The first italian Domain Conference, promoted by Nidoma.com with the cooperation of Puglia.com and Aruba.it, took place in the lovely town of Barletta (Apulia, southern Italy) on september 30th, The event gathered a selection of italian Investors and domainers to discuss the current market and consolidate relationships and friendships.
Nidoma’s founder Simone Ferracuti (ex Sedo Italian country manager) with teammates Angela Ioppollo and Alessia Pota were perfect hosts while among the attendees we spotted some “living legends” of italian domaining, well known also abroad such as Antonio Frezza e Graziano De Berardinis fresh to hit the italian top sale ever with casino.it sold for 400,000 euros few weeks ago, (more details on this record sale will be available in the next DNnews.it domain sales report out in the next days), Carmelo Inzerilli founder of Wix.it, the very first italian backordering public service, Francesco Merenda from Agonet, Stefano Loberti from Algorithmedia, Paolo De Gregorio from Domainr.it, Giovanni Ceglia from Puntuale.it, Massimo Cuomo from Internetting, Matteo Foschi and Michela Carbonaro from Exagonlab.com, Michele Urbano from Itlabsrl.com, Marco Falconi (Trading.it), Antonio Ruggiero, Paolo Lorenzi in the double role of net investor and Dnnews.it reporter, and (last but not least!;)) myself Mirko Scotti from Domainspro.com.
During the meeting was revealeed the Top 10 list of .it domain sales:
The session was opened by Nidoma’s CEO and founder Simone Ferracuti who detailed their launch of a “buy it now” new sale channel build in partnership with Sedo MLS and Aruba.This new system offered by Nidoma will give a broader visibility to domains for sale at fixed price on Aruba.it, one of the most popular italian registrar and Nidoma’s parent company.
Roberto Manno, attorney at Weblegal.it a law firm specialized in UDRP, brand and intellectual property protection and operating both in Italy and abroad, talked about how the failing of NIC in updating rules and UDRP procedures has been affecting domain owners’ rights and lead to unsustainable conflicts of interest in some arbitration panels.
For this purpose the assembly agreed about the need to set an organization/association of web investors and domainers, with the purpose to assist and help the NIC in updating to the new market condition rules and procedures and try to gain a more balanced position for Respondents which are underdog in current UDRP complaints.