CNET editor Paul Sloan profiles Mike Mann

Sloan profiles a colorful character in the domain industry.

CNET executive editor Paul Sloan has a history of writing about the domain industry.

His Business 2.0 cover story about Kevin Ham back in 2007 is still talked about in the industry. More recently he wrote about .co.

Today he published an article about Mike Mann.

For many domainers Mann needs no introduction. He’s one of those domainers that’s not afraid to speak his mind (not that there’s any lack of people like that in our industry.)

The lead is Mann’s recent splurge for 14,962 hand registered domain names, but it also goes in to his history founding BuyDomains and numerous other startups.

Check out the story here.


  1. Rich says

    Andrew there’s no article about Kevin Ham writing
    Can you look in to that? “More recently he wrote about .co “

  2. DR.DOMAIN says

    Pretty even-handed story about Mike. The commenters on the other hand…responded like a “torch and pitchfork” lynch mob.They can’t seem to grasp that the free market extends to domains too.

  3. hmm says

    Wow he got creamed in the comments. Funny thing, the very thing domainers hold dear is what the general populace sees as illegal or immoral, the right to trade good names. The flip side of the contrived scarcity model we peddle.

  4. Paul Sloan says

    Andrew, thanks for the mention. I just looked and was actually impressed at how civil the comments are, considering the way many people react toward domainers.

    Sure, some comments are mean, but there’s a real discussion.


  5. Steve M says

    Thanks for another good article, Paul.

    Nice to see that you continue to “hunt bear” in the wild west that is the domain industry.

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