Conferences & Tradeshows

NamesCon Seeking Speakers for 2018 Conference

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NamesCon put a call out for speakers for the 2018 conference coming up in January in Las Vegas:

Since there are typically several topical tracks during the conference, the speaker positions are most likely not limited to people within the domain name business. In fact, I would imagine NamesCon organizers (and conference attendees) would be interested in welcoming speakers with expertise in tertiarily related businesses and industries. Having speakers discuss new and interesting topics helps keep people engaged and likely draws a wider audience. My guess is that we will see more speakers discuss

Merge is Coming Up – Are You Going?

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The Merge Show is coming up in less than a month. The new conference, which has ties to THE Domain Conference, will be held in Orlando, Florida October 14-18. I bought my conference pass when the show was first announced, and my flight and hotel are booked. I will be there from Monday through Wednesday.

There seem to be quite a few domain industry speakers and sponsors that are planning to attend, so I am hoping to see be a good turnout. Ron Jackson wrote about the Merge Show a couple of weeks ago, and he offers some insight beyond the conference agenda. I don’t typically attend many of the panels or keynotes, but it looks like there is a wide range of topics that will be covered. It also looks like the conference organizers reached out beyond the domain industry, so it will likely be good to get topical perspectives from people outside of the domain name business.

Event tickets are now $899, but there may be some conference sponsors who have discount codes for last minute attendees (I do not have any, sorry). The conference will be held at the Orlando World Center Marriott, and the hotel rate secured by the conference organizers is relatively inexpensive at

Brands and Domains Conference in October

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I received an email from the organizers of the Brands and Domains conference scheduled for October 2-3 in The Hague, Netherlands. The venue for this conference is the Grand Hotel Amrath Kurhaus. This conference is in its second year.

Here’s what I was told about the conference:

It is a pleasure to invite you to our second Top Conference regarding Brands and Domains.
The objectives of the conference are:

– Inform brands about the existing use cases so that brands include dotBrand in their digital
marketing tools landscape.
– Raise awareness & Educate communication and web agencies about the potential of
dotBrand domains.
– Connect the world of digital marketing and branding with the domain name ecosystem.

This is the second annual Brands & Domains conference and features speakers such as Akram Atallah,
Deputy CEO and President, Global Domains Division and Georges Edouard Dias, ex Chief Digital Officer
of l’Oreal. We will also exclusively share the results of an SEO contest run by web agencies, and involve universities and researchers.

The cost to purchase a ticket

Name Summit Expecting Nearly 300 Attendees

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The inaugural NameSummit domain industry conference is coming up this Monday and Tuesday, and 270 attendees have registered so far. With the potential for people (like myself) to register the day-of the event at the door, I think there will be close to 300 industry attendees at the conference.

There are quite a few notable domain industry speakers lined up for the conference. One of the nice aspects about the event is that quite a few of the speakers are not directly related to the domain name space, and I think that will give attendees a bit of a different perspective about domain names. Topics covered beyond domain investing include personal branding, Bitcoin, social media law, and other topics related to online business.

When the conference was announced in April, I published an interview with conference co-founders Jason Schaeffer and Steven Kaziyev. I think the interview gives more insight about why they decided to put this conference together and what

Name Summit Drawing: One Hour Consultation with Andrew Rosener

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I think that Andrew Rosener is known as one of the top brokers in the industry. In fact, he was recently involved in PayPal’s sale of the X.com domain name to Elon Musk for an undisclosed price. I want to share details about a tweet with a special  Name Summit offer that Media Options posted this morning. The tweet was followed up with a newsletter detailing the offer:

The inaugural Name Summit  domain industry conference is scheduled for August 7-8 at the Hilton Midtown hotel in New York City. I shared more information about Name Summit in an article published back in April. Since my article was published, Andrew Rosener was added as Co-Founder and Producer of the conference.

To encourage people to purchase their conference tickets ASAP, organizers announced a drawing for an “hour-long coaching session with Media Options CEO Andrew Rosener,” in addition to a special discount code to save $100 on the ticket price.

Here are the details I received in this morning’s Media Options newsletter:

NamesCon China Conference Announced

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In an email sent to newsletter subscribers, NamesCon organizers announced that NamesCon will be holding an event in China in October. The one-day conference will be held in Shanghai, China on October 12, 2017. The Andaz Shanghai Xintiandi hotel (part of the Hyatt chain) will play host to NamesCon China.

Here’s what was said about the event:

“NamesCon has partnered with Racënt to bring NamesCon to China for the first time, touching down in Shanghai’s Xintiandi entertainment district on October 12, 2017. We’ve got a full day of keynotes, panels, and sessions in the works; closing out the day with one of our legendary domain auctions.”

NamesCon recently held a successful event in India in conjunction with WHD India. I do not believe there is another industry-related event being held in China at the same time. Organizers are expecting between 300-500 attendees at NamesCon China.

Tickets to attend NamesCon China cost

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