Domaining Helps Pay For College with $10,000 from Godaddy


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I applied for the Godaddy Me Scholars program a few months ago and I found out a few days ago that I will be receiving $10,000 towards my college education at Emory University next year. The application was based on test scores, grade point average, and an essay. The essay was on how the internet and social media has had an impact on your life and growing up as a high schooler. I wrote about my experience in the domain industry and how I see domain names.

I was on godaddy one day buying a domain name when I saw the ad for the scholarship on the bottom of the page, and thought that it was a perfect scholarship for me.  All of the hours I have spent learning about domaining have finally paid off in my parents eyes.

I also won a smaller scholarship for my domain business from the National Federation of Independent Business Young Entrepreneur Awards for  $1,000.

So in total my college bill will be $11,000 less that it would have been without domaining. And that is not all that domaining has given me. Domaining has taught me so much more about business and sales.

I would like to use this post to thank everyone who has helped me along the way learn about domaining. People have been so nice and helpful to me and I hope that I can try and give a little information that I have learned with this blog. While today was my last day of high school an end of an important chapter in my life I am going to continue to invest in domain names in college and beyond.

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Comments

32 Responses to “Domaining Helps Pay For College with $10,000 from Godaddy”

  1. Jeff Edelman
    May 11th, 2011 @ 10:56 am

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    Congratulations! I am sure that everybody in the domaining community feels the same way that I do – that there couldn’t be a more deserving winner of that big scholarship. Today is certainly a big day for you if it’s your last day of high school. Go out and treat yourself to a nice dinner tonight. You deserve it.

  2. Jamie
    May 11th, 2011 @ 10:57 am

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    Congrats Brian! That is really cool!

  3. Gnanes
    May 11th, 2011 @ 11:00 am

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    Congrats. What will be your major?

  4. Tony
    May 11th, 2011 @ 11:34 am

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    Sky’s the limit for you, Brian!

  5. Bill Kara
    May 11th, 2011 @ 11:41 am

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    Great news, congratulations! Very cool story and very good of GoDaddy to have created this program I hope they expand it.

  6. Joey Starkey
    May 11th, 2011 @ 11:49 am

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    Congrats!

    There is no doubt in my mind that you will do great Brian. Keep up the good work.

  7. Will
    May 11th, 2011 @ 12:10 pm

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    Congratulations. Your courage and generosity are an inspiration. We are all looking forward to great things from you.

  8. Chris
    May 11th, 2011 @ 12:15 pm

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    Congrats on the award! You didnt even have to pay a reg free, send end user emails, and wait for a sale! haha!
    Congrats

  9. Rick Schwartz
    May 11th, 2011 @ 12:24 pm

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    Congrats!!

  10. Poor uncle
    May 11th, 2011 @ 12:24 pm

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    Brian go into the medical field be a doctor any kind. If u make it big in domain names u can voluntaire u time as a doctor. If it does not work out or u got tired of domain name being a doctor provide a stable income and u don’t have to worry about finding a job.

    I will also encourage all my kids to do the same. It is great to be a doctor. Let’s face it. It is the sweet spot u don’t ever work with your peer so no one really know how smart u r or not. I am not saying that doctors are not smart but I thing most people with decent memory can do it.

  11. Mike Law
    May 11th, 2011 @ 12:34 pm

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    That’s great Brian! Congrats, you deserve it

  12. Chef Patrick
    May 11th, 2011 @ 1:04 pm

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    Wow, that’s awesome Brian. Congrats!!!

  13. steve
    May 11th, 2011 @ 1:25 pm

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    I think it sucks.
    Godaddy could be chargling $6.99 a domain if they got that kind of bucks to throw around.

    I for have had enough.
    Whose with me.

  14. Aaron
    May 11th, 2011 @ 2:06 pm

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    Congrats! I can’t imagine anyone more qualified for that scholarship than you.

    Re: “All of the hours I have spent learning about domaining have finally paid off in my parents eyes.” I figured the monthly checks that you get from Google, Amazon, Ebay and others would have been enough. :)

  15. Frankie Aladi
    May 11th, 2011 @ 2:12 pm

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    Congratulations, I love stories like this, especially when read in-between taking tests.

  16. Domain Name Wire » News » Teen Domainer Wins $10,000 Go Daddy Scholarship - The Domain Industry's News Source
    May 11th, 2011 @ 2:17 pm

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    [...] his blog today Diener wrote: I was on GoDaddy one day buying a domain name when I saw the ad for the scholarship on the bottom [...]

  17. Michael Cyger
    May 11th, 2011 @ 2:35 pm

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    Congratulations, Brian. The scholarships are very well deserved, and I’m looking forward to hearing how your domain investing — during the college years — progresses.

  18. Indian Marketer
    May 11th, 2011 @ 3:32 pm

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    Congrats, Brian. And good luck for your college days and all!

  19. Jeff
    May 11th, 2011 @ 3:34 pm

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    Congratulations! Your going do well in the future! Really learned a lot by you and thankyou! Congrats again and go out to a good restaurant celebrate the moment. Go hit the Ritz lol.

  20. RAYY
    May 11th, 2011 @ 4:44 pm

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    Congratulation Brian, you are a domainstar. Lot of great future in front of you. Keep it up.

  21. HED - High End Domains
    May 11th, 2011 @ 5:08 pm

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    congrat, would be happy to get your essay, can you publish on your blog? What college will you got to?

  22. TeenDomainer
    May 11th, 2011 @ 5:54 pm

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    Thanks so much everyone! It really is a great thing that Godaddy is doing and I will keep everyone updated on what I do in college but possibly on a new blog name.

  23. Trico
    May 11th, 2011 @ 7:55 pm

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    “I will keep everyone updated on what I do in college but possibly on a new blog name.”

    Brian,

    Then be sure to read the comment I sent you via your Contact form regarding a possible new name.

  24. Abdu Tarabichi
    May 11th, 2011 @ 7:56 pm

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    Congratulations Brian!

  25. Charles
    May 11th, 2011 @ 8:51 pm

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    Congratulations

  26. steve
    May 11th, 2011 @ 10:19 pm

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    Yea wait till he does something stupid.
    Seems to happen in this field to anyone who gets in the limelight.
    Pretty cool though, that is a lot of dough.

  27. Nick
    May 11th, 2011 @ 11:11 pm

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    Very nice. Congrats, and best of luck to you!!

  28. kandyjet
    May 12th, 2011 @ 1:46 am

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    i remember one post that i can’t forget in your blog “TeenDomainer turns 18 and Becomes an Adult”…

    cheers!

  29. John
    May 12th, 2011 @ 3:22 am

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    Congrats Brian!

    Keep it up mate.

  30. WhyPark Kelly
    May 12th, 2011 @ 6:00 am

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    Excellent!! Congrats to you and keep up the hard work!!

  31. Ms Domainer
    May 12th, 2011 @ 2:16 pm

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    Congrats, young man.

    Go get ‘em at Emory.

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  32. John Martel
    May 12th, 2011 @ 6:58 pm

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    “All of the hours I have spent learning about domaining have finally paid off in my parents eyes.”

    I’m pretty sure you’ve gotten some cash from domain sales and your own web sites as well. And of course there will be plenty more in the future. Keep up the great work Brian. Congrats on the TWO scholarships!

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