VP Pete Lamson Has Left NameMedia Where He Ran Two of
the Domain Industry's Biggest Sales Platforms; the
AfternicDLS and BuyDomains
Lamson, a Senior VP at NameMedia
also served as the General Manager of their Domain
Marketplace (including two of the industry's most
successful sales platforms, the AfternicDLS
has left the company on good terms. I came to regard
highly since meeting him for the first time
nearly four years ago at the 2006
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Silicon Valley conference.
From the start, the Harvard Business School
graduate encouraged the industry to adopt more
professional standards to improve its standing
in the general business world.
also consistently worked to expand aftermarket sales
opportunities for domain owners. Through the
development of NameMedia's expanded promotion
platform, he played a key role in
making small to medium sized business (SMB)
owners around the world aware of the high value
proposition represented by good domain names.
That process involved heavy ad spending in
general interest business publications aimed at
the SMB market.
Lamson's arrival at NameMedia the company did
not share BuyDomains sales data. However, Pete
quickly saw that doing so would bring more
transparency to the market and
Former Name Media Senior VP and
Domain Marketplace General Manager
foster additional sales by allowing buyers to
make more informed purchase decisions. He agreed
to start sending me their sales results each
week and those have become a key component of
report we publish to give buyers and
sellers around the world insight into current
prices and trends in the domain aftermarket.
Lamson by phone this morning and he said he thoroughly
enjoyed his four-year run at NameMedia and had the
utmost respect for his colleagues there. Lamson said,
"I'm very proud of what our team accomplished and
also proud of what NameMedia as well as other companies
and individuals did collectively to try to move
the industry forward. There is still a long way to go
but we have also come a long way in recent years."
Lamson said he doesn't plan to begin his "next
adventure" until the just the right opportunity
comes along. He will be able to draw on an impressive
history of successful executive business
experience when he returns to the playing
am hopeful that next opportunity keeps Pete in the
domain industry, but if it doesn't we wish him the best
in whatever lies ahead and thank him for the many
contributions he has already made to our space.