Alex Tajirian, President & CEO of DomainMart
Alex Tajirian launched the first domain-name secondary
market in 1996. He has since pioneered the development of a number
of domain-name valuation models and has written
extensively on domain-name acquisition and negotiation strategies,
advertising and marketing, cybersquatting and phishing solutions,
direct navigation, market structure, monetization, investment, and
protection. His essays have been published by a number of sites
including CircleID and MIT
After completing his Ph.D. course work in economics
at U.C. Berkeley, Tajirian joined Bank of America as a visiting
scholar responsible for providing quantitative support to the trading
floor. During his seventeen years of academic and practical experience,
he has also taught finance at U. C. Berkeley’s Graduate School
of Business (Haas School) and business policy and strategy as part
of the university's Worldwide Programs. His nonacademic experience
includes consulting experience with Morgan Stanley, Treynor-Arbit
Associates, Financiometrics, and BARRA on financial-risk monitoring
He has been retained for domain name related engagements by number of law firms including: Buter, Buzard, Fishbein & Royce, LLP; Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard, LLP; Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, P.C.; Gevurtz Menashe P.C.; Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt P.C.; and Pigott & Johnson.
He has been invited to be a judge for the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. And has also been engaged as an expert witness for ecommerce-related litigation support, including federal antitrust cases, a panelist at the Domain Roundtable Conference, a speaker at the Internet Marketing Conference, and invited to speak at the Internet Show Middle East on social media marketing.
The Honorable W. Allen Pepper, Jr., a United States
district judge, has qualified Tajirian as a federal expert witness
meeting the Daubert standard for domain name valuations.
The IRS officially accepts Tajirian’s domain
name appraisals for tax-deductible charitable contributions by granting
his valuations a “No Change Letter.”
Tajirian has appeared on CNet TV and is widely
quoted in the media, including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes,
Wired magazine, and The San Francisco Chronicle.
He is also a member of the board of Third World
Enterprises Ltd., a leader in the acquisition and online distribution
of reggae-related intellectual property.
A sample of his industry studies and opinions
is available at http://www.domainmart.com/news/studies-opinion.htm.