Domainer Mardi Gras

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Headquarters: New Orleans, LA
Country: USA
Email: info[at]domainermardigras.com
Website: Domainer Mardi Gras
Facebook: Domainer Mardi Gras

Domainer Mardi Gras is a domain conference held every year to discuss hot issues in the domain name industry. Professional domainers and companies from all over the world participate in this meeting. These companies are registrars, registries, advertisement feed providers, domain name parking companies, ICANN, and investors. However, there is opportunity for individual participation.[1] The name 'Domainer Mardi Gras' is given to the event because it is held in Mardi Gras week every year after the famous carnival on Fat Tuesday, which is celebrated in some countries, perhaps most famously in New Orleans.[2]

In 2011, DMG was postponed because of the heavy load of other meetings at the start of the year. It has been suggested that the event may be moved to coincide with the New Orleans Jazz Festival in 2012.[3]

2010 Conference

Domainer Mardi Gras 2010 was held from 11 to 13 February, 2010 at the Marriott Hotel of New Orleans. The meeting was directed by Michael Ward.[4]

Events

The key events in 2010 conference included:

The domain name auction at DMG 2010 was held through Moniker.com.[6]

Speakers

Major speakers of DMG 2010 include:

2009 Conference

The inaugural Domainer Mardi Gras was held during Mardi Gras week from 19 to 21 February at Westin Canal Place in New Orleans. The show was a huge success and was followed by another conference in 2010. Main topics covered in conference include risk management, diversification, running a business offshore, and tax risks.[8]

Events

On the first day there were general discussions about the present situation of the domain name industry. On the next day, a session about ccTLD investments was held. It included domain income talk and tips and tricks about it. The third day was dedicated for the discussion on the future of domaining which was chaired by representatives from ICANN, Sedo, WhyPark.com, Parked.com, NeuStar and DirectNIC. The last day was for an auction of domain names. This auction was arranged with the help of Thought Convergence's Aftermarket.com.[9]

Speakers

The main speakers at DMG 2009 were:

References