Elliot Silver is currently on vacation in France, and while he might be in a different timezone, he has an advantage with regards to domaining.
Most of Europe is contained between 5 to 7 hours ahead of the US East Coast, or 8 to 10 hours ahead of the West Coast. In my experience, this is an advantage with regards to events that occur around the world.
Europe is a technology and finance hub and follows the Asian markets quite closely, all while the US wakes up to a Tokyo stock market that closed hours ago.
Domaining from Europe spans several local markets, such as Germany, Great Britain, Italy, France, Russia, etc. While the US domain market is linear, the European equivalent is multi-cultural and multi-faceted. Diversity is always a good thing, in society and technology alike.
Whenever I visit Greece, I find it so much easier to catch up with events, blog about the domain markets and structure my day ahead of the US hours.
So Elliot, enjoy your vacation and don’t worry about missing a beat with what happens back home.