is my – W. H. Abdelgawad – blog about domaining. I have held over thirty jobs in my lifetime, including U.S.G.S. water surveyor, librarian, literacy tutor, bike messenger, cab driver, dispatcher, and most recently web designer. I began my career as a domainer after reading the now-famous article in Business 2.0’s December 2005 edition. Born in the USA, I now live in a small town in the mountains of Panama with my wife and young daughter. is not an industry news magazine or an expert’s guide to domaining; rather it is an account of my domaining journey, chronicling my successes and failures. I’ll share what I learn, and I hope to benefit in turn from my readers’ participation, and from the work involved in creating something useful.

What’s With the Beaches?

You may have noticed that each post begins with a thumbnail image of a tropical beach. I’ve always fantasized about living on a tropical beach and having the kind of job that enables me to sit in the shade under a palm tree with a laptop and a cold drink, and do my work. I suspect a lot of domainers have similar dreams of freedom, and in fact domaining has already brought me very close to realizing that dream. The place I live is just as beautiful as any beach, and is only 45 minutes from the lovely beaches of Santa Clara, with the palm trees, shade huts and a good seafood grill.

So the beaches symbolize the dream of self-sufficiency and freedom that the domainer pursues.

2 Comments to “About”

  1. Justin | January 29th, 2008 at 4:20 am

    Wow your blog is pretty insteresting, I am new in the internet business including domaining.
    Have a good day and good luck.

  2. Andrew | May 26th, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    Hey there,

    Really strange, but I am a domainer as well who just recently moved to Panama trying to realize my dream of working under the shade of a palm tree (sort of). Actually, I’m living in Casco Viejo. I was just bidding against you I believe for the domain Anyhow, I’d love to meet some time or chat about domains.

    Regards. Andrew

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