I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, as domain investors, in so many ways we’re like a big family. Domain Conferences, yeah – those are our family reunions. Just like real family reunions, that’s our time to get together in-person and catch-up, and also there’s always that one cousin who gets too drunk and makes a fool of himself. Ah – family.
When I started buying and selling domains back in 2007 I was really amazed at how many people welcomed me into the community. Today I’m proud to call some of these people my closest friends. A number of you were at my wedding, and one of you cried during our vows…but I won’t say who!
What I think makes the domain investing community so interesting is that it is truly global. Over the last week I’ve talked with friends in Europe, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Canada, Latin America, England, and of course here in the US. It’s clear we all care about each other, and like a big family, while we might have our differences at time, when it comes down to it, we’re all here for each other, through thick and through thin.
Given all the doom and gloom in the news, I thought I’d take a minute to highlight a few positive things I’m seeing domain investors around the world doing.
Michael Cyger held a “Domain Name Quarantine Social”
Johan’s continuing to keep us laughing with some comic relief
Rick Schwartz has been buying supplies for people in need
Josh Reason is reminding us why we’re all lucky to be domain investors
James Booth is finding the silver lining
And the list goes on. As many of you know, my wife and I started self-quarantine two weeks ago. At that time people told us we were crazy, now it’s required for everyone living in San Francisco and will likely happen in New York City any moment now.
While it might be tough to be stuck at home, remember, you aren’t alone, we’re all in this together and if you’re a domain investor, your family is right here by your side. I couldn’t be more proud to be a part of this global community, now let’s all stay the f&$@ck inside and stay safe.
Feel free to comment below and share something positive from your life. I’ll kick it off. With the extra time at home I’m tripling the amount of time I study Japanese! Learning a new language is a lot of fun, I’ve been studying for a year but will use this as an opportunity to really take my language learning to the next level.