A visionary? you tell me…

June 22, 2009

Yesterday I went to the post office to collect a parcel I received from the UK.
I had no clue as to what it was , nor who sent it. The only thing I was expecting from over there were my 5 packing boxes which I shipped myself before my move to delicious Mauritius.

To my surprise, it was a box full of goodies from the King of Shaves!

goodies from KoS

goodies from KoS

Will King, founder of King of Shaves (KoS) is not just the usual business man you’d meet everyday.
I first came to know about him through his products KoS, which are quite well known in the UK.

The man has a vision! One needs balls of steel to come up and challenge multi-billion dollars companies
like Gilette.

A few months ago, he launched his first razor (He called it the AZOR), or HARDWARE, after his SOFTWARE products
(Shaving Oils, moisturisers, etc..) became well established. He is well on his way to create a BIG name on the shaving scene.

Imagine a world where someone sends an email to the CEO of Gilette and gets a prompt reply! Yes, that’s Utopia :-
Dream world.. and that’s what makes the CEO of KoS different. He IS on the battle field, he replies to queries
and helps as much as he can. That’s a different way of doing brand awareness,and an effecive one too.
(Makes me think of the guys at ZAPPO’s!)

Will King entered the shaving business in 1993 with nothing but a real passion for what he wanted to do. 16 years later, his fast growing company is becoming a serious competitor to one of the most well known brands in the world.

Why do I see him as a visionary?
Well just type in SHAVE.com . He owns the category killer, generic domain for this business.
When I approached him some years ago for ‘the best SHAVE in the world.com’ , his reply was ” I already own
‘theWorldsBestShave.com’! ” -(which he points to SHAVE.com)
I was even more impressed!!  the man knows what he’s doing! And he is fully harnessing the power of the internet,
social media, to achieve his goals. That’s a perfect example of someone being ‘one step ahead!’

You can find more about him here : … his blog
His Facebook profile: WillKing
and of course,  SHAVE.com

and a token of appreciation from me,  www.theAZOR.com ! (Hover your mouse over the blurry spots 😉 )

Happy Shaving from Delicious Mauritius!

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Happy Holidays and Good bye for now . . .

December 23, 2008

as this year comes to an end, I would like to thank you all.

Thank you for these priceless minutes of attention you have given me . Thank you for your comments, and thank you for making me your friend.  This year has been busy and I am very grateful for being busy. thebestBLOGintheworld came to life this year and through it,  I made a lot of domainer friends and got to  meet a few in person.

Every domainer is an island,.. but bridges are being built. We need to work together to make ‘our world’ known.  Educate those outsiders so that we are better understood and can all reap the fruits of our investments.

2009 is looking to be as exciting, if not more! with new TLDs coming in, the tough economic challenge , parking in turmoil, Mr Goog shaking things up, . . we all have a lot to look forward to!  The Game is changing once again,..  to test our patience and our perseverance.

I am very optimistic, to those in doubt, I’d say :  Each domain is a piece of the internet puzzle, each piece is unique, each piece has its place. We domainers are building something BIG. There will come the day where EVERYBODY will need a domain name. Just like everybody needs an email address today. And when this time comes, we will have had a headstart on a lot of people. WE will be there! It may take time, but it will happen. Good things come to those who wait, .. and I’m not saying that because I’m a fan of Guinness..

what i'll wear at the airport

what i'll wear at the airport

Friends, this is going to be my last blog post for 2008. Tomorrow, I’m flying to Dubai-Malaysia-Singapore to enjoy the end of year celebrations. If there are any domainers reading from these countries, shoot me an email if you fancy meeting up over a drink.

See you in 2009,

Merry Christmas,  Happy Hanukkah,  Happy New Year,  Happy Whatever,.. the most important thing is, I wish you Health and a lot of Happy times in your life..

on another note, I don’t know if you                                       . . . . . . . .     have seen the news lately,.  <–click

(I’m loving the domain name they use 🙂  )

I’m working towards it 😉

my BESTS ,

Ritz


My afternoon defending domainers

November 13, 2008

After reading Julia’s post which eventually geared me towards this article on the Register, I was annoyed to read the comments of some readers. I strongly felt I HAD  to clarify some things, so I commented too.

It is hard to take in comments like the one made by Ron Green. But I guess this is how we, domainers, are seen from the outside world . (Yes, it is an outside world if you are not into domaining). It’s the harsh truth.

I am tired of people associating domaining with cybersquatting . Domainers need a re-branding. An urgent one. You can start right now, it’s not going to be easy, but I believe it can be done.

If every domainer makes a common effort, to inform people around them about the industry , explain domaining to them, stop/condemn those who register trademark names in bad faith, stop bickering about each other’s portfolio and focus on theirs and ways to make the world know who we are,

we would all be winners.

I will defend domainers everytime I read/hear BS* about this community.

Ritz


condolences to Obama and Family

November 4, 2008

I hope,.

I really dearly hope,..

 ..that no stupid domainer is going to register domain names associated with the death of the soon-to-be (maybe) president of the united states’ grand mother. Trying to profit from such events is wrong. And those who do are sad people who will never succeed.

My sincere condolences go to the Obama family on the recent passing away of Madelyn Dunham (grand mother of Barack Obama). She played an important role in Barack Obama’s life and she surely has contributed to shape somehow the character of the next president.

Americans, vote wisely tomorrow. Your vote will have an impact on the whole world, not just the USA.

My best,

R.

 

PS: I will be closing the poll  at  thebest PRESIDENT intheworld.com tomorrow.