In Late January former Fabulous.com executives Mike Roberston & Jen Sale announced they were leaving the company to start up a domain-related venture of their own. This morning Robertson and Sale revealed what that venture will be – a new company called Domain Guardians, formed with three key partners.
Today in the Lowdown at DNJournal.com some final notes before DOMAINfest Global gets underway Tuesday including plans for another domain industry assault on Mount Kilimanjaro, a major acquisition by DOMAINfest organizer Oversee.net and a decision by two veteran Fabulous.com execs to strike out on their own.
This has been a good news/bad news day. On the bright side – after eight years together, DevHub Co-Founder Mark Michael and his fiancee Ashley Hayes have announced a wedding date. On a less happy note, devastating floods in Australia have Fabulous.com’s Michael Robertson pleading for relief fund help.
New DN Journal Cover Story: The life of former Fabulous.com leader Dan Warner. He has done a hitch in the Navy, worked as a carpenter, paramedic, fireman, software developer & pharmaceutical salesman + survived a near fatal accident & a thieving CFO who wound up in jail after destroying Warner’s multi-million $ company.
In a Dark Blue Sea press release , the parent company of Fabulous.com announced the acquisition of an Australian Domain Name Business — enabling the company to become an Australian domain name reseller and generate revenues in AU dollars to help combat the current exchange rate. “The acquisition will provide a source of A$ revenue which provides a natural hedge on part of Dark Blue Sea’s currency exposure,” the release said. “Currently the majority of Dark Blue Sea’s revenue and cost of goods sold is denominated in US$ with the majority of overheads denominated in A$.” The acquisition positions Dark Blue Sea at the forefront of the emerging Australian domain market. [via Dark Blue Sea ] (c) 2009 DomainNameNews.com Advertisement WE BUY DOMAINS. We are interested in acquiring your premium domains – find out more .
In August 2008 , Fabulous.com announced they were partnering with NameJet to sell all the company owned expiring domain names. Now, a year later, this service is open to the public. “You may remember that in 2008 Fabulous.com partnered with NameJet to sell our expiring domains,” a Fabulous representative said in an email. “After thorough testing on our own portfolio we are pleased to announce that this program is now available to you
Today in the Lowdown at DN Journal: Domain industry people in the news including geodomain giant Skip Hoagland, the long-time face of Fabulous.com – Dan Warner, Sedo’s Simonetta Batteiger, globetrotting entrepreneur Gregg McNair and the best negotiator in the business, Rick Schwartz.
Today in DN Journal’s Lowdown: The popular CEO of Fabulous.com’s parent company, Dark Blue Sea, is stepping down…T.R.A.F.F.I.C. has released the preliminary agenda for this month’s conference in the Silicon Valley…and Friday is the last day to get the early bird discount for the GeoDomain Expo.
DN Journal has published its comprehensive review of the first T.R.A.F.F.I.C. conference ever held outside the United States
The T.R.A.F.F.I.C. conference heads overseas for the first time November 18-20 when Fabulous.com hosts the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Down Under conference on Australia’s famed Gold Coast