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11|20|2007 01:17 pm EDT

DomainFest announces keynote speakers John Batelle and Peter Hillary

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Events, News

Los Angeles, CA ( November 20, 2007) – DomainSponsor(tm), the domain monetization business of, today announced that John Battelle, an Internet visionary and best selling author, and Peter Hillary, son of Sir Edmond Hillary and world-class adventurer, will be keynote speakers at the second annual DOMAINfest(tm) Global event scheduled for January 21-23, 2008 in Hollywood, California.

John Battelle is the best selling author of The Search: How Google and Its Rivals Rewrote the Rules of Business and Transformed Our Culture and a co-founding editor of Wired Magazine. He is an acclaimed thought leader on the tech-driven transformation of business, the economy, and culture. He is also a founder and Executive Producer of the Web 2.0 and Foursquare conferences. Most recently, Battelle founded and serves as CEO for Federated Media.

Peter Hillary has achieved two summits of Mount Everest and has more than 25 years of experience in extreme risk environments. Carrying on his father’s spirit of adventure, he has completed 36 other mountaineering expeditions, was involved in the development of a new route across Antarctica to the South Pole, and was the first to have traversed the length of the Himalayas.

In commenting on DOMAINfest’s keynote speakers, Lawrence Ng, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of said, “We want our publisher clients to have the best context for the search industry and there is no one better than John Battelle to provide that. When it comes to risk taking and the entrepreneurial spirit that defines our day-to-day accomplishments, only a Peter Hillary could give us that perspective. We are excited and honored to have both of them join us.”

DOMAINfest will also feature Frank Schilling, one of the world’s most famous domainers, to host the conference’s first Domainer Town Hall. This, coupled with an agenda filled with new content – segmented by experience level – and quality learning and networking opportunities, makes for an exceptional event.

[press release]


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