Rick Seeks Opinions on Domain Name (Updated)

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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.TV
  • DomainKing.com
  • Twitter
  • YouTube

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.

Update: Rick chose Rick.tv.

12 COMMENTS

  1. Hi

    Like you said all content at one place would be great…that is Domain King .com

    It will be very productive and reasonable to use .TV for video content…if its going to be daily videos and long duration videos…

    Thanks,
    Ravi.

    • Why?

      I don’t think he needs a new brand, and even if he did, that is unrelated. These are one way videos, with Rick sharing into the camera. There is no “roundtable” or other type of discussion.

      • You are not thinking creatively outside the box and are being hyperliteral.

        The whole world becomes his roundtable. Everyone who tunes in is his roundtable. Everyone who shows up and comments and with whom he engages in discussion at any point is his roundtable. Also, while I only know of YouTube doing it, maybe at some point there might also be a plug-in available for live real time chat if he ever wishes to do any live stream video, and that is also a roundtable.

        “Rick’s Roundtable” is a great name, much better than “Ricks Vlog” which he already has.

        If not RicksRoundtable.com then I’d prefer Rick.TV.

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