Hello everyone and welcome to my weekend musings! This has been an amazing weekend which began in New Zealand and ended back home in LA. Since we crossed the International Date Line when coming back to LA I was able to leave at 7:30PM and arrive in California at 2:00PM. Yes – somehow I was able to create an awesome three-day weekend!
The photo above was taking while flying in a private plane along the coast in New Zealand – definitely one of the coolest experiences I’ve had in my life! Many people have asked me what I was doing in Australia and New Zealand and I realized I had never mentioned it on my blog! I am working with a very cool company called Instra that is doing some very innovative things in the domain space and beyond. Instra was one of the very early registrars and has access to more TLDs than just about any other registrar on the planet, including Go Daddy!
Okay, I know your next question – what cool and innovative things are we working on together? That you’ll have to wait for but I can tell you it’s one of the most exciting projects I’ve had the honor to work with in my life!
Instra has offices in both Australia and New Zealand, above is a photo from St. Kilda, one of my favorite spots in Melbourne. It was a blast meeting the team in Melbourne, these guys run a serious business with sites like Europe Registry and Only Domains which offers phone numbers on top of domains and hosting. As someone who travels all over the world the Word Packs they offer were pretty damn cool, this is going to make my life a lot easier as I’m trotting the globe!
Of course some exciting things happening on the domain-front with three deals in the works and an exciting development project I’ve partnered on with another Domainer. We are bringing a new team-member onboard this week which is always fun, Sarah will be running a number of our top social media accounts as well as interfacing with some of our top clients, we can’t wait for her to get started! Linton Investments has had an amazing start to the year and Sarah is the first of two new hires that will be coming-onboard this month.
Today Daina and I went for an awesome hike in Malibu. Now we are back at home and getting ready for an appraiso team meeting. We are hard at work on v2 after getting great feedback from our users! It has been so satisfying to see some many people using appraiso, scams are being caught daily now and we are consistently helping investors better understand the real value of their web businesses. It’s an everyday thing, and we love every minute of it!
I hope you are all having a great weekend and a very Happy Easter!