Sergei Putanov: To hell with gTLD, stupid domainers
Sergei Putanov is not afraid to open his mouth – and not just to eat Beluga caviar.
The Russian billionaire who invested in land and domains through his Russian Bear Investments initiative, took a break from his summer vacations to talk to our correspondent in Ekaterinburg, Nikolai Domienenko and here is the unedited discussion:
Nikolai Domienenko: Sergei, what is your outlook about the upcoming gTLD launch by ICANN, is it good or bad news?
Sergei Putanov: Bad news. I told story how my father fished fish in strange lake, then drowned and bear ate him. Story means, keep doing what you are familiar, no surprise.
Nikolai: Very wise man, your father. But could you be more specific, what is so fearsome about the new gTLDs?
Sergei: When I sleep at night, I no have woman. Ukraine prostitute for pleasure but next I clear mind. So when gTLD come, you see that too much white noise, as American say. Like fat wife nag you at night, I not have.
Nikolai: In other words, gTLDs are not really needed. So why is ICANN $360 million dollars richer, if there is no need for them?
Nikolai: We know that your firm, Russian Bear Investments, is looking to invest in the technology fields. Would you advise other domainers to do the same?
Sergei: What I do, like Mike Mann, is none other business. I made this way and know. Domainers fool if think gTLD make money for them. They are stupid, like a bear in circus beat drum and dance.
Nikolai: Any insight about your next venture, now that .prostitute took off in countries such as the Czech republic and Moldavia?
Sergei: I give you hint: sex sell. And when man get good woman twice day, he better business man. I have many plan, domainers watch but not copy, or I break leg.
Nikolai: Thank you very much, Sergei, for your time and your advice to domain investors worldwide.