LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DomainSponsor®, the online traffic monetization unit of Oversee.net®, announced today that it has finalized the schedule of evening networking event venues for its Webfest GlobalTM conference to be held February 5-7, 2013 at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica, California. This is the seventh annual global conference produced and hosted by DomainSponsor for online marketing executives, internet entrepreneurs, and domain name investors/publishers.
Tuesday February 5th: Santa Monica Place
At Webfest Global’s opening night dinner reception, conference attendees will enjoy networking opportunities at two of Santa Monica’s top restaurants, La Sandia and Zengo, both reserved exclusively for this event. Owned by renowned chef Richard Sandoval, who is recognized as the Father of Modern Mexican cuisine, both restaurants offer exceptional food and spirits including a range of over 200 tequilas.
Wednesday February 6th: Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Pavilion
First launched in May 1992, the space shuttle Endeavour successfully completed 25 missions into space, traveling nearly 123 million miles. Webfest Global conference attendees will enjoy the rare opportunity of having dinner and cocktails directly under this amazing vehicle. The Pavilion will also feature exhibits, images and videos that offer unique insights into the incredible science, missions and crews that made Endeavour so successful. Former NASA Astronaut Garrett Reisman will make a special appearance to share stories, answer questions and show souvenirs from past missions. This official conference evening event is sponsored by Verisign Inc.
Thursday February 7th: The Magic Castle
DomainSponsor has reserved the entire Magic Castle nightclub for its Webfest Global farewell dinner party. Built in 1908, the Magic Castle is an historic Victorian manor located in Hollywood with winding staircases and special rooms that have acted as a showplace for some of the world’s greatest magicians. Since the Magic Castle is a private club, this is a rare chance for Webfest Global attendees to gain entrance and witness magical performances up close and personal.
“We’re excited to once again be providing Webfest Global attendees with first class, truly unique evening dinner party venues,” said Debra Domeyer, CEO of Oversee.net, parent company of DomainSponsor. “We attract over 600 attendees from 25+ countries who come to network, learn and get deals done. They also come for the unique and fun experiences that DomainSponsor has consistently delivered year after year. The conference is always a great balance of hard work and good fun.”
Conference Sessions and Speakers
The agenda at the three-day Webfest Global 2013 conference will cover a variety of topics designed to provide online marketing executives and entrepreneurs with the latest tips and insights for acquiring, converting and monetizing web and mobile customers. Online marketing executives and domain name investors will also benefit from agenda topics related to predicting the winners and losers among the new gTLDs coming in 2013 as well as how to negotiate a fair price for a domain name. Agenda highlights are available at http://webfestglobal.com/agenda.
Early Bird Discounted Registration Rate
The early bird discounted registration rate of $1,095 ends December 31, 2012, after which the registration rate increases to $1,295. Conference registration includes access to a mobile app offering personal event calendar and attendee networking features, plus admission to all sessions, exhibit hall, daily breakfasts, daily lunches and all official dinner networking parties. It also includes a farewell breakfast on February 8th. To register, visit http://webfestglobal.com/register.
Moniker|SnapNames Live Domain Name Auction
Moniker|SnapNames will be hosting a live, premium domain name auction at Webfest Global 2013 on Wednesday, February 6th from 4:00 – 5:30pm PST. An extended online domain auction will start on Tuesday, February 5th and end at 3:15pm EST on Thursday, March 8th. For details on how to submit domains for possible inclusion in these auctions, visit http://webfestglobal.com/auctions. The submission deadline is December 14, 2012.
The entire Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica has been reserved exclusively for the conference to provide attendees with an intimate, distraction-free environment that maximizes networking opportunities. Discounted hotel room rates are available via a special online reservation portal. For details, please visit http://webfestglobal.com/hotel.
A wide range of sponsor and exhibitor options and prices are available for companies interested in promoting their services to the domain investors, publishers and online marketing executives attending Webfest Global 2013. Sponsoring companies are expected to include registrars, registries, ad networks, affiliate networks, web developers, mobile developers, content providers, cloud services, big data companies, online marketing consultants, IP attorneys and more. For details, visit http://webfestglobal.com/sponsor-options.
About Webfest GlobalTM
Founded in 2006 by DomainSponsor®, the direct navigation traffic monetization division of Oversee.net, Webfest Global (formerly DOMAINfest®) is a conference series that brings domain industry and online marketing professionals together to learn, network and do business. Content and speakers offer insights, tips and the latest best practices in areas such as web and mobile user acquisition, conversion and monetization, plus updates on how regulatory and ICANN policies impact domain name owners and brand marketers worldwide. Attendees include domain publishers, internet entrepreneurs and a wide range of online marketing executives and service providers. For more information, please visit http://webfestglobal.com.
Oversee.net® is a leader in online performance marketing. Using proprietary technology, it helps advertisers acquire valuable, pre-qualified leads. Its DomainSponsor® business unit pioneered the monetization of direct navigation traffic in 2002 and now operates one of the largest PPC and CPV traffic networks in the world with over 250 million unique visitors per month. Oversee’s owned and operated lead generation websites in the travel, retail and consumer finance verticals produce over 14 million high-converting leads per month for advertisers by providing users with the information they need to make smart purchase decisions. Oversee also owns Webfest GlobalTM, a conference series for domain investors and online marketing professionals. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Oversee has offices in New York City and Frankfurt, Germany. For more information, please visit http://oversee.net.