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2018 Pan-Mass Challenge Fundraiser – Thank You!

logoI will be riding in the 2018 Pan-Mass Challenge to raise money for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) in Boston. DFCI is one of the leading cancer organizations in the world – both in terms of cancer treatment and cancer research. Last year’s Pan-Mass Challenge raised $51 million for Dana-Farber!

For the third year in a row (and my fifth PMC ride), I will be riding the 2-day, 162 mile route from Wellesley, Massachusetts to Provincetown, Massachusetts. I set a fundraising goal of $12,000.  Last year, with the help of friends and family, we raised over $11,000. In the first four years of riding in the Pan-Mass Challenge, we have raised over $35,000 for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. I couldn’t do this without your support – Thank You!

If you are able, I would greatly appreciate it if you could support my ride by donating to Dana-Farber via my PMC fundraiser. You can donate via my fundraising page on PMC.org.

Listed below, are this year’s generous domain industry donors so far. I would love to add you to this list, regardless of how much you are able to contribute. I will keep a running tally of domain industry donors as a way to say thank you!

2018 PMC jersey sponsors:

2018  domain industry PMC donors:

2018 Pan-Mass Challenge Fundraiser

logoI will be riding in the 2018 Pan-Mass Challenge to raise money for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) in Boston. DFCI is one of the leading cancer organizations in the world – both in terms of cancer treatment and cancer research. Last year’s Pan-Mass Challenge raised $51 million for Dana-Farber!

For the third year in a row (and my fifth PMC ride), I will be riding the 2-day, 162 mile route from Wellesley, Massachusetts to Provincetown, Massachusetts. I set a fundraising goal of $12,000.  Last year, with the help of friends and family, we raised over $11,000. In the first four years of riding in the Pan-Mass Challenge, we have raised over $35,000 for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. I couldn’t do this without your support – Thank You!

If you are able, I would greatly appreciate it if you could support my ride by donating to Dana-Farber via my PMC fundraiser. You can donate via my fundraising page on PMC.org.

Listed below, are this year’s generous domain industry donors (or commitments to donate) so far. I would love to add you to this list, regardless of how much you are able to contribute. I will keep a running tally of domain industry donors as a way to say thank you!

If you are interested in donating at the $500+ level, get in touch so I can chat with you about sponsoring my jersey this year. There are 14 spots available (4 remain) so please connect with me first to confirm availability. All spots have been claimed. Here’s last year’s jersey for a reference point (although John is not riding with me this year). Update: Here is this year’s jersey design!

2018 PMC jersey sponsors:

2018  domain industry PMC donors:

Diamante Eco Adventure Park: a Great Day for the Family

My family and I just returned from a week-long vacation on the beach in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Tamarindo is one of my favorite places to visit. The people are super-nice, there are plenty of food options, most locals speak English, and it is a relaxed town. We love visiting Costa Rica, and especially the town of Tamarindo.

After making our travel plans, I remembered that Monte Cahn mentioned something about spending time in Costa Rica. I reached out to Monte to ask if he would be in Costa Rica while we were down there. Unfortunately, Monte was in Florida, but he told me about a non-domain industry investment of his: Diamante Eco Adventure Park. He thought my family would love it, especially the kids.

I looked at Diamante’s website, and I was sold after watching the video on the home page. In addition to zip lining, ATV riding, and horseback riding, there is an animal sanctuary and botanical garden. I instantly knew the animal sanctuary would be a big hit with my kids. There were all types of local animals – from monkeys and sloths to a puma and a jaguar. There is also a butterfly sanctuary. I told Monte we were in, and he told me he wanted to treat my family to a day at the Park.

Last Tuesday, we took an hour-long van ride to Diamante. When we arrived, the people were expecting us and greeted us like we were longtime friends. I would say we received special treatment because of Monte, but the staff seemed friendly to all of their guests.

My wife started out with the

Ezra Borck Riding 180 Miles to Raise Funds in Memory of His Dad

On Tuesday at NamesCon, I will participate in the presentation of the annual Lonnie Borck Memorial Award during the ICA’s panel session. During the past year, many domain investors have reached out to ask what they can do to honor Lonnie’s memory and/or help the family.

Lonnie’s 15 year old son Ezra is training for a 180 mile bike ride called Bike4Chai. Ezra is riding in memory of his Dad who wanted to do the ride with him. Bike4Chai raises funds for Camp Simcha, an overnight camp for children with serious illnesses. Ezra is hoping to raise $10,000 and I am sure it would be appreciated if Lonnie’s industry friends would support his ride.

On Ezra’s Chai4Life fundraising page, he shared why he decided to take up this challenge in honor of Lonnie:

Wishing You a Merry Christmas

To those of you who are celebrating today, I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas. I hope you are spending the day with friends and family, and the day is full of good cheer.

With a 24/7 business like domain name investing, it is important to take some time off from working to enjoy life. Hopefully this means you get to spend some time with the people who are important to you.

Merry Christmas to you and your family. Enjoy the day and the rest of the year.

John Berryhill’s PMC Recap Video

A little over a week ago, industry attorney John Berryhill and I rode the 163 mile Pan-Mass Challenge bike ride to raise funds for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Together, with the help of colleagues, friends, and family, John and I helped to raise nearly $20,000 for DFCI.

John was filming throughout the ride and weekend, I want to share the video he posted yesterday. For those who are inclined, John and I are still hopeful to reach our fundraising goals. My PMC fundraising page is here and John’s PMC fundraising page is here.

Have a look at the video when you have a chance. It was a great weekend for a great organization.

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