Pompano Beach, Florida – (BUSINESS WIRE) – January 10, 2022 –
Hip hop is more than just music. It encompasses a culture and movement that includes music, fashion, art, theatre, dance, activism, and more. Global revenue from hip-hop music is estimated to date at over $19 billion and spans a multi-ethnic and diverse demographic that makes up more than 33% of streaming content, placing it first over any competing music genre. To meet this demand, Dot Hip Hop, LLC has purchased the rights to operate the .hiphop domain extension (pending approval by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)). The .hiphop extension is a generic top-level domain (“gTLD”) that functions just like .com, being a fully qualified domain name on the DNS (Domain Name System) that controls Internet addresses.
The partnership consists of Cahn Enterprises, Inc. (Monte Cahn), JJN Solutions, LLC (Jeffrey Neuman), Digital Asset Monetary Network (“DigitalAMN”) (Ajene Watson).
Monty brings a wealth of talent and years of experience to Dot Hip Hop, LLC. He is the founder and former CEO of ICANN accredited registrar Moniker.com, former president of SnapNames.com, and former vice president of DomainSponsor.com. Monte has pioneered the domain name aftermarket where domain names are traded, bought and sold, creating the first online and live domain auction platform, developing whois privacy, and escrow/evaluation services. Monty was currently the President/Director of RightOfTheDot, LLC that specializes in premium domain name, digital asset sales, brokerage, advisory, and auctions. RightOfTheDot is also a leading advisory firm for companies and individuals seeking to create and manage new gTLDs.
Jeffrey Newman, founder and CEO of JJN Solutions, is a distinguished Internet, intellectual property and entertainment attorney who has been actively involved in the domain name industry for nearly 25 years. He participated in the original creation of ICANN, the development of the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) and chaired a number of working groups and committees within the ICANN community, including those involving the administration, operation, and implementation of gTLD registries and registrars. Prior to forming JJN Solutions, he worked as an executive at Com Laude, one of the company’s leading domain name registrars, responsible for overseeing all of its North American business. Prior to this, Jeff spent 15 years as Vice President at Neustar, initially responsible for overseeing all legal and policy aspects of the Enterprise Services division, then was promoted to lead Neustar’s domain name registration business during the years of greater expansion of the Internet domain name space.
New to the domain name is Agni Watson, co-founder and CEO of DigitalAMN, a company focused on meeting the economic and educational needs of the underprivileged in the financial markets and entrepreneurship. A native of the Bronx (the birthplace of hip-hop music), Ajene is an early stage investor, business development consultant, and business manager with 20 years of experience in the financial markets. He also has an entertaining background and has brought a wealth of knowledge and connections from the hip-hop community.
Scott Pruitt of RightOfTheDot also joins the team as Director of Marketing. Scott has worked with Monte for several years promoting RightOfTheDot’s live and online digital asset auctions, and comes with 9 years of experience in domain registrar marketing having worked with Web.com and NameJet.
The strategy going forward at Dot Hip Hop, LLC is to focus marketing efforts on the potential end users of the .hiphop domain. Dot Hip Hop, LLC intends to lower wholesale prices, making it easier for customers to create their own storefronts and providing the latest technology to meet the ever-increasing demands of the digital landscape.
Monty Kahn commented, “I’m so happy to be a part of Dot Hip Hop! Having a top-level domain like .HipHop will provide tens of millions of people along with small, medium and large businesses with online and digital branding solutions that cater to this entire global community.” In addition, .hiphop is the perfect digital asset for creative artists, songwriters, producers, fashion designers, and fans of hip-hop culture and movement, which continues to grow every day.”
Jeff Newman added, “Partnering with Right of the Dot and DigitalAMN offers the perfect blend of talent to ensure we can serve this hip-hop culture in a way that provides opportunities for a community traditionally ignored by the domain name industry. For me personally, the .hiphop TLD intersects perfectly with My passion for arts, theater and entertainment.”
Ajene Watson stated, “I am excited to work with industry leaders such as Monte Cahn and Jeff Newman, to help bring the Hip Hop community into another global marketplace. As a culture, hip hop has broken down many barriers; transcending social and economic lines around the world. I believe that The Dot Hip Hop Project supports DigitalAMN’s mission and will become an invaluable tool for promoting financial literacy, providing access to economic opportunity and helping the underprivileged to create and grow transferable wealth.”
About Cahn Ventures, Inc:
Cahn Enterprises is the parent company of RightOfTheDot. Under the leadership of Domain Industry Pioneer Monte Cahn, RightOfTheDot is an authorized and licensed digital asset and domain name auction and brokerage firm, an online consulting and advisory firm specializing in premium domain names, digital assets, NFT auctions, sales and brokerage in the new and existing top-level domains and digital real estate. RightOfTheDot also specializes in dispute resolution services that include like or identical digital assets, board guidance, premium domain market positioning, and sales and services. Monti was the founder and former CEO of Moniker.com, the former president of SnapNames.com and the former Senior Vice President of DomainSponsor.com. Monte Cahn and RightOfTheDot have participated in more than 1,000 live and online auctions and $560 million in domain names, digital real estate and asset sales since 1997.
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Contact: Scott Pruitt
Marketing Manager – Dot Hip Hop, LLC
Keyword: United States North America Florida
Industry Keyword: Technology Arts/Museums, Entertainment Marketing, Advertising, Communications, Online Fashion and Music Retail
Source: Dot Hip Hop, LLC
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Publication date: 10/01/2022 12:11 PM / Disc: 10/01/2022 12:12 PM