He plans to launch his own legal practice and will act as a close advisor to the Sedo Management.
In announcing Johnston's new venture, Sedo spokesman Daniel Le Ray said, "Since joining Sedo in 2004, Johnston has been instrumental in helping the Company keep a step ahead of the domain
industry’s ever-changing legal and business landscape. With more than a decade of experience leading Internet-related companies and an academic background focused on international intellectual property, Johnston has helped Sedo identify significant opportunities and risks while championing the growth of the domain industry."
That latter point has been especially important and few people know how much effort Jeremiah put into spreading the word about the value of a good domain name to businesses that want to improve their chances for success online. He has done countless interviews with mainstream business media outlets and in many cases Jeremiah was the person who got those outlets to write about domains in the first place.
Sedo CEO Tim Schumacher noted, "Jeremiah’s leadership and legal expertise has been a valuable part of establishing Sedo as a trusted partner and advisor in the domain marketplace. We look forward to continuing our longstanding relationship and building on the success we have experienced under Jeremiah’s guidance.”
Johnston himself added this - "With the growing awareness about the importance of domains, the launch of new gTLDs and growing debate over internet regulations, it is an exciting time for IP law. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to continue my work with a company I truly believe in, while taking advantage of an important opportunity to dive more deeply into issues that are affecting the Internet on a much broader scale.”
We certainly wish him the best in his new venture and in his continuing roles with Sedo and the ICA.
Mr. Johnston has worked with Sedo since 2004 as a general counsel. He has 9 years of experience with leading internet related companies.
From 2000 to 2004 he was the President of Buran Media, LLC. He has also been the president of Parkandpipe.com for two years. In 2000, he served as the International Programs Director at Higher Ground Learning for nine months.
Mr. Johnston holds a BS in Mass Communication from the University of Utah and a Juris Doctor degree from the Suffolk University School of Law. While studying law, he served as the Managing Editor of the Journal of High Technology Law.
Awards and Honors
Mr. Johnston was recognized as a Boston Business Journal 40 under 40 honoree in 2009.
- Interview with Mr. Johnston
- Mastering Your Domain Strategy, an article by Jeremiah
- Insider Tips for Selling on Sedo