GeoDomain Expo attracts a different type of crowd.
For the past few years I’ve enjoyed my trip to GeoDomain Expo, an annual gathering of owners of city.com and similar geographic domain names. It’s a different sort of conference that attracts a different crowd than most domain conferences I attend.
You can tell that by looking at the sponsor list. Few of the companies are directly involved in the domain business. From Local.com to ARES to Booking.com, the show attracts companies that help domainers build out their domain names.
One other thing you’ll note in the show’s sponsor lineup this year is the presence of Go Daddy. A number of domainers have been critical of Go Daddy for not having a presence at domain conferences. I’m told that there will be several representatives of the company in attendance. For many Go Daddy customers, it’s good to put a face on what has become a “big” company. This conference is a good fit with Go Daddy’s recent launch of its Geo Map for generating local domain name ideas.
Associated Cities Executive Director Patrick Carleton told me today that they’re adding an M&A panel to the event, which will also make for compelling content. It should be a great show, and tickets are still available for next week’s event in New Orleans.
Unfortunately, I’m going to have to break my string of consecutive GeoDomain Expo conferences this year due to a conflict. But for anyone interested in the geo domain space, I highly recommend making the trip.