DomainX™ 2016 Conference
DISCOVER. INSPIRE. REPEAT.
August 5th – 6th – 7th, 2016
Shangri-La’s Eros Hotel – New Delhi, India
August 5th – 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.
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.
Braden Pollock is a well-known domain name investor and serial entrepreneur who owns several companies, both online and off. Among his businesses is Legal Brand Marketing, LLC, (LegalBrandMarketing.com) which focuses primarily on lead generation for DUI attorneys as well as lawyers in other practice areas.
Braden also owns ScienceFiction.com and recently sold several franchises of Smart Start, an ignition interlock provider with service locations throughout the US (IgnitionInterlock.com, SmartS
His domain portfolio is well into the thousands of names with a current focus on premium one-word .com domain names. Braden’s newest venture is a data-driven ad network that will apply predictive behavioral analytics to lead generation products designed to better monetize domains through development, search, social. He also serves on the Board of the non-profit, Benevolent.net
Be there at DomainX 2016 Conference to learn more from Braden’s experience and expertise of the domain name industry.
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.
Frank Schilling is an experienced entrepreneur, technology business leader, and Internet investor.
Frank’s history with domain names dates back to the 1990’s, making him one of the first to recognize the value of domain names. He is the founder of DomainNameSales.com, InternetTraffic.com and the visionary behind Uniregistry. It’s his passion that attracted and rallied the dream team of domain experts, engineers and brokers, those that stand behind the company today and that help to drive its future growth.
Since the beginning Frank has continued to deepen his involvement with the growth of the industry, continuously investing time and energy back into the domain space so it continues fertile ground for businesses and entrepreneurs.
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
AbdulBasit Makrani is a 29 year old successful domain name investor from Islamabad, Pakistan. He owns a premium portfolio of domain names and has been regularly making aftermarket sales in the 5 and 6 figures range.
He was born in Karachi, Pakistan and shifted to United Arab Emirates at the age of 12 years with his entire family and completed his studies over there.
After living in U.A.E for over 10 years, AbdulBasit moved back to Pakistan and since than has been living there. Recently he moved to Islamabad on permanent basis for personal reasons.
AbdulBasit unquenchable thirst of knowledge and education is compelling him to continue the process of learning till the end of his life. However, by nature, an enthusiastic and highly motivated person, interested in making friends from all over the world and have very keen desire to build an outstanding reputation as the most reliable business person of the world.
As of now, AbdulBasit is a full time domain name investor and shares his success stories in the industry at AbdulBasit.com which are quite interesting to read.
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).
If you are from Domain Name industry, you must have read Domain Name Journal, at least once in your domaining career. Now you must be wondering who is Ron Jackson and why he took it upon self to publish an electronic trade magazine devoted to Domain Name industry business?
Every real industry has its own professional “trade publication” and Ron felt the domain name industry was ready for one of its own. So Domain Name Journal was created and went online Jan. 1, 2003. The publication has enjoyed rapid growth since then thanks to the terrific co-operation and support Ron has received from key individuals and companies throughout the industry.
As someone who has always loved language, this industry holds a powerful fascination for Ron. Imagine – a business built entirely upon words – what more could you ask for! Though Ron had barely graduated from newbie status as a domain reseller when he began DnJournal, he did bring an extensive background in media and business creation/ownership to the table. That has helped him in gathering industry information and presenting it to everyone on a site that is a valuable industry resource.
For those who are interested, here is a brief summary of how Ron arrived at this point. After majoring in broadcast journalism he began his career as a radio news director at a small station in Ohio. Within a couple of years ron moved on to television as a news reporter with an ABC-TV affiliate in Florida. Two years after arriving there he became the station’s Sports Director when the SD moved on to a bigger market. He later moved on to a Top 20 market, doing sports for the CBS-TV station in Tampa.
After 20 years in radio/TV, Ron decided he wanted to start his own business and opened a series of record stores, an antique shop and various internet ventures. Ron bought his first domain name in 1997 and put up first site online at that time (musicparadise.com). In early 2002 he was looking for additional names for his Internet projects when he happened to stumble upon this business. The rest is not history, but rather just the beginning of what he hopes to be a long history in this industry.
The domain name business has gone through a major shakeout with the pricking of the Internet bubble, but Ron believes this is a very exciting time. Things are changing rapidly and there are always opportunities in such an environment if you just keep your eyes open for them.
Though none of us can predict the future, one thing is for sure – there will be no shortage of news, prospects and people to talk about! Ron intends to be available at DnJournal.com to do just that!
Bill conceptualized and launched what became one of the largest media entertainment networks in Canada resulting in the sale of 3 businesses over a 15-year period.
Previously, Karamouzis developed AddictingGames.com into one of the most visited websites in the world. In 2005, AddictingGames was acquired by Atom Entertainment. This sale was substantial enough to require approval under the Investment Canada Act and Bill was one of the largest shareholders of Atom Entertainment when it was acquired by Viacom for 200 million dollars in August 2006.
In 2008 Bill launched Hallpass Mediawhich grew to over 6 million gamers monthly before being acquired byMindJolt (SGN). This sale received coverage in the New York Times, All Things D, TechCrunch, Venture Beatand other publications.
In addition to his role as CEO of TeachMe, Bill a noted public speaker and mentor on entrepreneurship, startups and web development. Bill holds an MBA from Queen’s University.
Bill recently paid $725,000 to acquire MathGames.com which is a record sum aid for a 2 keyword domain name.
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 Frank Schilling
The developing world’s advantage relating to new Domain Names.11:00 AM
by Bill Karamouzis
Witness Bill speak about his domain name investing strategy, hits, misses, behind-the-scenes insights and experiences along the way in building Hallpass media, an acclaimed business around developed domain names and online games.11:30 AM
by Bill Karamouzis, Samiran Gupta, Frank Schilling & Ron Jackson
Join Ron Jackson as he hosts a fireside chat in his warm, inimitable way with some of the most influential thought leaders of the domain name industry.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
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 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.com15:15 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 Jon Yau, Bill Karamouzis, Jordi G Cros, AbdulBasit Makrani, Paul Singh & Gaurav Kohli
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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