DomainSponsor®, the domain monetization business of Oversee.net® and organizer of the DOMAINfest® series of conferences, said today it will expand the agenda at its May 13, 2010 Fort Lauderdale, Florida event to include Jay Berkowitz, CEO of TenGoldenRules.com, as keynoter.
The one-day event will also include a free-flowing power networking session, where attendees can engage in one-on-one and small group discussions with colleagues and experts in four different subject areas:
Website Development Tips and Success Stories
Keyword Tools and Tactics in Buying Domains and Acquiring Traffic
Domain Buying, Selling & Valuation Trends
Legal Q&A — Intellectual Property & Domain Names
After the networking sessions, Moniker® will host an auction of premium domain names, followed by a networking dinner and cocktails. Names on the auction block include Wifi.com, Jeans.com, Dating.com, Safety.com and Karate.com. For a full list of names available, please visit www.moniker.com/dfauction.
“The Fort Lauderdale DOMAINfest marks the beginning of a series of small regional power networking events for domain investors and anyone looking to improve their online marketing efforts,” said Peter Celeste, Senior Vice President of Oversee.net. “Our goal is to create an intimate, beneficial forum for motivated internet professionals and experts to exchange ideas, advice, and business cards. It’s all about facilitating the dialog around the best practices and cutting-edge technology that increases the value of domain name properties.”
The event agenda runs from 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 13, 2010, at the W Hotel in Fort Lauderdale. The preliminary list of speakers and subject-matter experts includes:
Internet Trends – Jeff Kupietzky, CEO & President, Oversee.net
Jeff will discuss key internet trends and how these trends impact the way that companies buy and monetize domain names, the real estate of the internet. He will share his insights on how to prepare for the coming wave of innovation as web users migrate to mobile apps and social networking becomes increasingly important.
Keynote – Jay Berkowitz, Author of Ten Golden Rules
Jay will discuss SEO, SEM, and social media best practices that will not only drive more traffic to your website, but improve your conversion rates as well. To illustrate his best practices, Jay will include a brief review of websites submitted by DOMAINfest attendees. Attendees should submit to [email protected]. A brief Q&A will follow his presentation.
Jay is the author of the Ten Golden Rules of Online Marketing Workbook and the Founder/CEO of www.TenGoldenRules.com, a strategic online marketing consulting business. He also hosts the Ten Golden Rules of Internet Marketing Podcast.
Power Networking — Meet the Experts
Experts will be available to answer questions in one-on-one discussions with attendees on a variety of important topics. Additional experts will be added soon.
Website Development Tips and Success Stories — Whether you need to develop one or 1,000 sites this year, wouldn’t it be nice to know how to do it as efficiently and effectively as possible? Gather and share tips on the latest technology and cutting-edge service providers with fellow attendees. Experts include:
Mike “Zappy” Zapolin is the visionary behind Music.com, Beer.com, Computer.com, Creditcards.com, Debt.com, and Diamond.com. Zappy has been featured on NBC’s “Today Show,” CNBC, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Business Week, and Success magazine.
Howard Yeh is COO and was part of the founding team of HealthCare.com, Inc. He is responsible for the development, online traffic acquisition and on-page monetization for HealthCare.com’s web properties.
Rick Waters is the CEO and owner of Webcast 1, Inc., a web media company offering full service web development, web video production, and SEO services via its network of brands, including Webcast1.com, Logodesigners.com, and SearchWiz.com. Rick leads a team of SEO professionals who have marketed premium domains for clients.
Keyword Tools and Tactics in Buying Domains and Acquiring Traffic — There are a wide range of keywords tools and tactics out there. Which keyword tools offer the most help for deciding which domains to buy? Listen to experts and share your experiences.
John Carcutt is the Director of Organic Search for MediaWhiz, the parent company of Text Link Ads. John is a regular speaker at national search and affiliate conventions and a published author on SEO.
Jean-Pierre Khoueiri is the CEO of ConstantClick.com. A strategic and detail-oriented entrepreneur, Jean-Pierre has kept pace with rapidly-advancing internet technologies since 2001 and been working professionally in Internet Marketing since 2004.
Pablo Conde is the SEM Manager for Oversee’s travel lead generation business, LowFares.com. He manages the day-to-day operations of travel’s SEM and Social Network Marketing efforts as well as the coordination of the two.
Jay Berkowitz is the CEO of Ten Golden Rules.
Domain Buying, Selling & Valuation Trends — Which domains/categories should you be buying or selling given today’s market conditions? What qualitative and quantitative factors go into determining a fair price from the perspective of a domain investor versus an end-user? Seasoned experts will offer valuable insights.
Kathy Nielsen is Director of Sales for Sedo and is responsible for overall sales for Sedo in the North American market including all product lines. She works closely with Registry and Registrar clients on special auctions and sales projects as well as leads her team in high value domain and website sales and acquisitions.
Bob Mountain is Vice President of Business Development at NameMedia Inc. Bob is responsible for partnerships involving NameMedia’s domain marketplace, acquisition, and publishing businesses.
Monte Cahn is the Founder of Moniker.com. He has more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare, high-technology and Internet fields.
Legal Q&A — Intellectual Property & Domain Names — This is your chance to ask legal experts for their opinions on issues impacting your domain investments. The experts will also be offering their thoughts on potential regulatory environment changes that you’ll need to factor into your business planning for the future.
Joel Magolnick has been practicing law for 22 years, focusing on complex commercial litigation in federal and state courts throughout the country. He is a managing partner of De la O, Marko, Magolnick & Leyton.
Ari Goldberger has been involved in domain names since 1995 when he registered esqwire.com. In 2003, Ari founded SmartName, one of the first domain parking companies, which was acquired in 2006 by NameMedia.
Zak Muscovitch of DNattorney.com, is a veteran domain name lawyer who has represented numerous domain name owners from all over the world in disputes and transactions since 1999. He was counsel in numerous precedent-setting court cases and domain name disputes.
Moniker.com Auction Schedule
Premium domain names and hundreds of others at all price points and across numerous categories will be auctioned at DOMAINfest Fort Lauderdale by Moniker.com. Pre-bids can be submitted on any domain listed in the auction until May 13 at noon US Eastern time. The Moniker live auction is scheduled for Thursday, May 13 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. US Eastern time. Buyers can watch the live auction and submit bids in real-time from anywhere in the world using a free software download.
Moniker’s sister company, SnapNames.com, will also host an extended online auction in conjunction with the live event. The extended online auction will run for a full week, starting on Thursday, May 13 from 3:15 p.m. US Eastern time to Thursday, May 20 at 5:00 p.m. US Eastern time. For more information on these auctions, including details on how to submit an absentee bid or bid via telephone proxy, call 954-861-3500 or visit: http://domainauctions.moniker.com/2010/DOMAINfest-Fort-Lauderdale.
Online registration is now open. Visit www.domainfest.com for event details and to register. The registration fee of $175 includes the keynote, all sessions, lunch, refreshments, domain auction, and dinner/cocktails.
Founded and hosted by DomainSponsor, the domain monetization division of Oversee.net. DOMAINfest® brings domain industry and Internet professionals together to learn, network, and do business. Guests will include online advertising experts, domain publishers, domain monetization experts, SEO/SEM specialists, website developers, online marketers, ad or affiliate network suppliers, search advertising providers, venture capitalists, bankers and trademark/legal advisors. Visit http://www.domainfest.com to review the agenda and register for DOMAINfest Fort Lauderdale.
Oversee.net® is the leader in Internet real estate, specializing in monetizing, registering, selling and developing domain names. The company provides an array of managed services to domain investors, corporations, and individuals across more than ten million web sites. Oversee owns one of the largest portfolios of domain names in the world. The company’s unique optimized technology connects consumers and advertisers with highly relevant advertisements. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the company’s core brands include DomainSponsor®, SnapNames®, Moniker® and LowFaresTM. To learn more, please visit www.oversee.net.