Namescon

  • NamesCon picks if you’re not a domainer

    … I’m not going to NamesCon this year. Scheduling conflicts, personal life, blah blah blah. You don’t need to know. It’s a shame, as I’ve enjoyed the show in previous years and there’s usually plenty to be learned even if, like me, you’re not a domain investor. So while I won’t be there, I thought I’d put together a list of sessions that I’d…

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  • .com-dominated NamesCon auction already has one million-dollar bid

    … seems that most of the money from domain investors is still being put into short, one or two-word .com domains. The auction will begin at 1500 US Pacific Time next Monday, January 23. The auction is being managed and promoted by Right Of The Dot and NameJet. Would-be buyers need a NameJet account to participate. Names not sold during the live…

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  • RightSide cuts super-premium fees in half, drops premium renewals

    … registrars with buy-it-now fees that automatically applied the premium renewal fees. However, it seems that the vast majority if not all of these sales came via the company’s in-house registrars such as Name.com and eNom, where there was a more flexible “make an offer” button. Under a new Platinum Edge product, RightSide hopes to bring…

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  • 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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 8 readers -
  • 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

    … The Right Of The Dot and SnapNames auction here at the NamesCon conference in Las Vegas last night raised just shy of $1 million, in what attendees broadly seem to agree was a successful event. The grand total was $990,851, with 87 out of the 134 lots hitting their reserve and selling during the live/online bidding. Leading the pack…

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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

    … NamesCon 2015 is due to kick of in Las Vegas this coming weekend with about 50% more attendees that its inaugural outing last year. Organizers tell me that so far roughly 750 people (not including press and staff) have registered to attend the conference, which is taking place for the second year at the Tropicana hotel. That’s up from…

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