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5 With… Alex Tabibi, CEO of TABcom

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Alexander A. Tabibi is the founder and CEO of TABcom, the multi-divisional internet company that focuses on the pet, equine, garden and green spaces, and uses ultra premium generic domain names to do so. Now among the 200 largest e-tailers in the United States (Internet Retailer - 2008), TABcom develops and maintains 'conscious lifestyle' websites that offer products, community and interactive content for enthusiasts with an interest in a variety of leisure activities.

Among other generic domain names (some which are added in the interview), TABcom operates Dog.com, Horse.com, Garden.com, Fish.com, Bird.com, and PetSupplies.com.

Alex Tabibi grew up in Manchester, England and moved to the United States when he was 19 to escape going to medical school. However, a few years later, he ended up going anyway. "Tabibi - my family name - means doctor," he says, "so there was quite a bit of pressure in the family to become a physician."

Tabibi is a board certified physician and began his career as an oncologist. He earned his medical → Read More


Diapers.com Founder Quidsi Launches Soap.com; Similar to PetsUnited Approach

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I was reading TechCrunch this morning, when I saw the article about the launch of Soap.com, a new website owned and operated by Quidsi, the company that owns and operates Diapers.com. According to the article, the company plans for Soap.com to "offer more than 40,000 products by the end of 2010 and more than 100,000 by the end of 2011." These plans are clearly ambitious, but the company CEO has said Diapers.com revenue is over $300 million annually (video of that below), so it is very plausible this will happen.

While reading the article, I couldn't help but think of another company that is taking a similar path with great generic domain names. PetsUnited, LLC owns and operates websites on domain names such as Dog.com, Horse.com, Fish.com, Garden.com, Bird.com, Ferret.com, and other great generic domain names (including a couple recent purchases from my company). The company was founded by Oncologist (yes, Doctor) Alex Tabibi, and in 2006, it reported $62.4 million in revenue according to an Inc. Magazine profile.


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