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…
Google have taken keywords away from us, but the artist who was formerly known as the artist currently known as Prince is taking them back.
Ed’s been travelling the world and talking domains.
Why google loves domainers and how to love google back
The Sound Of Freedom
What happens when the system breaks down?
Ed and Danny talk systems, pumpkins, putting pen to paper,
big ticket domains, and tickets to see Ed life in the dojo!
Use the coupon dojodiscount-8P7dE7rJFnKpG7F9X7H and get $500 off the workshop
6 year old drummers, Hippos and crazy eggs! What do any of these have to do with domaining?
Last episode was all about T.R.A.F.F.I.C and this week we talk about the other traffic,
We cover the why? what? and how? when it comes to sending paid traffic to your website.
Congrats to Johnny Harrison who is the winner of a copy of Morgan Linton’s brilliant eBook “Domain Investing Handbook 3rd Edition” for his comments on the Morgan Linton Podcast Episode http://www.ozdomainer.com/episode-68-morgan-linton/
Thanks for listening to the podcast Johnny and enjoy the book.
Ed & Danny
The T.R.A.F.F.I.C conference is on at the moment and we share our tips on how to get the most out of conferences.
Danny shares his love for Aeropress coffee, Ed talks about finding his tribe and more….
It’s been a busy few weeks!
Ed goes on a rant and there’s so much to cover.
We almost get it all in.
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
The ‘dream’ of working for yourself comes with a cost.
This week we share how a couple of old domainers make it through a working day.
I have known Morgan for about 5 years now and we both started our domain blogs around the same time.
Morgan has done some great work in that short period of time and has a great story to share. He has built a full time income from his domain name business from both the sale of domains / websites and development of his domains. Morgan has also written a brilliant book on Domain Investing called the Domain Investing Handbook where we are giving away a free copy (listen to our podcast to find out the email address to use so you can claim 10% off the purchase price with the coupon code “OzDomainer”)
If you would like to win a free copy of Morgan’s Domain Investing Handbook, then please leave a comment on this post and the one Danny & I like the most will get a free digital copy emailed to them. The close off for comments will be the end of April.
Morgan and his wife Daina, have just started their business Fashion Metric over the past 12 months which Morgan talks about in detail in the podcast. His domain business has been instrumental in allowing them to both focus on their passion which is Fashion Metric.
Here are some of the website links we mentioned in the podcast –
We hope you enjoy the podcast!
Ed & Danny
Danny has a chat with Australian domaining stalwart, Simon Johnson.
Simon shares his no BS approach to domaining and a story or two.
Danny has a cold, Ed doesn’t really care, Rick is angry again, Candy is left with a bitter after taste, domaining is still the place to be, and we talk about links and what you should be doing about them.
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.
We continue our chat on how to build out your domains. In this instalment we cover all the different kinds of traffic you can use to drive visitors to your site.
This week we kick of our series on building out your domains.
We talk about where to start, what the best platforms are and we
even cover shoe fetishes
Yes, we all know that dot com is the king of the domain world, but have a guess at what the next growth market is. Yes, it’s all about me!
We are back for 2013, bright eyed and bushy tailed. We kick of the year with the ‘hot’ topic of ‘Domain Leasing’ Is it the real deal or the latest fad? Lets find out….
This week we talk about some easy ways to build content onto your web properties. Danny shares his content workflow and Ed shares some Dan Kennedy gold!
My guest on this episode of Domain Names Podcast is Simon Johnson from DotBuyer.com
Simon has just released a new domain names sales platform that is well worth a test run, it is not a parking platform purely a sales platform. It is very easy to add your names for sale and does NOT require any DNS changes to your domains. The service is FREE to join and when you sell a domain or website, there is a 5% commission.
DotBuyer features a large inventory of domain names and websites for sale across popular niche markets. It also enables businesses to view comprehensive search engine metrics and pricing on more than 154,000 historical domain name sales.
DotBuyer also helps to educate businesses by providing price guidance. “We have levelled the playing field by enabling businesses to find out what domain names have previously sold for. This helps to educate buyers so they don’t pay too much for a domain name. The historical sales figures are powered by Domain Sales App – one of the largest databases of historical domain and website sales, dating back more than 10 years with more than 154,000 domain name sales.
Businesses or individuals looking to buy a domain name, can get instant access to many of the powerful features of DotBuyer by signing up for a free account.
Lets hear more about this great new service from Simon.
Enjoy the podcast!
It’s all about the madness of christmas, the madness surrounding ‘exact match domains’ and we tell you how to pick up some great domains over the christmas period.
Pick a Fight
This week it’s all about building on your domains and why you shouldn’t pretend to be a lawyer. Oh, and we cover the Dot UK controversy.
The google disavow links tool was released this week and we discuss it’s impact on Domaining
EMD All Things Being Equal
Google have decided to devalue exact match domains, or have they?
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.
My special guest on this episode is Erhan Karabardak from CooperMills.com.au
Cooper Mills is recognised across the domain name industry as the leading expert domain law practice. While we act for some of the world’s largest domain name portfolio owners, we also act for trademark owners in all aspects of domain law.
The domain name industry has grown from its infancy in the 1990s to a strong and vibrant market place both in Australia and internationally. In more recent times, the deregulation of the domain ‘after market’ in Australia, has created opportunities for both local and international investors, which has driven demand for our expert services.
The area of domain name law is highly specialised, covering many areas of law and regulation, both locally and internationally. Cooper Mills has more recently been involved in acting:
- in Australia’s largest known domain name acquisition;
- advising in some of the most significant domain law legal proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia;
- for global brands, government and statutory authorities in recovering expired and hijacked domain names;
- for Australia’s largest domain name drop service;
- for some of Australia’s largest domain name Registrars and Resellers.
Enjoy the podcast!
For any of my clients or visitors to this website who live in Perth, this may be of interest to you.
With the expertise of the Achieve More Online Team, the Melville Digital Enterprise Program provides a series of free group training courses for local business and not for profit organisations to help you take advantage of online opportunities and learn about new NBN applications and services.
The Melville Digital Enterprise program offers free one-on-one advice sessions tailored to your business situation, helping your organisation to succeed online.
Here is the website link http://melvilledep.com.au/ for the next lot of online marketing workshops I will be running with the Achieve More Online Team.
Feel free to pass on the link to anyone you think may benefit.
Don’t Show Your Hand Too Soon.
If you’re trying to catch a dropped domain, make sure you cover all of the drop services so you don’t miss out. Now, If you have no idea as to what that all means, listen on…
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.
It’s our 50th Episode and it’s BIg!
Well, not really big as such, but we do cover some cool topics.
Ed tells us a little of his journey, Danny shares some tips on podcasting,
only to realize he should perhaps follow his own advice a little more closely.
Listen out for it!
In the light of recent facebook revelations it’s time to reaffirm that you need to build a hub where everything leads into and out of your site, rather than rely on properties you don’t ‘control’ That’s good news for domainers
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.
We cover some big domain news, drop domains, why everyone loves drums and why you should be glad your kid chooses drums over the viola.
When building on your domains you need to avoid relying on Google as your main traffic source.
Today we talk about the why and how.
Oh, and a big apology for lack of show notes and links. Danny somehow deleted them all. Drummers!
Podcasting, So easy two drummers can do it!
You have to be careful when you’re being clever.
What is a crap domain name?
Ed’s gatekeeper tip –
How to avoid the wrong mistakes and make sure you’re only
making the right mistakes
James Martell is an Internet pioneer who discovered the lucrative world of affiliate marketing in 1999. He is a self-taught Internet entrepreneur and a leading expert in affiliate marketing, natural search engine optimization and outsourcing.
James is a successful author, publisher, podcaster, speaker and the President of Net Guides Publishing Inc. A sought after speaker and has spoken at events that include Commission Junction University, Affiliate Summit, The System Seminar, 10 Golden Rules BootCamp, Affiliate Convention, AffCon, eComXpo, Pubcon and the Digital River LAB.
Residing in a seaside community south of Vancouver, B.C. Canada with Arlene, his wife of 24 years, and his four children, Adam, Justin, Shelby and Victoria, James has created a life that allows for more free time to spend with his family.
Thanks James for you time on the podcast.
James can be contacted at www.jamesmartell.com
ICANN have just revealed who has applied for which generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) names in what is expected to become the largest expansion in the history of the Internet’s Domain Name System.
Is it the real deal or a bunch of fluff.?
Is dot com dead?
Either way the lawyers always win.
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.
it’s not the size that matters, it’s what you do with it.
A little penguin comes along and craps all over you, so
a massive focus on content is required moving forward.
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.
Brendon Burchard is at it again. He’s GIVING AWAY hardcover copies of his new book RIGHT NOW!
His new book is called “The Charge: Activating the 10 Human Drives that Make You Feel Alive”.
Get yours before they’re gone:
Everyone is already saying the book is INCREDIBLE:
“The Charge is an inspiring guide to the one thing we all want: more life in our lives. Brendon Burchard proves that we can harness our emotional drives to feel more alive, and that it’s our internal charge that helps us meet life’s challenges with joy and courage. I love this book.”
–Paulo Coelho, New York Times best-selling author of The Alchemist
“There hasn’t been a game-changing book on personal development in a long time. The wait is over. The Charge confronts our very notions of what drives us as humans, and it brilliantly illuminates the path for how you can feel more alive, productive, and fulfilled. After reading this book you’ll find a new internal charge that’s stronger and more energized than you ever imagined possible.”
–Jack Canfield, co-author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series
and author of The Success Principles
“Every once in a while you read a book that completely changes how you think about your life, igniting within you a new internal drive to be more, do more, and give more. This is that kind of book.”
–David Bach, #1 New York Times bestselling author of
The Automatic Millionaire and Start Late, Finish Rich
“I look for authenticity and proof when I learn from someone, and I can share that Brendon Burchard is one of the most engaged, energetic, and enthusiastic people I’ve ever met. I’ve always wanted to know how he developed such a remarkably strong internal charge. This book reveals his secrets. If you too want to perform at higher levels of joy, engagement, and productivity–buy this book. It’s a must-read for any serious student of success and high performance.”
–Darren Hardy, Publisher of SUCCESS magazine and
New York Times best-selling author of The Compound Effect
“The Charge will change your life. Our brains are hard wired to meet specific human drives, and learning to harness and activate those drives is the secret to success and happiness. This is a smart and beautifully written book, and it will electrify your life. Get this book!”
–Daniel G. Amen, MD, New York Times best-selling author of
Change Your Brain, Change Your Life
I suggest you get the book now while Brendon is giving them away before the official release. You can definitely see in this video he’s EXCITED!
Brendon’s last book was a #1 New York Times bestseller. I’ve heard this one is even better!
Get yours today,
PS. Disclaimer, Yes the links above are my affiliate links, so if you end up purchasing anything from Brendan in the future I will get some commission.
We have a special guest this episode, Simon Johnson from DomainSalesApp.com talking about his great new iPhone app for looking up domain sales history.
I have been using this app for a few weeks now and love it, it just makes my life that much easier due to the speed and simplicity of how it checks for sales history.
This is a free tool so go to iTunes or the DomainSalesApp.com website and give it a try, I don’t think you will be disappointed.
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?”
This episode is really all about knowing your market and how dot com might not be the king in every realm.
Yes, Danny has been watching ‘game of thrones’
Content is the new black
In light of recent Google changes, quality content is now crucial to building a successful brand online.
Quality podcasting however is still an option, but we’re working on it.
This episode is all about content. Where to get it and how to leverage it.
This one is all about building to sell. It’s crucial that you have the end in mind whenever you buy a domain.
Always have an exit strategy, even if it is to simply let go of those worthless domains you’ve been hoarding just in case.
It’s time to face reality folks.
There’s a lot to talk about this week. Better.com is for sale on flippa, lots of domain news, and Ed shares his “no brainer tip!”
This one is full of analogies, from baseball to drumming of course, as we continue our theme of finding great domain name opportunities.
Lots of news too…
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 is a shout out to my mate Morgan Linton from MorganLinton.com
Morgan is one of the most prolific bloggers in the domain space and his blog/s are always great to read and very very informative.
Like myself, Morgan is a lover of WordPress and its power & ease of use. I have close to 100 sites being developed in WordPress at the moment, this scale of development was cost prohibitive even less than ten years ago. Back then before WordPress or other Open Source Content Management Systems became the norm, you had to get pretty much everything done by a web developer which limited most people from developing larger number of websites.
So for those of you who are interested in developing a WordPress website but have not put your toe into the WordPress pool yet, Morgan has put together a great FREE tutorial series for beginners on how to setup a WordPress blog. You can read it here at http://morganlinton.com/ready-to-learn-wordpress-new-resource-added-to-my-blog/
Great job Morgan!
I will be doing it myself as I think it is the best out there for what he is teaching.
I am also an affiliate of his so I am letting others know about it in the
domaining community who may not know who he is or what he does.
Here is the promo below for a free webinar Brendon is holding in a few
days time. (For the sake of transparency, the links below are my affiliate links
and I will make money if you make any purchases from him.)
Here is the info below –
Brendon is teaching a webinar called the “5 Most Lucrative Paths
to Monetizing Your Advice & How-To Content Online.” It doesn’t
cost anything, and you can register here:
— Which marketing strategies work best online TODAY
— Why people would pay you thousands for YOUR advice
— What types of advice and content you should release (and when)
— Five example paths that all lead to $1,000,000
If, and I mean IF, it were possible to make that kind of revenue
online — I mean millions of dollars — leveraging your genius and
life experience, how would you begin?
It’s a tough question and a perplexing problem that Brendon
had to ask himself years ago when he was on the verge of
bankruptcy. Back then, he had nothing but a dream to inspire
and instruct people on how to improve their lives.
Then, as you’ve probably heard, Brendon made $4.6 million
in under 24 months by leveraging his advice through books, speeches,
seminars, coaching, and online training and information marketing.
He told me that money never meant much to him — because he
never had any — but he had to learn how to get revenue coming
in to sustain his message and mission.
So, he put together a plan.
On this one-time only webinar, he’ll share his five favorite paths
to making $1,000,000 online. Of course, not everyone will
be able to do it. But I’m glad Brendon is ambitious enough for you
to teach it anyway.
To register for the webinar, click here:
Personally, I think sharing your voice and advice with the world
is a worthwhile endeavour whether you make money or not, but
as Brendon says, “You might as well be compensated for what
you know, and earn an income for all the impact you can have.”
Take notes. It’s going to be a great webinar.
I often get asked about what technology I use in my office and how my office desktop is setup, so here is my list of item I use with a photo as well, click on the image to enlarge it if you like.
Apple iMac 27 inch LED (Latest Model) 2.7 Ghz Quad-Core Intel Core i5 Processor, 12 GB RAM, 1 TB Hard Drive, AMD Radeon HD 6770M 512 MB Graphics. Also standard Apple wireless Keyboard & mouse which I love.
2 x ASUS 21 inch LCD Monitors (These are a few years old now and were left over from my old PC Workstation) so not sure of any model numbers but you can get better quality now that these at half the price I am sure!! LOL
You can never have enough screen real estate in my mind, when you are buying and selling domains, developing websites, working on clients projects, talking on Skype etc etc…. Once you have tried it it would be very very difficult to go back to one screen. Perish the thought!
Altec Lansing Speakers (2 x desktop speakers & a sub woofer under the desk) again a few years old now but you can pick up similar quality ones for well under $100 these days.
My second away from home computer is my Apple Macbook Air
Apple Macbook Air 13 inch 1.7 Ghz Dual Core Intel Core i5 Processor, 4 GB RAM, 256 GB Hard Drive, Intel HD Graphics 3000. (this is a great laptop, so dam lite and powers through any work I need it to do but most of all I can get about 7-8 hours of life from the battery compared to max of 2 hours I used to get from my PC Notebook.
iPad (Version 1) WiFi & 3G with 64 GB of storage. Love this little baby and use it way more than the MacBook Air.
Looking forward to the iPad 3 coming out this year as it will be time for an upgrade then.
iPhone 4S, 64 GB storage, I had the iPhone 3GS before upgrading to this one and bypassed the iPhone 4. The iPhone 4s came out on my birthday Oct 14th so I could not say no to that upgrade could I!! LOL
I also have a Wireless Blutooth Headset from Plantronics model 995H which are very good quality sound and very comfortable to wear for hours at a time if you need to. The built in mic is also very good quality.
But the Microphone I use to do all of my podcasts is the Yeti Blue USB Mic which was (and I think still is) the first USB Mic to be THX Certified (THX is a trade name of a high-fidelity audio/visual reproduction standard for movie theaters, screening rooms, home theaters, computer speakers, gaming consoles, and car audio systems.)
This is the best USB Mic I have ever seen or used and has many options of how it cam be used, here is the link to the manufacturers website. http://www.bluemic.com/yeti/
So there you have it, the tools I use every day to run my business from my home office in Perth Australia.
What a great business we are in and what a great time to be running a business on the internet.
Please feel free to let me know what you have as your office or home office setup, I would love to see what others are using.
Hi everyone and Happy New Year for 2012!
2011 was a very quite time for this blog / podcast due to other projects that I needed to focus on.
2012 will be a very different story as I am very pleased to announce that I have partnered up with Danny Batelic from www.tradingwebsitesblog.com & www.dominiche.com and also the Dominiche Podcast that Danny co-hosts with Ed Dale from Challenge.co
Danny has had great success with developing and flipping websites over the past few years, so not only will we be talking about domain names but also what is involved in developing out your domains to sell on platforms such as Flippa.com
The podcast will now be once a week and run for approx 30 mins or so. We will also have every month an industry expert guest on the show that either Danny or myself will interview. To revisit some of my past interviews with the top domain experts on the planet, please visit my interview archives here www.ozdomainer.com/category/domain-names-podcasts/
So please feel free to suggest any topics that you would like to see covered over the next 12 months and we will do our best to cover them for you.
Thanks for your time and we look forward to bringing you a great podcast in 2012.
Ed & Danny
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.
Product Launch Formula 3.0
All had a little link at the bottom that said “Powered By
Kajabi” and until now, not too many people knew what that was about. Today, FINALLY, answers!
It’s apparently already changed the way John Reese, Andy
Jenkins, Frank Kern, Trey Smith, and Jeff Walker marketed
their biggest products this year.
I think it’s going to change the way EVERYONE markets online
very soon. And after you watch this, it’ll probably make a
convert out of you too.
P.S. The only lame part of this video is how long you’ll have
to wait to get your hands on Kajabi after watching. But I guess a few days isn’t so bad. You decide: too long to wait?
P.P.S. Oh yeah, there is NO OPT-IN NEEDED to watch this. It’s totally in the open. (Which is kind of shocking, considering.)
Disclaimer: Ed Keay-Smith & OzDomainer.com are affiliates of Kajabi and will make affiliate commissions on products or services purchased through these links.
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!
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.
I heard a classic example of using a domain that sounds like a generic word but is spelled another way and used on the radio, bad idea IMHO!!
The radio ad was for a new Australian business directory company called Bloo www.Bloo.com.au.
At the end of their ad spousing all of their great features and benefits they gave out the web address just as it sounds BLUE, they did not give the alternate spelling of BLOO to the listeners. Big mistake in my book! If they owned www.Blue.com.au and it redirected to www.bloo.com.au then that would be fine, but they don’t it just goes to a dead page.
So if you are going to run radio ads make sure you have the right combo of domains to cover yourself and if it is a different spelling make sure you let the listeners know how to spell it so they can at least find you.
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.
I have recently discovered heaven on earth, The Book Depository.
On average their prices are 20% – 50% cheaper than what we pay in Australia and they offer Free Book Delivery Worldwide which is a huge saving alone for us in Oz as the shipping prices we can pay from sites like Amazon are sometimes more than the cost of the books themselves.
I think they are also fairly competitive with Amazon on pricing for customers in the US so check them out.
I have ordered 7 books so far and have saved approx $45.00 and have told many of our friends who have also found it to be a much better deal.
I am sad to report the passing of our family pet Sophie Dog (a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel) who passed away in her sleep on Thursday morning, she was approx 10 years old. Sophie had some heart problems which is very common in Cavaliers.
She has been a huge part of our family over the past 7 years and will be greatly missed by us all.
As I work from home she was an integral part of my day, feeding, letting outside to do her business and of course to rub her belly while she lay on her back. She was a great forced distraction away from my computer.
We will definitely be getting another dog in the near future but we are undecided on what we will be getting.
R.I.P Sophie Dog
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.
This great newsletter came through to me yesterday from my mate Perry Marshall and is well worth a read. With Perry’s permission I have reproduced it here for you all to read. Enjoy!
I just returned from Maui Hawaii, 100+ customers from a dozen countries face to face and palm to palm for 3 days. It was immensely energizing to
shake everyone’s hand and hear war stories and spend time together.
In that conference room you heard every kind of story you can imagine. There were people there who literally made a million dollars last month. There was probably somebody who LOST a million dollars last month. I have no doubt.
I know of one guy who was literally down to his last twenty dollars. A trip to a pricey seminar was his last wing and prayer. There were many businesses that have grown 400-500% in the last 12 months.
Welcome to the knife fight, to the rough and tumble world of being an entrepreneur. A universe of extremes. Work hard. Play hard. High highs. Low lows. Humiliation. Exhilaration.
When I moved from Nebraska to Chicago 17 years ago, there was a part of me that somehow just needed to flee safety and comfort. In pursuit of action and adventure.
Nebraska is a safe, genteel, polite, nonthreatening, mannerly place. And… it’s kinda boring there. I don’t have very many customers from Nebraska.
It’s just not a “Planet Perry” kind of place.
Here in Chicago we have the Chicago Bulls and Bears. Michigan Avenue and the Gold Coast. The Hancock Building and Navy Pier and yachts and hi-rise condos. O’Hare airport and tollways and commuter systems and Broadway shows and vast urban sprawl.
And gangs and drugs and hour-long commutes and gapers delays and starving artists and the West Side and the South Side and Joliet Federal Prison and crime and poverty and housing projects.
In Chicago, you get it ALL. From the ridiculous to the sublime. That’s why I love it here. My friend, there are some of us who are just BORN to thrive in extremes. You crave the WHOLE enchilada. You want access to the whole box of chocolates. You want the CHOICE to grab that nugget of mystery out of the box and get whatever you get. And reach for another and another.
It’s hard, but it’s better than the SAFETY of having someone else skim off the gourmet stuff and feed you stale 8-month-old Hershey bars. 150 years ago if you preferred the Wild West to a 3 bedroom condo and 3 square meals everyday, you were surely a little bit INsane.
Today, if you prefer the Wild West to institutional mediocrity, it’s probably the best possible assurance that you ARE sane… that the world hasn’t yet pounded every last ounce of adventure out of your soul. That you don’t want to sit in a cube under buzzing fluorescent lights and follow the car ahead of you to oblivion every day. You don’t want to gulp down antidepressants and watch TV from 5pm till bedtime.
If you thirst for greater things, if you dream of accomplishing something really big and daring in your life (and I’m NOT just talking about money by the way) then I’m here to tell you, you’re in good company.
If you’ve failed and failed and failed again…. or if you’ve achieved modest success only to have a monsoon wipe out what was so promising…. if you’re constantly dodging the snakes and arrows…. you’re in splendid company. It’s never too late for a comeback.
It may be lonely in your particular corner of cyberspace on a particular Tuesday afternoon, but I’m here to assure you, you’re not the only one. One more thing:
There is no such thing as a great person in history who was a “perfectly reasonable guy.” We’re all a little bit unreasonable, a little shaky, a little insane. And driven by an inner fire that won’t go out. Passion is the fire that lights itself. If you have that Passion, give thanks for it, honor it, and press into it. Harder. Not everybody has it. But you do. And you know it. So write it in blood. Put it in an obvious place so you never let yourself forget it.
The entire history of your life culminates in the present moment, and all the possibilities that it holds. Right now.
Every hour, every day…. …seize the day.
P.S.: You’re awesomer than you think you are.
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.
Well thats what many narrow minded domainers will tell you, but not this one!
If you have been keeping an eye on what has been happening in the domain world over the past 18 months or so you will have noticed a significant increase in ccTLD sales across the globe. Most recently the sale of Fly.co.za at Traffic in Vegas for US$65,000. Now yes of course I hear all the .com crazed domainers yelling “but Fly.com would be worth at least 10 times that price”. No SHIT!!
But how many of them could pony up and pay the price for the .com?? Very few! So as far as opportunity and price of entry go ccTLD’s are great value are are overlooked by many domainers for reasons that are usually based on ignorance!
Just go and take a look at Ron Jackson’s DN Journal Website and the domain sales list and see how many of the top 10 sales of last week were ccTLD.
ccTLD’s Rock and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise!
As promised a few weeks back I have just finished interviewing my mate Perry Marshall who I consider to be one the worlds leading authorities on the subject of Google AdWords.
Using Google AdWords is just another way of getting targeted traffic to your website and I know many domainers are using it as they get more into developing their domains.
If used correctly it can be a brilliant marketing tool that can bring you instant results but if you don’t know what you are doing it can max out your credit card very very quickly.
If you have not already read Perry’s brilliant book The Definitive Guide To Google AdWords then do yourself a favor and grab a copy as it will save you a great deal of pain and expense in learning the tricks of AdWords.
I hope you enjoy the podcast!
I am happy to announce that my business partners & myself have just picked up the domain www.AudioBooks.com.au from the www.drop.com.au (owned by Fabulous.com) auction yesterday. The name up until then had been registered since 1999 but had not been developed for whatever reason.
Audio Books are big business these days and getting bigger as time goes by. I have about 20 books that I have picked up from various places online to listen to on my MP3 player when I walk or exercise or just relaxing.
The plan is to develop the website into the leading authority in Australia for Audio Books and being a book worm both paper & audio this should be a fun project.
So if you know anyone that would like to do a deal and list their Audio Books for sale on our site when its completed please let me know.
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.
Recently I have been talking with Clay Cook a local (Perth, Australia) business person. I was reading his personal blog at http://claycook.wordpress.com/ and thought that his latest post was worth sharing. Entitled “Slow The Fuck Down” it sends a very strong message about having balance in your work / life and his philosophy on how he goes about it.
His “Clay’s 10 Commandments” are a great read and resonated with me completely. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
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.
An amazing milestone was passed on Saturday 27th Sept 2009 by my best mate Alan Stewart. Alan is a KickBiker (also known as FootBiker) What the heck is a KickBike I hear you asking??
KickBikes were originally developed as a fitness and cross-training device for elite Nordic Athletes, the KICKBIKE is the original bicycle-scooter hybrid. Most people on the street would call them Scooters and they do get people talking as they are not a very common sight compared to your normal road bikes that everyone is used to seeing.
Alan just had his 50th Birthday at the start of this year and is fitter than most very fit 30 year olds I know. He is also a brilliant Internet Marketer to boot! Alan is so dedicated to this sport that he will take his KickBike with him where ever he travels so that he will not miss a days training, now that is focus and dedication to your sport.
Alan will be representing Australia next year at the FootBike 2010 World Championships in Italy where I am sure he will do very well.
Well done mate and here’s to another 1000 Consecutive Days!
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.
Morgan has had various websites relating to the Domain Name industry running over the past few years and has a wealth of knowledge on the buying and selling of domains, development on domains, SEO & domain brokerage.
Morgan kindly offered a discount on his services to Oz Domainer Podcast listeners and by simply quoting “OZ 111” in an email or over the phone to Morgan he will give a 20% discount on his regular fees. This was not a planned thing and just happened during the podcast and I get NO commissions or kickbacks from Morgan for this referral.
I think Morgan is a very smart young guy who has a great business mind and work ethic and will be one of the domainers to watch out for as he is very focused and doing some great work.
I hope you enjoy this podcast.
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/
This is an anouncment that my company The Short Course Company Pty Ltd has just launched our latest website www.careeradvice.com.au
The Career Advice website is a long term development project run by my wife Lois who is a Career Advisor and we will also be working on joint ventures with other career practitioners across Australia.
It is only a few weeks old but getting a nice traffic flow and has brought in 2 consulting leads straight off the bat.
This was a domain that was dropped after being registered for 5 years or so by the original owner but for some reason was not renewed.
Just goes to show that you can find some great domains out there at registration fee if you keep your eyes peeled.