Everyone who is a daily fan (or content contributor) is curious of the details of the recent sale of Domaining.com. Everyone I asked to see what they think only had one guess as to who had the capital or the desire to own and run Domaining.com. Frank Schilling and Uniregistry.
Turns out they are not the buyers and never even reached out with any interest. I talked to two people at the conference that did have an interest but they both had two fears. One, that the price was too high to get a return. Two, that the content creators could go and form their competing site. I think neither are a real fear as Domaining.com could be monetized even better than it is. And I think Francois would agree. The language barrier has been very tough and a lot of energy has been expended to keep the brand strong. To the point of making a few enemies along the way. A new owner may be able to open those channels and add some new life to the monetization abilities. As far as content creators. I can’t speak for anyone else, but the amount of traffic received from Domaining.com has been a fair trade for utilizing the content. There are many sites that scrape the site but send no traffic. Those are sites I want to see close. They don’t send any traffic yet they duplicate the first few paragraphs of everything we write.
I tried to squeeze and blackmail the name of the new owner of Domaining.com but got nothing. He only said that it wasn’t purchased by my first three guesses. Frank Schilling, Chef Patrick, or BullS. All kidding aside I’m guessing the new owner is either Braden Pollock ( I guess I could just call and find out here but haven’t) , Luc Lezon (although he already told me he reached out but it was too expensive), or Mike Mann (if he buys it, it will be interesting).