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What do All of the “Sharks” Have in Common?


One of my favorite television shows is ABC’s Shark Tank. I think the “sharks” give out some excellent advice to the presenting entrepreneurs, and that advice is actionable for viewers who operate their own companies. I also think it’s fun to learn about new products and services that are offered by the entrepreneurs who are seeking investments.

This morning, I noticed that all of the “sharks” have one thing in common, besides their entrepreneurial successes. All of the “sharks” appear to own (or at least control) their exact match .com domain names. Check it out:

For the last few weeks, domain names have made the news because of the politicians who own their exact match .com domain names (and those who don’t). I think people who have built brands around their names and personalities have a greater reason to own their domain names than others.

Most of the Shark Tank cast members have built successful companies, and those brand names may differ from their personal brands. On Shark Tank, these “sharks” have successfully built their own personal brands. Owning the exact match .com domain names ensures that people can easily navigate to their personal websites, and it prevents others from using them in ways that may not align with the brand images these entrepreneurs have crafted.

I am not sure when these “sharks” were able to acquire their exact match domain names. I presume some have been owned for a while and others may have been more recent acquisitions. Whatever the case may be, it’s a smart move for them to own these exact match .com domain names.

About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and publisher of DomainInvesting.com. 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 DomainInvesting.com Terms of Use page for additional information about the publisher, website comment policy, disclosures, and conflicts of interest.

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Comments (16)


    KevinOleary.com sold on Snapnames for $15,474 – September 2012

    May 16th, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    shawn yurkanin

    You have a bad link for Lori Greiner.
    I wouldn’t advice clicking on it, because it infected my laptop.


    May 16th, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    Eric Borgos

    I see you don’t own ElliotSilver.com .

    May 16th, 2015 at 6:09 pm

      Elliot Silver

      True, but someone else with my name is using it. I haven’t build a brand around my name though.

      In reply to Eric Borgos | May 16th, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    Eric Borgos

    You should try to buy Elliot.com.

    May 16th, 2015 at 6:18 pm

      Elliot Silver

      I did and offered quite a bit of money but no dice.

      In reply to Eric Borgos | May 16th, 2015 at 6:27 pm


      Then you should change your name to ElliotGold..opps taken

      or to ElliotPlatinum

      Or ElliotDiamond taken


      In reply to Elliot Silver | May 16th, 2015 at 6:58 pm


    I also enjoy watching the shark tank show.What would be equally as enjoyable would be a update of the companies the sharks invested in that failed.*I think future business owners would benefit from seeing and hearing the dont’s as much as the do’s.

    *assuming there are failures.

    May 16th, 2015 at 8:08 pm

      Elliot Silver

      They’ve been airing “Beyond the Tank,” which shows some of the successes and failures. That show airs right after Friday’s Shark Tank episodes on ABC. I think the 2nd or 3rd episode aired last night.

      In reply to Lloyd | May 16th, 2015 at 9:10 pm

      Donna Mahony

      I didn’t know about “Beyond the Tank” Thanks Elliot!

      In reply to Elliot Silver | May 17th, 2015 at 7:21 am


    Does anyone else find it curious that none of the sharks own gtlds? Ha, just kidding. Why would they? Gtlds suck.

    May 16th, 2015 at 10:32 pm

      Elliot Silver

      I didn’t even search, so it is possible I suppose.

      May 17th, 2015 at 6:51 am


    These sharks are very smart online. They know the implication of not having their names’ domains.

    May 17th, 2015 at 7:48 am

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