Featured Attendee: Simon Saleem

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Simon Saleem
Domain Broker — Above.com
Twitter: @above_domain


FAST FACTS

Location: Portland, Oregon
Time spent in the domain industry: 3 years
Favourite extension: I don't have one favorite; they all have different roles in business.
Tell us which domain you wish you owned: Apple.com – because I like fruit.
Currently reading: Young Money by Kevin Roose

Q&A

Describe your company. How long have you been there and what led you to this career choice?
Above.com was built by domain investors and for domain investors. I have a background in the domain industry and have always enjoyed the sales process, so it was a natural landing place for me once they opened their brokerage division.

NamesCon is all about business networking. Can you tell us a story about the success of a meeting at NamesCon?
What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas ;) But on a serious note, any time a large group of like-minded people have the chance to get together and collaborate, great things are bound to happen.

Can you tell us about how your service or product helps deliver value to your customers?Above.com helps domain investors earn more and work less. How can you beat that?! We provide data and technology to find opportunities and support decision-making in every area of domain investing. Ask me about specific advantages.

How would you describe what you do in a single sentence to a stranger?
I broker premium domain names that can give brands, products and businesses a critical competitive advantage.

Tell us about your latest and greatest achievement.
Negotiating a win-win deal for the sale of Supernatural.com for $215,888 on January 11, 2018.

What are your thoughts on the new TLDs?
I’m a fan of new TLDs. They offer businesses and consumers a fresh opportunity to register short keyword domains that aren’t available in .com. But like anything new, I think it will take time for new TLDs to really catch on.

What are you most looking forward to at the upcoming NamesCon?
Seeing old friends, meeting new people, and collaborating with like-minded attendees who understand the power of a good domain.

What fact about you would surprise people?
I’m a really nice guy :)

If you had 15 extra minutes each day, what would you do with them?
Research and buy domain names, of course.

What are you proudest of in your life?
The recent birth of my first child, my daughter Sarina.

Name three things you cant travel without.
Gym gear, Beats by Dre headphones, credit card.

Where is your favourite place to escape?
The country.

What was the best advice you were ever given?
Stay in your lane. Be grateful, have fun, and take care of others.


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