.Mobi Sunday Food Fight! Get ready to RUMBLE!

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Morning folks!!


Just say .mobi and domainers take to their battle stations. The emotions stirred up by .mobi is not normal....BUT last night I may have figured it out. It started with the folks in a certain part of the business who felt threatened by .mobi. They think it is their time in the sun and out of nowhere comes .mobi. The .mobi names sell for high prices while their investments sit and languish. Their reaction is normal and predictable.


Now since there are several hundred extensions and only a handful are meaningful.....what is the natural reaction? They hate the new kid on the block because the extension they are invested in may not be doing as well unless it is dotcom or one of the country codes that do well. A few other extensions are showing signs of life. But if I list them there will be a debate inside the debate and this debate is going somewhere else.


So how many extensions? How many years? Compare the selling prices on .mobi to all those extensions and you see why the anger is so close to the surface. How can it take off so fast while other extensions have done nothing?


For the .mobi haters, .mobi won't make the other extensions more or less valuable. What it WILL do is suck the $$$ and the oxygen out of the investment side of those extensions and THAT is exactly what is happening and it would be natural for that to piss them off.


Point is, sometimes it is not important to know why something does well. If there is a market.....there is a market. It is created by US. If it had no validity there would be no market because there would be no interest. No dollars exchanged. How many extensions are people invested in and they are just not getting the return and there is no interest? They can't afford the renewals and that in itself makes one angry and bitter.


In every post I have made about .mobi I say both sides are full of shit because neither side understands the reality. Neither side has looked at things other than one way. Neither side probably embraces my reasoning above. So like I said, both sides are full of shit. (I mean that in a friendly way).


What is not full of shit is that .mobis are selling at higher prices and rising in value faster than about any other extension but .com. At the auction, ALL .mobis not only sold, they had THE most active bdding. When other domains were not selling the chants were for more .mobis because they are fun auctions to watch.


If you are allergic to .mobi let me tell you how silly it is as a businessman. If you sell black shoes and black shoes sell well because they are the primary color, don't think you are a prisoner to black. One day the BROWN shoe comes out. It will never sell scream all the black shoe salesman. Meanwhile  the brown shows are selling very well and the profit margins are pretty good. But you are a BLACK shoe salesman. That BROWN shoe is for idiots that know nothing about fashion!! Meanwhile folks are making money selling the BROWN shoes for whatever reason and they are taking some of the market from the black shoe guys. (And frankly who cares their reason because the reality trumps everything else)


Nobody is forcing the BLACK shoe salesman to sell BROWN shoes. The brown shoes may not even sell so why worry? But the BLACK shoe salesman has had a knee jerk reaction to BROWN shoes without looking at the other side. The BROWN show salesman are not any smarter. They just do the same thing in reverse. Many are juyst looking for the second coming of dotcom. That won't happen either. It adds up to a big fat missed opportunity by BOTH sides.


So either we are all here to make money or we are not. The money you make on BLACK shoes spend the exact same way as the money spent on BROWN shoes. Turning a blind eye to either might cost you money down the road. Sell both and I am quite sure you will do well.


I bought a portfolio of 125 nnn.mobi names earlier this year. Was it because I am a .mobi believer?? HELL NO!! I am a believer that I bought these domains at the right price and I can sell them for much more than I invested IF that is what I choose to do.


Point is the whole .mobi debate is just silly and it has to do with more than a new extension. That new extension is sucking up the dollars that may go to other 'Off Broadway' extensions. It is hurting those markets and it is hurting them in a significant manner. THAT is one of the BIG reasons that the tone of this debate is where it is. Those arguing may not even have a vested interest....but they have fallen into the TRAP of those that do.


Have a GREAT day!
Rick Schwartz
UPDATE!!!!!


The words that have set off a firestorm:


Jay Westerdal writes: 'When I look at the bidding on Shopping.mobi I see that the winner was bidder #338 Rick Schwartz. Rick bought Flowers.mobi
for $200,000 earlier this year and set the high water mark for a
DotMobi name. Surely Shopping is better then Flowers, so what “other
financial obligations” would allow Rick to back out of the successful
winning and binding bid?


This just looks bad. We need Transparency in this industry.'


Now the questions:
Did you bid and win shopping.mobi yes or no?
Did you then back out of the purchase, yes or no?


It is important to clear the air. Jay's blog has raised very
damaging accusations to say the least. If you want to make such bold
statements on ' why ' there is a mobi market it is crucial to not look
as though you are fixing it!


Rick Schwartz Responds....Even tho the above question was poised by some anonymous poster it is a good question and needs to be answered. I did not win shopping.mobi so the answer is NO and Jay must
have made it up becuause it is an outright LIE on HIS part and I expect
an apology and a retraction. A BIG apology and LONG retraction
explaining this incident considering he circulated to 10,000 of my peers and now showing up on the industry boards. I hope folks on those board will post a link so the record can be set straight.


I did not win shopping.mobi so there was nothing to back out of,. This is very
damaging to me and Jay should know better than to LIE. People should
now begin to question HIS motives. I expect YOU and others to go back
and have Jay explain his made up tales. Then you should ask other
questions of why he was motivated to do this without verifying with ME?  If you have ANY backbone
you will.


Jay spread this lie to 10,000 industry professionals accusing me of
backing out of a deal and casting shadows on Me, Moniker and the
TRAFFIC Conferences. It was done with the worst of motives and fair minded people will see that. He was able
to email me TWICE the day before asking for access to my private forum, but
when I told him no and the reason, Jay did not have enough CLASS to
email me and ask me directly about this. Instead he CHOSE to drag my
good name, Moniker and TRAFFIC thru the mud with info that was not factual and done by a person that has a motive to hurt his competition. A motive to hurt Moniker. A motive to hurt TRAFFIC. A motive to hurt Rick Schwartz. The post by Jay yesterday that I learned about shortly after I made this initial post this morning is an outright LIE and is not factual. Backing out of a deal is one of the worst violations anyone in this community can make. Even when the TRUTH comes out and Jay is forced to apologize, there will always be those that will keep spreading the lie. So how do I EVER fix that? THANKS JAY!


In Summary:



A. I did NOT buy shopping.mobi so Jay should first learn to be factual or stop lying. However I did bid on it and then dropped out.
B. Comparing a bid on one domain compared to a bid on another domain
in another auction a YEAR apart does not take into account someone's
circumstance or bank account or commitments or MY personal valuation. So this is just a STUPID comment from a so-called
'Businessman.'
C. Jay is bitter that I will not grant him access to my private board on Friday. I said
'It was a little too close to home.' Instead of understanding he
complained how it was not fair. etc. etc. etc. So instead of emailing me to validate his info, he saw a chance for a sucker punch and he took it!
D. I have invited Jay to TRAFFIC even tho it is not in my best
interest and he attends. I invited him to be on a panel even tho it is not in my best
interest and put him on 'Meet the bloggers'. In return this is what we get!!?? A post done only to hurt the premiere show and auction in our space and cast false shadows that hurts everyone and every business whether you realize it or not. We are all on the same boat and those that drill holes in the bottom to try and sink their competition are being foolish and selfish at best and something I can't say publicly at worst.
E. Finally, Jay wants to hijack the subject of 'Transparency' the subject that TRAFFIC announced it will focus on in our Las Vegas show in February. Fine, let's start with Jay. With his way of doing business and selling private info about others.....He certainly proved he does not have the credentials to lead the way into a transparent business.


Rick Schwartz


Further Update.


Monte from Moniker posted some of the email but I would now like to show 2 quotes that should show the intent of Jay:
'Rick,
If you didn't buy it. Who did? I would be glad to print a
retraction if I am wrong. However I am using my notes and that is what they
say.'

And the clincher......


One more TELLING quote from Jay's email:
'Trust me, I would have preferred to ask about it on your board first and do some investigating there.... oh wait. If you don't want me there that is totally up to you.'

So Jay could email me but THIS was payback for not allowing him in my private forum. Jay has a lot of answering to do and I am sure most will be BULLSHIT! Jay you screwed up BAD in front of EVERYONE in the industry.  I don't even know how to tell you to fix it. The damage has been done. Just don't want to hear lame and silly excuses for trying to ruin my good name. Ruin the name of TRAFFIC. Ruin the name of Monte and Moniker. I think people are going to think deep today. Maybe I am an easy target because some don't like me. But when they put themselves in MY SHOES and have THOSE FEELINGS go thru them, they may even give me  a fair hearing.


Latest Update........


Jay posts a 'Luke warm apology on this site. Normally I would post a link. I don't want to do anything to circulate the lies Jay told today anymore than they already are. So This is the part as it relates to the sale that accused me of welshing on. He BURIED the link from his original post under comment #24. If he had ANY CLASS he would have put it on top, in red, so nobody would miss it. But like I said, that is just one of the things that makes it a lukewarm apology. So this at least begins to clear the record and states I did NOT buy shopping.mobi So I am going to do what I can to fix the mess that Jay created. He could give a shit about cleaning it up or he would be on every board and he would not be blaming HIS STAFF for HIS LIES!! THAT is the most telling. Blame his staff for HIS CRAP!???? That's a real MAN! Blame his staff!!! Good one Jay!


Jay writes: 'My staff notes also reflected inaccurately that Rick Schwartz was the
winning bidder of Shopping.Mobi. He in fact was not the last bidder,
the audio recording clearly shows it was bidder #161 on the phone (the
Sri Lanka Investment group). I want to apologize to Rick publicly for
making such a big mistake. I should have done more due diligence rather
then relying exclusively on my notes. I will try and do a more through
job reporting facts in the future.'


Jay, I don't believe a word out of your mouth any longer. yesterday/today you said you reviewed the video and it was your notes. Now you blame your staff. Thanks for setting the record straight after you dragged my name thru the mud for the last 2 days. You know that won't erase the damage you have done. Now you just drag your own staff thru the mud. What next? You have NO CLASS!
Transparency is finally here. What you did is transparent to the entire industry. You tried to inflict damage on Moniker, Monte, TRAFFIC and me. The only thing you did was stain the entire industry for your personal gain. A mistake is forgivable. Your statements prove it was your intent to do us harm no matter what the cost to the industry and are just the back peddling now because you have no choice. At the end of the day, you harmed yourself and your event worse than anything else you could have ever done. The saddest part, I doubt you will change your ways. Others may give you the benefit of the doubt as time goes on and they forget. But Howard, Monte and I and our staff's know how many other things you have done that we NEVER complained about publicly. This time you got caught! Jay, you are a very smart guy. Time to use that energy to stop abusing things for your personal gain. Stop messing with people's privacy. Stop the things you do that everyone knows you do but would never say out loud. I have been told at times some things you do to invade people's privacy that make me cringe. YOU now have a MOTIVE to DIG into my stuff and others. STOP IT before you get any deeper! People in this industry want their PRIVACY and it is not up to YOU to distribute it and make a profit. The domain community is ANGRY at what you are doing.




21 thoughts on “.Mobi Sunday Food Fight! Get ready to RUMBLE!

  1. mobimystery

    Did you bid and win shopping.mobi yes or no ?
    Did you then back out of the purchase, yes or no ?
    It is important to clear the air. Jay’s blog has raised very damaging accusations to say the least. If you want to make such bold statements on” why” there is a mobi market it is crucial to not look asthough you are fixing it !
    RS….I did not win shopping.mobi so the answer is NO and Jay must have made it up becuase it is an outright LIE on HIS part and I expect an apology and a retraction. A BIG apology and LONG retraction explaining this incident.
    I did not win so there was nothing to back out of,. This is very damaging to me and Jay should know better than to LIE. People should now begin to question HIS motives. I expect YOU and others to go back and have Jay explain his made up tales. Then you should ask other questions of why he was motivated to do this. If you have ANY backbone you will. If you are just an anon piece of crap, you won’t.
    Jay spread this lie to 10,000 industry professionals accusing me of backing out of a deal and casting shadows on Me, Moniker and the TRAFFIC Conferences. It was done with the worst of motives. He was able to email me the day before asking for access to my private forum, but when I told him no and the reason, Jay did not have anough CLASS to email me and as me directly about this. Instead he CHOSE to drag my good name, Moniker and TRAFFIC thru the mud.
    Rick Schwartz

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  2. Dominik Mueller

    Hi Rick,
    I think the problem is not that .mobi is so popular, but”why” it is. People are asking themselves why there is a market for this TLD, and so do I.
    Like many others I just don’t see the necessity for this new domain extension, because .com or any other TLD would do just as well for the purpose of mobile browsing. The iPhone even has a .COM button!
    Personally, I strongly believe that the only reason why there are so many .mobi sales at high prices, is that the TLD has been promoted like no other TLD in such a short period of time. That’s what it is: a sponsored TLD. Several large corporations have surely helped stir interest in DotMobi, but also individual investors, including you and others. There is nothing wrong with investing in something new that might or might not become a success in the end, but wouldn’t you agree that we really don’t need .mobi?
    Now, whether we need it or not, one can only state that there is a demand for it and the higher the demand, the higher the price. I guess DotMobi will continue to sell due to the ongoing debate we have and the fact that its sponsors continue to promote it rather than its true use and value.

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  3. Donna Mahony

    I have known Rick a long time. We have our differences but I have to say here that if Rick says that he didn’t win the bid in shopping.mobi, he didn’t win. Jay touts transparency, but sometimes ransparency is clouded by the eyes and ears of the one providing it. I have asked Jay on his blog to provide proof, as should everyone who reads it. The next one in line for false information could be YOU!

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  4. lawrence

    currently, full-blown .com sites cannot be seen properly on small mobile devices…so dot.mobi is the alternate version for mobile devices.
    some argue that mobile devices will be capable of displaying full-blown .com sites properly – eventually, hence the no need for investing in dot.mobi domains
    it’s an interesting debate, to say the least.
    but seeing at how many large co.s are developing .mobi versions of their dot.coms – it looks fruitful right now, to say the least

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  5. MEJ

    There is also the shadow of doubt that was cast on your name in Sahar’s blog:
    “The only one who I believe knew what he was doing, in my humble opinion, is Rick Schwartz. Rick knew very well his purchase was a long shot and took his chances, but it wasn’t as much based on .Mobi as it was circumstantial. The rest of the story about this I cannot disclose, but maybe Rick will one day, maybe he won’t.”
    Many discussions have come about in domain forums like http://www.mobility.mobi and http://www.namepros.com from this mysterious ‘rest of the story’ He speaks about.
    Why would he plant such a seed? Is there something more to your purchase of flowers.mobi.. or is this another attention-grab from a lime-lite addict treading on your rep?

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  6. Developing.mobi

    Rick Schwartz talks about .mobi

    Rick Schwartz has made an interesting post about .mobi on his blog offering his opinion about some of the recent negative views expressed about it.
    Check it out here.
    Never a dull moment with the .mobi extension:)

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  7. .pH

    Dominik,
    Do you have an original thought? It appears you are just repeating one story already laid out by some other mobi basher.
    “The The iPhone even has a .COM button!” Holy crap, Batman! That is the final nail in the coffin.
    Newsflash…there is talk of changing that to no default as the iPhone goes global and dot com is NOT the preferred extension in every nook and cranny.
    “That’s what it is: a sponsored TLD. Several large corporations have surely helped stir interest in DotMobi, but also individual investors, including you and others.”
    Ok, how many of these Board of Directors have been influenced into makeing savvy decisions to market to a mobile audience on (gasp) a mobile device using a (egad!) domain name that is slated for one thing and one thing only…to market to a mobile audience? How many of these Fortune 500 companies are sponsors of .mobi?
    Banking
    BofA.mobi (Bank of America)
    Deutsche-Bank.mobi
    Wachovia.mobi
    Barclays.mobi
    Insurance
    Ing.mobi
    StateFarm.mobi
    AXA.mobi
    Hotels
    Marriott.mobi
    Car Manufacturers
    Ferrari.mobi
    BMW.mobi
    Rolls-Royce.mobi
    FordCA.mobi (Ford Canada)
    Transportation
    Amtrak.mobi
    AAA.mobi (American Automobile Association)
    Sports
    ESPN.mobi
    NBA.mobi
    WNBA.mobi
    Magazines
    Time.mobi (Time Magazine)
    BusinessWeek.mobi
    CNNMoney.mobi
    Alcohol
    Smirnoff.mobi
    Internet
    MSN.mobi
    GoDaddy.mobi / TDNAM.mobi
    Technology
    Cisco.mobi
    News
    FoxNews.mobi
    AlJazeera.mobi
    Newspapers
    TheSun.mobi
    Guides
    Zagat.mobi
    Mobile Operators
    T-Mobile.mobi
    Three.mobi
    Vodafone.mobi
    TIM.mobi
    Orange.mobi
    Mobile Manufacturers
    Nokia.mobi
    SonyEricsson.mobi
    Telecommunications
    Ericsson.mobi
    Weather
    Weather.mobi (The Weather Channel)
    Cities
    Helsinki.mobi
    Airlines
    SAS.mobi
    Clothing
    Polo.mobi
    Quikstore.mobi (Quiksilver)
    Airports
    Schiphol.mobi (Amsterdam)
    “…but wouldn’t you agree that we really don’t need .mobi?”
    Ok, here is your chance to shine. I will agree with you that we don’t need .mobi. But first, you have to come up with one and ONE ONLY extension, prefix or suffix for global commerce to access and reach a mobile audience AND will remain embedded and entrenched into the minds of 6.5 billion human beings.
    Dominik, this is your stage to come up with an original thought. So right here, right now tell us…what is it going to be…
    m.domain.
    mobile.domain.
    mobi.domain.
    tinyurl.domain.
    domain.ext/m
    domain.ext/mobile
    domain.ext/mobi
    Okay, now you have picked a prefix or suffix. But we are not done.
    Notice, I did not pick the extension. You want dot com, you can have dot come.
    But don’t forget there are more than 260 tld’s in use. So now you have the task of mandating to the people of the world, and governments, that they must forgo all usage or mobile internet access and use only your method.
    The reason for this is myself and a few others are not quite prepared, nor does my cell phone nor our collective brains have the storage capacity to recall each and every prefix, suffix, and extension used to go to the mobile internet.
    If there are 1000 different sites right now on .com that have a mobile accessing URL (we know it is more than that) and each of the 260 extension do the same then that is 260,000 different ways to go to the mobile web.
    I don’t want that. And chances are the 6.5 billion souls in the world don’t want that. And there is even a better chance that even a tiny fraction of those are domainers. And they don’t care one way or the other. Just make life simple for them…and us.
    And I don’t want every damn website and webmaster in the world creating prefixes and suffixes at a whim for the sake of being creative and just further clouding and cluttering a market already cluttered with bullshit.
    So here is your stage. And feel free to line up your own sponsors to promote you and your extension.
    And for the record, I don’t view Rick, Jay, you, Frank, Sahar or anyone else for that matter as some damn domain god or guru. I do not read their blogs or post or holy gospel on a regular basis like many sheeple do. I do not need to be spoonfed doses of BS and”this is how I did it” from any self boasting blogger. I read these years ago and one thing I find is same 10 year old advice still being doled out today, even from the likes of your blog. Except you are merely repeating what you have read or heard. Or have been influenced by others. I don’t need any”voices in my head” steering me.
    Why? Because I am a free thinker. And as such, I am free to make decisions on my own and study market and trends and emerging markets.
    Yes, I own .mobi domains…along with several thousand .com and other gTLD’s and a few ccTLD’s. The .mobi is a small fraction of my portfolio.
    Don’t make me start my own blog.
    Gerry Legere

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  8. Andrew Johnson

    Clearly there is an after market for .mobi domain names, the numbers speak for themselves.
    The question is, what is driving the price?
    The reason why .com domain names have remained king is because they are self-funded. Their type in income pays for themselves. Additionally, any and all web business owners like to use .com domain names. No explanation is needed to the customers (unlike a particular local establishment I frequent that uses advertises with a .ws domain.)
    First, to .pH who asks”what is it going to be…” let me tell you: websites can already recognize if their visitor is on a mobile phone.
    I type in facebook.com and receive a mobile phone friendly version of facebook. Why should facebook devalue their brand and not only use, but promote a facebook.mobi?
    The big question is, if .mobi will succeed, will mobile phones support it by default? If not, will other big companies *promote* the .mobi domains they use? .COM is #1 because of the hundreds of millions of dollars that internet companies spent promoting their names during the tail end of the 90’s stock market boom. Will current .mobi owners do the same?
    .mobi may be the next big thing, but I will not be betting my money on it. I propose that the current prices are nothing more than a speculative frenzy which will come to an end when the chain of speculative buyers runs out (which could happen very, very quickly.)

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  9. John Motson

    Damn,
    You folks are all bigger domainers then me – but wow, celeb life is tough.
    A lot of backstabbing and bickering. This Jay is one jealous cat it seems.
    He should just own up and admit to what he did being wrong. No lame excuses.

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  10. Harvey

    The one thing that Rick hates more than anything
    is dishonesty and a liar.
    When someone accuses him of these things, you can safetly bet IT IS FALSE.
    He has been doing this a lot longer than most and has never been accused of this before.
    With his business and public profile,it is insane to even consider believing something like this.
    It’s a real shame that this information was ever published at all and it will wind up hurting Jay much more than Rick.

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  11. lawrence

    @harvey
    lol – like they say, if it’s in print, or the web, people will believe what they read
    it’s true though, regardless of the source

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  12. mindwrecker

    I want to thank Rick Schwartz for writing this blog because I learn so much with every read. I have never met Rick but his advice and words have helped me more than some of the $2300 business classes I have taken. It is to bad people would waste time being unproductive when Rick obviously is trying to help make this industry bigger and better by educating people and running a premium domain conference like Traffic. People are jealous of Rick Schwartz when they really should be thanking him. Traffic and his domain name board raise the bar higher and bring more prestige to the industry, which has a trickle down effect to the smallest domainer, which then makes the whole industry stronger. Unprofessional claims like this hurt everyone, this industry does not need bad publicity as it is really starting to blossom. I hope situations like this do not discourage Domainers from communicating because it would be a shame to loose blogs like this…

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  13. Easywebpages

    This is Stephen Douglas. I was the executive producer for the Domain Roundtable Conference 2007 and had a five year contract with Nameintel. However, because of failure to pay me fairly nor follow my directions and other breaches by NI, I am no longer connected with Jay Westerdal or Name Intelligence as of October.
    I do not endorse nor consult for him nor agree with his blog comments attacking or judging Marchex, Enom, Snapnames, Moniker, Rick Schwartz, Traffic, or Moniker. Jay opinions are… NOT MINE.
    I currently have a lawsuit filed against NI for my fair commission payment and joint venture profits as per my contract.
    More information about the REAL JAY WESTERDAL on my blog at http://www.successclick.com. Please forgive my unfinished blogsite — I’m too busy to even get it together the way I want. However, I have figured out how to post. ;-)
    My apologies to all those people who are scratching their heads wondering what Jay is doing. As far as Jay talking about”transparency”, he should start with looking at his own company first.

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  14. Fred

    Hi RICK! Remember me? You came down on me like a ton of bricks and threatened me with legal action because I asked you in an e-mail whether those allegations were true about FLOWERS.mobi..remember? You even went as far as to use obscene language. Well now you can see where I got wind of those rumours.They are all over the net and here on your own blog. So why not use the same language and style against these people who are making up these allegations and are hinting at all kinds of underhand mysterious deals?
    Regards
    Fred.
    Response by RS:
    Fred,
    Not sure who you are but I will say that rumors get spread by folks who repeat things they know nothing about. Are you saying that Jay was the one who started this rumor as well?
    I am going to blog about the flowers.mobi purchase later this week when things hopefully die down. I will give you the inside workings of how I came to buy the domain. In turn I expect you and others to accept the FACTS of the sale. I don’t have to share my story, but since there is so much BULLSHIT being spread about the sale, I think the time has come to put this CRAP to bed once and for all. I may have done it sooner but I was still actively buying .mobi domains and that would not have been in my best interest. Those that continue to spread untrue rumors will just be shunned by everyone. Is that fair enough?
    Rick Schwartz

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  15. Ronald B.

    I’m brand new to the domain industry, barely even out of the gate. I’m anxiously looking forward to attednding the upcoming TRAFFIC and DomainFest conferences next year to learn more, and I’ve been reading all the blogs and forums to learn from the pros.
    I must say, however, that in the eyes of a newbie like myself, the recent foul language-laced blogs and public fighting amongst what appear to be the”industry leaders” is discouraging.
    You guys are not putting your best foot forward, and you are letting the world see it.
    -rb

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  16. MEJ

    RB..
    IMO, the difference between professional leaders and trustworthy leaders is their ‘realness factor’. You know, the multimillion dollar CEO who will talk to anyone about anything and is REAL when he speaks to you? Will even let out a burp if the occasion arrises, and will grin and say ‘excuse me’, then carry on. He will let out an occasional explative.. and a few more if he’s upset. Thats REAL.
    On the other hand, take the million dollar CEO who is so uptight he can’t fart much less burp, would be mortified if either ever happened during a conversation, never shows when he is upset and treats everyone differently .. on a sliding scale of net worth.
    Who would you rather listen to? Who will you have faith in? Who is REAL?
    For me, I am going to listen to the guy who doesn’t CARE if I listen. Mostly because he has nothing to gain from it. The guy who wants me to listen, wants something from me.
    Rick is REAL and he doen’t care if you like him, believe him or take his advice.
    Here is my advice to you.. as a new domainer. Take it or leave it…
    Do not discount Rick’s knowlege simply because he has a colorful vocabulary. The man is making money in his sleep from domains. Do not focus on finding the ‘professional’ domain guru, because the best domainers are normal people like you and I who found ways to excel in this market. There is no college or traniing school.. no BS in domains or associates degree. Everyone involved is a normal Joe .. some Joe’s just paid more attention and did more homework.

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  17. don1

    >mobi. is a gamble noboddy knows for sure what will happen if we did then the prices would be worthless or going between what .net and .com go for.
    The great things is that everyone had an opportunity to buy single worded .mobi during the landrush period. I was able to pick up about 7 one worded .mobi names for $60 a piece. Now I am going to sell 2 of them in the next upcoming auction and let the rest ride. Min 10k for sure.I will report back in Jan when I sell. Not getting greedy.
    On another note people like to whine about whether .mobi will make it. Well in maybe 3 years we will find out, in the mean time speculation will run wild about the value of .mobi and that is good for the people who bought these names for a measly 60bucks. Its like buying a $60 stock and watching it goto 10,000 a share or higher. Even google can’t beat that:)

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  18. Tiffany Marshal

    .mobi will surely make an impact sooner or later, as will all the other similar domains. Just think of the .com starting era, when everyone realized how much money there is to be made on these sort of things.

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