The spring T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Conference is getting underway in Las Vegas today. Bill Sweetman, General Manager, Domains Portfolio for Tucows is taking in the show. As he did with DOMAINfest, Bill will be providing news and notes over the course of the four-day event.
For those in attendance, a reminder that Bill Sweetman will be part of a panel discussion taking place on Wednesday, February 20th, at 11:00 A.M. From the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. website:
The abuse coming our way is no longer something on the horizon. It is here. Domainers get no respect. They get called names. The tone out on the street towards domainers in general is very bad. How do we as professionals distinguish ourselves from the seedy side where no rules is the only rule? Where there really are cybersquatters.
Our panel will talk about our responsibility in all this and how we can join the fight against those that abuse the industry and educate those that will use this abuse to run us all out of business. Plus how domainers can influence ICANN and have them actually abide by their own charter.
Mike O’Conner, CEO of Haven.com, Bill Sweetman of Tucows.com, David and Michael Castello of Castello Cities Internet Network, Phil Corwin of the Internet Commerce Association and Dan Warner, COO of Fabulous.com.
Also of note are the domain auctions taking place throughout the week. Once again, Tucows is participating in the auctions with a total of five names up for auction this week including both the Live Auction on February 20th, and the Online Extended Auction.
Check back throughout the week for updates from T.R.A.F.F.I.C.