GoDaddy’s Paul Nicks was the keynote speaker at NamesCon yesterday, and he shared quite a bit of data about the domain name aftermarket. Andrew Allemann shared some of the data from Paul’s keynote yesterday, and GoDaddy also wrote an article about the presentation.
Paul had a bit of a different approach to his keynote this year, illustrating how a customer might be able to make money investing in domain names over the long term. Paul and his GoDaddy team used an amalgam of customer results as well as results from GoDaddy’s own portfolio to create this fictional customer named Dominique and track her journey to profitability.
I believe a video of Paul’s full keynote discussion will be shared publicly at some point. For the time being, you can have a look at Paul’s Powerpoint presentation here: