On Thursday, the Southern California Domainers will be enjoying networking, beverages and tacos at the XYZ Santa Monica offices. With TheChallenge.XYZ and ABC.XYZ, this really is a great time to have a meetup with Daniel Negari and his team. When I spoke to Daniel about planning this meetup I had no idea how much publicity was about to manifest itself around his company.
It’s been one hell of a ride so far and I’m only speaking from an outside perspective. I can only imagine the energy that is bouncing off the XYZ walls. Daniel and his company have brought gTLDs to the mainstream and they are getting more coverage than any gTLD out there. I think it is safe to say that they are getting more coverage than just about any domain extension at this time. Heck, I don’t even remember .COM getting this type of positive publicity.
In addition to that, two new judges for TheChallenge.XYZ will be announced at the meetup! If you are in the Los Angeles area, make sure to join us! It will definitely be another great event! You can RSVP for the event here!
Regardless of how you feel about the .XYZ extension, Daniel Negari and his dream team are going to be getting a whole lot more exposure.
What does this mean for domain investors?
This means that the investment world will be exposed directly to the .XYZ extension. I say investment world, because this news hit the investment world first. Don’t believe me? Take a look at the stock price for both GOOG and GOOGL. Yep, they are going crazy during after hours trading.
There’s no need for me to quote the prices here, but the news was received positively on several different fronts.
CNBC and many other outlets have already published the news to the masses. Here’s one article that I found entertaining:
Negari is quoted saying that the extension received 250 names registered in the last 60 seconds following Google’s announcement.
I wonder what that count is up to now. I am sure plenty of you are wondering that as well. If you are attending the next Southern California Domainers Meetup, you’ll have a chance to actually ask that question.
If you haven’t RSVP’d, make sure to do so now!
A big thanks goes to Uniregistry for providing the platform for an amazing evening full of education, networking and fun! The first Southern California Domainers Meetup of the year was a success and I am happy to say that the Los Angeles domaining scene is alive and kicking. I couldn’t of asked for a better company to host the meetup!
Bret Fausett, Cheryl Fidelman, Miguel Sanchez and Frank Schilling were all responsible for making this night happen. This team includes some of the best minds that the domain industry has to offer and they all work for the same company! That’s one heck of a power circle!
Uniregistry is making quite an effort to connect to domain investors of all levels. It isn’t just about the big investors any longer. In order for this industry to survive we need fresh blood and I was glad to meet fresh faces that I had never seen before. That’s when I can truly say that I have accomplished my goal. One of the main reasons why I started the Southern California Domainers back in 2008 was to spread awareness about investing in domains.
That goal was certainly accomplished and I owe it to all of you! As a quick recap, the night started off with food, drinks and all out networking. After everyone had a chance to meet new faces and reconnect with old friends, we all headed into the conference room where Page Howe gave an impressive presentation. One of my favorite moments was seeing both Page and Frank passionately discussing the state of the industry. You had to of been there to of witnessed this.
Luckily, I was able to grab some video footage which is a wealth of information. If enough people tell me that they want me to post the video, then guess what I will do? I will post the video! I’m only going to do this if there are enough of you who personally reach out to me!
With that said here is one picture that I really feel captured the evening!
For those of you who are interested in attending our next meetup. It will most likely be held on August 20th and it will be sponsored by the folks at .XYZ! Make sure to mark your calendars as another thrilling evening is in the works!