stefan

What country are you based in?

US.

Do you feel your location has an effect on your domain investing?

I’m fairly removed from other domainers geographically but globally connected literally all the time through social media.

How long have you been involved in domains?

I bought my first domains in the early 2000s but didn’t get more involved until later.

Are you a full time domainer?

In some ways I’m Living on Letters (.com). I am not full time, but a couple of built out domains, consulting, and teaching, provide regular monthly revenue along with work in the non profit sector.

How did you find out about domain investing?

I’ve always had to “brand” events, projects, and programs, so the efficiency of words has been a hobby. Someone at one point needed a Twitter handle I owned for a global project. They had to have it and a general comparison of digital real estate at the time was domains. That turned into a small portfolio. Helping people, projects, and companies get found and remembered through domains was, and still is a driving passion.

How many domains do you currently hold?

Over 1,000 (That could be anything)

What's your favourite non .com tld/nTLD/gTLD?

I like the .co extensions but Salt.xyz and a few others should do pretty well.

What's the best advice you've been given by another domain investor, either directly or through something they've said on twitter or in an interview?

I think I overheard a veteran domainer clearly advise against being a domain investor/flipper and the expert who also develops built out, monetized websites. Pay the right person to get the job done.

What kind of goals do you set yourself?

A big goal for me is helping to onboard diversity into the domain investing space. In my culture, growing up, and well into my adult life, there weren’t people that look like me investing in domain names for the most part. Also a goal is helping to educate regarding digital ownership. I try to sell 3 domains a month, or a bigger name every couple of months.

Who are your top 3 domain investors?

Dante Lee, Byron Allen, Lady T.

What's the toughest part of domain investing?

The toughest part is discovering the reality that most of your early names you bought didn’t have that buyer out there who would want it. Equally tough is learning the same lesson over again.

How do you structure the domaining part of your day?

I check messages in the morning. Respond to offers, inquiries, and Fiverr contractors working on projects. I’m in several active chat groups which I check in with.

How do you manage your portfolio?

I have a running Pages document that I keep updated. Every category I can think of can be pulled up instantly.

Do you also have any NFTs or Crypto in your portfolio?

Yes. I’ve created a few NFTs and I have both Crypto and NFT names (NFTScam.com, BitcoinDetox.com) as well as wallets. I’ve minted some of my music into NFTs. One of my favorite projects was trading an NFT for a live goat. I wanted to show the real life utility of an NFT by selling a picture of an animal and then buying a live goat through Heiffer International for a family in Africa.

What's the most you've ever spent on one domain?

I’ve spent almost $6,000

Have you ever done outbound? If so, were/are you successful?

I haven’t been successful in outbounding but I press ahead, learning from those who do it so well.

You're given $10k to spend on domains, how do you spend it?

I’d look for names very undervalued, being released by wholesalers. I’d definitely look at 3-4 figure names.

Outside of domains, what other business/wealth/personal growth figures do you look up to?

I have many “mentors” in this area. I have entrepreneur friends who just give back and give back. That inspires me. Others include Tony Robbins, Glenn Mack, Tyler Perry… My parents whom I Zoom with every Saturday still show me personal growth. They’re very wise.

What do you do when you're not domaining?

I have a pretty busy life with family, running a non profit, and discovering new things. I love to travel. Mt Everest Base Camp Nepal, China, Tunisia, Indonesia, Singapore, India…

What advice would you give to people just starting out in domains?

Learn everything you can before you jump in. Do a name here and there, based on research and consultation with great honest domain mentors, verses hand registering batches of names at a time. Lastly, ask yourself how you can parlay your work in domains to help make someone else’s life better.

More About Stefan

Years ago I was living in a van and staying at Salvation Army. I went through a lot of ups and downs in life, and ended up with them doing an article about my life on the cover of their magazine. I’ve now been partnering with them for years, first with donating cars and vans to single moms there to help them get work, and now, by Gods Grace, http://HireBlack.com, a website Rick Schwartz said could be worth $950k is actually advertising positions they have open, along with hundreds of thousands of other jobs. This stuff is more valuable than domains. Makes me so happy that giving away free domains to help people in business is one of the great blessings of my life.

My life as a “word person” is tied to my faith, and about finding opportunities for people to succeed. I owe everything I know to other people and just want to pass it on. Rick Schwartz and Jothan Frakes were two domainers very helpful to me. Perhaps it’s all about “People connecting” in my opinion.

I teach a class at a local university bringing homeless friends in, to be a college professor each Wednesday night. The combination is compassion personified. A normal day is often meeting with a company or university regarding Diversity Equity and Inclusion, and working on housing/jobs for someone on the streets. Today I went to a small deli to find one of the women we work with employed.

I’m always thinking of how a domain can make a difference. We started a church on FirstMetaChurch.com, a thriving job board on HireBlack.com, a Metaverse company teaching at Web 3 and Metaverse conferences globally on BlackMetaverse.io, and an easy to remember ministry/organization on HelpAnyway.com.

My personal journey through 8 surgeries, dependency on prescription meds, detox, and now helping others find faith and freedom, drives me to use the strength of words to uncover the power of “I won’t forget that.”

Salt.xyz
WePR.com
EthRocks.com
PeopleCry.com
ServeaVet.com
WowTulsa.com
MetaKingdom.net
VirtualFarewell.com
JoysOfChristmas.com
UnlockHappiness.com

Just words to remember.

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