Domain companies setting up shop in Austin later this week.
SXSW Interactive kicks off in Austin on Friday. Among the 30,000+ attendees will be at least
9 10 domain name companies.
Here’s what I know so far about domain name companies in attendance. Drop me a line if you’re a domain name company missing from the list. Feel free to post a comment if you’re making the trek to Austin.
Domain.com: Domain.com is holding a party in Brush Square Park Saturday night for the second year in a row. It will highlight .ORG domains and feature a graffiti wall where attendees will be encouraged to collaborate on and draw up social movement ideas with chalk paint. Cocktails include “The Domain Fire” and the “Refresh-ORG”).
.CO HQ: .Co is going big with its own headquarters Friday through Sunday. Read more about it here.
.ME: .Me is exhibiting. It’s also getting some nice branding from other companies in attendance. Drupalize.me is an exhibitor, and the big opening night party Friday is presented by Join.me.
Public Interest Registry (.org): Exhibiting and co-sponsoring the Domain.com party.
.Uno: Giving away 5,000 .uno guitar picks. .Uno is focusing more on the music festival later in the week, which will feature more than 2,000 bands.
Name.com: Name.com wants to get 10,000 high-fives during the conference. It will donate a nickle to the Austin Children’s Shelter for each high-five it gets.
Sedo: Jeremiah Johnston gives a 15 minute presentation titled “The Discussion’s Over: New Domains Are Here” on Monday.
Igloo: They don’t have big plans, but my suggestion to them is to give away frozen margaritas for branding purposes. Say 2 PM Sunday at Iron Cactus? Let me know. 🙂
.Club: They’re sponsoring Brand-Innovators SXSW at Lamberts Restaurant March 7-11.