Kickstart Commerce Podcast - Domain Investing & Development Strategies
Stair stepping into Digital Expansion with Andrew Rosener

Stair stepping into Digital Expansion with Andrew Rosener

May 20, 2022

Welcome to the Kickstart Commerce podcast where we share search marketing and domain investing strategies to help grow your business.

In today's episode, our guest is Andrew Rosener, Founder and CEO of MediaOptions.com — the #1 global domain brokerage company as well as the owner of The Domain Name Authority: DomainSherpa.com.

Today Drew and I discuss:

  • The importance of playing to one’s strengths as he shares his own downfall dabbling in domain development rather than focusing on domain investing and brokering.

  • We go back down memory lane and journey from the bottom to the top to learn how Drew amassed a portfolio of 1,100 domains, yet never knew a domain industry existed.
  • Drew then shares how one phone call from GoDaddy changed the trajectory of his life forever.
  • Drew also highlights how he stair-stepped his way in the domain industry studying, networking, launching a newsletter, and simply doing what came naturally to him: dialing for domain dollars.
  • Last but not least, we talk about what’s in the near future for DomainSherpa as well as his hot take on the digital expansion and its impact on domain names.

In closing, don’t forget to subscribe as you enjoy this week's episode via iTunesGooglePlayStitcher, or however you desire to listen. 😍

Last but not least, please visit KickstartCommerce.com and DNAdverts.com to learn more about search marketing and domain investing ideas to grow your business.

 

Buying Domain Names via Secret Brokerage — Arif Sengoren

Buying Domain Names via Secret Brokerage — Arif Sengoren

February 25, 2022

Welcome to the Kickstart Commerce podcast where we share search marketing and domain investing strategies to help grow your business.

In today's episode, our guest is Arif Sengoren, Founder and CEO of SecretBrokerage.com — a boutique brokerage providing professional domain buyer, domain appraisal, domain portfolio management, and online brand protection services for select clients throughout the world.

Today Arif and I discuss:

  • How an architectural engineering career intersected with his becoming a globally recognized domain name broker.

  • Arif then shares how he honed and refined his domain brokering skills with stops along the way working for Nokta Domains, DomainNameSales.com, and Uniregistry before founding SecretBrokerage.com.
  • Arif also shares why Secret Brokerage is a unique boutique domain brokerage, including how they educate buyers to properly assess and appraise domains as assets when in the buying process.
  • Last but not least, Arif and I discuss the potential avenues of success in 2022 that domain buyers, investors, and sellers should consider to realize lucrative gains.

In closing, don’t forget to subscribe as you enjoy this week's episode via iTunesGooglePlayStitcher, or however you desire to listen. 😍

Last but not least, please visit KickstartCommerce.com and DNAdverts.com to learn more about search marketing and domain investing ideas to grow your business.

 

Disrupting the Private Domain Marketplace with Graen.com — Neil Bostick

Disrupting the Private Domain Marketplace with Graen.com — Neil Bostick

February 4, 2022

Welcome to the Kickstart Commerce podcast where we share search marketing and domain investing strategies to help grow your business.

In today's episode, our guest is Neil Bostick, Founder of FIH.com, QEIP.com, and recently launched Graen.com — a private domain marketplace, allowing accredited buyers & sellers to confidentially acquire & liquidate the best domains on the internet.

Today Neil and I discuss:

  • How various corporate IT sales roles led him to discover domain name investing and brokering.
  • We then talk about how he initially invested in over 100 5-Letter .coms without a sale, and how this experience led him to buy and sell names on aftermarket platforms such as NameJet and Flippa.
  • Neil then shares the “sleep and sell” story of his first-ever aftermarket buy and sell domain, OrderSushi.com.
  • Neil and I also discuss the inner workings of FIH.com, a startup marketplace allowing successful online business owners to predictably and profitably exit, as well as QEIP, a domain acquisition, and liquidation brokerage.
  • And finally, Neil spills the beans on his latest innovative venture Graen.com, the first private domain marketplace of its kind with buyer NDA exclusivity.

In closing, don’t forget to subscribe as you enjoy this week's episode via iTunesGooglePlayStitcher, or however you desire to listen. 😍

Last but not least, please visit KickstartCommerce.com and DNAdverts.com to learn more about search marketing and domain investing ideas to grow your business.

 

Going Above and Beyond in Domain Portfolio Management — Jebidiah Burnett

Going Above and Beyond in Domain Portfolio Management — Jebidiah Burnett

January 21, 2022

Welcome to the Kickstart Commerce podcast where we share search marketing and domain investing strategies to help grow your business.

In today's episode, our guest is Jebidiah Burnett, a record-setting and top-selling domain industry professional, now the Business Development Manager at Above.com — a complete domain service management platform.

Today Jebidiah and I catch up on all the latest twists and turns in his professional domain journey since his record-breaking sales of Home.Loans, Homes.ForSale, and Houses.ForSale.

Jebidiah then shares in great detail how Above.com harnesses the power of technology and data-driven decision-making to empower domain investors to transform the way they manage and control their portfolios — most importantly, realize profitability in short order.

Jebidiah and I also discuss the past, present, and what we believe the future holds for .com and non .com domains and domain extensions as new generations are introduced to the internet.

And last but not least, tune in and hear about how you can meet Jebidiah and various domain professionals coming to a city near you.

In closing, don’t forget to subscribe as you enjoy this week's episode via iTunesGooglePlayStitcher, or however you desire to listen. 😍

Last but not least, please visit KickstartCommerce.com and DNAdverts.com to learn more about search marketing and domain investing ideas to grow your business.

 

The Myth, The Man, The Legend Behind DNJournal.com — Ron Jackson

The Myth, The Man, The Legend Behind DNJournal.com — Ron Jackson

December 17, 2021

Welcome to the Kickstart Commerce podcast where we share search marketing and domain investing strategies to help grow your business.

In today's episode, our guest is Ron Jackson, Founder and Editor of DNJournal.com and ADN.us.

Today Ron and I discuss:

  • How careers in journalism, broadcasting, and being a collectibles record store owner led him to discover domain names.
  • Then Ron shares why and how he got his start investing in .US domains after stumbling upon DNForum.com.
  • In addition to unveiling his buy-it-now pricing strategy, Ron also shares a few names and recent sales from his domain portfolio and various industries and market segments he invests in today.
  • We also discuss what led to the birth of DNJournal.com — The Domain Industry News Magazine.
  • We then talk about important metrics to watch for and use from DNJournal, and domain sales report in general when buying and selling domains.
  • And finally, Ron and I discuss his latest venture ADN.us — American Domain Names, The .US News and Information Website.

In closing, don’t forget to subscribe as you enjoy this week's episode via iTunesGooglePlayStitcher, or however you desire to listen. 😍

Last but not least, please visit KickstartCommerce.com and DNAdverts.com to learn more about search marketing and domain investing ideas to grow your business.

 

Selling Domains Using The Dan Outbound Method with Alex Verdea

Selling Domains Using The Dan Outbound Method with Alex Verdea

October 11, 2021

Welcome to the Kickstart Commerce podcast where we share search marketing and domain investing strategies to help grow your business.

In today's episode, our guest is Alex Verdea, a long-time domain investor, the founder of the AudiencePortal.com Domain Marketplace, and author of the recently released book for domain investors: The Domain Investing Playbook.

Today Alex and I:

  • Discuss which industries are hot and not, and prime for domain investors since the emergence of COVID-19.
  • How he’s perfected and perfecting increased domain sales discreetly using Dan.com as an outbound tool and customer relationship management system.
  • We then discuss how he overcomes objections during the domain negotiation process, and how it led him to close a deal after 32 attempts.
  • And last but not least, Alex shares why and how domain investors should get their hands on his latest book The Domain Investing Playbook.

In closing, don’t forget to subscribe as you enjoy this week's episode via iTunesGooglePlayStitcher, or however you desire to listen. 😍

Last but not least, please visit KickstartCommerce.com and DNAdverts.com to learn more about search marketing and domain investing ideas to grow your business.

 

Chasing Unicorns and Domains with Tiffanee Neighbors

Chasing Unicorns and Domains with Tiffanee Neighbors

September 3, 2021

Welcome to the Kickstart Commerce podcast where we share search marketing and domain investing strategies to help grow your business.

In today's episode, our guest is Tiffanee Neighbors — founder and Chief Creative Officer of Winnasium — a performance marketing agency and talent advisory firm that helps tech companies brand, sell and win in the health space. In addition, Tiffanee is a motivational and public speaker, podcaster, author, and did I mention she’s a domain investor and developer too.

Today Tiffanee and I:

  • How she started her journey as an addiction intern and then an addiction supervising counselor, and how these roles led to her transition into the tech and healthcare industry as a sales professional.  
  • Tiffanee then shares how she honed communication and relationship-building skills through a mentorship that opened the door to becoming a motivational and public speaker focused on Branding, Selling, and Winning! 
  • We then pivot to discover how Tiffanee naively transitioned from domain enthusiast to domain developer of Shopology.com.
  • We then discuss how Tiffanee discover the expansive universe of domain investing via Clubhouse’s creator economy while chatting about digital real estate.
  • Last but not least, we chat about how secured her first name in .co, why she gifts domain names, and finally, her latest book entitled The Unicorn Dreamer.

In closing, don’t forget to subscribe as you enjoy this week's episode via iTunesGooglePlayStitcher, or however you desire to listen. 😍

Last but not least, please visit KickstartCommerce.com and DNAdverts.com to learn more about search marketing and domain investing ideas to grow your business.

 

Finding The Flame Buying and Selling Domains with Dennis Tinerino

Finding The Flame Buying and Selling Domains with Dennis Tinerino

August 20, 2021

Welcome to the Kickstart Commerce podcast where we share search marketing and domain investing strategies to help grow your business.

In today's episode, our guest is Dennis Tinerino — a domain investor, domain developer, and the founder and editor of DomainSmoke.com, the industry’s easiest resource for searching and find domain gems. 

Today Dennis and I discuss:

  • How familial roots and a career in sales landed him in the crosshairs of domain investing and development
  • Dennis then shares why he chose to focus on hand-regging domains as well as developing domains in the web directory communities.
  • Dennis also shares the backstory to starting DomainSmoke.com, and how he’s helping to educate and level up the next generation of domain investors.
  • We also chat about portfolio size and hygiene, and the types of domains Dennis has found success investing in, like ccTLDs, and strategies where he’s realized substantial failure, like investing and developing new gTLDs.
  • Last but not least, Dennis arrives bearing 3 exclusives offerings by way of a digital scavenger hunt as well as a FREE FOR ALL domain investing resource to all listeners… so tune in all the way to the end for more details.

In closing, don’t forget to subscribe as you enjoy this week's episode via iTunesGooglePlayStitcher, or however you desire to listen. 😍

Last but not least, please visit KickstartCommerce.com and DNAdverts.com to learn more about search marketing and domain investing ideas to grow your business.

 

Spitting, Working, Passing and Setting Bars with Jonathan “JT” Tenenbaum

Spitting, Working, Passing and Setting Bars with Jonathan “JT” Tenenbaum

August 13, 2021

Welcome to the Kickstart Commerce podcast where we share search marketing and domain investing strategies to help grow your business.

In today's episode, our guest is Jonathan “JT” Tenenbaum — Host and Executive Producer of DomainSherpa.com, and Chief Operating and Officer and General Counsel of MediaOptions.com. 

Today JT and I discuss:

  • How he went from spitting bars by night to passing the bar by day, and how a background in legal landed him into legal and operational roles in the domain industry.
  • Next, we discuss how Media Options is expanding beyond domain names to the all-encompassing umbrella of digital assets.
  • JT shares his vision for how DomainSherpa will expand its programming from interviews and Sherpa reviews to a broader network of topics — NFTs, Crypto, Sports, and more.
  • We then discuss the parallels between the buying and selling of domains and the Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs.
  • We also talk a bit about sports, money, and life lessons.
  • Last but not least, JT explains why I’m still awaiting a NameJet t-shirt to be delivered to my doorstep.

In closing, don’t forget to subscribe as you enjoy this week's episode via iTunesGooglePlayStitcher, or however you desire to listen. 😍

Last but not least, please visit KickstartCommerce.com and DNAdverts.com to learn more about search marketing and domain investing ideas to grow your business.

 

The Quicker You Learn, The Less You Burn — Arif Mirza

The Quicker You Learn, The Less You Burn — Arif Mirza

July 30, 2021

Welcome to the Kickstart Commerce podcast where we share search marketing and domain investing strategies to help grow your business.

In today's episode, our guest is Arif Mirza — a long-time domain investor and consultant at NameCult.com, host and producer of The Domain Social, and producer of Page Howe’s The Domain Show. 

Today Arif and I discuss:

  • How developing a DJ website that reached nearly 30,000 DJs paved the way into domain investing.
  • We also chat about NameCult and how he and others leveraged it to level up as domain investors.
  • Arif then shares critical formulas and key indicators about managing his inbound-only domain portfolio into the black.
  • We then discuss how Arif successfully leverages his interpersonal skills as a casino employee to negotiate to buy and sell domains.
  • Last but not least, we talk about what’s next on the horizon for The Domain Social and “Steamie The Dog”.

In closing, don’t forget to subscribe as you enjoy this week's episode via iTunesGooglePlayStitcher, or however you desire to listen. 😍

Last but not least, please visit KickstartCommerce.com and DNAdverts.com to learn more about search marketing and domain investing ideas to grow your business.

 

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