How It All Began
Shortly after completing his Bachelor degree (Business Marketing) Mike began his career in the domain name industry, working at Dark Blue Sea, the parent company of Fabulous.com. During his tenure there he went from a Sales Representative to Business Development Manager and the face of the company. Affectionately known as "Mike Fabulous" he built a reputation as a leading professional in his field and is regarded as one of the most trusted and respected individuals in the industry. He managed key domain portfolios as well as relationships with partners such as Google and Verisign.
Mike then created his own brokerage company, Domain Guardians, where he had success in acquiring and selling premium domains for clients. Some examples include, BTC.com, eSignature.com, Rev.com, Curious.com, Strong.com and Evergreen.com.
In 2014, Mike then relocated to Tampa, Florida where he was based for six years, as the Director of Business Development for DNC Holdings, the parent company of Directnic.com. During his time with DNC he managed a number of portfolios for key clients. At any given time he had anywhere between 30K and 100K domains that he was responsible for. His duties included renewals, consolidation, monetization, sales and acquisitions; essentially all the day to day tasks in operating a domain name portfolio. He was also responsible for managing relationships with various partners including GoDaddy/Afternic, Sedo and NameJet/SnapNames. One of his major accomplishments was spearheading the acquisition of Fabulous.com, the company where he kickstarted his career; a very full circle moment.
Now living back in Australia, Mike is an independent consultant. Offering domain brokerage and portfolio management services as well as business development activities.