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Steve Forbes to Keynote T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Domain Name Conference

Steve Forbes

Steve Forbes, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Forbes and the Editor-in-Chief of Forbes magazine, will be the keynote speaker of the upcoming T.R.A.F.F.I.C. internet domain name conference being held in Hollywood, Florida. The T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East 2007 show will be held from October 9th to October 13, 2007.

Mr. Forbes, in his keynote address, will talk about the parallels between historical investment and “entrepreneurial epochs in American history — such as the Gold Rush, the advent of the oil and railway industries at the turn of the century, real estate and the information technology revolution — and current opportunities in Internet traffic.” He will also discuss the domain name and internet traffic market and how it’s maturing, as well the economic opportunities.

The T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East 2007 conference is the domain name industry’s leading industry event. It brings domain owners, domain registrars, pay-per-click aggregators, sponsors, Wall Street investors, and financial and advertising executives together with analysts and industry experts.

T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East 2007 is resented by the World Association of Domain Name Developers, Inc. (WADND). There will be a lot of other prominent speakers other than Steve Forbes, including:

James F. Haft, Mg. Dir.r Milbank Roy LLC, Co-founder of
Ari Bayme, VP, Mikbank, Roy, Zanett & Co.
Mathew Bentley, CEO, Sedo
Jonathan Boswell, CEO,
Monte Cahn, CEO,
Philip S. Corwin, Partner, Butera & Andrews
Eytan Elbaz, Head of Domain Channel, Google
Ari Goldberger, Esq.,
Robert Hoult, InterSearch Group, Inc
Ron Jackson, Editor & Founder,
Jeremiah Johnston, COO / General Counsel
Ammar Kubba,
Howard Neu, Co-Founder & VP, Sec., Treas., T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
Jordan Rohan, Mg. Dir., RBC Capital Markets
Tim Schumacher, CEO,
Rick Schwartz, CEO Pres. & Co-Fndr., TRAFFIC and
Ron Sheridan, Director of Business Development, Domain Sponsor
Steve Sturgeon, Attorney,
Brian S. Taff, VP of Corp. Development, NameMedia, Inc.
Bhavin Turakhia, CEO & Chairman,
Dan Warner, COO,
Brian Carr, VP NameMedia’s Direct Search Services
David and Michael Castello, Castello Cities Internet Network
Joe Alagna, GM, Sales & Marketing of CentralNic, Ltd.
Rick Latona, CEO of
Frederick Schiwek, EVP, Int’l Bus. Development,
Howard Hoffman,
Michael Gilmour, CEO
Anthony Peppler
Mike O’Connor, CEO
Dr. Christopher Hartnett, Retired CEO and Founder, USA Global Link
Anton Levy, Managing Director, General Atlantic Partners
Miles Arnone, American Capital Strategies
Shawn Colo, Demand Media
Ofer Ronen, CEO, Sendori
Jerry Nolte, CEO, Domainer’s Magazine
Nat Cohen, CEO, Telepathy
Eric Rice, CEO Domains for Medai
Ren Warmuz, CEO, Trellian
Deborah Brown, Director/Partner Peppercorn

According to Fabulous Research, $400 million in advertising dollars were spent via the domain channel in 2006. Major search engines rely on domain traffic for over 10% of their traffic volume. Moreover, ten million .com marketing websites are controlled by domain portfolio owners.

The largest live domain name auction in the world, hosted by and its CEO, Monte Cahn will be held during the conference.

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