The first edition of THE Domain Conference is coming up in about a month and a half, and I am all booked. The conference is being organized by Howard, Barbara, and Ray Neu, and I think it is taking the place of the annual TRAFFIC conference that has been retired.
THE Domain Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six hotel in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The conference is scheduled to run from September 26-29. The first day of the conference is September 27, and pre-show networking will take place on September 26. The conference agenda has been posted, and it looks like there are some good speakers and panels lined up.
The round trip flight from Boston to Ft. Lauderdale was less than $200, and the hotel cost for the two nights I will be there was under $250. Conferences passes are priced at $699 + Florida sales tax. I am not sure if the cost of the conference ticket will increase as we get closer to the event.
The conference is coming at an interesting time in the domain space. It seems like various economies around the world may be softening a bit, and assuming that is the case, it could have an impact on the domain name aftermarket. In addition, there has been a lot of talk about the new gTLD domain names within the industry, and it will be interesting to hear from other investors and registries about how things are going.
I am looking forward to attending THE Domain Conference next month and hope to see you there. Are you planning to attend?