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An interview with DataCube.com’s Brad Mugford

Labeled as domains in Domain Industry News, started by equity78, Jul 8, 2020

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  1. equity78

    equity78 Top Member TheDomains Staff TLDInvestors.com PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Brad Mugford is a domain investor who runs DataCube.com. DataCube.com is the 68th oldest domain name ever registered. I interviewed Brad back in 2012, and now 8 years later Brad was kind enough to do another interview. How has his portfolio changed? How has his approach changed in an ever more crowded space? Interview 1) […]

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  2. FolioTeam

    FolioTeam AMDB.tv VIP

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    Great interview. Thanks for sharing this
     
  3. NameDeck

    NameDeck Top Contributor VIP

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    Nice interview. Good stuff. Thanks to both!

    Make sure to head over to his website and get a taste of what a good, and well diversified, portfolio looks like!
     
  4. frank-germany

    frank-germany domainer since 2001 / musician VIP

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    what I like best is that he promotes
    PARKED ./com

    yes, I love parked , too
     
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  5. Recons.Com

    Recons.Com Top Contributor VIP

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    What parked /com?
     
  6. Compassion

    Compassion Let's do business together. PRO VIP Gold Account ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Thanks for the share.


    I had a nice run there until parking took a dive.
     
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  7. frank-germany

    frank-germany domainer since 2001 / musician VIP

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    about 2008

    closed the doors
    best parking company
    ever
     
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  8. Compassion

    Compassion Let's do business together. PRO VIP Gold Account ★★★★★★★★★★

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    It did pay the most!

    Parking is never going to be the same.
     
  9. bmugford

    bmugford www.DataCube.com PRO VIP ICA Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    :)

    There are many parts of the website that could certainly use updating.

    I also own many domains that are still not listed on there.

    Brad
     
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  10. HotKey

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    Awesome interview. Great job, both. Thanks to Brad for the insight.

    My takeaway was question and response on niches that are overvalued and over hyped, specifically the "new investor trap". Totally agree.

    Still though, nothing on the history of the name "DataCube"- and how it came to be. Would love to see it touched on sometime!

    Good stuff.
     
  11. NameDeck

    NameDeck Top Contributor VIP

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    Lol, I agree. He touched upon the subject a while ago when I asked him but I have no clue on what thread that was. I'm sure he will elaborate a bit more on that now that you mentioned it :)
     
  12. Sutruk

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    Thanks for the interview! I literally agree on every answer from Mr. Mugford!
     
  13. Dot.us

    Dot.us Top Contributor VIP

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    Great job B.
     
  14. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes Top Member NameTalent VIP Gold Account Trusted Blogger

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    Thanks @bmugford and @equity78 for a great interview full of sensible reflections and advice.
    Bob
     
  15. BRANDERX.COM

    BRANDERX.COM Top Contributor VIP

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    Lots of data from the cube.

    Nice names & good common sense.
     
  16. Hussein Ali

    Hussein Ali Established Member

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    Thank you for sharing.
     
  17. Mytz.com

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    Why did I try parking before and not make any money?
     
  18. Joe Nichols

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    Nice interview. @bmugford is a class act.
     
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  20. SAGAR BAHADUR DHAKAL

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    Good interview . Thanks. Only gtld Domains like life.insurance as he says in his examples does make sense but like he says variable prices for renewal makes the gtlds a lot more undesirable. Even from a beginners perspective who’s learning big by bit here and there, only .coms have a reliable sale at the end of the day.
     
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  22. biggie

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    Hi

    I've been following Brads posts since I started domaining, over various platforms.

    so, Great job, Ray!
    and thanks to @bmugford for sharing his thoughts and experiences over those years.
    his replies always come from a common sense perspective, which are based on facts and proven sales.

    imo...
     
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  23. barman

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    If Brad's so smart why doesn't he even have SSL setup on his website
     
  24. bmugford

    bmugford www.DataCube.com PRO VIP ICA Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Valid point. It is basically just a portfolio site that does not capture any sensitive user data.

    Like I said the website itself has not been updated in awhile, but it is on my to do list.

    Thanks,
    Brad
     
  25. barman

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    I was just joshin' with you. You have a great portfolio sir.
     

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