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MediaOptions Names New COO - ICA Adds Legal Aid Benefit - Ron Jackson Going Live with Mike Mann

Several things to share with you today. For starters, veteran domain industry attorney and executive Jonathan Tenenbaum has joined domain brokerage firm MediaOptions as Chief Operating Officer. Jonathan moves over from Web.com where he has most recently been serving as Title Associate General Counsel & Chief Privacy Officer. Prior to that he was the company's VP, Aftermarket Strategy & Revenue, a post Tenenbaum assumed after spending over six years as the General Manager at NameJet.

MediaOptions Founder & CEO Andrew Rosener said he wanted Tenenbaum on his team to, "more aggressively grow our business with the best people in the right positions to serve our growing client base and the evolving landscape of digital assets. Jonathan understands domain names and the domain aftermarket in a way that few can hope to, and he has a proven track record of maximizing the potential of businesses in this space. Hes joining an already successful team at the perfect time to spearhead our planned expansion.

Tenenbaum said, "What I find most compelling about MediaOptions is its undisputed excellence in the domain space, and Andrew Rosener is a visionary in an industry that is ripe for innovation. With several new and exciting partnerships on the horizon and the most successful brokerage team in the industry already in place, MediaOptions is well-positioned to 

Jonathan Tenenbaum
Chief Operating Officer

accelerate into the future, and Im looking forward to taking the company to the next level.

While MediaOptions was bringing one of the industry's top attorneys on board, the Internet Commerce Association (ICA) was rolling out a new benefit for members - a 15% discount on legal services, pus as an additional $200 credit towards $1,000 in services (the benefit is available for all legal services, not just domain name related legal matters).

Five veteran domain attorneys are working with the non-profit association that protects domain owner's rights to provide these frequently requested perks: John Di Giacomo, Partner, Revision Legal, Gerald Levine, Managing Partner, Levine Samuel LLP, Stevan Lieberman, Partner, Greenberg & Lieberman LLP, Howard Neu, Law Offices of Howard M. Neu PA and Jason Schaeffer, Of Counsel, ESQwire. If you have been in the industry appreciable length of time you will recognize all of those names as each of them has been a long time leaders in our legal sector. 

You can get more information on each attorney and full details on the services available through the benefit here. If you are not already an ICA member, you can Join here

Speaking of industry veterans - pioneering domain investor Mike Mann, the Founder of DomainMarket.com (and before that, BuyDomains.com), has been sharing his expertise and conducting wide-ranging interviews with a variety of interesting guests on a new YouTube channel he started a few months ago. Mike initially does his shows as a livestream, then adds them to his YouTube channel where, as of this writing, there are already over a dozen episodes you can view. 

The format usually has Mike chatting one at a time, with a couple of guests in a very relaxed, informal atmosphere. Then there is bonus time where he covers areas of special interest to domain investors, like domain valuation and appraisals. One thing I like about the series is Mike mixes it up - it's not all about domains, so you never know exactly where the conversations are going to go. That keeps things interesting, especially since Mike is not shy about speaking his mind on any subject.

As it happens, I will be Mike's first guest on his next livestream Wednesday morning 

A blast from the past. Mike Mann 
stirring things up at the 2011 T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

(November 17) at 11am U.S. Eastern Time. (Update): The Wednesday livestream went well and I enjoyed catching up with Mike again. The replay is now available on Mike's YouTube channel at this link

(Posted November 17, 2020)


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