Adam Dicker is one of the top twenty most influential people in the internet.
Adam Dicker was one of the first people to sell a domain name for over 1 million dollars.
Adam Dicker is the man behind High Impact Sites, Inc., a company that owns thousands of high-profile domains and operates a number of active websites including DNForum.com, the thriving online community visited daily by thousands of domain fanatics. Casual surfers who know nothing about this industry still come into regular contact with Dicker’s company when they type in generic names and land on the highly profitable websites he operates. He attracts them with a wide variety of topics through domains like Planets.com, Witchcraft.com, FirePrevention.com, Avatars.com, Download.net, Limo.ca and salads.ca to name just a few.
High Impact Sites has become a force in the industry with over 45 full time web designers, web developers, web programmers and content writers spread out all around the world.
• 2003 – Current – President / CEO of DNForum.com
DNforum.com is one of the most popular domain name forums on the Internet,
and welcomes both newbies and domain industry experts alike. It currently
boasts over 103,000 members with more than 1,750,000 posts. Perhaps one of the
big reasons the forum is so successful is that the moderators and admins take
an active part in the discussions. Founded in 2001, the forum has grown leaps
and bounds. While a big chunk of the forum is open for free, there are
exclusive sections available only to paying members. Membership is available at
DNForum was also awarded the 2006,2007,2008,2009.2010 Name Intelligence
Award as the best online community to discuss, buy and sell domains.
Dnforum was named best online forum by Domain Name Wire 4 out of the last 5
• 2006 – 2007 – Joined iReit as Executive VP and a member of the Board of
HOUSTON, August 22, 2006 – Internet REIT (iREIT), a leader in direct search
and Internet advertising, today announced that it has partnered with
DNForum.com, the largest professional domain community discussion forum on the
Internet. iREIT will assist DNForum with delivering increased functionality and
features to members.
iREIT announced that DNForum’s Adam Dicker has joined iREIT as Executive Vice
President and a member of the Board of Advisors. Dicker will help drive iREIT’s
acquisitions, marketing, analytics, content development, and domain optimization
and monetization functions.
Dicker brought extensive experience and domaining expertise to iREIT. A
well-known figure in the industry, Dicker founded High Impact Sites, Inc., a
company that owns thousands of high-profile domains and operates a number of active
“As a veteran domainer and entrepreneur, Adam adds substantial experience,
industry relationships and creativity to the iREIT team,” added Martin. “Adam
has done a great job of building and enhancing DNForum as well as his own
portfolio and is very well-respected within the industry. Adam will be
instrumental in iREIT’s continued success in acquiring, developing and
monetizing Internet properties.”
About Internet REIT
Internet REIT (iREIT) is a next-generation Internet media company that
acquires, develops and monetizes high-quality domain names and web properties.
iREIT’s domain portfolio includes such premier properties as the Netster.com
portal, Bands.com, CreditReports.com, Shows.com, AfricanAmericans.com,
NativeAmericans.com, VietnamWar.com, OfficeSupply.com, and many others. A
leading supplier of high-value Internet traffic to advertisers, iREIT receives
more than 50 million visitors per month through its portfolio of over 400,000
domain names. iREIT is a privately held company based in Houston, Texas. For
more information about iREIT, please visit www.ireit.com.
• 2007 – 2010 – Appointed as “VP Domain Aftermarket” at Go Daddy.
Domain Monetization Expert Adam Dicker Joins the Go Daddy team.
Go Daddy is adding to its acclaimed domain monetization arsenal by bringing
renowned aftermarket specialist Adam Dicker to enhance the Go Daddy Team.
Dicker has operated www.DNForum.com
for four years and will now be providing expertise to www.GoDaddy.com to help serve
Dicker has earned a reputation in the Internet community through years of
work helping people wring more revenue from their domain name investments.
Dicker will help Go Daddy teach customers how to grow their domain assets and utilize
tools to construct winning Web content – or as he likes to say, “Show people
how they can actually make money while they sleep.”
Dicker built his reputation over the last 17 years and tells people he “eats,
sleeps and breathes” domain names. Go Daddy is the undisputed world leader, by
far, when it comes to domain names and has earned its dominant status in the industry
by offering low prices, secure infrastructure, reliable hosting and superior
24/7 customer support.
“Adam’s expertise in the industry is clearly a big asset for us and our
customers,” said Go Daddy CEO and Founder Bob Parsons. “He’s not afraid to
share his secrets and help people leverage domain names. We believe he can help
each and every one of our 4.6 million customers who are looking to get more out
of their domain names.”
Dicker is not abandoning his domain name forum and will continue to dedicate
time to his pet project. As for GoDaddy.com, Dicker will provide expertise to
the company in the areas of Domain Aftermarket, CashParking, Domain Appraisals,
Domain Buy Service and Domain Alert Backordering.
Dicker was born in Toronto on Sept. 13, 1965 and has spent his entire life
in the bustling Canadian metropolis. Adam met his wife Wendy in 1993 when they
bumped into each other at a local restaurant. That union has produced four
children each spaced just two years apart; Jordan 15, Corey 13, Julie 11 and
I am optimistic about the business because I feel we haven’t even come close
to hitting 10% of what this industry is capable of. The best way to illustrate
this is that my Dad is 83 years old and less than 10% of people his age are PC
literate. I am 45 years old and less than 50% of my age group is PC literate.
My kids are now 17, 15, 13 and 11 respectively. Within 5 years when they get to
the Internet, their generation will be more like 99% literate and that makes
for a whole lot of potential revenue that hasn’t been touched yet.
In the end Dicker believes people should follow their own instincts. While
there are many pioneers in the industry that he could have emulated he decided
it was best to follow his own heart. “I tend to do things my own way,” Dicker
said. ”Although feedback and discussion with other veterans are great, they
don’t influence me too much.” That’s one attribute Dicker shares with many of
those who came before him. After all, no one ever became a leader by following