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Sheraton Mirage Resort
Gold Coast
Queensland, Australia

Conference dates:

18th November - 20th November
Pre/Post Events:
17th and 21st November


TRAFFIC Down Under Updates

Video footage of the sessions and keynote speakers from TRAFFIC Down Under are now available for viewing.

Check out the Agenda for a full list of session descriptions and speakers.

Day 1 Sessions

Day 2 Sessions

* For streaming video playback help and troubleshooting, please refer to the Media Player Requirements or use Internet Explorer.


TRAFFIC Down Under Updates

On behalf of and T.R.A.F.F.I.C. we would like to send a big thank you to all the sponsors, speakers and attendees for making TRAFFIC Down Under such a successful and memorable conference. Without your commitment and enthusiasm it would not have been the sensation it was, with many of those attending saying it was by far the best domain conference they have ever attended.

For those who haven't seen already, we have uploaded a number of photos to our Flickraccount. Our professional photographer was there to capture the whole event, including all the pre and post activities, sessions, auction and social events.

By all accounts the auctions run by and were a great success with total sales of US$682,717 for the live auctions. For a full list of domain sales please visit the following links:

But don't take our word for it, read what others had to say about the domain conference of the year! Below are some reviews from industry leaders Ron Jackson and Michael Gilmour.

Ron Jackson's DNJournal article, Michael Gilmours's WhizzBang's blog reviews, part 1, part 2 and part 3.

Also a special mention to all the industry blogs, news sites and forums that helped support and promote the conference, without your help this conference may not have received the turnout it did.


TRAFFIC Down Under Updates

We will be uploading photos of the conference as it happens!

Keep checking back all week to see the latest photos from the pre/post events, the sessions, the evening activities and more.

Latest Photos from TDU

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TRAFFIC Down Under Updates

TRAFFIC Down Under will hold a charity auction of ten premium domain names with the revenue to be donated to the Internet Commerce Association (ICA), a non-profit advocate for the domain name industry.

The auction will benefit the ICA, a grass roots organization formed to ensure domain services and owners are robustly represented in areas of great risk and importance to the global domain community.

The ICA utilizes dues and contributions to enable activities related to legislative lobbying, regulatory representation, industry public relations, legal test case support, industry publication of statistics and reports, revenue research, and market intelligence. In order for the association to continue and expand its activities, it requires the support and participation from current members and the entire professional domain name community.

We are happy to announce that the top ten domains to be auctioned off are:

These domains are to be auctioned without reserves at the conference Gala Dinner on the 19th November. Rick Latona Auctions has also committed to donate their expertise and time to manage the charity auction.


TRAFFIC Down Under Updates

All speaker opportunities at Traffic Down Under have been filled. There are NO speaking opportunities left!

Check out the Speakers page for a list of speakers and photos.

Full Speaker List


TRAFFIC Down Under in the News

Thought Convergence has announced more information about the upcoming auction at TDU. Auction at T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Down Under

The domain submission period for this auction kicked off on Monday, October 6th. In addition to new domain submissions, all domains previously submitted but not sold at the New York auction will be considered for the upcoming Down Under auction...
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Rick Latona has also announced his auction at TDU on his website.


Rick Latona Auctions is already scheduled for an auction at the TRAFFIC conference in Brooklyn, New York (, so this will be the second TRAFFIC event for the company...
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TRAFFIC Down Under Updates

Accommodation at the Palazzo Versace has sold out!

As a result of the overwhelming response this past month, the Palazzo Versace is now fully booked.

While there are still rooms available at the beautiful Sheraton Mirage (the venue of the conference), tickets are selling fast.

If you are planning to attend Traffic Down Under, be sure to act now.

More information about the Palazzo Versace

TRAFFIC Down Under Updates

TRAFFIC Down Under announced its support for the Internet Commerce Association and its plans to donate profits to the organization, in an official Press Release.


ICA Executive Director, Michael Collins, encourages community members to support the ICA by attending T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Down Under, "We greatly appreciate T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Down Under's contribution to the association, and we hope the community will follow suit and support ICA by attending the event in November."
Read the full Press Release.


TRAFFIC Down Under Website Updates
Passports and Visas

Important information regarding passports and visas for all conference participants.

Passports and Visas

If you are not an Australian citizen you will need a valid passport and valid visa or Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) to enter Australia. With the exception of New Zealand citizens, all foreign nationals must obtain a visa/ETA before travelling to Australia. New Zealand citizens are issued with a visa on arrival in Australia.

Visas are available from Australian visa offices, such as Australian embassies, high commissions and consulates. They are also available electronically, over the internet. Some travel agents and airlines may also assist you with visas.

Visit the Australian Government's Electronic Travel Authority site to check your eligibility for an online ETA. A service charge of $20 AUD applies for online applications. If you are not eligible for an online ETA you will need to apply for a Business (Short Stay) visa (subclass 456) - Please allow adequate time to arrange your visa prior to travel to Australia.


TRAFFIC Down Under in the News

In an exclusive phone interview with, Mike Robertson (Business Development Manager for Fabulous) and Andrew Wright (Marketing Manager for Fabulous), cover everything you need to know about the conference.


For International guests its a great opportunity to get to know the Australian domaining market and enjoy one of Australia's best holiday destinations. With beaches and ocean views like this, you can see why the Gold Coast is so popular.
Go and listen to the full interview


TRAFFIC Down Under Updates

TRAFFIC Down Under announced the Keynote Speakers for the conference in an official Press Release.

We can confirm that Dr. Paul Twomey, President and CEO of ICANN, and Graeme Wood, Founder and Executive Director of will be the keynote speakers.

The lifelong entrepreneur, Graeme Wood, anticipates a dynamic meeting of the Internet minds, "The domain name industry, while still in its infancy, is without question, a booming and exciting business."

"I'm delighted to have the opportunity to address the domain name community," said Dr. Twomey. "I have great respect and admiration for its' pioneering members; forever evolving the robust domain name market that exists today."
Read the full Press Release.


TRAFFIC Down Under in the News

Stephen Douglas from has written a great article about TDU, confirming the exciting buzz surrounding this event.


If ever there was a domain conference to attend based on the location of an event alone, TRAFFIC Down Under (TDU) is it....

If Fabulous is hosting a conference in Slam Bang Down Under, you know every day you’re at this conference, you will be living a real-life adventure. This country (and this conference) is not going to give you one moment of boredom... continue reading


TRAFFIC Down Under Website Updates
Advance Ticket Price Extended

Advance Tickets have been extended until Midnight (PST) May 4.

This will be the last chance to purchase tickets at the US$995 price, so register now.


TRAFFIC Down Under Website Updates
Last days for Advance Pass pricing

The Advance Pass ticket price of US$995 expires midnight April 30 (PST). For those who are serious about attending the show, don't miss out on this fabulous saving.

After this date, the price increases to the Discount Pass price of US$1295 until July 31st.

Register now to be a part of the most innovative and exciting domain show this year.


TRAFFIC Down Under in the News

Australia's most informative, opinionated and in your face IT & Telecommunications news and information resource, ITWire reported about the TRAFFIC Down Under conference.

How-to-make-money-from-domains conference comes to Australia

April 18, 2008 -- ASX-listed domain company Dark Blue Sea Ltd (ASX: DBS) and the World Association of Domain Name Developers are to host the first domain conference outside the US, Traffic Down Under on the Gold Coast in November 2008.

The World Association of Domain Name Developers has been staging its Traffic conferences in the US annually since 2004 and according to founder Rick Schwartz, the Australian conference is long overdue. "Australians are a major force in the domain industry, representing some of the largest domain portfolio owners in the world. This show will be a truly global event," he claimed.

The conference centres around the use of domain names to attract traffic and earn advertising revenue and the sale of valuable domain names... continue reading


TRAFFIC Down Under in the News, Web Host Industry Review blog, announced TRAFFIC Down Under last week.

T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Event Hits Australia

April 17, 2008 -- (WEB HOST INDUSTRY REVIEW) -- Domain tradeshow organizer World Association of Domain Name Developers ( and domain company Fabulous ( announced on Wednesday that they have partnered to host "T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Down Under" (

The domain conference and expo will be making its Australian debut from November 18 to 20 at the Sheraton Mirage Resort in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

The rise in online advertising has created a lucrative domain market where Internet entrepreneurs stand to earn millions of dollars by buying, selling, developing and monetizing domain names...continue reading