Anyone of you got a chance to attend HDCON – Hosting & Domain Conference in Radisson, Hyderabad on February 3rd, 2018?. I got a chance to attend the same conference so i am sharing my experience over here.
HDCON conference was a nice platform for start up’s and SME’s to showcase their products or services and to share the formula or secrets behind their success. In other words, subject matter experts sharing the attendees regarding what made them to succeed in their online businesses.
it was really nice to attend the conference and listening to well-known guest speakers in the Blogging\Domain arena.
Guest speakers who have participated in the conference are
- Google’s Search Analyst Syed Malik
- ICANN India Head Samiran Gupta
- Serveryguy Founder Arun Banshal
- Bloggingcage Founder Kulwant Nagi
- Domainer Aishwin
- Bitlevel International Founder Pankaj
- Stockphoto’s founder Jon and few more.
Almost all guest speakers are from India other than stock photo’s founder Jon who flew all the way from Australia to Hyderabad for attending this event as a speaker.
Jon spent $250,000 to buy a domain name called stockphoto.com and earned back the amount he invested within couple of years.
In the below picture, you can see Jon on the right hand side during his speech.
(Left – Pankaj ; Middle – Aishwin, 6 figure domain seller ; Right side – Jon, Founder of stockphoto.com )
ICANN(Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers) India Head Samiran Gupta highlighted what ICANN do. ICANN define policies how Names and Numbers in the internet should run. Below is the picture during Samiran’s presentation.
Attendees include entrepreneurs, bloggers, students etc. from various cities or states in India. Even people all the way from Delhi came to Hyderabad just to attend this conference.
Also Godaddy and Dell have got their stalls set up on the venue.
Mr. Syed Malik, Google’s Senior Strategist for Search Quality shared great information about do’s and dont’s. He clarified regarding the myths we people have in our minds and revealed what matters the most to get ranked in Google’s search results.
Some of them are
- Domain age doesn’t matter but high quality content matters the most
- Lengthy domain name doesn’t matter to rank in Google’s search result
- Keywordless domain name too can rank well
Bitlevel Founder Pankaj discussed about the opportunities lies ahead to buy domain names with .in as domain extension
Delicious lunch also got served.
Final session was Domain Appraisal related. In this session, attendees who would like to know their domain name’s approximate value gave their domain names to Aishwin and Pankaj. Both of them reviewed those domain names and commented at what price provided domain names were worth of.
2 or 3 letters based domain names were valued at higher prices than others.
In a nutshell, the conference was really useful to learn the tricks of the trade about which i will discuss in detail in the upcoming blog posts.
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