I would like to begin this entry by saying that you never know if something is going to work until you try it. This is exactly what Morgan and I decided to do. A few months ago we exchanged a number of emails and phone calls discussing why it would be beneficial to start a domaining group here in the Los Angeles area.
What we didn’t know at the time is that there would be individuals from different regions driving over 100 miles to join us. What started off as the Los Angeles Domaining Group has quickly developed into the Southern California Domaining Group. Boasting a total of 35 members, 12 members attended our first meetup. This was by far an incredible turn out, much more than we had previously anticipated.
Our first meetup took place at a landmark pub called Casey’s in Downtown, Los Angeles. The setting for our first meetup couldn’t of been better. The manager of the pub extended a favor by reserving a small room for us to conduct the meetup within. As the night started Morgan and I witnessed members starting to trickle in. The first two members to arrive to the meetup were Ron and Oscar. There story alone should be a headline feature. Ron went from selling domain names on eBay to generating a six figure income by using the Snapnames platform. Oscar was Ron’s banker! Ron is now teaching Oscar the ends and outs of the domaining world. They drove all the way from San Diego to attend our meetup.
As the night progressed Morgan Linton provided an insightful presentation about his company. Everyone had the option to pick Morgan’s mind with an extensive Q & A session. This lasted for quite some time. It doesn’t hurt to have such a session when two representatives from Domain Sponsor and the CEO of Freshdrop.net are in the room. The irony here is no one presented themselves as big business, everyone truly treated each other with mutual respect. An employee from Ernst and Young was even in the room. He has a passion for domaining and that goes to show you can have a successful career and still partake in the domaining industry.
As everyone shared there ideas, appetizers, business cards and all out passion for domaining I couldn’t help to be inspired! As some of you may know I am a strongly driven person! Being surrounded with other people who share my passion kicks me into overdrive. DomainSponsor was kind enough to sponsor our group by fronting half of the bill. This is something that was not planned! The two representatives did this out of pure generosity and we thank them for it! There are plenty of more details about our first domaining meetup to share but I am going to let the pictures speak for themselves. If you are interested in joining the Southern California Domaining Group, feel free to join us on www.meetup.com/domaining and if you are a California domainer and would like to network with other domainers within this wonderful state visit cadomaining.ning.com!