Conferences & Tradeshows

Domain Name Content at CloudFest 2021

While the virtual ICANN70 meeting started yesterday, a more business-focused virtual event begins today. CloudFest, the sister event to the domain name-focused NamesCon, begins today and runs through March 25th. Domain names are not the focus of CloudFest, but there are quite a few domain name related panels and keynotes coming up over the course of the next three days.

The domain name related content on the agenda at CloudFest includes:

Video: NamesCon Platform Tour

NamesCon Online 2021 is coming up next week. This industry conference is taking place entirely online due to the global pandemic, and the conference will be held on a customized platform. In anticipation of the conference, NamesCon shared a video to help conference attendees explore how NamesCon Online will operate and look when it goes live next week.

For your convenience, you can watch the video below:

9 Candidates for 2021 Lonnie Borck Memorial Award

The Internet Commerce Association released the list of the nine nominees for the 2021 Lonnie Borck Memorial Award. These nine nominees were selected by domain industry peers, and the ICA membership will vote to select a group of three finalists for this year’s award. The nine nominated domain industry participants in alphabetical order are:

Registration Opens for 2021 NamesCon Online

Earlier this month, NamesCon announced its 2021 schedule of events. The annual NamesCon Global event that has been held each January (last in Austin, Texas) will be a virtual event called NamesCon Online. The exclusively online conference will take place January 27-29, 2021. NamesCon has plans for a hybrid and an in-person event for later on in the year, but I imagine the status of the Covid-19 pandemic will determine whether in-person events will be able to be held in 2021.

NamesCon Announces 2021 Schedule of Events

NamesCon was forced to make an adjustment to its schedule this year due to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. NamesCon Europe, scheduled for August in Budapest, was cancelled, and the NamesCon Online event was successfully held in its place. With the Covid-19 coronavirus still infecting millions around the world, NamesCon has made some adjustments to its 2021 schedule of events.

This afternoon, conference organizers shared the dates and schedule for upcoming NamesCon events. I am told the email will be sent to people on the NamesCon mailing list sometime today:

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:

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