. Monte Cahn
Monte Cahn is Co-Founder and President of Right of the Dot, LLC, an Internet consulting and advisement firm specializing in new and existing TLD strategy, board advisement, premium domain and market positioning, sales and services. Most recently he is Founder and former President of Moniker.com, a Top 7 ICANN Accredited Registrar and former President of SnapNames.com, the leading online domain auction and expired names business on the web. Together these made up the Aftermarket & Registrar Division of Oversee.net, where he also managed more than 6 million domains, and 117 ICANN Accredited Registrars. Monte became president of SnapNames and VP of Sales for DomainSponsor, the internets’ leading domain monetization company, in 2008, shortly after Moniker was purchased by Oversee.
Monte has been pioneering domain name and virtual property aftermarket services since 1995, with an extraordinary focus on delivering customer satisfaction through specializing in Whois Privacy protection, Domain Monetization, Domain Escrow, domain name security, customer service, and value added products and services. During his time with Moniker.com, Monte helped many new and existing TLD’s of all types, have successful launches through registrar promotions, sales and auctions of premium domains, as well as continued marketing and sales support for those TLD’s through various touch points through the companies he operated and partnered with. Monte has more than 23 years of experience in the healthcare, high technology and Internet fields. He is an aggressive and successful sales and management professional with experience in marketing and selling Internet services, intellectual property and domain names, as well as other online information systems and services.
He started investing in domain names in 1995 and helped start the first online domain brokerage business on the Internet in 1996. Success includes participating in the sale of more than $300,000,000 in domain name sales & brokerage, including the industry’s first domain name sale for over $1 million dollars with the sale of Wallstreet.com and the industries first $2 million dollar plus domain sale with the sale of Autos.com in 1999. Many feel that these two industry record sales were responsible for dot com buying and selling frenzy that started in late 1999. Later, he sold the highest dollar domain in history with the sale of Porn.com for $9.5M and most recently the sale of Slots.com for $5.5mm. He is also the visionary behind Live and online Domain Auctions, bringing transparency and an open market mentality to the domain industry, and spearheaded the development of the only true Domain Escrow and Appraisal services available in the market. Monte has also owned several businesses and significantly contributed to the successful initial public offerings of Pyxis Corporation and MedicaLogic, Inc.
Consistently pioneering and inventing new products and services for the domain industry along with generating hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue, Monte was voted into the 2010 Domain Hall of Fame by his industry peers. He has spoken and presented at more than 100 industry conferences such as Ad-Tech, WebMasterWorld/PubCon, Search Engine Strategies/SES, Internext, The Strategic Forum, SMX, T.R.A.F.F.I.C., and DomainFest on the subject of domain names and intellectual property.
Monte Cahn created and is host of the Internet radio show “Domain Masters” on www.WebmasterRadio.fm, which airs weekly on Wednesdays at 7 PM EST. Monte graduated from University of Kentucky with degrees in marketing, biology, and business administration.
. Michael Berkens
Michael H. Berkens, Esq. is Co-Founder and Managing Director at Right of the Dot, LLC, an Internet consulting and advisement firm specializing in new and existing TLD strategy, board advisement, premium domain and market positioning, sales and services.
Michael founded Worldwide Media Inc., in 1997, which owns and manages an investment portfolio of more than 75,000 domains. In 1999, Worldwide Media launched its retail site, MostWantedDomains.com, which is responsible for tens of millions in domain sales among the business and domain community.
Michael holds a law degree (JD) as well as an LLM degree in Taxation from the University of Florida Michael is a domain valuation and development expert. His evaluation and expertise has been tapped in several of the highest profile sales and auction evens in recent years. Michael’s legal expertise is focused on tax law and intellectual property rights. His work in the domain industry includes cases related to the various rights of domain owners, domain investors and other intellectual property rights issues.
Since 2007, he has published a widely-read blog call TheDomains, in which he has written thousands of posts which have generated well over 35,000 comments. TheDomains.com has generated close to 2 million visits.
Michael has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and USA Today among other publications on the domain industry.
Michael holds a Juris Doctor degree (J.D.) from Stetson College of Law, and a Masters in Tax Law (L.L.M.) from the University of Florida. Michael was an associate Editor of the Stetson Law Review and has had articles published in both that publication as well as the University of Miami Law Review.