Webfest Global Conference Will Showcase Leading Experts In Domain Investing,
SEM, SEO, Social Media and Mobile Monetization
New Conference Mobile App Will Accelerate Networking Opportunities
LOS ANGELES -- January 29, 2013
DomainSponsor®, the online traffic monetization business of Oversee.net® and
organizer of the annual Webfest Global^TM conference, announced today its
comprehensive agenda and speaker roster for Webfest Global 2013 to be held
February 5-7, 2013 at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica, California.
The agenda at the three-day conference will cover a variety of topics designed
to provide online marketing executives and entrepreneurs with the latest tips
and insights for acquiring, converting, and monetizing web and mobile
*Panel discussion on how to predict which new gTLDs will be winners.
*Workshop on how to calculate a fair price for buying or selling a domain
*Interactive workshop with renowned, landing page optimization expert, Tim
*Mobile user and advertising trends presentation by Henry Tam from
Millennium Media, Publisher of the S.M.A.R.T.™ Report.
*The annual PITCHfest contest that gives Internet entrepreneurs a chance to
*“Dine with the Experts” program at breakfast or lunch, providing attendees
with an opportunity to make a reservation at the table with the expert of
*A fireside chat with entrepreneur and social media expert Kim Kardashian,
moderated by Oversee.net CEO Debra Domeyer.
*A live domain name auction, offering simultaneous online real-time
bidding, hosted by Moniker.com and SnapNames.com.
*Three elaborate networking dinner parties at Santa Monica Place (Tuesday),
under the Shuttle Endeavor at the California Science Center (Wednesday),
and the Magic Castle (Thursday).
Panels and Expert Panelists
*New gTLDs and IDN gTLDs: How to Predict Winners and Losers – Panelists
will discuss various strategies that new gTLD registries will deploy to
win over consumers and businesses.
*Phil Corwin serves as Counsel to the Internet Commerce Association,
representing its members in Washington, D.C. and beforeICANN
*Dan Schindler co-founded Donuts in 2009 and oversees sales and
marketing programs. A seasoned technology executive, Dan has
developed businesses his entire career.
*Andrew Snow leads Globabel Holdings, an IDN development and
investment company that holds the world’s largest
multilingualpremium generic and geo IDN portfolio.
*Tim Switzer, COO/CFO, DotGreen Community Inc., has extensive
experience in the domain industryand at ICANN. He worked at Neustar,
Inc. where he led the Domain NameRegistry business unit.
*Domain Monetization Options beyond Parking -- This session will discuss
recent alternative monetization strategies that have shown promise for
*Jay Chapman is a serial entrepreneur. He leads Digimedia’s mission as
creator, incubator, developer, investor and/or advisor for a spectrum
of start-ups and emerging companies.
*Michael Gilmour, a domain investor for over 10 years, cofounded
ParkLogic, which both maximizes domain revenue and manages domain
portfolios as valuable assets.
*Branden Pollock is a domainer and serial entrepreneur who owns
several online and offline companies, including Legal Brand
*Lavin Punjabi is President and COO of Affinity, a leading online
advertising network. He has rich and varied experience of almost a
decade in the online advertising industry.
*Zappy Zapolin is the visionary behind Internet brands, including
Music.com, Beer.com, Computer.com, Creditcards.com, Debt.com,
Diamond.com and PrescriptionDrugs.com.
*How to Negotiate a Fair Price for a Domain – Experts will discuss
qualitative and quantitative approaches for assessing the value of a
*Morgan Linton is the founder of Los Angeles-based Linton Investments,
a domain name investment firm that specializes in helping startups
find and acquire domain names.
*Paul Nicks is responsible for strategic growth and development of
GoDaddy’s aftermarket product division.
*Andrew Rosener leads MediaOptions and is an active domain investor.
He has been buying domain names since 1998.
*SEO Keywords, Content and Links – This session will offer a fast, deep
dive into the strategies needed to avoid being bitten by the Panda and the
*Joanna Lord currently heads up SEOmoz’s lifecycle marketing efforts.
She is a well-known social media enthusiast and conference speaker.
*Christian Neeser is Product Manager for SEO, Acquisition and
Optimization, MyLife.com, which features over 400 million indexed
pages on Google.
*Aaron Shear is MD/CEO for Boost Search Marketing and has been
personally responsible for $4 billion in increased revenues for
companies since the 1990s.
*Danny Sullivan is Editor-In-Chief of Search Engine Land. He is
considered a leading search engine expert and journalist and has
written about search for nearly 15 years.
*PPC, Retargeting, Affiliate, Social – This panel will provide tips as well
as the pros and cons of acquiring traffic via each of these channels.
*Adam Epstein is President and Chief Operating Officer of
adMarketplace. He is responsible for managing day-to-day business
*Peter Hamilton has helped to pioneer change in performance marketing
and garnered clients, such as Zynga, Beachmint, Intuit, Rackspace,
SEOmoz, and Sears.
*Merry Morud specializes in social media marketing, full-contact
Facebook advertising, and deep psychographic research. She has spoken
at multiple industry conferences.
*Jay Weintraub heads up the company that develops and promotes the
LeadsCon and LoCo Summit (previously Daily Deal Summit) conference
*Engaging and Converting Mobile Users – This panel will discuss user
experience design and conversion best practices for native apps, web apps
and responsive sites.
*Bardia Dejban founded Lolay, which has launched dozens of mobile and
web software projects for organizations, such as Thomson Reuters,
eHarmony, and MyLife.com.
*William Hsu is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of MuckerLab. He has
spent his career as a start-up entrepreneur and an executive of a
Fortune 100 company.
*Greg Sterling has multiple roles as a contributing editor, senior
analyst, and founder of Sterling Market Intelligence, a consulting
firm focused on the Internet's impact on offline consumer behavior.
*Acquiring Mobile Users on a Restricted Budget – This panel will offer a
variety of tactics and best practices for acquiring mobile users on a
*Cindy Krum is the author of Mobile Marketing: Finding Your Customers
No Matter Where They Are. She brings fresh and creative ideas to her
clients, providing on-site training and workshops as well as speaking
at national and international trade events.
*Bryson Meunier is a primary architect of Resolution Media’s natural
search product and ClearTarget™ Digital Behavior Analysis.
*Gary Rudolph founded Lolay, which specializes in cross-platform
development and marketing of mobile applications for several premier
brands with a rich domain experience.
Kim Kardashian will have a fireside chat with Oversee.net CEO Debra
Domeyer asking a series of questions related to Ms. Kardashian’s current
and future entrepreneurial endeavors.
2.Rapid-fire Live Landing Page Critiques
Tim Ash will offer some quick and actionable tips to immediately improve
website performance. He is the author of the bestselling bookLanding Page
Optimization, and CEO ofSiteTuners, a firm that specializes in improving
website conversion rates
3.Mobile Advertising Trends
Henry Tam will discuss which verticals are currently seeing the best
returns for their mobile advertising dollars and discuss a number of
insights on how to optimize mobile advertising strategies related to
content, design, and placement.
4.Welcome and Opening Presentation
Debra Domeyer, CEO of Oversee.net, will speak on the latest web and mobile
developments impacting domain investors and online marketers.
The complete agenda, including links to panelist and speaker bios, is
available at: http://webfestglobal.com/agenda.
Moniker|SnapNames Live Domain Name Auction
Moniker|SnapNames will be hosting a live, premium domain name auction at
Webfest Global 2013 on Wednesday, February 6th from 4:00 – 5:30pm PST. An
extended online domain auction will start on Tuesday, February 5^th and end at
3:15pm EST on Thursday, March 8^th. To view domain names included in the
auction, including opening bid ranges, go to:
Conference registration is $1,295 and includes admission to all sessions,
exhibit hall, daily breakfasts, daily lunches and official dinner networking
parties at unique venues, plus access to a new mobile app offering personal
event calendar and attendee networking features. The new mobile app will be
available on Feb. 4, 2013. To register, visit
The entire Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica has been reserved
exclusively for the conference to provide attendees with an intimate,
distraction-free environment that maximizes networking opportunities. For
information on the hotel, please visit http://webfestglobal.com/hotel.
About Webfest Global^TM
Founded in 2006 by DomainSponsor®, the direct navigation traffic monetization
division of Oversee.net, Webfest Global (formerly DOMAINfest®) is a conference
series that brings domain industry and online marketing professionals together
to learn, network and do business. Content and speakers offer insights, tips
and the latest best practices in areas such as web and mobile user
acquisition, conversion and monetization, plus updates on how regulatory and
ICANN policies impact domain name owners and brand marketers worldwide.
Attendees include domain publishers, internet entrepreneurs and a wide range
of online marketing executives and service providers. For more information,
please visit http://webfestglobal.com.
Oversee.net® is a leader in online performance marketing. Using proprietary
technology, it helps advertisers acquire valuable, pre-qualified leads. Its
DomainSponsor® business unit pioneered the monetization of direct navigation
traffic in 2002 and now operates one of the largest PPC and CPV traffic
networks in the world with over 250 million unique visitors per month.
Oversee’s owned and operated online web businesses in the travel, retail and
consumer finance verticals produce over 14 million high-converting leads per
month for advertisers by providing users with the information they need to
make smart purchase decisions. Oversee also owns Webfest Global^TM, a
conference series for domain investors and online marketing professionals.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, Oversee has offices in New York City and
Frankfurt, Germany. For more information, please visit http://oversee.net.
VP, Marketing & Communications
(213) 408-0080 x1342
Oversee Corp Communications
Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.