Rooting for failure?

Afternoon Folks!!


The one thing I could never figure out is why some would waste their energy rooting for others to fail. In this industry, a failure for one is a failure for all. A success for one is a success for all. See folks need to take a step back. We are trying to attract outsiders and end users. Well if that is what we agree that we want the most maybe we need to look at it through their eyes. Maybe we need to see what they see? I think so.


So what do they see? Do they see John the domainer? Do they see a domain industry? No, probably not, they see a group. They see a singular not a plural. The only plural they see is cyber squatters. So they see that first. The masses see that first. Even folks at Yahoo and Google viewed us that way back in 2004. We have done a good job in changing that perception. But don't think for one second that they did not pigeon hole all of us. But as you become exposed to us and what we do they soon realize just like cheap wine and collectors wine there is a huge difference. Learning those differences doesn't happen overnight. We don't have that luxury with most others. We will win them over one at a time. Each time one comes over to the dark side, we all share in that success.


The secret is taking that one success and multiplying it. Each of us are ambassadors for the industry. Multiply one success by the 500 movers and shakers and instead of destiny controlling us, we can control destiny. The power we have is unfathomable. Unfortunately we have never taken the time and energy to harness that power. That is a failure we are all a part of. That is a failure that we can still turn into our greatest success.


Have a GREAT Day!

Rick Schwartz




5 thoughts on “Rooting for failure?

  1. idontlikeagoga

    Right on! Again, Rick!
    What do they see when they type in toyota.cm or honda.cm? You see an entire registry taking advantage of trademark names. This nonsense needs to be corrected. Leaders in our own industry bending the rules and redirecting trademarked traffic. All of the tradeshows in the world are meaningless if large player in the industry is allowed to continue these practices. Try typing most any trademarked name into the address bar with .cm instead of .com .
    Ridiculous. If it doesn’t go to a ppc page it goes to agoga. They have cleaned most of the major names ie. waltdisney.cm but many are left making ppc money on someone else’s trademarked name. Until this stops we will all be tarnished. As you mentioned a failure for one is a failure for all.
    Best.

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  2. Donna Mahony

    Maybe the first thing that will show domainers the power of their numbers is happening right now. It is, by far, the biggest unified effort that has been seen in this industry to date.
    Domainers and corpprate folks, bloggers, Facebook and Twitterers are all coming together for a cause. From the smallest individual domainer to the biggest registrars, they are taking part to help, as a group. Have you seen this:
    http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2009/dailyposts/03-23-09.htm

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