Featured Attendee Profile: Barb Sher, Snapnames

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Barbara Sher
VP of Business Development
SnapNames, a Web.com Company

Fast Facts

Location: Jacksonville, FL
How long have you been in the domain industry? 5 years
Favorite extension: .web
Domain name you wished you owned: jackpot.com
Now reading: E-mails
Now watching: YouTube
Best city for conferences: Amsterdam


Describe your company and how long you have been there?
SnapNames is a leading domain name marketplace. We work with an extensive list of partners to offer millions of domain names. With our patented technology, we help customers around the world get the domain names they need. I personally have been with SnapNames for 4 years.

NamesCon is all about business networking. Can you tell us a story about the success of a meeting at NamesCon?
SnapNames ran the live auction at NamesCon 2015. It was a huge success and a great way to connect global buyers and sellers both online and in person.

What are your thoughts on the new TLDs? 
The new TLDs have been great for our industry as a whole. They have brought a wide range of people into the domain name space and helped the industry grow. It has been exciting to partner up with new TLD registrars and registries.

What fact about you would surprise people?
I was a competitive equestrian for many years.

What was one of your biggest “Aha!” moments in life?
A near-death experience taught me how important it is to take care of your health, because it impacts all areas of your life.

How would you describe what you do in a single sentence to a stranger?
I bring buyers and sellers together to acquire the domain they need.

Latest and greatest accomplishment in your career?
We recently launched several new services at SnapNames, such as the Registry Reserve Program, which has been extremely successful so far.

What are you proudest of in your life?
My 3 daughters make me proud every day

Name 3 things you can’t travel without.
Protein bars, hand sanitizer, and a little black dress.

What was the best advice you were ever given?
Always remember that good people are your greatest asset, both personally and professionally.

Are you interested in being a NamesCon Featured Attendee? Whether you’re the head of a large company or a one-woman operation, an industry veteran or a first-timer who’s curious to learn more about the domain industry, we want to hear and share your story! We’ll be publishing these profiles on the NamesCon website right up to the launch of the conference, so it’s great visibility for your company or brand.

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