Robert has sold Domainer back to Ned

Ned (Neddy) started Domainer back in 2015 and that’s when I really got hooked on buying, developing and sometimes selling great Australian domain names.

I considered myself more of a professional domainer back in 2016 when I wrote my first blog on Domainer for Ned which was aptly called, My First Year As A Domainer.

Fast forward to 2018 and after running it for three years, Ned sold Domainer to me and entrusted me to keep it going. At the time Ned wrote, “I wanted to find the right person to take over my labour of love. That someone had to have a similar level of passion for the domain industry in Australia – and importantly, they also had to have the time to devote to the blog on a weekly basis.”

I took over the reins and I shined some light on all types of positive and negative aspects of the domain investor industry. I think I’m most proud of the 35 Domainer Shows Ed Keay-Smith and I were able to create. We met and interviewed some amazing entrepreneurs and domain investors and had a lot of fun.

I invested a lot of time and energy over the past three years, and it’s all been worth it and I’ll never forget it, but now I feel it’s time for me to move on. I have no doubt the community will rally behind Ned as he takes Domainer back to its roots and continues the fight to keep the domain name industry fair and transparent. As for me, I’ll be concentrating on building out more new businesses with my great domain names. I’ve also been spending a lot of time on blockchain and cryptocurrency technology, which I began looking into exactly four years ago this month, so I plan to spend a lot more time exploring these technologies even further.

Today, Ned has officially taken over the responsibility of being Publisher of Domainer.com.au (after this article). Any articles, posts or comments published from hereon in will be his legal responsibility.

Thank you to all our regular readers and supporters over the past three years, and especially to my good mate Ed Keay-Smith who worked with me on creating the first Australian Domainer Show. I wish Ned all the best going forward, especially as we head into this next important chapter of Australian domain names.

Onward and upward Neddy!

Robert Kaay – 8 November 2021

21 thoughts on “Robert has sold Domainer back to Ned

  • November 8, 2021 at 4:28 am
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    All the best Robert and I’m sure Ned will enjoy being back to the helm.

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    • November 8, 2021 at 2:28 pm
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      G’day you old bugger! Long time no chat. Hope you and yours are all well.

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  • November 8, 2021 at 5:18 am
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    Interesting waking up to this news this morning! I didn’t expect that (although I never expected a flu to change world events a few years ago either) I hope domainer keeps on punching in all things .au or is it .com.au

    Thanks Rob & welcome back Ned

    Erwin

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    • November 8, 2021 at 2:31 pm
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      Erwin, you can rest assured that Domainer Mk3 will be keeping a constructive eye on things! Important times ahead.

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  • November 8, 2021 at 6:20 am
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    Congrats Rob & Ned

    I think it has all worked out exactly as it was meant to be.

    Domainer is still up and running which is the main thing.

    I had great fun with Rob Co-Hosting the Domainer Show.

    Onwards and upwards!

    Cheers

    Ed

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    • November 8, 2021 at 9:56 am
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      Thanks Ed.

      The Domainer Show that you and Rob put together on Domainer is amazing. You are a technical whiz!

      I also know that some of the guests you interviewed were long standing friends and contacts of yours. Your podcasts will remain in perpetuity.

      All the best.

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  • November 8, 2021 at 8:55 am
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    Ned I look forward to seeing you back and active in the domain community! Congrats to you both.

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    • November 8, 2021 at 10:03 am
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      Domainer has been an important resource to me and others over the years. Looking forward to a new chapter.

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    • November 8, 2021 at 2:35 pm
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      Thanks Luke. Someone has to keep an eye on you and all your mighty acquisitions and sales! 🙂

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  • November 8, 2021 at 9:53 am
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    Thanks Robert!

    You are an entrepreneur through and through, and I know how busy you are with some of your new projects. So the timing for the handing back of the baton to me is just perfect. It’s good to be back with my baby. 🙂

    The Domainer Show that you and Ed put together on Domainer is amazing. Those podcasts will remain in perpetuity. Thank you both.

    Even though we didn’t always see eye to eye on some things, I am proud to call you my friend.

    Best wishes.

    Ned

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  • November 8, 2021 at 10:34 am
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    Congratulations to you both. Rob, thank you for your content and as al;ways I look forward to what you will do next Ned

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  • November 8, 2021 at 12:42 pm
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    Well done and good work on all you brought to the table Rob. I hope you succeed with whatever you put your hands to going forward. And Ned, happy to see you back in the saddle. You’ve always been an extremely helpful and knowledgeable icon in this space. Keep up the good work!

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    • November 8, 2021 at 2:27 pm
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      You are such a sweet talker Rudy! Thank you. 🙂

      Hopefully we may catch up in person again one day soon.

      Ned

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  • November 8, 2021 at 2:11 pm
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    Warmuz and co should be happy you’re gone Rob.

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  • November 8, 2021 at 6:31 pm
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    Welcome back Ned! Always loved your work 🙂

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  • November 8, 2021 at 9:04 pm
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    Congrats to all. Rob, all the best with the all your endeavors. Neddy, wishing you much continued success.

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  • November 9, 2021 at 9:18 am
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    Wow that’s is interesting news

    Rob and Ed have done a great job with the podcasts and had some very interesting people that were prepared to be interviewed. We all thank you both

    Im looking forward to Ned being back in charge and being able to keep the rest of us more updated on what is really going on as he did before. As we know Ned will be back analysing and sorting through the BS that we get fed from the powers to be, Im sure there are a few people squirming in their seats a little bit more that they were last Friday.
    Lead the charge Ned we are waiting in anticipation

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    • November 12, 2021 at 10:33 am
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      I rememember you Barbra! Hope you and the family are well.

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