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Much to be Thankful For


Subscribe to Elliot's BlogI don’t like to write sappy posts, but I have much to be thankful for this year. On the personal side of things, I married a great girl a few months ago and things have been going very well. We are both happy and healthy, and have a lot of good friends and family who are close with us. Our puggle Lucy has stopped peeing on the floor, although she has more energy than a work-from-home guy can take sometimes!

While the economy has been in a tailspin of late, I really can’t complain about business. I launched,,, several mini sites, and I own a few other pretty strong domain names that will be developed in the coming months. I also had a pretty strong year in terms of domain sales. I’ve made a number of new friends in the domain industry, and I have established many new business relationships with quality companies and people.

For me, 2008 was a year of change (personal and business), and I think the focus in 2009 will be to strengthen the core business and emerge stronger. Outside investment has been shaky lately with many added risks (markets down, companies facing liquidity problems, buyers not buying as much…etc). Right now, I would rather spend money investing in my websites and technology for my websites than buying new domain names. Sure, I will buy if the price is right and/or I want to develop, but I (and many others) are buying to hold less often than before.

I tend to always think ahead (almost to a fault), and I rarely look back at what’s been accomplished. 2008 has really been a good year for me (with a few exceptions), and I am very thankful for it. I know the predictions for 2009 haven’t been great, but I will keep myself focused on growing and strengthening my companies.

About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and publisher of Elliot is also the founder and President of Top Notch Domains, LLC, a company that has sold seven figures worth of domain names in the last five years. Please read the Terms of Use page for additional information about the publisher, website comment policy, disclosures, and conflicts of interest.

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Comments (4)

    Steve M

    Happy Thanksgiving to you, Elliot…and thanks for all your hard work to put out such a valuable & worthwhile domain resource.

    November 26th, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    Conor Neu

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    November 27th, 2008 at 1:30 am

    Dave Hogan

    I can relate to that almost word for word.

    I’ve also got married, business is good and most importantly happy and healthy.

    Best Wishes for the future Elliot! I enjoy reading your posts.

    November 27th, 2008 at 3:59 am

    Jeff Jones

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. With Steve I say ‘Thanks’ for all of your great posts. Your blog is one of the first things I read every morning. Enjoy the day!

    November 27th, 2008 at 6:45 am

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