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VOTE: Help Us Choose a 2020 PMC Jersey Design

John Berryhill and I signed up to ride in the 2020 Pan-Mass Challenge to raise money for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Each year, John and I wear a special domain industry-sponsored cycling jersey during our training rides and as we cross the finish line. This year, we will not be able to cross a finish line because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but we are continuing to train and will be wearing our special cycling jerseys and shorts while we are out on the road in the Spring, Summer, and Fall.

The XYZ Registry is the lead sponsor this year, and their design team created three AWESOME jersey design options, which you can see above. John and I are asking friends and colleagues to vote for their favorite design, and that is the design we will wear for the next several months and beyond:


One cool aspect you will notice is that each jersey has a special design element to honor or memorialize someone who is fighting cancer or who bravely fought cancer. Jerseys 1 and 3 have first names, and jersey 2 has initials. John and I would be happy to add names or initials to honor your friends and family if you would like. We will do our best to add as many as possible as the jersey allows. Once the jersey is selected, I will share the winning design and invite people to submit names or initials.

So far, our jersey has raised $6,250 for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and its Jimmy fund! As you can see, there is room on the back of the jersey for more logos!

As of the time of publication, John and I have 7 logo sponsorships available on the back of the jersey for a $500 donation/each. We hope to raise $10,000 in donations to Dana-Farber this year as a result of the jersey fundraising. Please reach out to me via email to confirm availability. We plan to have the jersey finalized next Wednesday. Voting is open until Monday, May 11, 2020 at around 9am Eastern.

Here is a list of our generous domain industry jersey sponsors for 2020:

2020 Pan-Mass Challenge

logoOnce again this year, John Berryhill and I are registered to ride in the 2020 Pan-Mass Challenge to raise money and awareness for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. Dana-Farber is one of the leading cancer organizations in the world, and we are happy to support their mission of providing exceptional cancer treatment and completing advanced cancer research. Since the start of the Pan-Mass Challenge ride in 1980, the PMC has raised $717 million in funding for Dana-Farber and its Jimmy Fund.

Obviously, the circumstances of the ride are tentative due to the uncertainty of whether it will be possible this year to assemble the rolling army of nearly 7,000 PMC riders expected.

Thank You to Those Who Are Helping Others

There are thousands of people from throughout the world who invest in domain names. The majority of these people consider their domain investments to be a hobby rather than a full time profession. Domain investors work in various fields and professions, and there are many investors who are helping others as the coronavirus outbreak expands.

Among the domain investors ranks, I know there are doctors, nurses, fire fighters, police officers, members of the armed services, paramedics, scientists, farmers, grocery store employees, drivers, sanitation employees, janitors, hospital administrators, and many other professions who are on the front lines helping people heal or helping people survive.

To those who are helping others – Thank You. Your efforts are appreciated. If there is something I can do to help you or your family, please let me know. Stay healthy and be well.

Thank You!

GoFundMe Established to Assist Donna Mahony

A GoFundMe campaign has been established to assist Donna Mahony with upcoming medical and travel expenses associated with the treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension. Donna is a long time domain industry leader who is most known for creating and operating Domain Boardroom. The campaign has a fundraising goal of $7,500, and about $2,000 has been raised so far.

Joe Styler tweeted out a link to the Go Fund Me campaign this afternoon:

Offering 4 Sponsored Articles for PMC

I am still a ways away from my Pan-Mass Challenge fundraising goal of $12,500. In an effort to hit the mark, I am offering four sponsored articles on DomainInvesting.com for $750/each donated directly to my Pan-Mass Challenge fundraiser. To give additional exposure, I will also promote the article with a Domaining.com sponsored headline on the day the article is published.

I do not sell (or give away) sponsored articles on any sort of regular basis, so this is the chance to share your company’s announcement, perspective, or commentary about domain names or a domain industry topic. You can see how GoDaddy and Paul Nicks used a sponsored article in 2015 to write about women in the domain industry.

The rules are pretty simple:

$7,500 Raised… $5,000 To Go

With support from friends and colleagues in the domain industry, my 2019 Pan-Mass Challenge fundraiser passed the $7,500 mark this morning. All of the money raised goes to the life saving work at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, one of the most important cancer research and treatment organizations in the world.

For the last couple of months, I have been training for my 161-mile, 2-day PMC bike ride. On August 3rd, John Berryhill and I will leave from Babson College in Wellesley, ride 78 miles to Mass Maritime Academy, and then ride the remaining 83 miles on August 4th. The ride is not easy (especially with the Summer-time heat/humidity and occasional torrential downpours), but it is made easier because of the support we have been receiving from friends and colleagues like you.

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