29 Dec '16, 2pm

#4 in 2016: The Death of DNForum

#4 in 2016: The Death of DNForum

The demise of DNForum was big news in 2016. The fourth most-read story of 2016 was my post about the death of DNForum . The domain name forum, which used to be a popular place for domain name investors to discuss and trade names, went dark without notice in February. It came back online months later, but it is down again as I write this. The forum’s demise seems to be a result of its owner’s financial or other troubles. Adam Dicker ran into some issues in 2015 when a number of clients went public alleging that he either didn’t deliver what he promised or owed them money. Dan Gessler founded DNForum in 2001. Domain name investor Greg Ricks purchased the forum from Gessler about a year later, and then Adam Dicker acquired it from Ricks. While the site was once the preeminent domain forum, NamePros was quickly becoming the go-to place for domain conversations even before DNFo...

Full article: http://domainnamewire.com/2016/12/29/4-2016-death-dnforum/

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