Second DOMAINfest Global Event Offers Information-Intensive Industry Agenda

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John Battelle, Peter Hillary and Frank Schilling Headline Presentations

DomainSponsor™, the domain monetization business of, today announced that the conference agenda for theDomainSponsor logo second annual DOMAINfest Global, taking place January 21-23, 2008 in Hollywood, CA, has been finalized. The agenda is available on the event’s web site at

The agenda has been designed based on feedback received from past DOMAINfest attendees. Because the conference draws a broad base of attendees with different experience levels, sessions have been categorized by industry experience levels: beginner/intermediate, experienced, and general. A track for experienced domain industry professionals covers subject matter ranging from Aftermarket and Appraisals to Maximizing Revenue from Local Advertisers. Beginning and intermediate-level domainer sessions focus on sessions that include a Domain Industry Bootcamp and Branding for Gold, Balancing Hype and Reality.

A number of general interest sessions will bring all attendees together to discuss top-level issues relevant to the industry as a whole such as Domain Names and the Law: What’s at Stake and Understanding the Big Picture, which focuses on macro-level online trends and how they will impact domain name values over time.

There will also be continuing education sessions focused on building professional skills and advancing business practices. These include Negotiating to Win and Financial Planning for Business Success. Additionally, attendees will have both casual and structured networking opportunities.

John Battelle, an Internet visionary, bestselling author and CEO of Federated Media, and Peter Hillary, an experienced mountain climber and adventurer as well as motivational speaker, will headline the event. Domain investor Frank Schilling will hold the first Domainer Town Hall Meeting and discuss the state of the industry and answer participants’ questions.

DOMAINFest Global will also have its legendary party and entertainment as well as other VIP amenities.

In commenting on the conference, Lawrence Ng, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of said, “We are pleased with the outpouring of support that we have received from our sponsors, our colleagues, and our clients. The agenda has a richness and depth to it that will make this conference one of the best in the industry. This event appeals to every level of domainer as well as industry professionals who want to learn more about this growing sector. Together, we are building credibility and respect for our industry.”

In addition, two SnapNames Liveâ„¢ auctions are scheduled for DOMAINfest Global. This will mark the debut of SnapNames Liveâ„¢, a live auction system for premium domains recently announced by SnapNames. The auctions promise a collection of exceptionally valuable names. Having completed nearly one million aftermarket transactions, SnapNames is uniquely qualified to manage the sale and delivery of premium domain names. The SnapNames Live auction catalog will be released on January 3, 2008. To sign up to participate in the auctions, visit

DOMAINfest Global is open to all. To register or to get more information about DOMAINfest Global – including speaker and sponsorship opportunities – visit or e-mail Hotel reservations can be booked at

About DOMAINfest

DOMAINfest is a premier conference and marketplace built to serve the domain industry. Founded and sponsored by DomainSponsorâ„¢, the domain monetization service of, DOMAINfest brings domain industry professionals together to learn, network, and do business. To register or learn more, visit


Founded in 2000, is a technology-driven online marketing solutions company, with two primary divisions–Oversee Domain Services and Oversee Marketing Services. Headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in Portland, Oregon and San Mateo, California, the Company has over 200 employees. Some of Oversee’s key brands include SnapNames®, the operator of the largest available source of expired and deleting domain names; DomainSponsorâ„¢, a global leader in domain monetization and Low.comâ„¢, a top consumer financial services portal. Oversee has been growing profitably since inception.

Oversee was recently named to the Inc. 500 and ranked third in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 of Los Angeles. Oversee was also named “Internet and New Media Company of the Year” by the Technology Council of Southern California and its CEO and Co-Founder, Lawrence Ng, was named a winner of the 2007 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for the Greater Los Angeles program in the technology category. To learn more, please visit