One of my favorite people in the domain industry needs our help

Morgan Linton Ron Wells

When I first started buying and selling domain names one of the first people I met in-person was Ron Wells, a domain investor based in Los Angeles. Ron came to our very first Los Angeles Domain Investors MeetUp group and continued coming to every single one after that.

What really impressed me about Ron was that not only was he a successful domain investor himself, but he had offered to help his friend Oscar get started in the space. I watched Ron mentor Oscar over the course of a few years, it was awesome and I think Oscar will agree when I say that Ron changed his life.

Ron is an incredibly humble person and it took a few conversations with him for me to really get him to open up about his domain business…and once he did, I was blown away. It’s safe to say Ron quickly became one of my early mentors in the domain world and he’s without a doubt one of the people I feel so fortunate to have met when I lived in LA.

Yesterday I got a text message from a good friend who told me Ron is in the hospital – he ended up getting COVID-19 and was taken to the ICU on June 14th when he started having trouble breathing. Today Ron is fighting for his life in the hospital while his wife is at home with his two kids trying to keep life moving forward as best as possible.

Oscar setup a Go Fund Me page for Ron and I want to encourage everyone who can to please donate to Ron and his family. Ron is the kind of person who would help any of us, he’s the kind of person that made me proud to be a Domainer, and the kind of person we want in our industry as a leader.

It has been emotional for me to write this post, it’s so hard to think of Ron suffering, he deserves to have an incredible life. Please donate what you can, I can tell you it is definitely going to someone who truly deserves it.

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  • Raymond Hackney July 24, 2020, 2:59 pm

    Thanks for posting this, I wondered why I did not see tweets from Ron in a bit. He is a good guy. Donated.

  • Oscar July 24, 2020, 3:33 pm

    Thank you so much for posting this Morgan. It’s literally bringing me to tears to read about Ron’s impact on so many people; all while being one of the most humble people in the room. Keep checking his gofundme page, i’ll try to update as much as possible in the next couple of days. Also, a big thank you to domaining community; You guys are great!

  • Ojohn July 24, 2020, 10:16 pm

    sorry to hear about your friend, although collecting money for him is helpful, but making sure that he is being treated correctly at the Hospital is even more important.

    One of the things that has produced good results for some patients is Human Convalescent Serum, where they take blood plasma from people who have already recovered from Covid 19 and have developed some immunity and give it to those whos condition is getting worse.

    Also it’s important to change the position of the patient frequently and not allow them to lay down on their back for too long as that can cause more fluid build up in the lungs, also taking deep breaths several times a day can help prevent fluid build up too as lungs expand more with deep breaths and the inner folds get oxygenated.

    Hope your friend recovers soon, I am not a medical doctor, the information above is from having personal experience with some people that I know who have recovered from Covid 19 .

  • Ojohn July 25, 2020, 10:36 am

  • Ojohn July 25, 2020, 10:52 am

    Hey Morgan, please fix the link in my first post for my website that is supposed to show up under my name, it should be the same as the one in my second post which is:

    Hope the info that I have provided helps your friend and everyone else who has come down with the virus.

    As already mentioned I am not a medical doctor, but someone who does a lot of personal research on different subjects.

  • Kevin Fink July 27, 2020, 11:26 am

    Thanks for posting this, Morgan – I just donated.

    It’s heartbreaking to hear Ron is going through this.

    He’s such a great guy; and he, Oscar and you (Morgan) were I think three of the first five or so people I met in this space!

    Really thinking of him and his family.


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