That’s right, we’re not even done with the first month of 2011 and already I’m excited to announce my first BIG move of 2011. I heard about Domain Advisors when it launched several months ago and was instantly drawn to the idea. In an industry with so many brokers it was refreshing to see a company that really wanted to advise Domainers on every step of the Domaining lifecycle.
After talking with Gregg and Tessa it was clear we had a match made in heaven, and as the saying goes – the rest is history. So I am excited to announce the very first strategic partnership for my company, Linton Investments, and a giant leap forward for Domainers looking for a full service solution that includes selling, monetizing, developing, and branding their domains.
PPX Group General Manager, former mega broker and mastermind behind DomainAdvisors, Tessa Holcomb said “The partnership with Linton Investments completes the range of services provided by DomainAdvisors with two of the nicest and smartest people in the industry. As a publisher author and acclaimed trainer Morgan personifies the term Domain Advisor.”
As many of you know I’ve been advising people on their portfolios since 2008 and helped many Domainers make the challenging shift from a collection of domains to a portfolio of revenue producing properties. So many Domain owners are sitting on great names that are making them nothing, and the worst part is that many of them think there’s no hope! Well the traditional model is to contact a broker who looks at all your names and cherry-picks the best few to sell. This can be great for a portion of your portfolio but it’s not a complete solution.
That’s why I’m so excited about this partnership as it extends what I’ve been doing for years and couples it with Domain Advisors – a company that really cares about helping Domainers take their portfolios to the next level. I’ve seen both Gregg and Tessa do amazing things over the years and to be a part of an initiative like this really is a dream come true.
With this partnership I am also excited to have Daina working with me side-by-side as we help Domainers transform their dormant domains into real online brands. We’ll be doing a lot more than building a website – we know the power of a great domain and can bring all the elements of a successful online brand together to help Domainers take the next step with their portfolios! Just like there are tons of companies that can broker domains there are also plenty of companies that can build websites – we’ll be doing much more, we’re building brands! Of course many of you also know Kevin Fink, who will continue to manage the development division and our team members around the world. Kevin has an incredible eye for detail and the feedback we’ve had from clients over the last year has been outstanding!
A great domain name and well-designed website are only components of a successful online brand. By combining world-class SEO with Social Media and powerful online marketing initiatives we can help Domainers launch full-scale brands online. Gone are the days of launching a site and sitting back to collect the money, now if you want to be a game-changer you need to compete with the best and I’m excited to make those services available through Domain Advisors and Linton Investments.
If you would like to read the official press release it can be found below.
DomainAdvisors Partners with Linton Investments LLC
Less than three months ago PPX International Chairman, Gregg McNair launched another service to the Domain industry, namely DomainAdvisors.com. At the time he detailed a unique approach combining features until now unheard of among those organizations which simply sell and buy domains.
Today DomainAdvisors is excited to announce a strategic partnership with Los Angeles-based Linton Investments LLC. Linton Investments started in 2007 and has spent the last three years acquiring, developing and branding exact-match domains.
“I learned early-on that I could get onto the first page of Google and Bing by combining exact-match domains with an informative content site and good SEO,” said Morgan Linton, Founder of Linton Investments LLC.
Three years later Linton Investments has created over 150 online brands and helped countless Domainers move their top properties from Parking to profitable online businesses. Morgan’s Blog, MorganLinton.com has become one of the top resources for Domainers generally and has helped lead the movement from Parking to Branding.
With this partnership DomainAdvisors will combine the talents of both Morgan Linton and Daina Burnes. Daina’s passion and enthusiasm for the industry was made apparant to all of those lucky enough to meet her at one of the several conferences she attended over the past year. Daina focused on new ways to leverage monetization models beyond PPC at Affiliate Summit West earlier this month and looks forward to gaining more insight at DOMAINfest Global in just a few weeks.
PPX Group General Manager, former mega broker and mastermind behind DomainAdvisors, Tessa Holcomb said “The partnership with Linton Investments completes the range of services provided by DomainAdvisors with two of the nicest and smartest people in the industry. As a publisher author and acclaimed trainer Morgan personifies the term Domain Advisor”
Together Domain Advisors and Linton Investments will help Domainers with all aspects of their domain lifecycle.
Linton Investments helps bridge the gap in the services already offered by DomainAdvisors by adding branding and development to the list. This breaks the mold from the traditional brokerage house, often focused on selling as many names as possible with little thought for the portfolio as a whole.
“Domainers are stumped when it comes to selling to end-users or development and often end up selling their names for pennies on the dollars to other Domainers,” says Linton.
In 2011 the game is changing. It’s not about who has the best domains, but who does the best with their domains. DomainAdvisors and Linton Investments are poised to take a new approach, leveraging an all-star team and delivering the full package to Domainers.