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NamesCon China Conference Announced


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.

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Video: NamesCon India & WHD.India Recap


There were two related events held in India that were well attended by people in the domain industry. WHD.India and NamesCon India were held in Mumbai a couple of weeks ago. According to an email I received yesterday, there were 1,100 attendees at both events. NamesCon India was a conference I was hoping to attend, but I was away with my family in Florida for the week.

For those who missed these conferences and for those who attended and want to see some highlights, the conference organizers shared a video recap of both events. The video is pretty short, but you can get an idea of the size of the crowd in attendance by watching the video.

NamesCon India will definitely be on my list of events I want to attend next year if there is a 2018 event. Here's the video embedded below:

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Richard Lau Gives WaterSchool Update


Water SchoolThe WaterSchool is "a global non-profit organization with a mission to provide simple, safe, strategic, and sustainable clean water and sanitation solutions to the developing world." The organization receives a considerable amount of funding from people within the domain name space, and I believe its largest individual fundraising event is the Water Night party held during NamesCon.

Domain industry veteran Richard Lau serves as the Executive Director of The WaterSchool. In an email sent this morning, Richard shared an update about the organization's achievements last year. Here's what Richard shared with newsletter subscribers about the organization's 2016 activities and accomplishments: (more…) → Read More

10 Companies That Could Benefit from a NamesCon Auction Domain


I am sure that most people in the domain investment space read about the acquisition. Noah Kagan, the founder of the company, spoke about the importance of the domain name on Domain Sherpa and in an article he wrote on

I was looking through the NamesCon auction on NameJet, and I want to share my thoughts on 10 companies (or people) that could benefit from buying 10 domain names at auction, notwithstanding the reserve prices. Most of these domain names don't match the brand name, but I either instantly thought of the company when seeing the domain name or I saw their major industry presence when Googling the keyword.

10 domain names and the company that would benefit from owning it: (more…) → Read More

5 Super Bowl Sunday Thoughts and Updates


Super Bowl Sunday is one of my favorite days of the year.  Either my team (New England Patriots), is  playing in the Super Bowl, or I am excited to hang out with friends and watch the commercials. Whatever the case is, the Super Bowl is usually played right in the middle of the Winter. This means that the days are starting to get longer and I can begin looking forward to the  Spring. I love the Winter in Boston, but I am very happy when it is over.

This evening, Tom Brady will be  playing to win his fifth Super Bowl. I thought I would share 5 thoughts and updates prior to the big game tonight. You are welcome to share some of your thoughts as well. (more…) → Read More

Some Random Thoughts About NamesCon


NamesConAs you know, last week was NamesCon, and approximately 1,300 people from the domain industry attended the event in Las Vegas. Put simply, the conference was great and well worth attending. Each year, it seems that the NamesCon staff grows, and they really have it together.

This morning, I thought I would share some random thoughts about NamesCon.  I invite you to share your own thoughts about the conference  in the comment section.

  • I had several people in mind who  I wanted to meet in person. I think I met just about all of those people and had a chance to speak with most of them. It's great that there was such a huge turnout. No matter how long NamesCon is, there are always a few people I didn't get to meet, and that was the case this year as well.

  • The best booth giveaway at NamesCon was remote control helicopters given by Payoneer Escrow. I've been flying mine in the mornings, and my kids love watching it. The second best giveaway was hand sanitizer. I felt badly putting it on so much, but it's been a few days since → Read More

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