09|28|2009 09:58 pm EDT
While I know that the desire of those who give of their “time, talent and treasure” is not to seek recognition, I’ve decided to point out several stories from people that I’ve met in the domain business that are giving back in ways that I find inspiring. Over the last few months, some of their stories have inspired me to think differently and look at the world in a different light. Some of them are donating money to charity, some of them are putting in time and serving and some are donating their talent to do good. I thought I’d share these short glimpses of what others are up to as a way to pass along the inspiration I felt from their efforts, in hopes of inspiring more stories.
I’m sure I’ll forget a few, but several stories that come to mind from the past include Donna Mahony and Bido’s benefit auction for the burro rescue, Michael Mann’s efforts with Grassroots.org, Eytan Elbaz’s whose PSA “Dear Parents” donated $25,000 to the Museum of Tolerance, Aftermarket.com Domainer Mardi Gras auction benefiting New Orleans Habitat for Humanity and Fabulous.com’s head shaving fun (several times) to benefit cancer research. Domain registrar behemoth Godaddy.com even touted charitable donation of a bunch of money toward several charities last year.
Recently, Ron Jackson pointed out a story of a group of domain investors and domain business leaders who are travelling to Kenya to learn of the efforts of the Water School. The Water School a charity that is aiding in efforts to bring clean water to Africa.
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