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ICA Responds to Rick Schwartz Call for Action

Earlier this morning, Rick Schwartz posted an “Emergency Industry Alert in the form of a tweet to generate awareness for a proposal from an ICANN Working Group that could be problematic for domain investors. In his tweet, Rick issued a call to action to the Internet Commerce Association (ICA):

Donuts Banters with Rick Schwartz About Rick.TV

Earlier today, Donuts launched its long-advertised sale of new gTLD domain names from its internally-held portfolio. I found a humorous Twitter thread started by the Donuts Twitter account that was created for this sale campaign mentioning Rick Schwartz and his selection of Rick.tv for his video blog.

BIN + Make Offer Isn’t Ideal for Me

I have been moving away from my domain name landing pages that have a Buy It Now price listed with a Make Offer field/link listed as well. I have seen some marketplaces and domain name sales platforms with this option, and I had a landing page created for Embrace.com to emulate this.

The thought process behind this type of landing page is that the domain registrant indicates what he or she believes is a fair price and that a negotiation is possible. The registrant doesn’t necessarily want to lose a sale because the asking price is too high, and allowing the prospect to make an offer can lead to a sale now or in the future. While I do not have statistically significant results to share, I have been moving away from this option because I don’t think it makes sense for me.

What got me thinking about this was a Twitter discussion between Dan.com and Rick Schwartz:

Rick Schwartz Polling on Asheville Meetup

Rick Schwartz hosted a domain investor meetup in late Summer in Asheville, North Carolina. I heard it was well attended for a relatively small gathering, and I also heard from several attendees who went and had an enjoyable time talking about domain names. I was riding in the PMC on that weekend, so I was unable to attend this year.

Rick Schwartz Chooses Rick.TV

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A couple of weeks ago, Rick “Domain King” Schwartz posted a poll on Twitter asking people to help him select a domain name to post the video content he has been sharing on Twitter. My opinion was that Rick should continue to use the RicksBlog.com domain name he has been using for years, and the people who voted gave this name a slight edge over the alternative, Rick.TV domain name.

Over the weekend, Rick announced that he made a decision and will be using the .TV ccTLD domain name which is commonly used for television and video programming:

Rick Seeks Opinions on Domain Name (Updated)

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For the last several months, Rick “Domain King” Schwartz has been posting short videos to offer advice and to share stories about domain name investing. Rick has sold tens of millions of dollars worth of domain names and he still has an enviable portfolio. Rick often shares a different perspective than my own, and I think it has been helpful to listen to his thoughts and ideas as I operate my own business.

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