The ICANN 51 meeting in Los Angeles, California will be taking place October 12-16, 2014. The conference event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in LA. I’ve spoken with quite a few people in the domain space, and it seems like the event will see quite a considerable attendance from people and companies in the domain investment space.
I am on the fence right now due to extensive travel plans (including TRAFFIC in Miami), but if I decide to attend, it will be my first ICANN meeting. I have no idea what an ICANN meeting is like, and ICANN has created a guide to help people learn about the meetings and know what to expect. The “Beginner’s Guide To ICANN Meetings” requires users to sign up to review, but it’s free to use. If I decide to attend, I’ll probably have a look. You might want to check it out if you’re planning to attend.
Are you planning to attend the ICANN meeting in LA? Is it worth traveling across the country to attend? Please vote in the poll below and/or comment about whether you’ll be in attendance.
Unless a domain investor is planning on crossing the dot like Frank Schilling did, perhaps applying to next round TLDs or buying the rights of marketing to some obscure country ccTLD, it’s of little use to attend an ICANN meeting in person.