April 17, 2008; 03:19 AM
BRISBANE, Australia, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Professional domain name
owners from around the globe will attend the first Australian domain
conference, "T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Down Under" later this year. Domain companies
Fabulous.com (Dark Blue Sea Ltd) and T.R.A.F.F.I.C. have partnered to host
the premiere event scheduled for November 18th - 20th, 2008, to be held at
the Sheraton Mirage Resort, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.
The explosive growth in online advertising (in the first half of 2007
alone, advertisers in the US spent more than $10 billion) has seen Internet
entrepreneurs earn millions of dollars by buying, selling, developing and
monetizing web addresses, or "domain names". There are now over 1,000
so-called "domainers" (as domain owners refer to themselves), as many as
100 million registered domains, and a thriving aftermarket for domain
names, with reported sales exceeding US$700M in 2007.
At the recent T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East show, Steve Forbes, CEO of Forbes,
Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Magazine was enthusiastic about the industry.
"Internet traffic and domains are the prime real estate of the 21st
century. This market has matured, and individuals, brands, investors and
organizations who do not grasp their importance or value are missing out on
numerous levels." T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Down Under is the first conference to be
held outside the US and specifically targets an international pool of
attendees including domain owners, domain registrars, online advertisers,
sponsors, investors, media, advertising executives, venture capitalists,
financial analysts and industry experts. Conference participants will
experience three days of workshops, key industry speakers and social events
in one of Australia's most unique leisure and entertainment districts.
Rick Schwartz, T.R.A.F.F.I.C. founder, feels a conference in Australia
is long overdue, "Australians are a major force in the domain industry,
representing some of the largest domain portfolio owners in the world. This
show will be a truly global event..."
Domain industry expert, Ron Jackson of DNJornal.com, believes "Domains
are now a global business and the highest growth rates in the industry are
currently being found outside the US...There is no doubt it will be a week
that is fun, informative, profitable and unforgettable!"
For more information, pricing and registration, please visit the
official T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Down Under website, http://www.TrafficDownUnder.com .
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