TRAFFIC Down Under Announces Keynote Speakers

Posted in: Domain Names at 30/05/2008 02:43

[news release] ICANN President and Founder to keynote Australian domain name conference, an ICANN accredited domain name registrar and monetization company, announced that Dr. Paul Twomey, President and Chief Executive Officer of ICANN, and Graeme Wood, Founder and Executive Director of, will be keynote speakers at the premiere TRAFFIC Down Under event scheduled for November 18th-20th, 2008 at the Sheraton Mirage Resort, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

TRAFFIC Down Under is the first TRAFFIC conference to be held outside the US, targeting an international pool of attendees, including domain owners, domain registrars, online advertisers, sponsors, investors, media, advertising executives, venture capitalists, financial analysts and industry experts.

Graeme Wood revolutionized the Australian travel industry when he created the concept for, and co-founded, in 1999. From his simple and innovative idea, Graeme pioneered's development into a multi-national company that attracts more than 3.2 million visits, and processes over 200,000 accommodation bookings each month. In October 2007, Wood retired from his role as CEO and Managing Director of, but continues to play a key strategic role in the company as an Executive Director.

The lifelong entrepreneur, 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."

Dr. Paul Twomey became Chief Executive Officer and President of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) in March 2003. Paul's background lends a balance of public/private experience to leading ICANN, including leadership positions in commercial enterprises, government, and in chairing ICANN's Government Advisory Committee.

"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."

"We're very grateful to have both Paul and Graeme keynoting at TRAFFIC Down Under," said Dan Warner, Chief Strategy Officer, commenting on the event's speakers. "We look forward to showcasing both Australian Internet experts, and know our attendees will benefit greatly from hearing them speak."

For more information and registration, please visit the official TRAFFIC Down Under website,

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