Oversee.net just put out a press release announcing that Monte Cahn will be leaving Oversee at the end of the year:
Here is the the press release:
“Monte Cahn, the founder of Moniker® and a widely-known domain name industry pioneer, has elected to leave the company at the conclusion of his contract later this month.”
“Oversee appreciates all of Monte’s contributions to the company and to the industry,” said Oversee CEO and President Jeff Kupietzky. “We respect his readiness to part ways and look forward to working with him in new capacities.”
“Cahn joined the organization in December 2007, after Moniker’s acquisition by Oversee.”
“He was instrumental in the successful integration of the retail registrar function into Oversee’s other operating divisions, and continued his prominent industry role as a leader and facilitator of domain name sales through private and live domain name auction events. During his time with Moniker, Cahn helped create and introduce inventive services like domain name appraisals, escrow, theft protection, WhoIs privacy, bulk name and asset management, and live domain auctions.”
“I want to express my sincere gratitude to all those that have worked with me at Moniker, SnapNames and Oversee and helped build an industry-leading brand and company. I know that their successes as individuals and as a company will continue for years to come,” said Cahn. “I also want to express my thanks to our loyal customers and business partners who believed in and contributed to the domain name industry. It has been a real pleasure serving the industry for the past 15 years.”
“Cahn will leave the Oversee organization on December 31, 2010.”
Wow this is huge news.
Certainly Monte has been one of the leaders in the domain industry for over 15 years.
Monte started Moniker from nothing with no VC money, and built it into a top 10 registrar.
Pretty impressive stuff.
Its probably safe to say that no one on the planet has sold more domains in terms of price than Monte through brokerage and live auctions, certainly totaling in the Hundreds of Millions of dollars as well as some of the biggest sales of all time.
Monte was just and very well deservedly, elected into the Domain Name Hall of Fame at TRAFFIC Miami.