I am very fortunate. I run a very public and open blog that most domain investors have heard of. They may not know me personally, but they generally know who I am. I generally don’t have a filter and if anything, I guilty of being too honest. It gives me trust and trust can be monetized. The way I monetize it is by getting domains pushed to me before I pay for them. I almost always use Escrow.com (a sponsor but still a great escrow company) for my transaction over $3K. Under that, if someone is willing to put the domain in my account first, I can paypal them the money quickly and save everyone fees. I am my own escrow. I get the domain and pay out the fees. They do it because they are pretty sure I wouldn’t screw them over and ruin my reputation. Most people that is.
But today I had someone act like I wasn’t going to pay or was paying quick enough. “Where’s My Money Man!‘. That’s the PM I get 1 hour and 12 minutes after a domain gets pushed into my account. Unlike many domain investors, I can’t sit in front of my computer all day. I have customers and employees to tend to. That often takes me away from my desk. When I have important online business to tend to I get back to it as quickly as possible. I realize the online world runs fast and 24 hours a day but many domain investors seem to just sit in front of their computers every second of the day. This guy was as impatient as I’ve met. I responded with an apology, explained why I took an hour and 15 minutes to pay, and then exclaimed. “You don’t have to worry about me “I’m Domain Shane Baby” even though I know it doesn’t mean a hill of beans to most. I still giggled when I typed it. Evidently this guy (shithead) is known for his temper and crass but turned out to be an OK guy. Just handles things a little odd and settled down after the DomainShane Baby comment.