at the conference and he was kind
enough to send us some photos and
highlights from the show, assembled
by talented members of the Guta
staff, to share with you.
& below: Global Domain Summit
organizers welcoming domain
industry guests from around the
world to the first day of business
at the big event Saturday morning
(June 1, 2019) in Xiamen.
The first order of business was a
comprehensive Industry Report
delivered by Feng Guo from MIIT/ICANN
Right after Feng’s talk, Jian
Zhang from Baidu Cloud
took the stage to provide advice on
the intelligent upgrading of
enterprises in a presentation
labeled ABC 3.0.
The Saturday morning sessions
continued with Google’s Yong Bai providing
insight into the Intelligent
Age of Digital Marketing.
In the final morning session
Saturday, Jianou Yan, the
Chairman and CEO of Bizcn, the
organizer of Global Digital Summit,
hosted a Forum that covered Integration & Promotion of Domain Names, Cloud Computing, Cross-Border E-commerce Industry.
The experts on stage for that panel
discussion were (left to right): Jianou
Yan, Yitan Yan (Baidu
Cloud), Shuo Wang (Centralnic)
and Emma (Socilink).
& below: The lunch break
provided attendees with an
opportunity to spend some extra time
in the Exhibit Hall. June 1st
was Children’s Day in China
so several attendees brought their
kids along so they could have a
great time together.
After fueling up on the treats in
the Exhibit Hall, GDS guests
were ready to head back to the Main
Hall for the afternoon sessions
Those included a well received talk
on Diversified Development of Global Domain Name
Investment from by Matt
Overman, Senior VP at Donuts Inc.,
who came over from the U.S.
to address GDS guests.
In another popular Saturday
afternoon session, Guta.com
Founder & CEO George Hong was
one of five experts on stage for a
Forum on Trading Trends Shared by Global Domain
That expert panel included (left to
right): George Hong, Jim
Wang (Godaddy), Yiming Yang
(Sedo), Jun Yang (West.cn)
and Edmon Chung (.asia).
questions the panelists tackled at
this session included:
Compared with 2018,
has the domain name trading market of 2019
had any obvious changes? What are the main causes of these changes?
In what aspects can global domain trading platforms have better cooperation
and communication? Will the trade friction between China and the US affect the domain name industry?
What challenges or opportunities do guests see in the business development of their respective companies? The forecast
for domain name market trends in the second half of 2019?
& below: Global Domain Summit
organizers want their show to be
fun and entertaining, as well as
informative. One way they did
that was by holding a Lucky
Drawing periodically between
sessions Saturday afternoon. Several
fortunate guests took home some nice
prizes to go along with their
memories of the 2019 event.
The annual Industry Awards
ceremony is also a big part of the
Global Digital Summit. In
one of the final sessions of the
2019 event a coveted set of awards
for the year’s Most Popular
Overseas Domain Name Service
Platforms went to Godaddy,
Sedo, Afilias, Webnic and
representatives were on hand to
accept their awards.
With another successful event in the
books, it was time for the Closing
Ceremony at Global Digital
Summit. While this marked the
end of official business, there was
still more to come on the social
side as you will see in the closing
& two photos below: Scenes from
the VIP Guests Dinner and Show
that was held Saturday night (June
1) to celebrate another successful
year for Global Digital Summit and
our thanks to the Guta.com
team who provided all of the great
photos in this article – and
congratulations to Global Domain
Summit on presenting yet another
world class event.