In my opinion, Skip Hoagland and his companies own some of the top geographic domain names (in addition to great descriptive domain names). According to various articles on DN Journal, Hoagland and his companies own names like Atlanta.com, BuenosAires.com, Fishing.com, Portland.com, HiltonHead.com, and many other top destination and keyword domain names.
From my perspective, Hoagland and his companies have done a great job at developing its domain names and establishing businesses on them. Many of these businesses have a strong local presence, which not only helps to drive revenue for Hoagland’s companies, but it also helps encourage visitors to spend their money locally.
I don’t know Hoagland all that well, but one thing seems certain – he does not sit idle when he sees something that can be improved and he is willing to go to great lengths to make change.
There’s an article on the IslandPacket.com website discussing Hoagland’s idea to create the Hilton Head Visitor and Convention Bureau. The region already has the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, but Hoagland believes his CVB can do better for local businesses.
It’s great to see Hoagland advocating for something he believes will help his community, and knowing Hoagland a bit, he won’t rest until his idea comes to fruition. Check out the article when you have a chance. I also recommend that you read the aforementioned DN Journal articles to learn more about Hoagland’s background and his businesses.