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02|01|2011 09:33 am EDT

DFG: Cahn and Berkens Launch Right Of The Dot

by Frank Michlick in Categories: People

Right Of The Dot LogoAs officially announced in a press release this morning, industry veterans Monte Cahn and  Michael Berkens have partnered up to found Right Of The Dot. The new firm is an Internet consulting and advisement firm specializing in new and existing TLD strategy, board advisement, premium domain and market positioning, sales and services.

Monte Cahn had recently left Moniker, the registrar, auction company and broker he founded. Berkens founded Worldwide Media Inc., which owns and manages more than 75,000 domains, as well as a retail site, He also is the publisher of the domain industry blog,

It appears that the domain name of the company, was recently purchased from Frank Schilling’s inventory.

“The domain industry is preparing for a new era of rapid change and a complete shift in how investors and businesses think about domains and online presence,” said Cahn. “Enormous opportunity lies ahead for registries, registrars, entrepreneurs, investors and corporations. But the question is, how will you navigating the ever-expanding opportunities? Knowing how to make the most of your time and assets is invaluable, and that’s where RIGHT OF THE DOT comes in.”

Right Of The Dot services:

  • Marketing & sales strategy for new and existing gTLD’s , sTLD’s, ccTLD;s and IDNs
  • Brand protection and strategic analysis for registries, registrars and corporations
  • New and existing TLD brokerage and auction strategy
  • Corporate expansion and growth planning
  • Domain investment and development
  • Mergers, acquisitions & successful exit strategies
  • Maximum domain monetization
  • Premium domain name brokerage and stealth acquisition consulting services

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Jeff Schneider

February 1, 2011 @ 10:34 am EDT

Hello Frank,

Monte and Mike or Mike and Monte, are a formidable force in our Industry. Their business branded name was bought on the secondary market We see. Smart Move, Smart Leadership, What a combination!!EXCITING

Gratefully, Jeff Schneider (Contact Group) (Metal Tiger)


February 1, 2011 @ 11:24 am EDT

Looks like new tlds have a chance at a healthy future after all as long as rightofthedot is there to save them.

Stephen Douglas

February 5, 2011 @ 7:21 am EDT

Sounds like a company doing exactly what Successclick has been doing for six years. Welcome to the Jungle.


February 12, 2011 @ 5:58 pm EDT

With over 200 million domain names already registered (around 90 million of them dotcoms), trying to find a creative, unique, relevant and memorable address for less than a few million dollars is pretty much an impossible task.

Even if you manage to unearth something great and for a reasonable amount, ask the person next to you how many websites they can actually recall. The chances are maybe 5 or 10 (and that will include the likes of Google, Yahoo, Facebook and Twitter). Things have to change to bring the Web back to a more level playing field.

Running alongside ICANN today, operates a parallel Internet using new Dashcom (not Dotcom) Domain Names. Dashcoms are brand new web addresses in the format http://business-com or http://stock-market (examples only). With users and members in over 90 countries worldwide, resolution is via an APP (although ISP links are now available to negate that need).

Not-so-long ago, people would have thought a retailer totally crazy to waste time and money trying to sell anything on the Internet. After all why would anyone want to buy a hugely expensive computer, get an extra phone line, buy a modem, buy an OS, learn how to use it all….Why?…when all you had to do was make a quick phone call.

Having just one Internet floating around infinite cyberspace is like saying you can go anywhere you like in America as long as you stick to route 66. So today, just as in the USA (and anywhere else in the world) the Internet has more than one road to travel.

Frank Michlick

February 12, 2011 @ 9:40 pm EDT

@Dashworlds: I think your logic is flawed, as you are are not operating another Internet, but another naming system; Comparable to what has been operating for a long time. Just like them, you still rely on IP addresses that the names in your network are translated to, so you are just offering another access method to the same network, not another Internet. And in the end, the real challenge you face with your service is adaption by broad masses to make your concept viable.

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