Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands How long have you been in the domain industry? Buying and investing for 8 years. With Undeveloped.com since July 2015 Favourite extension: .com, .de, .amsterdam Domain name you wished you owned: Domains.com Now watching: Homeland
Describe your company and how long you have been there? With Undeveloped, we’re reshaping domain name trading by making millions of unused domain names available to empower the new businesses, and projects of tomorrow. We’re a close knit team and we are motivated to grow our customer base, as well as our team. As a company, we put great value on connecting buyers and sellers by facilitating open and transparent negotiation for domain names. It’s an exciting time to be part of this steep growth environment, and I have been part of Undeveloped.com since July 2015.
Can you tell us about how your service or product helps deliver value to your customers? We bring the values of transparency and openness for the buyer into the traditionally mostly seller-oriented domain trading industry. This leads to more negotiations and transactions between buyers and sellers which ultimately lead to higher value deals for our sellers.
What kinds of changes do you foresee within the industry in the next year? 5 years? Domains will become more of a commodity than they already are. Regular folks will begin to invest in domains as they will begin to be seen as a stable investment. This will lead to more liquidity in the industry and the reseller market will become even more dominant for domain investors.
What are you most looking forward to at the upcoming NamesCon? Catching up with all the interesting people I met at ICANN | 54 in Dublin while meeting some of our new customers for the first time face to face in Vegas.
What fact about you would surprise people? That I am British and American.
How does your career compare to what you envisioned in your youth? Coming from a family without much money, I’ve been able to do much more than I could have ever imagined as a young boy. I never thought I would have travelled to all corners of this amazing planet through my business and personal travels while having the financial resources that seemed well beyond my reach when I was a young lad.
How would you describe what you do in a single sentence to a stranger? I help bringing people together so that they can buy and sell domains through quick, easy, and secure transactions.
If you had fifteen extra minutes each day, what would you do with them? Meditate.
What’s the most recent thing you learned (big or small)? Material wealth doesn’t buy happiness.
Where is your favourite place to escape? The gym.
What was the best advice you were ever given? Live today as if it was your last