Video: Advice from Bill Mushkin of
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Video: Advice from Bill Mushkin of


I want to share a neat motivational  video from CEO and Founder Bill Mushkin. Although I think this particular video was made for his staff at, 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.

About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and publisher of Elliot is also the founder and President of Top Notch Domains, LLC, a company that has sold seven figures worth of domain names in the last five years. Please read the Terms of Use page for additional information about the publisher, website comment policy, disclosures, and conflicts of interest.

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Comments (10)



    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 🙂

    August 24th, 2012 at 9:56 am


    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.

    August 24th, 2012 at 11:13 pm


    Good inspirational video.

    August 25th, 2012 at 7:32 am


    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

    August 25th, 2012 at 12:01 pm


      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 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 🙂

      August 25th, 2012 at 12:54 pm

      Elliot Silver

      If people need a place to post their domain names, I invite them to check out 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.

      August 25th, 2012 at 1:09 pm



    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.

    August 25th, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Elliot Silver

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

    August 25th, 2012 at 1:21 pm


    Wait…wait…Uzoma…one last thing: Please tell me more about this line: “The Registrars and big companies, such as 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,

    August 25th, 2012 at 5:25 pm


      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 did a cool thing last. According to your website, I quote: 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, brought along one of it’s favorite .ORGs – Idealist. 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 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.

      August 26th, 2012 at 2:38 am

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