DNSeattle was everything it was billed to be and more.
The weather was perfect. The location and venue were great. There was a good selection of music, food, and beverage on hand.
And of course, there was not a shortage of domain hobbyists, investors, and professionals in attendance at Amazon’s campus (Terry Avenue) in downtown Seattle.
For me, DNSeattle was a milestone both personally and professionally.
For last 15 years or so, DNSeattle organizer, Mike Cyger and I have crossed paths a number of times by phone or email, but never met in person.
But things lined up perfectly this year and allowed for us to finally meet.
There were a number of local domain hobbyists and investors I met, engaged, and shared insightful thoughts with.
It was also good to follow up with previous relationships made via DNHouston.
As captivating and entertaining as he appears on DomainSherpa, Rosener enlightened all about his unique domain name sales strategy and tactics.
Some of his key takeaways were:
- Pay a percentage more to tie up and execute the right domain deals
- Devote and invest time in educating domain buyers (end customer) about the ins and outs of sound domain investing and ownership
- Setup and track catchall email accounts for your highest profile domains
- Losing emails is costly, so leverage the power of email security when negotiating the sale of a domain (see previous bullet and watch brief video snippet below)
And finally, a group of us closed out the night engaging in conversation and games at the Brave Horse Tavern.
All in all, DNSeattle was well hosted, attended, and I look forward to many more in years to come.
Will I see you at DNSeattle next year?
Better yet, will I see you at Merge! in a few months?