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The Domain Social is Going Out With a Bang - Free 9-Day Domainer Week Event Begins Thursday

Early last year the Covid-19 pandemic had made it clear that face to face domain meetings would be off the table for the foreseeable future. That promoted Michael Cyger to create an online substitute called The Quarantine Social in March 2020. When summer arrived, Michael, who is always busy with DNAcademy.com, needed to give up the social chores, but another industry veteran, Arif Mirza, was there to pick up the ball in July. Arif renamed the project The Domain Social and every Friday afternoon since then, domain investors from around the world have come together for the Zoom-based events that he produces and hosts. While the socials have been highly appreciated, the workload finally caught up with the Montreal based branding

Arif Mirza

consultant and digital marketer too. So, The Domain Social is coming to close - but not without one giant last hurrah!

To wrap up The Domain Social era in style, Mirza has organized a 9-day Domainer Week, that will get underway Thursday, August 26 and run through Friday, September 3. The days will be filled with more than 20 online sessions featuring dozens of domain industry leaders. The evenings will include Domain Socials and other special events, including a live domain auction for the ICA. All of that and the whole thing is free of charge to all! All Mirza is asking for, from those who are able, is a charitable contribution of any size that will be divided between the Internet Commerce Association (ICA), The Water School, the fight against cancer (via the Fred Hutchinson Research Center and the Canadian Cancer Society) and Third World Education (through UNSECO/EFK).

Domainer Week will open at 12:30pm (US Eastern time) on Thursday when Arif will greet attendees and lay out what is in store for the day and week to follow. The first business session will follow at 1pm when Arif (at left in the photo above) will welcome GoDaddy GM & VP (Aftermarket) Paul Nicks (center) and DNJournal.com Editor and Publisher Ron Jackson (at right) to join him for a discussion on the state of the domain business today. That session will run about 75 minutes, followed by a 15-minute Sponsor Break (even sponsorship for Domainer Week is free with any charitable contribution).

In the 2nd session Thursday, at 2:30pm, Michael Cyger and Jason Sheppard (both from DNAcademy.com) and JoshReason (DNWE.com) will take over with tips on How to Invest in Domains. Opening Day will conclude with a Domain Social scheduled to run from 4pm to 6pm (they have been known to run over). You can check out the schedule and speakers for the entire week here

Domainer Week will conclude with the grand finale - the  last Domain Social - starting at 4pm Friday, September 3 - and I will be shocked if that one doesn't run way over! To get your free access to all of the activities, all you need to do is sign up here.

(Posted August 24, 2021)   

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