The first DOMAINfest of 2008 will be held from January 21-23. It aims to bring together the the best and brightest of the domain name industry for 3 intensive days of learning, networking, auctions and doing business.
There will be presentations from Peter Hilary, Frank Schilling, Pete Lamson, John Battelle, an update from the Internet Commerce Association, sessions on Domain Names and the Law, Understanding and Analysing Your Traffic for Optimal Decision Making and DomainerÃ¢â¬â¢s worst practices and a SnapNames live auction.
The SnapNames live auction has over 2,500 names up for grabs including wines.org, yemen.com, vitamin.mobi, vet.net, tube.com, try.us, tip.us, rn.net, motorcycles.ca, males.cn, lowfares.mobi, jf.com, homeforsale.mobi and grass.com
The preliminary catalogue includes the above names and many more that are actively being considered for the Live Auction. With over 110,000 domains submitted, not all were able to be included so an extended catalogue is being introduced to ensure all the names are presented. To begin though the 300 to 400 top names will be auctioned on January 22 and 23 at DOMAINfest Global. An additional selection of remaining premium domains will be identified for an online-only auction. This special 7-day auction will run from January 24 to 31.
More information is available from domainfest.com.