TRAFFIC ccTLD auction, Next Lot Peter! 
I was invited by Paul Jansen of SIDN to visit Rick Latona's T.R.A.F.F.I.C. conference (1-4 June, Amsterdam).

I had some nice conversation's with Kellie Peterson of Name.com, Donny Simonton of parked.com, Sander Cruiming of XXLWebhosting, Hans van de Streek and Yom Schutte of Hostnet.nl, David Clements President of Rick Latona Auctions , Hennie Groot Lipman , supposed to be the biggest domainer in The Netherlands and Matt Lowery , the world livestock champion .

Eventually I ended up on stage pronouncing all cc-tld domain names at the first TRAFFIC ccTLD auction . I was up there for 3 hours. It was a very interesting experience to see the domainers bidding from the 'other side'. Check out this image (source: dnjournal.com )



Thanks go out to all people I spoke to and hope to keep in touch.



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Online identity change 
Back in october 2007 I blogged about a new dutch website. If you have ever lost yourself, or forget who you are? There is a new where you can search on people.

They can also show tags related to your name. Today I thougth i'd compare the results in 2007 with today's results. Lets see what has changed:

October 2007

Providers Document Sveia Emerce Isp
Sardini Actie Massaal Blog Stockholm
Icecream Exchange Resultat Askanowner Ijsmachines
Computer Bekijk Web Kev Forum
Waterdichte Honors Contact Rettung Icann
Coureur Tft Spiegel Descriptions Te
Rechtsanwalt Sql Xml Anwaltsverzeichnis Directory
International Ecomputers Person Personal Mon
Mlm Thomas Aanbod Mcadvo Gratis
Design

--1.5 years later--

May 2009
Realtime Twitter Directeur Zwolle Nederland
Yourhosting Schrevenweg Leunen Hosting Venray
Ispam Senate Valentijn Telecompaper Northern
Sharepoint Profiles Rechtsanwalt Icann Maarten
Peta Vlies Arjen Personen Persberichten
Maxime Alexander Allereerst Bastiaan Webwereld
Eddy Martijn Amerikaanse Public Portal
Press Domeinnaam Lenssen Blitterswijck Ceo
Jelle Simsek Rick Blog Vacature

What can we learn from this? Not much I guess, I think the service has become less effective and useful. But I am glad 50% of our company name is mentioned ;-). And Twitter of course, important!

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First impression of Dik.nl 
Today I will be meeting up with the team behind dik.nl . After hearing and reading a lot about dik.nl I finally got the chance to check the service myself. Must say I see lots of potential, but also lots of work to be done ;-). Ideas that popped up in my mind for example!

- Add more content on top of the movies
- Combine and edit movies?
- More options for publishing movies (facebook?)
- domain registration integration would be great (register your own domain to be used with your dik.nl account)

this last one will be something I will discuss tomorrow, as we (realtimeregister.com) can provide such a service together with dik.nl. Hopefully you will see the implementation of it soon!


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Movie content published using dik.nl 



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The Next Web quote mockup part 1 
Since we met so much nice people and had good conversations and fun with them, @patrick of TheNextWeb organization thought it would be a good idea to send in some quotes of attendee's. Here is what i came across last week, have fun:


Khris Loux (JS-KIT)
"How cool is that? Buy the domains and put them in my account"

(Note: This is regarding the domains 7loads.com and grabahandfull.com)


Bryan Thatcher (empressr)
" thanks for the beer "

(Note: Regarding.... the free beers)


Rick Mans
"realtime espresso and heineken ;) I might visit your booth."

(Note: Regarding.... the free heineken and espresso)


Titanas (pestaola.gr)
"i think there is room for breaking the market with a great service and low prices"

(Note: Regarding reselling domain names)


Ralph Talmont (pixengo.com)
"Let's just say it was a very quiet Sunday :)"

(Note: Regarding ... his sunday)


Hermione Way
"how about we do it when the conference has finished?"
Hermione Way
"ok how about we do it now in the break? i will come up to you!"

(Note: this is about an interview, off course, what did you think!)


Vivienne Westwood
"When in doubt, overdress."

(Note: Regarding the silver suites)



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