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John Battelle, Internet Visionary and Best Selling Author, and Peter Hillary, Everest Adventurer and Climber, Headline DOMAINfest Global in Hollywood

November 20, 2007; 02:51 AM

Los Angeles, CA -- DomainSponsor™, the domain monetization business of, today announced that John Battelle, an Internet visionary and best selling author, and Peter Hillary, son of Sir Edmond Hillary and world-class adventurer, will be keynote speakers at the second annual DOMAINfest™ Global event scheduled for January 21-23, 2008 in Hollywood, California.

John Battelle is the best selling author of The Search: How Google and Its Rivals Rewrote the Rules of Business and Transformed Our Culture and a co-founding editor of Wired Magazine. He is an acclaimed thought leader on the tech-driven transformation of business, the economy, and culture. He is also a founder and Executive Producer of the Web 2.0 and Foursquare conferences. Most recently, Battelle founded and serves as CEO for Federated Media.

Peter Hillary has achieved two summits of Mount Everest and has more than 25 years of experience in extreme risk environments. Carrying on his father’s spirit of adventure, he has completed 36 other mountaineering expeditions, was involved in the development of a new route across Antarctica to the South Pole, and was the first to have traversed the length of the Himalayas.

In commenting on DOMAINfest’s keynote speakers, Lawrence Ng, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of said, “We want our publisher clients to have the best context for the search industry and there is no one better than John Battelle to provide that. When it comes to risk taking and the entrepreneurial spirit that defines our day-to-day accomplishments, only a Peter Hillary could give us that perspective. We are excited and honored to have both of them join us.”

DOMAINfest will also feature Frank Schilling, one of the world’s most famous domainers, to host the conference's first Domainer Town Hall. This, coupled with an agenda filled with new content – segmented by experience level – and quality learning and networking opportunities, makes for an exceptional event.

In addition, two SnapNames Live™ auctions are scheduled for DOMAINfest Global. This will mark the debut of SnapNames Live™, 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. Domain submissions are being accepted until December 11, 2007. To submit domains or 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 [email protected]. 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 DomainSponsor, the domain monetization service of, DOMAINfest brings domain industry professionals together to learn, network, and do business. To register or learn more, visit

About SnapNames
Founded in 2000, SnapNames operates the largest auction of expired and deleting domain names. Partnering with the world's largest and best-known registrars and service providers, SnapNames uses its innovative, patent-pending technology to give its customers exclusive first access to the world's largest inventory of high-traffic, brand-able and investment-grade domain names every day. SnapNames is headquartered in Portland, Oregon, and was ranked #5 in the 2007 Fastest Growing Private 100 companies in Oregon. SnapNames is a wholly-owned subsidiary of For more information, 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; DomainSponsor™, a global leader in domain monetization and™, a top consumer financial services portal. Oversee has been growing profitably since inception.

Oversee was recently named to the Inc. 500 and is a finalist 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

Contacts: Corinne Forti, Oversee Public Relations, (805) 498-0113, (805) 368-8665 (cell), [email protected]

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