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.
One thing I found a bit peculiar is Rick’s medium for sharing. Long an advocate for managing one’s destiny via owning and using a domain name, Rick has been sharing his videos on Twitter. On one hand, it’s much easier to share via Twitter and have considerable reach instantly, but on the other hand, Rick has made it clear that people should own and use their own domain name rather than stay under the control of another entity, like in the case of using Twitter.
It looks like Rick is considering a change in venue for his videos, and he is seeking feedback on how to proceed.
This morning, Rick posted a poll on Twitter asking people where he should post his videos. The four options he has given are:
Rick has used DomainKing.com for many years for his blog. His brand is “Domain King” and his domain name matches the brand. From my perspective, Rick should continue on that path instead of launching a new brand and website and then having to manage two different brands. He won’t have to tell people to look at DomainKing.com for blog posts and Rick.TV for videos. All of this can be shared under one brand rather than two. In addition, Rick has been a .com advocate for so long that it would seem a bit peculiar for him to use a non .com domain name for an additional brand.
Rick is seeking feedback, so if you aren’t on Twitter, feel free to share your feedback here. I believe voting on Twitter polls is limited to Twitter users, so that is a limitation on the feedback he will be able to receive.
Bought these .tv #domains in 2011 for a REASON! 8 YEARS ago.
I wrote many times about .tv etc would be better than ANY new #GTLD
— Rick Schwartz 👑 DomainKing® (@DomainKing) September 12, 2019
Update: Rick chose Rick.tv.