Kickstart Commerce Podcast - Domain Investing & Development Strategies
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.

 

Funerals, Insurance, Coffee, and Royal Thrones with Bill McClure

Funerals, Insurance, Coffee, and Royal Thrones with Bill McClure

June 4, 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 Bill McClure — a long-time entrepreneur and a 20-plus year domain veteran. 

Today Bill and I discuss:

  • His entrepreneurial roots and 35 years of experience in owning and operating the family’s funeral and insurance businesses
  • We also discuss how exiting multiple family businesses positioned Bill to invest in a Florida-based stainless steel manufacturer, a flower import operation, and a tele-flower company later known as eFlowers.com that was sold to FTD in the early 2000s.
  • Bill then highlights the invaluable relationships as well as the good, the bad, and ugly pertaining to his domain investing journey that dates back to the mid-1990s.
  • Bill shares why and how he arrived at his sweet spot of buying domains in the $5k to $20k range, having made purchases at or well above the $100K mark — like the Coffee.org purchase story.
  • And last but not least, as if Bill needed one more thing to do, Bill unveils how he and partners are conquering the world of portable restrooms with high-end products and services branded as Royal Thrones.

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.

 

Sprees, Trends, and Monetization with Braden Pollock

Sprees, Trends, and Monetization with Braden Pollock

May 28, 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 the only and only Braden Pollock — angel investor, founder of Legal Brand Marketing, and long-time domain investor and contributor to the domain industry.

Today Braden and I:

  • Discuss the method to his madness pertaining to his latest one-word .com buying spree.
  • We talk 2021 and 2022 domaining trends and insights that investors should consider.
  • Braden gets me hip on the evolution of Clubhouse and how it’s growing the domain industry, opening the door to new monetization strategies.
  • Lastly, I also uncover Braden dabbling in the land of cctlds and we talk brandable and geo service domain buying and selling strategies.

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.

 

Growing An Estate Planning Business Using Geo Service Domains with Iffy Ibekwe

Growing An Estate Planning Business Using Geo Service Domains with Iffy Ibekwe

May 14, 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 Iffy Ibekwe —  speaker and principal attorney of Ibekwe Law, a law firm specializing in wills and trusts to activate people taking agency over their lives and building impactful legacies.

Today Iffy and I:

  • Discuss how growing up in the middle east for nearly a decade broadened and shaped her cultural thinking personally and professionally.
  • We also chat about why she and her family moved from one of the fastest-growing cities in the US, Austin, Texas, to Bentonville, Arkansas —  birthplace of the retailer Walmart.
  • In addition, Iffy discusses how her estate planning business uses city and state geo service domains to grow its footprint pre and post COVID.
  • And last but not least, Iffy shares how Texas is opening the door for lawyers to use trade names, likely positively impacting keyword and geo service domain owners and investors.

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.

 

Wrestling Domains in the Sun, Sand, and Sea with Mark Ghoriafi

Wrestling Domains in the Sun, Sand, and Sea with Mark Ghoriafi

May 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 Mark Ghoriafi, a professional domain broker and the principal of MrPremium.com — a domain name brokerage and acquisition firm that has brokered $Millions in premium name sales, achieving countless industry and registry sales records.

Today Mark and I:

  • Talk about how the gift of gab that has proven profitable for him later in life wasn’t always the case during his early school days.
  • We also discuss how he leveraged a career as a wrestling personality to brokering .club and .global domain names.
  • Mark unveils how he positioned companies to realize innovation through the education and use of new domain extensions, ccTLDs and domain hacks to promote their brand.
  • And last but not least, Mark also sheds light on how MrPremium.com uses clubhouse to promote and broker domains as well as other outbound marketing tools used — LinkedIn, MixMax, and much more.

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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