DomainX™ 2016 Conference
DISCOVER. INSPIRE. REPEAT.
August 6th – 7th, 2016
Shangri-La’s Eros Hotel – New Delhi, India
August 6th – 7th, 2016
Shangri-La’s Eros Hotel – New Delhi, India
Since inception in 2014, DomainX™ has been the 1st dedicated domain name conference to discover, network, spread awareness and educate general public about the domain name industry in India.
Pankaj Vijayvargiya is the new age entrepreneurship icon of India. Holding a massive portfolio of 30 thousand+ domain names, Pankaj is known for making regular high figure sales in alternate TLDs such as .ORG and .IN.
He is one of the very few prominent domain name investors in India who have been capable to turn domain investing from a one man army to a full-fledged business. He has a dedicated team to scale the process of domains acquisition, lead generation, making sales and managing payments to a whole new mass level.
He is currently focusing on .IN cctld and hold a lot of premium commercial names such as Beard.in, Snooker.in, Sarcasm.in, TeleMedia.in and many more in his portfolio.
Currently serving as the C.E.O. at Bitlevel International (www.bitlevel.in) and Chielf Mentor at E-Udaan (www.eudaan.org), he is pretty active in developing the entrepreneurship ecosystem in India. Being a regular speaker at various colleges and universities throughout India, Pankaj enables today’s generation to start with their entrepreneurship dream and spreads awareness about Domain Names and Cloud Hosting with the series of seminars and talks at educational institutes.
Pankaj is a chosen executive by the Govt. of Germany (Federal ministry of economics and technology) and the Indian Ministry of Commerce & Industry in the tech. segment with the aim to recognize the significant role of the small and medium enterprises in furthering the trade, investment and technology links and agree to facilitate the linkages between the two countries.
Doron Vermaat has over a decade of professional experience in marketing and business development for technology startups in both Europe and Asia.
Doron currently is a Co-founder of domain name management and investment platform Efty.com and the publisher of DNgeek.com – a popular blog dedicated to brandable domain names and startup naming.
He lives in bustling Hong Kong with his wife Fay, daughter Isla and their rescue dog Pepper.
Shiva Kandula graduated from Andhra University, India in computer science and engineering in 2003. Shiva started his IT career in 2004 like many other computer science engineering graduates and currently working as an IT architect for a reputed MNC in London.
An avid enthusiast and major investor in short .IN domain names , he currently owns numerous domains for India’s ccTLD like Our.in, Bnb.in, Rides.in, Lender.in…etc and also owns some of the premium .com names per example AndhraPradesh.com. Shiva is also passionate about domain name hacks like enca.sh, Viz.ag.
Shiva blogs at http://our.in regularly on a range of topics related to .IN space and provides valuable insights about .IN domain names. Apart from domain investment Shiva also like to develop many of his names into projects and has keen devotion towards entrepreneurship.
Pavan Duggal , president of Cyberlaws.net, has been working in the pioneering area of Cyber Law, Cyber Security Law & Mobile Law. While a practicing Advocate, Supreme Court of India, Pavan Duggal has made an immense impact with an international reputation as a foremost expert and authority on Cyber Law, Cyber Security Law and E-Commerce law.
Pavan Duggal has been acknowledged as one of the top 4 Cyber Lawyers around the world.
Pavan Duggal is the Founder & Chairman of International Commission on Cyber Security Law . He has working on the legal and policy issues concerning domain names since the nineties.
His empanelment as a consultant to UNCTAD And UNESCAP On Cyber Law And Cyber Crime Respectively, Membership Of The AFACT Legal Working Group Of The UN / CEFAT, Consulting As An Expert With The Council Of Europe On Cyber Crime, Inclusion In The Board Of Experts Of European Commission’s Dr. E-Commerce And His Work As An Expert Authority On A Cyber Law Primer For E-ASEAN Task Force And As A Reviewer For Asian Development Bank Speaks Volumes Of His Worldwide Acceptance As An Authority. Pavan is The President Of Cyberlaw Asia, Asia’s Pioneering Organization Committed To The Passing Of Dynamic Cyber Laws In The Asian Continent. Pavan Is Also A Member Of The WIPO Arbitration And Mediation Center Panel Of Neutrals.
As an internationally renowned Cyber law and Cyber security subject expert, at the world stage during the High-Level Policy Statement delivered by him at the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) organized by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), UNESCO, UNCTAD & UNDP in Geneva, Switzerland from 25th May – 29th May, 2015 Pavan Duggal has recommended the need for coming up with an #International #Convention on #Cyberlaw & #Cyber Security.
As a thought leader, Pavan has suggested that India requires a new law that is wholly dedicated to cyber security.
Pavan Has Been The Member Of The Public Interest Registry’s. Org Advisory Council. He Is A Member Of ICT Policy And Governance Working Group Of The UNICT Taskforce. He Is The Legal And Policy Consultant To Internet Mark 2 Project, Which Is Examining The Next Level Of Internet. He Has Been Invited To Be An Associated Fellow Of The Centre For Asia Pacific Technology Law And Policy (CAPTEL) At Singapore. Pavan Is A Member Of Panel Of Arbitrators Of The Regional Centre For Arbitration, Kuala Lumpur And Asian Domain Names Dispute Resolution Centre At Hong Kong.
Pavan Duggal Is A Panel Member Of Permanent Monitoring Panel For Information Security-World Federation Of Scientists
He Has Been Associated With The Ministry Of Communication And Information Technology, Government Of India On Cyber Law And Electronic Governance Legal Issues. He Is A Member Of Advisory Committee On E-Governance In Karnataka Constituted By The Government Of Karnataka. Pavan Is A Member Of Information Forensic Working Group On E-Information Systems, Security And Audit Association.
Pavan Is A Member Of Multi – Stakeholder Steering Group Of The Asia Pacific Region Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF)
Pavan Heads His Niche Law Firm Pavan Duggal Associates, Which Has Practice Areas, Amongst Others, In Cyber Law, Business Process Outsourcing Law, Intellectual Property Rights And Information Technology Law, Information Security Law, Defence, Biotech And Corporate Law.
While he has been a member of the Nominating Committee, Membership Advisory Committee And Membership Implementation Task Force Of ICANN, Pavan Is Also The President Of Cyberlaws.Net, Which Is Internet’s First Ever-Unique Cyber Law Consultancy.
In Addition To That, He Is Also The Founder Of The Cyber Law Association And Is Also The Founder-President, Cyberlaw India.
Some outstanding pioneering work in the field of BPO legal issues has resulted in his being a member of the BPO Steering Committee Of ASSOCHAM. Today, he advises a number of BPO concerns on different legal issues relating to outsourcing. Pavan was the Chairman Of The Cyber Law Committee Of ASSOCHAM and works closely With CII And FICCI.
Pavan is a regular on the lecture circuit. He has spoken at over 1500 Conferences, Seminars and Workshops in the last eighteen years, and has lectured extensively in select law colleges. As a Writer, he has made his mark with 75 Books on various aspects of the law in the last 15 years. He has contributed a continuing weekly column on diverse aspects of the law, titled ‘Brief Cases’ to the Economic Times, for seven years.
More about Pavan Duggal is available at http://www.linkedin.com/in/pavanduggal.
Dima Beitzke joined Sedo as new Chief Sales Officer (CSO) Global on July 1st, 2013. Bringing with him a background in online marketing and sales, Beitzke is responsible for overseeing sales for Sedo globally. Based in Sedo’s Cologne office, Beitzke’s focal points will be supporting Sedo’s international expansion and growing their sales distribution network.
Beitzke has worked for a number of companies who provide direct marketing and online marketing services and products. In his most recent position, he was Managing Director of several online companies in Cologne.
Since 2004, he has specialized in online marketing, having been head of advertiser sales for Zanox. He has also held leading sales positions at a number of companies in the arvato group, a subsidiary of German media company Bertelsmann.
With over 8 years of experience in the domain name space and international strategic partnership development, Anand is in charge of overseeing the channel and market development in Asia Pacific at Donuts Inc. He is also leading the effort of introducing Donuts TLDs into the Chinese market.
Prior to joining Donuts Inc, Anand managed the Asia Pacific and emerging markets at Public Interest Registry (PIR, operator of .ORG & .NGO/.ONG).
Anand lives in Philadelphia, USA and holds an MBA in International Business and Marketing from The George Washington University and a Bachelors of Science in Electronics Engineering from Mumbai University.
Samiran is the Head of India for ICANN and a veteran in business strategy and public affairs management.
Prior to joining ICANN, Samiran was a Senior Director with APCO Worldwide responsible for counseling clients in business and public affairs strategy. Earlier, Samiran was a founder and managing director of a leading management consulting and business advisory practice known for working on distinctive projects for a range of corporations from Fortune 500 clients to top Indian businesses and mid-sized entities. Samiran has worked extensively in sectors including telecom, entertainment, payment systems, e-commerce, social media, and energy and renewables.
Samiran has a Masters in Business Administration from St Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, United States of America, and a Bachelor of Commerce from University of Calcutta, India.
Paul Singh started his professional career having worked with IBM’s Prodigy Internet assisting in developing their shopping catalog in 1999, which was then sold to SBC Communications, later co-branded as SBC Yahoo!.
Since then he has been involved with CSE’s (comparison shopping engine) for the past 15 years wearing different turbans along the way including sales, marketing, programming, development and most recently Director of Operations for Price.com, which was sold to a VC firm a few months ago in March of 2016. During his tenure with Price.com, he has delivered 8 figures in revenues to his clients. You can see more about the new team here:
Paul is a regular attendee to Affiliate Summit, LeadsCon, Namescon as well as other industry specific tradeshows and has a network of 6000+ Enterprise and SMB clients that he has personally worked with such as Walmart, Target, Priceline, eBay (ECN & EPN), as well as all the major Affiliate Networks such as CJ, LS, PPJ, SAS, IR, etc..
An avid connoisseur and largest investor in premium .IN domain names for the Indian marketplace has been one of his passions, and currently owns numerous business defining domains for India’s ccTLD and as of late has been speculating in single letter new gTLD’s with names such as as i.rent and e.link. Some of the lead generation names in his portfolio include Platform.in, VentureCapital.in, Price.in and Singh.in.
Paul lives in Orange County with his wife and daughter, has his California Real Estate License and is an avid basketball player. He has lived in Iran, India, USA and speaks 5 languages fluently – Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, Farsi, English, and is brushing up on his French.
Ankur’s credentials include extensive law practice for 10 years backed by a strong academic background that include Master’s degree in Computers, Company Secretary ship and Bachelors of Law, that provides him an edge based on my in-depth understanding of techno-legal domain.
He has been into legal practice since 2005 and also providing consultancy in matters relating to IPR & Cyber Law including Cyber Law Compliance of websites, Cyber Crime Advisory, Online issues as to Trademarks, Copyrights & Domain Names, Cyber Defamation, formation of Technology companies, etc.
Help enforcement agencies in Cybercrime Investigation and Cyber Law awareness otherwise. Also a member of ICANN’s Intellectual Property Constituency (IPC) and the Internet Society (ISOC – Delhi Chapter). Active member of the ICANN’s Working Group on replacement of WHOIS policy with Registration Directory Service and Review of all Rights Protection Mechanisms (RPMs) in all gTLDs.
In 2014, got placed as a “.IN” Domain Dispute Panelist / Arbitrator by “.IN” Registry (NIXI) and have presided over as a Sole Arbitrator in numerous matters. Recently, got placed as a Domain Dispute Panelist for other TLDs with Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre (ADNDRC), Hong Kong/China.
He takes interest in new gTLDs as a Domain Name Registrant as well and have registered few
new gTLD domains as well, with extensions .services, .domains, .lawyer, .club and .guru.
<Rodney D. Ryder> is a Partner with Scriboard, a full service commercial law firm with cutting edge specialisation in technology, new media and intellectual property laws. He is the author of Guide to Cyber Laws: the Information Technology Act, 2000, E-Commerce, Data Protection and the Internet, the first section-wise analysis of the Indian Information Technology Act, 2000. He is presently Advisor to the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India on the implementation of the Information Technology Act, 2000. Mr. Ryder has been nominated as a ‘Leading Lawyer’ in intellectual property, technology, communications and media law by Asia Law, Who’sWhoLegal, Asia Legal 500, amongst other International publications. Mr. Ryder is also advisor to the Data Security Council of India [a NASSCOM initiative] on the structuring of industry data privacy and information security policies and contractual standards.
His second book, Intellectual Property and the Internet, published by LexisNexis is perhaps the only one of its kind in Asia. The text has been acknowledged to be an authoritative work by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India and has been quoted in the first and only judgement by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India on domain names [Satyam Infoway Ltd. v. Sifynet Solutions Pvt. Ltd.; (2004) 6 SCC 145]. He is advisor to the National Internet Exchange of India [NiXI] and a member of the panel of independent and neutral arbitrators with NiXI.
“The Legal Challenges of Banking Online in India” in International Internet Law Review, March 2000. [35-37]. Published by Euromoney Legal Publications
“Analysis of the SEBI clearance to Net based trading in India” in World Internet Law Report, March 2000. [5-7] Published by BNA International; funded by the International Bar Association.
“Telecommunications Regulation in India: “Converging” telegraph, cable broadcasting, satellite and the Internet”, presented at the Communications Law Committee Session at the International Bar Association [IBA] Annual Conference at Durban, South Africa, October 2002.
“Data Protection, Privacy and Information Security in Asia”, presented at the Technology and E-commerce Committee Session at the International Bar Association [IBA] Annual Conference at San Francisco, USA, September 2003.
“Managing Intellectual Property in a Borderless World: Version 2.0”, presented at the UIA International Seminar on Information Technology Law and Governance, Bangalore, 2005.
“Data Protection: Strategies for Compliance in Asia”, presented at the Computer Law Association [iTech Law], First Asian Conference, Bangalore, 2005.
“Intellectual Property Strategies: Concept to Commercialisation”, presented and taught at the Institute of Judicial Training & Research; Lucknow, 2007.
“Intellectual Property and the Internet”, presented and taught at the Judges’ Round Table; Judicial Academy, Bangalore 2007.
“Data Protection, Privacy and Outsourcing”, presented at the International Bar Association [IBA], Annual Conference, Singapore, 2007.
“Legal Issues in the IT and Telecom Industry”, workshop at the Judicial Academy, Hyderabad, 2007.
“Regulating ‘Indian’ Cyberspace – Law, Technology and Governance”, workshop conducted at the Karnataka Judicial Academy, July 2008.
“Regulating ‘Indian’ Cyberspace – Law, Technology and Governance”, workshop conducted at the National Judicial Academy, December 2008 and May 2009.
Supreme Court Bar Association [SCBA]
Delhi High Court Bar Association [DHCBA]
International Bar Association [IBA]
Inter Pacific Bar Association [IPBA]
PRO BONO WORK
Member, ‘Legal Action Group’ constituted by the Ministry of Information Technology and Communication, Government of India, to advise on the implementation of the ‘Act’ [www.cca.gov.in].
Honorary Legal Advisor, Nepal Telecom Authority [NTA]
Honorary Legal Advisor, Computer Association of Nepal [CAN]
Honorary Legal Advisor, Office of the Attorney General, Sri Lanka
Honorary Advisor, Cyber Crime Police Station, C. O. D. Head Quarters, Bangalore.
Honorary Advisor, Cyber Crime Police Station, Hyderabad.
Honorary Advisor & Visiting Faculty, Delhi Police Training Centre
Corporate Law Adviser [CLA]
Patent and Trademark Reporter [PTR]
The GNLU Journal of Law, Development and Politics [GJLDP]
Jon Yau is a CPA-qualified, IT consultant who launched his web startup on the back of an $250,000 exact match domain name. Jon acquired Stockphoto.com which opened for business in 2013 and is an online marketplace for stock photos.
With over 20 million images for sale (and growing), Stockphoto.com was cashflow-positive from launch, has never spent a cent on paid advertising to attract customers and continues to be bootstrapped to this day.
Jon will share his story of a domain name acquisition from an enduser perspective.
Manmeet is a Domain Name Consultant and Serial Internet Entrepreneur and Business Development Manager at Soofi Group, a private group of companies. He also heads Soofi Web Services under the Soofi Group umbrella, where a team of passionate technology and design geeks are creating simple yet thoughtful innovations for the world.
He is a full time domain name investor, holds a premium portfolio of over few hundred top category, and few thousand generic domain names in different verticals.
Being the President of Domain Name Owners Association of India™ and founder of DomainX™ Events (Workshop & Conference), he has created a platform for domain name investors in India to join forces and bring investment, monetization and general awareness towards the domain name industry.
Manmeet has provided domain name consulting to several Fortune 500 clients and big league companies in order for them to acquire premium keyword domain names for their business. He also manages a portfolio of websites with an exclusive advertising partnership with Google Inc.
His achievements in the domain name industry: Sold 143.com for six figures, an early-age web startup on domain name: CreateResume.org was acquired by Job.com Inc. in 2011. Tuly.com was acquired by a Canadian business for low five figures whereas VisitHimalayas.com went to Travel Boutique online which is India’s largest B2B Travel Portal, LasVegasArena.com and many more. Not only domain names, he was successful in selling @bhangra twitter account for four figure sum to the ABC Digital Distribution, a company representing the largest portfolio of Bhangra music in the world out of United Kingdom.
An avid tech-reader, Manmeet enjoys traveling with his family during time off from work.
Specialties: Business Development & Strategy, Brand Consulting, Domain Name Investing & Acquisition, Web Startups, Internet Entrepreneurship, Web Marketing, Fund Management and little more..
Gurpreet is a Managing Attorney & Internet Law Head at Amarjit & Associates. His qualification includes M.Sc (IT) L.L.B PGD (Cyber Laws). Gurpreet has been drafting and prosecuting Intellectual Property (IP) and Information Technology (IT) matters since the year 2004.
Amarjit & Associates is a law firm having its presence since 1999 dealing in prosecution and litigation of Trademarks, Copyrights, Patents, Geographical Indication, Trade Secrets,IP Licencing, IP Management and Information & Communication Technology Laws.
Gurpreet have been assisting the firm in conducting criminal raids for infringement of Trademarks and Copyrights.
He has also been assisting the firm in legal research, drafting of cases and have been appearing before the Tribunals, District Courts and High Courts.
His Specialties:Trademarks, Copyrights, Domain Name Dispute Resolution, Computer & Internet Laws including Hacking, Privacy Issues, Corporate Policies under Information & Technology Laws of India, Software Piracy & Audits
Zak Muscovitch is the principal of The Muscovitch Law Firm which operates at DNAttorney.com. Zak has practiced international domain name law since 1999.
Zak represents parties in domain name leasing transactions and has completed leasing arrangements for domain names valued in the millions of dollars.
Zak also represents buyers and sellers in high value major website and domain name purchases. In addition to leasing and purchasing, Zak is recognized as an expert in structuring domain name development joint venture transactions.
Zak was lead counsel in numerous precedent-setting domain name court cases such as the Canadian.biz case and the Toronto.com case, and has also represented clients from all over the world in numerous ICANN UDRP domain name disputes.
Among many notable UDRP decisions, Zak represented the respondent in the first case of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking in an IDN (Chinese language) domain name dispute over <長江.com> (LongRiver.com), a complaint brought by Hong Kong billionaire Le Ka Shing to the ADNDRC and then at WIPO. Zak has succeeded in winning cases against some of the largest corporations in the world, including Google three separate times, such as in the Groovle.com case. Zak also represents UDRP complainants in cases such as Huawei Technologies Co. v. Jingseng Hong (Huawei.ae).
A blog conference where bloggers and content managers connect and learn while networking with industry leaders. More details here www.blogx.in10:00 AM
Taj Mahal, Agra trip rescheduled from 5th August 2016 for departure from Hotel Shangri La. More details to be added soon!07:00 AM
by Domain Name Owners Association of India™
Register yourself for the networking evening and beyond.17:30 PM
Start networking evening by Introducing yourself with Tea, Coffee & Cookies served.17:30 PM
Up & close with most admired faces of the Domain Name industry.18:30 PM
More networking & fun over drinks, snacks & exclusive Whiskey tasting session!19:30 PM
Continue your networking evening with yumalicious grub.21:30 PM
Close of the networking evening.23:59 PM
Conference registration opens at 09:00 hours and closes at 10:15 hours. Start your conference day activities by arriving in time with Tea, Coffee & Cookies.09:00 AM
by Manmeet Pal Singh
Opening note & lighting of ceremonial lamp.10:15 AM
by Samiran Gupta (ICANN)
How the introduction of new Internet domains can create new opportunities for businesses and users, in particular highlighting the economic and societal benefits with the expansion of the DNS. In addition, how IDNs will allow a large number of Indians to access the Internet in their regional languages. Specifics on how DNS stakeholders can engage at ICANN Hyderabad meeting.10:30 AM
by Jon Yau
Watch Jon Yau share his journey from pulling the trigger on a $250,000 domain name acquisition to creating the roadmap, team and systems for building a succesful ecommerce business on StockPhoto.com11:15 AM
by Pavan Duggal
Develop a better understanding of the impact of Indian cyberlaws on the business of domain name investing with the most well-known thought leader in this space – Mr. Pavan Duggal (Advocate, Supreme Court of India)12:00 PM
by Dima Beitzke
Premium Domain Names: The hidden champions for your success.12:45 PM
Network while getting high on scrumptious lunch during the DomainX 2016 Conference.13:00 PM
by Anand Vora, Nivu Hussain & Karn Jajoo
Is India a domain investors market? A new gTLD registry perspective.14:00 PM
by Zak Muscovitch, Rodney D Ryder, Gurpreet Singh Monga & Ankur Raheja
Nothing is off the table folks! Ask away, as the leading legal experts share their knowledge on de-risking your domain name investing strategy from a legal point of view so that you can be a savvy investor and avoid dispute resolution tangles.14:30 PM
by Shiva Kandula & Paul Singh
Shiva & Paul are .IN the house! With the .IN extension gaining a sustainable momentum, this enriching & interactive session will provide insights into the investment potential that .IN offers, including the attractive segment of keyword-rich .IN domain names and short, liquid .IN domain names.15:15 PM
Break up for networking over tea, coffee & cookies.15:45 PM
by Krishna Yogi
Q&A with Krishna, the CEO of Mapta.gs, the hot new startup in the smart address space!16:15 PM
by Doron Vermaat, Paul Singh, Deepak Ramani, Manmeet Pal Singh & Pankaj Vijayvargiya
Get opinions from some of the most recognized names in the industry who share what worked for them and how you too could get better at making end-user sales.16:30 PM
Recognizing the talent of Domain Name Industry in India and announcement of Domain Name Owners Association of India board members for the year 2016.17:15 PM
At DomainX™, there will be an opportunity to develop, share and innovate through networking. DomainX™ 2016 Conference will bridge the gap and bring in mass opportunities between domain name industry, startup sector, online advertising, affiliate marketing, social media and blogging professionals.
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With record breaking participation at DomainX™ 2015 Networking, there is no better opportunity for budding domain name owners, investors and entrepreneurs to connect with experienced professionals, potential mentors and event speakers.
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BlogX – 5th Aug from 09:00 AM to 18:00 PM
Taj Trip – 6th Aug from 06:30 AM to 15:00 PM
DomainX Networking – 6th Aug from 17:30 PM to 23:59 PM
DomainX Conference – 7th Aug from 09:00 AM to 18:00 PM
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