David Kesmodel’s “The Domain Game” book, which chronicles some of the big names in domain names and how they struck it rich, is now available for order on Amazon.com for $29.99. The book ships free with Super Saver shipping. Previously it was only available through Xlibris.
So far the book has received nothing but glowing reviews. You can read Domain Name Wire’s review here.
The Domain Game starts with the story of Frank Schilling, the legendary domainer who took his family’s $200,000 life savings and invested it (and more) in domain names. It also features other feel good stories, such as that of watermelon farmer Scott Day, who now owns arguably the best portfolio of domain names in the world, including Recipes.com, Shops.com, and, of course, Watermelons.com. Or the single father who lived a life in debt until he discovered domain names.
The book also does a fine job of explaining the history of domain names and in particular the expired domains drop. It details how people like Yun Ye mastered the expired domain drop to build a portfolio worth over $100 million. But of course there’s a dark side to the domain name industry, and that’s where Kesmodel’s long hours or research hit paydirt.
This is one of those books that everyone in the industry is talking about, and really a must-read for every domainer.