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Domain industry conference: and the winners are...


As the Webby Awards honor websites, interactive advertising, online video and mobile, the Domainer’s Choice Awards reward domain services, industry actors and much more. Domainer's Choice Awards occurred within the DOMAINfest GLOBAL's 08 conference, which took place January 21-23 at the Renaissance Hotel in Hollywood, California. That event aims at improving domain industry cooperation and collective thinking.

A lot of domain areas have been covered during this conference, such as:

  • basics of portfolio management (renewal, drop, etc.) for industry newcomers,
  • domain traffic analysis (origin, nature, trends) for better decision making (keep, drop, sell),
  • negotiation (how to create a win win situation),
  • legal issues (trademark infringement, reverse domain hijacking which describes false cybersquatting accusations in order to recover a domain name),
  • financial matters: tax issues, business plan,
  • industry trends: upcoming TLDs (.tel, .post, etc.), domain branding, advertising services and domain trading.

According to Verisign's last industry report, there are over 146 millions domain names registered throughout the world. This represents a six percent growth over the third quarter 2007. The growth of this industry is expected to be higher in the next months.

Domainer's Choice Awards winners:

Best Domain Auctions SnapNames, Moniker
Best Domain Financial Services
Best Domain Marketplace
Best Domain Publication DN Journal
Best Domainer Tools
Best Domainers Blog
Best Hosting Company GoDaddy
Best Industry Spokesperson Frank Schilling
Best Registrar Award Moniker
Domain Ambassador Award Castello Brothers
Domainers Rising Star Castello Brothers
Industry Achievement Award Kevin Ham
Industry Customer Service Eben Smith Sedo
Industry Trade Association Internet Commerce Association
Parking Company Award TrafficZ

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