The T.R.A.F.F.I.C. team, led by Rick Schwartz, created an industry when none existed and forged important relationships with like-minded individuals via life-changing shows with a purpose and opportunity. Relationships and dividends that will last a lifetime.
10 years later, we have a thriving industry with numerous public companies and total commerce measured in the Billions of dollars. We have proven that great .com domain names have gone up faster in value than any other commodity ever know to man. We have proven that the domain name is the lifeline of your business going forward, and picking a great and easy-to-remember domain name is perhaps the most important key to the success of any online venture.
While brick and mortar stores can cost millions to build, years to get opened and many large recurring expenses all to serve only a very small geographical area, a high profile domain name allows you to expand your reach throughout the world at a much lower cost and a bigger reward.
So thanks for 10 great years and be well until next we cross paths.
~ Rick Schwartz
The 10th Anniversary of T.R.A.F.F.I.C. is a historic occasion that will be held at an historic hotel, the Fontainebleau on Miami Beach!
Our Domain Names generate in excess of 20 Million visitors every single day of the year, almost all by "Direct Navigation" or "Type Ins" to the browser bar. It is the most potent traffic you can get. It is real eyeballs with an intent for something specific. Today they go to Yahoo! and Google for PENNIES only to be sold back to you for DOLLARS!
That means this: Every single year our domains generate an amount of traffic greater than the entire population of the planet! And we can not say it enough: Nearly every single visit comes from direct navigation. Not Google. Not Bing. Not Yahoo.
Our visitors come to our sites because they are looking for something.
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. is known the world over as the must-attend conference for serious and successful domain investors, and where ever the show has been, entrepreneurs, investors and successful business people have joined us for networking, fun and making the deal!
Serious domain investors attend T.R.A.F.F.I.C. No conference in the world has ever matched the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Show for its opportunity and dedication to business; no show has ever made that business happen in a setting so befitting the most profitable investment industry ever!
Whether you are looking to partner with other domainers, trade your investments or acquire new ones, T.R.A.F.F.I.C. is the only show that brings together the top-tier members of the domain industry, consistently demonstrating the imact of T.R.A.F.F.I.C.for serious domain investors! When you are serious about business, T.R.A.F.F.I.C. is the conference trusted by the biggest and best to open new and continuing opportunities for investors in the domain space. Your attendance at T.R.A.F.F.I.C. will help you capitalize on "The Fastest Growing Investments In History!"
There is no other way to say it, because the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Show is the preeminent venue for serious domain investors. T.R.A.F.F.I.C. is the Gold Standard, and 2014 marks our 10TH ANNIVERSARY! No other show has generated more business or so endured. Period!
From the first show in 2004 and to cities around the world, only T.R.A.F.F.I.C. has been able to deliver a consistent and visionary message about the opportunities available to people and to the domain industry. It was T.R.A.F.F.I.C. that pioneered the first-ever live domain auctions, and it was T.R.A.F.F.I.C. that introduced our legendary keynote speakers, including Steve Forbes, Barbara Corcoran and 2010's keynote, Simon Bailey, who was so impressed by the show and its powerhouse guests he became a conference attendee!
The keynote speakers of T.R.A.F.F.I.C. are, quite literally, on the Who's Who list of most successful business people in the world. You will recognize the names immediately.
The immense knowledge, experience, insight and foresight shared by our keynote speakers can not be overstated. It would be worth the show price just to see these powerful and successful entrepreneurs, but this is only part of the immense value T.R.A.F.F.I.C. brings to investors and to you!
The keynote speakers have included these extraordinary people:
Ben Stein is known for his many acting roles, but his experience as a writer, economist and attorney is unparalleled. Ben has a degree in economics from Columbia University, and he was a speech writer for President Richard Nixon long before he played a high school teacher in Ferris Beuller's Day Off.
Tom Gardner is best known as the man who, with his older brother David, started The Motley Fool in 1993. The company has become a powerful mover and shaker in the world of investment and economics, guiding new and seasoned investors, alike. Among the most notable features of The Motley Fool is Tom's ability to welcome challenges to his own analyses.
The founder of Travelocity.com, and current chairman of Kayak.com, Terry has had his finger on the pulse of the Internet since before it was called, "The Internet". Jones was and remains on the Board of Directors of Sabre, Inc., which is the name that emerged from the first computerized airline reservations systems in the 1960's. That system was called was called SABRE, an acronym for Semi-Automated Business-Related Environment.
Steve Forbes describes himself as a "recovering politician," but he was in fine form the evening he addressed T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Forbes' insight is unmatched in the areas of business relationships, verticals, networks, supply-chain, human capital, and every facet of successful entrepreneurialism. Anyone listening to his address at T.R.A.F.F.I.C. would have known the 2008 banking crisis was coming, because Forbes predicted it that night!
Jim McCann is the perfect spokesman for the entrepreneur who uses technology to disrupt the status quo. He was once offered a paltrty $10,000 by FTD for his 1-800-Flowers telephone number, being told by the floral giant that his ideas about the flower business were all wrong. Of course, history has proved him right!
Barbara Corcoran was among the first big real estate brokers in Mahattan to use on online sales tool, and she described the success of their first online sale in the early 1990's. It shook the New York real estate world to its foundation, and The Corcoran Group - it was already successful then - suddenly exploded in size to become the premiere brokerage in NYC. Today, Barbara shares her insight as a contributing economist on MSNBC.
Everyone knows Don King's success in the boxing world, but what many domain investors learned was that Don King is a successful entrepreneur because he forges the right kind of partnerships. He was the surprise guest speaker during T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East 2010, detailing his vision of a world with potent and ever-growing business verticals, with a need to share success with others.