About one hundred people from the domain business met at GoDaddy’s office in Seattle last Thursday.
Last week I flew up to Seattle for the third DNSeattle meetup held on Thursday.
Michael Cyger of DomainSherpa organized the event, which was hosted at GoDaddy’s beautiful office in Kirkland, Washington.
About 100 people showed up to the event. Many of the guests were employees of nearby companies, including Rightside, GoDaddy, Google and Donuts.
I think the meetup had a perfect structure. After about an hour of networking, food and drinks, Cyger hosted a 30-minute panel, which was followed by more networking. Those that wanted to continue talking into the night moved on to a nearby bar.
The panel discussion featured Dave Evanson of Sedo, Joe Styler of GoDaddy and Jeffrey Emerick, Brand Bucket Ambassador.
They discussed what domain name liquidity means and market trends for short domains, which tend to be the most liquid.
Both Evanson and Styler agreed that they’d define liquidity in the domain market as a domain selling in about a week. We’re not talking about instantaneous sales, like you have on the stock market.
It was also interesting to hear the panel discuss how domains with vowels in them are perhaps now a better option than those without. The Chinese have previously shunned these domains. But at the end of the day, the value of a domain name is connected to the likelihood of an end user wanting to buy the domain (and the price they’ll pay).
You can watch the full panel discussion at DomainSherpa.
Here are some photos from the event: