My favorite NamesCon 2020 moment – Ron Jackson winning the Lonnie Borck Memorial Award

Lonnie Borck Memorial Award

Lonnie Borck is a legendary Domain Investor, he was loved by everyone who knew him, and we lost him way too soon. To help honor his legacy the Lonnie Borck Memorial Award was created and this year it was awarded to Ron Jackson, publisher of the longest-running publication in the domain name world – DNJournal.

For those who know Ron, you know he’s one of the nicest, most generous people on the planet. I think it’s safe to say the Domain Industry would not be what it is today without Ron.

Also, Ron is someone who is rarely at a loss for words. He’s spoken at conferences for decades and with a past life in the radio biz, he’s great in front of a crowd. At the ICA Dinner Ron was absolutely shocked when he won the award and what followed is one of the most touching and moving speeches I’ve had the chance to see.

This is without a doubt my favorite moment from NamesCon, and I’m happy to share it with all of you.

Huge congrats to Ron, so well deserved!

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  • Marissa January 31, 2020, 8:35 pm

    I agree so so much. Ron is awesome. I barely know him personally, but i know is he is a true industry icon and we as an industry would be so much less if he was not a part of it. THANK YOU RON! You truly deserve it.

  • Francois January 31, 2020, 9:02 pm

    A well deserved award, congrats Ron and thank you so much!

  • Bob Mountain February 1, 2020, 12:10 am

    When I first joined the industry I met Ron at a conference and I’ll never forget how kind and generous he was with his time. We had a lengthy conversation where he patiently answered question after question from an utter newbie. Ron is a gentleman and very much deserving of this award.


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