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Domain Conference Heads for the Rockies

January 10, 2011domain conference, Domain Services, Domaining, DomainnamewireComments Off on Domain Conference Heads for the Rockies

Conference brings together domain names and snow.

Mike Law, who writes the NameTalent.com blog, is organizing the first ever Rocky Mountain Domain Conference (RMDC) February 26 in Denver, Colorado.

I’m a big fan of smaller, regional domain name conferences and meetups. They attract a lot of locals that don’t make it to large domain conferences and also bring in some larger domainers and companies from around the country.

RMDC will be a one day event on February 26, with an optional day of skiing and snowboarding on February 27. Tickets are just $45.88 (not including optional skiing) and include lunch and a drink ticket to the evening cocktail party.

Law tells Domain Name Wire:

I am a Denver native and started investing in domain names in 2001. Since we have never seen a domain industry event in Colorado, even with some big players and companies in our space that reside here, I felt compelled to put Denver on the conference map so that domainers in this region have an educational and networking event to look forward to each year. I also want to leverage the Rocky Mountain Domain Conference to raise more local awareness about the opportunities that lie within domain investing and web development.

The event will be capped at 50 people and registration is available online. Sponsorships are also available.


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Rick Latona Discusses TRAFFIC Dublin

July 28, 2010domain conference, Domain Services, Domaining, Domainnamewire, rick latona, targeted trafficComments Off on Rick Latona Discusses TRAFFIC Dublin

Here’s the scoop on the next TRAFFIC conference.

TRAFFIC is taking the show on the road again next month, traveling to Dublin, Ireland August 24-25. Domain Name Wire caught up with show organizer Rick Latona to get the scoop on the show.

DNW: Why did you pick Dublin as one of the locations for this year?

Latona: Many Internet companies are setting up their European headquarters in Ireland. There are excellent tax advantages as well as a very tech friendly infrastructure. English is also a great benefit for us American companies that are exploring business opportunities. Ireland is far less expensive than Britain and of course, it’s in the European Union. The beer is good too.

We go to Ireland often on business and wanted to show our American domainers who travel to the overseas shows and the main land Europeans the benefits of the environment.

DNW: At the Vancouver show you lowered prices but cut some of the extras. I understand the meals and parties are back for Dublin. What can people expect in terms of entertainment and food?

Latona: Domain Invest (.com, not to be confused with domaininvest.lu) is throwing a big dinner on the second night and Latona’s will be sponsoring the opening night cocktail. Dublin is a great place to let loose a little because the bars aren’t open so late that we’ll get into too much trouble!

DNW: The Dublin show is only 2 days, as opposed to 2 1/2 to three at previous conferences. Why the change?

Latona: We understand that many people have been going to a lot of shows and they want to focus on their businesses. So, we’ve jam packed the two days, cut the auction back to a single event and included parties on both days. It’ll be a tiring two days but it’ll be productive and to the point.

DNW: What new and different events or panels will people want to see at this TRAFFIC?

Latona: The Test Track is always good and our guests tell us often that it is their favorite part of the show. Sponsored by .CO the Test Track is the event where entrepreneurs can pitch their businesses to the panel of investors at the show. Please note that we still have room for applications if anyone is interested.

DNW: Looking forward, any updates/info about Hong Kong show?

Latona: The Hong Kong event isn’t until November and we’ll be posting updates about it soon enough. We want to focus on Dublin for now. That’s one thing that we’ve definitely learned this year. Focus on just one show at a time.


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Pricing Released for TRAFFIC Dublin

June 23, 2010domain conference, Domain Services, Domaining, Domainnamewire, targeted trafficComments Off on Pricing Released for TRAFFIC Dublin

Registration open for August’s domain name conference.

Registration for The T.R.A.F.F.I.C. domain name conference taking place in Dublin, August 24-26, is now open. Early pricing until July 15 is €695, although there’s also a link for a lower $730 USD price at the time of writing. Hotel rooms are available for only 159 EUR per night.

In a blog post today, show organizer Rick Latona noted:

You can’t talk about Dublin without mentioning beers. Folks, the parties will be back at this show. We have two sponsors and the Guinness will be flowing regularly.

Latona was referring to the last TRAFFIC in Vancouver, which did not have any official parties. Pricing for that conference was cheaper at $395, though.

Regardless, both conferences are cheaper than October’s TRAFFIC show in Miami, which is being organized by show founders Rick Schwartz and Howard Neu. Early bird tickets to that show start at $995.


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Registration for TRAFFIC Milan Conference Opens

March 2, 2010domain conference, Domain Services, Domaining, Domainnamewire, trafficComments Off on Registration for TRAFFIC Milan Conference Opens

First European TRAFFIC show of the year coming next month.

Registration for the next TRAFFIC domain name conference, taking place April 27-29 in Milan, is now available.

Early bird pricing for TRAFFIC Milan is 499 EUR, and there’s an added special for people planning to attend the Dublin conference in August: 749 EUR to attend both events.

The preliminary schedule for the Milan conference shows that the event will focus on country code domain names. The show will also have a session on Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs). Of course, there will also be another installment of “Test Track”, an investment pitch session based loosely on the TV show “Shark Tank”.

The conference will take place at the Milan Marriott.

After the Milan event, TRAFFIC returns to North America for a show in Vancouver, B.C. January June 8-10.


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Survey: DOMAINfest is Best Domain Name Conference

February 18, 2010domain conference, Domain Services, DOMAINfest, Domaining, DomainnamewireComments Off on Survey: DOMAINfest is Best Domain Name Conference

A move at the top for ‘best conference’.

For the first time ever, DOMAINfest has been selected as the top domain name industry conference by respondents in the annual Domain Name Wire Survey.

DOMAINfest received 45% of the vote, knocking TRAFFIC off its perch. Here’s how they stacked up:

1. DOMAINfest 45%
2. TRAFFIC 36%
3. Domain Roundtable 7%
4. Domainer Mardi Gras 6%
GEOdomain Expo 6%

DOMAINfest carries an even bigger lead when it comes to the percentage of attendees who rate it best. This is a good measure of a conference’s popularity because it takes into consideration differences in the number of attendees who took the DNW survey:

Of those people who have attended DOMAINfest, 69% selected it as the best conference. 48% of those who have attended TRAFFIC picked it as best. By this measure, Domainer Mardi Gras is a crowd favorite, too, with 43% of people who have attended the conference rating it best.

The domain conference agenda is as busy as ever this year. With more European shows on tap, we’ll expand the survey lineup for next year.

For more survey results, visit DomainNameWire.com/survey.


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Heading to TRAFFIC or DOMAINfest? Better Get Your Hotel Now.

November 29, 2009domain conference, Domain Services, DOMAINfest, Domaining, Domainnamewire, trafficComments Off on Heading to TRAFFIC or DOMAINfest? Better Get Your Hotel Now.

Hotel rooms are booking quickly for January domain name conferences.

It’s hard to believe that the 2010 domain conference schedule kicks off in about seven weeks. As it creeps up on us, be sure to make your hotel reservations now.

Rooms for the TRAFFIC show at the Hard Rock hotel in Las Vegas are cheap — only $159 a night — thanks to the global recession. That doesn’t include taxes and resort fees. You can book your room online using the link on TRAFFIC’s web site.

DOMAINfest’s rooms at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel are a bit more expensive, starting at $239, but you better call and reserve your room quickly if you want a good price. I called over the weekend and was told that the $239 rooms are basically sold out. They have some available, but you’ll have to check out of your room each day and into another given the limited availability. The next cheapest room type is $259 a night. When you make your reservation, ask to enroll in the hotel chain’s frequent visitors program so you get perks such as free in-room wifi during your stay. You can only get the conference rate by calling, not online.

Both hotels offer reasonable cancellation policies, so if you’re thinking about attending either show you might want to lock up your room now and decide later.


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