Nearly one year ago, after being self-employed for over five years, I decided to take a position with domain name registrar Moniker as a premium broker. A lot of people questioned why I did this. Well, last January before DOMAINfest my friends Morgan Linton and Jason Thompson held their Southern California Domainers Meetup which I attended. One of the questions asked to the audience was what are your goals for this year. As my turn came I said, I want to sell a million dollar domain name and have my domain sales get on DNJournal.com. I said this without knowing how to get there, I just knew it was what I wanted. About two months later I was communicating with Monte Cahn, president of Moniker at the time, about something else. He mentioned they were looking for a broker and asked if I knew anyone. Right away I suggested a friend that already lived in South Florida and had been domaining for many years. I told my friend and they were not interested. The next day I emailed Monte and said, what about me? Throw my name into that hat and I sent over a makeshift resume because I hadn’t needed one in so many years. After several conversations and a couple interviews I got the job. I won’t bore you with job specifics, but since taking the position I have sold well over $3 million dollars in domain names including the million dollar sale I wanted.
To sum up that story, I went to Oversee for an education and walked away with a bachelors in domain brokerage.
Moniker and I part on good terms. Unfortunately there was no way to continue, beyond the fact that I strongly dislike working out of an office and working for a boss, I just have too many projects going on that need my full attention. I believe we have mutually gotten everything we possibly can from each other. The education I have received is priceless. Thank you to Oversee for the opportunity, more specifically Craig Snyder, Monte Cahn and the co-workers I worked with every day. Oversee have shown additional support in my ventures by sponsoring this very blog and again DNCruise which will be held later this year. Stay tuned because Monday we will announce the dates for our next cruise.
What’s next for me?
Towards the end of 2010 I purchased ScienceFiction.com for $175,000 with a couple partners. We even had some TechCrunch.com coverage right before Christmas. Since then we have developed a news website and are working every day to build our readership.
Beyond ScienceFiction.com I own several properties that are screaming out for development which I will begin working on after my family’s spring break vacation next week.
I do plan on blogging again, not every day, but maybe once per week or two. My goal is to provide meaningful posts, not just regurgitated news.
In addition to development projects in the works I will continue to broker premium domain names. In my three years of domaining I have been involved with over $3.5 million in domain transactions. If you have a domain name for sale above $50,000 and would like to hire me please reach out through my contact page for more information.