"Domain Name Academy has been a rich and practical source of information and tools that have helped me value and sell domains much more effectively. Michael Cyger has proven to be a trustworthy man of his word, quickly responding to my queries and impartially sharing what seems in my best interests in each situation. I've found my permanent domain business home and my most knowledgeable and supportive guru."
Roy Davis Varner
"I purchased a $70 expired name and sold it within 6 months for $5,000. I could not have done it without what I learned in DNAcademy about using dropping domain tools, finding relevant comparable sales, and negotiating a successful transaction."
I loved EVERYTHING about DNAcademy. Seriously, the course is GREAT! I only wish I had taken this course before I spend £3k buying insignificant domains. Now I can start again! Really, Michael Cyger does genuinely share his experience, skill, insight, and secrets in buying and selling domains! 🙂
This course is the first “domain name” investment you need in starting domaining!
"Although I have been selling domain names full-time, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to sign up to DNAcademy -- and I'm glad I did! There were many tools and little tricks and tips which either I didn't know about or had forgotten about. I have to say the course is extremely well designed and very clear. Really a treasure trove of great information for domain name investors. I will definitely go back and visit many sections of the course to refresh my memory and continue to hone my skills!"
"Comprehensive, expert information delivered with real-world examples that teach. As an educator, I value the engagement with materials and personnel that went beyond instruction and got me involved. I continue to benefit long after taking the online class. The documents, resources and tools offer ongoing value that is priceless in my opinion. DNAcademy holds it's value for beginners and experienced alike."
"Domain investing was confusing, overwhelming and frustrating. But DNAcademy provided the theory, framework and educational foundation that I was looking for. I now feel empowered as an investor. I highly recommend DNAcademy to anyone who wants to start investing in domain names."
John Burgos Jr.
New York, NY
"DNAcademy is a phenomenal course. It is very comprehensive and thorough, and full of pragmatic and useful information. I've learned a great deal about the world of domain name investing! And having spent years in business education and communications, I recognize when a training program is well-designed. It's also easy to navigate and chock full of helpful tips and resources."
"This course has really set me up for early success in a business where it seems many fall at the first hurdle. I think the most important lessons for me have been: start out slow, learn the skills detailed in the course BEFORE you start buying a ton of domains, and make considered and informed decisions. I have no doubt whatsoever that I have seen major ROI on this course already. Even in terms of money saved on the harebrained hand registrations that I would no doubt have gotten carried away with, were it not for what I learned in DNAcademy. Highly recommended -- make this the first step in you domain investment journey."
"DNAcademy is suitable for beginners as well as for professionals. Every investor will find interesting topics. To learn all the information that Michael provides in this course, you would need to spend a few years of your own experience and searching the internet. I recommend DNAcademy."
As a new domain investor I found there to be a lot of people on various social platforms who claim to be domain investors pitching content that seemed too good to be true and lacked integrity.
I really enjoyed the concept of domaining and began to read articles and testimonials in the search for a course. This search led me to Michael - Founder of DNAcademy.
If you are on the wall about domain investing and want the complete package backed by serious names/brands in the industry then this is the one. I can't recommend it highly enough.
The content is ever evolving and the community is a great asset. So many of the community are seasoned investors who want to see the committed newcomers succeed. They are abundant with solid information and insights which together with DNAcademy course sets any committed individual up for success.
This course has all the fundamentals and much more beyond. I highly recommend.
I wish I'd have invested in this course before spending $1,000 on random domains.
Thank you Mike!
"Michael Cyger is the best educator our industry has!"
DNAcademy has truly been an eye-opening experience for me and the perfect course for someone in the domain industry. The material is presented in a clear and concise manner easy to follow and understand, yet informative for even the more advanced professionals. I would and will highly recommend this course to anyone in the industry or anyone wanting to learn more about the amazing world of domain investing.
"The case studies provided were particularly valuable as you get to see the hidden nuances of a given negotiation. Reading about the thought process when considering how to respond to a potential buyer’s comments/questions was also insightful and would be of benefit to both investor and entrepreneur."
"This is by far the best online course I have ever taken in my life. Period. It totally exceeded my expectations - I expected high course quality, but such a big knowledge quantity that Mike exposed here really surprised me (which is a great thing, of course!)."
"DNAcademy is a must take course for domain investors. Understanding the details about the metrics that go into valuation has helped me."
"The domain name valuation process was the most valuable part of the course for me. Without this you are relying on guesswork. All in all, I would recommend the course and have already to my brother in Australia."
"I believe a new online course from Mike Cyger, publisher of DomainSherpa, is a good resource for people just getting their feet wet in domain name investing...I think novice investors can recoup [the DNAcademy tuition] quickly in terms of time saved and money saved not buying bad domain names (or finding a good one to flip)."
"Very helpful feedback on my valuation quiz! And I love everything I've learned so far. Great course! Thanks again for the quick reply and taking the time out to get me that feedback. You rock! You have a gift for teaching."
"The DNAcademy course is a must-have introduction and advanced guide on how to make money buying and selling domains. Half-way through the course I realized the mistakes I made prior to the course. I strongly recommend DNAcademy to anyone who wants to be successful in the domain business."
"I have been investing in domain names for a number of years. Over time, I have gained knowledge and picked up useful information from here and there, but I have always felt that something is lacking, preventing me from being a professional investor.
For this reason, I signed up for the DNAcademy course and it's one of the best decisions I will ever make in domaining. The course covers everything from A-Z and it's all in one place, clear and easy to follow. For myself, the course provided all the missing pieces of the jigsaw puzzle, and learning how to correctly value each of the six types of domain names was my main benefit. I feel that I have become a better investor as I have learned how to utilise various tools -- that are demonstrated in the course -- to gather all the information I need for any domain. I can confidently back up my domain valuations with facts and reasoning. The learning doesn't stop when the course ends, as there are groups setup of DNAcademy students whereby you can continue to share and build upon your skills and knowledge. If you are passionate about domain name investing and looking to kick-start your business, then DNAcademy is by far the best way to go. An excellent training course put together by one of the most well known, highly respected professionals in the industry."
“The DNAcademy course has everything. It's the most comprehensive, extremely well put together and laid out course that I've taken. This course takes you through every level of domain investing, whether you are just starting out or have experience. The self-check quiz after each section is invaluable to ensure you understand and learn what’s been taught, and with the private discussion forum to ask further questions and the small DNA groups to brainstorm ideas in confidence. I’m now looking forward to implementing all I've been taught to confidently buy and sell domains and make money.”
That was me this morning when I got emails from Brandpa & BrandBucket w/$5500+ in sales. It all started w/Domain Sherpa, @NamesCon & @DNAcademy. I can't thank you enough Mike & I couldn't have done it without you! Corny, but true.
"This course explains exactly why some domains are valuable, and some are never going to make you anything...My Mother could go through this course and become a domain name investor – that’s how thorough the course has been so far!"
"The clarity of the course was great. I invested in domain names during my study so I already had knowledge about domain investing. I really think new investors will be able to understand everything because it is very clear (the videos are excellent!). I also like the summary you can print before every section, and the negotiation case studies are also very valuable because that part is always tricky and there are a lot of techniques."
"I can't say enough good things about DNAcademy! The lessons, tools and useable real-life lessons are unmatched – and I have done the research over the last several years to validate that. I was able to take what I learned and immediately put it to use. And DNAcademy works! I just closed my first sale acting as a buyer's agent and profited $2,600, and had fun doing it. Because I was able to acquire the domain so well for my client, I'm likely going to get a mid five-figure budget for their next acquisition. Finally, Michael gave me the encouragement I needed to get the deal moving. I cannot thank him enough for the personal support and open interactions. That is rare these days in any industry."
"I really enjoyed DNAcademy. It was laid out very well, and I like being able to go back and make sure I understand things completely if I have questions about them later in the course. I feel excited and prepared to start investing!"
"DNAcademy is professional and excellent, and I will recommend it to everybody, any day, any time. The price of the course is worth much more than I paid; having completed the course, I would have been happy to pay $997."
"The most valuable part of the course for me was the tutorial valuations section by far, especially because of the valuation quizzes. I highly recommend this course to anyone remotely interested in domain investing."
"DNAcademy and DomainSherpa are the absolute best resources for concentrated knowledge and a gift to the business..."
"I recommend DNAcademy to others because it’s the best-designed course on internet real estate. My favorite part of the course are topics with relevant examples. Today I know I have made the right decision by investing my time at DNAcademy. The course has already changed my domaining strategy."
"The packed collection of knowledge, actionable advice, and concrete examples contained in the DNAcademy course is certainly unique. In particular, the course material is comprehensive, first-hand, and constantly kept up-to-date and expanded by Michael Cyger. He is not just one of the top experts in the domain-name industry, but also takes a genuine interest in the success of his students. I particularly profited from the exercise portions of the course. Keep up the excellent work!"
"As a webmaster, I help my clients use their domain names for their website and email, but DNAcademy expanded my awareness of the marketing value of having a great domain name. I also can better advise clients that want to purchase a name they thought was 'unavailable,' or sell a name they didn't realize was valuable. DNAcademy is a treasure trove of insider domain industry knowledge!"
"The course is pretty freaking amazing and I personally learned a lot from it. The best thing about the course -- other than it is filled with great information -- is the fact that it is so simple to read, understand and straight to the point."
"Before taking DNAcademy I had no idea how to pick and value a domain. I now know what to look for and what has value. DNAcademy provided me that step by step road map. DNAcademy is a perfect course to fast track your education in domain investing."
"Of course, anyone can still take the DIY path - there are many great free resources on the web that allow you to do that - but for those to whom time 'time is money' I think DNAcademy will prove to be a very welcome addition to the domain industry landscape."
"For the past few days I have been working my way through the new online domain name course put together by Michael Cyger from DomainSherpa.com. It is called DNAcademy and I have to say that it is very well put together and easy to work through. The course is targeted at the beginner to intermediate domain name investor but, that being said, I have still found many nuggets of wisdom in the course that have given me new ideas for my domain name investing strategy."
"I should have told you this a few months ago. But I really thank you and DNAcademy for my success in domaining. I've already made 6 figures for 2018 working as a broker with Starfire Holdings. I do the outbound work because I really love it. But honestly, I wouldn't be any good at it if it wasn't for you and DNAcademy. So thanks so very much. In 2 short years, I'm listed as a PRO on NamePros. Honestly, Mike, that wouldn't have happened without you."
"I took the DNA course and while I agree that most of the information can be found for free elsewhere, I found no better resource for concise, trustworthy information. It might have saved me many hours and thousands of dollars if I’d found it earlier."
“This has been a great course and I plan to go through it again multiple times. Highlights are the personal experiences from Mike in his journey, DomainSherpa excerpts from successful domainers, reality checks (this is not a get rich quick scheme), info on running a business and tax implications, long term investing, and challenging self-check quizzes.”
"I've seen a lot of different resources come and go over the years and right now from where I'm sitting I'd have to say the two best sources of realistic advice on domain name investing come from Domain Sherpa (and his course DNAcademy) and Rick Schwartz." (via blog)
"DNAcademy is great and I highly recommend it - I have been learning a lot as I go through the course. It covers everything and has a nice and easy interface so you can pick up where you left off. The forums are helpful and I’ve noticed some other park.io users posting there. The cost of the course will definitely pay off, no matter what type of domain investor you are."
"I was just so excited about putting everything I learned to work, that I didn't want to stop. I finally have a business domain name, website and signature along with the email setup with Gmail. I'm getting closer to the part where I can actually start buying and selling. There's no way I could have done this without the course. Maybe others could have, but knowing myself, if I had to gather all the info from the course on my own through research, I would have quit before gathering it all. I like the way the course was set up, step by step, the way you explained it, slowly, with videos and video transcripts."
Michael, I want to personally thank you for all the time, effort, and passion that you put into creating such a comprehensive domain investing course.
I found all of the course to be extremely valuable. If I had to choose what I felt was the most valuable part of the course, it would be those sections dealing with valuations.
The first thing I learned from the valuations lessons was that I didn’t know what I was doing when it came to selecting domain names. After performing valuation analyses on a number of domain names that I already own, I quickly realized that I had wasted a lot of money on many domain names.
I suppose it’s like the saying goes, “if you think education is expensive, try ignorance”. I don’t know who said that, but it really does ring true. Fortunately, I invested in the DNAcademy course. The course has more than paid for itself in the money that I won’t be spending on useless domains and their renewal fees. In addition, I learned valuable lessons on how to properly select outstanding domain names for my projects.
For those who want to get into domain investing or those looking for the perfect domain name for their business, the DNAcademy course is an absolute must!
Thank you again, Michael! Keep up the great work!
"This was a well rounded course and covered a lot of information. It was worth every penny. My only regrets are not going through the course in a timely manner and taking poor notes."
"Isn't it better to invest in education instead of spending thousands of dollars on renewals or buying worthless domains? I certainly thought so, and I am glad I did! DNAcademy is not only the perfect place to get proper education, but reaches into the very DNA of a domain name investor. Michael's 6x6 Matrix might spare you hours of pointless cold-calling, and another tactic might teach you how to find and compare other domain sales so that you don't undervalue a great domain that you have. My only wish is that I found out about this sooner."
"I have been watching Mike do the DomainSherpa.com show for years and jumped at the opportunity to join DNAcademy -- which proved to be a great financial decision. Mike is one of the best educators in the domain industry and I feel fortunate that he has displayed his mindset so others can learn from it. I have learnt a lot and will continue to do so from DNAcademy, and highly recommend everyone to join ASAP."
"Realizing that domain investing is a wealth-building tool today and into the future, I began purchasing domains for my portfolio a few years back planning to produce an income stream. I realized that now that my portfolio was substantial it was the perfect time to begin my business, but I also realized how ill prepared I was and began seeking out websites, books and videos to educate myself to the domain reselling business. I didn't realize how much I didn't know about this opportunity. Confused, I continued to research to a level of frustration until I came upon the DNAcademy. You took me from a portfolio holder who was totally unsure of the domain reselling adventure to an informed domain reseller entrepreneur looking forward to participating front and center with confidence, tools and most of all a new community of like minded forward thinkers in this growing industry. Just wanted to put a big thank you out there as I sit here negotiating on one of my domain sites with an anxious buyer. Thank you so very much."
MaryBeth Mills Muldowney
"Prior to DNAcademy, I read every website I could find about domain investing but I was still very confused. The course was a logical, cohesive, step-by-step training guide to investing. Now I have the tools I need to be successful and now I am ready to conquer. If you're new to domain investing, take this course before you waste another dollar - you will be better for it in the long run."
I went through DNAcademy where it is literally all spelled out for you. It is an A-Z course in domain investing. We should be grateful as an industry that something like this exists. Because I can't think of any comparable course for any other industry I've been apart of.
Yes, you still have to make mistakes. But to spend hundreds of dollars on garbage domains when you could invest that in an accelerated education is the kind of stubbornness that prevents 98% of "domainers" from ever making money.
"This is a great site that starts you at the basics of what a domain is and walks you through how to acquire, value and sell domain names. Yes, there is a cost associated with it, but in my opinion, if you don’t already have friends in the industry to guide you, then this is a must-have to start your journey."
"The course was packed with the best information all in one spot. As a newbie, you want to progress with your business and it is great having this course to reference whenever I need help. Thanks for the great work."
The best deal for domain investors is the VIP pricing @MichaelCyger negotiated for @DNAcademy students. Now, we are saving big money on new registrations and renewals at @Uniregistry. Thank you, Michael!
"For me the value of this course was the amount of time and effort it saved me versus trying to learn domaining on my own. I can't even imagine how much money I would have wasted if I hadn't stumbled on this course when I did."
Glad I joined! It's truly an education in domaining!
"Where was this course 20 years ago when I entered the space! If you follow this course and invest the time you will see profits in a short amount of time. Michael provides you all the tools to succeed."
"Thank goodness for DNAcademy! It has saved me hours of hit and miss research on how to invest in domain names. This course is perfect for new and seasoned investors."
Kapiti Coast, New Zealand
Having been a domain investor for the last 15 years, I believed I knew (almost) everything about domain name investing. Boy was I wrong.
Michael & DNAcademy have done an incredible job at covering all the angles of domain name investing, ranging from in depth valuations to taxation & potential legal issues, with everything else in between.
I can confidently say that DNAcademy has provided me with sharpened skills and terrific new resources to take my domain name investing to the next level.
This course is a must for beginners and veterans alike.
"The DNAcademy course is the most comprehensive online course for domain names. Michael leaves no stone unturned to explain everything in detail. He really wants the student to succeed!"
"The DNAcademy was a surprise and boon. I had just come from Namescon where once again I was overwhelmed with information, opportunity and an ever expanding field of knowledge. The course literally pulled it all together in an organized, informed and in many cases enlightened manner. This is not theory. This program is based on factual examples, tools and strategies that I am 100% sure will change the course of my investment strategies. In my opinion it should be required reading for any person interested in domain investing."
New York, NY
"Love DNAcademy. I should have taken it years ago."
"I'd recommend DNAcademy as a good place to start."
"DNAcademy is the only domain name trading school in the business, so look no further. One of the best lessons from this program was the step-by-step process to most accurately appraise a domain name. Join DNAcademy if you want to be more of an investor and less of a speculator."
"Having self taught domain investing through reading various blogs and forums, DNAcademy put everything I had learnt and then some all in one place with a fantastic step by step process. I was pleasantly surprised with how many new techniques and approaches to investing I learned. In particular the outbound sales section, which has allowed me to grow Wordr.com from a hobby to a career."
"We often look a domain names sales and make assumptions about what is selling but we don't understand why, which can have a very bad result. In DNAcademy, the comprehensive lessons make complex topics very easy to understand and summary quizzes drive home the most important topics. In short, DNAcademy provides a clear-cut guide to building your skills to be a confident domain name investor. This course will take you from presumer to a predictor with precision! My favorite part of the course is the tutorial valuations section where you see all of pieces of the puzzle coming together to give you the definitive path to domain name investing. My sincere thanks to Michael Cyger for taking the effort to put all in one place and offering it at an affordable price."
Ravi Sekhar Veenam
"If you're a rank beginner, or maybe you've even bought or sold a name or two, DNAcademy will give you a solid grounding in the essentials of the cybermarket...This isn't the first site offering courses in name trading, but it's the first that we've heard lauded by Frank Schilling, considered by some to be the Warren Buffet of domain name trading...That's high praise from a man who has fifteen years experience as a trader, registry, registrar and market-maker."
"DNAcademy is definitely the domain insider's information that can't be found in other programs I've tried. I never heard of Mike Cyger until I started to watch YouTube videos, then it was like 'who is this guy?!"
Want to learn about #domainnames? Pay for @DNAcademy and here is why, you get ongoing advice and learning. I noted how I did not have all domains on @afternic and Michael strongly encouraged me to list them, 4 sales later 2 $xxx & 2 $xxxx I want to thank Michael & team
"As someone that has taken the DNAcademy course, I can honestly say it's the best investment you can make in your education if you plan on continuing your domain investment journey. From beginning to end, you won't be disappointed. Even after completing the course, you'll find yourself going back to it often if for nothing more than a refresher."
"This is one of the best online training courses I have ever had. The definitions, histories, examples, scenarios, backgrounds, stand procedures are very well presented in the course. Personally I found VALUATION METRICS, TUTORIAL VALUATIONS and SELLING DOMAIN NAMES most useful."
"Firstly, do research. Do not just hand register names. If you have a bit of spare cash and want to learn some good knowledge, I would recommend doing Mike Cyger's DNAcademy as he has years of knowledge." (In response to the NamePros.com interview question, "What's your top tip for anyone just starting out in domain investing?")
"Prior to taking the course, I found understanding the market quite difficult. DNAcademy provided an overview of tools, techniques and context that has greatly improved my comprehension of domain valuation and the secondary market. I recommend DNAcademy to anyone who is interested in learning more about domain investing."
Casco Viejo, Panama
"I am new to domain investing and I needed to figure out how successful investors bought and sold domains. DNAcademy provided me with all the practical tools necessary to make money as a part-time domain investor. I recommend this to any new domain investor who wants to become an instant insider!"
Todd W. Fisher, Phy.D.
Aliso Viejo, CA
"There are so many more resources available now than when I started. Read all of the domain forums, blogs and business articles you can. Network like crazy on NamePros, Linkedin, Facebook, and in person. Give more than you receive in any way you can. Take courses that feed your curiosity. I recommend the DNAcademy course from Mike Cyger." (In response to the NamePros.com interview question, "Could you share with us some tips for the new domainers to do self-training?")
@DNAcademy offers A excellent course for learning and understanding domains names! @DomainSherpa helps on your journey to become Great Investor ! Thank you guys for all you do to help our industry continue to grow ! I LOVE COFFEE NO CUP ? 🙂 pic.twitter.com/DDeKObRxus
When you join @DNAcademy, you don’t just get great discounts to other domainer platforms and free access to paid tools, you also receive top quality index/instruction vids on all aspects of the matter. It’s a well put together platform, for any domainer (Facts) #Homebase Realtalk
"DNAcademy is amazing. The course cuts a TREMENDOUS amount of time off the learning process. I can't imagine learning all of these topics through trial and error and I don't think that I could have afforded that education."
"I'm very happy with DNAcademy because a year ago I didn't know where to find a scientific method to evaluate domains and to learn tactics. There are many sources out there, but this is the only academy for domain investors. Although the DomainSherpa show is excellent, DNAcademy is truly the way to go for beginners and some intermediate investors."
"By following the valuation, purchasing, outbound email and negotiation processes outlined by DNAcademy, I was able to turn a $300 purchase into a $3,300 sale within 24 hours! This course is the most analytical, comprehensive and efficient aggregation of all things domaining. It's an absolute game changer for domain investors of any level."
"If you're on the fence on whether to join DNAcademy, jump! In addition to the already outstanding course curriculum which guides you through the entire process of domain name investing from soup to nuts, the value of all of the 'extras' alone are worth far more than the tuition costs. From regularly scheduled and private webinars to exclusive discounts with industry leaders, DNAcademy actually saves you money and continues to add benefits long after you complete the course. You will keep coming back (I know I do) to see what's been updated, added and upgraded. My highest recommendation."
"The DNAcademy curriculum provided a clear, well-thought-out process to understand what a domain name is and why they are important to potential buyers. There are also valuable lessons on how to price and sell a domain name. Michael and his team also created lessons on negotiations, and how to set up a business with an overview of potential tax implications. This is a comprehensive course that is worth every penny! After completing the course Michael and his team provide ongoing support with consistent feedback. This extra support adds an incredible amount of value to the lifetime option. DNAcademy has provided the information I needed to make better choices with more potential for success."
"I'm not sure but I might be the first Korean learner in the DNAcademy course. Before registering for the course, I was confused about domain valuations when registering, backordering and buying. After taking the course, I am confident how to choose good domains. English is not my native language, but all lessons with tutorial movies had transcriptions so I could easily follow along. The course exceeded my expectations and I was very satisfied."