Cnet.comjust published a feature story all about the Mann, Mike Mann.
The story entitled “Meet the ‘Mann’ who registered 14,962 domains in 24 hours” recounts how Mike Mann started in the domain business, built and sold BuyDomains and now seems to have done it all over again with DomainMarket.com.
Some of the more interesting parts from the story for me were:
Mike Mann still owns 15% of NameMedia. I thought Mike had sold his entire interest in BuyDomains.com to NameMedia. I might be the only person that didn’t know Mike owed such a large part of the company, but I didn’t.
Mike Mann quote: “I want to own the world.” priceless
Mike Mann Quote: “We have a filter, but I’m the world’s most efficient human filter for this for of thing,” said Mann, true to form. “I don’t think anyone can read huge lists of domain names as quickly as I can and understand what they’re reading. I’m a pattern reader. It’s a huge pain in the ass, but it’s what I do for a living.”
In the two years since his non-compete with NameMedia expired, Mike has registered 400,000 domains or about 6x the number of domains its taken me 15 years to get.
Paul Sloan write the article for Cnet.com
Paul of course has written the the most widely covered stories in mainstream publications on the domain industry including the feature story on Kevin Ham for Business 2.0. and the story that propelled the whole domain industry featuring Frank Schilling into the spotlight, Masters of Their Domain.
You should check out the full story at Cnet.com.
We here at TheDomains.com have nominated Mike several times for the Domain Hall of Fame award and still believe that he should have been one of the first 5 inductees. Mike is one of those love him or hate him guys with a strong personality, but his success in the domain industry cannot be denied and its still a story in progress.