Last year the Global Domain Industry Summit held its inaugural conference and cemented itself as one of the biggest domain conferences in China. This year it’s back and it looks like it’s going to set a new bar for domain industry events in the East.
Pinky Brand, a domain industry veteran who has been very active in the Chinese domain market recently wrote a post on his blog highlighting the event and the location which is colloquially known as domain island.
Xiamen is a lovely metropolis with fabulous outdoor markets and attractions. It’s known as China’s “domain island” where several domain name registrars and domain investors are located.
It’s on the coast and about an hour and a half flight NE from Hong Kong, or about three from Beijing. Last I checked, it will take you 1 or 2 connections to get there from the USA or Europe. You lose a day when traveling there from overseas, so for USA folks that means you can still enjoy the 4th of July, leave on the 5th or 6th, and get there in time for the start, although you may have to deal with the jet lag.
Last year while at the conference Pinky put together a video on behalf of ChopChop.domains that I highly encourage everyone to watch whether you’re going or not. It’s no secret that the Chinese domain name market has been growing steadily every year and I think this video gives domain investors in the West a nice look at what’s going on in the East.