Alvin Brown shared a full recap of his experience at the Ashville Domain Investor meetup organized by Rick Schwartz. It’s a nice summary of the event, and it will serve as an endorsement of the event should Rick decide to host again next year. Within his article, Alvin posted a video featuring a talk by Michael Berkens, who shared his thoughts, experiences, and insight regarding new gTLD domain names and investing in that asset class.
I am glad Alvin took the video, and I hope he doesn’t mind my sharing it below. I think it deserves to be highlighted on its own.
Michael Berkens was one of the first domain investors to sell his entire portfolio for tens of millions of dollars. GoDaddy bought Mike’s portfolio, and the sale was the result of many years of hard work, research, and financial risk. From my own recollection, pretty much the only domain names that were not acquired at the time were Mike’s new gTLD domain names, which he kept.
Since that time, I believe Mike has acquired many more new gTLD domain names in his portfolio. I couldn’t guess how large his portfolio is, but I imagine he has one of the best private portfolios of new gTLD domain names. In the video, Mike shared his experience with this class of domain names, and I think it is a must watch for anyone who is thinking about investing in them.