In the wake of Mike Berkens’ @TheDomains Twitter account being hacked / hijacked and the lack of support from Twitter in helping to expediently recover the account, it looks like Rick Schwartz is no longer going to post on Twitter. He wrote what appears to be a goodbye tweet earlier today:
For those that Remember Mission Impossible:
The Secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions.
This @Twitter account will self-destruct in 5 seconds.
— Rick Schwartz 👑 (@DomainKing) December 30, 2017
Rick stopped regularly publishing articles on his popular blog (RicksBlog.com) in 2014. Within the last several months, Rick began using Twitter to share domain industry thoughts and insights. It was an opportunity for people to chat with Rick and read his insights about domain names, cryptocurrency, and other related topics.
Hopefully 2018 will start with Mike Berkens regaining full control over his @TheDomains Twitter account and perhaps Rick will reconsider his departure from Twitter. I think we all benefit from his insights and sharing, and it would be a shame to miss out on that again.