U.S. office, NameMedia
and a number of other domain industry
companies and individual entrepreneurs, Boston
has always been a beehive of domain activity.
That was truer than ever over the past three
days when many domain investors, developers and
company executives from out of town were in
Beantown for the Hostingcon
2012 conference that is winding down
today at the Hynes Convention Center.
2,000 attendees from 30 different
countries came in for the 8th annual
Hostingcon, the premier show for the hosted
services industry. While domains are not the
central focus of the show, domains, hosting and
developed websites all go together like love and
marriage. Coupled with increasing interest in domain
development, as well as the obvious cross
pollination of business interests and
opportunities, more and more domainers have been
putting Hostingcon on their annual
year's schedule included sessions on topics like
PPC and the new gTLDs that have
obvious domain investor appeal.
Convention Center - Boston
Site of Hostingcon 2012
is the case with pure domain conferences, a lot
of the most productive relationship building
activity goes on in social activities at the end
of the business day. Familiar domain industry
faces could be see at local restaurants and
iconic locations like Fenway Park (home
of the Red Sox) this week.
to R): Christian Zouzas, Jim Grace
(DomainHoldings.com), Russ Goodwin (Tidewinds
Group) and Joe Alagna (CentralNic) got
together for dinner at Anthony's Pier 4
in Boston last night.
the photo above, two domain investors from the
Boston area, Christian Zouzas (well-known
for his stellar .US portfolio) and Russ
Goodwin got together for dinner with
visiting Californians Jim Grace and Joe
Alagna who were in town for Hostingcon2012.
Most of the domain pros who attended Hostingcon
2012 will also be on hand for our industry's
next big show - T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
2012, coming up October 7-10,
2012 at the Ritz Carlton on Florida's
Fort Lauderdale Beach.