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April 20, 2016 (Wed)

All A-list Names Will Be at World Domain Conference 2016?

I was surprised to read the very long list of guests that the organizer of World Domain Conference 2016 have (or will?) invited.

The conference will be held July 6 to 9, 2016, in Wuzhen, Zhejiang province. Previously, it was known as Traffic China, and has been held once every 3 years since 2007. This will be the 4th conference.

Its main site remains at I'm sure many readers will immediately think of Rich Shwartz's Traffic Conference which started in 2004. Inspiration or co-incidence?

Looking at the program details, I find some interesting topics such as lending on domain names, strategies of big domain investors, and comparison of investing approaches by Chinese and foreign investors.

The part that most interests me is actually their list of guests. It's extremely impressive, and cover registrars, brokers, lawyers, investors, hosting services, parking companies, etc. Famous names that we all recognize are Frank Schilling, Daniel Negari, Akram Atallah, Colin Campbell, Michael Berkens, Rick Schwartz, Mike Mann, Elliot Silver, Michael Cyger, Monte Cahn, Michael Gilmour, Michael Castello, Alan Dunn, Tessa Holcomb, Blake Irving, and many many more.

If all of these big names do come, then this conference will certainly be the best conference in the world and China's influence will be huge.

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