T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Will Have A “Rick Schwartz Roast” (Price Goes Up On Friday)

The 10th anniversary T.R.A.F.F.I.C. show will feature the Opening Cocktail Party, the networking event that launched an industry back in 2004 to the Masquerade Ball and dinner to the Industry Awards Ceremony, special guest speakers and the “Rick Schwartz Roast” that Rick promises that will be talked about for years.
Prices for T.R.A.F.F.I.C. go up on October 1, however they are extending the $1295 price until Friday. at 6PM. Hotel Room rates will also be going up significantly.
And as a special bonus if you sign up before Friday T.R.A.F.F.I.C. will give you a link to watch and listen to Howard Lefkowitz of Vegas.com fame at the TRAFFIC Las Vegas show last spring.
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DOMAINX 2014 Domain Name Conference Starts Today In India

domainxThe DOMAINX 2014 domain name conference starts today, the 7th of September, in India. The conference that is being held for the first time is hosted by the Marriott Hotel & Convention Centre in Hyderabad.

Speakers in the conference include Vinit Goenka, Michael Castello, Adam Dicker, Ron Jackson, Michael Gilmour and Morgan Linton among others. Some will speak remotely.

DomainX is powered by the Domain Name Owners Association of India(DNOAi). “DNOAi is the first (in India) privately held association of similar minded domain name owners who have joined hands in order to bring investment, monetization and general awareness towards the domain name sector as well as web development industry.”

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A Few Thoughts On The TRAFFIC Awards Nominations

trafficT.R.A.F.F.I.C. announced the Nominees for the 2014 T.R.A.F.F.I.C. AWARDS today.

Here a few thoughts I had after I read the nominations list:

  1. People seem to be tired of awards. Not a lot of votes were sent. And just 2 months back the Domainers Choice Awards were given out. Especially in a small industry like the domain name one anything more than 1 award ceremony per year is too much.
  2. Maybe it was that the nominations had a small time window to be submitted (just 3 days) and a lot of people are on vacations at this time of the year.
  3. I forgot to vote. I admit it. I am on vacations so I have some small excuse. It was Saturday when I realized it.
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2014 T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Award Nominations Announced

trafficT.R.A.F.F.I.C. announced the Nominees for the 2014 T.R.A.F.F.I.C. AWARDS.  Each of these Nominees received nominations from at least 3 individuals.

While nominations are open industry wide, voting is not. You MUST be on the TRAFFIC mailing list to vote and have your vote counted. If you received this ballot, you are on the list. If not, you are NOT on the list. Subscribe to nominations@targetedtraffic.com by Friday September 12th to be eligible to vote.

Escrow.com will be counting and certifying all votes. Voting dates and specific rules will be announced soon. Voting will be over a 2 day period for the first time.

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World Domain Day Auction On Snapnames: Journalists.com, OKU.com, Babysitters.org

wwd2014The first World Domain Day conference started on Sunday the 24th August at the Avasa Hotel, High Tech City, Hyderbad, India and ends today but Snapnames auction is under way and ends tomorrow.

WDD (World Domain Day) is an international event for the promotion of domain names and to educate people on building successful online businesses.

In conjunction with the event WDD is holding an online auction for premium domains. This auction is hosted at SnapNames.com. Please find below the list of domains in the auction. The list was published on the WWD website but some of the domains are not present in the Snapnames website. The auction ends on Wednesday. So far 4 domains have bids but only one domain has met the reserve.

Section 1: .COM & Older gTLDs: Continue reading

1st World Domain Day Conference Starts Today

wwd2014The first World Domain Day conference starts this Sunday the 24th August at the Avasa Hotel, High Tech City, Hyderbad, India.

WDD (World Domain Day) is an international event for the promotion of domain names and to educate people on building successful online businesses. The team behind WDD said that more than 300 tickets had been sold until yesterday.

There are several domain name experts that will be speaking at the conference such as:
Simon Cousins (夏明) (CMO of market-leading Chinese domain name registry, TLD Registry)
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T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Award Nominations NOW OPEN Until Friday

T.R.A.F.F.I.C. AWARD Nominations for 2014 are now open by sending the following form to nominations@targetedtraffic.com.

Nominations will remain open until Friday, August 22nd at 6 P.M. EDT.

Only those persons or companies that receive 3 nominations from 3 different individuals will be included on the ballot.

If you see this post and vote please leave a comment to let me know if you want. You can also post your nominations.

“The T.R.A.F.F.I.C. AWARDS have become the most sought-after and prestigious Domain Industry awards presented annually.  This year marks the 10th Annual Awards. The Awards Ceremony is scheduled to take place at T.R.A.F.F.I.C. EAST 2014, to be held at the Fabulous Fontainebleau Hotel and Resort on Saturday, November 1st.”

You may nominate one person or company in each category. Some previous winners listed. PLUS, two brand new categories.

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New Asian Domain Conference, “World Domain Day”, Features Remotely: Mike Mann, Adam Dicker, Andee Hill ++

world-domain-dayIndian Domain Owners Association, (IDOA) the organization of leading domain investors, web entrepreneurs and service in India, is organizing the first ever international domain conference in India, called World Domain Day [WDD.2014] on 24th August 2014 at Hyderabad.
Announced speakers at the conference include Mike Mann, Andrew Rosener, Andee Hill, Adam Dicker and more.

I made this post earlier but I got some information and I wanted to confirm what this conference is all about. I talked to Andee Hill and she confirmed that she will be speaking at this conference but remotely. She mentioned that others will do the same so I assume that all US speakers will be talking remotely.

I also found out that Sedo is going to be a sponsor. So I made these additions and reposted the article. I think that this should clear most things up. Some allegations about the past of some of the people behind the conference remain.

WDD says it expects attendees from India, USA, UK, Dubai, Australia, Denmark, New Zealand etc. and says that it expects to get extensive media coverage.

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TRAFFIC South Beach Early Bird Now Open

Here is the email I got from Rick Schwartz today:

Morning Folks!!
I will keep it brief.

Early Bird deeply discounted tickets for the Miami Beach show are now on sale!
Early Bird tickets are just $995 thru May 31 or 50 tickets whichever comes first.

So for those on the fence for Las Vegas, if you buy BOTH Las Vegas and Miami Beach tickets THIS WEEK and you are one of the first 25 to do so, we will offer you a $200 credit on your Las Vegas ticket, a free room night at the Bellagio or a Limo from the airport to the show. Your choice! That is for this week only and you MUST buy BOTH tickets this week to qualify.

Prices go to $1295 on June 1st. $1495 on July 31st and $1795 after Labor Day. So act now and you can save up to $1000.

Now back to populating the panels for the Las Vegas show and working on a THIRD Keynote speaker!
Rick Schwartz

Jeff Sass of .Club domains, Keynote Video at DomainFest 2014

Jeff Sass, CMO of .Club domains, explains how the new gTLD’s will change the brand marketing landscape and create opportunities for domain investors at DomainFest 2014 held at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in L.A on April 1st, 2014.

The keynote had the title “Follow the Money”: Continue reading