Earlier this afternoon during the NamesCon conference, Escrow.com announced its 2020 Master of Domains award winners. The awards are given to the ten highest grossing individual domain name brokers from the prior year. Escrow.com shared this year’s award winners with me along with some information about their business. Congratulations to the award winning domain brokers:
1. Drew Rosener of Media Options
Andrew Rosener is CEO of MediaOptions, which started out 12 years ago as a small partnership between Rosener and his wife Anna. Drew and Anna bootstrapped the company’s growth and learned by watching others’ successes and failures. Today, MediaOptions is one of the leaders in the domain name industry, responsible for some of the most significant sales of 2019.
2. James Booth
James Booth is founder and CEO of Domain Brokerage firm BQDN.com. He entered the domain industry in May 2015, and has already brokered over 250 three-letter .com (LLL.com) domains and several two-letter .com domains (LL.com), along with several other premium names. Booth grew his brokerage BQDN quickly to become a powerhouse of high value sales in 2016, 2017, 2018 and now 2019.
3. Brent Oxley
Brent Oxley is a serial entrepreneur and avid domain investor. In 2002, Brent started the web hosting company HostGator.com, which he grew into a thriving business of over 1,000 employees and over $100 million in annual revenue. After selling HostGator.com in 2012, Brent went on to create Drivetanks.com, a one of a kind experience where guests can drive and shoot real tanks, and Oxhuntingranch.com, the #1 hunting ranch in America. While building these businesses, Brent expanded his domain portfolio to over 180 premium domains, including rx.com and drone.com. While continuing to build his domain portfolio, Brent plans to launch Create.com, a company focused on the web hosting and domains market.
4. Andrew Booth
2019 marked a year of positive change despite the apparent diminishing wholesale market of liquid domains. Andy realized that the key to staying in the game was adaptability and the trend in the market was strongly towards one-word .coms. Many opportunities presented themselves and continue to do so, so 2019 was one of the most productive and rewarding years of all.
5. Todd Reum of CategoryDefining.com
Todd Reum owner and founder of the premium boutique domain brokerage “Category Defining” CategoryDefining.com formerly “Superb Domains”. Todd’s easy going attitude, expertise and 100% confidentiality terms on all of his domain sales brokering has earned him the reputation as the guy “who flies under the radar.” If you want a completely pure confidential deal done on your top premium domain name, whether buying or selling, Todd is your guy. Todd has been active in the domain industry as an investor and broker since 1996 and brings a wealth of experience and connections. Todd is also the owner, founder and CEO of established 5 star organic supplements brand “Amazon Thunder” since 2005. Todd’s co is also launching the video game “Survive” on the premium domain Survive.com, coming out soon.
6. Ryan McKegney of DomainAgents
Ryan McKegney is CEO of DomainAgents Platform Inc. This year’s win represents the third year in a row that McKegney and his team at DomainAgents have won this award. They are proud to work with partners across the entire industry and wish everyone a very successful 2020.
7. Hobi Michalec of Lumis
Lumis has been hard at work to reach this milestone and be included among the Master of Domains winners’ list. For Michalec, it takes a real in-depth understanding and deep connection with clients to reach this point and the company’s founders are both proud and excited to be a part of the Master of Domains club.
8. Joe Uddeme of Name Experts
As a single domain broker and expert, Joe Uddeme loves helping clients find end-users for their domain names. Name Experts specializes in short, single word and brandable .com domains with an exceptional rolodex of business and corporate contacts developed over the past ten years. Uddeme works with brands all around the globe to buy, sell and value .com domains.
9. Mark Thomas of VIP Brokerage
Mark Thomas is the founder and CEO of domain brokerage firm VIP Brokerage, celebrating its 5th year in business. VIP Brokerage specializes in the representation, acquisition, sales and marketing of premium domain names, digital assets and business to business joint ventures. Mark has brokered and transacted over $70MM in digital assets and B2B sales since 2014. Mark is known for successfully brokering several seven figure sales of top global brands such as 01.com, GG.com, Tax.com, TM.com and California.com. Mark takes pride in his detailed enthusiastic & strategic approach in his customer oriented practice and relationships.
10. Nat Cohen of Telepathy
Nat Cohen, President of Telepathy Inc. which is located in Washington DC. Nat is a long-time domain investor, ICA board member, and member of ICANN’s business constituency. You can find his company by visiting www.telepathy.com.