August 12, 2009 06:39 ET

Domain Name Millionaires to 'Tell All' At DomainConvergence-Canada's Only Domain Name Conference-August 13 & 14 in Toronto

Canada's only domain name conference - featuring the industry-renowned Castello Brothers - will offer domain owners, investors and entrepreneurs the secrets they need to generate wealth online.

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 12, 2009) -

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News Facts:

- DomainConvergence 2009 is Canada's only domain name conference - offering training sessions, networking opportunities, and an exclusive auction.

- The 8 training sessions include a keynote address and special interactive session by industry-renowned experts Michael and David Castello as well as domain development training by Christian Heilmann of Yahoo.

- Networking is easy and effective for all attendees. There will be six meals, roundtable discussions, and interactive sessions so domainers can meet each other and develop profitable relationships.

- Fusu.com - the world's first Domain Stock Exchange - will be providing the exclusive online auction for the event. Attendees will be able to bid on a range of premium domain names throughout the event. Whatever domains aren't purchased will be available for public bids for the seven days following the conference.

- DomainConvergence 2009 will be held at the Radisson Admiral Harbourfront Hotel in Toronto, Canada on August 13 & 14, 2009. See http://www.radisson.com/domcon.


Attributed to Frank Michlick, Chairman of DomainConvergence:

- "DomainConvergence is a must-attend event for everyone who is interested in domaining. Not only do attendees get the opportunity to learn from world-renowned industry experts, but they also have the chance to network with other domainers and pursue profitable relationships that would otherwise be impossible to develop."

- "Everybody who attends this conference will receive the tools they need to make more money with their domain names. Beyond having industry-renowned experts to lead intimate training sessions, there will also be many opportunities for creating profitable relationships through networking."

Please contact Frank Michlick (frank@dnevents.com) to arrange an interview and/or additional quotes.

Attributed to Michael Castello, CEO of Castello Cities Internet Network:

- "David and I have a special keynote address and interactive session in store for the attendees of DomainConvergence 2009. We're going to be giving away fool-proof investment and development strategies that anybody can apply to make more money with their domain names."

- "If you're looking to make more money online, you need to be at DomainConvergence 2009 where David and I will be showing the investment strategies and monetization methods we have used to become domain name millionaires in a short period of time."

Attributed to David Castello, COO of Castello Cities Internet Network:

- "Aside from the keynote address, Michael and I will also be interacting with the attendees of DomainConvergence to help them create powerful monetization and development strategies. We will be reviewing ideas and offering suggestions to help people make more money online."

Please contact Michael or David Castello (Michael@CCIN.com and David@CCIN.com) to arrange an interview and/or additional quotes.

Attributed to Christian Heilmann, Yahoo Developer Network:

- "The world is in a crisis. However, with every crisis comes the opportunity and necessity to improve and see how we can work more efficiently. At DomainConvergence 2009 I'm going to share the most effective domain development strategies for optimizing websites for performance and social media."

- "Proper web development can make our lives and businesses run more efficiently. Now is the time to come and learn simple strategies for tweaking your website for better results."

Please contact Christian Heilmann by email (chris.heilmann@gmail.com) or on Twitter (http://twitter.com/codepo8) to arrange an interview and/or additional quotes.

News-Related Links:

- Official Conference Website: http://domainconvergence.com/

- CCIN.com - Castello Cities Internet Network

- DNJournal.com - "Band of Brothers: How Michael and David Castello Morphed from Struggling Musicians to Domain Millionaires"

- Wait-Till-I.com - The Blog of Christian Heilmann

- Fusu.com - "Fusu to hold auction at DomainConvergence 2009"

- DomainNameWire.com - "Domain Convergence Conference Registration Opens"

- DomainNews.com - "Telnic participates in Domain Convergence and TelCamp Toronto"

- TechVibes.com - "Domain Convergence - Canada's Only Domain Name Conference"

Social Media Links:

DomainConvergence on Facebook

DomainConvergence on Twitter

Industry Information:

- Since there are so few premium domain names available online, domain names have become the "virtual real estate" of the 21st century.

- The domain name industry is based around the buying or selling of domain names as well as monetization of such properties.

- Some of the factors that influence the perceived value of a domain name include traffic, branding opportunity, and re-sale value. A generic domain name that is short, clear, and commercially based will typically be more valuable than one that isn't.

- The top domain sales of all-time include Sex.com for $14 million, Fund.com for $9.99 million, Porn.com for $9 million, Diamonds.com for $7.5 Million, Beer.com for $7 million, Casino.com for $5.5 million, Toys.com for $5.1 million, AsSeenOnTV.com for $5.1 million, and Korea.com for $5 million.

- The top .ca (Canada's top-level domain) sales of all-time include Jobs.ca for $600,000, Emplois.ca for $56,200, CV.ca for $53,000, Banks.ca for $41,000, Savings.ca for $36,000, and Cruise.ca for $33,400.

- Canada is connected to many world-famous domainers including Kevin Ham, Frank Schilling, Yun Ye, Gary Chernoff, Raffaele Della Peruta, Richard Lau, and Shaun Pilford.

Canadian-Relevant Domainer News:

- Canada.com - "The New Internet Millionaires"

- CNN - "Masters of Their Domains"

- DNJournal.com - "Nice Guy Finishes First: How Frank Schilling Won the Domain Race After Starting at the Back of the Pack"

- CNN - "The man who owns the Internet"

Canadian-Based Domain Links:

- CIRA.ca - Canadian Internet Registration Authority

- DOAC.ca - The Domain Owners Association of Canada

About DomainConvergence

DomainConvergence was born in 2008 from a DomainerDinner meeting in Toronto, Ontario, where it was agreed that Canada needed its own conference to offer practical advice to help domainers make more money. After rave reviews in 2008, this year's event is going to be even better. Visit http://www.domainconvergence.com for more information.

About Frank Michlick

Frank Michlick, the Chairman of DomainConvergence and CEO of DNEvents.com, is an Internet specialist with over 13 years of business and technology experience. He is currently an editor with DomainNameNews.com as well as the founder of DomainCocoon, a consulting company for registrars and domain management. He is also the founder of the web 2.0 start-up SharedReviews.com.

About Michael and David Castello

The Castello Brothers are the CEO and COO of the Castello Cities Internet Network, Inc. (CCIN.com). Michael and David own, manage, and develop some of the most recognized geo and generic domain names in the world.

The Castello Brothers are members of ICANN's Business Constituency and are speakers at T.R.A.F.F.I.C., the Geo Expo, DOMAINfest Global Conference, and Domain Roundtable. They were awarded the Domainer's Choice Awards for Domain Ambassadors at DOMAINfest and inducted into the Geo Hall of Fame at the Geo Expo.

About Christian Heilmann

Christian Heilmann is a geek and hacker by heart. He's been a professional web developer for about eleven years and worked his way through several agencies up to Yahoo where he delivered Yahoo Maps Europe and Yahoo Answers.

He's been nominated standards champion of the year 2008 by .net magazine in the UK and currently sports the fashionable job title "International Developer Evangelist" spending his time going to conferences and universities to speak and train people on systems provided by Yahoo and other web companies.


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