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:
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 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 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:
Late last week and into the weekend, I saw people tweeting about The Domain Show, a virtual domain industry conference created by Page Howe. The conference was free to attend and was held Thursday through Saturday. A whole host of industry participants and experts held sessions throughout the conference.
For those who missed out on attending The Domain Show but who would like to watch any or all of the presentations, DAN.com is offering a promo code for domain investors to watch the videos at no cost.
NamePros member Arif Mirza (aka Ategy), who helped produce the conference, share the following on NamePros last Tuesday:
NamesCon is hosting its annual conference in a virtual format this year due to the global pandemic. When the event was announced, it was originally branded as NamesCon 360°. Lately, the branding has shifted away from the 360, and the event is now officially called NamesCon Online. The event website was also updated to NamesCon.Online. I now know why the event and its website were rebranded – it was related to a sponsorship by Radix, the company that operates the .Online registry.
Here’s what I was told about the name change and sponsorship: