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Thank You to Francois Carrillo


By now, you probably read the reports that Francois Carrillo sold Firstly, congratulations to Francois on the sale. I presume he received a solid offer to close a deal, and it’s great to see someone with a good exit.

I also want to give a big “thank you” to Francois for building one of the most popular websites in our small business. Just about everyone who is active in the domain investment space reads I am on many times a day.

I think that  everyone who is  associated with is better off as a result of their association. Domain industry bloggers and journalists receive a considerable amount of traffic from, and the  auidence can easily see and access news and articles about the business of domain names. It’s beneficial to all who use it.

Over the years, Francois has launched a variety of new products and services. He has never been afraid to try new things and launch new businesses. I admire him for his efforts.

I want to thank Francois for making it easier for people to find articles I wrote on my blog and for making it easier for me to find interesting articles written by others.

I look forward to reading about who bought and how we can work together.

Just FYI, I have not heard a confirmation about a sale. My article is based on the other reports, and even if isn’t sold for some reason, I appreciate what Francois has done.

About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and publisher of Elliot is also the founder and President of Top Notch Domains, LLC, a company that has sold seven figures worth of domain names in the last five years. Please read the Terms of Use page for additional information about the publisher, website comment policy, disclosures, and conflicts of interest.

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Comments (10)


    Everyone jumped the gun on this, I believe it wasn’t sold yet.

    January 18th, 2015 at 10:57 am

      Elliot Silver

      I only know what I read elsewhere, but regardless, I still appreciate what he has done.

      In reply to Friend | January 18th, 2015 at 11:03 am


    Are there any rumors about who bought it? When will it be announced?

    Mike Maillet

    January 18th, 2015 at 11:56 am


    We’ll have to wait until the end of next week, according to Francois. I have a hunch a Russian billionaire bought it. 😉

    January 18th, 2015 at 12:15 pm


      It will be a Super Billionaire from China that has strong connection with the Communist Party.
      This is one of their strategies to control the internet.

      In reply to Acro | January 18th, 2015 at 1:41 pm


    Yup a big “thank you” and kisses to Messier Francois Carrillo for this wonderful service you give us.

    To the new “owner”, don’t F up!!

    January 18th, 2015 at 2:00 pm


    Thanks a lot for this nice post Elliot.

    You were the second blogger to be present in 7 or 8 years ago, the first was Rick Schwartz. is just a home, you and the others voices of the domain industry are the ones that make this place so great to visit.

    Who will have think after all these years you will continue having the daily inspiration to write domaining stories when so much domain bloggers stopped…

    Thanks for your support all these years.

    Regarding the sale, it is still not closed, I am still negociating but really expect/hope to announce a buyer at the end of the week.

    January 18th, 2015 at 4:51 pm

      Elliot Silver

      I thought it was a done deal from what I read elsewhere.

      I wish you a successful sale.

      In reply to Francois | January 18th, 2015 at 4:53 pm


    if a Chinese bought it ..soon we stop working with DM …cause China calls something is smart skill while we call it scam …

    January 19th, 2015 at 1:39 am


    It’s a great domain but as far as content, how much value can a link page that directs to other link pages, that directs to another link page and yet another link page possibly have?

    Probably the most non substance web site in the domain industry.

    January 22nd, 2015 at 1:07 am

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