First off, before I even start this post I want to lay some things out, this post by no means is a knock of the old guard, as anyone that knows me can tell you I have major respect for the people that have been leading the domain industry for years, but as of late I have noticed a few things happening and it caused me to think a bit about the shift I think is starting to occur.

First off, I would venture to bet that 95 percent of domain investors today started in the past 5 years, maybe even in the past few years. Myself, well I was aware and understood as far back as 1996 but cannot say I actively started focusing on picking out a few good ones until 2002 or so when a few unrelated events slapped me in the head with how quickly the quality names were going.