NamesCon Christmas Offer

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If you haven’t bought your ticket to the NamesCon conference yet, there’s a good reason to purchase it today. All registration fees paid on Christmas Day will be donated to the Water School. The cost of a ticket to NamesCon is $399 + a $21.92 fee. The price goes up to $599 on January 8.

The inaugural NamesCon domain conference will be held at the Tropicana Hotel January 13-15, 2014. Conference organizers have announced that over 300 people are confirmed to attend, and they’ve targeted an audience of 400 participants.

If you are planning to attend NamesCon and haven’t bought your ticket yet, this Christmas offer may be an added incentive to registering today.

8 COMMENTS

  1. Just the thought of 350 gtld supporters all together in one room made me laugh.

    Really, what are they going to do? Sit in a circle brainstorming words they can possibly put in front of .tattoo, .horse, .sexy, .wang, .uno, .gal and other totally ridiculous extensions? Besides racing.horse (which will undoubtedly be reserved), my challenge to any of you is to come up with commercially valuable domain names that actually make sense. You know, ones that anyone would want to buy from you. Ones that you would want for your business. Ones you would want to support as a consumer. Give it up, you can’t. And, even if you somehow do, you will end up paying a lot of money in a sunrise sale for the privilege of contributing a large percentage of your precious hits to the competitor who owns the .com. Meanwhile, your .com competitor will simultaneously be benefitting from the traffic contributions of the .net, .org, .tv, .me, .biz, .info, and other tld, gtld and cctld suckers. Now, who made the wise investment and who wasted money?

    My absolute favorite gtlds are the really long-assed ones like .engineering., .scholarships, .restaurant, .associates, .apartments, .international, .technology, .construction, .foundation! Who da heck is EVER going to type all of that crap in? And that’s before adding a second level domain! Put a www in front (which you will need to do to indicate to the confused public that it represents a web address) and it is now totally laughable, both from a URL and from an email perspective.

    Face it — the gtld’s are destined to die painful deaths. It’s going to happen quickly and be bloody ugly. Lots of money will get lost in the process. Hey, if .museum (with only 6 characters)was considered too long and too awkward to type when it was introduced by icann years ago, what makes these conference attendees think that their new gtld’s are any better?

    Of course, exceptions exists, but allow me to summarize domaining in three words: shorter is better. Allow me to summarize extensions: all of them work, but .com works best. After spending airfare and convention money, sounds like a bunch of suckers are going to be learning domaining 101 the hard way.

  2. ICANN see the directional signs in the hotel lobby now:

    Mensa High IQ Convention to the right and GTLD Low IQ Convention to the left!

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