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  • CEO kicks off Webfest conference in Los Angeles

    1. BY - Feb 05, 2013
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    Webfest attendees will hear a lot about mobile this week.

    Debra DomeyerThe last time she took stage at a Webfest conference, it wasn’t even called Webfest.

    One year after her debut domain conference talk, Debra Domeyer is now CEO instead of co-CEO of, and the conference is called Webfest instead of DOMAINfest.

    Domeyer kicked of this year’s Webfest conference in Santa Monica with a clear message: mobile, mobile, mobile.

    It may seem cliche as everyone is talking about mobile, but she had numbers to back it up.

    At the beginning of 2012, network traffic was 12%-13% mobile.

    By the end of the year it was averaging 18%-20%.

    December 2012 saw 27% of traffic on mobile devices, and Domeyer estimates it will hit 37%-38% by the end of the year.

    Those are some serious numbers.

    So although mobile may be a buzzword across the web these days, Domeyer’s message was that it’s becoming a big enough deal that people (including domainers) have to act on it now.

  • WTF is and why do they use a .net? I own 400+ domains and I have no idea what is, nor do I care.

    A 27% increase in mobile traffic for this “” company means absolutely nothing to 99.99999999999999% of this planet’s population. Bupkus.

  • I just checked out their site and their “brands”…Pitiful. I love it when “domainers” try to paint themselves as business-folk…you can polish a turd from sun-up to sun-down, but when you finish up, all you’ve got is a shiny turd in your hand.

  • I, with partners, own almost 3,000 domains. I haven’t a clue as to who Oversee is either…perhaps we’re too small as well.

    P.S.: Loved the turd comment – so true :)

  • I still have yet to understand the point of attending these Webfest Conferences. I mean, what was the reason for the name change from Domainfest to Webfest.

    Also, I believe this conference is like a competition for Rick Shwartzies Traffic Conference, and the attendees are the grand prize of the crossfire.

  • FYI in the headline… s/of/off

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