is shaping up to be an unusual weekend as I
will spend ALL of it flying. I will be
leaving for Australia Saturday afternoon
(U.S. EST) and, because I will be crossing the
dateline, I won't
arrive on the Gold Coast until Monday
afternoon (their time - which is 15 hours later
than it is here in Florida). I am, of
course, heading to Oz to cover next week's T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
Down Under conference, the first
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. show to be staged outside the
who is based in Brisbane, is handling the
conference under license from T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
co-founders Rick Schwartz and Howard Neu.
I know Fabulous will do a great job with the event
and am looking forward to seeing everyone there.
If you haven't already read it, be sure to check
out our full conference
preview article in which Fab's Dan
Warner and Michael Robertson provide
all of the details on what will be happening
during show week.
Starting Monday, I'll
file a daily item from Australia to keep you
abreast of the conference highlights. As always, a
few days after I get back we will publish a
comprehensive wire to wire conference review to
fill you in on what happened from start to
today we want to send our congratulations out to Oversee.net's
Jeff Kupietzky who has just been promoted from
Executive Vice President to President of the
company. As most of you know Oversee is the parent company
of DomainSponsor, Moniker and SnapNames
and also stages the annual DOMAINfest Global
conference in Hollywood, California. Oversee co-founder
Lawrence Ng, who was featured in our March 2008 Cover
Story, had been serving as President but will
now concentrate on his duties as Chairman of the Board and
Kupietzky will also join the board.
announcing the changes today Oversee said, "The
move follows a thorough succession planning
process and places Kupietzky, a longtime Oversee
executive, at the helm as an experienced domain
name and online advertising industry leader. As
Chairman, Ng will remain actively involved in
guiding the company he co-founded eight years ago
with fellow Oversee.net board member Fred
. Oversee is a very profitable and fast
growing organization, on track to deliver double-digit
revenue growth this year."
Ng said, "Now is the right time for new
leadership to drive the business to the next level.
has worked closely with me for several years, he
has in-depth understanding of the market and the
company and he’s ready to help Oversee expand
its industry leadership position." Kupietzky
said he is looking forward to
taking on his new
role adding “I’m thrilled to be working with
Oversee’s customers to deliver more value. We
have a very talented employee base, one that will
build successfully on the firm’s relationships
with our advertising and marketing partners.”