Things I’ve learned from other domainers

While I achieved my first domain sale in early 2000, I didn’t register domains with the intent to sell until a year later. In 2002 I joined the WebHostingTalk community, and after that DNForum.

Since my early days of interacting with other domainers I’ve learned a few things, for which I’m grateful.

I apologize for not being able to list all the names of great people that I’ve interacted with; it would be impossible to do so. Collectively, every domainer I’ve communicated with gave me the opportunity to both gain ideas from and to, hopefully, offer my insight and advice.

Ron Jackson has been around since my early days at DNForum; a good 10 years of achieving remarkable sales through competitive pricing. Ron taught me how to price domains right and to seek opportunities.

Igal Lichtman (MrsJello LLC) who sold me hundreds of quality domains at reseller prices; many of which I was able to sell to end-users at a remarkable profit. When I finally met Igal in person at TRAFFIC Orlando in 2008, it was bear hug time πŸ™‚

Tia Wood, a talented web developer who prefers to keep her feet on the ground with regards to her achievements and clientele; she taught me the importance of keeping lists and how much positive thinking and faith in oneself can make a difference. Thank you, Tia.

Bill Kara, for becoming my enterprising idol since he facilitated my biggest domain sale ever; as a fellow Greek he is well aware of the intricacies of our culture and has offered constructive criticism during the past three years.

Elliot Silver, whose fine sense of humor I finally managed to understand and appreciate; he’s been a great stimulant with regards to domain development and despite never meeting him in person so far, we’ve had some great phone conversations.

Adam Dicker, owner of DNForum who put up with my feisty temper and attitude on numerous occasions; he’s a quiet force from the North who manages the largest domainer community on the Internet.

Francois Carrillo, a great French entrepreneur who has rejuvenated the domain industry through his numerous domain projects; he’s been the welcoming butt of my jokes at DomainGang.com and has provided me with plenty of project work in the past two years.

Shane Cultra, Morgan Linton and Patrick Ruddell for providing me with stimulating feedback about my projects, providing valuable leads and for keeping me in check. Thanks guys!

Mike Robertson of Domain Guardians, for topping the list of the most likeable persons in the domain industry, with his demeanor and hard work to make things happen.

Rick Schwartz – he’s the giver of “tough love” in the domain industry that we all need in order to succeed. Never a BS’er, always a provider of thoughtful advice. Rick taught me the power of “no”: turning down offers that don’t match a domain’s value.

Andrew Allemann, a news machine when it comes down to UDRP updates. Andrew is the reason I created the famous “100%” image for DomainGang and his advice was rock solid from the beginning.

Nadia Pessoa, a brilliant young domainer who is challenging the “boys club” in domaining. She has been successful where I have failed and her methods are very effective. Not bad for a professional harp player!

Mike Berkens, who keeps a low profile but dishes out great advice daily through his blog; he’s been a great motivator for me to restructure my approach to domaining.

Lori Anne Wardi, for providing me with great amounts of support to achieve equilibrium at a professional and personal level. Thank you, Lori Anne.

Lisa Allen, of Sedo – who along with other Sedo staff have taken great care of my needs and have provided me with a valuable platform to sell my domain names.

Marc Randazza, possibly the only attorney who understands my sense of humor; he has to, as he runs The Legal Satyricon. Marc has been a great advisor and a good friend.

And so many more, that I will collectively say: Thank you, all.

Comments

  1. Where are the Oscars to go with the list?

  2. Sometimes a “thank you” is worth more than gold πŸ™‚

  3. A kinder, gentler Acro than the acerbic Acro we’ve all come to know and love???

    Must be end of days πŸ™‚

  4. Rob! πŸ™‚ After meeting up last year at SedoPRO in Boston, you must know by now I’ve no horns πŸ˜€

  5. Thanks for the mention Acro, I was honestly shocked to see my name listed; I feel honored to be placed among such a prestige group of people.

    I know it’s cliched, but I do have to thank my parents. From a very early age they instilled me with strong work ethics. I never got pocket money, if I wanted something I had to work for it.

    Again, I appreciate the shout out!

  6. Daryl the Drunk Domainer says

    Dude, after all the beers we drank together, I don’t even warrant a mention?

  7. Daryl – I hope it’s comfy up in the clouds πŸ˜€

  8. Francois says

    Very honored to be included in your list. You also deserve some congrats for having been a very active member of the domaining community for so many years, first in DNF and now on DomainGang where you provide a very original and fresh view of our industry.

    You rocks!

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