A Personal Note to all the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Speakers

Good Afternoon Folks!!

As I have stated previously, our sessions were among the best attended ever. The content was real and it was unvarnished and it was stuff you can use right now. But that would not happen without the speakers. The speakers are golden and they are all willing to share. They don't agree on a lot of things and that is why we can hear both vistas of opinion and come to your own conclusions.

So these speakers come to TRAFFIC for a few days and I rope them in to appearing on stage and helping me out. I literally could not do it without them. They give of their time, energy and thought process and I don't thank them enough for what they do to make TRAFFIC such a great event. YOU are TRAFFIC.

So thanks to each and every one of you. Your testimony in the future will be even more important than it is now.

And of course a special thanks to Frank Schilling and Adam Dicker for each holding great dinners. Memorable dinners. Vivid experiences. Plus appearing on panels and Frank participating in a fantastic debate over gTLD's. A debate that I expect to post right here this Friday that was so much fun and was just so cool. So thank you guys so very much. Adam's seminar was worth the price of admission. Schwartz/Schilling was worth the price of admission. Berkens says Meeting of the Chiefs was worth the price of admission .

Thank you to all speakers. Lonnie, thanks for being on Team Schwartz. Ron Jackson, thanks for chronicling the event that is so well done you feel like you are there.

Andee Hill who enlightened us and played a key role in the auction with the help of Escrow.com.

Ammar with his spiffy wardrobe and fantastic taste in robes and the "Toga Party" that followed at Gregg McNair's suite. No details available.

Finally the Michaels. Michael Berkens for all he does throughout the year. The Domains.com keeps me posted on the things I need to know. The guy is like having a research staff on payroll. Michel Cyger, just doing a great job for the industry and a tip of the hat!

Now if I keep going I will never finish this post. I just can't thank the speakers enough. The most knowledgeable people on the planet when it comes to domaining.

To everyone else, my deep gratitude and if I were not so exhausted I would go on and on and on. I will have more posts about what I saw as a result of this show. Clarity for one thing. But I have to save that for another day and another post. We are a special business fraternity of forward thinkers that are happy to welcome new folks and have deep regard for each other and their accomplishments. Salute!

Rick Schwartz

12 thoughts on “A Personal Note to all the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Speakers

  1. michael berkens


    Really appreciate the kind words. As a speaker, I think its an honor to be asked to be on a panel so its actually me who should be thanking you for the opportunity to speak

  2. Victor Pitts

    I agree 100% with Michael. Thank you Rick for giving me and others the opportunity to share our knowledge and experience, and more importantly thank you TRAFFIC for bringing this community together in the spirit of building and growing successful businesses.

  3. Owen Frager

    No thank you for the opportunity. As Andrew noted “Conference chatter changed from looking backward to looking forward” and that made it a refreshing and compelling attend.

  4. Jeff Schneider

    Hello Rick,

    I have to agree with MHB on the meeting of the chiefs segment being the Barn Burner. It revealed a very active Shadow Market of .COM Purchases, that mask true .COM Valuations, increasing at an undisclosed rate.

    You are right Rick the paradigm shift of rapidly increasing .COM valuations is NOW.

    Gratefully, Jeff Schneider (Contact Group) (Metal Tiger)

  5. Jeff Schneider

    Hello Rick,

    I have to agree with MHB that the Meeting of the Chiefs was the Aha Barn Burner.

    It exposed the underbelly of a very active Shadow Market acquiring .COM Addresses for undisclosed purchase amounts. We all knew this of course, but it came to light Blindingly at this historic Traffic venue.

    This .COM Shadow Market is masking the true Value Acceleration now going on in the .COM Channel.
    You are right Rick, the paradigm shift to ever increasing .COM Valuations is N O W

    Gratefully, Jeff Schneider (Contact Group) (Metal Tiger)

  6. NEIL

    Good morning, I would want to underline that Rick is not only the Domain King, he is also the Founder of Domaining Industry.

  7. M Altaf Hossain

    Hello Rick, Thank you very much and all those for the event arrangements. We cannot wait for the seminar details any more as we missed the event this time.
    Gratefully, Altaf

  8. Ron Jackson

    The latest TRAFFIC conference had some of the best speakers and programming ever. Was honored to be a small part of it. The positive energy and optimism was contagious and I don’t see how any one who attended could go home anything but bullish about where we are going from here. Thanks again Rick & Howard for creating and continuing this invaluable conference where we can get out from behind our computer screens to meet face to face, create new business relationships and friendships and strengthen the many old ones we have treasured through the years. TRAFFIC truly us the domain industry’s home away from home!

  9. NEIL

    Good morning and Congrats, Rick!
    I am looking forward to seeing the next brilliant TRAFFIC event/show.
    With a King like You, TRAFFIC should become the OSCAR of Domaining Business. There are more domainers than we can imagine on this planet.
    Keep your amazing contagious diligence, optimism, enthusiasm and Professionalism. Kind regards, Neil

  10. NEIL

    Thank You, Rick.
    Watched the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. movies, with immediate results. I have two new babies, TheWord.Me, and CustomGanja.com.
    They’ve arrived saying: God, ebless.me, to bring Neil a brand new veyron 16.4…


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