ICANN 46 is taking place in Beijing this week and I wanted to take a moment to say thanks to a few people who are fighting for all of our rights as domain investors. It can be easy to gloss over the announcements coming out of ICANN and I’ll admit that when I first started in the industry I couldn’t read through the ICANN-related news stories, I wanted the exciting stuff like big sales and Reverse Domain Hijackers exposed.
Then one day I woke up and found that domain investing was my primary income source, then I quit my job and it became 100% of my income. That’s when it really sunk in, what happens at these meetings matters, big time. As I became more involved with the industry I also learned that there were people who were out there fighting for our rights and representing domain investors around the world. They do this for free and ask for no credit or recognition, they are the people who make it possible for all of us to do business and protect our rights.
It wasn’t until I joined the ICA that I saw the real time and energy that was being put into fairly representing investors and the commitment to keeping our industry and the businesses within it alive and well. The ICA, along with a few unsung heros are fighting for our rights and doing a damn good job.
I wanted to take a moment to say “Thank You” to five people in particular (though there are many more!) who are sacrificing their time and giving their all to move our industry forward and protect the rights of domain owners. Thank you:
If you don’t know who any of these people are, take a minute to do a quick Google search for them. These are the guys who are making it possible for you to do what you do for years to come.