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Saturday, August 01, 2015

Moonshot: Frank Schilling Sells Off Hundreds, Buys Tens of Thousands


 46 years ago on July 28th,1969 Neil Armstrong was gracing the cover of Time having made history by broadcasting live from the moon. Playboy Magazine in the back of the drug store was considered porn. The top hits on the radio included… Zager & Evans - In The Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus), The Rolling Stones - Honky Tonk Women, Tommy James and the Shondells - Crystal Blue Persuasion, Blood, Sweat & Tears - Spinning Wheel, and Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline (Good Times Never Seemed So Good. July 28, 1969 is also a  day that will be recorded in history decades later for an achievement no one could imagine back then, one as revolutionary as walking on the moon. It’s the Internet and the key to its success being realized by a a great man born on that day: The fabulous Frank Schilling, Happy birthday Frank!

While you were sleeping domaining's most esteemed investor was talking up new extensions while quietly buying up old ones to use as loss leaders generating traffic and inquiries that will be priced too high for some leading to an opening to sell newer names and earn lifetime registration royalties. 

It all started around 2006 with a big splash at T.R.A.F.F.I.C following news of the Marchex acquisition of Yun Ye's portfolio, Domain Sponsor's aggressive push to buy up thousands of smaller portfolios under "brains" brand, and a three other companies which then amassed over 400,000 domains, attracting 50 million visitors a month. According to copious notes that I kept during that period from DNJournal and Ron Jackson T.R.A.F.F.I.C keynotes, "in a single quarter just one of these big three spent $11.5 million on 34 portfolios and added 40,000 new domains."


Photo: Southern California Domainers Via
Frank Schilling/Facebook
Fast forward ten years where one man's trash is another man's treasure. While we know where Marchex domains ended up, there were a million more still unaccounted for. Enter Frank Schilling, the savviest of domain investors who is always there when the ball drops to buy low and hold out to sell high. He's currently reclaiming most of those 34 portfolios for, in the tradition of Marchex/GoDaddy, likely ten cents on the dollar for what they once sold.

What a great business plan. To buy at a 90% discount and sell at 100X cost.

Over the next year our research shows Frank will increase his non-gTLD inventory by a third (that's 100K domains, folks, yet only 10% of the rotting fruit). His acquisitions have been golden encompassing the reclamation of the painstaking acquisitions once openly discussed and traded on the coveted Rick's board. What's coming in is not just dot COM gold, it's also the best .Net, .INFO and one-word generic wonder .ORGs on the planet.

Niall Kennedy, a software engineer in San Francisco, California must be pounding his fist through the walls missing the boat for the second time in life and blaming his misfortune on the hard work and brainpower of the early adapter. In 2007 he was irate after discovering that a few guys like Frank, Marchex, Kevin Ham and Name Media were in the possession of the world's finest domains.  He blogged then....
"Think of a name, any name, and it’s probably already registered as a .com domain. Most sites blocking your path to a memorable and descriptive names are owned by domain squatters, businesses buying domain names in bulk and running targeted advertisements from Google and Yahoo!. Domain names are not only memorable, they influence a site’s ranking in search engines, since a site URL containing the phrase “kittens” has a higher possible correlation to kitten content than a URL without the keyword match. Kevin Ham owns over 300,000 domains, virtual real estate in our online lives. He assembled the portfolio over many years of work, taking advantage of changing technologies, business environments, and legal terms. He is just one example in a global domain industry collecting millions of dollars a year prospecting new names.
He paid 10-times the typical domain registration fee in exchange for such privileged access to the domain name ecosystem. Ham was able to snap up over 10,000 domains in late 2000, just months after imploding Internet brands vacated their offices and their web brands."
Hey Niall, you and anyone else can register a great .Click name here for $1. What are you waiting for?

Now I present Domain Name Sales house and Power Seller sales (and below them screen shots of the next state) that are on the radar for the early summer. I guarantee it's a mind-blowing list beyond anything you'll see anywhere else.

122176.Com
AromaSource.Com
Atmosphera.Com
BabyCase.Com
BanquetBooks.Com
BonuCodes.Com
BoostBox.Com
Briannas.Com
CamperInn.Com
CanadaStay.Com (Redirect CanadaStays.Com)
Canlan.Com
Catapault.Com
ChaoticMass.Com
ClaimServices.Com (Auto Claim Services)
ConditionMonitoring.Com (redirect Ludeca.Com/Prod_Vibration_Balancing)
CookingOil.Com (Ok!)
DataCubes.Com
DataVisuals.Com (Donna)
DownloadSuche.Com
Drilldo.Com
EastsideGames.Com
Eight-Corporation.Com
ElectronicNations.Com
EnergyBase.Com
FarmInsurance.Com
Fenshu.Com
Flexbuy.Com
FloridaElections.Net
FloridaGetaways.Com
FoodIran.Com
Formentera.Net
FrontWalk.Com (Linear Tv)
Fultilt.Com
GuardTrack.Com
Hccgs.Com
HouseofStoke.Com
HowToVideos.Com
Huala.Com
ImpactHammers.Com
IranParks.Com
Iwebuy.Com
Jetwise.Com 
Kahlilgibran.Com
Kempinki.Com
LastStopShop.Com (Merlin Truncate Route 66)
ListinPpro.Com
LuteString.Com
MailMonitor.Com
MakingSales.Com
Manipulation.Photo
MariaelenaSalinas.Com
Maximofilia.Com
Mcclures.Com
Memnon.Com
MilitaryDeals.Com
MontreauxLiving.Com (Redirect SeeTheProperty.Com)
Mpcg.Com
MrBones.Com
Musitrade.Com
MycPage.Com
N88.Com
Newy.Com
NileFilms.Com
NormsNuts.Com
NorseInvaders.Com
Parcs.Com
PersonalizedAprons.Com
Petites-Annonces.Com
PetitesAnnonces.Com
PrintMy.Com (Merlin)
Prinx.Com
Qualigraphy.Com
QuarterHorseCongress.Com
Rammart.Com (Google)
Reneerae.Com
Revimex.Com
Rising.Org (Merlin To Coventry University )
SeedPlus.Com
Sexq8.Com
Shigematu.Com
Silveronyx.Com
Skitest.Com
Sosv.Com
SupportPal.Com (Donna)
TattooAftercare.Com
Tfax.Com
TheLocksmithStore.Com
ThreedayWeekend.Com
TireRecycling.Com
TowOfaKind.Com
TradingIdea.Com
TrafficCounting.Com
TrailerHub.Com
TrendyWireless.Com
Typaq.Com
Uala.Com (.It Redirect)
Unidadjuridica.Com
Vaas.Com
VanityMakeup.Com
VisitCayman.Com (Redirect Caymanislands.Ky)
Vmob.Com
Waxing.Com
WealthNation.Com
WeBike.Com (Merlin)
WorkForGood.Com
WorkOutSupplements.Com (Redirect Vitaminsupplements)
Zoua.Com









































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