I am planning to make my second trip of the year to Las Vegas for the TRAFFIC conference, which will be held May 28 to 31 at the Bellagio. This morning, Rick Schwartz shared a couple of TRAFFIC updates I want to share with you because time is of the essence.
In reference to the cost of attending, Rick announced:
“Right now when you sign up for T.R.A.F.F.I.C. it includes 2 nights at the Bellagio for $1495 or 3 nights for $1595. An incredible deal at a 5 star hotel. Save over $500 on 3 nights. The hotel part of the admission is going away at midnight. The price will be $1595 and it will no longer include the hotel rooms at the Bellagio. That was a VERY special offering and ends at midnight. You must book your own room direct with the hotel and then send us your confirmation number so we can properly credit your account.“
In reference to the TRAFFIC auction, Rick announced:
“The agenda is now being assembled and TODAY we start taking submissions for the auction. gTLD premium domains direct from the registry have first dibs and the selection process on other domains will be VERY selective and very narrow. We will not have an auction for the sake of having an auction. So all depends on quality and pricing of submitted domains.
Submissions are opened until Wednesday April 9th. The submissions MUST be mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration. You will only hear back if your domain is included. So only include the domain name and reserve price if any and up to 10 domains ONLY. Large lists over 10 names will be DISCARDED WITHOUT CONSIDERATION. PERIOD! NONE!”
I am particularly interested in seeing what new gTLD domain names Rick thinks are good enough to be part of the auction. Additionally, it will be interesting to see the reception the new gTLD domain names receive in the auction because domain investors tend to speak louder with their wallets than on blogs and forums.
If you are planning to attend TRAFFIC but haven’t gotten your conference pass yet, today might be a good time to do that.