Domain Roundtable enters final day in Washington, D.C.
The Domain Roundtable conference in Washington, D.C. concludes this evening with a party hosted by Thought Convergence and Parked.com. But there will be a lot of action between now and then.
Let’s start by recapping yesterday.
The day started with a panel about market and technology trends and how they will affect domain names in the short and long term. The panel included myself, Hal Bailey from Google, Nico Zeifang, and Simonetta Batteiger from Sedo. The discussion included what changes we’ll see in how people access the internet, both from an experience and technology perspective.
The second panel included a couple new faces to domain events, but very experienced in the domain world. Titled “Unique Opportunities to Increase Your Domain’s Value”, the panel included BuyDomains founder Mike Mann, investor and Epik founder Rob Monster, Brian Taff (formerly of Name Media), Jay Chapman from DigiMedia, and David and Michael Castello.
Jonathan Zuck of Association for Competitive Technology gave a keynote after lunch, and then the final session covered policy. Internet Commerce Association counsel Phil Corwin was on the panel, and then jumped on a plane this morning to head to the ICANN meeting in Sydney.
The evening concluded with a cocktail hour. One comment I keep hearing over and over is the quality of food at the conference. It really is fantastic.
Today’s activity includes a couple more panels, and then the Aftermarket.com auction at 4 PM EDT. The conference concludes with a party at Josephine, a hot club in D.C.