Wow it’s hard to believe we shot this video EIGHT years ago this week inside the DMZ looking over to the border with North Korea, while attending the ICANN 36 meeting.
Some new domain extension (new gTLD) registry operators may be doing OK or even much better than OK despite lackluster volume. Unfortunately for more than a few, not so much.
It is clear now that the new gTLD industry has not “killed” it.
Shell out $50,000 or more and you get a “High Class” stand. Anything less and you get an “Ordinary” stand.
Xiamen is a lovely metropolis with fabulous outdoor markets and attractions. It’s known as China’s “domain island” where several domain name registrars and domain investors are located.
Back home in Austin after 39 days, 7 countries/territories, 13 flights, 7 hotels, 2 rental cars, countless meetings, Ubers and taxis—and 1 carry on for the whole shootin’ match
As at any domain name conference, one of the best benefits of attending is the opportunity to network! There was no shortage of opportunities to do so in Beijing.
So what sort of strategies do domain investors apply when forecasting the domain market in China or otherwise?
My long-term favorable view on IDNs and in general being long on investment in this area remains.
Everything seemed well-organized for a conference with over 1,000 attendees, at least from an attendee point of view.