Albert Einstein, Bob Dylan, Martin Luther King, Jr., Richard Branson, John Lennon (with Yoko Ono), Buckminster Fuller, Thomas Edison, Muhammad Ali, Ted Turner, Maria Callas, Mahatma Gandhi, Amelia Earhart, Alfred Hitchcock, Martha Graham, Jim Henson (with Kermit the Frog), Frank Lloyd Wright and Pablo Picasso. Schilling?
Einstein said "Everything of importance has been seen by someone who didn't discover it." Start with the name UNIregistry. You see one registry serving all. I see UNIque Registry.
While domainers see the new gTLDs as more of the same empty promises, Uniregistry is allot more than than just another name pusher. Several weeks ago in a private exchange I was made privy to plans for the company and the level of investment and talent to be applied to it. Frank Schilling is out to build something bigger, something unlike anything before. It could well be the next Google.
The first strings secured .Country (under agreement with Minds and Machines), .Art and .Cars have a lot of promise. Finding art on the web is a major broken process. Yet dealers and collectors stand to benefit from a world at their finger tips.
Think about newspapers and the biggest demand is to search car and real estate ads (as well as antiques and art and estate sales). Like with the Art string, private collectors are an under served community by current systems. Frank having built the largest premium domain collection on the planet knows a thing or two about collecting, investment alternative strategies for growth and tax advantage.
In buying up portfolios of collectible cars like 1969Camero.com he already realizes that cars to you and me are different from cars to collectors. These are wealth and luxury markets. People need parts. Movies need to rent period props. Museums could become virtual.
Fathom the size of the auto show market on a global scale. What price of admission could be commanded for the biggest car show on the planet?
Folks have to think bigger, beyond the neighborhoods cultures and hobbies you know. Imagine what the future is going to be. Are seven billion people going to be needed to work in corporations are more people going to write their own ticket online?
Frank Schilling has a unique ability to envision a future very different than today's reality and see it through. There are hundreds of software companies and phones and laptops and then there was Steve Jobs. A lot of smart people are entering the gTLD space, but few have this visionary gift.
Combine that with all of the data Frank has amassed from ten years of monetizing, acquiring and taking offers on names. How many names does he have of folks wanting art, car and country names that still are unserved or underserved. Immediate prospects already on tap.
But that would be an obvious answer. And here I advise you to expected the unexpected.
In closing wherever you are right now, whatever you are doing, scan the landscape within your view and think that every person, object, place, invention, road, bridge,sign, animal, bug, tree, leaf, fruit, meat, plant, drug, illness, ambition and more has a name and will always need a name.
How can anyone go wrong betting on names?
"When you grow up you tend to get told the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family life, have fun, save a little money.
That’s a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact, and that is - everything around you that you call life, was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.
The minute that you understand that you can poke life and actually something will, you know if you push in, something will pop out the other side, that you can change it, you can mold it. That’s maybe the most important thing. It’s to shake off this erroneous notion that life is there and you’re just gonna live in it, versus embrace it, change it, improve it, make your mark upon it.
I think that’s very important and however you learn that, once you learn it, you’ll want to change life and make it better, cause it’s kind of messed up, in a lot of ways. Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again." ~~ Steve Jobs