With the DOMAINfest Global Conference running this week in Hollywood, California, we’re on the road again! We have some notes on that event as well as who was named keynote speaker for next month’s Domainer Mardi Gras in New Orleans and what is on tap for the first ever European T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Conference coming to Amsterdam in June.
Dr. Kevin Ham’s Reinvent Technology and the company’s domain parking service provider, HitFarm.com, are planning to open a new office in Dubai. Dr. Ham and Dr. Chris Hartnett, who serves on Reinvent’s Board of Directors, just returned from Dubai and Dr. Hartnett filled us in on their trip to the Middle East.
Michael Collins has resigned as Executive Director of the Internet Commerce Association in order to work on transitioning a retail business he owns from brick and mortar to the Internet. Collins delivered the news in an email to ICA members.
In the first major domain company acquisition of 2009, Ask Sponsored Listings (operators of Ask.com), a division of Barry Diller’s IAC internet empire, has acquired Sendori.com. Sendori operates an innovative exchange that pairs domain owners directly with advertisers who buy their direct navigation traffic.
The acquisition of a well-known domain industry company is about to be announced, DOMAINfest Global releases the final agenda for their conference which runs next week in Hollywood, California and the daughter of a well-known domainer is featured in an exclusive Huffington Post interview.