Last month, I advised my intention to step away from Domainer.com.au; and the domain industry generally.
As I also said back then, I wanted to find the right person to take over my labour of love. That someone had to have a similar level of passion for the domain industry in Australia – and importantly, they also had to have the time to devote to the blog on a weekly basis.
There were two people that I considered as exceptional in this regard.
One was my long standing friend Luke Summers who has helped me from the beginning with Domainer. Without his input and friendship, this blog would have been a lot poorer. His technical knowledge on the back-end has been invaluable; as have his articles.
The other person was Robert Kaay. He hasn’t been involved with domains as long as Luke and I, but he is one incredibly motivated and successful person. He’s been prepared to learn the business the hard way, and he has achieved remarkable success in the domain industry generally. To my mind, he is now also the best domain broker in Australia (better than I ever was). His involvement with Domainer started back in December 2015 with this great guest article.
This was made really easy. Luke told me about a month ago that he was also diverting a lot of his time and efforts outside of the domain industry, and he would not be able to do Domainer justice. I appreciated his candour.
Therefore, it is with great pleasure that I announce Robert Kaay has agreed to take over the reins. I think he will take Domainer to greater heights than I ever did, and more importantly, he will keep the focus on the immense challenges facing the Australian domain name space.
Robert will be purchasing Domainer.com.au and the website, but this will take a few weeks to properly put into place (I’m about to go away for two weeks).
However, to get things underway, Robert will officially take over the responsibility of being Publisher of Domainer.com.au as from today (after this article). Any articles, posts or comments published from hereon in will be his legal responsibility.
My son Luke will be assisting him in the interim.
Good luck Robert!
Ned O’Meara – 29 May 2018