Dan Pulcrano's Geographic Domain Excellence

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Dan Pulcrano is a geographic domain pioneer, and Ron Jackson’s DNJournal has an in-depth article about Dan and how he was one of the first print media publishers to realize the significance of the Internet and take advantage while the opportunity was there. Dan made a gamble based on his research and gut instinct, and that gamble has paid dividends.
While traditional print media outlets are struggling, Dan has amassed one of the strongest geographic domain portfolios. Geographic domain names are powerful marketing tools, and Dan owns one of the finest geographic domain portfolios, made up of 20 of the largest 30 cities in the United States, including LosAngeles.com, Philadelphia.com, SanFrancisco.com, and Dallas.com.
After you read this article, you will probably realize why I went out and purchased Lowell.com and Salinas.com for development, and why I will always consider buying a city .com domain name.

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  1. Visionary indeed.
    Many people would be happy to own just one of those city gems. He had the tenacity to go after all of them.
    Media Empire…

  2. And the best part is that he bought them all from one guy in 1996 for a figure that seemed high then, but couldn’t buy a mid-sized city.com today. You would’ve thought the seller would’ve held back a handful of those babies for himself. You know, just in case they’re worth $100,000,000 in February 2008.
    The seller must wake-up every morning cracking open a fresh bottle of Thunderbird.

  3. Hey David,
    Interesting insight on Dan’s purchase in 1996. Could you give us more color on it from what you know? Did he in fact buy all 30 of his premium GEO domains from this one seller (or most of them from one seller)?

  4. Actually, my brother Michael and Dan were both scoping out this guy’s portfolio in 1996. By the time Michael realized he was willing to sell, Dan had already rushed a cheque over and taken care of business. I believe Dan bought 20 of his largest Geodomains from this guy. At the time, I believe the seller’s website was Route66.com, but I don’t know if the same person owns it today.

  5. I can see this portfolio being a hundred million in a few years.
    I think thunderbird may be a little too “weak” now for this chap…He’ll need to throw a shot of Jagermeister in there to ease that pain.

  6. j – “I can see this portfolio being a hundred million in a few years.”
    Pricing the large corp. media buyout of that .com portfolio, they are already at $100 million … if not beyond it. There is a brewing revolution in media portals and the names they have are the equivalent of the bible, the holy grail, and the 72 virgins. 😉

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