DomainSponsor Announces Speakers for DOMAINfest Europe Conference in Prague

September 9, 2010

LOS ANGELES and FRANKFURT, Germany, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ — DomainSponsor®, the domain monetization business of Oversee.net® and organizer of the DOMAINfest® series of conferences, released today its list of speakers and experts for DOMAINfest Europe, scheduled for October 5-7, 2010 at the Hotel InterContinental in Prague, Czech Republic.

“The Prague agenda is designed to not only help attendees get important business questions answered, but to also help them build relationships that will pay dividends beyond our conference,” said Peter Celeste, Senior Vice President of Oversee.net and General Manager of DomainSponsor. “To fulfill our Prague theme of Building Bridges to Build Success, we have identified critical topics and invited leading speakers and experts to share insights and answer one-on-one questions.”

Attendees will be given more than the usual amount of time to network with these experts and with each other. And, for the first time ever, free on-site interpreters will be available to help non-English speaking guests from Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic get the most out of their DOMAINfest experience.

Conference Agenda

The conference begins Tuesday, October 5 in the late afternoon with welcome drinks in the Exhibit Hall where attendees will have a chance to meet with exhibitors. The Wednesday agenda includes informative presentations in the morning followed by a Power Networking session after lunch, and concludes with a Moniker® Domain Auction and a dinner networking party.

On Thursday, instead of more sessions, attendees will have their choice of morning and afternoon relationship-building excursions in and around Prague, followed by a farewell dinner party sponsored by DomainSponsor.

    Wednesday Morning Agenda Highlights
    -- Welcome Remarks
          Peter Celeste, SVP and GM, DomainSponsor

    -- Opening Presentation - Five Myths About the Domain Industry
          Jeff Kupietzky, CEO & President, Oversee.net

    --Featured Presentation: European Internet Vital Signs - Paul
     Goode, Head of Industry Relations at comScore.com, will
     present the latest trends in European user and advertising
     trends. Paul's current focus is the unified measurement of
     panel and census data for both online and mobile.

    -- Keynote Presentation:  The Future of Search -- Bas van
     den Beld is a search and social expert, trainer, and well-
     respected blogger. Bas is the owner of StateOfSearch.com and
     NetTraject.nl, a Dutch company that advises on international
     search matters and provides training in search engine
     marketing and project management.

    Wednesday Afternoon Agenda Highlights

    Panel and Power Networking Sessions - Meet the Experts
    Brief panel discussions with the experts will set the
     groundwork for one-on-one power networking between attendees
     and panelists.  Topics and experts include:

    -- European ccTLD and IDN Opportunities
          Attendees can refine their ccTLD and IDN plans by joining
           fellow attendees and respected experts in discussing these
    --Hennie Lipman is a domain investor from the Netherlands.  He
     is the world's largest trader in .mobi domains and a major
     player with rollouts of numeric .nl domain and short .de
     domains. His company, Pidom BV, is a registrar for .nl domains
     and owner of NL.com.
    -- Sergey Gorbunov is Senior PR Manager for RU-CENTER, the
     biggest registrar in Russia and CIS. Sergey has worked for RU-
     CENTER since 2007, promoting the company's services abroad and
     coordinating PR activities with its foreign partners.
    -- Daniel Dryzeck is Chief Executive Officer and Founder of
     ddfund.eu, a domain development fund. A ten-year domain
     industry veteran, Daniel's plan is to build a multi-service
     ccTLD conglomerate in Europe to include a domain fund,
     auctions, brokerage, appraisals, domain marketplace and
    -- Christoph Grueneberg is the Co-Founder of
     DomainvermarkterForum, Germany's largest domain conference
     that began in 2006. Christoph is also the managing director of
     Domainvermarkter Ltd. & CO. Kg.

    -- Alternative Ways to Monetize Domain Traffic
          Attendees can listen and learn from each other and from invited
           experts about monetization alternatives such as CPA, affiliate
           networks, and lead generation.
    --Frederick Schiwek is Managing Director & Founder of
     DomainInvest (DI SA), which was started in 2007 and has become
     one of the leading European domain companies. He joined
     Netline S.A., a Luxembourg ISP in 2001, as International
     Business Development Manager. Frederick then worked with
     Xavier Buck and Marco Houwen to develop EuroDNS' international
    --Gary Bicker is Publisher Services Director, Affilinet Ltd.
     Gary is responsible for the delivery of all publisher related
     activity including negotiating & securing the best possible
     commercial arrangements for publishers, ensuring that all
     client campaigns are given the best possible exposure across
     the publisher base and developing the service & technology
     offerings to be best of market.

    -- Selecting Keywords That Produce Traffic
          Experts will discuss European keyword tools and strategies that
           can help maximize the success of SEO, SEM, and domain name
           buying efforts.
    --Florian Stelzner is a SEO Consultant for The Reach Group
     (TRG), which specializes in search engine optimization (SEO).
     With over ten years in the online industry, Florian has worked
     with companies including Beate Uhse, Immonet and Europe's
     leading social business network, XING, where he was personally
     responsible for the strategic planning of all SEO initiatives.
    -- Thomas Bindl is Founder and CEO of Refined Labs
     (www.refinedlabs.com), as well as author of various
     publications and books.  He is also an Advisory Board Member
     at Search Engine Strategies and speaker at industry-leading
     events worldwide. He has been active in the Search Industry
     for over a decade.
    --Matej Novak is an Account Director for Ogilvy Interactive in
     the Czech Republic. His past experience includes working as a
     Search Strategist and Senior SEO Consultant at Ataxo as well
     as a Web developer at Planstudio. His background includes
     strong strategic experience and he is highly respected as a
     PPC specialist, balancing business objectives with SEO

    -- European Legal Issues Impacting Domain Investors
          This is an opportunity to get free advice on the latest
           European legal and tax issues impacting domain investment
    -- John Berryhill, Ph.D., Esq. has represented domain name
     registrants and trademark claimants in numerous UDRP
     proceedings and federal court proceedings.  John has been a
     long-time advocate for the rights of domain registrants in
     ICANN working groups and task forces relating to intellectual
     property and other domain policy issues, and is a
     representative in the Registrar Constituency.
    --Paul Keating has been practicing law since 1983. He was an
     equity partner at Carroll, Burdick & McDonough where he was
     responsible for their business, taxation, and IP group. In
     2004, he relocated to Barcelona, Spain and has since begun
     Renova Ltd., a new rapidly growing law firm that emphasizes
     intellectual property.
    -- Christian Kerschbaum has a legal background that focuses
     on IT Law, domain law, and copyright law. He has extensive
     technical know-how in the fields of computer technology,
     domain names and Internet.

Moniker Premium Live Auction

Moniker® will host a live premium domain name auction on Wednesday, October 6 from 16:00 to 19:00 local Prague time, followed by an extended online-only auction from October 7 to October 14. The SnapNames Live® technology used to run this live auction offers real-time online viewing and bidding from anywhere in the world via a free software download. Auction details can be found at: http://www.domainfest.com/Prague2010/auction

Thursday Agenda Highlights

Relationship-Building Excursions

Attendees can select one of five different morning and afternoon excursions for Thursday, October 7. Since participants in each excursion share a common interest in that excursion, it acts as a natural icebreaker for building meaningful personal relationships. All attendees from all excursions reconvene as one large group over lunch and dinner to share stories. Details on the excursions are available online at http://www.domainfest.com/Prague2010/networking.

DOMAINfest Prague Registration and Sponsorship Opportunities

Online registration is now open. Visit http://www.domainfest.com for event details and to register. The cost to attend is currently US$595. Companies interested in sponsorship opportunities can contact sales@domainfest.com.

Keep Up-To-Date On All DOMAINfest News

To keep up with news and updates on all DOMAINfest events, including Moniker and SnapNames Live auctions, interested parties are encouraged to sign up for DOMAINfest email alerts at http://www.domainfest.com.

About DOMAINfest

Founded and hosted by DomainSponsor, the domain monetization division of Oversee.net, DOMAINfest® brings domain industry and Internet marketing professionals together to learn, network, and do business. Guests include online advertising experts, domain publishers, domain monetization experts, SEO/SEM specialists, website developers, online marketers, ad or affiliate network suppliers, search advertising providers, venture capitalists, bankers and trademark/legal advisors. Visit http://www.domainfest.com to review the calendar of upcoming DOMAINfest events.

About Oversee.net

Oversee.net® is the leader in Internet real estate, specializing in monetizing, registering, selling and developing domain names. The company provides an array of managed services to domain investors, corporations, and individuals across more than ten million web sites. Oversee owns one of the largest portfolios of domain names in the world. The company’s unique optimized technology connects consumers and advertisers with highly relevant advertisements. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the company’s core brands include DomainSponsor®, SnapNames®, Moniker® and LowFares(TM). To learn more, please visit www.oversee.net.

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