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Kudos to the Domain Companies That Hire Domain Investors

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It might seem like the most obvious thing in the world, but I believe that companies who operate in the domain space should make a concerted effort to hire domain investors or people familiar with the domain space. In reality, I don’t see this happening as much as it should.

Andrew Allemann was recently hired by one of the leading domain companies, Directi, and I want to congratulate both he and Div on the hire. Andrew knows just about everyone that works in the space, and he knows all of the principals at the leading companies as well.  Very shrewd move. Similarly, Sedo recently announced that Dave Evanson was hired by the company, and I thought that was a smart move as well (as I previously noted).

Some people might argue against this for a variety of reasons including the fact that it can be tough sharing information with a potential competitor, it’s difficult to lure independent domain investors to a corporate environment, domain investors may leave the company and compete or take knowledge from the company, domain investors may not trust other domain investors with their information…etc.

While I can see where those arguments are valid, I still think it’s important to work with people who have a direct understanding of the business were in and the way domain investor entrepreneurs think. I look forward to learning more about Directi from Andrew, and Dave and I have already been in touch with regards to his new company.

PS: No, this most definitely isn’t a request for a job opportunity :)


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Comments (5)

    james

    Happens more then you think, Chef Patrick was hire by Oversee…

    October 13th, 2010 at 4:24 pm

      Elliot

      @ James

      True, and that was a while back… Dave and Andrew have been investing in domain names for many years, probably many more than the Chef.

      October 13th, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    borat

    where does I send a CV for these job ?

    October 13th, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    Josh

    I think it is a great pool to hire out of… Not like there is a school for domain investing to hire from :)

    It is also imo likely a small pool with only so many dozen REAL graduates. It is smaller still when you consider those ” grads ” are successful and likely even $100k a year is not worth their time or loss of business.

    Having a knowledgeable domainer in your pocket is worth several hundred thousand to 7 figs a year to a REAL domain company.

    Taking less would be an insult… remember the pool is SMALL.

    October 13th, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    LindaM

    Thats kinda what I was going to say. Surely the majority of domain investors sending in CV’s are the ones who couldnt quite cut it. Or maybe they just miss the thrill of having a boss, deadlines, office drama etc who knows. Anyway, until I see Elliot trawling the jobs pages Im sticking with it too haha!

    October 13th, 2010 at 8:58 pm

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