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TRAFFIC at The Ritz-CarltonT.R.A.F.F.I.C. & The Ritz-Carlton: 1st Class!

Show Schedule for October 9, 2012


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Registration Opens

Registration Desk Open 8:45AM-6PM

9th Annual T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Awards Brunch Party co-sponsored by


For the 9th year in a row TRAFFIC will present the most coveted awards in the Domain Industry in which the best of the best are recognized for their successes and contributions. Your votes have been counted and tabulated and these are your choices.

Orange, Grapefruit, Cranberry Juices ␣

Sliced Seasonal Fruit, Berries ␣

Assorted Individual Yogurts

Scrambled Eggs,
Hand Shaved White Cheddar Cheese, Wild Mushrooms

Thick Cut Smoked Bacon, Country Chicken Apple Sausage,

Breakfast Potatoes ␣

Assorted Breakfast Bakeries, Artisan Toast, Preserves, French Style Butter ␣

Freshly Brewed Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee, The Ritz-Carlton Selection of Teas

Steel Cut Oatmeal,
Brown Sugar, Mixed Berries, Syrup

Menu Subject to Change

Location: Ritz Banquet Room

Ron Jackson Reports The State of the Domain Industry by Sales

Every Year at our Brunch Ron Jackson, Editor of, has taken the stage as he meticulously keeps track of all reported domain sales and reports them weekly in Ron will compare numbers from previous periods and discuss trends he sees.

DNJournal is the publication of record in the domain industry and has been known as such since 2003.

Location: Ritz Banquet Room

Two Minute Elevator Pitches

Have a new service or product? It is a long standing tradition at the TRAFFIC Awards Brunch to help introduce attendees to the newest solutions available. We provide the time and platform because their success is our success collectively. No cost no obligation. Just 2 minutes to tell the most influential folks in the industry what you have and why they need to talk to you. PRICELESS!!!

Location: Ritz Banquet Room

Frank Schilling and his team at will unveil his much awaited new domain name sales platform.

How do you disrupt the domain industry? Frank Schilling will unveil his much awaited new sales platform that will change how we all buy and sell domain names. Just 17 months after Frank and his team disrupted parking, they are now poised to do the same thing with the sale of domain names on the secondary market.

Frank says:

"So what if I told you that your friends at have been building a system over the past 9 months that doesn’t just rival, but exceeds the best sales platforms available to sell on the secondary market today."

"I imagine a world like iTunes, where any individual or organization can join and profit. A Universe where the walled gardens of existing marketplaces are distilled down to just domain names and the people in this industry who make things happen. I imagine a World where you control the leads, get market information on the buyer (live), select brokers, control the transaction and have discretion surrounding which escrow you will use to handle the money. I imagine a world where you can empower multiple brokers from different domain sales platforms to work for you – and all the better if that service is free."

Location: Ritz Banquet Room

Exhibits Open

Exhibit Booths Officially Open. However we invite Exhibitors to man their booths anytime from 9AM-6PM

Award Ceremony and Presentation of This Year's Awards


The oldest most coveted awards in the Domain Industry. Chosen by YOU! Congratulate this years winners and nominees.


Rook Media
The Parking Place

Domain Holdings

In Order of Best Circulation Estimates (Berkens) (Jackson) (Silver) (Alleman) (Cultra) (Acro) (Cyger) (Murphy) (Linton) (Neu) Declined (Hackney) (Gilmour) (Eccles)


Quidsi (, an Amazon Company)
Peter Niederman
Cat5 Commerce
TABcom (formerly Pets United, LLC)
Brown Shoe Co. (
London Olympics


Lance Block (Swells LLC)
Michael Cyger
Alan Dunn
Mathias Hennig (Sedo)
Roy Hooper
Bill Karamouzis
Morgan Linton
Fred Mercaldo (Geoplatforms)
Braden Pollock
Danny Pryor
Dan Warner
Tia Wood


Toby Clements
Dave Evanson (
Kevin Faler
Alan Hack
Evan Horowitz (Hunting Moon)
Vern Jurovich
Brian Kleiner (
Mike Mann
Bob Olea
Mike Robertson (
Andrew Rosener (Media Options)
Joe Uddeme (Domain Holdings)


Domain Holdings
Thought Convergence
Dot CO
Internet X


Roy Barrett
Steve Cheatham
Michael Cyger
Larry Fischer
Michael Gilmour
Rob Grant
Ron Jackson
Corey Lamay
Mike Mann
Donna Mahoney
Braden Pollock
Frank Schilling
Elliot Silver
Adam Strong
Paul Stahura
David Wieland


Gary Chernoff
Nat Cohen
Phil Corwin
Paul Cotton
Larry Fischer
Chad Folkenning
Michael Gilmour
Rob Grant
Kevin Ham
Steve Jobs
Vern Juravich
Igal Lichtman
Morgan Linton
Mike Mann
Gregg McNair
Brian Null
Braden Pollock
Tim Schumacher
Elliot Silver
Adam Strong

Bandit Berkens "Goodwill Ambassador Award"

Location: Ritz Banquet Room

Monetizing Your Domain in Different Ways for 2013 and Beyond


PPC has been the backbone of domain monetization for many years. However with payouts a fraction of what they once were new alternative methods are coming into the spotlight. Our distinguished panel will discuss Lead Gen and other alternatives.

Braden Pollock
Morgan Linton
Chad Folkening
Michael Gilmour

Location: Ritz Seminar Hall

Seminar: It's More than Development, How do you take a Category Leading Domain Name to a Category Leading Business?


Michael Ricciardelli SVP, Business Development and Consumer Marketing joins other panelists for this key seminar. This one alone will be worth the price of Admission.

Michael Ricciardelli was appointed SVP, Business Development and Consumer Marketing after joining Bankrate in September 2006. Prior to joining Bankrate, he was Vice President - Marketing & Media Sales at Ventures where he managed all marketing functions and online advertising sales efforts. From 1999 to 2003, he was Co-Founder & Vice President of Strategic Development for - venture funded by Fidelity Capital and sold in 2003 to Comparison Market. Earlier in his career, Mr. Ricciardelli also held positions in strategy consulting and business development at Fidelity Investments, and financial analysis at Salomon Brothers.

He will be joined by Hanno Damm Senior VP Corporate Finance and M&A

Mr. Damm has served as Senior Vice President – Corporate Finance and M&A since January 2012 having joined Bankrate in December 2009. Prior to joining Bankrate he worked as a Principal in the New York office of Apax Partners, a leading global private equity firm, which he joined in June 2006 in their Munich office. At Apax, Mr. Damm focused on buy outs in the media sector in the US and Europe. From November 2002 to September 2005 he was employed by PricewaterhouseCoopers Corporate Finance Consulting in Germany. Mr. Damm is a CFA charterholder and received a degree in Economics from the University of Bonn and a Master in Finance from Princeton University.

Sean Sullivan Co-Founder and CEO of BankAds, and Founder of Sean has worked in Web Development and Internet Advertising since 2001. Before moving into web space full time, he worked at an ad agency in south Florida for six years, eventually moving up from copy writer to creative director when he left the business in 2007. Since then he has been a web development and domain acquisition consultant for a number of companies and individuals.

In March of this year he launched BankAds, the only solution exclusively dedicated to the development and monetization of financial and business related domains. BankAds owns and controls a number of leading premium sites including,,,, LLC.NET, LLC.ORG, as well many others.

Location: Ritz Seminar Hall

Working Lunch Break


Deli Lunch Break

Location: Ritz Banquet Room and Corridor

Meeting of the Chiefs...Session 2. SUMMARY: Where are we headed? What does future look like from here in Domaining and beyond?


Heads of the industry will re-convene with a couple fresh faces and discuss where we are and what the next 12 months are likely to look like and why. The most action packed, tell like it is, no holds barred panel in the entire industry.

Dr. Chris Hartnett Global Media, LLC.
Michael Gilmour
Michaell Berkens The and
John Ferber
Daniel Law
Adam Dicker Domain Consulting Group Ltd.
Ammar Kubba,
Jeffrey Gabriel

Location: Ritz Seminar Hall

T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Closing Party and Celebration! Dessert, Coffee Beer and Wine.


Congratulations!! Another TRAFFIC Show under your belt. Come and congratulate the auction winners and congratulate yourself on a job well done. We kept you busy. We brought the right KEY people together. Your time was not wasted with unqualified folks that waste others time for a living. TRAFFIC is TRAFFIC for a reason and this is the moment you step back and realize how much your life has changed in just a few days. You realize your tank is full and you can't wait to start employing all the ideas that were born.

Come celebrate a collective success. Celebrate that out of 7 BILLION people on this planet, it comes down to 300-400 that can make an immediate impact on your life. Together at one place and at one time. That my friends is the MAGIC OF TRAFFIC!!

More than Priceless!! Life Changing because that is our goal and we have changed the lives and destiny of many over 9 years and 22 shows. Delray Beach, Silicon Valley, Las Vegas, New York City, Orlando, Miami Beach, Vancouver, Dublin, Prague, Milan, Australia, Fort Lauderdale and Las Vegas again in May 2013. See you there!

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