In a forum post on Namepros this morning Shane Bellone, posted a farewell message:
After 3 years, I think it might finally be time to take a step back from the domain industry. I will be liquidating most of my portfolio in the coming weeks. I would be willing to make myself available for some individual consultations but I will largely be focusing on other projects.
There are 2 things that I think are worth emphasizing before I go:
- This industry needs to change. There are too many leaches. Everyone is trying to sell something that you don’t need. Realize that free isn’t free and most paid products are not needed. Some tools are worth the subscription fee but most domainer to domainer services and products are crap.
- There are too many domain “gods.” Sure, they have made some money but look deep enough and you’ll quickly learn that most know only a little more than you. They are just good at gift wrapping crap. Stop following and start leading.
So if you want a free piece of advice or would like to know about my hopes, dreams, and aspirations… post below. I’m an open book.
Otherwise, it’s been fun.
Shane has certainly had a big impact on Namepros and was one of the fastest moving up and comers in Domaining over the last few years.
Good luck to Shane in his future endeavors.