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Domain Roundtable 2008: San Francisco

Updated: Message came in from the conference organizers:

I received quite a few emails and calls this morning from people forgetting to reserve their hotel room at the discounted rate that ended yesterday. DON’T PANIC !!! The hotel has agreed to extend our rate until April 7. Our rate of $239 is only for the days of the conference with an April 18 check-in and April 21 check-out. Any additional dates around this will be charged current hotel rate pricing. To take advantage of our rate though, you must book with our Domain Roundtable code. Go to the venue section of the website or you can call the hotel, (415) 512-1111, and tell them you are a Domain Roundtable attendee.

Today is the last day to book the Domain Roundtable conference hotel at the discount rate, so if you haven’t yet take a look. It’s the Palace Hotel, dead-center in San Francisco. I often stay at other-than-the-official-conference-hotel when I travel, because I’m different that way, but in this case the Palace is the “other” hotel I would have chosen.

If you register you can get $100 off by first joining DomainTools.com as a Gold member (it’s a month-to-month thing.. no contract term). A cheap ‘n easy way to cut $100 bucks off the reg fee. I think the discount is tiered… so if you are a Silver or Elite member, the discount might be different. Just log in to your account and the discount code appears in the announcement right in front of you.

Last year’s Domain Roundtable in Seattle was an eye-opener for me as an SEO. It was the first “domainer conference” I attended, and the combination of SEO and domaining was such a natural I think many of us on both sides of the aisle were dumbfounded that the two groups hadn’t been mingling more closely all along.

When you look at how SEO, what I call “competitive webmastering“, and the business of domaining have aligned themselves with each other over the past 2 years, attending this one is a no-brainer for me. Whether you call it “domain development” or “internet publishing” doesn’t really matter… the entrepreneurs are all interested in monetization and asset development. Many of the brightest people I have met in the industry were at Domain Roundtable last year.

I’m fortunate to be able to attend the whole show this time so if you’re in San Francisco or will also be visiting to attend Domain Roundtable and want to get together, drop me a line. I hope to invade Natasha’s favorite dive bar at some point, which has this Yelp review:

What prevents me from giving this place 5 stars are the patrons of this bar. The people here are like graduated hipsters who now work cool 9-5 jobs and drink wine on a regular basis. Pretentious comes to mind. You can be classy and sophisticated without being rude. Nothing against the bar, but the patrons who go into it spoil my fun time.

How could i visit San Francisco and not experience that for myself?

Check out the Domain Roundtable conference and the Agenda, including the SEO Panel.

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2 Responses to “Domain Roundtable 2008: San Francisco”

  1. Brian Provost Says:

    What day do you get into SF? I think I am up there until late afternoon on the 18th. Maybe we can meet up for a drink.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Looks like a great conference, budget is tight this year, but next year I would love to attend. I will be heading out to AdTech SF and Affiliate Summit in Boston.

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