Michael Berkens and his wife Judy were two of the first people I met in the Domain Investing world. I first met Michael at TRAFFIC Vegas back in 2010 and he made me feel incredibly welcome to the industry, and was one of my first guests in my video interview series (you can watch it here). Over the years I’ve had the chance to get to know Michael and Judy better as we’ve traveled the world together going to domain conferences. Judy and my wife Daina quickly became buddies and spending time with them in Asheville was a blast!
Now if you don’t know Michael, he’s someone you should know, while he’s probably the most famous recently for selling his portfolio to Go Daddy, Michael is one of the sharpest and most successful Domain Investors in the world and has some landmark domain sales under his belt.
I’ve learned a lot from Michael over the years and my guess is every single one of you has too through his blog TheDomains.com. What you might not know about Michael is that he has done some experimenting with new gTLDs over the last few years and in Asheville he took the mic to share his experiences with the group.
Well, I was filming as I tend to find myself doing quite a bit lately and am excited to share Michael’s talk, plus some of the additional Q&A that followed, with all of you.
Huge thanks to Michael for taking the time to share this with the group. Michael could have easily sat on the sidelines but he took the time to share data and insights with all of us, that’s the kind of guy Michael is and we’re lucky to have someone like him in our industry.