Although I wasn’t one of the earliest to enter domaining, I have been here since 1999.
I have to smile a little when I hear of people claiming they “discovered” type ins. Exact match domains. Direct Navigation.
The industry was much different back then. There were very few ways to monetize domains. Parking had yet to be born. Even Commission Junction was still in it’s infancy. Link Share was a couple years old but it was difficult to get accepted into programs without a website. Some of us would just build banner farms. I was one of the banner farm or enter button people and my web dev skills haven’t grown much since then! Continue reading →