DOMAINfest Barcelona Provides Cultural Activities And Learning Opportunities

The DOMAINfest Barcelona organisers have recruited an impressive line-up of speakers for their upcoming conference, including experts from outside the domain industry who will share knowledge and tips that can help domainers improve monetisation and improve and evolve their business models.

For the first time ever, based on requests from local Spanish domainers, a one-day pass will be offered for attendees. Anyone can purchase the Wednesday day pass for $295 or the Wednesday Day & Dinner pass for $495. Wednesday’s agenda includes all presentations, panel discussions and auction.

The agenda offers a terrific balance of learning and networking opportunities. Attendees will definitely walk away with valuable ideas and helpful new contacts.

For more information, see the news release below:

DOMAINfest Europe Barcelona Offers Combination of Cultural Networking Activities and In-Depth Learning Opportunities from Diverse Group of Expert Speakers

LOS ANGELES and FRANKFURT (May 11, 2011) — DomainSponsor®, the traffic monetization division of Oversee.net® and organizer of the DOMAINfest® series of conferences, has announced the agenda for its second annual DOMAINfest® Europe conference in Barcelona, Spain June 7-9, 2011. The agenda is designed to help attendees, sponsors and expert speakers share business insights and form new partnerships.

Presentation and panel discussion topics and experts were carefully selected to provide the domain investors, online marketers and website developers in attendance with ideas on how to address important issues impacting their businesses today. Networking activities will play an important role in helping attendees continue the dialog on these topics.

Agenda Highlights
The agenda kicks off on Tuesday, June 7 with a networking cocktail reception in the exhibit hall from 16:00-20:00.

Presentations, panel discussions and the Moniker domain auction will take place on Wednesday June 8.

Morning presentations include:
European Legal and Regulatory Issues. Paul Keating, founder of Law.es, will discuss the most recent, critical, legal, regulatory and ICANN trends and issues impacting domain investors in Europe and abroad.
SEO Best Practices After Panda. Richard Baxter, CEO of SEOgadget.co.uk, will discuss the impact of Google’s recent panda algorithm changes on SEO best practices. His presentation will offer tips on information architecture techniques that can improve organic rankings. He will also offer his perspective on how the Yahoo/Bing partnership will impact users, advertisers, and publishers in Europe.
Dark Patterns: User Interfaces Designed to Trick People. This keynote presentation will be given by Dr. Harry Brignull, User Experience Designer at Clearleft.com. Dr. Brignull will present examples of websites that rely on so-called “dark pattern” techniques designed to mislead the user into a conversion path. Attendees will gain a better understanding of how to increase conversions without resorting to “dark patterns.”

Afternoon panel discussion sessions include:

  • TLD Update: Growth Trends and Investment Bets. Expert panelists will each give fast, hard-hitting five-minute presentations that highlight their top three observations and predictions regarding ccTLDs and gTLDs. Q&A to follow. Panelists include Daniel Eisenhut from InternetX, Tobian Wann from Verisign and Ken Hansen from Neustar, Inc.
  • Mobile, Social and Affiliate Revenue Strategies. Expert panelists will each give five five-minute presentations highlighting a variety of new trends and techniques that can help earn maximum revenue on domain traffic. Q&A to follow. Panelists are Laurence Aderemi from Google Europe/AdMob, Miguel Ochoa from Affili.net and Peter Glaeser from Sponsormob.

English-Spanish translation services for all presentations and panel discussions on Wednesday June 8 are sponsored by Law.es.

To facilitate relationship-building among attendees on Thursday, June 9, attendees will select and participate in two different, small-group excursions. All excursion groups will reconvene for lunch and dinner to share fun stories about their cultural experiences.

Morning excursions include:

  • Backstage at FC Barcelona (sponsored by Verisign)
  • Gaudi walking tour (sponsored by Neustar)
  • Old Town & Las Ramblas walking tour
  • Tapas cooking class
  • Wine tasting in Penedes

Afternoon options include:

  • Barcelona in the Middle Ages walking tour
  • Montserrat tour
  • Savory stroll scavenger hunt
  • Tapas bar crawl
  • Old Town & Las Ramblas walking tour

Wednesday and Thursday evenings will include elegant dinner networking parties at famous venues.

Moniker Live and Extended Domain Auction
Moniker® will host a premium domain auction on Wednesday, June 8, at the Pullman Barcelona Skipper hotel beginning at 16:00. (10 a.m. US Eastern, 7 a.m. US Pacific). The auction will offer simultaneous live in-person as well as online remote real-time bidding.

The Moniker Extended Premium Domain Auction involving online bidding only will begin on Wednesday, June 8 at 18:00, (noon US EDT, 9 a.m. US PDT) and end on Wednesday, June 22 at 19:15 (3:15 p.m. US EDT,12:15 p.m. US PDT). For details on all auctions, including how to bid remotely, please visit: domainauctions.moniker.com/2011/DOMAINfest-Barcelona

Sponsors
Throughout the conference attendees will be able to meet with sponsors and exhibitors offering first class products and services. The latest list of sponsors and exhibitors includes Gold Sponsors InterNetX, DomainSponsor, Moniker/SnapNames and LookSmart, Silver Sponsor Verisign, Bronze sponsor Neustar, and other sponsors Dynadot, RU-Center, Afternic, Law.es and Elephant Traffic. Companies interested in sponsoring or exhibiting should contact sales@domainfest.com.

Registration Rates
The cost of registration through May 31, 2011 is US$795 and includes presentations, sessions, domain auction, two lunches, one full day of excursions, two dinner parties, entertainment and a Tuesday cocktail reception. The late registration rate of US$895 begins on June 1.

New this year is the option to register only for Wednesday’s sessions, lunch and auction. The rate for a Wednesday day-pass is US$295. A Wednesday full-day pass including dinner is US$495.

To register, visit domainfest.com/register.

Hotel Accommodations
The event is hosted at the luxurious Pullman Barcelona Skipper hotel, located just 50 meters from the beach in one of Europe’s most beautiful, culturally diverse cities. To book a room at the conference discounted rate, attendees must submit by May 19 a special hotel reservation form, available for download at domainfest.com/hotel.

About DOMAINfest
Founded and hosted by DomainSponsor®, the traffic monetization division of Oversee.net, DOMAINfest® is a conference series that brings domain industry and Internet professionals together to learn, network, and do business. Attendees include online advertising experts, domain publishers, domain monetization experts, SEO and SEM specialists, website developers, online marketers, ad or affiliate network suppliers, search advertising providers, venture capitalists, bankers and trademark/legal advisors. For more information, visit
www.domainfest.com

About Oversee.net
Oversee.net® is the leader in Internet real estate, specializing in monetizing, registering, selling and developing domain names. The company provides an array of managed services to domain investors, corporations, and individuals across more than ten million web sites. Oversee owns one of the largest portfolios of domain names in the world—more than 1 million names. The company’s unique optimized technology connects consumers and advertisers with highly relevant advertisements. Headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in Portland, Oregon, Pompano Beach, Florida, New York City and Frankfurt, Germany, the company’s core brands include DomainSponsor®, SnapNames®, Moniker®, DOMAINfest®, LowFares.comTM, AboutAirportParking.com®, ShopWiki and CreditCards.org. To learn more, please visit www.oversee.net