5 With… Karen Abraham
Although Karen won’t be known as Karen Abraham much longer, I thought it would be very appropriate to do a 5 with my beautiful wife to be, Karen. In November of 2004, Karen and I were taking the Amtrak train back to New York from Boston after Thanksgiving. Karen randomly sat next to me and I struck up a conversation with her. Long story short, it’s been a great 3.5+ years and we are getting married on Saturday.
Karen has always supported me 100% in my endeavors, and she has been especially supportive of my decision to start my own company. I listen to her opinion when it comes to buying and selling domain names, and I always — well usually — appreciate her advice and feedback. If Karen wasn’t in graduate school for clinical psychology, she could probably jump right in and become a domain investor.
1) EJS: What have you learned about the domain industry since we started dating?
KJA: I’ve learned about the high value of domain names. I couldn’t believe that someone would pay so much money for a domain name when I first met you, but now I understand the market better so I know why certain domain names have so much value. Domains are like one of a kind pieces of real estate or even art.
2) EJS: If you could own a personal domain name, which would it be?
KJA: I would own ClinicalPsychologists.com or DrKarenSilver.com. I think i own the latter (karensilver.com is a fully developed site already). These two names would be good for search engine purposes as someone would either search for me directly or would be looking for a psychologist and would find me. Unfortunately, you owned the first one and sold it!
3) EJS: Out of the following cities, Burbank, Secaucus, and Lowell, where would you rather go on vacation for a long weekend and why?
KJA: Burbank – I’d rather go to Burbank because the warm weather and proximity to LA would be great year round. I grew up not far from Lowell and live close to Secaucus, so it wouldn’t be exciting to take a long weekend to those cities.
4) EJS: What’s the best thing about marrying a domain investor?
KJA: Cha-ching! Just kidding. I love that you are entrepreneurial and are able to make your own hours. You are dedicated to what you do and I love being a part of this growing business. I also love that you can work anywhere… but…
5) What’s the worst thing about marrying a domain investor?
KJA: The blackberry addiction and non-stop working mentality!!
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