Thankful for

Yesterday was Thanksgiving in the United States. This week, I am sharing some of the people, places, and businesses I am thankful to know and to use. Today, I want to give thanks to and its operator, Francois Carrillo. has been one of the most popular domain industry websites since its inception. I would imagine that most people who are active in the domain industry visit daily, and many people likely visit multiple times per day. During the week, I regularly keep a browser tab opened to to keep up to the minute with industry news.

In addition to staying educated via, I am grateful for Francois for providing a venue that allows people to easily find articles I publish. Without fail, when I publish an article on, it almost instantly appears on This drives a substantial amount of traffic to my website, and I appreciate this greatly.

I know that Francois has worked very hard over the years, and he built a robust platform that has a tremendous amount of reach and influence in the domain name space. I appreciate, both as a domain industry participant and as an industry publisher.

Elliot Silver
Elliot Silver
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 closed eight figures in deals. Please read the Terms of Use page for additional information about the publisher, website comment policy, disclosures, and conflicts of interest. Reach out to Elliot: Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn


  1. Wow! What a great surprise.

    Thank you so much Elliot :]

    I am also very thankfull you accept for +10 years I show your posts in my site!

    I just help reach a larger audience. People come at to read your posts and those of your colleagues. You are the value of the site.

  2. Nice post. Francois is one of the nicest people around and someone who has and still does contribute immensely to the very foundation for us all. He deserves every credit the industry has to offer. Well done Elliot.

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