Party moved back one night and becomes official sponsored event.
The WaterNight event to take place in Las Vegas during this month’s TRAFFIC show is now the conference’s official Thursday night party.
The event was going to be held on Wednesday night and open to everyone. The event was pushed back one evening and is now open to TRAFFIC attendees and non-domain industry supporters.
TRAFFIC organizers are donating $50 for each conference goer to attend the event and will provide the food. NameCheap is sponsoring the open bar.
The announcement of WaterNight, which benefits the non-profit Water School, set off a controversy with TRAFFIC organizers Rick Schwartz and Howard Neu, who were upset that domainers might attend the WaterNight event while not paying to attend TRAFFIC.
Changing the event to Thursday might be a classic win-win: TRAFFIC gets a good official party and the Water School raises money for its good cause.
You must register to attend WaterNight, and you are encouraged to also make your own $50 (or more) donation when you register. If you already registered and paid to attend before the change was made, I humbly request you to consider letting Water School keep your entry fee.