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12|31|2012 08:08 pm EDT

Seven Hours to register for Webfest Global at the Early Bird rate

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Events, Up to the Minute

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You a little less than 7 hours of the time of this post to register for next year’s Webfest Global in Santa Monica (formerly known as DOMAINfest Global) for $1,095. The rate will increase by $200 as of tomorrow. Webfest Global will be organized by Oversee.net’s DomainSponsor and will be held atFebruary 5-7, 2013 at the Fairmont Santa Monica.

The even features a party at Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Pavilion on February 6th. Webfest Global conference attendees will enjoy the rare opportunity of having dinner and cocktails directly under this amazing vehicle.  Former NASA Astronaut Garrett Reisman will make a special appearance to share stories, answer questions and show souvenirs from past missions.

Another great night is planned at The Magic Castle where DomainSponsor has reserved the entire nightclub for its farewell dinner party.  Built in 1908, the Magic Castle is an historic Victorian manor that was a showplace for some of the world’s greatest magicians.  Since the Magic Castle is a private club, this is a rare chance to gain entrance and witness magical performances up close and personal.

 

09|19|2012 10:53 pm EDT

DomainFest Dates Confirmed, Feb 5-8, 2013

by Adam Strong in Categories: Events

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With the TRAFFIC conference right around the corner, many domainers may be wondering if DomainFest is still going to occur.  Andrew at DNW heard from Oversee that the show was still going on and Moniker is already taking auction submission, but it sure would be nice to make travel arrangements soon.  Well here you go, DNN just received word tonight from and Oversee employee that the show dates are now confirmed as February 5-8, 2013

The event will be returning to the Fairmont Hotel in Santa Monica and as in past years the entire Fairmont Miramar has been reserved for conference attendees.

We were told that Oversee will be announcing  the “specifics on the conference agenda, online registration and discounted hotel room rates” in early October.

 

 

01|28|2010 05:03 pm EDT

DomainFest Global’s Premium Live Domain Auction Results

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Domain Auction

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We will be were live blogging the auction results of the auctions at the DomainFEST Global event in Santa Monica, California for Moniker’s Low & No Reserve Live Domain Auction.  Unsold names will be sold in the extended online auction from 01/28 – 02/04 at 12:15 PM PT.

As always we do not guarantee the accuracy of these results. The live auction sold 74 domains out of the 215 domains listed for a total of $919,300 at an average sales price of $12,423.

You can see the results after the jump. (more…)

11|20|2009 04:00 pm EDT

DomainFest Introduces Two Pitch Opportunities for Entrepreneurs

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Events

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DOMAINFest Global 2010, which will be held by Oversee.net in Santa Monica from January 26-28th, 2009,  in  has just announced the addition of PITCHfest and LAUNCHfest.

PITCHfest allows five pre-selected finalists to make 5 minute presentations of their new products ideas to the audience and a panel of judges. While the audience will be able to select their favorite by voting via text-messages, the winner will be picked by the judges.

With LAUNCHfest the pre-selected applicants get to present their vision how to develop one of ten given domain names. Again the winner will be selected on a point based system by a panel of judges and the audience gets to show their choice as well. The winner will be able to lease/purchase his selected domain name and start development on the project. The names in this contest are:

Domain Name options Annual Lease Purchase Price
Planners.com $25,000 $125,000
AdvertiseHere.com $25,000 $125,000
StartABusiness.com $15,000 $75,000
GoOut.com $15,000 $75,000
RealEstateNetwork.com $10,000 $50,000
BoostSales.com $10,000 $50,000
SiteFinder.com $5,000 $25,000
WebIncentives.com $5,000 $25,000
AnythingForSale.com $2,000 $10,000
DailyPicks.com $2,000 $10,000


Editor’s comment:

At the first DOMAINFest GLOBAL, the conference already had a similar event where participants where able to pitch Michael Arrington of TechCrunch fame with a business idea and receive candid 1-on-1 feedback. Peter Ejtel and myself took this amazing opportunity to gather feedback on our then new startup SharedReviews.

Unfortunately it seems that this time the contests are limited to US participants, considering this is DOMAINfest GLOBAL, but most likely this is necessary due to the different contest laws worldwide  ;-)

09|23|2009 11:12 am EDT

Zappos CEO to Headline DOMAINfest Global

by Chad Kettner in Categories: Up to the Minute

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Tony Hsieh, the CEO of Zappos.com will be the keynote speaker at the fourth annual DOMAINfest Global event, scheduled for January 26-28, 2010 in Santa Monica, California.

Hsieh is one of the most respected and successful business innovators in the online world, founding his shoe company in 2000 with new approaches to marketing, human resource management, and customer service. Within the decade, Zappos grew to a $1 Billion-per-year online retailer and was recently sold to Amazon.com for more than $850 million.

“We’re delighted to have Tony Hsieh join us as a keynote speaker at our 2010 event,” said Oversee CEO and President Jeff Kupietzky. “His fresh thinking, insights related to online consumer behaviors and needs, and intelligent risk-taking have set new standards for how to succeed in e-commerce. DOMAINfest has always been a breeding ground for new ideas on how to get the most out of a domain name investment, so Tony’s fireside chat will provide our guests with plenty of innovative ideas and inspiration.”

Early-bird discounted registration rates for DOMAINfest end on September 30. Visit www.domainfest.com for more information.

[via DFG]

03|31|2009 09:50 am EDT

DOMAINfest Global Updates Website With Content From DFG 2009

by Chad Kettner in Categories: Up to the Minute

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DOMAINfest Global has updated DomainFest.com to include photos, videos, and testimonials from the January event in Hollywood, California.

On top of that, DOMAINfest released the feedback from the post-event attendee survey which showed that:

  • 97% of survey respondents rated DOMAINfest Global as valuable or extremely valuable.
  • 87% rated the sessions and content as valuable or extremely valuable.
  • 84% of respondents said they were able to meet with industry leading vendors and service providers.
  • 81% met new, influential business contacts.

Plans for DOMAINfest 2010 are in the works, so stay tuned for future announcements.

[via DOMAINfest Global]

03|02|2009 10:45 pm EDT

Two New Registry Companies Launched to Help new TLDs

by Chad Kettner in Categories: News

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Two new registry consulting & services companies – Minds + Machines and Central Registry Solutions – were launched at ICANN Mexico City to help anybody interested in starting a new TLD work through the process from beginning to end – saving time, money, and confusion along the way. (more…)

12|11|2008 12:27 am EDT

DOMAINfest Global Auctions Releases Preliminary Domains

by Chad Kettner in Categories: Domain Auction

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DOMAINfest Global is just around the corner and Moniker is reviewing all the submitted domains for the industry’s largest live and extended domain auctions. Some of the early contenders to be featured in the official catalog include:

  • Nachos.com
  • UnderGarments.com
  • ParentalControl.com
  • ScienceFiction.com
  • TheatreTickets.net
  • Loans.net
  • Erotica.com
  • Wife.com
  • Foreclosure.net
  • Husband.com
  • Breed.com
  • FreeCreditReports.net
  • Automobiles.info
  • Construction.info
  • Lenders.org
  • ZQ.com
  • Bachelor.com
  • Admired.com
  • DietarySupplements.com
  • Warranty.net
  • Relative.com
  • Introduction.com
  • SnowStorm.com
  • Shock.com
  • Funding.com
  • KosherFood.com
  • RealTimeQuotes.com
  • Physicians.info
  • Bureau.com
  • Admire.me
  • Undress.me
  • FourWheeling.com
  • SEO.mobi
  • Evaluated.com
  • Zimbabwe.com
  • Kathy.com
  • GourmetFoods.com
  • BlogPosts.com

In addition to these premium domains, Moniker will also be offering five exclusive .ME domains. This is the first time any of these domains have been available on the open market:

  • Contact.me
  • Read.me
  • Feed.me
  • Alert.me
  • Save.me

There will be over 2,000 high-quality domains for sale at these auctions with the 250 finest being showcased at the Moniker Premium Live Auction. The complete catalog will be released soon, but there’s still time to have your domains considered – so submit them now for your chance to sell them at DOMAINfest Global, the most exciting live auction event of the year!

For more information on DOMAINfest Global, click here.