HostingCon 2011 Starts Today

HostingCon 2011 kicks off today and it promises to be a very busy and exciting week.

OpenSRS has a big presence at HostingCon as usual and we’re going to make sure that whether you are in San Diego this week, or anywhere else in the world, that you know what’s going on.

Here’s just a taste of what’s happening over the next few days:

Speaker Sessions

Today we have a pair of awesome presentations that you’ll definately want to attend. First up is Adam Eisner, our Director of OpenSRS Product Management:

WHAT DO NEW TLDS MEAN FOR YOUR HOSTING BUSINESS?
with Adam Eisner
Monday, August 8 at 11:00AM

Thanks to ICANN’s New Top Level Domain program, hundreds of new domain name extensions like .WEB, .MUSIC, and your own .BRAND will soon be a reality. Learn how these new extensions will change Internet users’ perceptions of domain extensions and how to ensure your hosting business is prepared to profit.

If you attend Adam’s session, you’ll have a chance to win some nifty noise cancelling headphones from OpenSRS. We’ll give them out after the session to one lucky attendee.

Grab some lunch and take a breather, but make sure you don’t miss Elliot Noss, Tucows President and CEO in the afternoon:

THIS MOBILE MOMENT
with Elliot Noss
Monday, August 8 at 3:00PM

The meteoric rise of mobile computing has hosting companies scrambling to address new customer needs and leverage new market opportunities. Elliot revisits similar moments in the past 20 years looking for clues to how hosting companies can capitalize.

If you aren’t in San Diego, or can’t make either of those sessions, we’ll post up a summary of each later today so you can still get the great content that Elliot and Adam are presenting.

We’re Just Getting Started!

The exhibit floor opens tomorrow morning at 11:00 A.M. and we’ll be all ready to say ‘hi’ to attendees and to tell them all about the many new things we have in store for our resellers in the next little bit.

Drop by booth #439 to see us! You can’t miss it – look for waving Service Guy and the brightest, most colourful booth on the show floor.

While you’re there, be sure to drop off your business card for a chance to win an Apple iPad 2 from Afternic and OpenSRS. They provide domain listing services for the domain aftermarket and are a key partner for OpenSRS, providing great quality domains for our Premium Domains service. We’d love to talk more about how you can start offering Premium Domains to your customers and help them find their perfect domain.

Our good friends at Trustwave have a really cool contest going on at HostingCon. They’ve put together a really fun game for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch called MadLocks. Download it for free starting today and then play for a chance to win a 15″ MacBook Pro from Trustwave. More details on the game are available at their website. Of course, we’d love to chat with you about offering Trustwave SSL products through OpenSRS. And we have a special incentive program going on right now with Trustwave that gives OpenSRS Resellers a chance to win an iPad 2 courtesy Trustwave.

But Wait! There’s Even More!

Believe it or not, there’s still more to talk about! Stay tuned to the blog over the next three days for extensive coverage of HostingCon and for some more news from OpenSRS. And be sure to follow @OpenSRS on Twitter for more HostingCon news and info. Who knows, there might be some surprise giveaways and other fun stuff for our Twitter followers.

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