2013 GeoFutr.com Geo gTLD & Geodomain Conference Announced

Patrick Carleton, formerly the Executive Director of Associated Cities, and Josh Metnick, Chairman and CEO of Chicago.com, Inc. and founder of Associated Cities, have announced a new venture in the geodomain space:  GeoFutr.com Geo gTLD & Geodomain Conference.

The conference, scheduled for the Fall of 2012, will cater to domain registries, Geodomain and GeoTLD operators and investors, hotel, travel and tourism entities, municipalities and governments, brands and advertisers with local reach as well as digital professionals and service providers.

Sponsorship opportunities are currently available for companies that are interested. The conference agenda and speaker list have not yet been published.

Press release follows:

SAINT LOUIS September 13, 2012 – GEO.FUTR announces the first annual GEO.FUTR Geodomain & GeoTLD Investors and Operators Conference will be held in Fall 2013. Attendees will learn strategies, techniques and best practices for maximizing the value of GeoTLDs and Geographic domain names. Conference participants will benefit from the select networking opportunities made available only to conference participants.

“With the internet addressing space expanding into thousands of top level domains, a new world of possibilities has opened for Geodomain owners,” said Patrick Carleton, President and co-founder, GEO FUTURE LLC. “Finding and evaluating the paths that lead to value creation will be a major challenge for both established and new Geodomain entities. The conference agenda will be tailored to the specific issues and needs facing GeoTLD and Geographic domain name registries, owners, developers and partners.”

GEO.FUTR is for individuals and organizations involved in the management and growth of Geodomains. The conference will cater to registries, Geodomain and GeoTLD operators and investors, hotel, travel and tourism entities, municipalities and governments, brands and advertisers with local reach as well as digital professionals and service providers.

“The complexity of operating a sustainable Geodomain- based business is increasing significantly, and making personal connections in this evolving world will be critical to being successful in the new, multidimensional Geodomain landscape,” says Josh Metnick, Chairman of both Chicago.com, Inc. and dotChicago, Inc. and co-founder of GEO.FUTR.

The GEO.FUTR conference team has issued a call for proposals for presentations on desired topics including but not limited to: (a) Best practices in the operation of GeoTLDs (b) General and specific industry-related technology issues (c) Geodomain SEO (d) Mobile and social media strategy (e) Legal, regulatory, trademark & government compliance issues (f) GeoTLD and Geodomain development & investment trends and (g) Revenue maximization.

To submit a topic for presentation or speaker proposal, visit http://geofutr.com/speakers to complete the form. The submission deadline is October 1st, 2012.

For sponsorship opportunities, contact Alexis Evelyn, VP of Business Development at alexis@geofutr.com or Patrick Carleton, President, at patrick@geofutr.com.

GEO.FUTR LLC was founded in 2012 in St. Louis, MO, to develop media products and services to benefit the Geodomain and GeoTLD industry. The founders of the GEO.FUTR Conference have over thirty years of collective Geodomain conference planning experience.

Elliot Silver
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  1. I must say, for a domain related business they picked a horrible misspelling in the name GeoFutr.com and I don’t get the dot between Geo and Futr because it makes it look like a subdomain but they don’t own Futr.com and Frank has it listed at Domain Name Sales. Does this make sense Elliot?

  2. LOVE IT

    “The GEO.FUTR conference team has issued a call for proposals for presentations on desired topics including but not limited to:”

  3. @LOL and the rest:

    They picked this domain with “FUTR” in it, just wondering… cough, because we’re preparing to launch, with subsidiary domains in the same arena, geo included, the name “FUTRS”, which includes hundreds of Future Trend GEO SPECIFIC domains which our group of over 300 members hold.

    Maybe a little digging for info, instead of waiting for NR, is more revealing and honest than NR.

    Either way, if Patrick wants to contact me to connect, because we own the best domains in this space, he should do that. Maybe I should email him on this instead of posting this, except, nope… FTN holds the cards. We don’t chase anyone in this space.

    As we continually are ignored by domain bloggers except Berkens, our numbers grow, our direct killer domains grow, and those “copycats” also grow, but FTN members aren’t selling cheap.

    The future of domains is in the future of TRENDS. FTN™ is the source for those domains, through FUTRS dot com and several other websites and newsletters being created for our launch. Maybe this time, we won’t be hacked and attacked by some “well-known” domain players who are really on the edge of being caught, and that info, once revealed, will blow minds.

    Those who laughed at Future Trend domains aren’t laughing at Patrick, are they?

  4. Hey douglas,

    Maybe you should read ricksblog.com and learn what a good domain is all about. I seen your hype over the years and your future trend auction flopped. Its speculation dude. Go to the casino instead and you will have better odds.

    fan boy 101..

  5. Hi Elliot,

    All domain investing is “speculative”, and based on anticipated or current trends. This is pretty clear.

    What GeoFutr is doing in comparison to FTN™ remains to be seen as both our companies grow. Exciting opportunities for both, I feel.

  6. I’d love to see the true facts of domain name auctions as I know them from personal experience, not only from designing and testing them, to running them. I learned a lot, and it ain’t pretty.

    I will give $50 to anyone who can show me proof of more than three bidders for a domain name in any auction at a conference or well-publicized online auction. These bidders must push the domain price beyond $10,000, even with no reserve.

    I’ll publish and credit anyone who can find more than three bidders on a domain where the domain sold for more than $25,000 in the last two years, through any public media.

    If the NAMES of the BIDDERS are given, each name is worth $25 payout from me, but you must show what their final bid is, and the domains they bid on.

    It will surprise you domain investors, (or not), that “bid wars” don’t exist in the domain industry anymore, unless you’re on that well-known generic brand disaster example TDNAM and bidding at $29 up. Someone PLEASE show me multi-bidders in a domain auction for domains going for five figures and up.


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