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My Interview on Domain Sherpa


Contrary to what some may think after reading my blog, I don’t really enjoy being in the spotlight. I like being able to help others, and since I became serious about domain investing relatively late, I think I can provide some helpful insight that might be beneficial.

I met Mike Cyger at DomainFest and enjoyed our conversation. I’ve been following what he has been doing on Domain Sherpa, and I think the information he is sharing is especially helpful to people who are looking to learn about the domain industry and know how to successfully invest in domain names.

Mike asked me to do a video interview with him and I agreed. The interview is now posted on I think he and I covered quite a bit of ground, and I hope I was able to answer some of your questions. I appreciate Mike’s interest in interviewing me, and I hope it’s helpful to you.

Unfortunately, Lucy will not be able to answer any follow up questions.

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 (14)

    Good Domain Names

    As interesting a read as your blog usually is. Thanks.

    April 13th, 2011 at 10:59 am


    Just tried listening to that interview. However a million people most be trying to the same at the same time cause it kept breaking up. Honestly I hate online video interviews. Is there a transcript to this interview? It is preferable to most people as you can read it when you want how you want and at your own pace. I left the broadcast in frustration.

    April 13th, 2011 at 11:10 am


    Watched the whole thing — and I never watch videos online! Congrats to you and Michael for providing such an in-depth domaining resource. I’ve never seen anything as good as this.

    April 13th, 2011 at 11:41 am

    Market Yourself

    Good interview. Enjoyed your straight forward approach and listening to your business model.

    April 13th, 2011 at 11:41 am


    Most have stormed out too quickly. I went back to see if the traffic has slowed down to take a second shot at the interview and behold there was the transcript right below the article. Missed it the first time.
    Patience, patience patience!

    April 13th, 2011 at 1:06 pm


    Great interview, Elliot! And thanks to Michael Cyger for what he’s doing for the community.

    The first time you see on video someone whom you know just through written text or pictures is always a strange feeling 🙂

    April 13th, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    Michael Cyger

    Thanks, Joe.

    The real credit goes to Elliot for his fantastic advice and tactics, and his openness.

    Thanks again, Elliot! (and Lucy)

    April 13th, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    Brad Mugford

    I thought it was an excellent interview. Elliot shared a lot of valuable advice and information that anyone could use.


    April 13th, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Elliot Silver

    @ Brad

    Thank you… I am happy to help others as best as I can.

    April 13th, 2011 at 3:45 pm


    In the interview, you mentioned contacting those that buy ads on sites with a similar one that you own. If this is to sell the domain name, isnt that a bit of a stretch to think the ad buyer wants to start and develop a website?

    April 13th, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    Elliot Silver

    @ Ron

    If a company is spending $150 a week on Adwords, it’s not inconceivable that they would spend $5,000 on the exact match domain name (at least in my opinion).

    April 13th, 2011 at 5:33 pm


    Thanks for all the free GREAT TIPS that you shared with us.Hope some day i will share my domaining success…

    April 13th, 2011 at 6:45 pm


    Great interview, Elliot. Thanks for being so candid.

    April 15th, 2011 at 11:56 am

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