I am So Sorry to Those to Come and All those Before.

Morning Folks!!

I am sorry. Let me get it off my chest now so I don't have to address it in 2016 or 2020 or 2025 or whenever. I am sorry for something I routinely do and even tho you don't exist now you will be angry at me years later when you do show up.

So I want to apologize here and now just like I should have done in 1995 and 1996. I want to apologize for getting the jump on the masses. For seeing things before most others. For being years ahead of where you are even tho you have yet to even start your journey.

But it will be me that you blame for this or that because I was YEARS ahead of you and thus I will be enjoying the fruits and you will blame me for not leaving fruit for you. So I am sorry. So I want to say how sorry I am now so you know I was thinking about you even tho you are not even in the stadium yet. So I can at least leave you this apology and I can point folks to it in the years to come.

But I always left not only bread crumbs, but meals and feasts along the way with plenty of fruit. Did you not see those? Did you not read the directions left for you? Specifically for you? Everything but your personal name on it. Were you too busy using your energy to blame me? Walking east looking for the sunset?

I am so sorry if you missed all of that. I am even sorrier for the next stage and once again you will miss it even tho it has been no secret.

We have been called cybersquatters but have all but defeated that myth. We have been the target of many WIPO and NAF actions and now we win more than we lose. We have exposed the dirty secret of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking and now those companies are marked FOREVER and that is making that practice one that may soon be extinct.

So I want to say how sorry I am for the many that will blame me/you tomorrow, the next days and all the days after. I am so sorry you are so misguided, jealous, work hard but not smart and that the only way to fix that is turn 180 degrees and use your energy more efficiently and effectively. Or not. But if you do then life will be better and you too will get to say you are sorry someday.

Have a GREAT Day!
Rick Schwartz

8 thoughts on “I am So Sorry to Those to Come and All those Before.

  1. Mark B

    Great post! Hopefully, with Rick’s guidance, the rest of us peasant masses will be able to see the future with such clarity the way he does..Mr Schwartz seems to have info on domain names that nobody else does, he is redefining the very art of domaining…
    Of course, the”King” loves to toot his own horn, but why shouldn’t he? He has proven that he is better than us, smarter than us, and has more money than us..With a track record like that, my money is on the King…

  2. Jeph smythe

    Rick, why are you saying sorry for being so good, dont be sad about the way’s you are smarter than most of other people, you should instead not be shy to Boast about what you do! Be happy that you always are helping others in the industrys and own cowboy.com and all of the great things you do…… dont beat your self up.

  3. Jeff Schneider

    Hello Rick,
    There is a Silver lining in all of this fessing up you have done here. It is way early enough for the Smart Observers to get involved right now.
    I am here to tell you all there are many many .COM values in the 5-10 thousand dollar range in the open secondary market you can still own. I am going on historical record here and stating many of these values will be the futures Internet players. Don’t get Mad at Rick get Even.
    Gratefully, Jeff Schneider (Contact Group) (Metal Tiger)

  4. Steve

    Don’t apologize because people’s minds are closed.”Your one of those guys that makes domains expensive” was the reply I received from a passenger on a ferry heading over to our vacation spot the other day when he asked what I did. I said I”invested” in domain names. After a short chat I directed him to free sites at WordPress.com and told him when he is ready to”lease” or buy the name he wants as it probably will be available because of”guys” (and girls like us. I also told him to focus on .com.
    He was very thankful and realized that there wasn’t much difference between the land speculator who bought that oceanview lot 15 years ago for $4k and today is asking $300+k. Nice chat.
    Best Always and thanks for taking the time to record your thoughts/ideas.

  5. Dennis Combs

    Perfect post! I will be referring folks to this one for years to come, not only for domain discussions but also for other successful business people – the jealous folks surrounding you won’t throw a parade when you win/succeed, they will do what they can to bring you down. Envy is the enemy of success and should be denigrated and insulted at every turn. Thanks Rick.

  6. Danny Welsh

    Rick Schwartz:”Mark B, Always can depend on you for one of those back handed compliments.”
    Toot Toot!
    RE to MarkB:”Of course, the”King” loves to toot his own horn, but why shouldn’t he? He has proven that he is better than us, smarter than us, and has more money than us..With a track record like that, my money is on the King…”
    Plenty of great domains for you to lease and turn into a part of your great business, Mark B. But doing business with us you have the”who bets on who” scenario a little wrong.
    Your money bet won’t be on Rick Schwartz, it’ll be on MARK B.
    Plenty of opportunity for a smart guy– or gal for that matter– to work harder and smarter building a business with an *unmatchable* online footprint and make many multiples more money than what they’d have made working the same business they were ALREADY GOING TO DO without Rick’s help…with Rick’s help…
    As these folks — like me and the other JV domain lessees– exploit the advantages in that great domain name to make it an integral part of a GREATER business, they’ll make much more money on THAT deal by many multiples than Rick Schwartz himself.
    Or they’ll fail to make any money at all…and they could have done that spending $8.99 on domain.crap. So if they play to WIN and not just to”not lose” domain.com leasing makes business sense in 2013 and beyond.
    Plenty of opportunity to buy the domain owner out too, and no one has to come 6-7 figures out of pocket when you let the increased profits of the business finance the future purchase of the DN asset.
    You know, like all those successful case studies of other times these kinds of creative domain lease/partnership/buyout deals have been done not just by Rick Schwartz but many others.
    WIN-WIN, you know?
    I’m just glad I was able to ask Rick for more help as a partner than just a domain name alone.
    Because even though he is a bit of a nut, he’s a pretty powerful ally to any business serious about increasing profits.
    Danny Welsh


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