Namescon

  • NamesCon confirms three more shows after being acquired

    … NamesCon says it has booked the venue for three more years of domain name conferences, following its acquisition this week. The conference organizers said today that it has been acquired by 13-year-old German events outfit WorldHostingDays, which usually focuses on the hosting market, for an undisclosed sum. NamesCon said in a press release…

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  • Kinderis calls on industry to cut the bullshit

    … practices of a few bad actors have led to the frustration of consumers. We have not served the best interests of our consumers at all times,” he said. “This has to change.” He was speaking to an audience of registries, registrars and investors at the opening session of the NamesCon conference in Las Vegas on Monday. It was a fairly standard DNA…

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  • Rightside to auction “xyz” domains at NamesCon

    … .xyz made a bit of a splash with domain investors in 2015, but is the meaningless string “xyz” inherently attractive? Even at the second level? Rightside seems to think so. The registry, which does not operate .xyz, is planning to auction at least four “xyz” domains during next Monday’s live auction at the NamesCon conference in Las Vegas…

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  • NamesCon hotel “scam” doing the rounds

    … A company with a track record of misleading conference attendees into booking hotels with higher fees appears to be targeting NamesCon. This morning I received a phone call from somebody claiming to be from NamesCon, but he pronounced it “Name Escon”. I asked him what company he worked for, and he continued to insist he worked for “Name Escon…

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  • Get NamesCon 2016 tickets at 80% off

    … After its well-received 2015 show in Las Vegas last month, NamesCon has confirmed a third annual domain name conference for 2016 and is offering deeply discounted tickets for “super early birds” until the end of the month. Until February 28, conference passes can be bought for $199. That’s an 80% discount on the regular $999 fee. No other early…

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  • New gTLD registries talk up marketing plans at NamesCon

    … This week’s NamesCon conference here in Las Vegas, which ended yesterday, offered several new domain registries the chance to talk about their efforts past and future to market new gTLDs. One theme to emerge was how registries need to work with each other and with their registrar channel partners to raise awareness of alternatives to .com…

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  • Seller’s remorse despite .club leading $1m NamesCon auction

    … was homecare.com, which sold for $350,000. But that deal actually closed before the live event began, leaving .CLUB Domains’ wine.club at the top of the sold list with a winning $140,000 bid. Despite the sale, registry CEO Colin Campbell — evidently disappointed he had not placed a higher reserve on the name, expressed some seller’s remorse on Twitter…

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  • Vegas.club sells for $100,000

    … .CLUB Domains said today it has sold the domain vegas.club for $100,000, and will help in its promotion as a members-only site for deals related to Las Vegas. The deal was announced here at the NamesCon conference at the Tropicana hotel in Vegas. The buyer is One Degree World Systems, a local company that develops booking sites for tourist…

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  • NamesCon 2015 bigger, longer and more popular

    …, January 14, a day longer than the year-ago event. NamesCon is a bit of a strange beast, catering heavily to domainers but with also a strong series of sessions aimed at digital brand managers and the intellectual property side of the industry. Where else could you see sessions called “Workshop: I’m Getting Sued – What Do I Do Now?” and “Making…

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