Interview with Scott Kenna
Scott Kenna is our Head of Client Success at Lexsynergy he manages our clients domain portfolios ...
Interview with Tom Kinstler
Tom Kinstler is Head of Client Engagement and younger brother to our COO Elad Kinstler! He has been at Lexsynergy for 11 years and is a key figure in our continued growth.
What is your favourite TLD and why?
.com, most popular and most recognised. Otherwise, .il because it is my country of origin, it’s my home TLD! To me Israel is home, as the grandson of some of the founding pioneers, it will forever be my home, no matter where I am.
How do you envision the next iteration of the web (Web3)?
Everything is a concept or a vision until someone can give the masses a reason to adopt it. Wearable tech will change how we interact with the internet as well as how the internet interacts with us. Web3 will see the integration of AI which will take over a lot of the menial processes on the internet.
BUT… giving a visual concept is difficult. Who would have imagined, in 1985, a social network (Instagram) application on your personal pocket computer with a touch screen input and gyroscopic recognition of movements, that is always connected to the internet? It wasn’t possible to comprehend those developments as a lot of advancements had to take place to reach that stage. Web3 is at the same point, the end game is difficult to foresee.
What’s your favourite crypto currency and why?
Crypto Currency is still a bit of an unknown at this time, but I like the concepts behind AVAX. However, I wouldn’t put significant investment in crypto currencies currently and for the foreseeable future. At this point in time, it’s all a gamble.
What is your craziest story that has happened to you whilst working at Lexsynergy?
I have had many crazy stories, however, the funniest that comes to mind was on a team building event many years ago. We went quad biking off-road, it was a lot of fun and an easy course, until one of our team got stuck in some thick mud. While trying to get herself out of the mud, she wiggled through but bumped me off my bike. I suppose that is part of the team building process :)
What are the 5 things you can’t live without?
Besides Oxygen, water, photosynthesis, sustenance and coke zero…
What advice would you give to up-and-coming sales staff?
Be hungry, have a plan, organise your time, organise your projects and be efficient.
How do you find working with your brother?
I enjoy it. My brother and I get along very well. We have a professional relationship and a separate personal relationship. I also believe it’s our differences as people that makes us a good working combination.
That's it for today's interview, if you'd like to know more about Tom or want to get in contact with him directly, then please connect with him via LinkedIn.
We are proud to announce our 4th anniversary supporting our charitable partner African Vision Malawi - www.africanvision.org.uk
The work they do
African Vision Malawi, established in 2005, empowers children and vulnerable people in Malawi to become self-sufficient and independent through the following:
Origins of our partnership
We were impressed by the work that Africa Vision carried out for the size of their charity. We wanted to get involved, deciding to sponsor a few students through their university studies.
African Vision introduced us to the students we were assisting, creating a personal relationship that is often not possible with larger charities. It has allowed the Lexsynergy team see the direct impact they are having on the lives of those students.
Stories from our students:
Bosco graduated in 2022 with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science at Mzuzu University
Bosco has recently reached out to us directly to share his appreciation for the work we have done for him “I would also like to appreciate much on the good work that you were doing on me and you are still doing to other needy students like me. From deep down of my heart I do appreciate much for this. My greeting goes to your wife and children. You better tell them that I love them all and I pray that they should have long life. May you continue doing great job of assisting needy people. I wish you lovely time and life, May GOD BLESS YOU. Thank you.”
Samuel is in his final year studying for a Bachelor of Social Science in Gender Studies
Samuel has recently written to us sharing his experience from his course “All is going well with the class performance, hopefully good grades will be produced at the end of this semester because I am trying all my best for this to happen. I can see myself contributing greatly to the country as the course I am doing now are really practical, giving solutions to the social problems Malawi is facing currently.”
Lexsynergy has a significant footprint in Africa with an office in Johannesburg and accreditations throughout the continent. Our partnership with Africa Vision Malawi aligns with our company’s commitment to giving back to the communities in which we operate. By working together, we believe that we can make a positive impact on the lives of those who need it most.
We believe that by working together, we can help create a brighter future for African communities. Our partnership with Africa Vision Malawi is a small step in our journey towards creating a more equitable and just world, and we are committed to supporting their efforts in any way we can.
For more information about Africa Vision Malawi, please visit their website at www.africanvision.org.uk
Interview with Elad Kinstler
Elad Kinstler is our COO and has been with Lexsynergy since the very beginning.
What is the most interesting project you’ve worked on whilst at Lexsynergy?
I have worked on quite a few interesting projects including one where code names were assigned to different parts of the project to maintain secrecy and confidentiality of the project. One example would be a project we undertook for a large telecoms company who had decided to launch a new mobile network and required the registration of the new brand name as well as purchasing several matching domains already registered by 3rd parties.
We managed to register the available domains, negotiated the purchase of the registered domains and, configured the main domain prior to the public announcement and launch of the product. It is always interesting working on new, exciting projects which will only be revealed to the public in the future and, always satisfying seeing the positive results after all the hard work put in beforehand.
What is your craziest story that has happened to you whilst working within Lexsynergy?
I would not say this is the craziest story, but rather my most embarrassing: we were at a large annual conference in Hong Kong and after two intensive days we had an event to attend in the early evening. As our meetings had finished earlier than expected, we arrived at the event 30 minutes early. We were asked to wait in the lobby until the event and it appears I managed to fall asleep as my colleague woke me up because I was snoring!
What is your favourite tld and why?
My favourite TLD is .co as although it is a country code TLD for Colombia, they have managed to also market this as an alternative to .com. This benefits both Colombia, with more registrations, and the prospective registrants (domain owner). This shows the benefits of opening up TLDs to more registrations rather than restricting them which some TLDs are still doing.
What dramatized law film/tv series gives the most accurate representation?
I am a fan of John Grisham novels & movies and while they are far-fetched in terms of the outcomes, he usually gets the rule of law and procedures relevant to the location spot on. If picking a favourite, A Time to Kill would be my choice.
What is your favourite Law joke?
What did the lawyer name his daughter?
What is your favourite Law quote?
"Justice delayed is justice denied."
- William E. Gladstone
What advice would you give to up-and-coming lawyers?
I would always recommend finding a field, whether in law or any other profession, which you are passionate about, or which interests you. If you find that, the rest will follow…
What are the 5 things you can’t live without?
1. My wife & family
2. Internet connectivity
3. Exercise / Sports (specifically football)
5. Peanut Butter
That's it for today's interview, if you'd like to know more about Elad or get in contact with him directly, then please connect with him via LinkedIn.