Kevin McKim shared the sad news that domain investor John Yeomans reportedly passed away:
So, so, sad to hear of the passing of our old time domainer friend John Yeomans, Johnny ‘Net’ (3rd) on rt. He sold a lot of .nets. We’ve often wondered where he was as he went dark a few years ago. 😥 RIP Johnny! #domainer #domains pic.twitter.com/KasotMvOos
— Kevin McKim (@KevinMcKim) January 16, 2021
According to an obituary posted on the Dignity Memorial website, John passed away earlier this week “after battling a chronic illness for many years.”
I did not know John all that well, but we had several conversations at conferences and via email over the years and did at least one deal I can recall about ten years ago. As Kevin mentioned, John seemed to have disappeared from the domain investment space several years ago, and I always wondered where he went and why.
I have fond memories of John, and I am sure he will be missed.
when a “domainer” died, will she/he be remembered for the domains they own or their legacy?
Conversation—oh I don’t remember him/her but wait…is he/she the one that owns these blah blah domains? oh yea yea yea…now I remember him/her
Will people know about the domains you own than your real name?
Your legacy will clearly be your blog comments not your domains. Don’t know if that’s good or bad but it is what it is
I believe I too had several exchanges with him on a particular forum may years ago and recall a trade or two, acronyms I believe (.net of course).
Sorry to hear of his passing, condolences.
RIP John. In my experience, always friendly and up for a chat at conferences gone by. What a shame for the community to lose him.
Nice job honoring his name. Thank you