Dryzek, one of the organizers of the MeetDomainers
conference that was held in Cracow, Poland last
weekend sent us some photos from the event that drew 84
participants - primarily from Poland - but also from Germany,
Great Britain, Luxembourg and the U.S..
Dryzek and co-organizer Agnieszka Jankowska are
seen addressing registrants in the snapshot
In the photo
below, attendees had a chance to get to know each other
better at a cocktail party that was held Friday night
Registrants enjoying one of their two days of networking
and seminars in Cracow's palatial Grand Hotel.
included some of Poland's best known domainers,
parking company representatives (Ed Russell from NameDrive
and Axel Kaltz from Sedo) and there were
presentations from registrars EuroDNS and Active
24 as well as drop catchers Dropped.pl and Zlapane.pl.
In the session photo below you see (left to right) Theo
Goral, Robert Tofil and Bartlomiej Usydus.
highlight of the event was a live domain auction
powered by Aftermarket.pl. The event produced
approximately $90,000 in sales, led by adwokaci.pl
(lawyers) for $28,000, aparaty.pl (cameras)
at $16,800 and fotografie.pl (photographs)
at $10,400. 23 out of 34 .pl (Polish ccTLD) domains
were sold. You can see a full list of the domains sold in
this first ever Polish domain auction here: http://meetdomainers.pl/en/aukcja.
Auctioneer Piotr Lengiewicz is seen in the photo
One of the most
active buyers in the event was Frederick Schiwek of
EuroDNS and DomainInvest.lu who landed several domains
including the two highest valued names. Freddy is seen in
the photo below.
The event ended
Saturday night with a party hosted by NameDrive
at one of Cracow's most popular clubs, Scandale Royal. It was a very impressive
debut event for Poland's rapidly growing domain community.
couple of other domain auction notes today. Aftermarket.com
has been chosen as the premier live auction provider for
the upcoming T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
Down Under conference on Australia's Gold
Coast November 18-20. You can find out more about
Aftermarket.com's plans for that auction here.
latest online Canadian (.ca) online domain
auction is underway and will continue until 1pm
(Eastern Standard Time) tomorrow (Oct. 9). More
than 150 .ca domains are up for grabs including Single.ca,
Races.ca, Shipment.ca, HomeBusiness.ca
and Swimsuits.ca. Lesbian.ca has already met
its reserve and the current bid is $20,000.
can sign up to bid in the auction here: http://auction.myid.ca/biddereligibility.php
and the auction itself can be found at http://auction.myid.ca.