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NamesCon Announces NamesCon Global Austin Conference Date (Updated)

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Important Update: On July 29, conference organizers announced a date change. NamesCon Global will be held January 29 – February 1, 2020.

NamesCon made a couple of important announcements related to its 2020 conference in an email sent to subscribers this morning. Of greatest interest to me is the date for NamesCon Global 2020 in Austin, Texas has been set. The conference will be held January 26-29, 2020. January 29 – February 1 Conference organizers previously announced that NamesCon would no longer be held in Las Vegas after 2019.

ICANN to Hold Industry Stakeholder Training Before NamesCon

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If you’re in the domain investment business and planning to attend NamesCon Europe in Portugal later on this month, ICANN is hosting a Domain Name Industry Stakeholder Training session a day before the conference. The session is free to attend and is scheduled for June 19 from 9am to 4pm.

The ICANN Twitter account tweeted about the session today:

NamesCon Europe Auction Goes Live

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It looks like the auction list for NamesCon Europe has been published on NameJet. Bidding on domain names in the upcoming conference auction has begun. Assuming the auction is run in the same way as the NamesCon Global auction in January, there will be a smaller group of domain names included in a live auction held on Thursday, June 20th.

I took a quick look through the auction page, and here are some of the notable domain names included in the auction:

Two More Keynotes Added to NamesCon Europe

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NamesCon Europe added two additional keynote speakers to the agenda today. Frank Schilling, founder of Uniregistry, and professional surfer João de Macedo will be delivering keynote addresses during next month’s conference in Portugal. NamesCon previously announced the conference panel topics, as well as a keynote from another professional surfer, Andrew Cotton.

Here’s the information that was shared about the two keynotes in a newsletter sent this morning:

NamesCon Europe Unveils Panels

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Organizers of the NamesCon Europe domain conference unveiled some of the expert panel discussions that will take place during the upcoming conference which will be held next month in Portugal. It looks like organizers have also released a tentative agenda for the conference.

Here are the topics for five of the panel discussions that were shared today, although the participating panelists were not yet announced:

NamesCon Europe to Host Domain Auction

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In an email sent to NamesCon newsletter subscribers this morning, conference organizers announced there will be a live domain name auction with concurrent online bidding held during NamesCon Europe. The auction will be held on June 20th at 5pm (WET). The online auction will be held via NameJet.

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