Video: Advice from Bill Mushkin of Name.com

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I want to share a neat motivational  video from Name.com CEO and Founder Bill Mushkin. Although I think this particular video was made for his staff at Name.com, I think there is some words of wisdom that we can all use in our businesses.

I think watching this video is a good way to start a Friday morning.

Thanks for sharing.

10 COMMENTS

  1. Elliot,

    Your blog really comes alive with the “domain for sale”, and I was wondering if you throw away every other type of story, such as this one 🙂

  2. I liked the encouragement of “Be Yourself” from Mr. Mushkin—-However, I love the CEO of GoDaddy sharing his business management insights on his video clips embedded in the GoDaddy site. Strong and ethical.

  3. With all due respect…there wouldn’t be domains for sale if there weren’t a lot of dedicated and motivated people making it happen. Thanks for the great blog!

    Much bias,
    Jared of name.com

    • Hello Jared,

      I hear you. I gave Elliot the practical advice above only to maximize utility. As a blogger, I assume that he cares about traffic, and active participation of his target group: domainers. If you concentrate on numbers, (since “numbers don’t lie” – domain king), you will see that his domain sales’ post pursue upwards of 300 comments, if you count the replies and sub-tree ones, compared to this one with about 5 so far, counting this response. The Registrars and big companies, such as Name.com used to sponsor events for us little guys, since they don’t care anymore, I was just saying that bloggers and domainers should cut through the chase and concentrate on what brings out domainers. Until the big shots remember us again 🙂

    • If people need a place to post their domain names, I invite them to check out DNForum.com. A rough guess is that 99.99% of the domain names people posted are either terrible or way over priced. It’s depressing to look at.

  4. Elliot,

    I promise to give your blog a break after this post.

    Look, what your “sales post” does is NOT competing with DNForums, or Francois market place, after all, his has more traffic; the reason people comment and post their names with you is because you have somehow built trust and bluntness with them. After all, nobody is selling their names like hot cakes with your blog. If I recall, it’s been one or two inquiries for the past year here, total!

    No, what it is, people are learning the ropes with you first hand. You have this uncanny way of telling almost everybody that their names suck, and they like it. So, you should be allowed to develop this thing. Don’t be afraid. You came up with something here, harness it. Okay, I’m done, I will not post again for weeks.

  5. Although some people probably enjoy telling others that their domain names suck, I don’t enjoy it and find it depressing.

  6. Wait…wait…Uzoma…one last thing: Please tell me more about this line: “The Registrars and big companies, such as Name.com used to sponsor events for us little guys, since they don’t care anymore…”
    I need to get some history so maybe we can repeat it.

    Thank you,
    Jared

    • Ok Jared,

      One more.

      I believe sponsorship of trade shows such as TRAFFIC, and support of bloggers by ads, etc are a start. I believe it was in 2008 that Name.com did a cool thing last. According to your website, I quote:
      Name.com went to London earlier this month (2008, April) to attend a voting party for the Webby’s People’s Voice Awards. The event was sponsored by The Public Interest Registry, the registry behind the .ORG extension, to highlight several diverse organizations that are making the Internet a better place.
      As suggested by the invitation, Name.com brought along one of it’s favorite .ORGs – Idealist. Idealist.org is an interactive website dedicated to allowing individuals and organizations the ability share and exchange resources and ideas as well as locate opportunities and supporters while taking steps toward building a world where all people can lead free and dignified lives.
      In addition to Idealist.org groups such as GreenPeace, Wikipedia, AlertNet and VideoLAN presented inspirational slide shows and summaries of their missions. Following the presentations topics including international education, viral marketing and community building were discussed during a press conference.

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