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Video: 2019 NamesCon Keynote with Paul Nicks

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GoDaddy VP and Aftermarket GM Paul Nicks was one of the keynote speakers at the 2019 NamesCon conference. Because of the amount of data and insight that was shared in his NamesCon 2018 keynote presentation, Paul’s keynote was the one I was looking forward to seeing the most. A few weeks ago, I shared Paul’s presentation slides that accompanied this year’s presentation, and the video of his keynote was uploaded to GoDaddy’s YouTube account late last week.

For your convenience, I embedded the video of Paul’s keynote below. If you have any questions for Paul – or if you have any comments about the presentation, you are welcome to post them here for Paul to see:

NamesCon Publishes 2019 Trend Report

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Following the conclusion of its well-attended NamesCon Global conference, NamesCon organizers published and distributed the 2019 edition of its Trend Report. This free report pdf file “captured every actionable takeaway, tweetable phrase, and inspiring quote from the NamesCon keynote stage speakers.” You can find the download link within this tweet from NamesCon CEO Soeren von Varchmin:

Video: Frank Schilling Wins DomainNames.com Auction

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DomainNames.com has been owned by Network Solutions, and the company put this domain name up for sale in the NamesCon auction earlier this week. One of the highlights of the live was the sale of DomainNames.com for $370,000. The winning bidder in the auction was Uniregistry founder Frank Schilling.

Jordi Gasull, founder of NameAgency.com, shared a video of the auction. With his permission, I am sharing the auction video with you:

NamesCon Extended Auction Through February 13

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The live domain auction held last Monday during NamesCon had several large sales. The total sales volume during the live auction was approximately $2.3 million. The NamesCon auction continues for two weeks (ending February 13) in the form of its extended auction hosted on NameJet.

NamesCon 2020 to be Held in Austin, Texas

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Earlier this year, NamesCon announced that this would be the final conference at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas. NamesCon organizers put out a survey asking attendees to share where they would like to see the NamesCon Global conference held in 2020.

This morning, NamesCon organizers announced that NamesCon 2020 will be held in Austin, Texas. The announcement was made and recorded in the opening session and shared via Twitter:

ICA Events at NamesCon

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The Internet Commerce Association will be hosting or participating in several events and panels during the upcoming NamesCon conference in Las Vegas. Most notably, the ICA will host its annual dinner at the House of Blues restaurant, the B Side lounge at Mandalay Place. Tickets to the dinner are still available to purchase via EventBrite.

Here is a list of public events the ICA is either hosting or participating in during the conference, with the notable exception being the member meeting on Monday:

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