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Poll: Are You Attending DomainFest?


DomainFest (DFG) is probably the most widely attended domain conference. I think there were somewhere around 700 people in attendance last year, which is pretty large considering the number of people who invest in domain names full time.

I have heard from several people who I almost always see at DFG that they aren’t attending the conference this year for one reason or another. The turnout always appears strong though, so I am just wondering if you have plans to attend this year. If you’ve attended in the past but aren’t planning to be there this year, why did you make this decision.

I am booked (have been for a few months), and I look forward to attending in just a couple of weeks.

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Comments (21)


    I should go. I have one in the live auction. But haven’t decided as of yet.

    January 18th, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Jim Holleran

    I usually go, but not anymore because what they did to my good friend Monte Cahn!

    January 18th, 2012 at 2:28 pm


    I will miss seeing and catching up with friends and colleagues but it has not proven to be of benefit for development intakes for me so I am going to sit this one out and start attending more SES, Affiliate Summits as well as other development based get togethers. I know everyone will have a blast and will enjoy the new entertainment lineup…

    January 18th, 2012 at 3:56 pm

      Elliot Silver

      @ Charlie

      You suck… no offense. Not going to be the same without you guys.

      January 18th, 2012 at 3:57 pm


    I’m going, but I was disappointed to find out that some of the people I consider industry “friends” aren’t going to be there. Out of the two big U.S. conferences, this is the one that works out for me in terms of dates, so it was my only option. I’m sure it will be valuable, and I hope it will be a fun time, too.

    January 18th, 2012 at 6:19 pm


    Wouldn’t miss it for the world, this is hands-down one of my favorite conferences of the year! Can’t wait to see everyone in Santa Monica in a few weeks!

    January 18th, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    Kevin M.

    Will be missing my first DomainFest in 4 years this year. Love going to this show, but other priorities and expenditures have taken precedent this time. šŸ™ Will be at the SoCal Domainer meetup just before, so I hope to see you Elliot, and some DFG regulars there.

    January 18th, 2012 at 7:24 pm



    wow, love your stop sopa 3D graphics!

    January 18th, 2012 at 8:49 pm


    We flying together?

    I’m on the 11.30am Monday flight…u?

    January 18th, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    Elliot Silver


    January 18th, 2012 at 10:54 pm



    January 18th, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    Elliot Silver

    I guess we are flying together again. Tony K and Tony C, too?

    January 18th, 2012 at 10:56 pm


    they’re on the 7.30 am flight…..too early for me.

    see you soon.

    January 18th, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    John Lyotier

    I’m looking forward to it. We should make sure we connect. – John

    January 19th, 2012 at 2:54 am

    Bill McClure

    We are looking forward to conf this year. Bill and Jammie

    January 19th, 2012 at 7:11 am

    Nokta Domains

    NoktaDomains.com team will be there.

    January 19th, 2012 at 7:19 am

    Frank Michlick

    I’ll be there.

    January 19th, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Johnny Net

    Deja vu all over again… 5 year in a row

    Sing it —-> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIt3dx4an9c

    January 19th, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    Karen Bernstein

    See ya there!

    January 23rd, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    David Whitmore

    Would appreciate some input. I noticed that Jackpot.com is on the auction list for Domainfest, with the hopes of fetching high six figures. I’d sell Jackpot.XXX for just a few thousand dollars. Or am I being stupid?


    January 29th, 2012 at 8:46 pm

      Elliot Silver

      @ David

      I would say highly optimistic rather than stupid.

      January 29th, 2012 at 10:00 pm

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