Here's the The Lowdown
from DN Journal,
fill you in on the latest buzz going around the domain name industry.
The Lowdown is
compiled by DN Journal Editor & Publisher Ron
Global Hotel Sells Out, IDNTools.com Takes a Bow in
Times Square & Free Webinar to Focus on
Top Parking/Selling Strategies for 2010
looks like the 2010 DOMAINfest
coming up January 26-28 in Santa Monica,
California is going to draw another big
crowd. Show organizers announced this
that the host hotel, the oceanfront Fairmont Miramar,
is almost sold out and I later heard from others who tried
to book rooms that they are now all gone. Pretty
impressive when you consider that DOMAINfest took over the
entire five-star hotel for the conference.
you are planning to go to DOMAINfest but didn't
a room reservation, no need to despair. DOMAINfest said
they have secured additional accommodations across the
street at the Huntley Hotel. You will have to phone
the Huntley directly at 1-310-394-5454 and mention
"DOMAINfest" to get the discounted $209
room rate (plus tax).
the way, in case you missed it, our
preview of the DOMAINfest Global conference,
featuring an interview with Oversee President &
CEO Jeff Kupietzky, has all of the details you will
want to know about what is shaping up to be another
IDNTools.com billboard is on display
in New York City's Times Square.
When I interviewed Aaron
Krawitz and Gary Males of IDNTools.com
for our monthly
newsletter a couple of months ago, I
was impressed by the professionalism and
initiative demonstrated by these two young
entrepreneurs. They showed it again this week when
they made a big splash for their company
and IDN domains in general by unveiling an
electronic billboard ad in the heart of New
York City's Times Square.
Krawitz is the Editor
where he announced the promotional gambit Monday
in a post that noted "IDNs really
deserve more publicity as they are a fantastic
opportunity all too often misunderstood and
summarily dismissed...This will have a positive
effect for domain investors and IDNers on the
whole. Each large public ad makes our investments more
mainstream and understood. I hope IDNTools
will benefit greatly from this Times Square
promotion, and I also hope that more people will
become interested in domains and IDNs as a
IDNTools will be
featured in rotation on Reuters’ iconic
Times Square electronic billboard for 72 hours.
The caption below their logo on the billboard says
“Investors profit from IDN domain names bought
from sites like IDNTools.com.”
note today, the AfternicDLS and SmartName
has scheduled their first free webinar
of the New Year for 2pm (U.S.
Eastern time) on Thursday, February 4.
The one-hour session
is titledDiscover the Top Domain
Parking and Selling Strategies for 2010.
Topics to be discussed include:
to use simple, efficient, and free
solutions to make you more money you’re
• Why enhanced PPC should be part of
your monetization strategy.
• When to use, ecommerce, and content
• Specific examples and techniques to
help you achieve your goals for your
We need your help to keep giving domainers The
Lowdown, so please email email@example.com any interesting information you might have. If possible,
include the source of your information so we can check it out (for
example a URL if you read it in a forum or on a site