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Monte Cahn joins Domain Holdings

May 30th, 2012 Comments off

According to a Press Release issued by Domain Holdings this morning, the company has added Monte Cahn to its team as an Executive in Residence and as an Advisor to the Board. Monte is most known from his time as the CEO of Moniker, but also is Cahn is the President and Director of RightOfTheDot, LLC, an Internet consulting and advisement firm, co-founded by him and Mike Berkens, a company that specializes in new and existing TLD consulting, board advisement, as well as other domain services sales, marketing and strategy.

“I chose to invest and take an active role in Domain Holdings because I really believe in and respect the leadership, like the differentiating and leading technology offering, and know that my contribution can further the strategic direction and success,” Monte Cahn said, also noting that RightoftheDot, LLC has chosen Domain Holdings Group as one of its partners for providing premium domain sales and monetization for new and existing TLD clients.

According to a report on DomainNameWire Monte Cahn also invested in Domain Holdings.

See the full Press release after the jump.

 

Domain Industry Pioneer Monte Cahn Joins Domain Holdings Group

Domain Holdings, an industry leader in premium domain brokerage and monetization, adds domaining pioneer Monte Cahn to its growing team.

Delray Beach, FL – Domain Holdings announced Wednesday that domain industry pioneer Monte Cahn has joined its team as an Executive in Residence and Advisor to the Board. In his new role, he will help shape the company’s growth and strategic direction while also taking a more hands-on role with the premium domain brokerage, domain auctions and domain monetization.

Currently, Cahn is the President and Director of RightOfTheDot, LLC, an Internet consulting and advisement firm, co-founded by him and domain industry legend, Mike Berkens. RightOfTheDot, LLC specializes in new and existing TLD consulting, board advisement, as well as other domain services sales, marketing and strategy. Currently the firm is helping companies maximize profitability and strategic direction for the new and existing gTLD program set to roll out later this year.

“I chose to invest and take an active role in Domain Holdings because I really believe in and respect the leadership, like the differentiating and leading technology offering, and know that my contribution can further the strategic direction and success,” Monte Cahn said, also noting that RightoftheDot, LLC has chosen Domain Holdings Group as one of its partners for providing premium domain sales and monetization for new and existing TLD clients.

Prior to starting RightOfTheDot, LLC, Cahn founded and was the CEO of Moniker.com in 1999, which he grew to become a Top 7 ICANN Accredited Registrar and a leading domain monetization company during his 10-year tenure. Cahn successfully brokered the historic sales of Wallstreet.com and Autos.com, recognized as the first $1 million and $2 million sales in the industry respectively. Cahn is also responsible for selling more than $300 million in domain names in the last 10 years, including seven-figure sales of Cameras.com, Dating.com, Photo.com, Bored.com, CreditCheck.com, as well as industry-leading sales of Slots.com for $5.5 million and others. Under Cahn, Moniker was widely considered the industry’s leading premium domain auction and brokerage company.

Cahn is also credited with starting the very first domain brokerage company in 1996. He pioneered and innovated what are now considered industry standard services, including: WhoIs privacy, domain escrow, domain appraisals, bulk domain management, domain security and theft prevention, stealth acquisitions and live domain auctions.

“Monte brings with him a range of knowledge dating back to the mid-90s where he was able to contribute services that widely shaped the industry and are still in use today,” Domain Holdings Co-Founder John Ferber said. “That type of forward thinking fits with our philosophy as we add to our brokerage and monetization services.”

About Domain Holdings

Domain Holdings is a world-class service provider in the buying, selling and monetizing of domain names. The company was co-founded by Chad Folkening, a longtime domain industry veteran, and John Ferber, co-founder of Advertising.com which was acquired by AOL for approximately $500 million in 2004, and whose collective online products and services have grossed more than $3 billion since 1996. DomainPower is an end-to-end domain monetization platform and marketplace. Like us on Facebook and Follow Us on Twitter.

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DFG: Cahn and Berkens Launch Right Of The Dot

February 1st, 2011 Comments off

Right Of The Dot LogoAs officially announced in a press release this morning, industry veterans Monte Cahn and  Michael Berkens have partnered up to found Right Of The Dot. The new firm is an Internet consulting and advisement firm specializing in new and existing TLD strategy, board advisement, premium domain and market positioning, sales and services.

Monte Cahn had recently left Moniker, the registrar, auction company and broker he founded. Berkens founded Worldwide Media Inc., which owns and manages more than 75,000 domains, as well as a retail site, MostWantedDomains.com. He also is the publisher of the domain industry blog, TheDomains.com.

It appears that the domain name of the company, RightOfTheDot.com was recently purchased from Frank Schilling’s DomainNameSales.com inventory.

“The domain industry is preparing for a new era of rapid change and a complete shift in how investors and businesses think about domains and online presence,” said Cahn. “Enormous opportunity lies ahead for registries, registrars, entrepreneurs, investors and corporations. But the question is, how will you navigating the ever-expanding opportunities? Knowing how to make the most of your time and assets is invaluable, and that’s where RIGHT OF THE DOT comes in.”

Right Of The Dot services:

  • Marketing & sales strategy for new and existing gTLD’s , sTLD’s, ccTLD;s and IDNs
  • Brand protection and strategic analysis for registries, registrars and corporations
  • New and existing TLD brokerage and auction strategy
  • Corporate expansion and growth planning
  • Domain investment and development
  • Mergers, acquisitions & successful exit strategies
  • Maximum domain monetization
  • Premium domain name brokerage and stealth acquisition consulting services


Monte Cahn Leaving Oversee.net and Moniker.com at End of December

December 3rd, 2010 Comments off

Monte Cahn At Affiliate Summit West 2009

Oversee.net , parent company of Moniker.com, announced today that Moniker.com founder Monte Cahn will no longer be with their organization effective December 31, 2010

Oversee purchased retail registrar Moniker.com at the peak of the domain name auction boom in 2008, when Moniker had been enjoying a string of huge auction events during TRAFFIC conferences.  The company soon merged Moniker and Snap operations and launched new live auction formats and new auction events.  Moniker lost the contract to TRAFFIC events shortly after the Oversee purchase but pushed out some more impressive auction results with these new events and at DOMAINFest.

“I want to express my sincere gratitude to all those that have worked with me at Moniker, SnapNames and Oversee and helped build an industry-leading brand and company.  I know that their successes as individuals and as a company will continue for years to come,” said Cahn.  “I also want to express my thanks to our loyal customers and business partners who believed in and contributed to the domain name industry.  It has been a real pleasure serving the industry for the past 15 years.”

Cahn is a well known figure and some have even coined him “the hardest working guy in domains“. I’m sure we’ll see a lot more from Monte in the future.

Company press release after the jump

Domain Name Industry Pioneer Monte Cahn Will Conclude Relationship With Oversee.net

Cahn Plans Departure At End of Contract Period on December 31

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (December 3, 2010) — Oversee.net® said today Monte Cahn, the founder of Moniker® and a widely-known domain name industry pioneer, has elected to leave the company at the conclusion of his contract later this month.

“Oversee appreciates all of Monte’s contributions to the company and to the industry,” said Oversee CEO and President Jeff Kupietzky.  “We respect his desire to part ways and look forward to working with him in new capacities.”

Cahn joined the organization in December 2007, after Moniker’s acquisition by Oversee.  He was instrumental in the successful integration of the retail registrar function into Oversee’s other operating divisions, and continued his prominent industry role as a leader and facilitator of domain name sales through private and live domain name auction events.  During his time with Moniker, Cahn helped create and introduce inventive services like domain name appraisals, escrow, theft protection, WhoIs privacy, bulk name and asset management, and live domain auctions.

“I want to express my sincere gratitude to all those that have worked with me at Moniker, SnapNames and Oversee and helped build an industry-leading brand and company.  I know that their successes as individuals and as a company will continue for years to come,” said Cahn.  “I also want to express my thanks to our loyal customers and business partners who believed in and contributed to the domain name industry.  It has been a real pleasure serving the industry for the past 15 years.”

Cahn will leave the Oversee organization on December 31, 2010.

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