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NamesCon 2020 - Traffic Monetisation

The history and benefits of domain traffic monetization.

This is the second in a three part video series that covers the keynote address I conducted at NamesCon 2020, Austin Texas. The first video addresses the domain sales business model and can be viewed via the below link:

NamesCon 2020 - Domain sales

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This video covers the history of domain monetisation and the major technological innovations that have underpinned the entire business model. It then unpacks case studies to determine how this innovation has impacted the bottom line for professional domain investors.

Of all of the videos that I've made over the years this three part series is the most important. It dives into the heart of what it means to be a domain investor and then extracts key metrics that every domain investor should be aware as they manage their own portfolio.

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Video - Impressions of NamesCon

Highlights from NamesCon 2020

 

In this video, Matt Herbert from ParkLogic and I share our very different perspectives on the recent NamesCon conference held in Austin, TX. While I've had the privilege of being in the domain industry for many years Matt is a newcomer. Together we tease out some interesting insights that will be of benefit to all domain investors.

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There is one thing for certain and that is the NamesCon team should be congratulated for hosting an exceptional conference.

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Guest — Ravi
Hi Michael.. The video is short and good summery about the NamesCon I think it should have published long ago..maybe just within... Read More
18 February 2020
mgilmour
Hi Ravi, Many thanks for your feedback and following the video. Sorry abouth the Australian accent....LOL!
19 February 2020
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NamesCon Keynote - Domain Sales

Part 1 of the NamesCon presentation

I had the privilege of being asked to deliver the first keynote address at NamesCon 2020 in Austin, Texas. A lot of people have been asking if I would publish a video of the presentation and here it is!

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I've broken the presentation into three videos that will be published across the coming week. This is the first and covers the topic of Domain Sales.

The presentation looks at the current state of the domain aftermarket, including an attempt to estimate the size of industry and numbers of domains sold each year. On the back of this indepth analysis I present what domain investors can do with this information to help them in their own businesses.

Don't forget to subscribe to my Youtube channel and also here at Whizzbangsblog. This is the first video where I've used my new video recording studio so please feel free to comment on the quality of both the video and also the content itself.

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Guest — Snoopy
Good video, lots of "moments of truth" in it about the industry. I think people are wasting their time with outbound and try to ... Read More
14 February 2020
mgilmour
Thank you for your kind comments. Outbound sales is tough and there are very few good domain brokers that have managed to crack th... Read More
17 February 2020
Guest — Ravi
Hi Michael, Thanks for sharing your presentation data. It is very helpful to understand and correct ourselves when the data is b... Read More
14 February 2020
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Was NamesCon 2020 Any Good?

NamesCon was more than worth it!

As many readers are aware, I’ve been traveling around the world these past couple of weeks. There’s nothing quite like being away for fourteen days and having only eleven nights accommodation to cause you to question your own sanity about the endeavor. Despite my lack of hotels I managed to jet into Austin and take in the conference that launches the industry each year…..NamesCon!

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After checking into the conference hotel, I felt like I was welcoming a long-lost friend as I collapsed on the glorious, soft, wonderful bed. There’s one thing you discover when traveling fifty thousand kilometers in a flying tin can, the seats are hard and not that conducive for sleeping. The quilt felt like bliss incarnate as it wrapped around my exhausted body…..but then I remembered that I had a ParkLogic function that night.

It was with some reluctance that I clambered off the bed, got cleaned up and headed to the San Jac saloon for our small get together. It was a great time to meet a group of existing and potentially new clients as both Matt Herbert (also from ParkLogic) and I struggled with our jetlag. At the end of the night I resumed my horizontal position, closed my eyes and entered a deep sleep…..until 4am at least.

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Hi Michael, Good to know that your long trip is a productive and safe one. will be waiting for the presentation... Thanks, Ravi... Read More
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Qantas Club and Beyond!

Traveling around the world....!

As per my normal routine I find myself in the Melbourne Qantas Club and about to embark on a two-week world whirlwind tour of the world. It sounds glamourous until you consider truly terrifying statistics such as being away for 14-days and only having 11 nights of accommodation booked.

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On the bright side I was excited to hear that my flights will no longer be flying through either Iran or Iraq. This put a bit of a smile on my face as I thought of denying the republican guard a chance to play with their shiny new toys (ie. Surface to air missiles).

Being a bit of a geographic aficionado I then prayed that the flight would somehow miss the Ukraine as well. It wasn’t so long ago that a certain aircraft was downed by eager “freedom fighters” in their effort to defend what was “rightfully” theirs. So it will be with welcome relief when I enter European airspace.

This is one of the problems with a round earth. If you keep on heading west (like I’m going to be doing), you end up getting back to where you start. Now if the flat earth people were right then it may be possible to just bypass these crazy regimes…..in many respects, it’s a shame they aren’t right as it would make traveling from Australia much easier.

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Wolftalker
And ask Qantas staff to turn off SkyNews - so you can keep your mind clean and fresh.
21 January 2020
mgilmour
Now there's an idea!
22 January 2020
Guest — Ravi
Hi Michael.. I wish you a happy and safe journey. you touched some serious topics in a funny way...I thought I will read about B... Read More
26 January 2020
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