Domainvestors Television Episode #1: You Pick The Guest!

I am deep in the development process now of my very first full episode of the Television show. If you haven’t read my previous post about this – you can read about Domainvestors Television here. I hope that Domainvestors Television will help gain greater exposure to our industry and the strong investment potential domain names have. Let’s face it – almost nobody in the world knows what Domaining is – and I plan to change that!

In my brainstorming process I’ve come to a new conclusion – one that I’m hoping could change the way we all watch television. I want the guest choice on Domainvestors Television to be driven by my blog readers! Think if this were applied to regular television – what if you could pick guests for Larry King or Oprah. Nobody knows what you want to watch better than you and that’s why I want YOU to pick my first guest!

The first guest on Domainvestors Television need not be in California – I will fly them out to Los Angeles on my dime to record the first episode. So let me know who you want to see on the show and why! Feel free to also submit specific questions you’d like me to ask them. It’s time for the whole world to know about our industry and I can’t do it without you!

Please send your guest selections for the first episode to or feel free to add it as a comment to this post. Thanks for all your support and get ready for Domainvestors Television!

{ 27 comments… add one }

  • Domainer August 26, 2009, 9:30 am

    Rick, Rick or Frank.

  • Chef Patrick August 26, 2009, 9:51 am

    I’ve never been to California 🙂

  • Jesse August 26, 2009, 11:19 am

    I think you should have Chef Patrick from on your show. In an industry that has been struggling over the last year he has managed to build a very successful brand and find success when so many others have failed.

    I think he has a lot to say that is relevant and can be of use by many domainers both new and old.

  • @Brad_R August 27, 2009, 2:07 pm

    I vote for Chef Patrick. He’d be the awesomeness! 🙂

  • Andrew August 27, 2009, 2:13 pm

    Chef Patrick!

  • theoretical August 27, 2009, 2:21 pm

    Best of luck with the show. The Chef gets my vote but how can you pick just one? How about getting more than one flown out at the same time. You’d do individual interviews of course but then you can also have a round table! If you are going to do multiple anyway, it makes sense to do them in batches and then just slowly release the videos over several weeks/a couple of months. Of course it involves more coordination that way, but totally worth it!

  • Borat August 27, 2009, 2:41 pm

    Doesn’t Chef Pat have his own tv show?

  • kd August 27, 2009, 2:46 pm

    The 2 Ricks

  • Bruce Marler August 27, 2009, 2:48 pm


  • Celso August 27, 2009, 3:07 pm

    Kevin Ham

  • Dan August 27, 2009, 3:34 pm

    It deffo has to be ChefPatrick, his brand name is great, his friendly and has a good personality. I think he would be great to be on the show, his an ordinary man changing the domain world 😛

  • Brian Diener August 27, 2009, 4:44 pm

    Since I am in school and can not go, I would love to see Chef on the show. Both of you are the leaders of Videos in the domain world and I think together you could make a great show.

    I can’t wait to see it!

    Brian Diener

  • Eric August 27, 2009, 6:22 pm

    Chef Patrick!

  • Domainer August 27, 2009, 6:30 pm

    I honestly don’t have a clue why people are voting for Patrick. Sure, is a successful blog and Patrick has made a presence in the domain name blogging industry, but he honestly hasn’t accomplished anything of true value yet.

    Self-admittedly, Patrick has no technical skills or anything else other than managerial skills. Why do people care about what he has to say? Most everything that he does is self promotion and in no way truly benefits the domaining industry as a whole. He talks a big game when it comes to development and sales, but he really has no milestones even worth mentioning. I’m not saying he doesn’t have potential, but he hasn’t proven himself to anyone yet.

    My votes stay with Rick, Rick, or Frank. These are men who have made lasting impressions in the domaining industry and can provide invaluable information to other domainers. I can’t say the same for Patrick, he’s just another guy with a blog.

    Morgan – I urge you to post this comment instead of deleting it. It is something that needed to be said long ago and your success depends on it. I’d be much more willing to watch domainers who have made millions in the industry other than some guy who just wasted ~$1000 of your money on travel accommodations to provide no information of real substance.

  • Cate Colgan August 27, 2009, 6:31 pm

    Chef Patrick has the personality to make this work! – Morgan, I’m proud of you for for doing this :}

    We’re bringing social back :} – yes, domainers are social beings – once you get to know them :} – will send specific questions as you get underway.

    I myself am not a domainer but love what you are doing. Let’s chat soon,



  • Arbel August 27, 2009, 6:42 pm

    The Chef is my choice…

    He can make great food…lol 🙂

  • Tim Smith August 27, 2009, 7:17 pm

    I vote for Chef Patrick! Great guy, lots of insight – and vision. Would be an excellent choice.

  • Chef Patrick August 27, 2009, 8:15 pm

    Thank you everyone for the votes. If I’m voted the winner I promise to make the show as entertaining as possible 🙂

  • Domain Superstar August 27, 2009, 8:55 pm

    Kevin Ham would be a great choice – Really though as long as it is anyone that has a track record of making big money with domains or developing a website, etc that would be great. Try and get someone with some real personal success domain/website case studies that they could talk about and viewers could learn from.

  • Chef Patrick August 27, 2009, 10:13 pm


    First, I believe if you’re going to make a statement like that it’s best backed by using your real identity. I am glad Morgan posted your comment though.

    I certainly agree with your statement. No way can I measure up to the success Rick Schwartz, Rick Latona and Frank Schilling have had with domaining. Personally, I don’t want to be them. I believe in being an individual and making my own mark.

    I was going to leave this alone but two lines in your comment really stood out, “just another guy with a blog” and “hasn’t accomplished anything of true value”.

    I beg to differ. I’m proud of my blog and what I’ve been able to achieve with it. It generates enough income to live off of every month. Which, isn’t this the exact goal of the average domainer? To sustain enough income online every month to live off of. That’s not even including domain sales which I’ve bought and sold many of. Nothing I brag about because I have never sold anything over $2,500.

    Me, self promotion. Of course, who else is going to do it for me. Did you know Rick Schwartz has a blog? He talks about himself and things he does every day. I commend Rick for doing this and making everything he does public.

    For development, I’ve never bragged about any. As for my technical skills, you are correct, I have none. Does this make me less of a domainer or actually a better one? Personally I think a better one. Do you think Rick Latona develops his own mini-sites? Of course not, he has a staff that does it and profits from their work. The smarter man delegates! I also mention my flaws quite often to inspire others with no set technical or development skills. If I can manage to generate enough income online every month to live off of then so can others!

    What have I brought to the domain industry?
    I’ve brought fresh energy to an industry that overall has been down. I’ve been able to spread the word about domain investing through social media, avenues your typical domainer may not use. I bring five years of physical real estate investing experience, a business that is the closest in comparison to domaining. I believe Morgan himself can attest to some of the things I bring to the table.

    Having said that, yes, I am learning and growing every day. I am glad to do what I do publicly so everyone can watch, hopefully learn and maybe be inspired by it. My big project is coming soon with Hopefully this will be the accomplishment that you are looking for.

  • My Vote August 27, 2009, 11:44 pm

    National A1 – Who own a great collection of domains

  • Brian Freed August 28, 2009, 10:00 pm

    I would say either Chef Patrick or Bruce Marler

  • Bruce Marler August 29, 2009, 2:38 pm

    Thanks for the vote Brian!!!

  • Barbara Camisa August 31, 2009, 4:14 pm

    My vote is for Chef Patrick!!

  • Ryan September 1, 2009, 2:58 am

    Rick Schwartz

  • Pimp Jason September 1, 2009, 10:02 am

    First off I would like to make my selection. I would like to see Chef Bruce, Patrick Marler, Frank Latona, Rick Schilling or perhaps Morgan Ruddell on the show. Those are all great choices in my opinion.

    Onwards: @Domainer

    The fact that you have decided to hide your identity on the blog truly shows that you are opinionated but are afraid of standing by such an opinion. The fact of the matter in this case is that you are not respecting the domaining industry. You have chosen to simply pay attention to an individual’s track record. If you pay attention to the track record of a typical domainer you will notice that everyone shines in this field differently.

    As far as Chef Patrick is concerned, have you noticed if you search for the term domaining on google that his blog is positioned within the top 10 results. Currently his blog is number six for the term domaining. Now my friend, this is no small feat. The fact that Chef is freely admitting that he might have a limited technical skill set shows you how much that really matters in the long scope of things. The guy knows how to network and utilize the talents of highly skilled individuals.

    This is the same element which has brought success to a number of industries. The Ford Motor Company founded by Henry Ford is a perfect example. Henry Ford was a visionary and was known to surround himself with smart people.

    Patrick has taken this same methodology and applied it to the development of his blog and he has impacted the world of domaining in a new way. Domaining videos were few and far between before Patrick hit the scene and there really wasn’t much attention being paid to the “guy with a blog.”

    Maybe you haven’t noticed, but domaining is not about just flipping domains anymore. Domaining is embarking on becoming a full fledged industry. During this process it will require for media outlets to keep an accurate testament to what is currently going on. Not only is Chef’s site one of thesde media outlets, he has showcased a new avenue for domainers to exploit.

  • Chef Patrick September 1, 2009, 10:56 am

    Thanks again everyone for your support and votes, it’s greatly appreciated.

    Special thank you to Morgan and Jason for your comments on my behalf. Thank you for seeing the value in what I bring.


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