An upcoming book about the domain name industry is on hold. Writer David Kesmodel, who currently writes for The Wall Street Journal, has worked hard over the past year or so on the book, but the original publisher involved with the project canceled the book. Kesmodel’s agent is currently shopping the book to other publishers.
“I’m very disappointed, but I’m hoping to find another publisher soon,” Kesmodel told Domain Name Wire. “Lots of people spent a lot of time with me to help me write what I believe is a compelling book.”
Compelling indeed. Kesmodel shared some of his insights and plans with me during the course of his writing. He really dug into the details of the domain industry and its past, present, and future.
While the domain industry has received lots of press in magazines and on the internet, few, if any, books have chronicled the wild ride of the past decade. Kieren McCarthy’s exciting book about the Sex.com domain name is more than just a chronicle of that domain’s legal limbo, but it doesn’t cover the current market for domain names and the stories about successful domain investors.
Hopefully Kesmodel’s book will get picked up soon. If you want to bankroll it, I’m sure he’ll entertain any proposals.
[Via Domain Name Wire]
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