President / Director RightOfTheDot, LLC
Joined on November 30, 2012 – United States
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Monte is Founder and former President/CEO of Moniker.com, former President of SnapNames.com, and former Sr. VP of sales at DomainSponsor. Over the past decade, he ran 117 ICANN Accredited Registrars, performed thousands of domain industry auctions, and monetized hundreds of millions of dollars in internet traffic.
Monte has been pioneering domain name and virtual property aftermarket services since 1995. His industry leading inventions such as live domain auctions, Whois Privacy protection, Domain Escrow, domain name theft prevention, and domain appraisals, are widely used industry standards today.
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 $350,000,000 in domain name auctions, 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 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.
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.
Cahn is the President and Director of RightOfTheDot, LLC, an Internet consulting and advisement firm, co-founded by him and domain industry legend, Mike Berkens. RightOfTheDot, LLC specializes in contention resolution and private auctions for competing TLD applicants, new and existing TLD consulting, board advisement, as well as other domain services sales, marketing and strategy. Currently the firm is helping companies maximize profitability and strategic direction for the new and existing gTLD program set to roll out later this year. Read More at www.RightOftheDot.com