Name Summit Expecting Nearly 300 Attendees

The inaugural NameSummit domain industry conference is coming up this Monday and Tuesday, and 270 attendees have registered so far. With the potential for people (like myself) to register the day-of the event at the door, I think there will be close to 300 industry attendees at the conference.

There are quite a few notable domain industry speakers lined up for the conference. One of the nice aspects about the event is that quite a few of the speakers are not directly related to the domain name space, and I think that will give attendees a bit of a different perspective about domain names. Topics covered beyond domain investing include personal branding, Bitcoin, social media law, and other topics related to online business.

When the conference was announced in April, I published an interview with conference co-founders Jason Schaeffer and Steven Kaziyev. I think the interview gives more insight about why they decided to put this conference together and what their goals are for the event.

For those who have not yet registered, the conference will be held August 7-8, 2017 at the New York Hilton Midtown Hotel (in Manhattan). Registration is still open and you can also register the day of the event if you make a last minute decision to attend. If it weren’t for this weekend’s Pan-Mass Challenge, I would be there for certain.

Having known the team that is organizing the conference for many years, I am sure that attendees will have a good time and enjoy the opportunity to network with industry colleagues.

Elliot Silver
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  1. Whenever I hear of these so called summits and conferences, I am reminded of the poker parlors in that old timey town of Vegas.

    There are really only two types of poker players in LV. The experienced hustlers and the newbie about to be conned.

    All the hustlers sit around the table waiting for fresh blood to feed on. They are all in on the con. It’s one big collusion.

    At least at the poker table, you’re only risking what’s on the table and perhaps being brought out back to have your thumb cut off.

    With domaining, the stakes could be much higher.

    • Random Domainer,

      What a wonderfully positive thought . I on the other hand remember when I went to my first domain conference not knowing anyone and anything. Ron Wells, Oscar Correa, and Morgan Linton walked up and introduced themselves to this newbie. We built a relationship and exchanged ideas and information for the last 10 years. Making us better domain investors and more money.

      So sit at home. Scream that everyone is getting scammed. Meanwhile, other intelligent people are listening, taking in information, and building relationships that make them better at their craft.

  2. @ Random Domainer, that’s a remarkably cynical and narrow way of looking at domain conferences. Most if not all attendees and speakers attend such events to learn and share from one another, not exploit. I suggest you attend one of these events to discover the reality firsthand. Check your tinfoil hat at the door.


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