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Founder Monte Cahn Parts Company With Moniker.com - Will Leave the Oversee.net Unit December 31

Domain industry pioneer Monte Cahn, the man who founded  Moniker.com and stayed on to lead the popular registrar after it was sold to Oversee.net in 2007, is leaving the company effective December 31, 2010 when his current contract ends. 

In a prepared statement Oversee CEO and President Jeff Kupietzky said, “Oversee appreciates all of Monte’s contributions to the company and to the industry. We respect his readiness to part ways and look forward to working with him in new capacities.” Cahn was instrumental in the successful integration of the retail registrar function into Oversee’s other operating divisions, and continued his prominent role as an industry leader and facilitator of domain name sales through private and live domain name auction events.  

Cahn said, "I want to express my sincere gratitude to all those that have worked with me at Moniker, SnapNames and Oversee and

Monte Cahn
Moniker.com Founder

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. 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."

When I entered the domain business Monte was already an established industry leader which is why he was the subject of one of our earliest Cover Stories back in 2003 (The Full Monte: Why an Industry Pioneer's One Stop Shop Kept Expanding Long After the Bubble Burst). Monte was instrumental in the creation of live domain auctions and many other innovations over the years. Just last month his remarkable body of work was recognized when domain owners and investors voted him into T.R.A.F.F.I.C.'s Domain Hall of Fame

Cahn, who is currently on his way to Colombia for next week's ICANN meeting, did not comment on his future plans but I have heard through the grapevine that he may be joining a new domain business venture. I hope that is the case as I believe his talents are a major asset to this industry.

(Posted Dec. 3, 2010)  

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