8:00 am –

9:15 am

Breakfast Dolby Ballroom –Salon 3 plus terrace seating

Registration- Dolby Theater

Exhibit Hall Opens (Salon3)

9:30 am –

10:00 am

CEO Welcome Address- Dolby Ballroom (Salon 1 & 2)

Debra Domeyer, CEO Oversee.net

Dwayne Walker, SVP Oversee.net and DomainSponsor

10:00 am-

11:00 am

Keynote- Dolby Ballroom (Salon 1 & 2)

Gary Vaynerchuk

New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author and social media expert

11:15 am-12:00 pm

gTLDs and Registrars Track

Salon 6

The New gTLD Land-Grab.


Moderator: Daniel Schindler Co-Founder & EVP – Donuts Inc.

Panelist 1 – Steve Banfield, SVP & GM, Registrar Services for Rightside

Panelist 2 – Raymond King, CEO, Top Level Design LLC

An overview of the gTLD landscape, and who the players are.

Domain Monetization Track


Salon 5

How to Build a Diversified Domain Business Beyond Parking.

Moderator – Michael Cyger, Publisher, DomainSherpa.com

Panelist 1 – Luke Webster, Founder, TheShaveNetwork.com

Panelist 2 – Bill Karamouzis, CEO, TeachMe Inc.

Panelist 3 – David Fairley, Founder & President, Websiteproperties.com

Panelist 4 – Jon Yau, Owner, StockPhoto.com


Learn how to build a successful domain business beyond just domain parking. Open discussion on domain sales, affiliates, website build-outs and more.

Startups: Part I

Salon 4

Where are the Best Startup Opportunities

Moderator- Mike Jones, CEO Science Inc.

Panelist 1: Dave Carter, Co-founder and  Strategic Advisor at Amplify.LA

Panelist 2: Amir Banifatemi, Managing Partner, K5

Panelist 3:  William Hsu, Co-founder & partner, Mucker Capital

What are the best opportunities for startups in the next few years?  Where should startups be looking and where should investors be investing?

12:00 pm-1:30 pm

Lunch Break in Exhibit Hall- Dolby Ballroom (Salon 3 & Terraces)

1:45 pm-2:30 pm

gTLDs and Registrars

Winning Registry Strategies – Picking a Winning Horse In The gTLD Race

Moderator: Karen Bernstein, Principal, Bernstein IP

Panelist 1 – Colin Campbell, CEO, .CLUB Domains LLC

Panelist 2 – Daniel Negari, CEO .XYZ and .College

Panelist 3 – Daniel Schindler Co-Founder & EVP, Donuts Inc.

Domain Monetization

Domain Valuations – LIVE!

Moderator – Page Howe, Owner, JoeDomains.com & DomainOutlet.com

Panelist 1 – Amanda Waltz, Director of Sales & Acquisitions, Igloo.com

Panelist 2 – Dave Evanson, Senior Sales and Brokerage Consultant, Sedo.com

Panelist 3 – Ammar Kubba, CEO, Thought Convergence, Inc.


Industry experts appraise domains submitted by conference attendees.  Submit your domain for valuation in advance at appraisal@domainfest.com.

Startups: Part II

How Startups Can Buy Domain Names Like a Pro.

Moderator – Brad Wilkinson, Director of Product Management and Analytics, Oversee.net

Panelist 1 – Dwayne Walker– Sr.VP DomainSponsor

Panelist 2 – Morgan Linton – Founder, Linton Investments

Panelist 3 – Tessa Holcomb, Co-Founder & CEO, Igloo.com

How to successfully negotiate, make offers and purchase domain names for your startup.


2:45 pm -3:30 pm

gTLDs and Registrars

Rising Stars – Who’s Hot, Who’s Not and Who Has a Shot!

We will discuss and debate which gTLDs are the clear winners in the market and which are the ones to watch and why.

Moderator: Tina Dam, Co-founder, MyTLD

Panelist 1 – Aaron Grego, CEO, Punto 2012

Panelist 2 – Mohammad Salihie, Business Development Manager, 101domain.com

Panelist 3 – Bret Fausett, Esq. General Counsel, Uniregistry

Domain Monetization

Alternative Monetization.

Moderator – Jeff O’Neal, Director of Sales & Business Development, Oversee.net

Panelist 1 –Mateusz Drela, Dir. of Business Development  Zeropark

Panelist 2 ––Michael Onghai, CEO of Looksmart

Panelist 3 –-Jean Touboul, President and CEO of enContext

Using TrafficMatch.com and affiliate offers to increase your domain monetization.

Startups: Part III

How to Raise Capital for Your Domain, Mobile or Startup Business.

Moderator: Raj Beri, VP & GM, Online Travel

Panelist 1: David Siemer, Managing Partner,  Siemer Ventures

Panelist 2: Bill Chui, Co-founder of BPO Solutions

Panelist 3: Buck Jordan, Managing Partner, Canyon Creek Capital

Panelist 4: Alon Goren, Co-Founder and CEO, Invested.In


Learn how to raise capital from the Domain Community, Angel Investors, Crowdsourcing, Venture Capital (VCs) and Private Equity.

3:30 pm-4:00 pm

Coffee Break- (Salon 3) Salon 3- Exhibit Hall

4:00 pm-5:00 pm

General Session – (Salon 1 & 2)

.Sexy Rollout Success Story

 Bret Fausett, Esq. General Counsel, Uniregistry

Amanda Fessenden, Director of Industry Relations, Uniregistry

Ian Deveau, Marketing Associate, Uniregistry

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Welcome Reception and Dinner

Loews Pool and Terrace Area



8:30 am – 9:45 am

Breakfast Dolby Ballroom –Salon 3 plus terrace seating

Registration- Dolby Theater

Exhibit Hall Opens- Dolby Ballroom (Salon3)

10:00 am -11:00 am

Keynote- Dolby Ballroom (Salon 1 & 2)

Jeffrey Sass, CMO, .CLUB Domains, LLC

Follow the Money

How the new gTLD’s will change the brand marketing landscape and create opportunities for domain investors.

11:15 am -12:00 pm

gTLDs and Registrars

Untapped Opportunities for Promoting gTLDs

Using new business models to generate revenue.

Moderator: Andrew Allemann, Editor, DomainNameWire.com

Panelist 1 – Melissa Dafni, Marketing Strategist, Punto 2012

Panelist 2 – Bob Mountain, Chief Revenue Officer, Afternic.com

Domain Monetization

Aftermarket  Q & A Showdown

Moderator: Adam Dicker– CEO, Digital Intelligence, Inc.

 Panelist 1: Joe Styler, Director, Aftermarket Sales and Support, GoDaddy

Panelist 2 – Brad Lemire, VP, Business Development – Registrar/Registry Services North America, Sedo

Panelist 3 – Daniel Adamson, Sales Director, DomainNameSales.com

Panelist 4 – Brian Kleiner, Sales Executive, Afternic

What’s the best place to sell your names? Representatives from various platforms field questions on having success in a competitive aftermarket.

12:00 pm -1:30 pm

Lunch Break (Salon 3) – Exhibit Hall & Terrace Seating

DomainSponsor Elite Members Luncheon Meeting

Hancock Park Board Room- 3rd floor

1:45 pm -2:30 pm

gTLDs and Registrars

Self Regulation within the DNS Industry

Moderator: Raymond King, CEO, Top Level Design LLC

Panelist 1 – Akram Atallah, President Global Domains Division, ICANN

Panelist 2 – Reg Levy, VP Compliance + Policy, Minds + Machines

Panelist 3 – Steve Banfield, SVP & GM, Registrar Services for Rightside

Domain Monetization

Premium Domain Brokerage Life Cycle

Moderator: Braden Pollock, Founder, Legal Brand Marketing

Panelist 1: Andrew Rosener, CEO, Media Options

Panelist 2: Larry Fischer, GetYourDomain.com, Co-Founder, Smartname.com

Panelist 3: Alan Hack, President, Names Plus Marketing

The top domain brokers share their real world experiences from start to finish of how an end user sale happens.

2:45 pm-

3:30 pm

gTLDs and Registrars

ICANN update on gTLD roll-outs

Akram Atallah, President Global Domains Division, ICANN

Domain Monetization

Alternatives to Monetizing Your Mobile Traffic

Moderator: Vincent Meyer, VP Business and Publisher Development, Admarketplace

Panelist 1: Melissa Lai, Mobile Business Development Manager, Pulse Mobile – A GlobalWide Media Business

Panelist 2 – Michael Ritter, Senior Vice President of Business & Corporate Development, SGN

Panelist 3 – Mateusz Drela, Director of Business Development, Zeropark

Effective mobile monetization is a challenge that must begin with a careful evaluation of your traffic. Panelists will outline common pitfalls in mobile monetization, and discuss alternatives to traditional mobile monetization strategies.

3:30 pm -4:00 pm

Coffee Break – Exhibit Hall (Salon 3)

4:00 pm -5:00 pm

General Session (Salon 1&2)

Daniel Negari – Founder & CO, .xyz and .college

5:00 pm -6:00 pm

Networking Cocktail Hour- Exhibit Hall-( Salon 3)

7:30 pm- 11:00 pm

Private Concert with Stone Temple Pilots – Secret location

Hollywood &  Highland Center

(Please be prepared to show you DomainFest name badge for entry)


8:30 am – 9:45 am

Breakfast Dolby Ballroom –Salon 3 plus terrace seating

Registration-Dolby Theater

Exhibit Hall Opens Dolby Ballroom (Salon3)

10:00 am-11:00 am

Keynote- Dolby Ballroom (Salon 1 & 2)

Dan Schindler, Co-Founder, Donuts and Rich Merdinger, Vice President, Domains, GoDaddy

11:15 am -12:00 pm

gTLDs and Registrars

The Next Generation Registrars and Registry Services.

The engines behind gTLDs.

Moderator: Shayan Rostam, Production Manager, .xyz & .College

Panelist 1 – Rich Merdinger, Vice President, Domains, GoDaddy

Panelist 2 – Ben Crawford, Chief Executive Officer, CentralNic PLC

Domain Monetization

Strategies to Enhance Domain Value.

Moderator – Zappy Zapolin, Zappy.com

Panelist 1 – Adam Dicker, CEO, Digital Intelligence Inc.

Panelist 2 – Chad Folkening, President, Contrib

Panelist 3 – Michael Castello, President/CEO, Castello Cities Internet Network, Inc.

Building and selling websites and on-line business vs. selling domains.

12:00 pm -1:30 pm

Lunch Break-  Ballroom Exhibit Hall (Salon 3) plus Terrace Seating

1:45 pm -2:30 pm

gTLDs and Registrars

Risks and Limitations

Moderator: William A. Delgado, Partner, Willenken Wilson Loh & Delgado LLP

Panelist 1 –Karen Bernstein, Principal, Bernstein IP

Panelist 2 – Kelly Hardy, North America Business Development, .ME


Panelist 3 – Don C. Moody, J.D., M.S., New gTLD Disputes


The brand, trademark, and legal issues of owning gTLDs.

Domain Monetization


Moderator –  Mike Mothner, Founder & CEO, Wpromote

Panelist 1 – Jason Hennessey, Co-Founder, EverSpark Interactive

Panelist 2 – Mike Floyd, Managing Partner, Highly Relevant

Panelist 3 – Rick Egan, VP, The Search Agency

 Our panelists discuss the changing world of SEO and what’s needed to stay on top.

2:45 pm -3:30 pm gTLDs and Registrars

How Long Until This Pays Off?

Building long term value around gTLDs. Buying and holding gTLDs vs. reselling & flipping.

Moderator: Victor Pitts, Director of Domain Services, Above.com

Panelist 1- Alan Dunn, SVP Acquisitions and Divestments , Domain Holdings

Panelist 2 – Mr. Pinky Brand, VP Strategy & Partner Relations, TLD Registry Ltd.

Panelist 3 – Steven Kaziyev, Managing Director, YourBrand.com

Domain Monetization

How to Best Optimize Your Traffic

Moderator – Michael Gilmour, Founder, ParkLogic

Panelist 1 – Brad Wilkinson, Director of Product Management and Analytics, DomainSponsor

Panelist 2 – David Warmuz, President, Above.com

Learn how to find the best keyword and lander combinations based on your traffic. We’ll show you how to optimize and monetize based on international, mobile platforms and vertical industries.

3:30 pm -3:45 pm

Coffee Break- Exhibit Hall (Salon 3)

4:00 pm -5:00 pm

General Session (Salon 1 & 2)

 .Bar Rollout Success Story

Aaron Grego, CEO, Punto 2012 and Melissa Dafni, Marketing Strategist, Punto 2012

5:00 pm  – 6:00 pm

Networking Cocktail Hour- Exhibit Hall (Salon 3)

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

An evening at SkyBar at The Mondrian Hotel Sunset Boulevard

Buses will depart Loews Hotel at  6:15 pm to go to SkyBar