Indian 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.
“Join us to network with hundreds of domain investors, web professionals, startups and venture capitalists to learn all about creating successful businesses online! Register for the event to listen to international speakers, receive exclusive offers, gifts and much more. Learn about the importance of domain names and ecommerce in the developing and fast growing Indian market.”
“We are looking forward to build a mutually beneficial relation with individuals and companies operating in the same space. We are hopeful that as an event it will be a great opportunity to network and tap into the Indian market which is still under-developed and growing rapidly.”
Next year’s World Domain Day [WDD.2015] will be in Dubai.
Early Bird: Buy Tickets today! Use discount code DOMAINER40 for a hefty discount. Valid for 40 redemptions only. Ticket prices start at about $63.
Auction: WDD.2014 is holding a premium names auction as well. If you are interested to submit, check out our website.
Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:
Sunday, August 24, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM (IST)
HUDA Techno Enclave
Organizer’s Email: Team@IDOA.in
Konstantinos, thank you for the post. However, I will not be speaking at this conference. I actually have a time conflict. Regardless, I do not think I would speak.
Andee I removed this post and then talked to you.
Can you please elaborate on “Regardless, I do not think I would speak.”?
After the post the organizers contacted me and told me that Sedo and someone from ICANN will probably be attending in person. And maybe one of the US speakers.
Andee Hill said that she will not be speaking after all.
Adam Dicker will not be speaking at the conference.
Where’s Verisign? Being absent from these conferences in emerging markets is a sad example for a company that is in charge of the .com world in all languages. Pathetic.
They need new management imo.
They don’t care and they do nothing to promote .com because they might it is king and it doesn’t need any promotion.
It is king but it also needs promotion for growth.
Yes, Verisign unfortunately has or had the luxury of sitting on it’s a$$ while these new .whatevers create confusion.
Controlling IDN.com, the best idn extension in the world for all languages and not promoting that fact should be criminal imho. Unfortunately it just shows their incompetence with the idn rollout. Letting the idn.cctld’s go before idn.com was a big mistake.
Talk about doing a dis-service to everyone that has invested and developed IDN.com domains.
Wake up Verisign!!! Is anyone home???? Hello??
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