Monte Cahn is Co-Founder and President of Right of the Dot, LLC, an Internet consulting and advisement firm specializing in new and existing TLD strategy, board advisement, premium domain and market positioning, sales and services. Most recently he is Founder and former President of Moniker.com, a Top 7 ICANN Accredited Registrar and former President of SnapNames.com, the leading online domain auction and expired names business on the web. Together these made up the Aftermarket & Registrar Division of Oversee.net, where he also managed more than 6 million domains, and 117 ICANN Accredited Registrars. Monte became president of SnapNames and VP of Sales for DomainSponsor, the internets’ leading domain monetization company, in 2008, shortly after Moniker was purchased by Oversee.
He started investing in domain names in 1995 and helped start the first online domain brokerage business on the Internet in 1996. Success includes participating in the sale of more than $300,000,000 in domain name sales & brokerage, including the industry’s first domain name sale for over $1 million dollars with the sale of Wallstreet.com and the industries first $2 million dollar plus domain sale with the sale of Autos.com in 1999. Many feel that these two industry record sales were responsible for dot com buying and selling frenzy that started in late 1999. Later, he sold the highest dollar domain in history with the sale of Porn.com for $9.5M and most recently the sale of Slots.com for $5.5mm. He is also the visionary behind Live and online Domain Auctions, bringing transparency and an open market mentality to the domain industry, and spearheaded the development of the only true Domain Escrow and Appraisal services available in the market. Monte has also owned several businesses and significantly contributed to the successful initial public offerings of Pyxis Corporation and MedicaLogic, Inc.
Consistently pioneering and inventing new products and services for the domain industry along with generating hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue, Monte was voted into the 2010 Domain Hall of Fame by his industry peers. He has spoken and presented at more than 100 industry conferences such as Ad-Tech, WebMasterWorld/PubCon, Search Engine Strategies/SES, Internext, The Strategic Forum, SMX, T.R.A.F.F.I.C., and DomainFest on the subject of domain names and intellectual property.
Monte Cahn created and is host of the Internet radio show “Domain Masters” on www.WebmasterRadio.fm, which airs weekly on Wednesdays at 7 PM EST. Monte graduated from University of Kentucky with degrees in marketing, biology, and business administration.