Monte is Founder / President of RightOfTheDot, LLC, a licensed business & premium domain auction and brokerage firm, providing Internet consulting and advisement specializing in new and existing TLD strategy, Contention Resolution Services, board advisement, premium domain market positioning, sales and services. He was Founder and CEO of Moniker.com, a leading ICANN Accredited Registrar and he was former President of SnapNames.com, a leading domain auction and expired domain business. He is also an active investor in Diamante Eco Adventure Park in Costa Rica, HaciendaDiamante.com- luxury villa/estate rental property in Costa Rica, Desktop.com,
S3 Restaurant on Ft. Lauderdale Beach, FL, Bidtellect.com an online native advertising & marketing firm, WeedClub.com, and the Marriott Courtyard in Jupiter, FL, among others.
Monte has been pioneering domain and aftermarket services since 1994/95. During his time, he helped many new and existing TLD’s have successful launches through registrar promotions, sales & auctions of premium domains through marketing, brokerage and sales. Monte has more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare, high technology and Internet fields.
He was one of the early pioneers and started investing in domain names in 1994/95 and started the first online domain brokerage business in the industry. Success includes more than $550,000,000 in domain sales & brokerage, including the industry’s first domain name sale for over $1 million dollars with the sale of Wallstreet.com and the industry’s first $2 million dollar domain sale with the sale of Autos.com in 1999. Later, he sold the highest dollar domain in history with the sale of Porn.com for $9.5M and Slots.com for $5.5mm. He is also the visionary behind Live and online Domain Auctions. He was also the creator of domain appraisals, domain escrow and Whois Privacy services, for the industry.
Monte was voted into the 2010 Domain Hall of Fame by industry peers. He has spoken and presented at more than 150 industry conferences.
Monte graduated from University of Kentucky with degrees in marketing, biology, and business administration.
Specialties: Merger and Acquisitions in the Internet Industry, Domain name Registrations, Domain name sales and Auctions, appraisals, and escrow of sales, Domain name acquisitions, Corporate domain name management, Online branding, identity services and web presence, Health care and medical device sales.
ROTD (RightOfTheDot™) is the brainchild of one of the domain name industry’s true pioneers and Domain Hall Of Fame member, Monte Cahn.
RightOfTheDot is an Internet consulting and advisement firm specializing in selling, brokering, acquiring, auctioning, appraising premium domain names in new and existing TLDs. We also specialize in strategy, board advisement, premium domain and market positioning, sales, stealth acquisition, and consulting services. We are the only company with a professional auction business license specific to the domain name industry.
RightOfTheDot.com is focused on gTLD domain names and ROTD.com is focused on premium domain name brokerage and the premium domain name auction services provided by the company. We have sold more than $560,000,000 in domains since 1995! That is more than any other company in the industry.