It will come as no surprise to most of you that my first “A” list company is RookMedia.net. They may seem like the new kids on the block but they are far from it. From their website:
Rook Media is a collection of some of the most experienced domain monetization specialists in the industry coming together with one purpose: to make its customers more money.
With over 55 years of combined experience in the management and sales level of 4 different domain monetization providers, there’s no team in the industry that knows more about making money with domains.
While Rook was founded in 2011, the team already started forming years ago. Most everyone met in 2005 while working at a small internet startup called Sedo. The team left in 2006 to help found NameDrive. You’d think two parking companies in one lifetime would be enough, but you’d be wrong.
Adam Strong, There’s enough good to say about him that I could write a book. Of course he meets all my main criteria outlined in my first “A” List post. All that and more!
I first met Adam way back in 1999 in either the Great Domains chat or Afternic chat. I can’t recall which one. We were both members of Ricks forum until 2007 when I opened my own. He is a well respected and active member of my forum to this day.
Even as a young man in his twenties, you could tell Adam was going places. He was always polite and friendly. He stayed out of the drama and built relationships that last to this day. He stayed focused.
Adam has been one of my “Go To” people and I have had occasion to be his Whether it be personal or business, your conversation goes into the vault of his mind and never comes out.
I tried to lay out Adams history here myself and realized that his story is so awe inspiring and inspirational that I needed his help to do it justice. He’s a very humble man and rarely speaks of himself so I am honored to introduce to you my friend and colleague, Adam Strong, as told in his own words: Continue reading →
Improvement Through Positive Reinforcement
If you think about all the classrooms that you have experienced in your life and all the teachers that you have had, there are surely some that stand out to you. Picture the teachers you had that made a positive influence in your life, and then think about the ones that you couldn’t stand. When asked about the qualities of the teachers that made a positive impression on students, the response is often that the teacher frequently encouraged them by providing them with positive encouragement. You will also find that many of the teachers who students hate are the ones who publicly embarrass them in front of the class as a punishment. Adults in the business world are no different. Nobody wants to be on the receiving end of constant negativity. And more important, nobody wants to be around constant negativity. The only people who enjoy the company of bullies are other bullies. Here’s how to use positive reinforcement to increase the happiness and productivity of your colleagues. Continue reading →
The most often asked question I get in recent years is: Where is the best place to sell my domains? It’s also the question I most hate to be asked because the answer is different for each person and each domain and each portfolio.
To give my best answer, I’d have to pretty much appraise the domain and/or portfolio and that’s a place I don’t want to go. In rare cases you could pay renewals and never make a dime or get any offers and I’ll say your asking price is a dream, not reality. Then along comes a big company and sees it as brandable and offers some folding money. Waiting for that, in my opinion, is still a dream not a reality.
I don’t carry a huge portfolio to flip anymore so my sales leads are generally inbound inquiries that I hand off to a private broker. A broker or a brokerage house? Here’s my POV. Continue reading →