Three domain investors will be the next to try to restore DNForum to prominence.
Domain name forum DNForum has been sold to three domain name investors who will operate the site and hope to restore it to its former glory. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
I asked the new owners for a quick overview of who they are. One of the promising things about this trio is its geographic distribution. This gives them more timezone coverage as well as an multinational perspective.
Here are the new owners:
Oliver has been an active trader of high-quality domain names the past 10 years, both as a buyer and seller of domain names and also as a broker for many high-profile clients. Oliver is a well know trader amongst the regulars of the high-end domain aftermarket. Oliver is based in the Euro time zone.
John has been in the IT consulting business for the past 34 years. 15 years of those in the domain name business as a well-known short name investor. John also has a long and valued history at DNForum.com both as an active member but also as a moderator and administrator. John is based in the US.
Lars been in the domain name industry for the past 13 years as an independent investor and broker of short domain names at www.DNand.com. He carries an MSc in International business management and has a history in sales and marketing. Lars is based in Denmark.
All the best, would like to see it where it was when I joined over a decade ago.
Good Luck guys!
Reza Sardeha says
Good luck guys and all the best!
Dave Tyrer says
There are a number of comments about an Oliver Hoger in previous editions of Domain Name Wire:
John is a great guy and a class act.
I miss communicating with him on almost a daily basis.
(many years ago.)
I wish him well and good luck on this new venture.
Lars (AKA promo) is rude to everyone on other forums. He’ll be worse in charge as the dictator.
The data by Michael shows that Oliver Hoger shill bid at NameJet
I think DNForum is a breeding ground for all that is bad.
Richard Morris aka Bulloney says
“I think DNForum is a breeding ground for all that’s bad”
I concur, especially since I was just booted from DNForum by Lars himself PROVING your point. Thanks Keith
Mark Thorpe says
The wrong people own DNForum.com now. I don’t trust one of the new owners.
At least with Kevin and George you knew what you were getting, trust.
Oh that’s who Lars is? “promo” (Lars) was very unprofessional in dealings with him, no thanks. I don’t believe in or trust any of the new owners.
Richard Morris aka Bulloney says
Tim…I was just booted from the DNForum by Lars Lima who seems to think his “S” doesn’t stink. I’m fairly new to the domain industry, but I’m a pretty quick study. For some reason, Lars and his ilk feel threatened by me, and the opportunities I see in one of the most screwed up industries on earth. Stay tuned.
I’d like to know what fool or fools bought the site..It’s like finding out your wife has been cheating on you for years, the trust of that relationship is GONE and it will never come back.. They have 15 active members as I’m writing this. I blame the domain industry for pumping up Adam Dicker as a reputable guy, which led to investor confidence and a lot of people getting ripped off by him.