Posted September 11th, 2011
Need a quiet place to meet or relax while attending the IPO meeting in Los Angeles this week? You’re in luck. Downtown has some of the best restaurants and lounges in L.A.
- Take a short walk to the Moroccan themed Hotel Figueroa and take advantage of the beautiful Los Angeles weather at their outdoor patio bar.
- Grab lunch or dinner on 700 South Grand street at Bottega Louie, one of the best restaurants in Los Angeles.
- Travel back in time to 118 East 6th street to Varnish, a revival speakeasy located in Coles (one of the oldest restaurants in Los Angeles) for handcrafted artesian cocktails.
Tags: IPO Conference 2011
Posted in Conference City Guides, Conferences by Kelly Hardy
Posted January 28th, 2011
As we all know, no domains conference is all work. We have put together an off the beaten path city guide for DomainFest attendees who find themselves with a bit of free time or a few extra days to hang out in Santa Monica.
Our number one tip for visiting the Los Angeles area is RENT A CAR. Seriously. Rent a car.
Posted in Conference City Guides, Uncategorized by Kelly Hardy
Posted November 4th, 2010
We have exactly one month until ICANN 39 when the domain industry will invade a Colombian resort town famous for it’s time as a busy port during the gold and silver trades. The Cartagena meeting, beginning Saturday the 4th of December and ending Friday the 10th, is (with the exception of individual closed meetings) open to anyone who would like to attend. While it may feel as though many of the recent meetings have been a broken record, rehashing the same talking points without moving forward or yielding any tangible action, this meeting more than several of the last, is where we may see the beginning of some real, active change.
With the New gTLD program finally at a point where it looks like things might really be able to move forward, we are facing a meeting that will be extremely New gTLD heavy. It will also be an active meeting for the IDN fast track program and IPv6, which is beginning to make mainstream news. We will (hopefully) see tangible progress of several programs that have been forming over the last few years. The apparent finalization of the New gTLD program should also attract many new attendees bringing new blood and new ideas to the conference.
If you are interested in applying for a new gTLD, this is the 11th hour for forming relationships with the folks you need to contract to assist in the application process as well as anyone you may need to run your back end operations. If your company is concerned with how they might be affected by new gTLDs, this is your meeting. If you are not yet actively involved, the best way for you to judge if all this is for you is to physically be present. If for no other reason this meeting will be a strategic networking opportunity.
Tags: Cartagena Colombia, ICANN 39, IPv6, new gTLDs, Travel
Posted in Conference City Guides, Conferences, Domain Glossary, Events, gTLDS, ICANN, IDNs, IPv6 by Kelly Hardy