Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and professional domain investor who founded his first domain investment and monetization company, Top Notch Domains, LLC, in 2003 while in graduate school at New York University. The company owns a portfolio of descriptive domain names and websites, including DogWalker.com, Torah.com, DogGroomers.com, Newburyport.com, PaymentProcessors.com, SHS.com, VisitSaoPaulo.com, VisitGrandCayman.com, DelrayBeachRealEstate.com, BabyRegistries.com, and many others. Of course, Elliot is also well known for his blog, ElliotsBlog.com, which is among the most read blogs of the domain space.
In 2008, Elliot founded Silver Internet Ventures, LLC, an Internet media company whose developed web properties include Burbank.com, Lowell.com, Dreidel.com, and TropicalBirds.com.
While studying for his Master’s Degree in Direct and Interactive Marketing, Elliot learned about the high value of domain names receiving targeted type-in traffic. "A person who types exactly what he is looking for into his browser is a more valuable prospect than a person who uses a search engine. This person knows exactly what he wants, and if the website can provide the information wanted, then he benefits, as does the owner of that site. It can be the most cost-effective way to generate targeted leads," Elliot once wrote.
In 2008, Elliot Silver was honored with a Domainers Choice Award for ElliotsBlog.com, which was voted best Domain Blog, and a Name Intelligence Award for ElliotsBlog.com for Best Domain Blog Community. In 2010, Elliot was honored with a TRAFFIC Award for Best Domain Blog.
Elliot is originally from Nashua, NH, but currently makes his home on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with his wife and dog, where he is an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan. He is a graduate of Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. His mom reads his blog every day, so be nice.
Elliot is again nominated for "Best Domain Blog", to be announced at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Fort Lauderdale on October 18, 2011.