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Bloggers Soapbox on WebmasterRadio.FM


Subscribe to Elliot's BlogI had the great opportunity to participate in the Bloggers Soapbox on the Domain Masters show on WebmasterRadio.FM. Victor Pitts from Moniker filled in for Monte Cahn as the host, and I was interviewed along with Mike Berkens and Michael Gimour.

A transcript of the show has been posted on WebmasterRadio.FM, and I appreciate the opportunity speak tonight.

About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and publisher of Elliot is also the founder and President of Top Notch Domains, LLC, a company that has sold seven figures worth of domain names in the last five years. Please read the Terms of Use page for additional information about the publisher, website comment policy, disclosures, and conflicts of interest.

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Comments (8)

    Barry Goggin

    Elliot, nice commentary and summary of year. I think your business approach has a lot more upside than the large domain portfolio holders and wish you all the best for 09

    January 8th, 2009 at 12:22 am

    David J Castello

    Congrats Elliot!

    January 8th, 2009 at 1:08 am

    Nice Interview Elliot – Its good to here your voice after reading your blog!

    Great to hear your thoughts, Mikes and Michaels thoughts on the domain industry over the past year and the future.



    January 8th, 2009 at 3:56 am

    Jamie Parks

    That’s really awesome Elliot. You’ve been an inspiration for so many in this space. Looking forward to shaking your hand someday.

    January 8th, 2009 at 4:11 am

    Rob Sequin

    “Domain development isn’t very easy.” – Elliot Silver

    You are very right.

    It takes vision, knowledge, passion, commitment, money, skills etc etc. Then after all that, does the site make any money? Time is also needed to solicit direct advertisers.

    Domain owners need to ask themselves what they want to do this year:

    1. Park my domains?
    2. Sell my domains?
    3. Develop my domains?
    4. Get out of the domain business

    1. Easy but not so profitable anymore.
    2. Harder these days but if domains are good and prices are reasonable, domains are selling.
    3. See above… lots of time, money and work.
    4. Easy, just don’t renew any of your domains and, honestly, this is the path that MOST domain owners should take. The crappy portfolios that people want me to sell for them is amazing.

    Focus on quality, not quantity.

    Develop what you like and know. Keep domains that you would like your kids or grandkids own and/or develop.

    Otherwise, dump your domains. Speculation is out of the domain market for the most part. That’s my take on the current status of the domain industry.

    Thanks to Elliot, Mike Berkens and Michael Gilmour for their insight on the show.

    January 8th, 2009 at 10:43 am


    Is there a link we could get to listen?

    January 8th, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    Rob, nice post 🙂

    Couldn’t agree with you more or say it any better.

    Things have changed. The game has forever changed in the past 2 or so years.

    It is time to get with the times, folks!


    January 9th, 2009 at 2:54 am

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