Entrepreneur Radio did a podcast with Lori Anne Wardi on her journey in business and the birth of Dot Co. Lori Anne talked about how she became immersed and read everything she could on domain names. She said she did not intend to make the business of domain names her business but rather build out ideas on domain names. She talks about the life changing moment of buying a domain name for $1,200 and sold for $81,000.
From the article:
How does disrupting the status quo open new frontiers for the creative entrepreneur? Lori Anne Wardi found her answer. She is the president of business development at Neustar Inc., a pioneering provider of real-time, cloud-based information services and analytics. It is an extension of her work at .Co, the company she co-founded to manage the .co domain name extension, (the first serious competitor for .com.)
You can go to Entrepreneur Radio and listen to the podcast