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Thank You to Rick Latona & Co.


I am floored and touched by something Rick Latona and his employees did for me and Karen. Shortly after I proposed to Karen, I thought about buying for her. Unfortunately, I saw that the name had been registered for a while, and there was a website on the site. Sadly, I didn’t even try to buy the name. I settled with a name that wasn’t as good, but I figured it was better than nothing.

Out of the blue last night, I received an email from David Clements (President of Rick Latona Auctions, LLC) letting me know that the folks at the Rick Latona family of companies acquired as a wedding gift. This is an incredible gift, and Karen and I are very appreciative. This is something that Karen will have for a long time, and as her career grows, this gift will have even more meaning.

To Ryan Steel, David Clements, Toby Clements, and especially Rick Latona, thank you very much for doing this for us!

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 (12)

    jeff overman

    wow…what a kind and warm gesture by the rick…..i keep hearing rick has a warm heart….

    congrats and what a unique and best gift for you guys…

    August 28th, 2008 at 9:41 am

    Rick Schwartz

    That was a very classy thing for them to do and shows the best side of this industry for a change. Congrats to all!! Well done!

    August 28th, 2008 at 10:04 am

    John Motson

    Shows what a stand-up guy Rick Latona is. Good on ‘im.

    Congrats on the wedding by the way :)!


    August 28th, 2008 at 10:17 am


    BRAVO! That is just fantastic.

    August 28th, 2008 at 10:27 am


    A wedding gift that will last! Rick is a classy guy and this just proves it more! Congrats to your new wife and he new baby (domain). 🙂

    August 28th, 2008 at 10:40 am


    latona for president.

    August 28th, 2008 at 11:55 am


    That’s awesome. I was thinking of buying my wife’s name for her as a gift for finishing her Ph. D. Amazingly, her name is available in all extensions! Which ones do you think I should get? Her degree is in education. Should I also buy also?


    I would buy .com, .net, .org and .info, and forward them all to the .com. You could buy Dr as well but you’d also want to buy doctor in case she likes that better and decides to use it down the road. Don’t get too crazy though – you can always buy other variations as needed.

    August 28th, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    Kevin M.

    That was and is a very nice gesture from him. Thumbs up to him, and congrats again to you and yours!

    ..I wonder if I told him what name I’d like ….

    August 28th, 2008 at 12:38 pm


    Way cool Rick and co.
    Good thing 2 people didn’t think of that idea. 🙂

    August 28th, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    Ms Domainer

    I just signed up for Rick’s newsletter.

    I found his site through

    I’m impressed with his generous spirit.


    August 28th, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    Kevin Ohashi

    Congrats elliot. Very classy move by Rick.

    August 28th, 2008 at 3:34 pm


    Very nice move to get your wife’s name as a wedding present..!

    PS Couple of years back somebody was selling at NamePros.. I picked it and gave it to Rick L. even though I hardly knew him… 🙂

    August 28th, 2008 at 9:33 pm

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