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D3 to Host Invite-Only Dominion Conference

D3 is a relatively new entrant to the domain space, but it has a team with considerable domain industry expertise. In announcing its $5 million seed funding round this past September, the company announced its intent “to revolutionize the real-world asset class of domain names on the Internet’s root layer.”

D3 will be hosting an invite-only Dominion conference at the end of the month. Dominion 2024 will be held at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas April 29-30. Here’s the purpose of the conference:

Registration is Open for NamesCon Global 2024

NamesCon Global emailed past attendees this afternoon to announce that registration is now open for next year’s conference. NamesCon Global will be held June 5-8, 2024 at the Omni Austin Hotel Downtown in Austin, Texas. Tickets can be purchased via EventBrite.

NamesCon is currently offering a “Super Early Bird Special” for those who purchase a conference pass now. The Standard pass costs $349 and the Channel Pass costs $549. The email says that this will be the biggest discount on tickets. In general, though, if you’re not certain you can attend right now, there are usually special deals offered by conference organizers leading up to the conference.

Video: Domainer Expo in Las Vegas

Monte Cahn emailed me today about the inaugural Domainer Expo. I understand it is an event that is scheduled to be held in Las Vegas from December 6-7th at the Westgate Resort and Casino. Aside from an email a month ago from one of the event’s organizers, I had not heard about this event until receiving Monte’s email (I don’t believe Monte is involved with organizing the event).

From the looks of it, conference organizers are expecting a large turnout. Quite a few domain industry participants are lined up as speakers. The cost to attend the event is $497 for standard passes or $697 for VIP passes.

The event organizers put together a video explaining what attendees can expect to see at the conference:

Brannan’s at The Battery Show to Sell Batteries.com

In one of the first articles I ever wrote in June of 2007, I suggested that domain investment companies would benefit from educating end user buyers to help sell them domain names. Here’s an excerpt from that ancient article I wrote back when I used a combination of a pen and paper, a typewriter, and my Apple II GS to publish articles:

“I think it would be in the best interest of the domain investment community and a company like Fabulous, BuyDomains.com, or an otherwise motivated company to sponsor workshops or seminars focused on teaching end users about domain names at industry specific tradeshows. I frequently see advertising agencies and consultants sponsoring lunch seminars at tradeshows to show how their particular company can help maximize advertising dollars. I believe if a company like Fabulous sent Dan Warner to teach a group of entrepreneurial business people how a generic domain name can help their business, it would be beneficial to the company and to the domain business at large.”

Domain Days Dubai Scheduled for November

Abdu Tarabichi emailed me a link to the Domain Days Dubai event website. Domain Days Dubai is scheduled to be held November 1-2, 2023 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Marriott Resort Palm Jumeirah will play host to the two day domain industry event.

The general agenda outline was posted already, with individual panelists and keynotes to be added in at some point. While the primary focus of the event is domain names, I can see there are panels related to blockchain, web3, and digital assets. I know of a few domain investors who spend a considerable amount of time in Dubai, and I believe Dubai is known as a hub for the digital asset space.

Video: Home.com Keynote from NamesCon

One of the largest domain name sales in history was Fairway’s acquisition of Home.com. The deal was brokered by Andrew Miller (Hilco Digital Assets) and Larry Fischer (GetYourDomain.com), but terms of the deal were kept private.

At NamesCon a couple of weeks ago, Andrew, Larry, and Fairway’s David Lazowski had a conversation about the Home.com acquisition. The keynote discussion is embedded below:

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