WADND APRIL 3, 2011

The following Registrars have been awarded our seal of approval on October 20, 2005

Moniker.com
Directnic.com
Fabulous.com

As of April 3, 2011 We regretfully STRIP this designation from Moniker.com.

 

WADND BOARD OF ADVISORS MEETING 4/30/09

MEMBERS PRESENT:
Ron Jackson
Monte Cahn
Greg McNair

Members absent – Jerry Nolte, Ari Goldberger, Dan Warner, Steve Sturgeon, Ammar Kubba, Joe Casale, Sahar Sarid, Michael Gilmour
Additional attendees present included Daniel Pryor, Ray Neu, Russ Goodwin, David Clements, Alexander Schubert, Steve Cheatham.

As there was not a quorum present, all substantive matters were continued to the next meeting to be held in Brooklyn, New York on October 29, 2009. The following matters were continued to the next meeting:

Rescission of REGISTRAR SEALS OF APPROVAL for Fabulous.com, and Directnic.com for failure to publish the seal on their home page.

Retention of 3rd party professional to review applications of registrars and monetizers.

Procedure for implementing complaint process.

David Clements brought everyone up-to-date on the planning for T.R.A.F.F.I.C. ccTLD in Amsterdam on June 1st. Alexander Schubert indicated that there will be a number of ccTLD registries in attendance and sponsoring certain events.

A survey of those present as to what location they liked the best for T.R.A.F.F.I.C. resulted in the number 1 spot being the Westin Diplomat in Hollywood Beach, Florida.

There was some criticism that sponsors loaded up their personnel in the speed networking session so it was suggested that in the future each sponsor and exhibitor be limited to one person representing the company. Also, a suggestion was made that at future auctions, a concurrent networking room immediately adjacent to the auction be available with closed-circuit TV to watch what is happening and keep abreast of the bidding.

The meeting adjourned at 1130 a.m.

 

 

 

WADND Board Vote 11-11-2008

TUCOWS SEAL REVOKED

The majority of non-abstaining Board of Advisors from the World Association of Domain Name Developers Inc. has voted to revoke the WADND Registrar Seal of Approval awarded to Tucows.com. Tucows has continually chosen stockholder interests over domainer interests. The latest plan, selling expired domains they kept from their own customers for failing to timely renew. 

http://www.thedomains.com/2008/10/29/tucows-now-selling-the-expired-domains-they-kept-from-their-customers/  http://www.thedomains.com/2008/10/31/tucows-responds-to-yummydomainscom/ 

 

http://www.whizzbangsblog.com/index.php/20081110486/MyBlog/Conflicts-between-customers-and-registrars.htm

And earlier this year: 

 

http://www.thedomains.com/2008/06/25/tucows-response-to-our-post-not-good-enough-and-heres-why/

 

 

 

 

WADND BOARD OF ADVISORS MEETING 5/24/08


MEMBERS PRESENT:

Ron Jackson

Monte Cahn

Jerry Nolte

Greg McNair

Members absent – Ari Goldberger, Dan Warner, Steve Sturgeon, Ammar Kubba, Joe Casale, Sahar Sarid, Michael Gilmour

The Board’s primary concern was the final adoption of a T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Transparency Seal Of Approval. After substantial discussion on each point, the following was adopted by unanimous vote as the final requirements to obtain the Seal of Approval: 

REQUIREMENTS FOR T.R.A.F.F.I.C. TRANSPARENCY SEAL OF APPROVAL  

  • Monetizer shall have in place a Rapid Response Communication System in order to respond to any customer service emergency and the customer shall be made aware of that system and any modification thereof.
  • “Rapid Response” requires a program in place to respond to a service emergency within 24 hours.
  • All payments to Customers shall be made timely and shall be in compliance with the terms and conditions published by the Monetizer  
  • Monetizer shall pay accurate and legitimate amounts to Customer based on agreed revenue share.  
  • Monetizer shall provide a glossary of its definitions of standard terms of monetization, including “uniques” and “click through rates”.  
  • Monetizer shall maintain a Dispute Resolution Policy and Procedure and shall communicate its terms to its Customers.

 

  • Monetizer shall provide domain by domain reporting within 24 hours, subject to upstream provider verification.  
  • Monetizer shall disclose to each of its Customers his/her individual revenue share and shall not change it without prior notification.  
  • Any change in Service must be specifically identified by onetizer and communicated to customers at least 72 hours before change becomes effective..
  • Monetizer must have been operating as such for at least one year before Application for Transparency Seal may be filed.

The Board then discussed the procedure for a monetizer to obtain a Seal of Approval and for the implementation of the Seal:  

PROCEDURE FOR IMPLEMENTATION  

    • Mass promotion of adoption of T.R.A.F.F.I.C. MONETIZER SEAL OF APPROVAL  
    • Standard form Application shall include a check list of requirements instituted and in place by Monetizer and a clause holding the WADND Board of Advisors harmless to be executed by Applicant.
    • Monetizer returns filled-out form with any back-up or supporting material Monetizer wishes to submit to an independent third party professional appointed by WADND along with any Application fee equal to the cost of processing the application by the Professional..  
    • WADND Board retains services of professional to review applications and any additional supporting documents and recommend approval or denial of SEAL within 30 days after receiving all materials applicable to Application 
    • Board makes final determination based upon materials submitted and recommendation of Reviewer at next regularly scheduled meeting of Board or within 90 days of Recommendation by Reviewer, whichever comes first.  
    • Board to determine form of SEAL and requirements for display by Monetizers  
    • SEAL can be renewed annually by payment of small renewal fee and review of any complaints by Board.

The proposed seal is here

The Board then voted unanimously that as to the Registrar Seal of Approval, already in place, nominations may be made by any party, and so long as the Registrar meets all of the requirements of the issuance of the Registrar Seal of Approval as determined by the independent third party professional, the REGISTRAR SEAL OF APPROVAL will be issued at the annual meeting of T.R.A.F.F.I.C. each Autumn..

The Board agreed that if any Monetizer or Registrar fails to publish its SEAL OF APPROVAL on its Home Page or other applicable page, then the SEAL will be rescinded at the next Board of Advisors meeting..

The Board then voted unanimously that recipients of either SEAL OF APPROVAL must update their applications annually to reflect any changes in policy that would affect any of the conditions for issuance and that a nominal fee will be charged for the third party professional to review those changes and make his recommendation of Renewal to the Board.

The Board then determined that a Complaint Process similar to that used by the Better Business Bureau will be instituted and the procedure will be determined at the next meeting of the Board of Advisors in New York City on September 26 th.

The Board then determined that the possibility of de-accreditation shall be accomplished through the Renewal process annually unless there is an emergency (see Registerfly.com), in which event, the vote will be circulated by email to the Board.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:15 A.M.

Sample submitted for Monetizer Seal of Approval donated by Theo at Acroplex

 

 

WADND BOARD OF ADVISORS MEETING 2/21/08

MEMBERS PRESENT:

Ron Jackson

Steve Sturgeon

Ammar Kubba

Monte Cahn

Joe Casale

Sahar Sarid

Members absent – Ari Goldberger, Jerry Nolte, Dan Warner.

The Board’s primary concern was the adoption of a T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Transparency Seal Of Approval. After substantial discussion on each point, the following was adopted by unanimous vote as the requirements to obtain the Seal of Approval:

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR T.R.A.F.F.I.C. TRANSPARENCY SEAL OF APPROVAL

 

  • Monetizer shall have in place a Rapid Response Communication System in order to respond to any customer service emergency and the customer shall be made aware of that system and any modification thereof.

 

  • All payments to Customers shall be made timely pursuant to the terms published by Monetizer.

 

  • Monetizer shall be in compliance with its own terms and conditions of payment to customers. (It’s hard to tell the difference between 2 and 3)

 

  • Monetizer shall pay accurate and legitimate amounts to Customer based on agreed revenue share.

 

  • Monetizer shall provide a glossary of its definitions of standard terms of monetization, including “uniques” and “click through rates”.

 

  • Monetizer shall maintain a Dispute and Resolution Policy and Procedure and shall communicate its terms to its Customers.

 

  • Monetizer shall provide domain by domain reporting within 24 hours, subject to upstream provider verification.

 

  • Monetizer shall disclose to each of its Customers his/her individual revenue share and shall not change it without prior notification.

 

The Board then discussed the procedure for a monetizer to obtain a Seal of Approval and for the implementation of the Seal:

 

PROCEDURE FOR IMPLEMENTATION

 

    • Mass promotion of adoption of T.R.A.F.F.I.C. MONETIZER SEAL OF APPROVAL

 

    • Monetizer requests application

 

    • Standard form sent out to Monetizer

 

    • Monetizer returns filled-out form with any back-up or supporting material and fee.

 

    • WADND Board retains services of professional to review applications and supporting documents and recommend approval or denial of SEAL

 

    • Board makes final determination based upon materials submitted and recommendation of Reviewer at next regularly scheduled meeting of Board.

 

    • Board to determine form of SEAL and requirements for display by Monetizers

 

    • SEAL can be renewed annually by payment of small renewal fee and review of any complaints by Board.

 

The Board then voted unanimously that henceforth the same procedure will be utilized for the issuance of the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. REGISTRAR SEAL OF APPROVAL.

The Board agreed to review and lay out the registrar requirements at its May meeting in Orlando, including whether there will be a complaint process and how it will be implemented; a de-accreditation process and how it will be implemented.

A motion was made and passed unanimously that Michael Gilmour and Gregg McNair be added to the Board and to serve starting at the next meeting in Orlando.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:30 A.M.

 

 

WADND BOARD OF ADVISORS MEETING 10/13/07  

MEMBERS PRESENT:

Ron Jackson

Steve Sturgeon

Ammar Kubba

Monte Cahn

Dan Warner

Joe Casale

Sahar Sarid

Also present – Ari Goldberger, Bob Connor, John Epp, Jerry Nolte, Greg Carbonera, Norine Fuller

The Board discussed instituting an Annual Pass for individuals and corporations. It was determined that for a limited time only, an individual Annual Pass will be made available for an amount to be determined by Management; said pass to be only for the year 2008, will not include Licensed events and will be non-transferable and non-extendable. Corporate “5 packs” and “10 packs will also be available at various times throughout the year.

The Board reviewed the criteria for Registrars to qualify for the WADND SEAL OF APPROVAL. It was revised as follows:

  • Registrar must agree to cooperate with all other Registrars when a domain is claimed to be hijacked.
  • Registrar must have 24-hour Customer Care for reporting stolen domains or other registration problems.
  • Registrar must delay transfer, or double-check authenticity of purchaser when transferring a domain to a Registrar who knowingly harbors hijacked domains.
  • Registrar must have “Executive Lock” in place as an option that can only be removed by direct communication with Registrant.
  • Registrar must be a Full Service Registrar and have a minimum of one million (1,000,000) domains registered or at least three (3) years experience.
  • Registrar must provide sufficiently direct means to unlock domain locks, so as to not unduly deny a legitimate transfer request from a verified domain name Registrant.
  • Registrar must collect emergency contact information from Registrants, if requested by Registrants, other Registrars and Resellers to respond to an urgent restoration of a hijacked domain.
  • Registrar must define and make clear the emergency procedures which can be instituted in events where emergency contacts are not available.
  • Registrar must provide clear and readily accessible information to Registrants regarding domain locking and domain name protection measures offered by Registrar.
  • Registrar must have defined procedure for handling complaints and hijacked domains.

It was determined by the Board that a new WADND SEAL OF APPROVAL be issued to monetizers who qualify under the following requirements to be finalized at the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. WEST 2008 Board Meeting in Las Vegas. A new logo will be developed to reflect the intent of THIS Seal.

  • Monetizer Customer Service shall include 1 hour responses to technical issues of financial impact to Domain Owners.
  • Payments to Domain Owners shall be made timely pursuant to terms published by Monetizer.
  • Monetizer shall provide proof of financial stability by maintaining standard procedures for payments to Domain Owners.
  • Monetizer shall have standard payment processing that meets external auditing standards.
  • Monetizer shall provide a glossary of definitions of “uniques”, “click through Rates”, and other standard terms of monetization.
  • Monetizer shall maintain a Dispute Resolution Procedure.
  • Monetizer shall provide domain by domain reporting within 24 hours.

The Ad hoc committee to attract ad agencies to direct navigation comprised of Joe Casale, Sahar Sarid and Steve Sturgeon, had no report and will continue to attempt to attract one or more ad agencies to experiment with domains.

Ari Goldberger and Jerry Nolte were elected to the Board.

The 2008 schedule of events and sponsor sign-ups was reviewed. The Licensing to FABULOUS.COM of T.R.A.F.F.I.C. AUSTRALIA will take place in November, 2008.

It was recommended that all domainers’ web sites and parking pages encourage direct navigation by having “Thank you for typing in (domain name).com” in order to brand type-ins.

Meeting was adjourned

 

WORLD ASSOCIATION OF DOMAIN NAME DEVELOPERS. INC.

BOARD OF ADVISORS MEETING – June 22, 2007

Board members present

Ron Jackson
Stephen Sturgeon
Monte Cahn
Ammar Kubba
Darren Cleveland
Howard Neu
Rick Schwartz

Also in attendance:

Joe Casale
Sahar Sarid
Paul Roszel
Dan Warner
Jerry Nolte

 

  • The Board discussed location and timing of future T.R.A.F.F.I.C. shows. The general concensus was that in 2008, we should try to schedule a family location for June and New York for the Fall. A suggestion was made that we limit future T.R.A.F.F.I.C. shows to New York, San Francisco and London.
  • The Board discussed various ways of expanding our attendance base, a number of these suggestions will be explored for viability. We are working on joint co-operation relationships with other organizations including Webmaster World, Sedo, Domain Sponsor and various vertical industries.
  • T.R.A.F.F.I.C. will include in future schedules a Break-out hour for attendees to meet on a one-to-one basis with various sponsors and exhibitors.
  • It was suggested that if persons who were not paid attendees wanted to visit the exhibition area, they be allowed to do so without paying. It was decided that due to the limited number of exhibitors, this would not be feasible at this time.
  • It was recommended that T.R.A.F.F.I.C. look in to the feasibility of having a live webcast of future auctions. Due to the delay factor inherent in such a process, it may not be feasible.
  • It was recommended that for 2008, we institute an Annual Pass for attendees at a discount. Various methods of handling this were discussed and will be further explored.
  • Rick Schwartz indicated that we are still looking for an Executive Director as he is looking to reduce the day to day operating time that is required of him to organize and maintain the quality of T.R.A.F.F.I.C.. He further indicated that by 2009 and no later than 2010, he would like to see T.R.A.F.F.I.C. run by an independent cross section of domain owners, sponsors and other interested parties to set a long term strategy that benefits all in the industry for decades to come.
  • Joe Caserta, Sahar Sarid and Steve Sturgeon agreed to serve on an ad hoc committee to look into how we can attract ad agencies to the domain industry and report back at our next meeting.
  • Discussion about leaving one night open with no dinner was suggested so folks can have private parties and other functions without competing with official events and sponsors that are hosting these dinners. In Miami that night will be October 9 th.

 

Meeting adjourned at 11 A.M. Next meeting will be Friday, October 12, 2007 at the Westin Diplomat Hotel and Resort in Hollywood, Florida.

 

 

 

 

WORLD ASSOCIATION OF DOMAIN NAME DEVELOPERS. INC.

BOARD OF ADVISORS MEETING – March 8, 2007

Board members present

Ron Jackson
Stephen Sturgeon
Monte Cahn
Adam Dicker
Rick Schwartz
Howard Neu

Also in attendance:

Joe Casale
Sahar Sarid

 

  • The Board accepted the resignation of Ron Sheridan and elected Ammar Kubba and Darren Cleveland to the Board.
  • T.R.A.F.F.I.C. will in the future have a flyer desk near the Registration area for any handouts that are not included as inserts in the Welcome Bag for the same cost as the inserts..
  • The following ribbons shall be attached to all badges in the future:
    • SPONSORS
    • EXHIBITORS
    • SPEAKERS
    • BOARD OF ADVISORS
  • Due to disruption of proceedings at T.R.A.F.F.I.C. caused by certain persons, groups or companies arranging private parties or gatherings while events are occurring, the Board voted unanimously that any function, party or gathering by written or verbal invitation by any person, group or company before 9:30P.M. on the first, second or third full day of T.R.A.F.F.I.C. shall be strictly prohibited and any violators shall be excluded from any future T.R.A.F.F.I.C. CONFERENCE AND TRADE SHOW. Sponsors pay to have full attendance at Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner and it is not fair to them to have competing functions small or large before 9:30 P.M.
  • It was suggested that future T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Conferences include a seminar on how to operate a business and business fundamentals
  • Various suggestions were made for future Keynote Speakers to match the quality of John Reese.
  • Rick and Howard announced that they are looking for an experienced Executive Director for T.R.A.F.F.I.C. with strong connections in the domain industry for a minimum 5 years to handle some of the administrative duties imposed upon them by the increased attendance at each event. Applications should be made by email to both mr800king@aol.com and howard@neulaw.com
  • Meeting adjourned at 11 A.M. Next meeting will be Thursday, June 22, 2007 at the Hyatt Grand CENTRAL IN New York City.

 

BOARD MEETING – October 28th, 2006

The following were elected to the Board of Advisors for the 2006 - 2007 year:

JOHN BERRYHILL
MONTE CAHN
ADAM DICKER
RON JACKSON
RON SHERIDAN
STEVE STURGEON
DAN WARNER

Meeting held at the Westin Diplomat Hotel in Miami, Florida. Present were:

JOHN BERRYHILL
MONTE CAHN
RON JACKSON
RON SHERIDAN
STEVE STURGEON
HOWARD NEU
RICK SCHWARTZ

 

 

BOARD MEETING – MAY 5, 2006

Meeting held at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas. Present were:

RICK SCHWARTZ
HOWARD NEU
MARC OSTROFSKY
RON SHERIDAN
JEFF REYNOLDS
MARCIA WALKER
RON JACKSON
BRIAN NULL
MONTE CAHN

Also present were Dan Warner, Steve Sturgeon, Sal Sarid, Fin Lemonde, Joe Alagna, Carmen Smith

The first order of business was that the Board shall henceforth be known as the Board of Advisors as it has no power over the actions of the officers of the corporation, but rather, sets policy for the organization and the Domain Industry and that at future T.R.A.F.F.I.C. functions, Board members’ badges will indicate that they are members of the Board.

The tentative T.R.A.F.F.I.C. schedule for 2007 was announced and approved. A motion was passed that the City of New York be considered as a prime area for T.R.A.F.F.I.C. in 2007.

There was a discussion about the tax basis of domains and whether some enterprising company will develop insurance for domains, but no conclusion was reached.

It was recommended that a policy governing speakers at future conferences should be formalized to allow only KEYNOTE speakers into the conference at no charge. It was further determined that this policy should NOT include members of panels unless they are expected to make major presentations.

Nominations to the Board will be made during the month of September. All persons on the mailing list will be provided an opportunity to make nominations. Elections will be held at T.R.A.F.F.I.C. EAST in October.

After further discussion, the meeting was adjourned.

Howard Neu, Secretary

 

 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF WORLD ASSOCIATION OF DOMAIN NAME DEVELOPERS, INC. FEBRUARY 2, 2006  

Secretary, Howard Neu called the meeting to Order and called the roll.
The following directors were present:

Rick Schwartz - President
Howard Neu - Secretary
Ron Sheridan
Ron Jackson
Marcia Lynn Walker

A quorum was declared present.

The Board discussed the progress of the law suit against ICANN and Verisign. It was reported that a Voluntary Dismissal had been taken as to ICANN as we accomplished a failure to approve the Settlement Agreement between ICANN and Verisign at the Vancouver ICANN meeting. The Board voted unanimously to take a Voluntary Dismissal as to Verisign now that the pass through charge has been eliminated and the “cap” can only be raised a certain number of times over the course of the contract rather than annually.

A discussion emanating out of T.R.A.F.F.I.C. SILICON VALLEY that a Code of Ethics for Domainers be considered was rejected by the Board. However, after discussion, the Board voted unanimously to construct Standards of Performance between Domainers. A committee of volunteers from the Chat Board will be asked to help codify those unwritten standards that are already in place on the Chat Board.

3 WADND SEALS OF APPROVAL were issued at T.R.A.F.F.I.C. EAST in October, 2005. However, to date, only MONIKER.COM has posted the SEAL OF APPROVAL on its web site. The Board voted unanimously that if FABULOUS.COM and DIRECTNIC.COM did not post the SEAL OF APPROVAL on its web site within the next 30 days, that it would be rescinded as it would appear that those registrars have little regard for the standards required to obtain such a SEAL.

A discussion was held about the possibility of changing the name of the World Association of Domain Name Developers, Inc. due to the difficulty in pronouncing WADND. However, the Board voted unanimously to keep the name as it stands but will also utilize the name "DomainDevelopers.com".

The Board voted to hold a Board meeting at the end of each T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Conference with annual elections in October of each year. After further discussion, the meeting was adjourned.

BULLETIN....November 28, 2005

WADND.COM files lawsuit against ICANN and Verisign
alleging that the two have engaged in antitrust activities, including conspiracy, monopolization, illegal price fixing and monopolizing “.com” and “.net” domain name markets. The suit alleges that the two are on the verge of entering “an unlawful agreement [that] gives VeriSign a permanent monopoly over the all ‘.com’ and ‘.net’ internet domain name registrations.”

Click here to read the actual complaint

 

2005 Annual meeting update:

The 2nd annual meeting was held on Friday October 21, 2005 at the Delray Beach, FL Marriott during TRAFFIC EAST 2005.

We want to take this opportunity to congratulate and thank the newly elected Board of Directors fo the WORLD ASSOCIATION OF DOMAIN NAME DEVELOPERS, INC. for taking their positions so seriously and rolling up their sleeves to start helping to direct the future of WADND and T.R.A.F.F.I.C. http://www.targetedtraffic.com

In addition to Rick Schwartz and Howard Neu, the new Board Members for 2005-2006 are:

JEFF REYNOLDS (AmericanFlags.com)
RON SHERIDAN (Revenue.net)
BRIAN NULL (GolfCourses.com)
RON JACKSON (DNJoural.com)
MARC OSTROFSKY (iREIT.com)
MARCIA LYNN WALKER (MyrtleBeachInc.com)
MONTE CAHN (Moniker.com)

Also, DAN WARNER (FABULOUS.COM) has agreed to work with the Board in an advisory capacity. The Board elected the following persons as officers for the coming year:

President and CEO - RICK SCHWARTZ (eRealEstate.com)
Secretary/treasurer and CFO - HOWARD NEU (NeuLaw.com)
First Vice-President - MONTE CAHN (Moniker.com)
Second Vice-President - JEFF REYNOLDS
(AmericanFlags.com)

Look for the World Association of Domain Name Developers seal of approval awarded to registrars that take security seriously and are proactive in the fight against domain name hijackings.


The following Registrars have been awarded our seal of approval on October 20, 2005

Moniker.com
Directnic.com
Fabulous.com

The following Registrars have been awarded our seal of approval on October 22, 2007

Tucows.com

The 9 criteria or standards for a WADND SEAL OF APPROVAL are:

1. Registrar must agree to cooperate with all other Registrars when a domain is claimed to be hijacked.

2. Registrar must have 24-hour Hot Line for reporting stolen domains or other registration problems.

3. Registrar must delay transfer, or double-check authenticity of purchaser when transfering a domain to a Registrar who knowingly harbors hi-jacked domains.

4. Registrar must have "Executive Lock" in place that can only be removed by direct communication with Registrant.

5. Registrar must have a minimum of one million (1,000,000) domains registered.

6. Registrar must provide sufficiently direct means to unlock domain locks, so as to not unduly deny a legitimate transfer request from a verified domain name registrant.

7. Registrar must collect emergency contact information from registrants, other registrars and resellers to respond to an urgent restoration of a hi-jacked domain.

8. Registrar must define and make clear the emergency procedures which can be instituted in events where emergency contacts are not available.

9. Registrar must provide clear and readily accessible information to registrants regarding domain locking and domain name protection measures offered by Registrar.

For further assistance and to apply for a WADND.com seal of approval, Email us at: admin@targetedtraffic.com

The board will review your application and will notify you of the outcome.

 

MISSION STATEMENT OF WORLD ASSOCIATION OF DOMAIN NAME DEVELOPERS, INC.

1. To foster and construct a worldwide organization whereby internet users find desired results with maximum efficiency while web vendors achieve profitability through the demand created by an unlimited supply of "quality" visitors.

2. To represent the premier companies, personnel and domainers who make up the industry in a professional organization where their talents, integrity, ethics and internet abilities to create and increase meaningful traffic on the web are recognized.

3. To enhance the value of internet traffic by educating commercial websites in how to close more sales and increase their income; that not all traffic is created equal; that they need to know the source of their traffic to make the most effective use of it.

4. To educate the general public on how to use the internet more efficiently and effectively and to develop true economic relationships with emphasis on domain name ownership and business returns on investments therein.

5. To develop standards of practice and ethics for domainers and commercial website owners to follow and increase the public perception of the professionalism of the industry.

 

Let us help to clarify what we see the mission of the WORLD ASSOCIATION OF DOMAIN NAME DEVELOPERS. (WADND)

This is a group that wants to enhance the value of DOMAINS and TRAFFIC by educating websites and sponsors on how to CLOSE MORE SALES as well as alert it's members to those sponsors that may not share this goal, have substandard payouts, and/or may be doing business in a less than transparent or unethical manner.

The value of a click is only as much as the sponsor you send it to and how much money THEY make. More sales will make the value of traffic go up as well as the domain name in which that traffic came from.

Our MISSION is to make SPONSORS and ADVERTISERS more money by educating them to the FACT that not all traffic is created equal even though they are likely priced the same. How they need to learn the SOURCE of the traffic. How their websites need to be effective so they don't WASTE the TRAFFIC. How they need to appreciate potent and targeted traffic created by domains as opposed to general traffic.

Their success is our success.

For further assistance and to apply for a WADND.com seal of approval, Email us at: admin@targetedtraffic.com

 

2004 Annual meeting update:

WORLD ASSOCIATION OF DOMAIN NAME DEVELOPERS, INC. (WADND) held its first annual meeting of members on Saturday, October 23, 2004. There was a quorum present.

The 5 point MISSION STATEMENT was adopted by the members and will be posted on the WADND.COM web site. The next meeting will be October 22, 2005.

We will continue to use http://www.targetedtraffic.com as the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. web site and will have a link to the WADND.COM site. Email address is admin@targetedtraffic.com

A slate of 8 nominees for the Board of Directors was presented to the membership and the floor was opened for additional nominations.

SHEPHERD was nominated, but declined.

RICHARD LAU was nominated and the nominations were closed.

Elected to the Board for 2004-2005 are:

RICK SCHWARTZ
HOWARD NEU
MIKE FIOL
MARCIA LYNN WALKER
STEVE STOESER
JEFF REYNOLDS
DAN WARNER
ALAN REID (BUCKO)
RICHARD LAU

JOE ALAGNA (JZ) volunteered to create a mailing list directory of attendees.

The members then voted to have next year's conference run from Tuesday to Saturday.

That would provide more time to network and throw in a little recreation amid the meetings.

DAN WARNER suggested that either T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 2005 or T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 2006 be held in or around the San Francisco area.

The bay area is the geographic hub of domainers and sponsors and the members agreed.

It was suggested that we color-code the badges next year so that you can tell the domainers from the sponsors.

Of course, that wasn't a problem with DOMAINSPONSOR.COM and POOL.COM staff who all wore distinctive shirts.

SHEPHERD volunteered to develop a cyber-program for next year's domain auction.

Bidding will be easier and domains can be posted in advance of the conference by anyone that will be attending T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 2005,

Bids can be made at the conference or online by anyone whether they will be attending T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 2005, or not.

All bidders will have to be registered before the show starts.

The meeting was adjourned at 11 A.M.

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