The 2019 NamesCon live auction was held on January 28, and the extended auction ran for a few weeks after the live auction concluded. This morning, I received the full 2019 NamesCon auction sale list, which I shared below. These sales include domain names that were sold in both the live and extended auctions. In total, 124 domain names were sold for just under $2.5 million.
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:
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:
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:
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: