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Daily Poll: Will Rick Schwartz Return to Twitter in 2018?

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Rick Schwartz seems to have shut down his @domainking Twitter account last week. Rick had a popular (and verified) Twitter account that shared insight and generated a great deal of discussion about domain names. I believe Rick also announced that he owns (or owned, whatever the case currently may be) seven figures worth of Twitter stock.

Rick announced his departure from blogging a few years ago, and he pretty much stayed true to that with only a handful of blog posts since that point. Today's poll question is will Rick Schwartz Return to Twitter in 2018?

You are invited to vote in the poll below and are welcome to share additional thoughts in the comment section.


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Rick Schwartz Signs Off of Twitter

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In the wake of Mike Berkens' @TheDomains Twitter account being hacked / hijacked and the lack of support from Twitter in helping to expediently recover the account, it looks like Rick Schwartz is no longer going to post on Twitter. He wrote what appears to be a goodbye tweet earlier today:




Rick stopped regularly publishing articles on his popular blog (RicksBlog.com) in 2014. Within the last several months, Rick began using Twitter to share domain industry thoughts and insights. It was an opportunity for people to chat with Rick and read his (more…) → Read More


Rick Schwartz Sells Property.com

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In a deal announced via his Twitter feed, Rick Schwartz shared that he sold the Property.com domain name:




Although Rick did not announce the value of the deal, he did reveal that he will retain a 10% interest in the new company. Rick mentioned that he will "hold the paper," and I believe that means the deal is (more…) → Read More


Did Mike Mann Dethrone the “Domain King?”

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Mike Mann is not one to shy away from controversy, and his Facebook post this morning shows this:



Mike seems to be implying that he is the "Domain King" rather than Rick Schwartz (who owns the Domain King trademark and has been referred to as the "Domain King" for a long time). I think Mike and Rick go back many years, so it will be interesting to see how this discussion goes.

At the end of the day, I don't really think it is important who is called the "King" of the industry. The bottom line is the bottom line, and nicknames don't really matter. Rick and Mike are both successful, and I think they both get the respect they deserve based on how the industry views their achievements. → Read More


Domain Names or Bitcoin?

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Yesterday, there was a lively discussion about a tweet Rick Schwartz wrote regarding an an upcoming collapse he predicted. Quite a bit of the discussion centered on Bitcoin and cryptocurrency, a topic I am admittedly neither an export nor someone who has much insight about.

This morning, Rick Schwartz wrote a brief series of tweets about domain names and cryptocurrency. The tweets culminated with a final piece of advice about buying domain names instead of Bitcoin:




I know there are many people in the domain name space who also buy cryptocurrencies. Some people are long on these currencies, and others trade them because (more…) → Read More


“There’s a COLLAPSE coming”

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Rick Schwartz has been tweeting regularly for a few months, often taking aim at the new gTLD program. This morning, he posted what some might say is a provocative tweet declaring "There's a COLLAPSE coming the likes of which wet eared domainers have never seen b4". Here's the tweet Rick posted:




Based on the #gtld hashtag, I presume Rick is predicting there will be a collapse in the number of new gTLD domain names registered. According to nTLDStats.com, there are just under 27 million new gTLD domain names registered, down from a peak of just below 29.5 million.

The "Domain King" has not been shy about sharing his opinions, and (more…) → Read More


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