I am going to come out and tell you that I have never had a better start to September than this one. Yes, as I go on and complete my one year journey with blogging, the DomainFest Asia event became the perfect conclusion to it. Therefore, here I am, disclosing the sneak-peeks of my first trip abroad! DOMAINfest Asia was the brainchild of DOMAINfest/Namescon Co-Founder and Producer Jothan Frakes, DotAsia
Organisation CEO Edmon Chung and Allegravita CEO Simon Cousins.
DomainFest Asia 2015 was a glimpse into the unending potential of the Domain industry and how it has helped and can help numerous business people around the globe create successful ventures. I myself was so inspired by my talks and interviews with these experts who have created their own markets and loyal followings based on the top notch and innovative quality of their services. For me DomainFest was one of the life changing experience and I learned lot of things in domaining business from speakers and domainers present out there. You must attend these events to get knowldege of domaining and know how domaining can be profitable business. But remember it takes lot of hard work to be big shot domainer in market.
What is DomainFest Asia?
It is an annual event which takes place at plush locations all across Asia. This year it was held from September 4th till the 7th at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Macau. It calls in international domain marketers, online enthusiasts and careerists to come together and discuss many important aspects of the Domaining and online industry like market trends, future predictions, training sessions and a lot more. Awesome entrepreneurs and businessmen come together to brainstorm on game changing ideas.
Key Takaways from DomainFest Asia 2015:
- Keep working on your ideas
- Dont give up
- Have multiple resource of Income streams
- Learn from experts
- Follow mentors in your industry always
- Read good blogs in your stream to increase knowledge.
If you follow all these tips above I am sure nobody is going to stop you from achieving your dreams. I have interviewed many top Domainers at Domainfest. I will share the videos soon with each of them. So do subscribe my YouTube Channel to get updates.
According to my experience, it is a nurturing environment for young entrepreneurs like us!
I was planning this trip for two months and finally the day came when I along with my friends and colleagues boarded the plane to Macau. It was a special moment for me as it was my first trip abroad. I felt a sense of pride as I had, in my own little terms, achieved something substantial!
As soon as we landed, I knew from the view outside that the total experience was going to be exhilarating.
The sheer amount of sponsors made me realise the actual scale of the event
The event started with a grand opening at the Hyatt. It was sponsored by leading firms like .club, igloo, 4.cn and many more. The day involved a lot of training sessions and workshops where we learnt a lot about the Domaining industry and its potential in the current .com boom.
We met successful businessmen like Jothan Frakes who is the co-producer of NamesCon, another giant annual Domaining event, Greg Tripleg and Michael Flippone. These guys told me a lot about the industry, I learnt a lot of them and will be sharing their interviews and related articles soon!
The evenings and nights meant fun. I increasingly saw that how successful businesspeople maintain an almost perfect work life balance. That was it! I indulged on my own and took part in the revels with full enthusiasm.
We did it all, from taking boat rides, riding in hummer limos to losing some cash in the casino. It was fun! The brilliant food which complemented these gatherings was just an icing on a very large and sumptuous cake.
DomainFest Asia was a brilliant experience. The one thing I learnt from it is that your business aim should be to take to that point where business is fun! In a nutshell, I can say that we had a lot of fun and a lot of learning. Altogether, I left Macau with high spirits, having learnt many new tricks of the trade and connected to a dynamic group of people.
Over to You
In the time to come, I will be launching and posting many intricate details about what I learnt and how I am going to use it in the form of posts, interviews and videos.
Also if you If you want to look further out, DOMAINfest Asia has already announced a return of Domainfest for 2016. That show is to be held September 19-22, 2016 in Hong Kong with the venue still to be named. I am sure this is going to be super exciting and this time it will bring industry top domain leaders under a roof.
Stay tuned for updates!
The platform is all set and so am I