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Voting For Domain Related Sessions At HostingCon 2013 Now Open

February 6, 2013

HostingCon, the largest annual web hosting industry conference, has just announced that registered attendees may now vote for which expert talks will be given over the duration of the show.  There are a few domain-related sessions proposed, whose abstracts are listed below.

Companies behind the session proposals include NameMedia, OpenSRS (Tucows), ResellerClub, and LogicBoxes (Directi).

If you’ve already registered you can head over to this page to vote on the sessions you wish to hear.  You may need to search using one of the filters since there are over total 131 sessions listed.

If you’ve not yet registered but are planning to, now might be a good opportunity if you want to get your votes in before the selection process.  Voting ends on February 19th.

HostingCon 2013 will be taking place in sunny Austin, TX, my home town.  I’ve not yet registered only because there’s another conference taking place in New Hampshire the very same week called PorcFest, and I haven’t yet decided which one I’ll go to.


Generating New Revenue Streams with Premium Domains

Speaker: Robert Mountain, NameMedia, Senior VP, Business Development
Track: Sales and Marketing

Just what is a “Premium Domain” and how important is it? We will provide an overview of the growing premium domain aftermarket, focusing on how premium domains can help your business and why it is a worthwhile investment. Benefits such as SEO contribution, customer recall and experience, revenue opportunities, and availability within new TLDs will be covered.

From .APP to .ZIP: The Best New TLDs

Speaker: Adam Eisner, Tucows, Director, OpenSRS Product Management
Track: Sales and Marketing

Did you know that almost 1400 new domain name extensions will be unleashed in the coming months? Is your business prepared to carry them, ensuring you remain competitive? In this session, Adam will detail which extensions will arrive first, and how they will work. He’ll also cover getting out ahead of these extensions and ensuring your business is ready to maximize profitability.

Questions Answered

  • What extensions to expect, and which extensions will be popular
  • Technical considerations for rolling out many of these new extensions
  • How new domain name validation rules will affect how your business operates

A Closer Look at the Web Hosting and Domains Industry

Speaker: Shridhar Luthria, ResellerClub, General Manager & Business Head
Track: Issues and Trends

The web hosting and domains market is continuously changing with greater focus on emerging markets such as China, India, Brazil, Turkey, Russia etc. In his talk Shridhar will present statistics and trends gathered through WebHosting.info that will shed a new light on the Web Hosting industry as a whole. The talk will be geared towards giving web hosts a renewed insight into the global hosting market and the future market shifts they can expect. The presentation will focus on statistics such as: – Number of Domains hosted by Country – trends and expectations – Hosted v/s Non-Hosted Domains – Internet Penetration across the globe – New gTLDs and Domain Name Volumes in the coming years – Market Maturity by Country – Forecasts based on US market trends contrasted with developing market trends

Demystifying ICANN Accreditation

Speaker: Siddharth Taliyan, LogicBoxes, Directi, Sr. Manager – Sales
Track: Issues and Trends

Most web hosts start off reselling domains from other domain providers. But after a certain inflection point, every web host needs to scale up and take greater control of their domain name portfolio. ICANN Accreditation becomes the need of the hour and this presentation will help you understand the nuances of Accreditation and will give you an insight on whether you should consider this option for your business.

Questions Answered

  • What is ICANN Accreditation?
  • Why should my hosting company consider Accreditation?
  • What are the resources required for becoming an ICANN Accredited Registrar?

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