“One of the Best Domain Name Related Interviews I’ve Seen”

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Andrew Rosener and his Domain Sherpa team published a video interview with Microstrategy CEO Michael Saylor. Microstrategy is the publicly traded company that sold Voice.com for $30 million last year – the largest all-cash domain name sale of all time. Michael is a big believer in the value of domain names, and he previously shared his opinion about how valuable domain names are.

Andrew has been talking about how great this interview is since he recorded it, and you don’t have to take his word (or mine) for it. Longtime domain investor (and all around nice guy) Brian Null wrote, “I’m only 16 minutes into the interview and it’s already one of the best domain name related interviews I’ve seen… absolute gold.

Here’s what Andrew shared with me about the interview on Twitter:

“I spend my days pitching top executives, founders & investors on the merits and value of a premium .com domain name and so few folks understand the value proposition until it punches them in the face.

Michael Saylor not only gets it, but he got it 25 years ago and is only today seeing the culmination of his vision take route. Michael understands that domain names are the foundation of the entire digital economy and as the physical world is dematerialized into software, Domain Names become the most valuable real estate on the Planet.”

Once I hit publish on this, I am going to watch the interview in its entirety. I think you should watch it before something comes up that pushes this down your list of things to do.

11 COMMENTS

  1. WTG to Andrew and the whole Media Options team for all the effort they’re putting out there to educate and interact with the world. The interview is super fun and entertaining to watch.

  2. i watched it yesterday because saylor is a tysons corner townie plus he owns michael.com and i read a washington post article about him buying strategy.com from a farmer for stock in microstrategy back in 1999 when i was first buying domains. this is without a doubt the best interview on domains i’ve seen in ages or maybe ever. two thimbs up.

  3. “Do you see what I mean?” strongly comes to mind. Some people get it. You can’t read this blog post even if you wrote it yourself and especially the people quoted in it without realizing even an anonymous commenter guy like myself may know what he’s talking about when he says he has a domain worth over $ billion. It pays to have taken Latin in the days of one’s youth because that is how I learned a phrase like “sui generis,” and that’s what domains like that are. 🙂

    It’s nice to see when some people really get it despite all the war waged in the opposite direction and all the capitulation and compromise all these years. Would be even better if the Google (#1 enemy of the little guy and Internet domain names) anti-trust action underway proves worth anything, though one doesn’t want get too optimistic if history is any guide…

    • $30 million is the highest price ever and may take a couple of decades to beat. Sellers can say a domain name is worth a billion but nobody is actually going to pay that John. There is no ROI at all in any domain at that level.

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