I can still remember my first domain name conference, it was the TRAFFIC Vegas conference back in 2010. It was an absolutely surreal experience and coming early made all the difference in the world. I got to live what was a dream of mine at that time – breakfast with Rick Schwartz, Howard Neu, and Ron Jackson. I couldn’t believe it was happening, but it did.
I also met Shane (DomainShane.com) at TRAFFIC and gave him his first official Vegas tour, which I’m sure neither of us will ever forget. A lot of the friends I made at that first domain conference are friends that I’ve had for the last five years and I plan to have for the next 50. Here’s me and Shane at our first domain conference:
Since then I have closed more deals and created more opportunities in the weekends leading up to a domain conference than I have at the conference itself.
The next domain conference on the books is The Domain Conference, a new domain conference from people that are legends in the domain conference space, the Neu family. Between Barbara, Howard, and Ray let’s just say this trifecta knows how to put on a show, couple this with Jothan and a special day of DOMAINfest and you’re looking at two conference in one run by the best-of-the-best.
I will be flying into Florida on Friday night and I can tell you that many other domain investors from across the country (and around the world) will also be flying in for the weekend. The great thing about being at a domain conference before it starts is the opportunity to network. I have been to the exact hotel that the conference is at and can tell you that the pool area and surrounding hotel property is probably one of the best places to relax and network.
Last but not least, The Domain Conference is hosting DOMAINfest on Sunday which means you actually get two conferences for the price of one and have yet another reason to come to the conference early.
So if you’re on the fence about going to The Domain Conference, get off the fence and book your ticket now. I can tell you from experience, going early is worth it, and this time around it’s going to be worth it more than ever before.
I hope to see you there!