February Domain & Internet Calendar

Its going to be another busy month in the Domain and Internet world, top heavy with a bunch of events and shows in the first half of the month.

The iGaming domain name auction ends on Feburary 1 on Snapnames.com.

The auction includes such gems as Wagering.com, Poker.me and Roulette.ca.

The most attended domain show of the year also kicks off on February 1st at DomainFest Global (DFG).

DFG will be held from February 1st-4th at the Fairmont Hotel in Santa Monica.

Bob Parsons the founder and CEO of Godaddy.com will be the Keynote speaker.

There will be many non-domainers speaking including search engine guru Danny Sullivan, Ken Hansen of Neustar, Eli Goodman of comScore,

Some of the best known domainers will be speaking as well including Frank Schilling Larry Fischer and yours truly.

There will also be fireside chat with Ben Mezrich, Author of “The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, a Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal” a PITCHFest, two live domain auctions.

The main auction will be held on February 3rd at 4:30pm PST and remote bidding will be available on snapnames.com, with pre-bidding already opened

The no/low reserve auction will be held on Feburary 1st at 1pm EST and pre-bidding is already opened.

There will be a bunch of parties and social activities as well, for a full list of them click here

There will also be Dine with the Experts a series where 9 attendees get to Dine with one of the speakers.

I’m hosting a lunch on Thursday Feburary 3rd and thankfully I’m sold out.

If you have waited until now to register is going to cost you $1,395 to attend.

Sedo.com will be holding an online auction of some of Oliver Hoger domain names starting on Feburary 3rd and ending on Feburary 10th.

Some of the domains in the auction include Vh.de; states.net; brandy.net; and deposit.org

February 6th is Super Bowl and the long awaited Godaddy.com commercial promoting the .Co extension will air during the game and the big reveal of the new Godaddy.co girl.

The Superbowl is the most watched show of the year and several Internet companies are expected to advertise.

Should be interesting to see what effect the Godaddy Commercial has on the .Co extension.

Feburary 6th also is the start of one of the biggest adult shows of the year XBIZLA.

The XBIZ LA show runs from February 6th-9th and is being held at the Sofitel Hotel In Los Angeles.

This is how the show describes itself:

“XBIZ LA is a 3-day trade event that explores and uncovers the impact of digital media and e-commerce technologies on the rapidly-evolving online adult entertainment industry.

Every year, industry professionals from around the globe attend XBIZ LA to gain unparalleled insight on the current state and future of the online adult industry.”

You can see a partial list of who is attending here

You can view the agenda for the show here.

The cost to attend the show appears to be $250

To register click here

Immediately after the XBIZ LA show the XBIZretailexpo.com starts which runs at the same hotel starting Feburary 9th and ending Feb 11th.

The cost to attend both shows is $350.

On February 8th a new conference kicks off their inaugural show.

The DOT-NXT.com conference will be held at the Hyatt in San Francisco from Feburary 8th-10th.

The conference which is geared for those looking to apply for new gTLD’s and those looking to provide services for them.

Among those scheduled to speak are Rod Beckstrom the CEO of ICANN, Juan Calle of the .Co registry John Berryhill and Monte Cahn.

I will be speaking as well.

The price to attend is $495 and you can register by clicking here.

Sedo.com is holding an Auction of premium .Co domain names starting on Feburary 10th and ending on February 17th including many of Mike Mann’s gems

Some of the domain names include, advertising.co; business.co health.co, money.co and computers.co

Snapnames.com monthly showcase auction will end on February 15th 2011 at 3:15pm EST.

The auction will feature “Generic and Keyword” domains.

The second half of the Month looks like time to get some work done and gear up for March which will start off with Domain Roundtable in the Bahamas March 1 and ICANN meeting in the middle of the month.

Comments

  1. GhettoCaveMan says

    I feel Ben Mezrich’s best book is:

    Ugly Americans: The True Story of the Ivy League Cowboys Who Raided the Asian Markets for Millions

    The tale in that book is more relevant now than ever. More money, more markets, & in-and-out in less time than ever before.

  2. Landon White says

    @ BullS

    MHB– you are welcome to borrow my Learjet or Gulf stream-courtesy of BS Asset Management Group.
    =====

    And procurement instructions can be found at

    ://www.BS Asset Management Group.Co

  3. MHB says

    UPDATE:

    Tegga Internet LLC announced today its latest developments for the Rocky Mountain Domain Conference in Denver, Colorado on Saturday, February 26th, 2011. The conference will be held at 1552 Pennsylvania Street, Denver, 80203 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and includes lunch and coffee. A networking cocktail party is being held after the event from 5 – 6:30 p.m. at a nearby location TBA.

    A unique and exclusive domain industry meeting in Denver, Colorado will feature Keynote speakers William Mushkin, CEO and Founder of Name.com and Jason Boshoff, CEO of DomainHoldings.com. Keynotes will address the audience to share their perspective and insight on the opportunities ahead for domain investors and web developers.

    RMDC 2011 welcomes a distinguished group of speakers and panelists will address vital issues encompassing domain name investing. They include: Rick Waters, CEO of Webcast1.com; Braden Pollock, Founder of Legal Brand Marketing, LLC; Sharon Hayes, CEO of Domainate.com; Adam Torkildson, VP of Operations, CustomerHook.com; Attorney Mimi Rupp of Keynon & Kenyon LLP; Abdu Tarabichi, CEO of DomainsGuru.com; Annalisa Roger, Founder/CEO of DotGreen; Jay Barr, President of JHB International and others TBA.

    Topics to be addressed:

    - Domain investing and selling strategy
    - Intellectual property and trademark law
    - Monetization and lead generation opportunities
    - Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
    - Importance of Social Media in domaining and development

    Registration for RMDC 2011 is $45.88 and must be completed online prior to the event, NO option to register for the conference at the door. Registration numbers are limited, all info on website: http://rmdc.co.

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