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DNHouston talks Search Marketing and New Domain Extensions

This time last week I was in route to League City, Texas with much anticipation for a bit of shop talk, and engaging new relationships at the DNHouston Meetup.

Domain Party Aboard HoustonPartyBoats.com

And what a time we had aboard a HoustonPartyBoats.com barge sharing with one another as well as hearing some insight thoughts about search marketing and domain industries.

DNHouston Meetup Attendees

It was a good size crowd that attended and supported DNHouston, and its effort to raise funds and awareness for HeidiPowell.com.

It wasn’t the best weather, but it wasn’t blazing hot either. It was a just nice overcast and a bit windy.  We found out just how windy with speakers attempting to project their voices over the gusts of winds here and there.

I enjoyed all the speakers and their various vantage points about new domain extension usage and where we’re headed online.

I also found out that Kevin Kopas is from Austin, so it’ll be good to catch up with him here and there.

DNHouston Speakers

I really found Bill Hartzer’s section very informative about SEO and the use of new domain extensions as primary web presence.

One of the best parts of Bill’s presentation was his sharing specific details about how to use CloudFlare and WP Rocket to boost one’s Google search ranking.

I was able to take advantage of Bill’s suggestion, and now patiently wait to see the results.

Victor Pitts spoke well about new domain extension usage, making parallels to the early days of .com’s naysayers.

It’s always interesting to hear from individuals employed by organizations offering new domain extensions.

In this case, it was actually refreshing to hear their stance. Yes, they would love to sell and have more businesses use the new extensions, but only where it makes sense.

Note that the last part of the sentence is the most important and refreshing thing shared.

Both terms on either side of the dot MUST make sense, be relevant, and be commonly used.

And another new domain extension sentiment echoed is securing the matching .com domain when possible.

All in all, it was a good night of food, fun, education and giveaways. I would have stayed the night but had a 6 am meeting (don’t know what I was thinking) the next morning back in Austin.

DNHouston Food, Fun, and Domains

Needless to say, we got back to the dock a bit after 10pm. Everyone migrated from the party boat and continued engaging conversations at the hotel bar.

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I headed back to Austin and got home around 2am. I’m looking forward to catching up with new found relationships.

Next on my schedule is DNSeattle! I can’t wait for it. It’s only a couple of weeks away. It’ll be good to meet Mike Cyger, others, and see our personal friends while there.

Will you join us at DNSeattle?

That’s all for now.

Written by Alvin Brown
He's an experienced and passionate serial entrepreneur, founder and publisher of Kickstart Commerce. Alvin possesses a great love for startups dominating their market using profitable digital strategies for greater commerce.