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NamesCon Global Still Planned for January 2021

NamesCon is hosting an online domain industry conference, NamesCon Online, next month. The event will be held from September 9-11, 2020, and tickets to attend are an affordable $59. When I wrote about the NamesCon Auction earlier this week, I was under the impression that this event was taking the place of the NamesCon Global conference held each year in January. I was incorrect.

NamesCon Global is still scheduled to be held in Austin, Texas this coming January. Obviously, this event and its location depends on the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. We should have an update by the end of September or early October.

A representative from NamesCon shared the following comment with me discussing upcoming NamesCon events:

VA Gets GIBill.com and Domain Name Expired

I was looking at DropCatch.com this morning, and the largest auction on the platform is GIBill.com. The high bid on GIBill.com is $1,700 with a little more than 2 days remaining in the auction. The GIBill.com domain name has quite an interesting history, and it looks like someone dropped the ball at some point in time to let this domain name expire.

According to a 2012 article on The US Department of Veterans Affairs website, the GIBill.com domain name was taken over by the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as a result of a legal settlement. Here’s what was written in the VA.gov article from eight years ago:

Tucows Job: Sr. Product Marketing Manager – Domains

I saw a job opportunity posted on LinkedIn that might be of interest to a domain industry professional. Tucows is looking to hire someone for the position of Senior Product Marketing Manager – Domains. The job will be based out of the company’s Toronto, Canada office, although I am unsure if Tucows employees have returned to the office due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Here’s an excerpt from the job listing about the job opportunity:

Created in 2017, BidenHarris.com for Sale for $99,999

Former Vice President and current Democratic candidate for US President Joe Biden has selected US Senator Kamala Harris to be his running mate:

NamesCon Auction Now Live on GoDaddy Auctions

NamesCon is going to look much, much different this year. Not only is the event being held exclusively online, but it is also being held in September instead of January. One other major change is that the NamesCon domain name auction will be held on GoDaddy Auctions this year, and it appears that the auction is being run entirely in-house.

GoDaddy’s Joe Styler tweeted that the NamesCon auction is now live on GoDaddy Auctions. To access the auction, visit GoDaddy Auctions and choose the NamesCon Auction in the Popular Searches dropdown menu:

FuckTrump.com Forwarding to USA.gov Landing Page

It looks like someone is getting creative with a politically charged domain name. If you were to type in FuckTrump.com, you will end up on a USA.gov landing page featuring information about Absentee and Early Voting. Given the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic that is plaguing the United States, a great deal of Americans will choose to use absentee ballots during the Presidential election in November.

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