Steve Forbes to Keynote Domain Name and Internet Traffic Industrys Preeminent Event T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East 2007 in October
Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Magazine to Discuss Maturing of Domain and Traffic Market, Economic Opportunities and More
September 24, 2007; 05:36 AM
The domain industry’s signature
conference series, T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East 2007 will bring together domain owners,
search engine companies, leading registrars, pay-per-click
aggregators, sponsors, Wall Street investors,
and financial and advertising executives with analysts and experts on targeted
Internet traffic to discuss strategies, trends and best practices. Presented by the World Association of
Domain Name Developers, Inc. (WADND), other prominent speakers at the
invitation-only event include: Ammar Kubba of TrafficZ.com, Ron Jackson, Editor
& Founder of DNJournal.com, David and Michael Castello, Castello Cities
Internet Network, Divyank Turakhia President of Directi, Frederick Schiwek, EVP,
International Business Development for EuroDNS.com, Frank Schilling of Name
Administration, Mathew Bentley, CEO of Sedo, Monte Cahn, CEO of
Moniker.com/DomainSystems.com and others. For a full list of speakers and events
visit http://www.targetedtraffic.com/miami_show.html. The main topic of T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East
2007 will be verticals such as travel, real estate, gaming, financials and many
others for which domain owners host substantial traffic.
“Internet traffic and domains are
the prime real estate of the 21st century,” comments Forbes. “This market has matured, and
individuals, brands, investors and organizations who do not grasp their
importance or value are missing out on numerous levels.”
domain channel is a major marketing industry. According to Fabulous Research, $400
million in advertising dollars were spent via the domain channel in 2006. Major search engines rely on domain
traffic for over 10% of their traffic volume. Moreover, ten million .com marketing
websites are controlled by domain portfolio owners. Nearly 800 businesspeople came to New
York City for the highly successful T.R.A.F.F.I.C. show in June during which
over $12 million in domain names changed hands in only 3.5 hours!
“Steve Forbes is going to
entertain, illuminate and inspire T.R.A.F.F.I.C. attendees to transform their
lives and businesses,” says Rick Schwartz, cofounder of T.R.A.F.F.I.C. and
WADND. “His experience and
instincts for identifying economic trends are inimitable.” Forbes will speak at 8:30 p.m. on
Wednesday, October 10th at the show.
The climax of every T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
conference, which are held three times per year, is the largest live domain
auction in the world, hosted by Moniker.com and its CEO, Monte Cahn. The auction at the recent T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
East show in New York City included one domain that went for $3 million and
another for $1.8 million. In all,
more than half of all the domains offered were sold. To request an invitation to
T.R.A.F.F.I.C., or to inquire about speaking or sponsorship opportunities,
please send email to [email protected] or fill
out our form available at http://www.targetedtraffic.com/contact_us.html.
About Steve Forbes
Steve Forbes is President and
Chief Executive Officer of Forbes and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes magazine. Since Mr. Forbes assumed his position in
1990, the company has launched a variety of new publications and
businesses. The company’s flagship
publication, Forbes, is the nation’s leading business magazine, with a
circulation of 900,000. A widely
respected economic prognosticator, he is the only writer to have won the highly
prestigious Crystal Owl Award four times.
The prize was formerly given by U.S. Steel Corporation to the financial
journalist whose economic forecasts for the coming year proved most
accurate. In both 1996 and 2000,
Mr. Forbes campaigned vigorously for the Republican nomination for the
Presidency. Key to his platform
were a flat tax, medical savings accounts, a new Social Security system for
working Americans, parental choice of schools for their children, term limits
and a strong national defense. Mr.
Forbes continues to energetically promote this agenda. Mr. Forbes is the author of the recently
published Flat Tax Revolution: Using a Postcard to Abolish the IRS (Regnery,
2005). He also wrote A New Birth of
Freedom (Regnery, 1999), a book of bold ideas for the new
Presented by the World Association of Domain Name Developers, Inc. (WADND), T.R.A.F.F.I.C. is the domain industry's premier conference. Three times per year T.R.A.F.F.I.C. (Targeted Redirects and Financial Fulfillment Internet Conference) brings together domain owners, search engine companies, leading registrars, pay-per-click aggregators, sponsors, Wall Street investors, the banking, financial and advertising communities as well as analysts, developers and experts on targeted traffic. An invitation-only event, conference attendees collectively control over 10 million domain names and host tens of millions of unique visitors to their websites every day. The Internet’s biggest companies support and participate in T.R.A.F.F.I.C., including Google, Yahoo!, Sedo.com, Marchex, TrafficZ, Fabulous.com, DomainSponsor.com and many others. Legendary “domain king” Rick Schwartz and Howard Neu, a prominent Intellectual Property attorney and former three-term mayor of North Miami, Florida co-founded and manage the event through their company, the World Association of Domain Name Developers, Inc. (WADND). Corporate headquarters are located at 1152 N. University Drive, Suite 201, Pembroke Pines, Florida, 33024. For more information, send email to [email protected] or visit us at www.targetedtraffic.com.
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