that is drawing investment attention from some very
heavy hitters (you will hear more about that in
the near future).
you were at last
year's T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Conference at
Fort Lauderdale Beach, you will recall that a
freak once in a lifetime rainstorm pounded the
show venue through its run. The weaher Friday
was beautiful and this time around the
forecast calls for more of the same throughout
the week. The welcome return to Florida's normal
weather pattern at this time of year will give
show goers a chance to really appreciate the spectacular
ocean view from the 7th foor pool deck at the
Ritz Carlton Hotel on Fort
Beach where the 2012 T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
conference will run through next Wednesday (Oct.
arriver was DNForum.com
Dicker (who was inducted into
the T.R.A.F.F.I.C Domain Hall of Fame
last year). In a very gracious gesture
Adam invited about two dozen people who
got into town Friday to dinner at Shula's
On the Beach last night a spot that is
part of the highly regarded chain of
steakhouses started by legendary Miami
Dolphins head coach Don Shula).
It's a good thing Don wasn't there to see
the surprise gift Barbara Neu had
for Adam - a necktie representing the
rival Dallas Cowboys, who happen to
be Adam's favorite team.
It made for a
especially memorable first night in Fort
Lauderdale surrounded by domain industry
friends, great food and even better
owner & Dallas Cowboys fan Adam
gets a surprise gift from Barbara Neu
- a Cowboys necktie!
Adam Dicker (at front left) chatting with
Rick & Alina Schwartz at Shulas On
Beach Friday night. Adam took two tables
full of domain investors to the popular
At our table (left to right) Howard Neu, Judi
Michael Berkens and Barbara Neu, as
always, made things interesting!
dinner, as people were starting to head out,
Barbara said "Wait a minute, let's get a
group picture in front of the bar." I
told here that trying to get domain investors to
all go in the same direction at once is like herding
cats - but she can be very persuasive
and sure enough, within seconds, everyone
was in place for the photo below snapped
by a member of Shula's fine staff.
you tell these people are happy to be on
Fort Lauderdale Beach for T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
more people will be arriving at the Ritz today,
a day that will be filled with more casual
networking around the cabanas and spacious pool
deck. There will also be an afternoon deep
sea fishing trip and those who signed up for
that are eagerly anticipating their ocean
adventure. I didn't see anywhere in our room to
put a fish if we caught one so we are going to
hang out at the pool, cabanas and on the beach
in what is shaping up to be another beautiful
day in paradise. I'll have photos and
highliights from today's activity in a post for
you Sunday morning.