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Interviews

Deep Interview with Mason Cole from SnapNames

Interviews 21 de mayo de 2007 Tiempo estimado de lectura: 2,43 minutos.

Domisfera wanted to know more about the real state of SnapNames, so asked for an interview with Mason Cole. This is the result, if they are enough and relevant questions and comments from the readers, Domisfera will make a second interview.

Courtesy of Mr. Mason Cole

(1) What is your full name? Where do you come from?

Mason Cole.  I’ve been with SnapNames for six years.  Prior to that I was a partner at a marketing agency.


(2) What is your position and daily work in SnapNames? How is any day for you in the firm?

I oversee industry relations as well as our partnerships with registrars.


(3) What did you do before working in SnapNames?, How do you begin in the domaining world? 

At first I was in the financial services industry.  I then moved into technology marketing and was a partner at a marketing and public relations agency.  SnapNames was my client at that agency, and I left to work inside the company.  When I first arrived here, my primary role was publishing State of the Domain, an industry newsletter.


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Interview with Richard Schreier from Pool.com

Interviews 10 de abril de 2007 Tiempo estimado de lectura: 3,02 minutos.

 Domisfera wanted to know more about Pool.com, so asked for an interview with Richard Schreier.

Courtesy of Richard Schreier


(1) What is your full name? Where do you come from?

Richard Schreier, Ottawa (Canada).


(2) What is your position and daily work in Pool? How is any day for you in the firm?

As chief executive officer, I oversee strategic initiatives for Pool.com and manage day-to-day operations.

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Deep Interview about .tel domains with Benjamin Blumenthal from Telnic

.tel | Interviews 26 de marzo de 2007 Tiempo estimado de lectura: 6,08 minutos.

Domisfera wanted to know more about the real state of .tel domains, so asked for an interview with Benjamin Blumenthal, Director of Marketing of Telnic. This is the result, if they are enough and relevant questions and comments from the readers, Domisfera will make a second interview.


(1) [Domisfera.com] Could you tell us more about the history of .tel and when was it approved by ICANN?

[Benjamin Blumenthal] Telnic initially submitted an application to ICANN in 2000 for the .tel Top Level Domain (TLD). At that time, we believed that the internet and telephony industries would be converging quickly and that a top level domain would be needed to organize this space. With hindsight, our intuition has proven to be correct.

ICANN finally approved Telnic’s second application submitted in 2004. The final agreement was signed on May 30th 2006.  

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Deep Interview about .mobi domains with Pinkard Alan Brand from dotMobi

Interviews 22 de enero de 2007 Tiempo estimado de lectura: 11,26 minutos.

Domisfera wanted to know more about the real state of .mobi domains, so asked for an interview with Pinkard Alan from dotMobi.This is the result, if they are enough and relevant questions and comments from the readers, Domisfera will make a second interview.

Courtesy of Mr. Pinkard


(1)  [Domisfera.com] What is your full name?, Where do you come from?

[Pinky Brand’s response:] My full name is Pinkard Alan Brand. Everyone calls me by my nickname, which is "Pinky."  I am originally from Houston, Texas. Since 1998 I have been located in the Washington D.C. area after selling my first domain name related business (idNames) to Network Solutions. You can obtain information on my background and history by visiting my personal mobile site at pinky.mobi or my PC-based web site at pinkybrand.com.


(2)  What did you do before working in dotMobi?, How do you begin in the domaining world?

In the 80s I worked in the television news and advertising industries. In the 90s I became an entrepreneur and started investing in a variety of businesses. In 1996 I became very interested in the domain name industry literally after seeing the original InterNIC WHOIS site in the middle of the night. The next day I co-founded a ccTLD registration company called idNames that I later sold to Network Solutions when they were still a monopoly.  This company went from $0 to $33 million in annual revenue in 4 years. In 2002 I co-founded a corporate domain name registrar called Arcemus that we later sold to Iron Mountain. It does millions in annual revenue as well.  Again, you can obtain information on my background and history in the domain name industry by visiting my personal sites at pinkybrand.com or on mobile at pinky.mobi .


 (3) What is your daily work in dotMobi?, How is any day for you in the firm?

I am the Director for New Markets at dotMobi. That means I’m working with domain name professionals, domainers, content, brand and trademark owners and others worldwide to inform them about the mobile Internet ecosystem opportunity, to register .mobi names and how to develop relevant and compelling mobile Internet content.  I also share responsibility for policy and processes related to the allocation of our Premium Names.

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