Alex Tajirian

Alex Tajirian

CEO at DomainMart
Joined on December 8, 2004 – United States
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About

Alex Tajirian is CEO of DomainMart. He launched the first domain-name secondary market in 1996. He has since pioneered the development of a number of domain-name valuation models and has written extensively on domain-name acquisition and negotiation strategies, advertising and marketing, solutions to cybersquatting and phishing, direct navigation, market structure, monetization, investment, and protection.

After completing his Ph.D. course work in economics at U.C. Berkeley, Tajirian joined Bank of America as a visiting scholar responsible for providing quantitative support to the trading floor. During his seventeen years of academic and practical experience, he has also taught finance at U. C. Berkeley’s Graduate School of Business (Haas School) and business policy and strategy as part of the university's Worldwide Programs. His nonacademic experience includes consulting experience with Morgan Stanley, Treynor-Arbit Associates, Financiometrics, and BARRA on financial-risk monitoring and valuation.

He has been invited to be a judge for the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. And has also been engaged as an expert witness for ecommerce-related litigation support, including federal antitrust cases, a panelist at the Domain Roundtable Conference, a speaker at the Internet Marketing Conference, and invited to speak at the Internet Show Middle East on social media marketing.

The Honorable W. Allen Pepper, Jr., a United States district judge, has qualified Tajirian as a federal expert witness meeting the Daubert standard for domain name valuations.

He has been retained for domain name related engagements by number of law firms including: Buter, Buzard, Fishbein & Royce, LLP; Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard, LLP; Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, P.C.; Gevurtz Menashe, P.C.; and Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

Retained to value the new Arabic TLD موقع (xn--4gbrim) – Arabic for "site".

He is also a member of the board of Third World Enterprises Ltd., a leader in the acquisition and online distribution of reggae-related intellectual property.

For a sample of his industry studies and opinions click here.

Comments

Leveraging Traffic Statistics to Manage Corporate Domain Portfolios

  • Comment posted Jun 14, 2018 7:30 pm PDT — by Alex Tajirian
    Agree

Facebook vs. Domain Names: Lessons from Cambridge Analytica

Leveraging Trademark Data to Drive Domain Name Strategy

New gTLDs and Concept of a Universal Directory

Domain Marketing for Powerful Branding

Making Sense of the Domain Name Market - and Its Future

How Much Should Startups Budget for a Decent Domain Name?

Cars.com $850 Million Valuation: Methodology Critique

Breaking the Mold: Reclassifying Over a Billion .XYZ Domains for Alternative Uses

The Future Internet I Want for Me, Myself and AI

Digital Identity and Branding: The Five Most Common Mistakes in Naming

Dot-Com is Still King - of Domain Name Disputes

A Lesson from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Domain Name Disputes

SEO Secrets of Keyword-Relevant Domain Extensions

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Should You Pay Ransomware Demands?

Confusing New gTLDs

Excessive Offers to Sell Domain Names: Evidence of Bad Faith or Bona Fide Business Practice?

Online Reviews Provide Insights into gTLD Customers' Needs

World Body Declares Cyber Security Top Issue

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Never Invited, but Always Present

Is .SUCKS Pricing Model Gaining Traction With Other Registries?

Understanding the Threat Landscape: Cyber-Attack Actors and Motivations

Is Sharing the Answer to .BRAND Top Level Domain Disputes?

Pricing & Promotions of TLDs - Is Your Billing System Holding You Back?

Dot Brands Should Not Rush to Market, but Build Effective Strategies First

Pricing & Promotions of TLDs - Is Your Billing System Holding You Back?

Live Streaming Apps: Piracy Trends Are-A-Changing

The Economics of Magic

The Internet of Stupid Things

Competition for Monopoly gTLDs

Metrics for New gTLDs Performance

Is Upping the Minimum Wage Good for the Information Security Industry?

Premium Generics, the Domain Industry's Luxury Goods

Active and Passive Internet of Things

Low Cost Economy Depends on Ubiquitous Affordable High Speed Broadband

Consumers Are the Serfs of the Feudal Internet Companies

Google Chose to Win .APP in an ICANN Auction for $25m - Why?

CMO Offers Fresh View on New gTLDs: "They're a Channel, Not Just a Label"

The DNS Still Isn't a Directory

Could Net Neutrality be to Investments in the Internet What AT&T's Regulation was to Bell Labs?

CMO Offers Fresh View on New gTLDs: "They're a Channel, Not Just a Label"

We're Asking the Wrong Questions

Four TLDs to Watch in 2015

.cancerresearch - Can a New TLD Beat a Global Disease?

Branding with New gTLDs: The Next Marketing Frontier

New gTLDs Show Promising SEO Performance

.brands - Nobody Said It Was Easy

I Spoke to a .TAXI Driver

Experience and Evidence Point to Strong Renewal Rates for New TLDs

Where Is Cyberspace?

New gTLDs' Sales Force a Bottleneck?

5 Common Misconceptions New Registries Have About Domain Revenue

New gTLD Abuse Trends Beginning to Emerge

So you want to apply for a new gTLD in the second Round of the ICANN new gTLD program?

New gTLD Abuse Trends Beginning to Emerge

So you want to apply for a new gTLD in the second Round of the ICANN new gTLD program?

Big Data Stress? Go Zen With These 5 Technologies

The Coding of Online Brand Protection

Website Usage Analysis in the New gTLDs

Is racing.com a Half-Million Dollar Mistake for Racing Victoria?

Website Usage Analysis in the New gTLDs

Where Are the Registrars With New gTLDs on the Mobile Web?

Alternatives for .COM ? (Part 1)

Demystifying Premium Domain Names

New gTLDs: Is Internationalism the Solution?

New gTLDs Will Work Way Better Than Vanity Domains Did

Still Think .brands Might Be a Waste of Time? Google Doesn't!

Registration Numbers Not the Only Success Measure for New TLDs

AdDomains: A New Weapon for Traditional Advertising

ICANN's Uniform Rapid Suspension: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Who Are the Major New gTLD Applicants and... (Part Three: Minds + Machines)

Luddites of the 21St Century Unite?

IPv6 and the Browser Wars

More Problems Crop Up With Universal Acceptance of Top Level Domains

Luddites of the 21St Century Unite?

More Problems Crop Up With Universal Acceptance of Top Level Domains

Exploring the Various Options of Private gTLD Auctions

New gTLDs: What About 10 Years Ago?

Inside Bitcoins

6 Domain Name Industry Developments to Lookout for in 2014

Broadband and Household Income

  • Comment posted Jan 17, 2014 8:52 am PST — by Alex Tajirian
    Thanks Paul

Inside Bitcoins

Think ICANN Will End Up Rolling in New gTLD Cash? Think Again!

How to .DOWNLOAD Banging Tunes, Sick Movies and Nasty Apps

Phishing: A Look Into the E-Crime Landscape

Looking Internally for the Success of Your TLD Strategy

A Single Price Index for Domain Names Is Misleading

Singular and Plural New gTLDs: Costly Headaches

Wall Street and Virtual Space Data: Internet Domain Name Index (IDNX) Listed on Bloomberg, Reuters

Last Minute Tips for a Solid gTLD Application

Why the Lawsuit Against .XXX Maybe the Best Sales Tool Ever For New gTLD Applicants

New TLD Spotted - .FUD

What Will Be the Magic Number for New gTLD Applications?

Big Brands Should Embrace New TLDs & Stop Giving Away Money

New TLDs: Finance Dept. Role, Part 2

What Next for Email Service Providers?

Understand the Value of Defensive Domain Registrations

.YourBrand Now!

Why App Stores Won't Survive

A Case for Limited New TLD Flavors

Come to the First Ever Dedicated New gTLD Conference: .nxt

A Case for Limited New TLD Flavors

Come to the First Ever Dedicated New gTLD Conference: .nxt

A Case for Limited New TLD Flavors

Outages Never Sleep!

Why I Support Canadian Presence Requirements for .CA Domain Names

AFNIC Publishes New Issue Paper on "the Secondary Market in Domain Names"

End of Domain Name Auction Sites

Unlimited VoIP Offers Starting to Appear in Africa

Email's Not Dead, Neither is Spam

Dot-Biz Saga

Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail Compromised - But How?

Risk of Portfolio Approach to Cybersquatting

DHS Asks Citizens to Practice Good "Cyber Hygiene"

Helping Banks Fight Phishing and Account Fraud, Whether They Like It or Not

Corporate Domain Registration Practices in Light of New gTLDs

Examininng Value in New ICANN TLDs on Search and Navigation, Companies, Domain Registries

Why Can't We Make the Internet Secure?

A Framework for Selecting New TLDs

Trademark Attorneys Warn Companies About the Upcoming .CM Cybersquatting Possibilities

Cyber Security and the White House, Part 2 - Cyberwarfare

Blame Yourself, Not ICANN

Complicating ICANN's New TLDs Decision

Resolving the ICANN-Proposed TLDs Debate

Logical Deduction on Why New TLDs Will Not Increase Costs for Trademark Holders

Analysis of Domain Names Registered Across Multiple Existing TLDs and Implications for New gTLDs

Logical Deduction on Why New TLDs Will Not Increase Costs for Trademark Holders

Analysis of Domain Names Registered Across Multiple Existing TLDs and Implications for New gTLDs

The Perpetual Peril of Open Platforms

What Could the RIAA's Switch in Strategy Mean?

Predicting Domain Name Trademark Infringement

Voluntary Collective Licensing of Brand-Sharing Domain Names

ICANN Responsible for Domain Name Trademark Mess

ICA Anti-Phishing Victory Might Be a Curse!

Susan Crawford, Kevin Werbach Named Obama's FCC Review Team Leads

ICA Anti-Phishing Victory Might Be a Curse!

  • Comment posted Nov 08, 2008 6:34 pm PST — by Alex Tajirian
    Mark, thanks!

Who Should Bear Domain Name Risk?

Domain Name Lessons from Napster

Gartner on New Generic Top Level Domains

The Patent That Justifies Microsoft's Interest in Yahoo!

Gartner on New Generic Top Level Domains

The Patent That Justifies Microsoft's Interest in Yahoo!

It's Time to End Domain Name Front Running

Do We Need Two Internets?

Will Technology Solve Network Neutrality?

Why Telcos Don't Get Networks

The Anti-Phishing Consumer Protection Act of 2008

ICA Posts Position Paper and Analysis of Snowe "Anti-Phishing" Legislation

Typosquatting: A Solution

Why Regulate Cable Internet Access

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Best Approach for Appraising Domain Names

U.S. Broadband Stuck in the Internet Slow Lane

Best Approach for Appraising Domain Names

Are Domain Name Portfolios Actually Worth What They Are Touted to Be?

I, the Domain Name Tasting Victim

Every Domainer Is Subsidizing Tasting... Abolish Registration Grace Period

Topic Interests

DNSDomain NamesNew TLDsRegistry ServicesDomain ManagementLawUDRPICANNCybercrimeInternet GovernanceCybersecurityWebIntellectual PropertyRegional RegistriesEnumPolicy & RegulationWhoisBroadbandAccess ProvidersTelecomNet NeutralityP2PPrivacySpamNetworksCyberattackMalwareMultilinguismEmailVoIPMobile InternetBlockchainIPv6Data CenterCloud ComputingInternet of ThingsDDoS

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