Donuts Releases New TLD Interview – Dan Schindler

ICANN Interviews Dan Schindler, Founder and V.P. of Sales at Donuts…

You can order Donuts new gTLDs at 101domain.com

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Major Auction House Now Offers Domain Names

Heritage Auctions is the world’s third largest auction house. They are the largest collectibles auctioneer and third largest auction house in the world. They are also the undisputed Internet leader in their field. They boast over 842,982 registered online bidder-members and have a vast expertise in the field of art and collectibles.

heritage-auctions

They were established in 1976, and until now have offered a wide range of US & World Coins, Rare Currency, Fine & Decorative Art, Western Art, Illustration Art, Vintage Comic Books & Comic Art, Movie Posters, Entertainment & Music Memorabilia, Jewelry & Timepieces, Vintage & Couture Handbags, Sports Collectibles, Historical & Political Memorabilia, Rare Books & Manuscripts, American Indian Art, Air & Space Memorabilia, Civil War Memorabilia, Vintage & Contemporary Photography, Nature & Science Specimens, Fine and Rare Wine, and more.

Now, they will be offering Domain Names and Intellectual Property, and for good reason; domain names are digital assets that offer global opportunities. I love their descriptions of the asset. It will help the domain name industry to spread the good news about how important domain names are for businesses.

A domain name is the foundation of an Internet business. Domain names are also unique alternative investments for individuals looking to diversify their holdings. Domain names are purely digital, they have virtually zero carrying costs and they offer the ability to generate passive revenue while you hold them.

Check out their first domain name auction below. There are mostly .com domains, but also several ccTLDs.

Read more… | Source: HA.Com & DomainNameInvesting.com | Date Posted: 10/25/2013

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Amazing Dot.Travel Domains Available

I culled a list of cool available as of this writing) dot.travel city names in California:  And a bunch of generic dot.travel domains as well.

Here are some of my favorites.

  • LaJolla.travel
  • Belize.travel
  • HotelReservations.travel
  • Beaches.travel
  • Solvang.travel
  • NewportBeach.travel (huge one)
  • Pasadena.travel
  • PebbleBeach.travel
  • lighthouses.travel
  • venicebeach.travel
  • weekendgetaways.travel
  • golfcourses.travel
  • pismobeach.travel (big destination)
  • orangecounty.travel

If you like .travel some of these are pretty cool. We have them on sale for $119. You do have to have some kind of connection to the travel industry (19 or so possible categories shown on the registration page at 101domain.travel).

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Domain Name News and Info Resources

A good friend of mine asked me for a list of favorite domain name news sources.  I’ve decided that this is post-worthy!  There are several places to get news about the domain name industry that I like to frequent. They have varying perspectives, but I would divide them this way:

Registries / Registrars Perspective – People who manage TLD registries and sell them to the public.
http://domainincite.com
http://thedomains.com (also for domain investors perspective)
http://circleid.com (very professional)
https://twitter.com/bretfausett (great current news on twitter)

Domain Name Resellers Perspective- People who sell domain names (& hosting/web design/other) but are not registrars
http://thewhir.com
http://webhostingtalk.com
http://webhosting.info
http://pingzine.com

Domain Investors Perspective – People who buy 100s or 1000s of domains to trade and invest in aftermarket.
http://elliotsblog.com
http://dnjournal.com
http://domainnamewire.com
http://ricksblog.com (Very straightforward and one of the smartest about domain names in the business)
http://dnforum.com
http://domaining.com
http://domainnamenews.com
http://domainsherpa.com – Great videos about domain names and more.

Brand Name Perspective – People who buy 100s or 1000s of domains globally to protect their brands
http://domains.adrforum.com/main.aspx?itemID=1255&hideBar=False&navID=345&news=26
https://www.markmonitor.com/subscription/index.php ( interesting news)
http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/
http://www.101domain.com/blog/ :-)

Online Businesses Perspective – People who buy 1 – 10 domains for business or personal use. Internet news in general.
http://onlineretailer.com
http://mashable.com/
http://websitemagazine.com

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The Uncommon Senses of Truly Successful Salespeople

I’m putting together some ideas about “The Uncommon Senses of Truly Successful Salespeople”. Here are two of them.

AN UNCOMMON SENSE OF PURPOSE

What is your definition of success? “Having a goal” is the very basis and definition of success. There are two things we can be absolutely sure of.

1.) We will die before achieving ALL of our goals and,
2.) We will achieve no goals if we don’t set any.

So we need to set personal and business goals. Let’s start today.

AN UNCOMMON SENSE OF URGENCY

If you were a real estate salesperson and sold 10 homes, would you be excited? What if it took you two years to sell those 10 homes, would you still be excited?

Uncommon salespeople always have a sense of urgency. It’s not about how many sales you make; It’s not about your sales volume; It’s about how many sales you make today; It’s about your sales volume this week and this month. In selling, although you want to be confident and calm in your discussions with clients, there is a place for a sense of urgency.

If your life and your work is important to you, print and keep this quote somewhere near your desk:

“We are now faced with the fact, my friends, that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there is such a thing as being too late. Procrastination is still the thief of time. Life often leaves us standing bare, naked, and dejected with a lost opportunity. The tide in the affairs of men does not remain at flood — it ebbs. We may cry out desperately for time to pause in her passage, but time is adamant to every plea and rushes on. Over the bleached bones and jumbled residues of numerous civilizations are written the pathetic words, “Too late.”

This is from a moving passage delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr in April 1967 – It applies to all our lives, every day, every week, every month. Let’s learn from it and do better.

THE UNCOMMON SENSES OF UNCOMMON SALESPEOPLE

Most salespeople fail. The statistics are about on par with business in general. Roughly half of business started last for more than 5 years and  less than one-third of them makes it to ten years or more. The failure can be due to many things but mostly it is due to a lack of sales and cash flow. Individual salespeople are about the same. To succeed, to really succeed, you need uncommon senses.

We are born with five senses but these uncommon senses must (and can) be developed. To succeed, salespeople have to be uncommon. There is a group of “senses” that salespeople have to develop in themselves and you can do it on your own by studying and practicing or you can do it by having a good mentor to help you.

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