Well our hunch was right yesterday, as today NamesCon announced they have acquired DomainFest from Oversee.net in a press release we just received.
“Starting with small conferences in LA and Barcelona, Oversee grew Domainfest into a large, global conference series, attracting domainers, marketing professionals and celebrity speakers from all over the world.”
“We are very proud of the industry-leading conference that we built up over the years”, said Debra Domeyer, CEO of Oversee.net. “DomainFest is one of the longest running events in the Domain industry. We are proud to recognize the importance of the DomainFest events to the industry and are extremely happy to be passing the DomainFest ownership into the capable hands of NamesCon.”
Richard Lau, producer of NamesCon said “We are carrying the DomainFest torch forward. NamesCon co-founder Jothan Frakes and I met at the Seattle DomainFest in March 2005. We are immensely proud to be able to announce that Sunday, Jan 11, 2015 is ‘DomainFest @NamesCon’.” Like DomainFest conferences in the past, NamesCon 2015 Las Vegas will also host a domain auction (run by Right of the Dot) and feature Keynote speakers and world-class entertainment.
DomainFest@NamesCon will start at 10am on Sunday Jan 11, 2015 and the day will be an excellent venue for newcomers and veterans alike.
Jothan Frakes, who has a long history of producing domain conferences stated, “The DomainFest events had great energy and I am delighted to see that the success of NamesCon will maintain the spirit and legacy of DomainFest.”
Jothan has planned out a full agenda for the Domainfest @NamesCon day.
Interestingly, and something I was not aware of is that “Donna Mahony generously donated the domain name DomainFest.com to Oversee in 2006.
Very nice move by Donna.