Just a few updates from Rick Schwartz

Good Afternoon folks!!

Just wanted to list a few updates since March.

TRAFFIC at Disney World was not the biggest TRAFFIC but it was certainly the best by all accounts of people that were actually there. Here is the DNJournal review. Many others have blogged and written about it as well.

NPR covers the auction
Acro's take
DomainNews Interview at TRAFFIC

It was quite a magical week and we expect to be back there in early 2010 after shows in New York in September, Australia in November and then just 2 scheduled USA shows in 2009. One in Silicon Valley and then back to New York City. The costs to put on shows like this and the costs involved in coming to TRAFFIC are both very high. We know it is out of the reach of the part time or casual enthusiast, but I hope in time they too will have good fortune and be in a position to attend.
We do our best in bringing price levels down the earlier you book. So we hope that helps folks reach the level this conference was designed for. Those that dislike our pricing don't understand what we try to do and try to create and ultimately have been successful accomplishing. It is something money can't buy. Only faith in being able to see and then seize great opportunity when it passes in front of you is the price of this ticket. Folks that come to TRAFFIC don't really 'Pay' to come. That's a myth. They get 'Rewarded' with money making opportunity. They get 'Rewarded' by making face to face deals with ones in positions to make those deals. They get 'rewarded' with dividends at each and every corner. So that is the truth as well as the secret of what happens at TRAFFIC. We create a very special atmosphere and circumstance and then bring great people together that are focused on business and enjoying life. Like this speech given by Dr. Kevin Ham. Then we wrap it up in a very personal non traditional trade show mindset. It's like getting concierge service because we try and accommodate each and every attendee whether they are in need of special meals or need anything out of the ordinary, we get it done!

And getting it done is what we did when it comes to 'Transparency.'

The board of advisor's of TRAFFIC have officially adopted the  'T.R.A.F.F.I.C. TRANSPARENCY SEAL OF APPROVAL.' You can read the details and qualifications here.

The 'TRAFFIC WALL OF SPEAKERS'  is a page I put up on Sunday as a tribute to every speaker at TRAFFIC since our inception in 2004. See how many folks you know. Look at the quality of who we have had come and share their stories. Isn't that what this is all about? Sharing our stories? No  two  are alike. No two have the same result. Just the unique domains we own and the unique story behind them. The way in which each and every one of us climbed the same mountain. Each forging a different path.

Hope you all have a GREAT and safe summer! See you in New York City!

Rick Schwartz

5 thoughts on “Just a few updates from Rick Schwartz

  1. Kelly Lieberman

    Awesome interview on NPR! I will be joining you and others in Brooklyn for TRAFFIC. I can’t wait to get my feet wet -first conference! I have only been domaining since July of last year, and thanks to you and the”traffic wall of speakers” I am now firmly entrenched and passionate about the opportunities in this industry.
    Looking forward to Brooklyn and a meal at Junior’s – which I hear is a Brooklyn tradition(!).
    Also, great tip on Vertisi – Thanks!!!

  2. Jamie Parks

    Attending T.R.A.F.F.I.C. seems to be a no-brainer for anyone who wants to jumpstart their domaining business. From what I’ve seen/read/heard, it looks like an easy way to get an insider’s view of the domaining industry, and a great opportunity to meet some of the world’s most forward thinking people. That to me = PRICELESS.
    Although I still haven’t been to any of the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. auctions/conferences, it is definitely on my list of things to do before I die.
    Thanks for the update Rick.

  3. Seyi

    High Rick: It’s good to hear you on blog again. Though some folks blogged that the last T.R.A.F.F.I.C. was not big ‘dollarwise’ as the past ones but I still think it was a big deal. Every time event like that happens is a leap forward for the industry. .Well done!
    That said, it would be logic for me to attend the Brooklyn’s rendezvous since that is my neighborhood. More importantly, we hope you can start blogging frequently again.

  4. z.

    Dude, thanks for the post, you don’t post as frequently as people would like but when you do, your words of inspiration pierce right through the heart. I hope to meet you one day at the Biggest TRAFFIC Show to date, shake your hand and share a great story of success with you, the fruition of your service. Don’t stop posting, remember it’s your duty, as a KING.


  5. domisfera

    Hi Rick,
    It’s nice to see you posting here again.
    After reading all the links you put about T.R.A.F.F.I.C. the pics shows that the atmosphere of this last conference must have been very special…even magic.


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