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Helmuts Meskonis Follows Acorn Domains Purchase with Acquisition of DNForum.com 

Just a few days after acquiring the UK's oldest and largest domain investor's forum - AcornDomains.co.uk, the founder of Host Maria and the London Domain Name Summit conference, Helmuts Meskonis, has acquired the oldest domain forum in the U.S., DNForum.com. The purchase was first announced last night in a new episode of the YouTube series Domain Name Talk, followed by a press release published at DNForum.com this morning. 

Meskonis said, "The main mission of this acquisition is to guarantee the success of the annual B2B convention, London Domain Summit,  for the global and European domain name industry. This year's London Domain Summit will take place August 22-23 at Hilton London Metropole."

Since being established by Dan Gessler in 2001, DNForum has gone through a series of ownership changes, including one just a few months ago when  British domain name investor Ryan De Corsie Ewen bought it from financially distressed registrar Epik.com

As to why he decided to take on the task of stabilizing DNForum after its long history of ups and downs, Meskonis said, "I simply couldn't pass up this offer. I cannot disclose the price, apart from that it was in GBP and 5 digits. I am grateful to Ryan that he came to me first with this amazing opportunity, and also gave me a great price for it. I want to emphasize that as the new owner, I have no intention of selling DNForum as this acquisition serves a higher purpose. We will be working on strategic partnerships and the first partnership has already been signed with the London-based Intis Telecom." 

Intis Telecom is a global communications company that entered the domain industry after purchasing IT.com for $3.8 million in the closing quarter of 2021. The company used the domain to open the new IT.com registry that sells third level domains under .it.com through a global network of registrar partners. 

Helmuts Meskonis

(Posted April 27, 2023)   

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