Heading down to Brazil for my umpteenth ICANN meeting. I’ve been asked to moderate a panel on the registrar phenomenon called ‘domain tasting’ on 12/6/06.
Looks like I’ll get to speak at the upcoming DomainFest LA. Here is the posted Schedule.
Roger Collins of Afternic and many, many other amazing people will also be there.
Ran into William H. Macy at the airport. He was completely down to earth and friendly, and obliged a mobile phone camera pic.
Frank Mitchlick of DomainEditorial invited some of the most amazing people in Ontario (who are large domainers) to dinner.
I had a chance to meet up with Mark Jeftovic ,
James Woods , and Ross Rader
while in Toronto for the event, and saw a lot of familiar industry faces while there for the dinner.
DomainFest has been a series of small, regional events that domain owners start to put together, and then contact DomainSponsor to put their support behind.
This was a well attended event, with 45 people in attendance. 17 Languages, millions of dollars in domain names, and some of the most brillaint and wonderful “domainers” in all of Europe came to participate.
Morocco ICANN meeting in Marrakech was a great experience, the weather was warm, plus I brought my better half and her sister along for the conference, and it was good to have all of my industry friends meet my great Melissa.
I had the opportunity to moderate a panel discussion on the Domain Name Marketplace Workshop, which I thought was very visionary on behalf of ICANN to have as part of their schedule.
The second year of the conference, which I had the priveledge and honor to be executive producer on, has gone famously!
We had some great highlights, such as both Paul Twomey and Vint Cerf of ICANN as keynote speakers, plus Matt Bentley of Sedo and Marc Ostrovsky of iReit.
There was so much amazing content, fantastic speakers, and a great experience for everyone who participated in the event.
Sponsors, Speakers, and Attendees all had a positive experience, and I am grateful that this was such a great show as a result of it all.
One never knows what interesting things will happen when you put together so many different interests together under the same roof for the purposes of eduction and networking, but if the different emails that I saw afterwards were any indication, this was an amazing success!
Thank you to all the staff at Name Intelligence for their hard work and efforts on making this a wonderful conference for all the attendees.