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New Owner of Acorn Domains

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  1. admin Spain

    admin Administrator Staff Member

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    Hello Acorners,

    I'd like to introduce myself as the new owner of Acorn Domains. I have taken the reins from Alan and he is confident his baby is in good hands.

    So, I might be a little more prominent around the forum. I have my own ideas for development and would welcome yours. I've already seen a need for a little more moderation although I don't intend to be heavy handed, this is a quality forum of good guys and gals and some bright minds doing business in the domain industry.

    I have been a forum member myself for some years but posted infrequently, at one stage I was a paid up Exclusive member, what a rare and special thing they are.

    See you around,
    Cheers,
    Steve
    P.s Once more, I'm open to hear suggestions for the forum by PM or here.
     
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  3. scottmccloud

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    Congratulations Steve and all the best to Alan, hope you'll still remain an active member (you're help has been invaluable to many on here, including me in the past).
     
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  4. ian

    ian Well-Known Member Acorn Supporter

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    This can only be a good thing...I hope. Will be nice to see a new injection of life into the forum. Congratulations.
     
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  5. AssetDomains United Kingdom

    AssetDomains Well-Known Member

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    Good luck with the purchase interested to see what changes come about. Thanks Alan and Good luck with whatever you do next
     
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  6. deluxedomains

    deluxedomains Active Member

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    congratulations on the purchase and cheers alan for the help and support in the past,all the best in your future.
     
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  7. Retired_member41

    Retired_member41 Retired Member

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    I always said we would take a loan to buy acorn so it must have sold for a pretty penny.

    Owner is connected to several usernames but let's see which ones they own up to haha. Either way it's theirs and they can do as they wish.

    Very much doubt Alan has really let go though.
     
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  8. foz

    foz Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Congrats Steve.

    Alan, why not go to market?
     
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  9. MikeJDS

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    Have to wonder why it wasn't put up for sale on Acorn?
    Bit ironic isn't it? :eek:
     
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  10. invincible

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    I see little value in speculating in public because unless we are told, we won't know anything for sure. I await more information about future plans. :)


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  11. Retired_member41

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    Alan was probably sat by the water in Dubai and got a huge offer, accepted and then felt a huge weight of us moaning lot disappear.

    Great buy Admin! (felt like I was saying that to Lord Vadar then after he was promoted )

    Acorn is so well known I hope there will be plenty of press releases which should bring in lots of new users, really need more Americans and Poles.
     
  12. invincible

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    He didn't even have time to wave us goodbye. ;)


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  13. MikeJDS

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    Yes, I'm sure he got a deal he was happy with. It just tickled me.
    Best of luck to the both of them.
     
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    Nope he doesn't have time for that.. :p
     
  15. Adam H

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    Hopefully a good move Alan, Hope you got a reasonable price for it. Shame you didnt put it out there your price ranges though, im sure there would have been more interested parties.

    Anyway, Welcome aboard Steve, any plans to modernise the place ? Migration to Xenforo for instance ?
     
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  16. diablo

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    The new owner is based in Gibraltar. That can only mean one thing. It's the return of MONKEY!

    On a more serious note, good luck Steve. I hope Acorn goes from strength to strength.

    And a big thank you to Alan. Sorry to see you go without any fanfare. Plenty of us on here owe you a pint or three.
     
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    Monkey lives in Portugal, new owner is http://www.acorndomains.co.uk/members/thudufushi.html

    Thanks for all your previous efforts, Alan, and welcome to Steve.
     
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    Good luck Steve!
     
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  19. Murray United Kingdom

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    I have one request, please don't change the design

    From my (admittedly limited) experience it seems to go

    1. New owner of forum
    2. forum gets updated
    3. forum dies

    Also selfishly as I said in the windows 10 thread, I don't like change.
     
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  20. Adam H

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    Number 3 is normally the result of number 1, it just so happens number 2 gets sucked in as the scape goat..........providing an update is done properly anyway :rolleyes:
     
  21. admin Spain

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    Cheers Caroline, If anyone on the Forum has these skills please come forward.

    Thanks for the good wishes to those who gave them. I'm sure Alan will be along to chip in when he can but it's very difficult for him to get good online time now and he's in a very different timezone.

    The forum will not be updated to a different platform for the forseable future. So Enjoy, be nice, treat others like you would like to be treated yourself, that's especially to one or two who have replied already.

    Cheers,
    Steve
     
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