During the Domainer Meeting conference in Paris, we had a chance to sit down with Pinkard Alan “Pinky” Brand, Director New Markets for the dotMobi registry. Pinky is a long-time domain name industry entrepreneur, currently directing new market development for dotMobi. He shares responsibility for the public allocation of dotMobi’s Premium and Reserved Names. During our interview we covered topics such as mobile web site compatibility issues accross mobile phone vendors, the future of dot mobi and we also discussed several new dotmobi sites. More details about "Pinky" Brand can be found below...
As of April 2008 dotMobi’s Premium Name auction sales have raised millions of dollars to fund mobile Internet content development tools and resources.
In the industry since 1996, he co-founded two ccTLD-centric domain name registrar and portfolio management companies (idNames, sold to Network Solutions; and Arcemus, sold to Iron Mountain) that today count the world’s most recognized trademark holders as clients—generating total revenues in the tens of millions of dollars.
Pinky is a founding member and past President of the (80+ member) Houston, Texas chapter of the Young Entrepreneurs’ Organization, (now known as Entrepreneurs’ Organization) which is allied with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership.
Pinky holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Radio-Television and Film from the University of Texas at Austin and resides just outside of Washington, D.C.
Source: Interview conducted by DomainNews.com on June 21st, 2008 conducted by Roland G. Buck - Chief Editor and Pinky Alan Brand