March Domain & Internet Calendar

March looks like another busy month in the domain world.

The Month once again starts off with a conference and this time it’s the Domain Roundtable which runs March 1th-4th at Atlantis in Paradise Island.

On Site registration will run you $995 and you can get more information here.

I will be speaking on a panel with Greg McNair entitled “Tactics for Successful Branding on Wednesday.

A live domain name auction will be held by Aftermarket.com on Thursday from 2pm-6pm EST and remote bidding will be available with pre-bidding starting on Monday February 28th.

Some of the domain in the live auction are:

DiscountTravel.com

HomeOwner.com

Dropped.com

QualityControl.com

Testing.com

Verification.com/.net

You can download the full auction catalog here.

There will be several cocktail parties and networking events highlighted by the Junkanoo Party at the Cove on Thursday night and the official after party at Aura nightclub .

Junanoo is a quite a party, a mixture of music and dancing in very colorful festive costumes and is a not to be missed event.

The Official DRT After-Party is going to be held at Aura Nightclub at Atlantis.

Aura is a very cool club which reminds me of a mini Liv if you have ever been to the Fontainebleau in Miami.

If you haven’t been to Atlantis and especially the Cove Hotel its a fanatic place for spend a few days.

Hope to see everyone there.

SnapNames.com will be holding its monthly showcase auction featuring Travel & Entertainment domains starting on March 1 and ending on March 8th at 3:15PM EST.

Some of the domains scheduled to be auctioned off include:

BeachResort.com
Beaver.com
BookFlights.com
Discount.org
Discover.org
Fly.biz
ItalyTrips.com
TravelConditions.com
VirginIslands.tv
Y1.org

The South By Southwest set of conferences run from March 11th-20th in Austin Texas.

The Tech Summit part of the conference runs on March 16th and 17th.

The price of attending the Tech Summit is $750.

The ICANN San Fransisco Meeting will be held from March 13th-18th at the Westin St Francis.

There is no charge to attend the meeting and you can register for it in advanced here.

Since ICANN has already stated that it will not take a vote on the new gTLD’s and will be releasing another Guidebook on April 14th, the only major decision up for vote should be the approval of ICM Registry application to operate the .XXX  registry.

Sedo.com has two featured domain auctions in March.

The 1st of these auctions will be a GreatDomains.com auction which will run from March 17th-24th.

The second featured auction by Sedo features Travel & Tourism domains and runs from March 24th- March 31st.

On March 28-31 the Web 2.0 show will be held in San Fransisco.

Prices range from $100 for an exhibit only pass all the way up to $1,999 for a full pass if you wait to register on site.

According to the show organizers this annual conference brings together people, ideas, connections, contacts, products, and companies to foster stronger Web 2.0 communities. Web 2.0 Expo events occur in San Francisco and New York and feature influential keynotes and speakers, detailed workshops, a Startup Showcase, an Expo show floor, and rich networking events.”

If you have an other domainer events In March including local meet ups feel free to add in the comments.

Comments

  1. says

    While it’s true that ICANN’s Board will not make a final decision to approve the new gTLD Applicant Guidebook in San Francisco, they will engage in a formal consultation with the GAC on Thursday, March 17 that may well decide the final details of many provisions of that Guidebook — including rights protections and the URS.

    Trademark interests will be out in force in SF urging the Board to capitulate to the GAC’s demands — it would be good to have as many people as possible with the opposite view there to urge the Board to stand firm and protect the integrity of ICANN’s policy making process, and to reject reopening the reasonably balanced version of the URS it now contains and adopting changes that are grossly biased against registrants. Otherwise the URS will be a low-cost alternative means for a complainant to obtain a domain that makes the current UDRP, flawed as it is, look like a model of fairness.

  2. says

    Thanks for putting this list together, Michael. A couple additional notes:

    The part of the SXSW conference that will probably appeal most to those in the domain industry is the Interactive Festival March 11-15

    http://sxsw.com/interactive

    There were a lot of domainers and domain companies there last year.

    Also, some readers may be interested in PubCon South on March 8-9 in Austin (timed to end just before SXSW Interactive):

    http://www.pubcon.com/austin-pubcon-2011.htm

    I’ll be at PubCon on behalf of media.net.

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