Larry Fischer is a domain expert who specializes in top-level generic domains. He has participated in some of the largest domain purchases to date, including Home.com, Autoparts.com, Stocks.com, Gadgets.com, and InsuranceQuote.com.

Larry was a partner in SmartName.com , one of the first domain name parking companies. SmartName was purchased by industry leader NameMedia. Larry is currently developing out some of the valuable domains in which he has an interest. The latest development project is InsuranceQuote.com which was launched in Q4 2008 and has seen a steady rise in user activity and earnings each month since its initiation.

Larry operates a popular domain blog at DirectNavigation.com

5 Comments to “About”

  • brady says:

    HI Larry,

    Great Blog I’ve been lurking for a while, loved the 5 part series. One question, you mentioned that you believed it was worth much more. So what amount do you peg the actually value? And how are you coming up with that value? Multiplier of rev solely or tangential? Just curious, thanks for the time and keep up the kick butt insight.



  • Luke says:

    Hi Larry,
    I just wandered over to your blog from Domaining.com (far from my first visit) to read your post about hypothetically receiving a hefty offer for ChatRoulette. I decided recently that I’d like to start my own blog and I absolutely love your theme. Would you mind posting the name of the theme below my comment or sending it to me? I’d really appreciate it. Keep up the great work on Direct Navigation! The way I see it, your selectivity in what you choose to write about makes your blog far more interesting than the standard Domaining.com blog.


  • luke,

    Thank you for you nice words. i had the site custom made (at least thats what the developer told me).

    best regards


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  • Hi Larry,
    You’ve got a great blog here, keep up the good work.

    I realize you’re more of a high profile .com investor, but if you’re interested in getting a really good deal on .CO domains, I am letting my portfolio go below the value registration.

    Check it out at http://www.domainnamesales.co or contact me directly.

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