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Congratulations, Ron Jackson


Ron Jackson, whose DNJournal is one of the best sources of information about the domain industry and issues impacting the industry, was honored at the Domaining Europe conference this past week. I want to share this video of assorted domain industry professionals who couldn’t attend the conference giving Ron well deserved platitudes for his work.

Feel free to leave your own good wishes to Ron.

Ron Video 04192012 from Kent Bryan Blanche on Vimeo.

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Comments (25)


    Congratulations, Ron, and thanks for everything. The industry wouldn’t be the same without you.

    April 29th, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Tia Wood

    Congratulations, Ron!

    April 29th, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    owen frager

    Congratulations, Ron!

    btw, Wow a tribute video for a domain conference from guests who couldn’t attend! Wonder who came up with that a idea πŸ™

    April 29th, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    M. Menius

    Ron is deserving of praise and appreciation. He is steadfast, and has earned the respect that so many have for him. Congratulations Ron on being recognized for such a wonderful contribution to the domain name industry!

    April 29th, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    Michael Berkens

    Congrats Ron your devotion to the industry has contributed to its growth in more ways we can ever thank you

    April 29th, 2012 at 4:43 pm


    You the FATHER of the Domain Industry.

    Everybody LOVES you!!

    April 29th, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Rick Schwartz

    Congrats Ron! What you did and when you did it will always be priceless.

    April 29th, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    Thanks Ron

    Thanks Ron. You are legend…. wait for it…. ary!

    April 29th, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Ron Jackson

    Elliot – thanks for your comments in the video – I very much appreciate that you and so many other friends took time to do that (though I don’t know how ALL of you managed to keep it a secret for so long!) I am glad no one had a camera on me while they were rolling that film in Spain – I was totally surprised and found myself alternately tearing up and laughing like a lunatic (all the time hoping no one was looking at the newly bald guy acting so manic depressive in the span of those 11 minutes!) Also, thanks to those commenting here. Love you all and so happy to be in the world’s best business with you!

    April 29th, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    Dr. Christopher W. Hartnett

    BIG Congratulations to our dear Ron and Diana,

    You both set the bar so very high for leadership, integrity,honesty and friendship and that is why the whole domain industry respects, honors and cherishes you both. Thank you for being you and bringing us all together on so many levels as a family and making our business fun and a joy.

    Thanks also Ron for your selfless contributions exemplified by your shaved head and ever expanding heart.

    All that you bring into the lives of others comes back into your own and you most certainly deserve all this wonderful praise and much, much more.

    Love to you and yours,

    Chris and Linda

    April 29th, 2012 at 5:33 pm


    “So what this OVT thing means exactly?”
    It’s the question I asked around 2005 to DNJournal’s owner.
    I was surprised to quickly get a response from the owner of the site.
    Nothing has changed, Ron continues as kind it was the first time and is still the site every domain lover like to read.
    Congrats for this well deserved award and for had the courage to shave your head to support the Water School.

    April 30th, 2012 at 3:41 am

    Jason Thompson

    Congrats Ron, glad you are the face of domaining. πŸ™‚

    April 30th, 2012 at 5:11 am

    Scott Smith

    Ron and Diana – you both are the epitome of class, professionalism and humbleness. All best wishes for many more years of success.

    April 30th, 2012 at 8:43 am


    Elliot….you are one major kiss ass. It is so abvious to me that there are is a select group of domainers like yourself think you rule the domain industry. You all act like you know it all as well. Just because you have your own website and post articles everyday doesn’t give you anymore authority to be the big no it all on the block. I do visit and it makes me wanna vomit when i read ads like this. You all kiss so much ass. Why can’t you simply call Mr. Ron Jackson on the phone or email him and tell him how much you adore and appreciate him,instead of kissing his ass in front of the whole world. I think im gonna go puke now….

    p.s.- I will be very shocked if you have the balls to accept this message so others can read about my thoughts. I am sure there are other domainers who agree with me ,but they don’t really have BIG BALLs like me to tell it like it is.

    April 30th, 2012 at 9:15 am

      Elliot Silver

      @ DR

      I post all comments, whether they are positive, negative, or neutral. Frankly, I don’t care about what you have to say about me or others. I was honored to be asked to participate in the video and I appreciate what Ron does. It’s sad that people like you are around to ruin something nice for others. I recommend blocking my feed on I also recommend not emailing me again for advice about domain names, nor trying to sell me any of your domain names, especially because of this:

      “Just because you have your own website and post articles everyday doesnÒ€ℒt give you anymore authority to be the big no it all on the block.”

      I absolutely agree with that. If I simply had my own website and posted every day, it would give me no authority to talk about this business. However, being able to buy and sell domain names as my full time profession, which is what I’ve done for since November of 2007, gives me some bit of authority in this space.

      April 30th, 2012 at 9:20 am

    Alistair Banerjee

    Congrats to Ron. He has been an idol for me πŸ™‚ Very nice and kind person. Aside from that @Elliot: I don’t want to comment on someone else’s comments but I do think that you do “have the balls” ( like he says) to post his comment on your post…and I admire you for that. Not many people would have done that specially when You have the power to delete or approve such a remark!

    April 30th, 2012 at 10:14 am



    What’s so negative in thanking publicly someone you look up to in your industry, whatever it may be?

    April 30th, 2012 at 11:02 am


    Hi Ron,

    Let me add my congratulations to the many that have been voiced. I heard about you being honored at Domaining Europe. Good job. Thanx for many nice articles to introduce domaining to the novice.

    Hope to enjoy the specifics of the occasion on your recap of the event!

    Louise πŸ™‚

    April 30th, 2012 at 12:13 pm



    We were joking around on the video, and hope that you got a laugh out of it, but you know that only good friends can joke in that manner and get away with it. Barbara and I and Judi and Mike Berkens and Ray love you and Diana and the time that we can spend together. I can’t believe that you let them shave your head. You have more guts than I do, that’s for sure. We look forward to seeing both of you very soon. Hope you had a blast in Spain!

    April 30th, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Jim Holleran

    Congrats to Ron and also his great wife as well. You deserve the best, and thanks for being a leader in our industry!

    April 30th, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Steve K.


    Congratulations on receiving a well deserved award.

    Like I said in the video Ron, you are Fantastic.

    Just reserved my Ritz Carlton Hotel reservations, see you in October.

    April 30th, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    Paul Goldstone

    Ron, your contributions to the domain industry elevate the entire business, and we are lucky to have you as one of our most respected leaders. I have always had the utmost respect and admiration for you and Diana, and this award is well deserved. Congratulations!

    April 30th, 2012 at 9:37 pm


    Congrats Ron! Thank you and for helping us all!

    April 30th, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Bob Olea

    Congrats Ron! Such a well deserved honor – and it couldn’t go to a nicer guy! You always make everybody that you meet i this business – from newbies to OG domainers – feel like they’re ‘BIG’! And that takes a special kind of personality!

    May 1st, 2012 at 3:06 am

    John Y.

    Cheers to Ron ! …. the Ambassador of Good Will to & for the Domain arena.

    The plethors articles, industry updates & domain stats on DNJournal are invaluable

    Great Video !

    May 1st, 2012 at 11:52 am

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