DomainFest is being held in Hollywood in a couple of weeks and we’re proud to be one of the sponsors.
The event is one of the most important in the calendar for people involved in the domain industry and, if last year’s event was anything to go by, it should draw a very interesting crowd from the four corners of the globe.
Last year I got to meet people from every aspect of the industry, so I’m hoping that this year will be similar. I’ve spoken to several people over the last couple of months who plan on attending THIS event since they had such a good time last year.
Unlike a lot of other industry events I’ve been to DomainFest manages to mix the business and pleasure to provide an almost perfect cocktail. You can easily find yourself having a drink in the bar with an unassuming multi-millionaire if you’re not careful!
Of course a conference wouldn’t be a conference if it didn’t have speakers and at least one keynote. Last year they had TechCrunch’s Michael Arrington, while this year’s line up includes John Battelle, whose name may be familiar to anyone involved in SEO.
The agenda for this year’s event looks very interesting and I will try to post more details as soon as they become available.
Similar to last year’s event there are two “tracks” available.
If you’re a DomainSponsor client, then you can learn about some of their new products and services.
However if you’re more interested in hearing and discussing the latest trends in the domain name industry then the main track will be the place to be.
The topics on the agenda include new TLDs, legal issues, portfolio management and the famous networking sessions.
Last year was the first time I’d ever been to a networking session that was so intense and so incredibly productive! It’s like speed dating, except it’s for business contacts!
My biggest concern, of course, is not to get too involved in the live auction! It would be oh so easy to spend large amounts of money when you see the preliminary list of domains that are going to be on offer.
I’ll be flying out to LA towards the middle of next week, as I want to take a couple of days prior to the event proper. At least that way I won’t be able to use the excuse of jetlag if I spend the company’s profits on dodgy domain names!