and Highlights from the 2009 MeetDomainers Conference in
2nd Annual MeetDomainers
at the Marriott in Warsaw, Poland Sunday
(September 27). We've just received some photos
from the three-day show for European domainers, courtesy
of conference founder Daniel Dryzek. The event
got underway on Friday (Sept. 25) with welcoming
comments from Dryzek followed by a seminar on legal
of the crowd at a MeetDomainers 2009 opening
day seminar on legal affairs.
afternoon session then kicked off with a speed
networking session - always one of the most popular
attractions at any conference.
from the opening day speed networking session at MeetDomainers
2009 in Warsaw
on the agenda was a session covering registrars and
registries in Poland and around the world. Dryzek
moderated a panel that included (left to right in the
photo below) Ken Hansen (Neustar), Adam Wagner (EuroDNS),
Michau Pleban (Aftermarket.pl) and Daniel
a lunch break, the opening day of business concluded
with a live domain auction that generated close
to €80,000 ($116,800) in sales. 34 of the 60
domains that went up for bid changed hands. The biggest
sale was Lekarze.pl ("doctors" in
Polish), a Polish ccTLD that went for €33,750
($49,275). A complete list of auction results is
scene from the MeetDomainers live domain auction
Auctioneer Krzysztof Konieczny conduction the sale
founder Daniel Dryzek was among the bidders in
the live domain auction.
Saturday (September 26) schedule was highlighted by four
seminars including the day's opening panel discussion
featuring a group of European domainers who shared their
experiences and opinions with the audience, while also
taking questions from the crowd.
Leszek Sękowski (left) and Frederick
Schiwek (DomainInvest.lu) were panelists
for the opening session Saturday (Sept. 26) called
"Domainers Meet Domainers"
hosted the conference party at the Opera Club
Saturday night and the show concluded with a day of
social activities Sunday (Sept. 27), including a tour of
the city (complete with English speaking guides).
Hansen of Neustar (left) came from the U.S.
to make some new friends in Poland.
everything we have heard the event was very well
received by everyone who attended. Poland is a rapidly
growing market for domains and with the success of this
year's show, round three would appear to be a certainty