Rick Schwartz’s Asheville Meetup – Who is going…

Rick Schwartz is having a domain investor meetup at Asheville. See here details of the event and who is going to the “1st Annual Asheville Professional Domain Investors Meetup & Family Outing“.

Date and Time:

Thu, Aug 1, 2019, 7:00 PM – Sat, Aug 3, 2019, 11:30 PM EDT


Grove Park Inn at Sammons Building
Asheville, NC 28804
United States

Here is what Rick has in mind for the event:

“Bringing Professional Domain Name Investors together w/o the hurried pace and noise of a tradional trade show. Lots of food, drink, FUN!”

“I am out for us to make history with domains. And this time it will stay focused on domains investors and furthering OUR SELF-INTERESTS not the agenda of others. It’s my vision, and I hope you share this experience with me and others. ”

“This is a show by Domain Investors for Domain Investors. It’s not a show where all these companies get stage time to push their wares or new gTLD’s and domains, and domainers are pushed aside. If we have any sponsors at all (and it looks like we will), it will be to help us not sell us. And also lower the financial burden on attendees.”

“I often talk about our “friends” in the domain business and how we should be suspect. However, relationships are different. They don’t start with an agenda or a motive. They don’t start with one trying to sell the other whatever the hell they have. It’s not an opportunity to do face spam. lol, those are NOT friends. They may be colleagues, they may be partners, they may be a lot of things, but friendship is not always one of them. Relationships start with like-minded professionals breaking bread and talking about need, want, desire and common points, or goals and see if anything dovetails. You compare findings.

If you look at my history and look at the history of Domain Investors, you will see that since before 2000 and my original chat board, I have brought folks together. Most friends and relationships in domaining started on my chat boards or at T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Whatever some think of me, I have a history of changing lives for the better, and I’m not quite done!

I have a simple goal inspired by George Washington Vanderbilt, Let’s make history!”

See below for an update on the event.

Who is going

Rick tweeted yesterday that the meetup is “75 domainers strong and sponsors too!! (Can use 1 or 2 more for badges/lanyards etc)”.

See below who is going according to Rick’s tweet from today: (This is the public list as it stands right now. 50 more people were not listed.)


Here is the link to REGISTER for the Asheville Meetup.

Update (I had this post written yesterday but didn’t post it):

Here is what Rick wrote about the event today:

Hi Folks!!

This will be the last mass email I send out about the Asheville Domain Investor Meetup before the event.

There are now 75 attendees of which about 50 are Domain Investors.

The hotel, The Grove Park Inn is completely sold out for these dates.

As I write this I have 6 tickets left for qualified domain investors.

Directnic/Fabulous will be sponsoring the lunch and Godaddy will sponsor the Ghost Tour as well as the Asheville Brewery tour.

We do have availability for some other sponsors. Breakfast, Open Bar, lanyards, badges, Coffee break etc.

Here is the agenda:

Thursday, August 1, 2019, 7:00PM-10: 00 PM Opening Cocktail Party, Open Bar and multi-station Buffet.

Friday August 2, 2019  11:00AM -12:30PM General Session

Friday, August 2, 2019, 12:30 – 2:00 PM Working Lunch

Friday August 2, 2019 2:30 – 4:00PM Afternoon Session

Friday, August 2, 2019, 7:15 PM Ghost Tour Bus to Asheville

Friday, August 2, 2019, 8:00 PM -10:00 PM Ghost Tour

Friday, August 2, 2019, 10:00 PM – ? Party in Asheville. Enjoy!

Saturday, August 3, 2019, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Huge Carolina Buffet Breakfast

Saturday, August 3, 2019, 12:45 PM- 4:30 PM Asheville Brewery Tour bus leaves from the front door

Saturday Night, go out and enjoy one or more of the fantastic Asheville Restaurants. Make reservations at least 2 weeks in advance via Open Table or RESERVE.

If you can’t make this year’s event, I hope to see you at one of the future events I have planned. (Stay Tuned)

Here is the public list of about 1/3 of the attendees:

Rick Schwartz
Michael/Judi Berkens
Roy Messer
Morgan Linton
Toby Hardy
Matthew Klein
Mike Robertson
Paul Nicks
Joe Styler
Braden Pollock
Monte Cahn
Barbara Koster
Herman Koster
Gerald Kovach
Carol Serksnis
Ian Boggess
Garett Thompson
David & Jan Carter
Mike O’Connor
John Colascione
Dr. Gregg McNair

About Konstantinos Zournas

I studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London, UK and I am now living in Athens, Greece. I went online in 1995, started coding in 1996 and began buying domain names and creating websites in 2000. I started the OnlineDomain.com blog in 2012.


  1. Really looking forward to it, I think this first year is going to be something very special.

  2. You’ve got to love the description, many parts of it; just one example: “This is a show by Domain Investors for Domain Investors. It’s not a show where all these companies get stage time to push their wares or new gTLD’s and domains, and domainers are pushed aside.” It really is, what most shows are about. Bullshit. If not for the opportunity see friends and associates, wouldn’t be worth it, outside of NamesCons live auction. 90% of the events are about selling you on something. I’m confident this event will be different.

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