Though I'm weaning myself from the "domain (centric) dialogue", as I venture further as a developer, I still like to do my due diligence by reading a few of the domain news sources. However, the last thing I'm going to do in 2010 or 2011 is to attend another domain conference.
For one thing, the dialogue has largely been about PPC's decline and "what are we going to do about it" . . but the conferences, by their own description, don't hold a candle to PubCon's agenda. So although the domainer's lament is "what are we going to do . . " they beat a path to what I consider pseudo-development conferences.
So, I have to ask, why go . . to another domainer conference . . when the handwriting, in your domainer-PPC-blood, is on the wall? To commiserate? To go bargain hunting?
I've been to a domain conference. x1. It was nice to meet some folks I've only known via message boards.
But really . . the auction activity has been in decline for years . . and auctions used to be a high point.
Go to talk about PPC? Really? Like you like talking about flesh wounds, dashed hopes and shattered dreams? :P
Does anyone really go to talk about domain development? Does anyone still believe that development means "mass domain development"? (Make me barf . . no, puke)
Any domainers going to their first PubCon this year? Or their second or third?
Anyone who used to spend more time in domain forums now spending more time in Webdev forums?