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'''Rick Schwartz''' is the self-anointed "[[Domaining|Domain]] King", who made millions off of [[domaining]] in the mid-90s. He purchased his first domain name in 1995; paying $100 for LipService.com. Eight years later, he made international news when he sold Men.com for $1.32 million.
==Background==
Mr. Schwartz dragged his feet through highschool and a few months of community college before discovering his passion for sales; as he began to truly excel in the sale sector he decided it was time to sell his own products rather than make someone else rich. He bean selling products produced in Asia at trade shows and in trade magazines. He immediately recognized the benefit of the Internet to a salesman, and claims the day that he learned about the [[FTP|File Transfer Protocol]] was the day that changed his life. He began putting his brochures and sales materials online, and around this time he discovered the monetary potential of domain names.<ref>[http://www.dnjournal.com/columns/cover020204.htm Domain name journal]</ref>
==Domaining==
Schwartz was born in New Jersey but didn’t stick around long enough to call the Garden State home. His dad Hy (who passed away in 1997) had left a government job and taken a private position that required the family to make frequent moves. By the time he had graduated from high school, Schwartz had lived in 6 different states and gone to 10 different schools, including two separate high schools in his senior year.<ref>[http://www.dnjournal.com/columns/cover020204.htm Domain name journal]</ref>

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