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The Amazing Ascent of Whisky.com: How Michael Castello Turned a Free Domain Into a $3.1 Million Sale - See more at: http://www.dnjournal.com/cover/2014/february.htm#sthash.jnkq2io9.dpuf
The Amazing Ascent of Whisky.com: How Michael Castello Turned a Free Domain Into a $3.1 Million Sale - See more at: http://www.dnjournal.com/cover/2014/february.htm#sthash.jnkq2io9.dpuf
The Amazing Ascent of Whisky.com: How Michael Castello Turned a Free Domain Into a $3.1 Million Sale - See more at: http://www.dnjournal.com/cover/2014/february.htm#sthash.jnkq2io9.dpuf
The Amazing Ascent of Whisky.com: How Michael Castello Turned a Free Domain Into a $3.1 Million Sale - See more at: http://www.dnjournal.com/cover/2014/february.htm#sthash.jnkq2io9.dpuf
The Amazing Ascent of Whisky.com: How Michael Castello Turned a Free Domain Into a $3.1 Million Sale - See more at: http://www.dnjournal.com/cover/2014/february.htm#sthash.jnkq2io9.dpuf
Quality Trumps Quantity: Lessons Learned from T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West 2014   - See more at: http://www.dnjournal.com/cover/2014/may-june.htm#sthash.TGjujBZO.dpuf
Quality Trumps Quantity: Lessons Learned from T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West 2014   - See more at: http://www.dnjournal.com/cover/2014/may-june.htm#sthash.TGjujBZO.dpuf

A Matchmaker Made in Heaven: How Barbara Neu Helps Domain Investors Build Priceless Relationships

Welcome to the 10th edition of our annual State of the Industry Cover Story. Every January since 2005 we have assembled a distinguished panel of experts drawn from every corner of the industry-  including domain investors, developers, top  corporate leaders and attorneys - to give us their thoughts on the key trends of the past year and what they saw coming our way in the new year ahead. 

This year we have put together our biggest panel ever, 17 of the industry' best and brightest, and split them into two groups of eight each - one comprised of investors & developers and one of corporate leaders. We will the extra spot with an attorney who has a foot firmly planted on each side of the line. 

- See more at: http://www.dnjournal.com/cover/2014/january.htm#sthash.YJo3bmZs.dpuf

Welcome to the 10th edition of our annual State of the Industry Cover Story. Every January since 2005 we have assembled a distinguished panel of experts drawn from every corner of the industry-  including domain investors, developers, top  corporate leaders and attorneys - to give us their thoughts on the key trends of the past year and what they saw coming our way in the new year ahead. 

This year we have put together our biggest panel ever, 17 of the industry' best and brightest, and split them into two groups of eight each - one comprised of investors & developers and one of corporate leaders. We will the extra spot with an attorney who has a foot firmly planted on each side of the line. 

- See more at: http://www.dnjournal.com/cover/2014/january.htm#sthash.YJo3bmZs.dpuf

The domain industry is one that exists almost exclusively online. That means someone could have a career in this field without ever meeting anyone else face to face. However, even though technology makes that  possible there is a fundamental rule of business that has never changed. People like to do business with people they know and trust and there is still no better way to build that kind of relationship than meeting people in person and connecting on a level that can't be duplicated online. That's why you will see the most successful people in this industry at a domain conference sooner or later.  

Many of our lives have been dramatically changed for the better thanks to opportunities we had to meet each other in person - opportunities that date back to the first major domain conference in 2004. Initially some who were there stood back from the crowd - not quite sure how to break the ice and start making the kind of connections they wanted to make. Fortunately there was also a woman at that first show named Barbara Neu, who was a matchmaker made in heaven. Better yet, after 12 years spent helping hundreds of people forge enduring business relationships and even some lifelong friendships, Barbara is still working her magic today.   Full Story Here

Barbara Neu
With her fellow Co-Founders 
of THE Domain Conference, husband Howard & son Ray.



The Silver Screen Beckons Domain Attorney Brett Lewis Who Wrote & Co-Produced New Movie "C STREET"

By Ron Jackson

For over a decade now Brett Lewis has been one of the top attorneys in the domain industry. What many may not have known is that Brett is equally talented in other fields.  In particular acting and film making have long been part of Lewis's life. He acted  throughout grade school, high school and college,  often in comedic roles. At New York's Hamilton College he acted alongside Sarah Rafferty, the star of hit USA Network TV series Suits.

After college Lewis made the painful choice to forego acting and follow a career path in law (he graduated Magna Cum Laude from Brooklyn Law School). Still, his passion for creative expression never waned. He started writing for fun in 2006, then wrote and produced a short comedy film, High Maintenance, in 2009.  He also wrote and produced a series of Web clips for the political web site Omiro.com in 2012. Now Lewis has unveiled his biggest project to date - a new feature length movie he wrote and co-produced. The timely political comedy C STREET will be available on iTunes US and iTunes Canada starting August 19. Lewis traveled a long and winding road to get here and have the story of how he got it done.   Full Story Here 

 

Brett Lewis



An Inside Look at Sedo's Strategy for Promoting and Marketing New gTLDs and Accelerating Aftermarket Sales

By Ron Jackson

Ever since new gTLDs began rolling out in January 2014, we've heard criticism that they have not been marketed vigorously enough - leaving many in the general public unaware of their existence. Some have pointed the finger at ICANN and industry trade groups, some at new registry operators and some at registrars and even the registrants who arenít developing the names they register or promoting the ones they have built out.  

Part of the problem may just be perception. Unlike, say, parking companies who market directly to domain investors, the marketing that is being done on behalf of new gTLDs has largely been aimed outward, making those efforts less visible to a lot of us than ones focused inward on the domain community. You need look no further than industry giant Sedo to see what I mean. Known for a decade and a half for their aftermarket and monetization platforms, Sedo has also been at the forefront of new gTLD marketing efforts. We talked with their Chief Marketing Officer, Christian Voss, about why they have taken that effort on their shoulders and their strategy for boosting new gTLD awareness.     Full Story Here 

 

Sedo CEO Tobias Flaitz & 
CMO Christian Voss
(right)



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