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Quick Poll: DomainFest Name Change

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Now that we’ve all digested the news of the DomainFest Global name change to WebFest Global, I am curious what you think of the decision. I posted a poll below to see what your immediate reaction to the name change is.

I am curious about whether you think domain investors may be less likely to attend the conference since it seems like it’s now officially deviating from its domain name baseline. Of course, it is still going to maintain its roots and the agenda has shifted over the years, but the change indicates that it is telling everyone that it’s not just domain names anymore.

On the other hand, it’s a good idea because it seems that many domain investors aren’t “pure” domain investors any longer. People have been using their domain names for more than parking and getting involved in other domain-related business ventures.

One other thing I am curious about is whether professionals from other Internet related fields will attend the conference. There are many highly successful search, affiliate, and other web publisher conferences, and a WebFest conference may seem too “general” for some of these professionals. It’s almost like the old “that domain name is too generic” argument.

Vote in the poll below about your feelings on the name change, and comment about whether you think it will lead to a larger or smaller attendance.


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Comments (5)

    todd

    The old name was good when the domaining market was hot but domaining in a lot of peoples eyes is dying a slow death because of the economy, gtlds, asshole personalities in the domaining field etc……. The new name opens them up to much larger markets and new advertising revenues. It seems nowadays that no one is just into domain investing but has a broader grasp on the web in general and are attempting to build out their names. From a business standpoint it is brilliant on their part.

    October 18th, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Brian Gilbert

    I think it makes sense. Our focus has shifted from domain conferences to development type conferences as we grow our business. I’ve always thought that if domainers could meet the right affiliates, developers, etc. that their domains would be worth far more. Some people don’t want to develop and that’s fine. Diversification is key to success. I’m sure they’ll work an agenda that captures both audiences.

    October 18th, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    marco

    good idea

    October 18th, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Acro

    They can always buy the “Global” portfolio of Dr. Chris Hartnett’s.

    October 18th, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    marco

    good idea 2

    October 19th, 2012 at 3:53 pm

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