BrandedNames is a unique company in the domain industry. What differentiates us from other domain companies is that our focus is not just on selling our own domains, but on helping people navigate the waters and get the best domain for their needs.
Domains are an integral piece of establishing and maintaining a strong online presence and, from a cost perspective, it doesn’t take a fortune to get massive perpetual value in return. With a combined 30 years of experience in domains and over 16,000 domains sold, the leadership team at BrandedNames has thorough expertise on domains along with their value and potential.
Domains are the doorway to the internet and BrandedNames offers the key for businesses, organizations and individuals looking to stake their claim.
Co-Founder and CEO
Sharon has worked in B2B marketing online since the early 90′s. She is known as a trend setter – having been profiled in Entrepreneur magazine as a “Super Schmoozer” in the late 90′s, Sharon is currently considered one of the most influential people in business in social media according to Huffington Post and amongst the most influential women on Twitter. In the late 90′s, the value of domains in marketing became readily apparent to Sharon. Aside from being a domain investor, reseller and broker, she has also offered private domain research services since 2001. She has personally sold over 12,000 domain names excluding bulk sales. Sharon’s personal site can be found at SharonHayes.com.
Co-Founder and COO
With exposure to computers since early childhood and the internet since before it boomed, Steve developed an interest in domains in the late 90′s. He later decided in early 2004 to explore this interest and start buying domains with the intent to sell them. With little money to start, through trial and error, a successful hobby provided a growing side income and then exploded into a career when, in 2007, Steve officially left the working world and became a full-time professional in the domain industry. Steve’s most notable sales are Poker.in in 2007, which still holds the record for highest public .in domain sale at $60,000, and SixDegrees.org in 2005, bought by Kevin Bacon who then co-founded the charity Six Degrees.