Rick Schwartz is widely known as The Domain King, and he is the man who co-founded T.R.A.F.F.I.C. with his long-time friend and business partner, Howard Neu. Rick's start in the domain industry came in the mid-1990's, when he recognized generic names would have high value as more people went online. He credits his ability to see have seen this trend in domain names to his experience with '800' numbers, and he always has maintained the easier a name is to remember, the higher volume of traffic that name will get.
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You may also read Rick's insights about the domain industry at RicksBlog.com.
Howard Neu is well known as The Internet Lawyer, and as the smooth moderator of T.R.A.F.F.I.C. He and Rick Schwartz co-founded T.R.A.F.F.I.C. after co-hosting a domain industry "meet-ups" in 2002. The interest in those meetings, and their success, became the impetus behind the first T.R.A.F.F.I.C. in 2004.
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You may also read Howard's domain and legal insights at NeusNews.com.
Barbara is Howard Neu's wife, and she has long been known as one of the Ambassadors of T.R.A.F.F.FI.C., working with Alina Schwartz to make sure all registered guests get just what they need and are kept very happy with the show. She has worked with T.R.A.F.F.I.C. since it began in 2004.
Barbara works the registration desk, with Alina, and helps get everyone "plugged in" to the conference. She is also the "Official Photographer" of T.R.A.F.F.I.C., and she has taken, literally, thousands of photographs of the event through the years. She continually posts new photos from the show on Facebook and works to preserve the history of T.R.A.F.F.I.C., as much as guide its future.
Alina is Rick Schwartz 's wife and has been involved in TRAFFIC since its inception in 2004. Alina wrote about herself, "I am the smiling face with an accent!"
She works the registration desk, together with Barbara Neu, and is responsible for getting all of the registrants signed into the show. She also helps with the needs of all the people and companies attending the show.
Alina has extended everyone a very warm "Welcome to T.R.A.F.F.I.C." for the 2011 show.
Ray Neu is the son of Barbara and Howard Neu, and he has become a domain investor in his own right. He has participated in the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. shows since they started, and has remained extremely active in the show and the domain industry, even while attending college.
Ray works closely with the registrants to make sure their needs are met from the time they register, guiding every attendee through the nuances of the show and the critical networking. He also is the bridge between the speakers, the exhibitors and the A/V people, Eddie Machado and Danny Pryor.
Danny Pryor is the "image voice" behind the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. video presentations, having narrated his first video introduction for T.R.A.F.F.I.C. in 2006. He has been editing the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. video presentations since the 2007 New York show, and he is the developer of the current T.R.A.F.F.I.C. website.
Danny is also a key component of audio portion of the A/V presentation for the show, using his years of media and broadcasting experience to make certain the audio engineering works without a hitch.
He is also a domain investor and developer who started maintaining websites in 2000, and started the first incarnation of his media design company, Rodan Media, in 2001.
Eddie is one of those stuanch professionals that shines through his work. He first began working with T.R.A.F.F.I.C. when the shows were staged in Europe, in 2010. Eddie's attention to detail and ability to respond to dynamic situations made him a critical part of the program.
Eddie came back to the show for TRAFFIC 2012 in Fort Laudedale, and he will join us in Las Vegas at the Bellagio.
While it is rumored Eddie wears Panama Jack hats, we can only confirm he actually lived in Panama for a time. As for wearing hats, we will see about that in Vegas, baby!
Perhaps the only member of the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. family with more hair than Danny Pryor, Freddy Von Schnauzer is the beloved pup of Rick Schwartz, a virtual mascot of T.R.A.F.F.I.C. and already a video star in his own right. Freddy appeared in Rick Schwartz's thank you address, on video, in 2010, during the Epik Developer Awards presentation.
Those who attended T.R.A.F.F.I.C. South Beach 2010 are quite familiar with Freddy, as he was with Rick and Alina at the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Cabanas, as an ambassador for all those who attended the first cabana networking, at the Loews Hotel.
Look for Freddy Von Schnauzer when you're attending T.R.A.F.F.I.C.