I am not going to the ICANN meeting in Singapore in a couple of weeks, but there is going to be a strong domain investment business presence there. Many domain registrars, service providers, gTLD registry operators, and others involved in the domain space will be at the meeting.
I’ve been wanting to attend an ICANN meeting for a while, and Singapore is on my list of destinations I haven’t visited but would like to visit. It’s tough traveling across the world for a business event, especially with a two year old, so I am not making the trip this time.
In the last week or two, I’ve received several emails about social events that will be taking place during the meeting. Since there aren’t the typical domain investor parties at an ICANN meeting, these social events serve as a means of getting together with others in the business. The unfortunate aspect is that they seem like invite-only, must RSVP events, so if you don’t know about them ahead of time, you might be out of luck.
If you are planning on attended this ICANN meeting (March 23-27), you should reach out to some of the companies with whom you do business to see if they’ll be at the conference. Set up a private meeting, and perhaps you can get some business done, make a new contact in case you ever need anything, or at the very least, meet up with people who are in the domain space.
If your company plans to be at the meeting and you are taking appointments or have a private party or event scheduled, feel free to post about it here with details about getting in touch. I won’t be at this ICANN meeting, but I know there are going to be plenty of domain investors who will be there.