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Wow… The Chris Hartnett Biography


I’ve heard a great deal of glowing things about Dr. Chris Hartnett, but I didn’t have much background about who he is or how he became so successful and well-liked. As the title of this post says, once you read the DNJournal cover story this month, you are going to be “wowed!”

It seems that everything Dr. Hartnett touches turns to gold, and this is another inspiring story written by Ron Jackson. The domain industry is made of people who come from diverse backgrounds, with many of the leaders achieving great success in other industries. This is certainly the case with Dr. Hartnett, and his story is inspirational.

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Comments (8)

    David J Castello

    Chris is a great guy and long overdue for this DNJournal cover story. Ron Jackson did a terrific interview.

    June 9th, 2008 at 11:48 pm

    Michael Castello

    Chris is the real deal. His love of life is infectious. Always positive with a smile.

    June 10th, 2008 at 12:39 am

    owen frager

    Another great one by Ron Jackson about a really great spirit I’ve come to know. Being a magician, a spiritual leader, carpenter, domainer, jeweler, technology innovator and survivor gives him a unique perspective to all of life’s experiences. But the end of the article with the family pictures and view from the porch are the most telling because that peace and happiness is true wealth worth more then all the domains in the world.

    As an aside he thought he made some great points about .TV which were especially poignant in he context of his own illness:

    “Why can’t we have a .tv site for every product, so I can see a demonstration on how to use it instead of digging through a manual?,” he asked. “Why can’t we have one for every disease, so if I want to learn about ulcerative colitis I can sit there and watch a program about it? It is an educational thing that you can apply to almost every field. I think .tv is a great extension for that.”

    June 10th, 2008 at 12:47 am

    Brian Berke

    “It seems that everything Dr. Hartnett touches turns to gold”

    This is great news for us .tv investors/developers. Hartnett owns or co-owns a whopping 17 thousand .TV domains. This is yet one more example among many where Dr Hartnett is ahead of the game and will cash in big time as major media companies and end users continue adapting .tv, the only worldwide TLD that instantly stands for online video and is known across any and all countries and languages with 60 plus years of real world branding behind it.

    June 10th, 2008 at 1:54 am

    Conor Neu

    Agreed. Inspirational from both a business perspective and on a personal level. You read this and you don’t only want his money, you want to succeed and help others like him as well.

    June 10th, 2008 at 3:56 am


    very inspirational story but the statement related to his time spent as a commodities broker can’t be true –

    “six down days in his seven years of floor trading”

    there’s no way he was an active trader – if he was active:

    assume he traded 200 days/yr * 7 yrs = 1400 trading days – he was profitable 99.6% days – bs.

    June 10th, 2008 at 9:06 am

    Ron Jackson

    Chris lived in Fairfield, Iowa at the time and told me he typically only went to Chicago once a month to trade – especially loved the quarterly triple witching hours – so Mike is correct in that he was not a daily trader.

    June 10th, 2008 at 9:33 am


    @ron – thx for the clarification – still a darn good track record

    June 10th, 2008 at 1:25 pm

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