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Photos & Highlights from Day 3 Wednesday at Domainfest Asia 2016 in Hong Kong

The 2016 Domainfest Asia conference - [email protected] - continued with a third busy day in Hong Kong today. The four-day event got underway Monday (Sept. 19) at the Cyberport and rolled on through Tuesday and today en route to a final round of business sessions and networking coming up tomorrow.

Below: Simon Cousins snapped this shot of  Brandma's Eric Yang and his cartoon buddy Pikachu, before today's first business session. 

Above: In one of the well-attended morning sessions Michael Gilmour from ParkLogic.com covered Domain Monetization by Registries and Registrars.

Below: An hour later in the next round of sessions at the multi-track conference, Efty.com's Doron Vermaat detailed How to Buy, Market, Manage and Sell Brandable Domains. (Both of these photos courtesy of Name Ninja's Bill Sweetman).

Above: In another Wednesday morning highlight renowned Chinese domaining analyst Kassey Lee (on screen in this photo) delivered an hour-long presentation on Chinese Domains via a Skype connection. DotAsia Registry’s project manager Aaron SP (seated) and Cyberport IT manager Frank Ho are seen setting up Kassey's appearance. After his talk began Kassey was assisted by Allegravita’s Raymond Li and Simon Cousins in a Q&A segment with the audience. (Photo courtesy of Simon Cousins).

Below:  There was also a round of early afternoon sessions before the third live domain auction of the week got underway at 2pm. In one on those moderator and Domainfest Co-Founder Jothan Frakes (left) talked with TK Tan (center) of the Qinetics Group and Chan Kee Slak (Exabytes Group CEO) about Hosting and Domains - Serving Asia. (Photo courtesy of Bill Sweetman).

Above: Members of the 190.com team get things ready for the company's live domain auction that was held this afternoon, generating over CNY 17 million ($255,000) in sales. (Photo courtesy of Simon Cousins).

Below: A photo from 190.com's live domain auction (courtesy of Bill Sweetman).

Above: This shot was taken after the successful 190.com live domain auction today, Left to right are: 190.com’s CMO and auctioneer Cheng Nijuan, Allegravita’s Channel Manager Elaine Yang, Allegravita CEO Simon Cousins, .Asia’s VP Leona Chen, Domainfest Co-Founder Jothan Frakes, Allegravita’s China head Raymond Li and Nijuan

Below: As I noted above, today's auction was the third of three at Domainfest Asia 2016. Allegravita's Simon Cousins told us, "Some people in American domaining told me I would never be able to get three auction houses to this show. My team's so proud to have nailed it!"
The first auction was staged on Monday by Jianpai. Simon provided  this photo, taken today, of (left to right) GMO Registry VP Yoshi Tamura, Jinpai Chairman Shen Xiaohang, Jinpai Auctioneer and Co-Founder Qiao Yuanyuan and GMO Registry Registrar Manager Zhu Kai.


Above: The second domain auction, held on Tuesday, was presented by 22.cn. Simon snapped this shot of 22.cn's Cat Feng (far right) being interviewed between sessions today by Allegravita’s Raymond Li.

Below: After today's 190.com auction business sessions resumed including this discussion of What is Working Well with the New Domain Names featuring (left to right): Jeff Sass (.CLUB CMO), Edmon Chung (DotAsia CEO), Christa Taylor (DotTBA CEO) and moderator Braden Pollock. (Photo courtesy of Simon Cousins). 

Domainfest Asia 2016 will close with another full business day tomorrow (Thursday, Sept. 22). You can check out the complete schedule here

(Posted September 21, 2016)

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