Live Conferences Are Back – Affiliate World Dubai 2022 Welcomed Over 4.000 Attendees Last Week – Domain Name Journal

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Live Conferences Are Back – Affiliate World Dubai 2022 Welcomed Over 4,000 Attendees Last Week 

It has been a long time coming but real world conferences for Internet related businesses are back!  Cloudfest, the big event for cloud, hosting, and internet service providers, is coming up March 22-24 in Germany and the domain industry’s top conference, NamesCon Global returns from its pandemic-induced hiatus August 31-September 3 in Austin, Texas

While the pandemic has been waning in many locations over the past couple of months, it is not gone, so there is still a lot of curiosity about how well face-to-face events will be received as they come back online. We may have gotten a good indicator last week when the huge Affiliate World Global – Dubai conference made its return February 28-March 1 at the Dubai World Trade Center. Some 4,000 attendees from more than 100 countries made the trip, including some familiar faces from the domain industry. 

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Above: A corner of the Exhibit Hall at the Affiliate World Dubai 2022 conference last week.

Below: Sedo Chief Marketing Officer Christian Voss (left) chats with Intis Telecom ( CEO Andrey Insarov at the booth. You may recall that Intis acquired the domain in 4Q-2021 in a deal valued at $3.8 million). Just last month, Andrey was featured in a prominent Forbes profile story. (Photos courtey of Igor Furdyk,

voss insarov 620, who sells 3rd level domain registrations (for example,, used the Affiliate World Dubai event to roll out a new affiliate program that pays a commission of up to $5,000 for premium sales in a new zone. The company has also launched a dedicated premium domain store at

Below: Munir Badr, Founder of UAE based registrar (at right), re-connects with Christian and Andrey in Dubai. It is encouraging to see scenes like this again and we are hoping to see (and participate) in more of them ourselves in 2022. 

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(Posted March 7, 2022)


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