Am I Going to the GeoDomain Expo? | DomainInvesting.com
Neustar Domain Names

Am I Going to the GeoDomain Expo?

3

GeoDomain ExpoFor the last few weeks, well before the questions about the Expo arose, I’ve been trying to figure out if I will attend the GeoDomain Expo. Don’t get me wrong, I had a fantastic time at the GeoDomain Expo in Chicago last year.

The issues I am trying to resolve are multi-faceted. I’ve flown across the country 4 times since January (and I dislike flying), I am trying to preserve cash because my domain sales are down, I will need to be in Burbank for a week soon after the show, and I have three weddings to attend in May. All of this has made me second guess whether I will attend the show I need to attend.

Anyhow, I’ve been exchanging emails with a number of Associated Cities/Geos members as well as a few geodomain owners who are not part of the organization.  Just about everyone I know and correspond with in the geodomain business has confirmed with me that they are attending.

It’s not that the panels are a whole lot different than other conferences, it’s the people who attend the show. Most of the most successful private geodomain owners attend the GeoDomain Expo, and almost everyone I spoke with in July was more than willing to sit down and give advice. There was no hollow “here’s my card, call me” BS.  There was a lot of “here’s what we did to make it work” type of conversations, and “how can we help you generate revenue?”

While my geo websites aren’t making a ton of money yet, primarily because I haven’t been actively seeking clients in Lowell and Burbank, I have seen traffic grow considerably, as well as interest in the websites from businesses in those cities. I have taken advice from the show and applied it to my sites, and that has helped fuel their growth.

After much internal debating, I’ve made a decision about the show.  I have to be there. Flights will be booked today, and I look forward to seeing my friends – I know I have a whole lot to share with them from what I’ve learned this past year.


About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and publisher of DomainInvesting.com. Elliot is also the founder and President of Top Notch Domains, LLC, a company that has sold seven figures worth of domain names in the last five years. Please read the DomainInvesting.com Terms of Use page for additional information about the publisher, website comment policy, disclosures, and conflicts of interest.


Reach out to Elliot: Twitter | | Facebook | Email

Comments (3)

    Rob Sequin

    Not sure if I can make it but I do agree with what you said and I was at the GeoExpo in Chicago.

    But how about a Boston show?

    Sedo is in Cambridge.

    Name Media (BuyDomains, Afternic, SmartName, in Waltham.

    InternetRealEstate.com guys are in Boston.

    Boston.com (although not a member of AC, it has been a very successful website for over ten years.

    Then of course there is Lowell.com :-)

    March 17th, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    Borat

    I am proud to be representation of the nation of Kazakhstan at the Geo domain house. We are loving our new glorious development of our nation capital Astana.KZ . I look forward to hanging out with my friend Elliot on the beaches. He is the greatest of my customers at BoratSwimsuit.com

    March 17th, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    jp

    I’m on the fence with attending myself, and I live in San Diego. I’m not much for geo’s although I do like them. I figure if nothing else its more good networking. Regardless I can’t see spending the cash when I’m not a geo domainer without first seeing the agenda. Will there be value in this show for me? Who knows. If they don’t release the agenda until the price goes up again I probably won’t attend on principle alone.

    Does anyone know what is going on with the show or is it going to be a surprise? Where are the social events, and so on?

    March 18th, 2009 at 12:16 am

Leave a Reply

Name *

Mail *

Website