I was at NamesCon and people were asking if Adam Dicker was coming or not.
Some people told me that Adam Dicker owes them money. I didn’t have any complaints send to me until the whole scandal broke out and even after that, no one actually complained to me personally about Adam.
Nevertheless I wrote an article of what I was thinking at the time about the whole Adam Dicker situation. After talking to all the people at NamesCon I have to say that my view has changed. I feel that I should write this article and have my opinion heard.
I met people that Adam owes them sums of $500 or $750 up to thousands of dollars. My rough estimation is that Adam could be in the hole for more than a million dollars.
It seems to me that Adam Dicker was agreeing to all sorts of ventures and deals with anyone he could find. That is without having the time, resources and in many cases the skills to deliver the results. He would take any money in advance whether that was for Q&A sessions over Skype, building websites, consulting and anything related to the internet and domain names. By “any money” I mean that he would take $500 or $5,000 or even tens of thousands in advance. He would take anything he could.
He was known to domainers but made him a “celebrity” in our small community was the purchase of DNForum.com. I think that was what made a lot of people trust him.
Now I am sure that he knew he could not deliver and he will never deliver. In my book this is borderline (because I don’t know the specifics of each deal) fraud and most likely he should be sued by the people involved.