Influential political web site discusses domain name industry involvement in politics.
The popular political site TheHill.com — which gets well over a million unique visitors a month — has published a post about Rep. Cliff Stearns’ (R-Fla.) visit to the TRAFFIC conference in Florida next week. The story mentions the types of people that will attend next week’s conference (including an optimistic 500+ attendee figure), as well as Stearns’ political ambitions.
The article also covers the domain name industry’s lobbying contributions, citing Go Daddy as particularly active. Although Go Daddy spends more on lobbying than any other registrar, domain registry VeriSign spends much more.
The TRAFFIC show starts Sunday evening at the Loews in South Beach. Show co-founder Rick Schwartz estimates that 300-400 people will attend.