Posted on 02 November 2009 with Chef Patrick

On day one of the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. conference held in Brooklyn New York last week, I had the pleasure of spending some time with Michael and David Castello. Let me just tell you, in all sincerity, these guys are two of the nicest people I have ever met. I had a great time speaking with them and am happy I had the chance to do so.

For the few of you that have never heard of the Castello brothers, their collection of domain names speaks for itself. Their portfolio include names like PalmSprings.com, Nashville.com, Whisky.com, Cost.com, Daycare.com and many many more. Visit their about page on CCIN.com to read more.
They were kind enough to do an interview with me. Now, just to prepare you for the video, I asked one somewhat edgy question. The question was; did you guys luck into the domain industry? Let me explain myself, because this is in no way shape or form how I feel at all. I have heard the following statement too many times, I wasnt lucky enough to have registered domain names ten years ago. I love what David says in the video, most people will not do something unless other people are already doing it. I know the vision and courage it takes to be first, because Ive done it in my prior real estate businesses.
I apologize ahead of time for the video sound quality. Unfortunately there were not many private areas for us to do the interview. As you’ll hear in the background, the hotel staff was setting up for the welcoming party.

On a non-domain related subject, Michael and David were gracious enough to donate a piece of history to The National September 11 Memorial and Museum. This took place only hours before my meeting with them.

From left to right: Michael Castello, Jenny Pachucki (9/11 Museum), Alexandra Drakakis (9/11 Museum), David Castello