No, Rick is not dead. He very much alive but he has stopped blogging and I am a bit sad because of this.
It is almost 4 months that Rick Schwartz wrote his last post on his blog.
I have not met Rick in person and we have only exchanged a couple of emails and a few comments here and there but I think I know him a little by reading his posts. He was probably one of the reasons I started this blog in 2012.
Among other things, Rick taught me how to evaluate domain names based on what a company would make by using the domain and not by mere google searches or PPC revenue. I have taken my sales onto a new level because of this. So this is an opportunity to say to all domainers: don’t sell cheap. Just don’t. Stop leaving money on the table.
This is a difficult time. (Not because of domain sales that are doing very good.) And probably it is more confusing than difficult. And maybe it seems more confusing because Rick has silenced.
There are media attacking domainers for one reason or another, bad UDRP decisions, New gTLDs that are changing the domain industry one way or the other, and various shady voices that are trying to pass their own agenda.
This is the time for speaking out.
So what do you say?