Kickstart Commerce Podcast - Domain Investing & Development Strategies
Hitting the Jackpot Buying and Selling .IO Domains with Bar Franek

Hitting the Jackpot Buying and Selling .IO Domains with Bar Franek

September 18, 2020

Welcome to this episode of Kickstart Commerce podcast where we interview Bar Franek — a developer of all things web, recent seller of the $48.5K transaction of Jackpot.io, and a respected domain investor with a keen eye for identifying under-valued digital assets as an alternative asset class.

Today Bar and I discuss:

  • His journey into domain investing and development
  • We also take a peek into a few of Bar’s latest domain sales, including Jackpot.io, Ritual.io and a few more...
  • Bar shares how he limits and reducing risk when buying and selling domains

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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.

 

Pivoting from Physical to Virtual Touring Experiences Using a Local Geo Service Domain with Javier Wallace

Pivoting from Physical to Virtual Touring Experiences Using a Local Geo Service Domain with Javier Wallace

September 11, 2020

Welcome to this episode of Kickstart Commerce podcast where we interview Javier Wallace, a doctoral student at The University of Texas at Austin and serial entrepreneur having co-founded global and local tourism companies, most recently BlackAustinTours.com

Today Javier and I dive deep into discussing:

  • His doctoral research surrounding race, class, gender, labor migration, nationality and transnationalism from the United States, Latin America, and Caribbean
  • How he discovered a passion for tourism and took the leap into entrepreneurship founding AfroLatino Travel and BlackPackas.
  • How deep familial roots in Texas, specifically Austin, led to founding BlackAustinTours.com
  • How his business and the tourism industry in general has been impacted by COVID

In closing, don’t forget to subscribe as you enjoy this week's episode via iTunesGooglePlayStitcher or how ever 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.

 

Coding to a multi-million business in Park.io while on track for their next via Handshake — with Mike Carson and Steve Webb

Coding to a multi-million business in Park.io while on track for their next via Handshake — with Mike Carson and Steve Webb

September 4, 2020

Welcome to this episode of Kickstart Commerce podcast where we’re doubling up to interview Mike Carson — serial entrepreneur, software developer, and founder of Park.io, and Steve Webb — partner and researcher, developer, and marketer at Park.io.

In today’s episode, we’ll discuss:

  • How Mike scripted and stumbled upon founding what has become a multi-million dollar business in Park.io
  • How Hacker News inspired Mike to embark upon another scripting journey, Gateway.io, centered around Handshake — a decentralized, permissionless naming protocol where every peer is validating and in charge of managing the root DNS naming zone with the goal of creating an alternative to existing Certificate Authorities and naming systems.
  • Mike and Steve reveal need-to-know tips, tricks, commission structures and steps to take for people to own a TLD, also known as a top-level domain — including emojis (WHAAAAATTTT???), using NameBase.io

In closing, don’t forget to subscribe as you enjoy this week's episode via iTunesGooglePlayStitcher or how ever 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.

 

Booking Profit Sooner Than Later With Hiren Patel, Seller of $180K ElectricCar.com

Booking Profit Sooner Than Later With Hiren Patel, Seller of $180K ElectricCar.com

August 28, 2020

Welcome to this episode of Kickstart Commerce podcast where we interview Hiren Patel, owner of QualityNames.com, about the buying and selling of ElectricCar.com for $180K along with other 5 and 6 figure domain sales.

In today’s episode, Hiren and I discuss:

  • How his physical real estate experience made way for his domain investing success
  • The importance of identifying and studying domain buyers
  • Why and how overpaying for domains has brought him profitable success
  • And we pull back the veil on a handful of remarkable domain sales as well as a few never reported sales

In closing, don’t forget to subscribe as you enjoy this week's episode via iTunesGooglePlayStitcher or how ever 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 System Engineering to Brand Engineering with BrandBucket Founder Margot Bushnaq

From System Engineering to Brand Engineering with BrandBucket Founder Margot Bushnaq

August 21, 2020

Welcome to this episode of Kickstart Commerce podcast where we interview Margot Bushnaq, an accidental domain investor and serial entrepreneur, having stumbled into founding BrandBucket.com.

In today’s episode, Margot and I discuss:

  • Why she considers herself an accidental domain investor
  • How a startup incubator led to founding the industry’s top marketplace for brandable domains
  • Margot shares helpful qualifying factors to value a brandable domain
  • Last but not least, we discuss the current and future trends in the brandable domain marketplace

In closing, don’t forget to subscribe as you enjoy this week's episode via iTunesGooglePlayStitcher or how ever 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.

 

Pioneering the way for Black in Tech at GoDaddy and AllForty.com with Tyara Barnes

Pioneering the way for Black in Tech at GoDaddy and AllForty.com with Tyara Barnes

August 14, 2020

Welcome to this episode of Kickstart Commerce podcast where we interview Tyara Barnes - a technologist, sales extraordinaire pioneering the way for Black in Tech at GoDaddy and AllForty.com — an innovative ecosystem empowering development of and accessibility to Black businesses and their Allies. 

In today’s episode, Tyara and I discuss:

  • Her tech story of “Like father, like daughter”
  • Her journey into tech as a woman who happens to be Black
  • How a single Facebook post lead to 10,000 responses and the birth of AllForty.com
  • And last but least, we discuss how COVID and current social unrest has impacted AllForty.com

In closing, don’t forget to subscribe as you enjoy this week's episode via iTunesGooglePlayStitcher or how ever 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 Winding Path from Chartered Accounting to Domain Investing with Vikunth Navani

The Winding Path from Chartered Accounting to Domain Investing with Vikunth Navani

August 7, 2020

Welcome to this episode of Kickstart Commerce podcast where we interview Vikunth Navani - an India-based domain investor who started his domain buying and selling journey in 2016, and now sells an amazing 10-15 or more domains per month.

In today’s episode, Vikunth and I discuss:

  • His many stops along the winding path from chartered accounting to domain investing
  • How a PR gig led to a full-time domain investing career after 6 months
  • His keys to success for buying and selling hand-registered domains
  • His most recent domain sales and negotiation tactics

In closing, don’t forget to subscribe as you enjoy this week's episode via iTunesGooglePlayStitcher or how ever 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.

 

Flipping a Travel-Related Domain for $15K and Launching CatchService.com During Economic Downturn with Riz Memon

Flipping a Travel-Related Domain for $15K and Launching CatchService.com During Economic Downturn with Riz Memon

July 31, 2020

Welcome to this episode of Kickstart Commerce podcast where we interview Riz Memon - a United Arab Emirates based domain investor and serial entrepreneur, having founded Empire Names — a company dedicated to facilitating the buying and selling of one and two word domain names.

In today’s episode, Riz and I discuss:

  • How he purchased a travel-related for $2,500 and sold it for $15000 in 6 months (DAN)
  • We get into the details of Riz’s phenomenal domain sales as of late
  • Riz also shares about his latest .co buying spree and investing strategy
  • Last but not least, Riz shares his latest venture CatchService.com — a global platform empowering procurement of expiring or expired domains in a highly competitive domain buying landscape.

In closing, don’t forget to subscribe as you enjoy this week's episode via iTunesGooglePlayStitcher or how ever 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 Hidden World of Drop Catching, Appraising ccTLDs, .IO Popularity and more with Steve Webb

The Hidden World of Drop Catching, Appraising ccTLDs, .IO Popularity and more with Steve Webb

July 24, 2020

Welcome to this episode of Kickstart Commerce podcast where we interview “a jack of all trades, a master of what’s important”, Steve Webb — the man behind the man of the curtain as a researcher, developer, and marketer at Park.io, a backordering service for drop catching expired ccTLD domains. 

In today’s episode, Steve and I discuss:

  • His journey into the domain industry
  • The hidden world of drop catching as it relates the ccTLD ecosystem
  • How to appraise ccTLDs, and why .io domains are skyrocketing in price
  • New backorder service offerings at Park.io
  • How COVID has impacted Park.io and the domain industry in general

In closing, don’t forget to subscribe as you enjoy this week's episode via iTunesGooglePlayStitcher or how ever 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.

 

GetCheckApp.com: Bridging the gap between the people and government — with Michael Odiari

GetCheckApp.com: Bridging the gap between the people and government — with Michael Odiari

July 17, 2020

Welcome to this episode of Kickstart Commerce podcast where we interview Michael Odiari, a visionary, founder and tech-entrepreneur of GetCheckApp.com — a technology platform that aims to provide accountability and trust, and a solution that truly bridges the gap of communication between the people and government, building unity while building relationships.

In today’s episode, Michael and I discuss:

  • His journey and experience leading to the launch of GetCheckApp.com
  • Michael also shares the backstory of why he chose the given domain in comparison to CheckApp.com, Check.com, and other alternatives
  • And last but not least, we discuss how GetCheckApp.com addresses the challenges of safety, injustice, and systemic issues facing the people and government

In closing, don’t forget to subscribe as you enjoy this week's episode via iTunesGooglePlayStitcher or how ever 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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