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1st Ever Domain Name Conference! Part 2


dean shannonDeanfest..if you attended, you’ll never forget it. If you didn’t, you’ll never stop hearing about it! It wasn’t a conference though. It was a gathering held at  the Beverly Wilshire and sponsored by Dean Shannon (left) of Dark Blue Sea. It was the unveiling of their new product – I don’t think it was dubbed Deanfest til after the gathering though. Most of the attendees were members of Ricks old private forum and though we had spent our days together in Ricks “virtual” living room, most had never met. We all returned so pumped up that all of (Ricks) board members together crowd sourced the first TRAFFIC. Cash, skills, brains, resources..they were all dumped into a pot and out came TRAFFIC. All because we wanted so badly to reproduce the magic of Deanfest!  So now you that Deanfest wasn’t a conference. You know that Ricks board members collectively built the first TRAFFIC. So was TRAFFIC the first domain conference. No! We’ll get to that, but first enjoy some pics from Deanfest. How many of them can you name? Again Courtesy of Marcia Lynn Walker df792 Roy and Scott s2Bucko, Howard, Franky and Steven

1st Ever Domain Name Conference! Part 1


So what was the first domain conference?

Some think that Deanfest in October 2002 was the first domain conference. It was the first time many of us actually met face to face and those of us who were lucky enough to attend still think of it as a  life changing event. We had all “known” each, corresponded via forums, both public and private, and had done business with each other. Very few of us had ever actually met another domainer.

One domainer and very good friend of mine, just wasn’t satisfied with this. Marcia Lynn Walker. So she set out on her own journey around the USA to meet some of her online friends. Here is a little bit of her story just copied in her own words except where noted with (DM).. Notice the use of handles back then..never do that again! Brand yourself! You’re going to love these old pics!

BREAKING: Frank Schilling Farted


Frank Schilling, according to Jeff Gabriel, farts ten times a day. That’s four episodes of flatulence less than the average person according to Facts on Farts.

Mr. Schilling applied for the New G .fart but had to settle for the German version – .farfrompoopin.

This got me to wondering about other domainers and whether or not they fart too. I found the following list of fart rated domainers tucked away in the DNJournal archives:

eMail Bloopers

E-Mail Bloopers


When sending email, I have learned through the years to check, double check and triple check everything in or about my email before clicking that send button!

This blooper happened in my first years as a domainer I was the “sender”.

I had received a request for info on one of my domain names that was for sale. I was so excited that I wrote to a good friend and domaining colleague and outlined how had researched the buyer and was going to get the best price possible.  I didn’t word it that politely. I think there were terms like “bleed”, “deep pockets” all the usual domainer trash talking. As soon as I hit “send” I realized I had sent it to the potential buyer instead of to my friend. Oooops! No Sale!!