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Poll: Are you going to TRAFFIC or ICANN?

July 23, 2012domain conferences, Domain Services, Domaining, Domainnamewire, icann, trafficComments Off on Poll: Are you going to TRAFFIC or ICANN?

Two domain conferences in back-to-back weeks this fall.

After a long absence of North America domain name conferences, two are on tap for October: TRAFFIC in Fort Lauderdale October 7-10 and ICANN in Toronto October 14-19.

While both shows are sure to attract different crowds, there will surely be domain investors at both.

Which do you plan to attend? Answer the poll question and feel free to comment below.

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Thoughts About TRAFFIC Vancouver

June 14, 2010Domain Services, Domaining, Domainnamewire, trafficComments Off on Thoughts About TRAFFIC Vancouver

A mostmortem on last week’s TRAFFIC conference.

I enjoyed last week in the Pacific Northwest. Sometimes it’s hard to provide updates on the blog during a conference because you’re too busy meeting with people. That was the case last week. So here’s a recap of some of my thoughts from last week:

Attendance - About 150 people showed up for the event. Many more had registered but were unable to make it at the last minute, so I figure about 175 registered. Although attendance was nothing to write home about, there were many new faces in the crowd (something that one exhibitor pointed out to me; apparently happy that he could meet potential new customers). Many of these new faces were Canadians and Vancouver residents, which shows that putting on conferences in new locations is a good way to reach a broad audience.

Programming - I’ve got to be honest; I didn’t sit in on many of the sessions due to numerous meetings. That said, whenever I poked my head in the room it was full. Often times people were standing at the back of the room. As part of the $395 conference price, there were no planned parties other than drinks the first night. But a number of exhibitors filled in the gaps.

Location - I loved it. This has to be the best location I’ve ever attended a domain name show. Heck, if Vancouver weren’t one of the least affordable places to own a house I might even consider moving there. I had hoped to take a seaplane tour but it rained my last day there. That just gives me an excuse to go back.

Of all of the exhibitors at the show, I think DomainAdvertising had the biggest contingent. I was wowed by the templates it showed off. Another nod goes to WhyPark, which is getting ready to release domain apps that let you create many types of robust web sites with the click of a few buttons.

The next TRAFFIC conference is in Dublin, but registration isn’t open yet. Registration is open for TRAFFIC Miami, the only show to be put on by TRAFFIC founders Rick Schwartz and Howard Neu this year. Early bird pricing for the first 100 people is $995.


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Open Thread: Are You Going to TRAFFIC Vancouver?

May 20, 2010Domain Services, Domaining, Domainnamewire, trafficComments Off on Open Thread: Are You Going to TRAFFIC Vancouver?

Start networking now for next month’s TRAFFIC show.

The next T.R.A.F.F.I.C. domain name conference is in 2 1/2 weeks, and this will be the first ever of the franchise to travel to Canada. It will take place June 8-10 at the Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel.

Please submit a comment below if you are making it to the show. This will help everyone network.

According to the TRAFFIC site, the admission price has increased to $1295 effective today. However, the link for $795 admission is still up, so you might be able to sign up at that price for the time being.


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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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Two Domain Auctions End Today, KZ.com Snags 6 Figure Bid

February 4, 2010Domain Sales, DOMAINfest, Domaining, Domainnamewire, Moniker, rick latona, SnapNames, trafficComments Off on Two Domain Auctions End Today, KZ.com Snags 6 Figure Bid

Extended online domain name auctions from TRAFFIC and DOMAINfest end today.

[Update: Apparently the bids on Kz.com were errant, as the they were removed and the domain didn't sell.] Two extended online domain name auctions from recent conferences end today.

First, the extended auction from TRAFFIC concludes on Proxibid at 1 PM EST. With less than 3 hours to go, a few domains have bids but haven’t met their reserves. This may indicate there are some buying opportunities since bidding is light.

Closing today at about 3 PM EST is Moniker’s extended auction on Snapnames from the DOMAINfest conference. KZ.com has already attracted two bidders, bringing the domain up to $122,650. (Moniker extended auctions start at the reserve price.) CheapPaydayLoans.com is attracting the most bids, with 34 from 11 bidders. The domain is currently $1,324. There are also a few .tel domain names receiving bids, with Taxes.tel, Healthcare.tel, and Lisa.comtel all receiving bids in the mid 3 figure range.


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TRAFFIC Conference Names Keynote, Updates Agenda

January 13, 2010domain conferences, Domain Services, Domaining, Domainnamewire, trafficComments Off on TRAFFIC Conference Names Keynote, Updates Agenda

Keynote named for next week’s conference.

The agenda for next week’s Targeted T.R.A.F.F.I.C. domain name conference has been updated and now includes a keynote: Joseph McClendon III.

McClendon is founder of Pro-Sequences Research Group, a “Peak Performance coaching organization”. This appears to be a very different keynote than from past conferences.

Other changes to the agenda:

-Brunch of Friday will include a talk on international tax structure sponsored by Rowbotham & Company.
-New TLD session on Friday has a description “Hear it from the experts as the “generic.com” and “.generic TLD” battle it out for Supremacy.”
-WIPO reviews session – this has been on the agenda for a while, but I’m hearing good things about the structure of this session.
-NameJet has been named sponsor of the drop catching session on Saturday

TRAFFIC will take place at the Hard Rock Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas January 21-23. Conference passes are still available.


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Heading to TRAFFIC or DOMAINfest?

January 6, 2010Domain Services, DOMAINfest, Domaining, Domainnamewire, trafficComments Off on Heading to TRAFFIC or DOMAINfest?

Start networking now by posting which shows you’re going to.

It’s hard to believe, but the 2010 domain conference schedule kicks off with TRAFFIC Las Vegas in just 15 days. TRAFFIC will run January 21-23 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Oversee.net’s DOMAINfest Global will follow the next week in Santa Monica January 26-28.

Passes to both events are still available. (If you’re looking for a discounted pass to DOMAINfest, a Domain Name Wire reader is no longer able to attend and is looking to sell his pass. Leave a comment if interested.)

If you are attending one or both of the shows, please leave a comment below to help with setting up meetings during the events. I will be attending both conferences.


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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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