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Interview with Frank Schilling, the Man Who Once Had the Largest Domain Portfolio

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By Sunny, Jun 28, 2016
  1. keston57

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    Talk about coming late and making an impact.
     
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    Late, but not that late... I would call anything after 2006 late. I doubt anyone who has come into business after 2006 has built an 8+++ portfolio, 7 figures possibly yes but anything beyond high multi 7 figures or 8 figures -not too sure. Now, if someone has built a huge portfolio coming into business after 2006 then it had to be done with deep pockets not with just registration costs or buying domains for under $50 that are worth multi 5 figures to 7 figures each.
     
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    That's an interesting article from 2007. He was reportedly earning an estimated 20 million per year in revenue, not profits, from everything (domain parking, domain sales, etc.):

    He owns hundreds of thousands of high quality generic .com domains and annual revenues for his closely held Cayman Islands company, Name Administration, Inc. are estimated to be in the $20 million range.

    I haven't been able to find the pre-2007 articles talking about him earning $20 million a year from parking, but it seems reasonable to assume that's true given that parking was at an all-time high back then.
     
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    Oddly, no question(s) in that interview regarding what is arguably the hottest domainer story of 2016, the Adam Dicker controversy highlighted here at Namepros: https://www.namepros.com/threads/is-adam-dicker-a-criminal-you-decide.883579/

    I think Frank was mentioned in that thread, early on.

    It would be nice if interviewers actually asked questions other than softball, grease-your-ego questions.
     
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    DANEYAL Top Contributor VIP

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    Lovely Post! Thanks for the contribution.
     
  9. 888domainsale

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    Frank is a man with vision... no wonder he came up with valuable tools for domainers... persistence and hardwork always pays off. If you haven't tried out Uniregistry.com, I would recommend you to try it out..

    One thing I would certainly like Frank and team to look into, improving the uniregistry market inbound enquiries setup. Allowing access to buy it now option for the potential buyer only based on the funds in the account of the buyer . Most of the times non-serious users try to checkout without enough funds and it shows up on the seller account as potential offer.

    Thanks again for the great interview.
     
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    The figures mentioned came from a CNN money article back in 2005. If you do the math 1% of 3.6 billion is about 35 million.

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    In the meantime, Google and Yahoo are trying to keep the type-in business coming--and execs from both companies are using the Delray Beach conference to court the folks who control it. As the party at Delux winds down, 14 Yahoo executives pile into a stretch Hummer with a few of the domainers, including Schilling, who has an exclusive contract in which Yahoo serves all the ads for his sites. The limo heads 35 miles south on Interstate 95 to Scarlett's Gentlemen's Club. The men kick back in the VIP section, outfitted with plush booths and red velvet curtains.
    When the woman in charge of the area comes by and mentions the cost of the booths, the Yahoo crew gets nervous. And in the end, no one wants to submit the $1,000 tab to the expense department back at headquarters. Finally, Schilling pulls out a roll of cash and pays up. Not a big deal for a guy who owns a share of a jet. But considering that Schilling's traffic generated more than 1 percent of Yahoo's $3.6 billion in revenues last year, you'd think one of those guys could have stood up and taken one for the team. "

    http://money.cnn.com/magazines/business2/business2_archive/2005/12/01/8364591/
     
  11. Brands.International

    Brands.International formerly lolwarrior VIP Gold Account

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    Great article :) Thank you for the inspiration!
     
  12. WilsonM

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    Getting paid 100k while asking for 10k. Incredible.

    That's what is called an epic start.
     
  13. DomainBarracksRob

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    Seems fitting to read this now at the givsame big time and deserves the 2020 Bump!

    Great read and may of never found this post if it wasn’t for the Uni-GD deal happing now!


    2020 is gonna be wild!
     
  14. BrandCollectors.com

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    i thought it was a fresh interview. why do u upped?
     
  15. DomainBarracksRob

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    Because I accidentally found it decided to read it

    And it was worth commenting on.

    I mean getting $100k for $10k deal is impressive

    I never knew about this until now.
     
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    Simply... AMAZING.
     
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