There are now over 2 billion people in the world on the internet. Can you think of another activity besides eating that’s shared by that many people? Many savvy companies are leaving the brick and mortar behind and moving the majority of their operations to the web.
Domain names are the real estate of the internet world. A good domain name is the key to getting found while inspiring trust and credibility online.
Though many people are still unaware about the importance and reach of domain names, it’s tough to ignore the facts. Tens of thousands of new domain names are being registered everyday, and there are over 140 million different domain names currently registered in various top-level domains worldwide.
Did you know that Denver is home to a thriving and far-reaching domain industry? Name.com is an up and coming competitor to GoDaddy, HugeDomains.com are the owners and resellers of hundreds of thousands of different names, and esteemed domain news source NameTalent.com holds it’s roots in the 303.
A domain investor by the name of Michael Law wanted to provide the large number of intelligent web-minded individuals in Denver a way to connect; a medium to exchange ideas and aspirations. The result was the first ever Rocky Mountain Domain Conference in 2011, and it was met with critical acclaim.
Law has been covering some of the top stories in the domain world for the last few years on NameTalent.com; focusing mainly on the new TLD program, high dollar sales, and gripping interviews.
For 2012, Law is dividing the RMDC into two separate meet-ups; one in the summer, and one in the winter. The summer event is happening this week at the chic downtown hotspot Chloe (14th and Market). Law expects domainers, both veteran and rookie, to be in attendance, and he’s expecting a couple distinguished guests to be flying in from each coast.
The networking event starts at 7PM and will go until 10PM. RMDC 2012 is free to attend, and appetizers will be provided for guests. If you’re interested in attending, you can RSVP on the RMDC Facebook event page. I’ll be there, and hope you will be too.
Mike Awada is a Colorado native, and a graduate of the University of Denver. Despite studying International Business, Mike loves to write. His interests include technology, science and sports. Mike covers Technology for 303 Magazine, and also runs a cutting edge news website at Astounde.com. Follow Mike on Twitter @Astounde.