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NameSummit in August: Domain Names and Digital Branding


Name SummitDomain attorney Jason Schaeffer of and domain investor Steve Kaziyev recently announced that they are starting a new hybrid domain name conference called NameSummit. The inaugural event is scheduled for August 7-8, 2017, and it will be held at the New York Hilton Midtown Hotel.   The event will bring together people from across the domain industry as well as professionals in the digital branding space.

Steve shared why he and Jason created an event that covers more than just domain names:

"It's been a long time in the planning to put together a conference that can bring domainers and branding specialists together right here in NYC. Branding is essential in any business or project.  

As domain name investors we know the importance of building and developing the right brand. Part of the digital branding equation are domain names, these digital assets play a big role at creating and developing these brands. We are aiming at educating our attendees on how to properly brand our digital assets and at the same time → Read More Launched Using’s City in a Box Platform


Several months ago, I blogged about Fred Mercaldo and his team at who were launching their City in a Box platform, which they already successfully on sites like,,,, and others. The sites are lauded for their contemporary look and ease of use, while the team behind the platform handles marketing and development duties.

Yesterday I received word from Fred that his team has launched, a domain name owned by domain investor Steve Kaziyev of I've spent some time looking through the site with envy, and I think it looks great. The site has a lot of travel information, and visitors can make hotel reservations and learn about the city sites. Since Italians tend to use the .it ccTLD in their domain names, they are targeting American tourists with this site.

One of the challenges with a site like this will be finding local advertisers in Palermo. Restaurants, hotels, galleries, and other tourist attractions are presumably the target of Fred and his → Read More