Last week the experts of the domain business met in Toronto, Canada for the second annual Domain Convergence, a conference for domain specialists. I was one of the invited speakers and was asked to talk about web development with APIs and the social web.
This was an interesting task for me as I don't know anything at all about "domaining." In essence, "domainers" are the real estate traders of the web. They set up, buy, trade, and develop domains. They make money either by advertising on parked or semi-developed domain-holding pages or - as the end goal - by selling them to companies who will use them.
As the main goal of domain holding is to get people to click ads, my task was not easy. My idea of the web is exactly the opposite, which is why I throw all my output on the web for free so that people can do something useful with it.
However, as I thrive on a challenge like this, I tried my very best to explain the idea of the social web and a web of data in my presentation. TheRead More »from Talking to “domainers” about APIs, YQL, and remixing the web