We are already in January, and there are just a couple of weeks to go before hundreds of people will descend upon Las Vegas for this year’s NamesCon! We are expecting over 1,400 attendees at this year’s conference being held January 22-25th at the Tropicana in Las Vegas.
To help better acquaint conference attendees with NamesCon sponsors, we are running this Sponsor Spotlight interview series. This afternoon’s Sponsor Spotlight interview is with domain industry veteran Joe Alagna, V.P. Channel Development at 101domain.
What is your company’s mandate; what sets you apart?
101domain offers the largest selection of top level domain names in the world.
Who benefits from your product or service?
We help all types of clients, including brand managers, attorneys, and domain investors.
What factors have contributed to your company’s growth and success?
People like to have all their domain names in one place. We make that easy to do.
What’s the story behind how your company was founded?
101domain was founded in 1997 as an ISP and hosting company but soon found an important niche in country-code TLDs. Over the next 10 years, we set a goal of offering more domains than any competitor in one place and we’ve largely succeeded in that goal.
How would you define your company strategy and vision?
We’re a fully accredited registrar with capabilities to help any kind of registrant. Our site and product offers make it easy to consolidate and manage ALL of your domains.
What major milestones has your company accomplished?
We were one of the first ICANN accredited registrars to sign the 2013 new gTLD agreement and we’ve been a pioneer in the new gTLDs ever since. We actively engage new registries to help them grow and it has paid off for us.
How will your company engage attendees at the upcoming NamesCon?
We’re going to spend time getting to know our customers better and look for new ways to help them achieve their goals. We’re going to be giving away a lot of nice prizes and we’ll be playing our domain name game at the booth. Our clients always have a great time playing.
How has (or will) NamesCon helped your company achieve its goals?
NamesCon has become the place that all parties meet. We have gotten to know our clients from all aspects much better.
What are your thoughts on the new TLDs?
New TLDs are an opportunity for everyone. Obviously, as a registrar, we are excited about them. Just like the Internet and .com 20 years ago, they mark a new beginning. There will be winners and losers. That’s what business is about!
What are you most looking forward to at the upcoming conference?
We just want to get to know our clients better and we want to see what the registries are planning.
Where can attendees find out more about your company, product or services while at NamesCon?
We’ll be at booths 14 and 15. Just come by!