Kickstart Commerce Podcast - Domain Investing & Development Strategies
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.

 

Domain Name Law and Investing with Zak Muscovitch

Domain Name Law and Investing with Zak Muscovitch

July 16, 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 Zak Muscovitch — a Canadian intellectual property lawyer, Founder and Publisher of Domain Name Law Reports, and General Counsel at the Internet Commerce Association (also known as the ICA). 

Today Zak and I discuss:

  • How Zak got his start in Internet and domain name law writing about the future of Internet commerce taxation.
  • Zak then talks about his first domain name law experience, including the backstory of Toronto2.com and a few other key UDRPs — Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy.
  • And of course, we discuss whether or not Zak invests in domain names.
  • Zak and I discuss what domain investors should do to protect themselves from UDRP, what to do when facing a UDRP, and the likelihood of domain investors having to fight a UDRP.
  • And last but not least, Zak shares the latest changes with the ICA as well as addressing the top pressing priorities on the horizon for the ICA.

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.

 

Sifting and Shaking Things  Up Outbounding Domains with Leanne McMahon

Sifting and Shaking Things Up Outbounding Domains with Leanne McMahon

July 10, 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 web designer turned domain investor Leanne McMahon. 

Today Leanne and I discuss:

  • Finding a place under the sun and how she’s making a name for herself in the domain industry sifting through domain sales data.
  • Next, Leanne and I chat about how web design, search marketing, and customer service roles intersected with her first attempt to flip domain names via Flippa.
  • We then peek into Leanne’s outbound toolbox to discuss MailShake, and how she’s used it to dial in and perfect her sales through rate outbounding hand-registration domains.
  • Leanne also reveals and discusses a list of 4,000+ available one-word, dictionary .com domains with GoDaddy estimated value in tow.

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.

 

From Domain Investing to TinyAcquisitions.com Development with Stephen Campbell

From Domain Investing to TinyAcquisitions.com Development with Stephen Campbell

July 2, 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 Stephen Campbell a domain investor now turned domain developer and serial entrepreneur. 

Today Stephen and I:

  • Contrast and compare the worlds of domain investing and domain development.
  • And based on this, we then discuss why Stephen shifted his domain investing strategy to be “less is more”, focusing on quality and less on volume and quantity.
  • Stephen then recaps his latest news in regards to his no-code domain development subscription business model and strategy.
  • Lastly, we discuss Stephen’s latest venture TinyAcquisitions.com — a platform aimed at helping creators and developers profitably divest their websites and online apps.

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.

 

From OneWord.Domains to Elegance.ai with Steven Tey

From OneWord.Domains to Elegance.ai with Steven Tey

June 25, 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 Steven Tey — a developer and founder of Elegance.ai, formerly known as OneWord.Domains. 

Today Steven and I discuss:

  • How pursuing education in Malaysia landed him in the United States, having recently graduated a double major in branding and data science from Minerva.
  • We then discuss how a simple prototype to take the top 10,000 most commonly used English words and pair them with popular non .com domain extensions led to the birth of OneWord.Domains.
  • And if that wasn’t enough, Steven shares his lighting-in-a-bottle moment of OneWord.Domains going viral via ProductHunt and Hacker News.
  • Steven also shares how he used OneWord.Domains to discover and launch his next business ideas, Elegance.ai and Recurrence.app.
  • Last but not least, Steven gives us a glimpse of what is on the horizon for him personally and professionally.

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.

 

Controlling Your Brand With Domain Domme — Krista Gable

Controlling Your Brand With Domain Domme — Krista Gable

June 18, 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 Krista Gable — a domain investor and founder of DomainDomme.com and partner of NameShoppers.com, a platform aiming to provide domain name investors, developers and businesses access to domain names from private portfolios that have never been offered on the open market before. 

Today Krista and I discuss:

  • Her winding and wild path as a creative marketing professional, a club owner, a professional dominatrix, and now the domain domme of the domain industry.
  • We talk about her unique gifting to anticipate the future and how she’s used it to gain an advantage since entering into the domain industry in May 2018.
  • Then we discuss how Clubhouse is helping the domain industry, and specifically, Krista, to evolve, innovate, and grow their personal and professional network — like Krista’s partnering with Steven Sacks to launch NameShoppers.com.
  • Lastly, Krista not only unveils a few sales, but she also gets personal and shares how the domain industry has helped her to control and overcome social anxiety.

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 Domain Investor That Sold Ruby.io for $88K — Joshua Schoen

The Domain Investor That Sold Ruby.io for $88K — Joshua Schoen

June 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 Joshua Schoen — a domain investor and partner of DNWE.com, a ZERO commission trading platform aimed at making the domain buying and selling experience seamless. 

Today Josh and I discuss:

  • How early careers in tennis and marketing introduced him to domain investing.
  • Josh then shares how netted $15K from a .io sale, but not before losing money hand registering new gTLDs in .vip, .rentals, and .realestate extensions.
  • Next, Josh and I talk tools, strategies, and types of domains he invests in and uses, including how became a partner of DNWE.com.
  • I also get Josh to open up about his best and worst domain investing moments that help to shape and mold him as an astute domain investor.
  • Lastly, Josh shares a few sales, like how he sold Ruby.io for $88K, and what’s on the horizon in the near future for him.

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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