Adam Dicker’s successful domain name forum, DNForum.com, is undergoing major changes. The forum will now have 4 full time paid admins, a unique “Forum Advisory Board”, and will have an advertising campaign. Details are found in this message Adam sent to DNForum members:
Dnforum has always taken a business like approach to the domain industry. In continuing to head down the business path, I feel at this time I needed to replace the current moderator system with paid in-house admin staff.
I have now assigned 4 Full Time paid admins plus myself to manage day to day activities of Dnforum. The admins and their responsibilities are listed below.
GiantDomains- Responsible for day to day activities of the forum.
ImpactAdmin- Responsible for day to day activities of the forum.
TechAdmin- Responsible all technical issues related to the forum.
NetGeek- Responsible for day to day activities of the forum and Forum Advisory Board (This will be explained later in this post).
DotComGod – Responsible for overall well being of the forum as well as constantly bringing new features and benefits to members.
I do appreciate all the efforts put forth by the moderator team that was previously in place. Their contributions have not gone unnoticed and I personally have been greatly appreciated all the hard work they have done to help build this forum to where it is today. I will be adding more paid administrators as we continue to grow and I hope they will consider that position if it is offered to them.
I want to be clear on this next point, the removal of the moderator team may look negative to some members but this is in no way related to moderator issues or performance. This is solely based on a business direction I need to take as I take the forum to the next level.
Under the new system, there will be a Forum Advisory Board ( FAB ) setup to suggest any changes, new features, directions the forum should take. The forum advisory board will consist of all active members with 2000+ posts. Once you reach 2000 posts you will automatically be given access to the FAB. I will also be personally adding some people that I feel would make great contributions to this group. Participation is not mandatory but if you wish a voice in the future direction of this forum it would be a great area to contribute to. The Forum Advisory Board will be headed up by Netgeek and I will be very active their as well.
I am planning a major advertising campaign starting in May 2005 as well a press release due out in the next 2 weeks to all major newspapers, magazines and radio stations.