approx $15 per month now.
Now this is not going to buy my New Nissan GT-R any time soon (the best sports car ever to come out of Japan IMHO and a “super car killer“)
The downside to parked.com is that as yet they don’t have a domain sales after market to handle any enquiries about the domain if you have it listed for sale, just a basic contact form which is ok. I would prefer the best of both worlds but with all of the parking companies I am yet to find it.
Still I am impressed with the rankings of my indexed parked pages and while the domains are waiting to get developed they are paying for themselves then well and good.
I just came across some recent stats on global internet usage at http://www.internetworldstats.com/top20.htm and it tells an interesting story.
It is no surprise to me that China is now the leading country in terms of the number of internet users it has with 253 Million users beating the US with 220 Million and of course the amazing thing is that China has only a 19% user penetration to reach number 1 where the US has a 72.5% user penetration. This leaves room for massive growth over the next 5 – 10 years for China. Even if they only grow to 40% in the next 10 years that is over 500 Million internet users and that is huge numbers in anyone’s book.
But the country that excites me the most is of course India. No surprise there to my regular readers! With over 60 Million internet users to date it is number 4 on the list just after Japan. With a population of over 1.1 Billion people its user penetration is a tiny 4% which leaves massive room for growth. So happy days I think are ahead for the .co.in & .in ccTLD. Every day I am picking up great one & two word domains at reg fee which in time I am sure will be worth 50x times what I paid for them.
I have already seen an increase in interest for my .co.in & .in domains through Sedo and have sold a few over the past 12 months for anywhere between a 50x – 150x return.
I am constantly re-investing my profits into buying more Indian domains and developing the ones that I like the most. I can’t buy them all and don’t have the time to look every day, but there are still GREAT Indian domains to be had at reg cost. I still invest in other ccTLD’s and have several hundred .com, net & org’s in my portfolio and also .co.uk but I think the diamonds in the rough are my .co.in & .in domains. Give it a few more years and I will either be laughing or being laughed at. Nothing ventured nothing gained!
As many of you know I am a HUGE ccTLD fan. I think there are some great untapped opportunities to be had at the moment and I am taking advantage of this myself.
I have spoken about my mini-site www.waterpurifiers.in which is being slowly developed over time and is starting to get some great results on Google.
The AdSense revenue is picking up and in the near future I should be putting some advertising on the site as well.
So after only 3 months or so being live it is coming along nicely and should only get stronger over time as more content gets added to the site.
I have also launched about 2 weeks ago my site www.solarpanels.in with which I am following the same principals as www.waterpurifiers.in
There is only a few pages of content on Solar Panels as I am drip feeding the content over time.
My goal with these sites is to have JV partners and advertisers as the main revenue source rather than PPC and more than likely get rid of PPC all together, but for now if they make a few dollars a day it helps to cover the cost of development.
I often get asked if it is worth developing domains other than dot com TLD’s such as .net, .org, .info etc.
My answer to that is it depends on a few things.
I would NOT recommend putting a great deal of time into developing non dot coms other that ccTLD’s such as .com.au, .co.uk or .in etc as the owners of the .com version of your domain will gain a fair bit of the benefits of your hard work.
I would (and do myself) recommend building mini-sites around .net, .org etc but not a fully developed site. Min sites in my experience produce a much higher rate of return than having the domains parked.
I have no problem in spending time and money building sites on my ccTLD domains as they are usually targeted at the local markets and have a strong domain extention recognition in their respective countries such the .com.au for the Australian market.
I also think that your chances of ranking well in the search engines with ccTLD,s is much better when targeting a local market but you can rank well with almost any name if your Search Engine Optimization is done well.
I arrived in Japan yesterday for 3 weeks as part of my families 7 month world trip.
We start off in Tokyo for a few days then off to Kyoto & Osaka for another 20 days.
What I have noticed so far in Tokyo is that they have some strange domain names indead!
In one of the local magazines which promotes hotels there was a high percentage of hyphenated domain names.
For eg. www.central-inn.net, www.ark-hotel.co.jp, www.toyoko-inn.com I could go on but there were way to many with hyphens it would take me all night.
Lets just say they like their hyphenated domain names!
There was also a Japanese hotel using an Indian Hyphenated ccTLD domain www.e-room.in/royalkj/ go figure???
In the one to top the lot was one we saw walking down the street which was www.eeeeeee.jp/ Look out LLL & LLLL markets, here comes the LLLLLLL.
Now if anyone can guess what the company does at www.eeeeeee.jp/ before you click on the link, I will buy you a beer!
More strange domain name sitings from Japan coming soon.
Following on in the footsteps of my previous post.
Looking at most of the dropped domain names these days is its blatantly obvious that most people registering domain names don’t have a clue as to what constitutes a good or great domain name. Yes there can be exceptions to the rule but they are few and far between.
If the people registering these very poor, nonsensical domains had only read Ron Jackson’s great website Domain Newbie first, they may have thought twice about registering them and done some research before hand.
Ron’s other site that he is much better known for is DN Journal which as MUST read also for all domainers / developers.
I have chatted to Ron via email many months ago (before I left for my 7 month trip) about him being the subject of one of my future podcasts but we have both been very busy so it is on the to do list!
I came across this very very funny domain video while I was at Jamie Parks website www.domainerdeveloper.com
It is a spoof video from “Domain Name Dollar Store”
Take a look you should get a laugh, even if you have watched it before!
The funny (& sad) thing is that most of the names in the video are better than most of the drop lists these days.
As most of my readers have gathered by now I really like the ccTLD (Country Code Top Level Domain) space and it seems as though I am not alone.
Rick Latona had this to say after the Traffic DownUnder show had finished “Clearly the .au names were popular which shouldn’t have been a surprise considering we were in Australia. This only confirms my theory and supports my decision to focus solely on ccTLDs during my own show in Amsterdam this coming June. More on that coming soon.”
I look forward to seeing what Rick has planned for the ccTLD market place next year.
Also Ron Jackson from DN Journal headlined one of his latest posts with this “Year’s Biggest Country Code Sale Takes a Spot Among the First Three on Our YTD Top 100 Domain Sales Chart” read his report on recent ccTLD sales here
To get an idea of just how big the ccTLD market is, take a look at this map of all ccTLD,s made up by John Yunker from Byte Level Research
You can even order prints of the map to put on your wall if you so desire!
Please note this info about the map below-
Each ccTLD is sized relative to the population of the country or territory, with the exception of China and India, which were restrained by 30% to fit the layout. At the other end of the spectrum, the smallest type size used reflects those countries with fewer than 10 million residents.
(Click on the image below to maximise)
I made a guest post over at www.inforum.in a few days ago and Jeff asked if he could use it on the blog at IN Forum.
Here is an extract from that post.
“About 6 months ago I made a list of about 500+ .co.in & .in domains that I was looking at registering.
I purchased about 100+ of the ones that I liked the best and left the rest for later or in this case other people.
One domain that I did not register was pvcpipes.in. A very good name, but I had others to deal with.
Well, checking back on it and others I see that quite a few of them have been registered by companies and NOT (as far as I can tell) by domainers.
The company that now owns pvcpipes.in is a manufacturer in India of you guessed it – PVC Pipes.
It is a trend that I think will get stronger as the Indian domain market gets more recognition from the Indian population.”
To read the whole post go here
No this is not what you think! It is not another post on how bad things are going in the economy yada yada yada!!!
I am in Europe at the moment on my Laptop Nomads Trip and have just spent 10 days in Switzerland.
I have been there before but was reminded of how spectacular the place is!
Also how well run it is. Everything was on time and worked well. The trains were fantastic, without doubt the best of our four months so far. If a train is running 15 seconds past its due time then it is running late in Switzerland. You can set your Swiss watch by them.
Anyway domain names are NOT in the toilet far from it (the best long term investment there is at the moment IMHO) But they are on the toilets.
On one of the 5 days we had in the wonderful Swiss town of Lauterbrunnen we went up one of the may mountains you can find there. Whilst walking on our way up to Schilthorn Piz Gloria (where the James Bond 007 film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service was filmed in 1969) we came across a portable toilet or a Porta Loo we call them in Oz from a company called Toi Toi who supply portable toilets for outdoor events and remote locations like a few thousand metres up a Swiss mountain. Of course they have their website on the side of their toilets so I could find them again and it was an easy domain to remember.
It has been very interesting over the past 4 months travelling through the UK & Europe taking note of the domain names on advertising etc. Without a doubt I have seen far far more companies using their ccTLD’s (Country Code Top Level Domains) eg www.toitoi.ch over the .com. This is good news for people getting into the domain name space as there are many many opportunities available for people to focus on their ccTLD’s if the .com is gone. Its a no brainer that if the .com is availble and affordable then you should try and get it but you can still do well without it outside of the US.
Although the US has a very large population of approx 301,139,947 people that still leaves over 6 Billion people who do not necessarily see the .com as their domain of choice.
Travelling is a very very eye opening experience in many ways, in regards to domain names it just confirms my strong belief in ccTLD’s and their future.
Take a look around where you live and see what people and companies are using for domains and don’t miss out on opportunities by having the .com blinkers on.
One thing I do on a regular basis is look over the domain names that are going to auction at any given time and then do a search of my ccTLD’s that I have in my portfolio (mainly .co.uk, com.au & .co.in & .in) to see if that domain name is available in any of those extensions.
Quite often they are and as long as it makes sense to searchers in that country and has a decent search volume for the domain name keyword string, then I will register that name. I do usually stick to commercial based domains as it is much easier to monetise them from parking in the short term and developing mini sites etc with them.
As an example here are a few Indian domains that I picked up after looking over the current list of auctions coming up next week at TRAFFIC in New York.
Now I now these names are not a .com or .net but they can be very, very powerful in their country of origin as many people relate very strongly to their own ccTLD.
I know for a fact that they will pretty much all wash their faces within 6 months once a mini-site has been put up with some original content, AdSense , affiliate programs & advertises etc. The risk of investment is not very high for a decent return and hopefully a better sale price in the long run.
I have many sites that are set up this way and tick along bringing in $5+ per day from AdSense and some a lot more from affiliate products and advertising and none are .com domains.
It is a no brainer to me that if I can buy a good quality overlooked ccTLD for under $10 and spend another $150 on content and building the mini-site and get that back in 6 months then from then on its all cream on top.
An example of a site I have is www.biodieselkits.co.uk. I have had that domain since Feb 2007 and from about Nov 2007 it has been bringing in between $5-20 per day in AdSense income and it is number 1 in Google UK for its main keyword phrase (and has been for the past 9 months) and in the top 5 on Google globally as well.
I am also talking with some suppliers to sell the product direct from the website (these kits sell for anywhere between $2500 – $25000 depending on the size) now it won’t take many sales even at the low end to make this a very profitable website and I spent $200 bucks and about 2 hours developing it.
I am not saying this to pat myself on the back, I am saying this to try and get those of you who think ccTLD’s are not worth it to think again, they are and they will only get stronger over time as the .com gets stonger and more expensive and out of reach for the small to medium businesses to buy.
At the end of a day it is just a simple formula that works for me, it may not be for everyone and that’s fine by me too. (more for me )
I am looking forward to seeing how much the .com equivalents of my domains sell for if at all. If they do go for high prices it only ads to the value of my ccTLD’s.
Am I full of crap??? Time will tell! LOL
I get asked that question a great deal and I will get to that in just a moment.
The answer depends on many things.
But first you need to ask a few other more important questions-
Do you even want to to do them yourself?
If so, how much time do you have available if you are building the sites yourself?
Do you want to create the content for the sites yourself or outsource it to a ghost writer on Elance etc?
How many domains do you have to develop and are you kidding yourself that you will ever get around to building them all out!!??
(I own approx 900 or so domains and I know that I will only ever get to developing a fraction of those)
The answers to the above questions may very well make the first question mute!
If you get to the point where you do want to develop your domain names yourself then here are some of the software platforms that I use.
For anything website / blog related, as far as I am concerned the king of the hill is WordPress. I have tried the others over the years but still keep coming back to WordPress and it just keeps getting better and better each year. It is open source so it if free to use!! Yey!
It has a huge community behind it and most decent hosting companies using C/Panel or alike suck as Host Gator have automated installs and updates available which makes it very easy for the new person getting started with WordPress.
The other software program I use and have done for the past few years is XSite Pro 2. It is a fantastic HTML / WYSYWIG website design package that is taylor made for web marketers and has many great templates, widgets, scripts etc built in.
The latest version 2 has only been out for the past 4 months and is a great improvement over the first version which was still great for its time.
XSite Pro 2 has built in scripts for your AdSense account details so it makes it very very easy with just a few clicks to have ads placed wherever you like on your site.
A site that I have just started which is on the subject of water purifiers in India called www.waterpurifiers.in was built using XSite Pro 2. It won’t win any design awards, but in my experiance in internet marketing over the past 5 years “slick is dick” and as long as the site is fuctional and has good information that is all that most visitors give a hoot about. The more bells and whistles you have on a website IMHO the worse it is for the user.
So thats my 2 cents worth on the matter and I welcome any useful and relevant comments.
I am in Paris at the moment for 7 days as part of my Laptop Nomads trip.
We were in the local cafe using the wifi when a very cool van drove past us and it caught our eye and so did the domain name. The domain is www.dogwalking.fr and you will never guess what this company does…. you guest it, Dog Walking. I did not get a chance to check out the domain name until later that day about 7 hours after first seeing it but because they used an easy to remember domain name I went straight to the website no problem at all.
I know to most this may seem like such an obvious thing to do, but on my travels I have seen some really crap domain names and guess what, I can’t remember them!
Anyway check out this website, it is very very cool and one of the stand out websites I have seen this year. www.dogwalking.fr
Hi all and sorry for no posts over the past few months.
As most of you know my family and I are on the road for 7 months taking some time out and having a great time I can tell you
We have a blog about what we are up to at www.laptopnomads.com so I will not repeat myself with that stuff here.
I relation to domaining and domainers I have managed to catch up with some guys I know from the web but have not met in person up to now and am very happy that I have done so.
I first caught up with David Carter and his family at his home in Birmingham UK for afternoon tea and met his children and wife Jan.
Read more on that with some pics here http://www.laptopnomads.com/10/laptop-nomads-are-go/
Then we spent some time with Tommy Butler and his wife Tricia who own www.glasgow.com (very nice domain name guys) Tommy is a very switched on guy and has many many Glasgow related domain names and his a great business based around them.
He took us around Glasgow for a day and we all had a ball. As Lois & I were both born in Glasgow it was a real treat to be taken around buy the man who owns it!!! Virtually at least LOL. More about that on our blog at http://www.laptopnomads.com/38/edinburgh-to-glasgow/
So many thanks to those guys for their time and hospitality, it was great to finally put a face to the names.
Before I left I said I had a new podcast to upload that I hade done with Brian Johnson from www.domainparkingmoney.net, well I am still editing that one as I have had some audio editing challenges since being away but should have it ready soon.
As for other podcasts I have been talking with Ron Jackson from www.dnjournal.com about doing one but the timing for both of us has not been great so as soon as I have more info I will let you all know.
If you have any suggestions or requests on who you would like me to interview on the subject of domain names or internet marketing please let me know and I will see what I can do.
Marketing trend is changing into online marketing. There are a lot of website hosting companies which offers online marketing solutions. These companies have increased their services circle into web site design and website development field.
According to Michael it was the first time that both himself & David had been recorded together for an interview.
Michael & David Castello (Michael on the left & David on the right of photo (Picture courtesy of www.dnjournal.com) are great guys with a huge depth of knowledge on domain names especially when it comes to Geo Domains.
They own through their company CCIN (Castello Cities Internet Network) some great names such as www.PalmSprings.com, www.Nashville.com, www.Acapulco.com and many more which are also listed on the Associated Cities website that they joined back in 2004.
Both have a great story to tell and a wealth of knowledge to share for those who are wise enough to listen. So if you have even the slightest interest in Geo Domains make sure you listen to this podcast.
Michael & David also won the 2008 Domainers Choice Award for both the Rising Star and Domain Ambassador categories at DomainFest 2008
Also check out this great video of the Castello Brothers in their Rock Band Michael Seven, you will see a side to them that you may not have seen before (Michael Lead Singer/Guitar & David on Drums). Great stuff!! www.michaelseven.com
Hope you enjoy it.
Today’ Domain Names Podcast is with Dan Kimball (on the left of photo) & Sean Stafford (on the right) from DN Zoom
DNZoom is a domain software startup backed by a team of domainers and industry insiders with years of experience in building solid, feature packed web applications.
The DN Zoom team has been hard at work building the first truly integrated domain management and monetization software, with input from some of the most successful domain professionals. It looks like a great service and to top it off it FREE!! So make sure you go and have a look at DN Zoom.
I also speak with Sean about his new eBook Domain Graduate which is a Definitive Guide aimed at Beginners or Intermediate Level of Domainer.
Click the link below for more info.
These are two very smart guys and were great fun to talk with.
Dan & Sean are talking about coming Down Under to the Traffic seminar in November and Sean has been paired up to have a boxing match with a Boxing Kangaroo!! (Not sure if this will really happen, but the images it conjures up in my mind are very funny indeed). If it does happen, well its been nice knowing you Sean. Those Big Red Kangaroo’s are nasty!
Today it was my daughter Sasha’s school fair (or fete as we say here in Australia) to get the parents and community involved in raising funds for the school.
I was providing entertainment with my band playing the drums and my wife Lois was helping out at various stands.
Just as we got to the school my wife parked her little Suzuki Swift with a few other cars under some of the large Gum Trees outside the school grounds. I was busy unloading our other car that had my drums in it.
That was when it ALL happened!!
My wife went back to her Suzuki to put a gift basket she had just purchased back into the car so she did not have to carry it around all afternoon.
She put the gift basket in the car, shut the door, took three steps away from the car when CRASH!!!
Down came a big ass branch of the tree she was parked under and it smashed down onto the roof of our car.
Oh My God!! Talk about being watched over by Angels or Guardians or whatever you like to call them.
A few seconds earlier and my wife would have been in BIG trouble and the day could have ended with a very different story. The tree caved in the whole roof and punched a whole through the roof.
Fortunately insurance should cover all the repairs or replacement of the car as it is only 12 months old and the insurance company replaces cars that are under 3 years old with a new one if it is totaled.
We do spend a great deal of time talking about parking companies and which ones are the best etc but we should also watch where we park our cars and be very, very grateful every day for the health and safety of our loved ones.
First up I will be interviewing Dan Kimball & Sean Stafford from www.dnzoom.com
Also later in the week I will be speaking with brothers Michael & David Castello from CCIN (Castello Cities Internet Network)
These guys have a great portfolio of Geo Domains and we will here from them the history behind those names and and their thoughts on this domain space.
I am greatly looking forward to speaking with all of these guests and I hope that if any of you that listen to this podcast or read this blog have any questions for the above guests, please send me them via the comment section of this post.
(Pictures courtesy of www.dnjournal.com)
AUSTRALIAN internet entrepreneurs are raking in millions of dollars a year by spotting the true value of what’s in a name.
The practice of buying up unused names, known as “domain parking”, is estimated to be worth more than $1 billion worldwide — and Australia is seen as a growing market for those with an eye for a dollar.
The Australian Domain Name Administrator (AUDA), the governing body for “dot au” domains, is set to loosen regulations restricting the practice within months, sparking a likely buying boom as a result.
Domainers, as they call themselves, spot generic or popular names that have not been turned into websites and register them for as little as $US7 ($A7.50). They cram them with advertisements and watch as they earn a few cents per hit — big bucks when you have a portfolio of tens of thousands of domains.
Unlike cyber-squatting, where people infringe trademarks and fraudulently obtain internet traffic, domainers say they are supplying people with information.
With two partners, he has built a business around names such as geekwatch.com and bingonight.co.uk — names that receive hundreds of hits through the sheer weight of the billion or so people who use the internet daily.
He now works full-time as a domainer and is auctioning one of his most prized sites, profgolfer.com, which he hopes will fetch him $75,000.
“Enormous money can be made out of parking still in Australia with dot au space, where a lot less penetration has been made than in America,” he said. “It’s as easy as seeing how many times a particular word is indexed on Google then seeing if it is taken or not.”
Rick speaks about his time in the domain name industry and how he got started, he also talks about his businesses DigiPawn & Offshoring and what is involved with the operations of both those businesses.
He talks off his trip to Tanzania and his climb up Mt Kilimanjaro and what he keeps in his garage next to his office??
Thanks for your time Rick and I hope the listeners enjoy this podcast.
Elliot was awarded this year with Domainers Choice Award of Best Domainers Blog for 2008 which I think was well deserved.
We talk about his life as a domain investor, the development of his domains www.lowell.com & www.salinas.com and the very serious topic of the Snowe Antiphishing Bill that was introduced to the US senate last week that has the potential to drastically effect the way domain investors operate if left unchanged.
Check out ComputerWorld for the entire article on the Snowe Bill and also the link to the ICA Internet Commerce Association where you can join as a member and help support the people that support domainers and are one of the main voices helping domainers to challenge the Snowe Bill.
Elliot also spoke about Sean Stafford’s Book Domain Graduate which is well worth a read for new to intermediate levels of experience in the domain industry.
Click the link below for more info.
I think that Elliot is one of the domain industries movers and shakers and has a very bright future.
Elliot was awarded this year with Domainers Choice Award of Best Domainers Blog for 2008 which I think was well deserved.
If you have any questions you would like me to ask Elliot during the interview please get them in quick via the comments section of this post.
He is in Australia at the moment working on some projects with another domainer and friend of ours Ben Wilks and will be heading back to the UK in a few weeks time. Rob is the owner of www.music.co.uk and others such as www.lol.co.uk, www.webftp.co.uk
In this interview Rob shares his incite into the domain name industry particularly the .co.uk name space. For the links to the websites and tools we spoke about in the podcast please go to this link Domain Web Tools
I hope you enjoy this podcast and if you have anyone that you would like me to interview or a specific topic that you would like covered then please let me know.
In Episode 3 of the Oz Domainer Podcast I will be talking with Australian Domainer Michael Gilmour from Whizzbangsblog.com where we will be talking about his recent trip to T.R.A.F.F.I.C West in Las Vegas and the subject of Transparency that he spoke about at the conference.
Today is the start of my new series of Domain Names Podcasts.
I will be interviewing a wide variety of people in the domain name industry and I hope the knowledge that is shared will give value to the listeners.
If you have anyone in particular that you would like me to interview please let me know in the comments section of this or any other of the podcast posts.
This article has just been posted in The Sydney Morning Herald about Rick Schwartz and domain names in general.
I was also interviewed and had a few comments quoted in the article.
Here is a snippet from the story –
In Rick Schwartz’s thriving real-estate business there are no rising interest rates to fret over, no land taxes to deal with and foreclosures are few and far between.
Yet Schwartz rakes in millions of dollars in annual income from his 6000-odd properties and recently sold one for $US750,000 after buying it in 1997 for about $US100.
It sounds too good to be true but Schwartz, the self-appointed “domain king” and full-time trader of internet real estate, says he is shocked more people haven’t tapped into the rivers of gold flowing through the domain name trading business.
For the whole article click here
The domain name industry has been receiving a great deal more press within the last 12 months or so and it looks like 2008 will be no different. A sign of things to come in what I consider to be the best business & industry to be involved with.
I would like to thank Rick Schwartz for being the flag bearer all these years in particular the early days when everyone thought he was a bit crazy for spending money on domain names. He has had the last laugh on that subject!
I still think it is early days for the domain name industry and the best is yet to come. Bring it on I say!
Well its is hard to believe thats its that time of the year again.
This will be my last post (I think) before the New Year and I would just like to say thanks to everyone I have become friends with in the domain name industry over the past 6 months.
I would have to say that Domainers are a very friendly and open bunch of people that are willing to help each other make this industry a better place for everyone. The information and help that is shared on all of the blogs is truly amazing.
So from Ed the OzDomainer from Down Under, have a very Merry Christmas and a safe and prosperous New Year.
Catch you all on the flip side!!
This is a MUST read story about Frank Schilling on www.dnjournal.com.
Here is just a snippet.
Nice Guy Finishes First: How Frank Schilling Won the Domain Race After Starting at the Back of the Pack
If there is any man in the domain business who truly needs no introduction, it’s Frank Schilling. By now just about everyone has heard the name, read the blog and marveled at the numbers. He owns hundreds of thousands of high quality generic .com domains and annual revenues for his closely held Cayman Islands company, Name Administration, Inc. are estimated to be in the $20 million range. Despite enjoying a level of success that would turn most people’s heads, Schilling, now 38, remains unchanged and is universally regarded as one of the nicest people in this (or any other) business. These are all things you have likely heard before, but to borrow a line from Paul Harvey, now it’s time to tell “the rest of the story.”
Elliot from www.topnotchdomains.com has a great post on some of the main reasons he loves domains.
Here are a few of them –
While running on the treadmill last night, I was wearing my TrafficZ shirt with the “I ? Domains” graphic on it. I hate running, so I like to think about various things to get my mind off of running to shorten my workout. I looked in the mirror, saw the shirt, and thought about why I ? Domains, and I wanted to share a list of some of the reasons:
1) Opportunities to find success no matter what the focus
2) Global industry allows networking with folks throughout the world
3) Develop, Park, Blog, Arbitrage, Hybrid…etc… You name it, you can do it
4) Fun and interactive investment vehicle
5) Industry is under the radar
To read the rest of this post head on over to Elliot’s Domain Name Blog
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Well for those of you who don’t follow English Football (or Soccer as we call it in Australia) Sydney FC (Sydney Football Club) has defeated LA Galaxy 5-3 in their friendly match at Telstra stadium in Sydney tonight in front of 83,000 fans.
It was a great match and David Beckham was in fine form with one of his trademark penalty goals.
So what does David Beckham have in common with domain names?
Well you would only have missed the Sydney.com domain name painted on the grass next to the goals if you were blind. Not to mention all the flashing and scrolling billboards along the edge of the pitch. I am not sure the numbers of the global audience, but it would had to have been in the tens of millions.
Now while all the other advertisers were displaying all sorts of hard to recall images, Sydney.com stood out the most and was the one that can had the easiest time remembering after the match. Easy just type in sydney.com in the address bar on my browser and hey presto, I’m there. The others I would have to do a fair bit of searching before I would find what I was looking for.
So as far as I am concerned it was a win for Sydney FC & a win for www.sydney.com
Go domain names!!
PS. Do you think that I gave enough links back to www.sydney.com LOL
This story as reported by DomainNews.com
Perth.com is for sale by auction on Saturday US time according to a report in the West Australian newspaper. Of course, the domain name will be of most interest, given the likely price, for someone having something to do with Perth, but there could be other interest from other “Perths” such as the one in Scotland. Bruce Tonkin from Melbourne IT predicts the domain name could sell for around $100,000.
Over the weekend it ended up selling for $200,000. Not bad at all!
As Perth Western Australia is my home town I would be in big trouble if I missed this story!
This is one of the best stories I have read in a long time!
Ron Jackson from http://www.dnjournal.com interviews Leland Hardy.
Here is a snippet from the article.
He’s been a brilliant scholar, a pro boxer, a big time sports agent and a Wall Street wizard – and Leland Hardy is just getting started.
Born into an over-achieving family that excelled in academics, Leland Hardy simultaneously fit the family mold by learning multiple languages and earning a Wharton MBA and broke it as a professional boxer who became a close friend to Muhammad Ali. Boxing and becoming a Wall Street wizard are two disciplines that rarely go hand in hand. But that’s not all. Hardy was also a sports agent, representing several NFL and NBA stars, the business advisor to tennis greats Venus and Serena Williams and a business partner with rap superstar Master P. To add further spice to the mix, in 1994 he hand registered what would become one of the world’s most valuable domain names, NewYork.com, a name he continues to hold today (along with over a thousand others).
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This article link by Sir Frank Schilling with my comments attached.
I love the .co.uk domain space and own just over 250 of them. Although I live in Australia I was born in Scotland and am developing a few of the better quality names with some companies in the UK.
I think the survey is very accurate and only makes sense that people have a high trust factor for their local ccTLd.
I know that most of the people I talk to in Australia have a similar mindset for the .com.au.
Yes .com is still king but the ccTLD’s still have a great deal to offer the new domainer that may not have the cash to get into the higher priced .com domains.
I had better stop typing and get some more …
Well this is one of those stories that just makes me shake my head in disbelief!
Check out this post on Sahar’s blog about the bungled purchase of Cowboys.com by The Dallas Cowboys.
It just goes to show that Corporate America has got a great deal of learning to do regarding the value of a great generic domain name.
Here is a snippet from the article.
The Dallas Morning News, interviewing Dallas Cowboys’ Brett Daniels, the team’s director for client services and corporate communications, confirmed the mishandling of the Cowboys.com domain purchase.
For the rest of the story click here
Here is a list of recent sales from Sedo thanks to www.domainnamenews.com
For more surprises, here is a detailed list of published Sedo sales for the week up to September 17th, 2007:
debit.com 100,000 USD
cadilac.com 68,000 USD
lsk.com 20,500 USD
1z.com 18,000 EUR
bii.com 17,500 USD
observe.com 17,000 USD
depends.com 15,499 USD
heya.com 15,000 USD
vte.com 12,800 USD
solardirectory.com 11,000 USD
myfreefilehosting.com 11,000 USD
figurine.com 10,100 USD
sportsdate.com 7,100 EUR
ykj.com 6,650 USD
colocationhosting.com 6,500 USD
vkn.com 5,900 USD
playstreet.com 5,550 USD
enjaz.com 4,900 USD
gems.org 11,100 USD
mechanics.mobi 7,000 USD
taste.org 4,200 USD
renovation.biz 2,732 USD
podcasts.info 1,750 USD
paper.info 1,355 EUR
dressers.net 1,188 USD
call-center.org 1,000 EUR
catalina.mobi 900 USD
solarheizung.org 900 EUR (solar Heating in German)
costume.biz 800 USD
hongkong.de 10,000 EUR
motels.tv 7,000 USD
scotland.tv 6,750 USD
truck.us 3,150 USD
fotos.co.uk 3,100 USD
oral.tv 2,850 USD
citysite.net 2,625 USD
domainreseller.de 2,550 EUR
songwriters.de 2,500 EUR
restaurant.se 2,500 EUR
superman.ws 2,050 USD
objektschutz.de 2,000 EUR (Security Services in German)
igame.co.uk 2,000 GBP
rent.cc 2,000 USD
EUR10.eu 2,000 EUR
westminster.de 1,750 EUR
holiday.be 1,550 EUR
traumberufe.de 1,500 EUR
socialbookmarks.de 1,500 EUR
myone.at 1,500 EUR
arzneien.at 1,500 EUR
handymitvertrag.de 1,200 EUR(Cell Phone with Contract – this is a typo, though?)
top-business.de 1,200 EUR
innovativesystems.eu 1,100 USD
zweifel.de 1,050 EUR (To Doubt in German)
gratis-strom.de 1,050 EUR (Free Electricity in German)
fussballvz.de 1,010 EUR (Football Club in German
voip.net.in 1,000 USD
online-fluege.de 1,000 EUR (Online Flights in German)
juegogratis.tv 1,000 EUR (Free Game in Spanish)
chinaimports.com.cn 1,000 USD
kolor.de 1,000 EUR
disain.eu 1,000 EUR
weltgeschichte.de 900 EUR (World History in German)
clipping24.de 850 EUR
bericht.de 800 EUR (Report in German)
cursayer.com 3,700 GBP
base.cc 1,500 EUR
bajame.net 25,000 EUR (bring me down in Spanish)
vconvert.net 15,700 EUR
I have just finished reading a fantastic book on great e-businesses entitled –
50 Great e-Businesses and the Minds Behind Them by Emily Ross & Angus Holland who are both from Melbourne , Australia
It reviews the history behind some of very well known e-businesses like eBay, Google, PayPal and some of the not so huge or well known ones but still very successful.
The stories of these start-ups is so wide and varied it should give people some idea of what is possible for businesses on the internet.
This book is hot off the press and I am not sure that it is available outside of Australia at the time of this post being written. For more info please go to the the publishers site Random House Australia. It is well worth your time and effort IMHO!
See below for more details from the publisher.
Another book of business case studies – short, sharp and motivational – from the authors of the bestselling 100 GREAT BUSINESSES AND THE MINDS BEHIND THEM.
Description of book
Creating profitable businesses on the internet is no mean feat and, as anyone who has watched the rise of eBay or Amazon knows, the web has forever changed the way we do business. Now the bestselling authors of 100 GREAT BUSINESSES AND THE MINDS BEHIND THEM take a look at some of the smartest, most profitable internet businesses operating today, and reveal that whether big, small, local or on the other side of the planet, when it’s web business, it’s a small, fascinating world, with potentially limitless opportunities.
This collection of 50 case studies from around the world offers valuable inspiration, ideas and lessons on the principles of successful internet businesses – from travel (kayak.com) to sex (Danni Ashe), in cyberspace there is a new way to sell everything. The founders of sites like lastminute.com, netaporter.com and collegehumor.com provide lasting lessons on the art of building an e-business success rather than a dot.com bomb. It’s all about web innovation, timing and tapping into those billions of customers.
50 GREAT E-BUSINESSES AND THE MINDS BEHIND THEM delves into thriving sites in the areas of travel, gambling, sex, retail, blogging, medical testing, financial services, celebrities, astrology and other entertainment. And with fresh updates on Google, Dell, and CraigsList covering all of their innovations, where better to look for e-business advice than from the world’s best?
There are many, many people out there who are not fit or are over weight who have given up on themselves and DON”T believe that they can get back in shape. Sometimes it is influenced from external sources such as friends or family. Ultimately if they believe that they CAN or they believe they CAN’T they will probably be right!
This goes for buying domain names as well!! Over the years there have been many people in the domain name game that have stated that All of the good domain names are gone and that there was no more money or fortunes to be made buying and selling domains for new domainers. Well what a load of crap that is! Those types of comments have been proven wrong time and time again over the years by many new people getting into the domain name industry for the first time and making a very, very good living out of it.Continue Reading …
This video from the CNBC’s Show Squawk Box discusses the purchase of the www.business.com domain name by the company RH Donnelley.
Hi folks, sorry I have not made a post for the past 2 weeks as I have been flat out with some marketing projects that I am working on and buying and selling domain names.
I came across this great video of Frank Schilling giving his keynote talk at Domain Roundtable and thought it would be great to post a link to it on my blog. I learn a great deal from listening to what Frank has to say and reading his blog.