Featured Attendee: Manish Lunja

Title: CEO
Website: brandpros.com
Twitter: @manishlunja
LinkedIn: /manishlunja

Fast Facts

Location: Ahmedabad, India
Time spent in the domain industry: 5 Years
Favourite extension: .COM
Tell us which domain you wish you owned: LasVegas.com
Currently reading: The Spy by Paulo Coelho
Your mentor: Deepak Daftari


Describe your company. How long have you been there, and what led you to this career choice?
I founded BrandPros.com Inc. a couple of years ago as a way to work closer with my clients. Currently, we are developing our own portfolio of generic and keyword domains and helping our clients to invest/divest their domains.

How would you describe what you do in a single sentence to a stranger?
I help my clients to buy and sell premium domain names through my professional network.

Latest and greatest accomplishment in your career?
Selling MAQ.com for $50,000 which I bought for $17,000 a couple of years back.

What are your thoughts on the new TLDs?
They still have a long way to go as far as their adoption and acceptance is concerned. Some of them look promising but any successful business with new TLD domain would eventually need to buy the .com.

How has GDPR affected your business, if at all?
Not much. But they need to do something about the WhoIs information

What kinds of changes to you foresee in this industry within the industry in the next year? The next 5 years?
I don’t think much will change with the domains. If anything, demand will continue to increase driving up the average sale price.

Who would you like to hear speak at NamesCon? Why?
Deepak Daftari, Father of Indian Domaining, and Nat Cohen from Telepathy.com.

What are you most looking forward to at the upcoming NamesCon?
Dedicated quality time to network with industry friends as well as meeting industry newcomers.

What industry trends or topics do you think will be at the forefront of panel and keynote discussions this year?
Chinese and Crypto domains along with an increase in demand and value of generic keyword .com domains.

What was one of your biggest “Aha!” moments in life?
Learning about cryptocurrency.

If you had fifteen extra minutes each day, what would you do with them?
I would buy more domains 🙂

Who has been the biggest influence on your life, and what did they teach you?
My dad, he taught me to be genuinely nice to people and always choose relationship over money.

What are you proudest of in your life?
My composure and ability to remain calm in most situations

Name 3 things you can’t travel without.
My laptop, my cellphone, and tea!

What was the best advice you were ever given?
Do justice with your work and respect the trust that people have in you

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