Conferences & Tradeshows

Dates Set for NamesCon Europe 2020

NamesCon organizers announced the dates of the 2020 NamesCon Europe conference earlier this morning. NamesCon Europe 2020 will be held in the city of Budapest, Hungary from August 6 – 8, 2020. The conference will be held at the Budapest Marriott Hotel, which is on the bank of the Danube River. You can learn more about the conference and see the agenda when it is posted on the NamesCon Europe website.

Will I See You at NamesCon?

NamesCon Global will take place in Austin, Texas in a little over three weeks from today. From what I have read in various places, it would seem like attendance could be down from prior years, but I have also heard the opposite. In fact, NamesCon organizers made more hotel rooms available at surrounding hotels due to the reservation blocks being reserved already.

Now that we are very close to the conference, I thought I would ask readers if they are going to be attending the conference. I will be there, and I am looking forward to making my first trip to Austin.


NamesCon Increases Hotel Availability

Some people have quietly questioned how large the NamesCon turnout will be this year due to the change in location from Las Vegas to Austin, Texas. If hotel bookings are an indication of the number of attendees, it looks like NamesCon will be well-attended. NamesCon organizers had a block of rooms set aside for conference attendees to book, and they secured a second block when the first one sold out. The conference is coming up in less than a month, and apparently, the host Omni Hotel is now at capacity.

NamesCon Announces Special Christmas Offer

I want to share a special ticket offer posted by NamesCon this morning for NamesCon Global tickets. Conference organizers are offering a 30% discount off of the current pricing and giving purchasers a free second ticket with the purchase. Here’s the tweet with the special offer and discount link:

If I am reading it correctly, people who purchase a ticket for the NamesCon Global conference by December 26th (using the discount code) will get two tickets for a total price of $521.99, inclusive of the EventBrite fees.

I bought two conference tickets this year, and I paid more for them separately than I would have paid using this offer. It’s not really a big deal because I would not have been comfortable waiting this long to buy my ticket anyway, but had I waited I would have saved money.

If you and a colleague or business associate are still thinking about going to NamesCon Global this year, now is probably a good time to confirm that. The conference will be held in a little over a month (January 29th – February 1st, 2020) in Austin, Texas.

James Booth Announced as a NamesCon Keynote Speaker

NamesCon announced the first of several keynote speakers for the upcoming NamesCon Global conference. Domain broker James Booth, whose domain brokerage was recently rebranded as Phenom.com (from BQDN), will be speaking in a yet-to-be announced time slot during the conference.

Here’s what NamesCon said about James in this morning’s announcement:

2019 Nordic Domain Days Approaching

The 2019 Nordic Domain Days event will be taking place in Stockholm, Sweden from November 25-26, 2019. The annual domain name-focused event is a part of the larger Internet Days conference, which expects to host over 2,500 attendees. The event will be held at the Stockholm Waterfront Congress Center.

Here’s a general overview of the event, which you can see is primarily regional in nature:

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