Mike Mann has had a successful career in the domain space, and I consider him to be one of the more knowledgeable people in the business of domain names. As a result, when he says something interesting or controversial, people will engage, discuss, and sometimes debate him.
According to DomainIQ, Mike’s company (Domain Asset Holdings, LLC) owns hundreds of thousands of domain names, and the vast majority are .com. He has sold a ton of .com domain names (including the BuyDomains business), and he seems to be of the opinion that nothing compares to .com or competes with it.
In the last few days, Mike posted a couple of provocative tweets about new gTLD domain names. The links within the tweets link to his original comments on Facebook, and this has stirred up some debate on his Facebook page in different threads:
Regarding Paul Stahura Jay Westerdal etc posting about new gTLDs with corresponding live web sites A. the sites… https://t.co/TUGLCKZ5KY
— Mike Mann (@mikemanndotcom) September 24, 2016
New gTLD domain snakeoilers are missing the fact that all the world’s best corporations and marketing… https://t.co/IVBFsYoV6b
— Mike Mann (@mikemanndotcom) September 25, 2016
I find it particularly interesting when industry veterans such as Paul Stahura (Donuts CEO) and Jay Westerdal share their insight. I may not agree with everything that is being posted, but it is neat to be an observer.
Mike doesn’t always say things in a politically correct manner, and I don’t always agree with what he shares on Twitter, but his comments tend to drive good discussion, and I enjoy following along.