2010 T.R.A.F.F.IC. Vancouver conference
came to a close Thursday evening (June 10)
at the Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside
Hotel overlooking the scenic Canadian
city's Coal Harbour. The final day of the
first T.R.A.F.F.I.C. conference ever held in Canada
opened with an 11am seminar on Domain
Development: In-House or Outsource?
to right): Domain Development
panelists Morgan Linton
Mark Michael (DevHub) and Kevin
Legault (n49 Interactive)
Morgan Linton, Mark Michael and Kevin
Legault pointed out the pros and cons of
various domain development strategies and
platforms. I'll have details on their session (and
all of the other T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Vancouver business
sessions) in a comprehensive conference review
article that we will be publishing late next week
after getting back to our home base in Florida
where we will sort through the hundreds of photos
and pages of notes we took during the show.
noon, show attendees headed for the exhibition
hall to watch a televised simulcast of the live E.CO
domain auction being held in New York. The
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Vancouver attendees gathered around
a TV screen set up at the .CO
Registry's booth where they watched
E.CO close at $81,000.
Vancouver attendees watch a televised live
simulcast of the
E.CO domain auction as it happened in New
York Thursday afternoon.
joint press release from Sedo
(who handled the auction) and the .CO Registry
was issued after the auction. It said that Lonnie
Borck from B52
Media and Uri Kerbel from Bookmarks.com
joined together to place the winning bid in the
auction. As the registry had previously announced,
all proceeds from the sale will go to a charity
selected by the buyers and approved by .CO
Internet (the charity will remain anonymous at the
buyers’ request.) The auction was part of the
ongoing launch of the .CO TLD.
the break to watch the E.CO auction, the crowd
reassembled in the meeting hall for a session on Mastering
the Resale Market that featured (left to
right in the photo below) Jason Miner
(Senior VP at NameMedia), Victor Pitts
(DomainIt.com/iGoldRush) and Jeff Gabriel
(Senior Broker at Sedo).
panelists, who have combined to sell millions
of dollars worth of domain names, provided tips on
the best ways to successfully market and sell your
names. I'll be running down some of their specific
suggestions in our upcoming conference review
final seminar of the conference, Advanced
Parking Solutions, followed with (left to
right in the photo below) Dan Warner (CEO,
DomainAdvertising.com), Craig Rowe
(WhyPark.com) and Richard Lau (PPX
International/DomainManager.com) detailing some of
the new parking and monetization platforms that
have been developed in an effort to boost domain
that session concluded, just one event remained on
the 2010 T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Vancouver agenda - the Latonas.com
main live domain auction. It wound up
producing just under $700,000 in sales with
a pair of six-figure blockbusters providing most
of the firepower. Those were Jewelry.net at
$270,000 and CloseOut.com at $200,000.
Other notable sales included XYZ.com and Cardiologists.com
at $50,000 each, SalesPeople.com
at $40,000, HAA.com at $18,500
and Telephone.net at $18,000.
from the Latonas.com live domain auction at
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Vancouver Thursday.
auction brought the curtain down on the year's
most satisfying T.R.A.F.F.I.C. conference to date
- one that reflected the hard work put into
staging the event by Rick Latona, Toby
Clements, Jodi Chamberlain, Ray Neu
and the rest of the Latona team. The show was made
even more memorable by its location in one of the
world's most beautiful cities, so a special thank
you to Vancouver, British Columbia as well.
snapshot of Vancouver's Coal Harbour taken
just a few steps from the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. venue.
up for the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. team will be an August
24-26 show that will be held in Dublin,
Ireland. Look for details on that show to be
posted soon on the T.R.A.F.F.I.C.