Introduce Yourself!

November 4, 2007 · Print This Article

One goal I have in blogging is just to get to know other people who are domainers, so that we can share ideas and thoughts about the industry.

However, the funny thing about blogging is that you don’t know who is reading your blog! So, to change that, please take a moment and add a comment telling me who you are, what you do and anything else about yourself.



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41 Responses to “Introduce Yourself!”

  1. Nick Wilsdon on November 18th, 2007 2:08 pm


    Good to see a new blog in the space, I’ve added you to my reader after the post on the Moniker auction.

    As an introduction, I’m Nick Wilsdon – long time SEO but had my hand in domaining for some years now. Now trying to expore the domaining side more for my own projects.

    >However, the funny thing about blogging is that you don’t know who is reading your blog!

    The other funny thing is when you don’t know who is writing it either 😉 How about some info on the author so I know who to link to? 😀

  2. Peter @ Domainer\'s Gazette on November 18th, 2007 5:38 pm

    Peter Askew from Domainer’s Gazette here..

    I guess I’d be cataloged as an SEOmainer slash Domainer, as I tend to buy domains across both niches.

    I’m in Atlanta, GA. I just got married in Jan 07. I’m 6’8 tall. And I love snow skiing.

    I’ll also be at Pubcon Vegas in December..

    now, call me stupid, but I never seemed to find your name on this site..(although there’s a name on Whois..)


  3. admin on November 18th, 2007 10:09 pm

    @ Nick – thanks for dropping buy. I’ve seen you around the SEO world – I think on SEOMoz and probably elsewhere. I hadn’t known you were into domains! I’m guessing that there are a lot of SEOs out there who are closet domainers. You make a good point – the blog is new and I’ve delayed writing a detailed about page. I’ve always found about pages to be difficult to write! I’ll write something up over the next few days.

  4. admin on November 18th, 2007 10:13 pm

    @Peter – thanks for dropping by! I’ve been reading your blog closely for a while now and really enjoy it. I’ve got a bit of an SEO background and I think SEOMaining is the way forward.

  5. ronkel on November 24th, 2007 11:29 am

    DomainBits, I love it!! and I love this industry. I just started domaining this year, after 9 years driving a truck in northern az. I am desperately trying to get out.
    I was doing some research for a paper I was righting at our local collage when I came across this article about and The king himself, Rick.
    After 9 months I have names like and and many more. I just acquired
    Basically trying anything I can. Most of my names are on parked pages. I would love to have them all developed. I spend a lot of time on Godaddy’s auction site, however good names are few and far between. I am 42 and a half, I like when little kids say, and a half.
    Married, no kids. Just lost our four legged baby of 16 years she was the best dog ever.
    Any ideas or advise is welcome, I am not very good at this industry, but I am learning and I love it. Sure would like to figure out how to get to the convention in Vegas, Feb. That would be spectacular.
    I already have DomainBits in my favorites, and look forward to learning every day.
    Happy Domaining!!

  6. admin on November 24th, 2007 1:29 pm

    @ronkel – Welcome! And thanks for your kind words.

  7. Elton Ghee on December 4th, 2007 10:19 am

    I have been involved in the Online World since the 80s and launched my Internet Firm in 1993. We consider ourselves to be an Internet Pioneer and Digital Developer into the NexMillenia!” Very much into the development and the domaining of properties. Looking forward to meeting all in the industry and working with you. Thanks.

    Elton “G.”
    President of NexMillenia LLC
    “An Internet Pioneer & Digital Developer into the NexMillenia!”

  8. admin on December 4th, 2007 10:22 pm

    Welcome Elton!

  9. Andy Kelly on December 13th, 2007 4:38 pm

    Cool site
    Nice layout
    Great content

    keep up the great work


  10. admin on December 13th, 2007 10:29 pm

    Welcome Andy. Your blog looks great – I’ve just added it to my feed reader.

  11. Mike Maddaloni - The Hot Iron on December 20th, 2007 2:32 pm

    Hi – I’m Mike Maddaloni, and though I started buying domain names a decade ago, it is probably in the last year I started learning from others and have entered this sector.

    I am going to DomainFest in January – hope to see others there!


  12. Martin Edic on December 20th, 2007 4:48 pm

    My partner and I started a business last year to test some Internet marketing concepts. It turned into a domain business and our blog turned into a blog about monetizing web assets, i.e. domaining. Our focus is on the development side of domaining including high relevance content, SEO and SEM.
    Enjoying our entry into this fascinating business- we feel like we accidentally got to California just as the Gold Rush was getting started!

  13. admin on December 20th, 2007 9:31 pm

    Welcome Martin! Some interesting thoughts on you blog.

  14. admin on December 20th, 2007 9:33 pm

    Hi Mike – I already know who you are. Welcome!

  15. Marc Brittan on January 28th, 2008 7:29 pm

    I heard about your blog from Rubber Duck (excellent IDN interview). I have been domaining since 1996, and only recently began selling recently through Moniker and other venues. Back then it was easy to pick up great names at reg fee. During the last 12 years it has become increasingly difficult to find good domains for hand reg, so I decided to expand my horizons with IDN. I always enjoy a good blog, so I am looking forward to coming back. As soon as I finish this message I am going to go read some of your other articles!

  16. admin on January 29th, 2008 12:08 am

    Welcome Marc! Wow, wish I had been on the scene in 1996. I was too busy studying for exams back then…

  17. Mike on February 8th, 2008 9:43 am

    I came to your site after seeing your Interview with my CEO on a Google search I did. I have been with Register since 2001. I am also a blogger on the industry.

    Check me out as well!


  18. admin on February 9th, 2008 11:48 pm

    Great to have you here Mike!

  19. Maria on February 10th, 2008 5:19 pm

    Hello, This is Maria Brown. I am new into domain industry. I want to be a very successful domainar . Here are some of the domains I owned:

  20. admin on February 10th, 2008 11:40 pm

    Welcome Maria!

  21. Domain Graduate on February 11th, 2008 2:32 pm

    Hi – I’m Jude. I live in the NH Seacoast and have been in domains for a few years now. Lets see – its 12 degrees Farenheit, and motorcycling is FAR away! (3-4 mos. minimum).
    Sean Stafford and I just launched a how-to book written to make “Joes” into “Pros” when it comes to domain investing. The book is called: Domain Graduate ( and we’re very proud of it! Its an audio book and e-book. My favorite domain is – its mine, one being developed currently for the region I live in. I’m going to read more about IDNs. They were a big problem and even bigger opportunity when I was at Sedo and we created the IDN converter.
    -Domain Graduate

  22. admin on February 15th, 2008 11:38 pm

    Hi Jude – thanks for dropping by. I’m up in Canada, so that doesn’t sound too cold 😉 It certainly makes sense for domainers to read as much as they can. I’ll check into your book in more detail soon.

  23. Garipalli Gopikrishna on July 16th, 2008 3:00 pm

    Hi… nice to see this website. My Name is Gopikrishna Garipalli, I am from Hyderabad, working as Assistant Manager – PPC in an online advertising agency – Search Marketing Agency. I have worked on different models of online marketing like Pay Per Click (PPC), Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), Media Buying, Display Advertising, CPC / CPM Advertising, Lead generation and etc from last 4 and half year. more details visit my blog

  24. admin on July 16th, 2008 7:31 pm

    Hi Gopikrishna Garipalli – glad to meet you! I’m particularly interested in Indian domains as you might have noticed. If you are too, you may want to pop over to

  25. Steve on October 21st, 2008 12:25 pm

    Hi I am Steve and been domaining for 18 months but a web designer and Internet marketer for 10 years. I didn’t even know the aftermarket existed for so many years before I found it. I can only imagine what I could have bought back then:-)

    We have a daily updating blog plus the Daily Ben BIN program.

  26. admin on October 21st, 2008 12:29 pm

    Welcome Steve – good to see you here!

  27. Mike on October 26th, 2008 2:20 am

    Mike here.

    Been in the game for approx 5 years.

  28. admin on October 27th, 2008 3:17 pm

    Welcome Mike!

  29. SEO Training on February 6th, 2009 8:42 am

    Hi guys I am Divya and am very interested to know about .net domains where can i buy them from and whats the value in the market ?

  30. admin on February 6th, 2009 9:58 pm

    Welcome Divya! and are everywhere really. Probably the best place to buy them is on a domain forum.

    The values are constantly changing and depend greatly upon the quality of the letters – the best idea is to spend some time watching the market to get an idea of values and what letters and combinations are valued.

  31. Sharkey on March 4th, 2009 10:19 pm

    Domain buyer from the past, worked for a domain firm but left the industry 8 years ago. Can’t help to notice what’s available and what is being registered these days. A recent layoff as an aerospace engineer has placed me back in the game armed with todays tools,I’m optimistic. Registered yesterday and remembered the days I passed on valuable names and remain stunned by the tremendous changes that have affected this industry.

  32. admin on March 4th, 2009 10:54 pm

    Welcome Sharkey!

    Wow, 8 years is almost 2 generations in this business!

    In a way it’s a good time to be getting back in. I’m sure the economic turbulence will produce a few new Frank Schilling type success stories. You’re ahead of the game with your past experience.

  33. Mark Kolb on March 5th, 2009 8:05 am

    I’m relatively new to domain development having started mostly with domains back in July. I have developed dozens of domains including two directories. The largest is a resource that details over 100,000 domains. Both resources are accessible via I also develop educational games at, web tools like and iPhone games over at, among others. Looking forward to your posts.

  34. admin on March 5th, 2009 11:54 am

    Welcome Mark! is interesting – thanks! You’ve got some nice websites as well.

  35. Kevin on March 11th, 2009 12:37 am

    I am relatively new to domaining, but I have played around for over a decade with web development. I was a member on the team to develop, which is a repository of neuroscience data. One of the most elaborate sites I have developed in my personal time is which enables bird watchers to generate bird lists for any point in the western hemisphere. I am currently building as well as its associated blog, with which I aim to develop some nice tools for domainers.

    In my day job I am a physicist who has moved more toward cyberphysics (robotics). I am a former NASA scientist and am currently a physics professor in New York. I have recently started a robotics company autonomous exploration, inc. and am working to develop truly intelligent machines.

    I have been learning a lot from your posts. Thank you!

  36. admin on March 11th, 2009 2:17 pm

    Welcome Kevin! You certainly have an impressive background!

  37. Olatunji on September 19th, 2009 10:14 am

    I wish to seek for your permission to use your interview with Peter Maxymych of Spills the Beans as our domain
    Interview of the Month “September 2009”
    I am a member of your forum. “elevator.”
    and I wish to also request you to trade links with us.
    I have tried to submit this request through your contact but there was no access for me.

  38. admin on September 19th, 2009 1:46 pm

    Hi Olantunji – glad you like the interview. You are free to use this as long as you link back to the original interview on my blog.

  39. Bryan on October 16th, 2009 1:05 am

    Hi, I ony have one geo domain name (a neighborhood). I have had the two year need ideas on how to monotenize it a bit more. I have business listings, banner ads, in two different sections. My traffic is about 6500 visitors per month. What kind of prices should I be charging and how much of it should the sales person get from each sale? Thanks for the help,

  40. elevator on November 30th, 2009 4:34 am

    Please can some one help me on how to rank this domain “” I own the domain and It has a very good scores on overture as of today (407,000 results for
    but the domain does not show up when searched on overture, or can some one advice me on what I should do to ernable the domain come first when search on overture.

  41. Zik on January 13th, 2010 10:18 am

    Hey! This is Zik. I just found out about your site and decided to subscribe. My main occupation is promoting digital products with video sharing sites such as Youtube. I’m pretty much new to domaining. So I hope I will earn a lot on Domainbits!

    Thanks 🙂