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Huge Opportunity Given by Adam Dicker


I was checking into DN Forum on Friday, and I saw a post from Adam Dicker that will likely immensely help a few domain investors who want to take their fledgling businesses to the next level. Adam is going to mentor a small group of dedicated domain investors to help them learn how they can make a nice living from domain investments.

There will be no fee to participate, although those who are selected will be required to have a set amount of funding available. There are some other requirements to this offer, as Adam wants to be sure that the right people are selected:

  • You must love this business.
  • You must be willing to buy between 300 and 1000 domains for reg fees, 1000 would mean you need at least 7-8k spend, 300 would mean you need about $2400 spend initially.
  • You need money to make money.
  • You have time to sit on them and wait if necessary, buyers will come to you. Some will come quick some will take 2 years to approach you.
  • You must be the only person from your state,city or province in this, in other words, only one person per state will be allowed in.
  • You must be willing to sign an NDA that says you won’t take what you’ve learned and multiply it behind the groups back.
  • You must follow the instructions and place the names in marketplaces with the suggested minimum bids.
  • You must not be a know it all, and you must know what you don’t know.
  • You must be willing to learn how to negotiate all over again.
  • You must be open minded as I will be sending you lists of domains to register, don’t think just register.
  • You must have been a member here in good standing for the last 6 months.
  • You will be buying your own domains in your own account, no money will ever come to me
  • You will be selling domains through your own accounts, no money will come to me, I will however accept tips as you get richer.
  • You must understand that domaining is 24/7 buisness, you can sleep when you’re dead.
  • Seasoned pros need not apply as they usually think they already know everything.
  • Some sites will be developed out because they will merit more money developed out.
  • There will be no hardcore adult names involved.
  • You must love money.

While most of these requirements seem like they’d be a given for someone interested, there are a few that may be limiting for some aspiring domain investors. When I saw it, I emailed Adam to ask why he was doing it, and his response was simple and altruistic. “Not enough people pay it forward and that’s what we are on the planet for, to make someone else’s life better.”

To be considered for this opportunity, you need to reply in the DN Forum thread by 11pm on Sunday night (tonight). This looks like a great opportunity if you fit the requirements. If you are chosen, I wish you great success in building your knowledge and business.

As mentioned in the comment section, there is risk with this as with any type of investment.

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Comments (85)


    You pay it forward by doing a good deed, that doesn’t involve that person on the receiving end to take a risk.

    This is simply a business proposition that has no guarantee.

    Those who participate should know there is risk.

    July 10th, 2011 at 11:08 am

      Elliot Silver

      “This is simply a business proposition that has no guarantee.”

      @ Samer

      That is a very good point…. there’s always risk involved in any type of investment and likely no guarantees. If I was just starting out though or wanting to get serious, I’d rather take a risk with Adam’s guidance than on my own.

      July 10th, 2011 at 11:09 am



    Taking a risk with someone’s guidance is fine. But, not letting others believe there is risk is another problem on its own.

    My point was simply to warn anyone that no matter who you respect, or how successful you believe them to be. This is not how you pay it forward.

    If anyone has been in domaining long enough. They know there is no strategy to register domains today and guarantee success within 2 years.

    July 10th, 2011 at 11:21 am

    Elliot Silver

    @ Samer

    I agree, and I assume people would realize there’s always a risk.

    I don’t think you should have to tell people to wear a helmet when riding a bicycle, but some people need that reminder even though it seems pretty obvious.

    July 10th, 2011 at 11:24 am

    Adam Dicker

    I would take Samer Jouaneh’s comments with a grain of salt, he was a member of for years and then decided to start his own domain forum on He has been sued and served by my lawyer in the Superior Court of Canada based on his actions. So you can see why he tends to question anything I do. See you in court Samer.

    July 10th, 2011 at 11:53 am

    David McMarren

    I read the pitch as “I’ve got an idea and I’m not sure it’s going to work, so I’m going to use your money to try. If it’s right I win with you and if it’s wrong you loose your money”. Looking at the totality of DNF’s history as a guide. It was a great forum, then it got slow and fragmented and politcs ruled there – then it slid against other forums. Now it’s not as relevant. What if the “samer” thing happens to this venture. I’m not sure Adam’s help is worth the risk. I for one don’t want to live under some lifetime of servitude to Adam if I put my capital at risk. If you fail miserably you’re on your own. The whole pitch just seems a bit salesey. Perhaps I’m misinterpreting this. I’m probably excluded anyway as I only “like” money – I don’t “love” it. :- )

    July 10th, 2011 at 12:16 pm


    Where are Adam’s sales on Ron Jackson’s top sales list?

    He runs a forum so he’s qualified to mentor people in business?

    July 10th, 2011 at 12:19 pm

      Elliot Silver

      @ Ha

      I haven’t emailed Ron Jackson about a sale I’ve made in 3-4 years. You can see a selection of my sales from the last few years here (none have been publicly reported):

      Point being that just because someone doesn’t submit a sale, doesn’t mean they’re not proficient at selling. Also, DNJournal doesn’t list the owner of the names that sell.

      July 10th, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    Adam Dicker

    Try using your real name then you may be taken more seriously.

    I have made quite a few sales, I don’t need to pound my chest to feel good about my sales.

    July 10th, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    Adam Dicker

    @David McMarren

    I am using my own money for this and will continue to. Never did I see I am not sure this is going to work.

    July 10th, 2011 at 12:29 pm


    Adam has done very well in the domain industry and now is paying it forward! I don’t see why people have to question his motive or why he would risk his reputation.

    I’d simply pay the $700 for the one on one coaching because I’m sure that alone is well worth it and I have been around in this industry for several years.

    I think I am missing a couple pieces of the puzzle and the reason I signed up and look forward to his offering if I am accepted.

    July 10th, 2011 at 2:01 pm


    Thanks for relaying this offer, Elliot.

    “I’d rather take a risk with Adam’s guidance…”

    Totally agree.

    IMHO, it’s a worthwhile risk which I would assume gladly.

    Don’t most people want to get close to God even if it’s a Dot Com God? :)

    July 10th, 2011 at 2:15 pm


    Do you have the Adam Dicker Scholarship?

    July 10th, 2011 at 3:49 pm


    That one made me laugh Trico. Amen ! :D

    I find it a very intresting offer. G’luck with the project.

    July 10th, 2011 at 3:53 pm


    “Those who can’t do teach”

    You don’t need to pound your chest, but how exactly are you qualified to instruct others… what qualifications do you have that can be seen other then running a forum? And don’t mention domains you bought 10 or 15 years ago and sold for a nice profit because that isn’t relevant to hand reg’ing domains today and selling them.

    Something I see very often on the IM forums is the “let me help you out threads” where someone gives some free tips and next thing you know if you want to get his insider secrets you need to pay for the 1 on 1 coaching.

    July 10th, 2011 at 4:06 pm


    Adam, why so defensive bro?
    if you expect people to follow you with their hard earned money, you surely must be able to tolerate a few questions.

    July 10th, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Adam Dicker


    I have no issue with questions. It’s comments from people that hide their identity that make me laugh.

    July 10th, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Adam Dicker


    Your correct, just because I bought names years ago and made $ from them isn’t relavent. Look all you want for that scam ‘now pay me $500 to get the real secrets’ but you won’t find that with me.

    Now how about posting under your real name.

    July 10th, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    Jim Henry

    This is nothing but a desperate attempt from Adam to draw attention to his declining forum.

    I also learned that Adam invented the term domain name forum. He also evidently has a university degree. Resigned from GoDaddy because it was time to move on. Operated a thriving satellite business in Canada. And numerous other TM battles where he was victorious. Oh yes. This has been quite educational.

    July 10th, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    Elliot Silver

    @ Adam

    These are the days I wish I had Facebook comments installed. It would keep away the people who are scared to post under their real names.

    July 10th, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    Tanya Seely

    I would not trust my money to someone that says “you must pay it forward” and in another breath bashes people in the industry, like Morgan Linton.

    “…I will however accept tips as you get richer.” Are you joking? Paying it forward but you need a 15% commission on a $300 sale. Please.

    Nothing makes me think this is worthy of anyone’s time or money. Stick to reading Elliot’s blog, which is full of pearls of wisdom every day. Or go watch his interview on DomainSherpa – that is well worth it from a true expert like Elliot.

    July 10th, 2011 at 4:47 pm


    “…what qualifications do you have that can be seen other then running a forum? ”

    “…gives some free tips and next thing you know if you want to get his insider secrets you need to pay for the 1 on 1 coaching.”

    “if you expect people to follow you with their hard earned money…”

    I know of Adam but I don’t know him personally and he certainly doesn’t know me but let’s put things in perspective.

    No one has to participate in Adam’s offer and because of the restriction on the number of participants not everyone that wants to get involved will be able to…at least initially.

    Adam is not asking for any payment to him. He’s not selling a course or an ebook.

    I read through the criteria and I did not see anywhere that you had to sign a Contract locking you into the program.

    It seems to me, if at some point you are not happy with Adam’s program and guidance, you can just stop.

    Any monies spent are to register domain names for your own account.

    It wouldn’t be realistic to expect Adam to also pay for “our” domains…but if he offers… :)

    Do you really believe Adam has an ulterior motive to try and get you to eventually pay for Private Coaching?

    If he did, you can bet the his Bait and Switch would be reported all over the domaining community.

    I don’t believe Adam would risk his reputation.

    As far as qualifications, does anyone believe Adam does not have a wealth of knowledge and experience?

    Do you believe Adam was hired as VP of Domain Aftermarket at GoDaddy based on his looks?

    The man is obviously a Doer not a Talker and he’s offering to share his knowledge and experience gratis.

    It’s a good offer.

    If you are content with everything you are doing, you may not be interested in Adam’s offer.

    I, for one, am always open to learning. I love learning a new way or just a different way.

    I think you should give Adam’s program a chance before you bash it or at least wait until the participants share their experience.

    It’s only fair.

    July 10th, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Adam Dicker


    It’s easier for those at a distance to bash so they do. Eveyone that’s decent at what they do gets bashed. I am used to it.

    The haters just make it that more fun to succeed.

    July 10th, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    Elliot Silver

    @ “Tanya”

    Nobody is forcing you or anyone else to do this. I personally think this is a great opportunity for some people.

    July 10th, 2011 at 5:04 pm


    I was very curious until “must love money”. I may not know anything about domaining but I know when I see “must love money” in an ad the result is usually not money. Hoping this will be different for those “chosen” . Adam is certainly not dumb and has more than proven himself. Just didn’t come across as the helping kind. Good to see he’s found his mission.

    July 10th, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    Adam Dicker

    @Tanya Seely

    I have nothing against Morgan Linton, in fact I think he is a marketing genius. I just didn’t agree with one comment he made and that was it.

    July 10th, 2011 at 5:30 pm


    Adam Dick is no different than you or I or the used car salesmen.

    If I can make a buck from you, you bet your balls I will “steal” from you.

    Remember folks, this is AMERICA-the land of opportunity.

    His next business venture is

    July 10th, 2011 at 5:31 pm


    marketing genius——that is the word!!!

    You can have the best product/idea but if you cannot sell, you are useless.

    I am a marketing genius too!!!

    July 10th, 2011 at 5:34 pm


    Interesting idea, it would make for some excellent blogging if someone followed the progress over a period of time.

    Good luck to everyone involved

    July 10th, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    Elliot Silver

    Sometimes I feel like I could offer $500 for doing nothing and there would be people complaining that there was an ulterior motive.

    July 10th, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    Sounds Like a Good Deal

    Sounds like a great deal. I bet a big part of it is to promote Dn Forum or the new Showcase Manager, but it is still a good deal for those who take him up on it.

    You can’t expect total charity. It will help out those who learn, and also help jump start his new domain sales platform.

    July 10th, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    Jim Henry

    @ Gazzip

    I will make a wild prediction. Results will be mixed. Adam will proclaim success. No one will know the real truth because there will be a cloud of stinky haze surrounding this whole thing.

    @ Elliot

    Nice try to simplify the issues to the point of insulting our intelligence. No one is giving free money away here. Just because you are getting some nice traffic on your blog, dont kiss adam’s ass like people on his forum do.

    Btw, FYI everyone…karma is spelled with a k, not charma. And its a real bitch I hear.

    July 10th, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    Elliot Silver

    Why are you such a cowards that you need to use a Canadian proxy service and pseudonym to comment? I have no need to kiss anyone’s ass, and my blog gets plenty of traffic.

    You spund like a real loser though since you seem to have nothing better to do on a summer Sunday than hang out on my blog and post cowardly comments. If you’ve got a beef with someone be a man about it and use your real info.

    July 10th, 2011 at 6:10 pm


    For the record, several years back Adam invited a group of us to dinner through and not only did he pay for the dinner he also took the time to explain how to make money selling reg fee domains and with in the first 30 days I sold 5 reg fee .com’s and made $2000US. Those of you questioning him have every right to it, the only reason I’m posting here is just to clarify that he does know what he is talking about. I spend a good 2 years buying .com’s and other tlds and never made much money before the dinner with Adam, that night my sales/marketing strategy changed for the good. Thanks to Adam Dicker advice I have managed to sell more .com’s.

    Adam and one other person have had the biggest impact on my Domaining courier and thanks to his advice I continue to make money on a monthly basis and near the $100 000 US profit level. I operate 100-200 .com’s a year and about 2% of my portfolio is long term and the rest are for flipping!

    Word of advice stick with .com’s! Thousands of .com’s expire everyday and their is no need to invest in any other extension, my personal opinion is that its nothing but a cash grab!

    No one is perfect in life, we all will face up and downs and investments are no different! Their is risk involved in everything. Adam has always been a generous Human and a great Administrator on his forum.

    If I would have missed the dinner that night with Adam, I assure you I would be no were near the $100 000 surplus. Keep in mind I started my Domaining Investment in 2005 and like the rest of y98.9% Domainers on the planet I started late and realized it’s never to late to flip a reg fee domain for a profit!

    Adam played a big role in GoDaddy’s auction platform, he changed the system for us with the largest and most profitable registrar in the market, if he is not qualified then we better start praying to the Domaining GODS! Ooops I forgot Adam is one of the many DotComGod’s!

    July 10th, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    Adam Dicker


    Most People know to ignore people that post under aliases.

    No worries, I know who the Canadian using the proxy is. He likes to hide behind multiple identities and has a long history of posting under all of them.

    Keep us the great work Elliot.

    July 10th, 2011 at 7:36 pm


    Adam -
    Looks like an amazing opportunity, and I’d really love to be able to do something like this, as it would be an invaluable learning experience, and I’ve wanted to get involved in the domain industry for a while, but was always too nervous to take that step, because I didn’t want to trust myself without any experience, but I think I have what it takes…
    The problem is that I can’t spend too much at this point because I’m still in school and don’t have much to begin with, and have only been a basic member of the forum, but if for some reason there’s anything to talk about, I’d love to be in touch.
    Either way, it’s an amazing opportunity for the right people, and anyone doubting Adam’s intentions and the opportunity clearly doesn’t deserve the chance to be involved. No one’s going to force you to grab a good opportunity, if you’re not interested, move on, and do your own thing.
    And thanks Elliot for the post, and for bringing this opportunity to light (at least for me, since I don’t read the domain forums often enough)…

    July 10th, 2011 at 7:36 pm

      Elliot Silver

      Just as a FYI, I was not compensated for this post nor will I be compensated if anyone participates.

      July 10th, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    Bob F.

    As someone who is not that familiar with all the insider-domaining stuff/characters, but owns a few hundred domains myself, I have a couple thoughts.

    I don’t know what a reputation is worth, and don’t know much about Adam Dicker. That said, I would think if he has one and it is worth his livelihood, he’s going to do his best to help people do well and not “screw up.” Otherwise, how would it benefit him if everyone fails and a bunch of people are writing blogs about how ” Some idiot Named Adam Dicker Made me Lose 8 Grand on Domains”?

    Personal background ( and not claiming I would be an expert or even a good mentor/teacher): I own 300+ hand registrations. I have never lost money on a domain. I don’t really actively sell because my model is based more on farming the land and getting residuals for my crops. I personally find it hard not to make money with domains. Even if I had no income producing domains, I sell more than the registration costs every year in unsolicited sales. I have never listed a domain for sale, but people find me and make offers. If the offer is good, I take it. I usually only sell domains that aren’t really doing anything anyway, but I have a lot that are. I have sold several domains, most in the low to mid 4 figures, and no one knows or cares who I am. My sales aren’t high enough to get in the top sales lists, but that doesn’t mean I’m not making money- especially when they are all hand regs. I think I paid drop fees once or twice. Otherwise all my domains cost $1-7 initially.

    So I don’t really see anything outrageous or even overly risky about hand registering a few hundred domains. It doesn’t take that many sales to cover the costs, and I’ve found just about any decent domain can be monetized. I’ve monetized terrible names and made money. I have only found myself limited by time/desire. If you are able to put in the time/effort, I would assume there are several people in the domain industry that could be pretty effective mentoring people to do this. My own efforts have been limited to a couple friends and I have found sometimes even if you lay out a full step-by-step guide exactly what to do people fail because they don’t do anything. I have told people what domains to buy and exactly what to do, and then ended up getting them myself after they weren’t renewed.. and always made money. I’ve also had people buy domains from me for several grand and had no clue what they are doing, only for me to reacquire the domain a couple years later for nothing.

    July 10th, 2011 at 8:24 pm

      Elliot Silver

      @ Bob

      Thanks for the comment and insight.

      July 10th, 2011 at 8:26 pm


    Imo This is a great opportunity for us who are serious with domains and trying get to the next phase.

    While I may not be a “full time” or make 100k overall I am happy with my growth and some nice long term holders I got.

    I was always wondering of a user name on a domain forum and after 3 years he finally told me who he was. We talk a lot, he is from the old school and I am grateful of his help. He is a wonderful mentor and one day I hope to meet him and thank him in person.

    When I get to full time stage, I plan to take care of 6 to 8 domainers who have helped me along the way. (Elliot being one) and do a weekend trip to Vegas with people who have helped me along my journey.

    I am unfortunately not a dnforum user and I respect Adam. Great opportunity. I wish I could be a part of this great opportunity even though I’m a part time domainer and profitable one.

    If domaining was so easy, every household would be doing it.

    July 10th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Adam Dicker


    It’s people like you this is meant to help, email me at and I will get you in.

    All the best,

    July 10th, 2011 at 9:09 pm


    For the record I’m a huge fan of Adam’s and DNForum. I am sure those who participate in this program will learn a ton and Adam has a good track-record of success in the industry so is a great fit to be teaching this.

    Not sure why everyone is bashing him right now, he’s a good guy who has supported the industry and provided an incredible amount of free advice and help to Domainers all over the world.

    That’s just my two cents – now off for a jog/hot tub/wine…which each of you should be doing at least one of those three things :)

    July 10th, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    Elliot Silver

    @ Morgan

    I spent the day at the beach and poolside. About to crack open a cold Sam Adams.

    July 10th, 2011 at 9:16 pm


    No wonder a lot of top domainers don’t do blogs or give advice. There are always jerks and sideliners out there who question everything and offer nothing. If you can’t see the value of getting domaining advice from an industry veteran who has accomplished a lot, you are hopeless and lost!

    July 10th, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Adam Dicker

    Thank you and I agree.
    It’s just advice, nobody is saying anyone has to take it, they can take it and ignore it if they like.

    Just because I send you a list, it is totallly up to you to register the domains or just ignore the list and move one with your life.

    But if you buy 100 and sell just one that year, you are up about 200% profit and still have 99 more to sell or drop at the end of that first year.

    buy 100 @ $8 = $800, sell one at $2400=$2400 $2400-$800=$1600 Profit.

    July 10th, 2011 at 9:36 pm


    I have been domaining since late 2007. Here are my 2 or 3 cents.

    I started with namepros , it was a great domaining forum from where i learned alot, then someone told me about dnforum after 6 months, I instantly signed up.

    To be honestly, met so many good people at dnforum, and ADAM is SUPERB AND CREDIBLE GUY.

    Through dnforum, i found elliot blog. After I joined dnforum, I have never looked back at namepros lol, i dont know its just personal because, i think dnforum has more credible members who you can do business with and all they care about is THEIR REPURATION.

    So the owner of the forum where members care about their reputation, you think the owner of that forum DOES NOT????

    If any of you who are posting here think that, you are dead wrong. This guy is real DEAL!

    I think people who are posting behind walls, are may be jealous or do not believe in opportunities that sometime come and knocking on their doors. They are so failed that sometime opportunity come knocking at their doors they would not want to open the doors and check it out. While its gone, they always leave their door open, and No opportunity comes in to their way.

    On the sidenote, I am not going to joining this program by ADAM, I am just posting this to add some postivity to ADAM character which bashed by people with no identity. These guys talk about ADAM achievements, and his income etc, but guys who are posting behind walls bashing him, can you guys disclose your achievements to make your statement about adam VALID.

    ADAM is not my friend, he is guy i know from dnforum, who is one of the nicest person and always resolved my issues on the forum within few minutes or so and very user friendly owner on the forum.

    So guys, yup, this is opportunity. Even driving a car involves risk, you may get to your destination without getting in to accident but the risk is always there to get in accident and get killed.

    But who can you get to your desitnation, if you never give a try. We still get in to our car and drive with the fact knowing there is a risk on the road of getting into accident.

    If you never start walking toward your goal, you will never achieve it. Pure simple.

    Adam is that same car, you can drive it, yup it has some risk. But guy is pure credible and reliable.

    Good Luck all and ADam and Elliot.

    July 11th, 2011 at 12:28 am

      Elliot Silver

      @ jin

      I am not involved with this, but I won’t decline a “good luck” from anyone :)

      July 11th, 2011 at 7:06 am

    LS Morgan

    Don’t really participate on forums much, but I don’t understand why people are criticizing the guy for offering to teach others a system that apparently has worked for him.

    Oh, wait….
    Yes, I do understand why people are criticizing him…
    Because whenever anyone ‘puts themselves out there’, there’s always a coterie of do-nothings who rise up to naysay the do’ers.

    Fuck the anklebiters.
    Good luck with your group.
    Hope you guys make a killing.

    July 11th, 2011 at 1:37 am

    Bill F

    I’ve put my name in. If I knew enough to clear 100K a year from domaining, I would be doing it all the time trying to push it 200 or 300K.
    Does Adam get something out of this? I sure hope so. Why should he do it for no benefit at all? However, I can’t imagine a case where he would get anything except trouble out of this if it doesn’t work. That means that he must believe it will work.
    He could be wrong, of course, but it’s less likely than me being wrong when I use the same funds for some other domain strategy.
    100 domain reg fees aren’t going to break the bank or the heart, and if they are this is probably not the best model for you right now. Better than watching my dollars sit there while they devalue.

    Heck, I hope I’m successful enough at domaining to have all the haters Adam does. Losers are loved by everybody.

    July 11th, 2011 at 6:45 am


    I definitely would be interested in this. Adam is a knowledgeable guy and I’m sure he’ll do his best to help all who participate succeed.

    July 11th, 2011 at 6:53 am



    I have many wrong thoughts about you such as credibility to your sales pitch etc. I would like to apologize for those bad thoughts. The first attempt when I tried to get to know you was through domainsherpa. I watched the whole interview and you have earned alot respect from my side.

    You guys are simply amazing giving it so much back to the people in this industry.

    I am not a hardcore domainer. But I do have transactionS in escrow which can proof where I Regged a domain for 8 bucks which i have sold within 14 hours from the registration for around 2000 $ with the help of YOU, ELLIOT!! and the escrow was done through, and I still have those transactions as completion status at, its not that iam blaberring here, but adding some credibility to your adivces and tips.

    Readers, or people who have double opinions for these guys like elliot , These guys like elliots adam are REAL DEAL!!

    Although I am not a hardcore domainer, but I do make around low xxx to mid xxx per day from revenue websites which i have built. and I only own about 10 domains.

    But I would like to say one thing, domaining tips and knowledge does help alot, if you are developer or hardcore domainer. What really helped me was tips from this blog !

    So Thank you Elliot. This is my last comment for this particular post lol.

    July 11th, 2011 at 8:00 am


    It’s a shame there are people who criticize someone like Adam who is one of the few people in the domain industry who offers knowledge for free.

    Anybody who is part of this business knows that nothing is guaranteed, let alone multiple sales, however I am grateful to anybody who can teach me 1 new thing.

    Well done Adam for this great initiative and Elliott on promoting it.

    Kind regards,


    July 11th, 2011 at 10:06 am

    Adam Dicker

    I re-opened the thread due to huge interest, please go and post in the thread if you haven’t already and are interested.


    July 11th, 2011 at 10:31 am

    Stephen Douglas

    @ Adam to Samer — what a beautiful, confident, and winning comment by Adam…

    The statement made by Adam regarding his choices are in my opinion, I see no not torts nor suable issues, so I’m proudly backing Adan up..

    As more info becomes available, I’m sure we’ll all be thinking “go Adam” for fighting for what he knows is RIght”.

    July 11th, 2011 at 10:42 am

    Adam Dicker

    Thanks Stephen, and for the record, I have no issue with Samer opening up a domain forum. I just wish he wouldn’t have chosen to call it when he knew full well after being a member of / for 4 years what dnf stood for and its reputation throughout the industry as DNF. Change the name Samer and the lawsuit goes away. Build your website on it’s own reputation and merit like many before you have chosen to do. This is not personal at all, it is a man trying to protect the brand he has spent 10 years building.

    July 11th, 2011 at 11:01 am


    Adam is offering folks an opportunity to share some domain business success with him. Always a risk. If his past record is any example of what to expect, I would put faith in Adam. I know him to be honest, savvy, tireless, funny and Canadian. Other than the last characteristic, all things we should aspire to. The beauty of it is he already has his idea baked and you just have to implement. This is what opportunities look like people. Good Luck!

    July 11th, 2011 at 11:08 am


    @ Adam

    “Change the name Samer and the lawsuit goes away. Build your website on it’s own reputation and merit like many before you have chosen to do.”

    I guess this goes to the question if the term “domain name forum” is a brandable company or is it a generic term.

    I don’t think it is fair if I started a site called Baseball Blog and thought I had full claim to the term.

    If you called your site AdamDomainNameForum and he copied then that is a different case as I would agree with you. But you picked very generic term.

    This is like all those UDRP’s that can go either way.

    July 11th, 2011 at 11:22 am

    Logan Flatt

    “I know him to be honest, savvy, tireless, funny and Canadian.”

    He’s Canadian??? Man, I’m not so sure about this opportunity now… ;-)

    July 11th, 2011 at 11:46 am


    Props to Adam to provide a mentoring program that doesn’t require a membership fee. Worst case scenario, you register 300-1000 domains and best case scenario you sell 10-20 (or more) general dot com domains for $250-$500 each and learn a thing or two…

    I do not see anything wrong with Adam saying its ok to leave tips if you make some serious cash…nothing different then the tip jar at Starbucks, except Adam is doing more then just doing their jobs that they get paid for and making/delivering coffee :-p

    Bitchers will bitch.
    Haters will hate.

    July 11th, 2011 at 11:50 am

    David Green

    I have known Adam for years. He recently personally called me from Canada offering some excellent advice on a serious business matter I am dealing with.

    Adam is honestly trying to help domainers succeed based in his vast experience and great success and certainly does not deserve getting flamed by some domainers, especially those who are afraid to use their real names.

    July 11th, 2011 at 12:03 pm


    ‘Interesting idea, it would make for some excellent blogging if someone followed the progress over a period of time. ‘

    there is a nda that is signed.

    July 11th, 2011 at 2:36 pm

      Elliot Silver

      @ bob

      My bet is the nda covers the strategy rather than results but I could be wrong.

      July 11th, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Alan Seletkovic

    Hello Adam,

    Your attitude to train people for free is quite enlightening and is like a breath of fresh air.

    When a life skill is given freely, with genuine wish to help others, that gift is priceless.

    I personally would be comfortable to contribute at least 25% of each sale for gaining such a skill.

    In effect, I would be happy to share 50% – 50% to help me sell my existing domains.

    To those who feel uncomfortable with the statement: “you must love money” and think that money is a necessary evil, I say:

    “Unless you lost everything and are facing the prospect of being destitute you will not respect the money. Money may not buy you love, but it will buy you a heck of a lot of comfort .
    And if you make money your servant and not master, just imagine how much good you can do with it”.

    Book me Danno!

    Best regards
    Alan from Down Under

    July 11th, 2011 at 4:45 pm


    So I’m confused, I visited the site (which I had never been to) and signed up for an account, but I have to pay a minimum of $19.95 just to be able to even post or send a PM?? I understand its a minimal investment but I’ve never visited a forum where they asked me to pay just to be able to post in even the most basic forum. Not bashing, just wondering if I’m actually missing something…

    July 11th, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    Adam Dicker


    Email me at and I’ll hook you up so you skip the memebrship fee.

    July 11th, 2011 at 4:53 pm


    Even tho Ive had no dealings (to my knowledge) with Adam, from what I can gather, theres no reason at all why this venture couldn’t end up wildly successful.
    At the end of the day if you can fine-tune your buying and succeed in the selling then you make money, whether it be domains or horse manure (which is big business in these parts heh). You cant expect people to just buy any old $hit!
    Having someone onboard with such a breadth of experience in both sides of the market is likely to give any project an odds-improving edge on turning a profit.
    I fail miserably on too many requirements to even consider being considered but Im sure interested to know how it turns out – good luck with it :)

    July 11th, 2011 at 6:55 pm



    “I know him to be honest, savvy, tireless, funny and Canadian. Other than the last characteristic, all things we should aspire to”

    Watch your words. Adam and I may send a moose to your house and drown you in Tim Horton’s coffee tonight.

    Canucks rule.


    July 11th, 2011 at 8:36 pm


    I joined DNF 2 months ago.
    I think Adam is good to give FOC training …but it seems he is one of best but hard professor I should better read his lessons than join his class …

    July 12th, 2011 at 4:00 am

    Bruce Tedeschi

    I already have 4200 domains but can always learn more… I am in MI, count me in.

    July 12th, 2011 at 9:55 am

    Mark Halpern

    @Adam – Kudos to you for taking such an iniative.
    @Elliot – Kudos to you for this article, I signed up.
    @Samer – I visited your forum, you should change it to cause 6 posts a day about sports/politics is no threat to the real Get a life and pick your own domain name.

    July 12th, 2011 at 11:14 am

    Jason Thompson

    Although I don’t use dnf much these days I do respect anyone who is willing to teach others how to succeed regardless of the price tag involved. There are a great deal of domainers in this industry who like to hide behind the scene and keep secrets to themselves when indeed we could all benefit and prosper together. I will be signing up for Adam’s program to check out what I can learn from him. :)

    Elliot, it was good meeting you a long time ago on the way up to the PB mansion, Adam keep up the good work, Morgan I will see you later this month for our meetup and Shane where’s my tshirt!

    July 22nd, 2011 at 8:31 pm


    Dear Adam,

    Your actions smack of “trademark bullying”.

    Forwarding to doesn’t
    mean you are exclusively entitled to the name “DNF”.

    And above all, “DN Forum” is merely descriptive of a “domain name forum” which you have no right to monopolize. Even your USPTO has not yet matured into a full TM.

    Why didn’t you choose something like “Adam’s List” if you wanted name exclusivity?

    July 31st, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Adam Dicker

    Typically posting behind and alias, gee I wonder who it is.

    I think I’ll let the Supreme Court of Ontario decide rather than you. roflmfao!

    Have a great day!

    July 31st, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Bruce Tedeschi

    Lot of haters in the world… You earned your success Adam. Screw the haters.

    July 31st, 2011 at 10:57 pm


    Dear Adam,

    Lecturing someone that they should build their reputation on the merit of their own name is far more laughable when the phrase “domain name forum” isn’t yours exclusively to begin with. It belongs equally to everyone in the public domain, and you have no exclusive right to preclude others from referring to their similar business with a purely descriptive name that affords no TM protection.

    Even @chris above agrees, and so do lot of others who have discussed your claim privately and know what the obvious outcome will be.

    The fact that you have not refuted any of my points so far and instead focus on irrelevant points speaks volumes to all here who are wittnessing your silence.


    August 1st, 2011 at 12:09 am


    Never never respond to those who hide behind the skirts of old ladies.

    This BullyWatch and OTHER hidden identities could be A Dicker himself–so TO keep the post running.

    Who knows!!

    Self Conspiracy.

    August 1st, 2011 at 1:46 am


    Dear Readers,

    Does anyone know why the comments are closed at:

    I was asking for evidence of Adam’s TM, and Lucius responded and appeared to immediately close the post for further comments.

    Can anyone shed some light on what’s going on here?


    August 1st, 2011 at 9:16 pm


    Hi Lucius,

    I hope you are here online. Is there something malfunctioning on your comments section?

    It seems that you closed it right after I asked you to prove that Adam has an exclusive TM for “domain name forum”.

    Did you close it accidentally or on purpose for some reason?

    August 1st, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Jim Henry

    I dont see the point in hashing out the merits of the case on blogs BullyWatch. Adam appears really confident in his case. The Superior Court of Ontario will decide this matter.

    August 1st, 2011 at 11:18 pm


    Hi Jim,

    Adam improperly raised the issue here with Samer above which had nothing to with Samer’s comment about investment risk. It is immature to assume that Samer’s comment was somehow motivated by his getting sued. Samer was clearly being civil and professional and on topic as you can clearly see above;
    it is Adam who has and is continuing to do just the opposite.

    If Adam wants to acknowledge that he was wrong to make such a connection to the lawsuit, then I can agree to stop.

    Until then, I have every right to discuss what Adam has started here and continues to show no sign of stopping here.


    August 1st, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    Bruce Tedeschi

    How about getting back to the the blog post. Layoff the lasuit stuff will you?

    August 1st, 2011 at 11:54 pm


    Bullywatch is obviously another one of Samer Jouaneh’s Multiple personalities. He should change the name of his board to and be done with this, cause that’s what it is. In the end Samer Jouaneh will lose as he should. Samer Jouaneh go back to crying in your pity pot you whiner and let this thread get back to what it’s all about.

    This case will be settled in court as others have said and not here on this blog. Samer Jouaneh you can’t convince us so go try and convince a jury. Good luck, you will need it.

    August 2nd, 2011 at 9:17 am


    Dear BullyWatchAlias,

    I am not Samer. It is your own denial that can’t accept that there could be a lot of others that support the truth.

    Why don’t you direct your comments towards Adam who derailed this thread away from the investment topic. It is clear that Adam’s derailment has backfired, and this thread with continue this way until we hear from Adam about his wrongdoing here.


    August 2nd, 2011 at 10:00 am


    The only posts I have made in this thread are the first two posts at the top and this one here. I will be making an announcement tomorrow at 11 AM ET on regarding the current pending issues.

    August 24th, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    Alan Seletkovic

    It’s been now around 9 months since this has started.

    Do we have any results of how well the members are doing?

    ~ Thunder From Down Under ~

    April 2nd, 2013 at 7:39 am

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