I am a lifelong entrepreneur who at age 18 received a $100,000 job offer while I was just beginning university. I got online in 1985, right after I got my first Macintosh computer and in 1989, I ran a large computer store in Toronto. I did this until 1994 when I started my own Internet Service provider. After that I was hooked on the Internet.
I registered my first domain name in 1996 and I am one of a small group of individuals to sell a domain name for seven figures. In 2003, I purchased DNForum.com, which is now the most popular domain name forum on the Internet.
DNForum.com currently boasts over 249,000 members with more than 1,900,000 posts. It welcomes both beginners and domain industry experts alike. Perhaps one of the big reasons the forum is so successful is that the moderators and myself take an active part in the discussions.
DNForum was awarded the 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 ‘Name Intelligence Award’, as the best online community to buy, sell, and discuss domain names. DNForum was named the best online forum by ‘Domain Name Wire’ four out of the last five years.
In 2011, I created DNF College as a place for those new to the domain industry to have a place to learn in a very focused and deliberate way. No longer do people have to search threads and posts for information that is spread out all over the Internet. DNF College is akin to getting a degree in domain investing.
In 2009, I started DCG.com an award-winning agency specializing in Internet Marketing and Web Development. We bring a wealth of experience in web development and marketing strategy to every client, whether a large corporate website project or a small business. From concept to completion, our marketing, development, and creative teams have the knowledge and experience to handle the creative needs of your company. NicheWebsites.com is a spin off of DCG focusing on websites designed for specific categories that can be developed quickly.
In 2007, I joined Go Daddy as VP of their Domain Aftermarket and while there I was involved in many areas including all areas of the domain enterprise, executive accounts, management of large teams and the facilitation of support issues.
I have been a frequent speaker at T.R.A.F.F.I.C., the leading industry conference in the domain industry. I have been nominated for several Traffic Awards over the years and was elected to the “Domainer Hall of Fame” in 2011. In 2007, Logistik Labs named me one of the 20 most influential people in the domain industry.
When I am not working I am spending time with the people who matter most in the world to me, my wife Wendy and my four incredible children; Jordan, Corey Julie and Amanda.