On Tuesday, November 7th we hosted our official launch party at ICANN57 and it will definitely go down as a night to remember. Leading up to the event, ICANN had been a wonderful host to us in Hyderabad, India as our team enjoyed attending the various meetings and discussions. The opportunity to interact with so many partners, industry experts, and decision makers has been invaluable to us, so the fact that so many came out to show their support was incredibly inspiring.
In case you’re not familiar with ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), they are a nonprofit organization that is responsible for coordinating the maintenance and procedures of several databases related to the namespaces of the internet. ICANN meetings are held three times throughout the year in different regions of the world enabling attendees from around the globe to attend.
While the conference days center around policy discussions and relationship building, ICANN attendees were clearly ready to let loose by the time our party was kicking off. The launch party took place at the Banyan Tree, a spacious outdoor location where, in addition to music, there were magicians, fire dancers and mad scientists working the crowds. Attendees had their minds blown by unique performances while they sipped cocktails and enjoyed tasty bites to eat.
One additional attraction at the event was the photo booth where party goers could snap fun shots. We asked people to share photos throughout the night, tag @dotblog and use hashtag #dotblogICANN57 in order to enter the contest. At the end of the night, we announced Anil Kumar Peddireddy as the winner and he walked away with a brand new Apple Watch Series 2 as his prize!
If you missed out on the Apple Watch the first time around, don’t worry… there is still one more chance to win. Continue to post photos on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook using hashtag #dotblogICANN57 up until November 21st and we will announce a second winner shortly thereafter.
One thing we learned about some of our new friends was that when the music is pumping, there’s no holding back on the dance floor. The .blog team had a wonderful time hosting the launch party last night and again, we are moved and inspired by everyone who came out to help us celebrate.
Check out photos and highlights of the party (here).