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John Ferber from Domain Holdings on ABC’s Secret Millionaire


One of ABC’s more popular and touching television shows will be back on the air on March 6, 2011. Each week, Secret Millionaire features a millionaire who interacts with others that may be down on their luck, without them knowing about the millionaire’s wealth.

John Ferber, co-founder of the company that sold to Time Warner for $500 million, and one of the founders of Domain Holdings, is one of the millionaires featured on Secret Millionaire this season.  Ferber is a familiar face to those who have attended a domain conference, and it’s likely that you’ve seen or met him if you’ve attended one recently.

According to Ferber, “It was an amazing experience that I will never forget and I feel incredibly fortunate to have been able to help such wonderful and deserving people who work hard to make their community a better place for everyone, the real stars of the show r the folks doing great things in their community, my role was just a bit part compared to them, the show in my opinion was mis-titled.

One of Ferber’s big projects is, a crowd funding website that lets people raise money online to fund a project, cause or entrepreneurial idea, and give a percent of what you raise directly to a charity, cause, individual or family in need. At the moment, Ferber is involved in his MrManuary competition, raising funds to fight prostate cancer. Check it out when you get a chance.

It’s great to see someone as successful as Ferber giving back to his community and the Internet community at large.

* Thanks to Charlie for the tip.

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Comments (10)


    Sounds like a very cool guy – I always try to connect with GTW’s (Giving-Thinking-Winners).

    – TBC

    January 18th, 2011 at 3:47 pm


    Some reason I can’t view this youtube video due to copyright laws in my country. First time this has happen.

    January 18th, 2011 at 3:53 pm


    Was browsing your other site and one of the links don’t work on this page.

    January 18th, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    Mike Law

    Very cool, thanks for sharing Elliot. While I don’t usually tune into network tv shows, I’ll be watching this! I met John on DNCruise and he is genuinely a super nice guy. I recently did an interview with him about his current fundraiser – the MrManuary contest which touched home with me as my dad is a prostate cancer survivor. Thanks for all the good you are doing John!

    January 18th, 2011 at 4:40 pm


    His charity and business ethics transcends into his business and charity ventures. Thats why Domain Holdings is quickly becoming the premium partner for the domain channel. As the saying goes, your only as good as your community. Great story john and look forward to working with you and making 2011 a great year and contribute back to the community as well with your MrManuary.

    January 18th, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    john ferber

    Thanks for the write-up Elliot! I look forward to seeing everyone at DomainFest!
    Stay tuned for some more news in the domain space, coming soon!!

    Best, John

    January 18th, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    Felipe Barousse

    Thanks four the note Elliot. We do get that TV show in Mexico, hope to catch it when it airs.

    Regarding the embedded Youtube video,I am also unable to view it due to restrictions to playing that content out of the USA.

    Of course that is a very respectable desition of the content owners, I just think its is important that you know that some of the links may not be of use to your foreign readers.

    Thanks for the note. Kind regards from Mexico City

    Felipe Baroussr

    January 18th, 2011 at 7:12 pm


    I get this error

    “This video contains content from ABC, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds.”

    January 19th, 2011 at 7:00 am


    Way to go Mr John! You are and have always been an awesome man and true friend!

    February 7th, 2011 at 10:03 am

    Francine Muhammad

    PRAISE GOD for U John Ferber, the world needs more people like U, may God continue to BLESS U & others that follow your lead, my prayers go up for your continued success in the NAME & BLOOD OF JESUS, stay blessed.

    February 20th, 2011 at 10:51 pm

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