Conferences & Tradeshows

Last Chance to Get a Discounted Merge Ticket from Sedo

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The Merge conference is set to begin in Orlando, Florida very soon. I know several people who either arrived within the past couple of days or who are set to travel down to Orlando today or over the weekend for the conference.

For those of you who have been on the fence or otherwise undecided, Sedo is extending a special promotional offer to get a discounted show ticket. Sedo tweeted a link to the discount page a couple of hours ago:

Using Sedo’s promo code with 60% off the current ticket price, the cost of a conference ticket is knocked down from

NameSummit Conference to be Held in NYC in November

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The NameSummit conference, which was held for the first time last August, has been scheduled for November 5th and 6th. The conference, which is being organized by Steven Kaziyev and attorney Jason Schaeffer of ESQwire.com, will be held at the Westin Times Square hotel in New York City. This year’s conference was originally scheduled for the first week in August, but it was rescheduled to November after receiving feedback from attendees who preferred a conference in the Fall rather than during the Summer.

NameSummit was well received last year, as you can read in the DNJournal recap article. The conference featured an array of speakers covering domain investing, law, branding, social media, and other topics that would be of interest to domain investors.

Following the inaugural NameSummit conference last year, Steven and Jason hosted a Real Estate Summit event in New York City with a bit of a different format than NameSummit. Jason explained that they are going to use some of what they learned hosting the real estate event to make NameSummit better than last year:

NamesCon Announces NamesCon Europe 2019 will be in Lisbon

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One of the neat things about Domaining Europe was that the conference regularly changed locations in Europe. The conference, which was founded by Dietmar Stefitz, rebranded as NamesCon Europe, but the tradition of changing locations seems to have stuck. Last night, NamesCon announced the 2019 NamesCon Europe conference will be held in Lisbon, Portugal:

I reached out to NamesCon organizers to get more information, and although the dates have not yet been set, conferences tickets are now on sale. NamesCon’s Terri Potratz told me “tickets are refundable up to 30 days before the event.” I was also told that the event will be held in June of 2019, although the exact date and location in Lisbon have not been finalized just yet. The ticket pre-sale

CloudFest and NamesCon India 2018 Scheduled for May

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The 2018 CloudFest and NamesCon India joint conference is scheduled for May 24-25, 2018 in Mumbai, India. The event will draw a large audience of people working in the hosting and domain name industries. These two events will share keynote speeches, entertainment, and an exposition hall, but like NamesCon Global, they will have two different tracks for people with differing interests.

In 2017, over a thousand

NamesCon Europe: Domaining Europe Now Part of NamesCon

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In the wake of a successful NamesCon Global conference in Las Vegas last month, NamesCon organizers just announced that Domaining Europe is becoming NamesCon Europe. Domaining Europe founder Dietmar Stefitz will be retiring from producing the conference after this year’s show, and it will become a NamesCon event going forward.

NamesCon will now have three domain name specific events held annually throughout the world. NamesCon Global will continue to be held in the United States (Las Vegas) at the end of January, NamesCon India (which is a part of Cloudfest India) will be held in Mumbai, India in May, and NamesCon Europe will be held in June.

This year’s Domaining Europe conference will be held

My NamesCon 2018 Recap

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I attended my fifth NamesCon this past week and have a special lapel pin to show it. As I have come to expect, the conference was top quality, and I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to see friends and colleagues. This year’s event seemed to run even more smoothly than ever, and the NamesCon organizers were on point throughout the event. Now that I am back home and rested, I want to share my NamesCon recap with you.

It is very important to note that I spent very little time in the panels and sessions. In fact, the ICA panel about UDRP proceedings was the only panel I attended – in addition to parts of the domain auction. For additional transparency, I should also add that I paid for my conference ticket right after last year’s conference and NamesCon has been advertising on my blog.

Now that the formalities are out of the way, here are some thoughts I am back in the office:

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