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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 32 readers -
  • .com-dominated NamesCon auction already has one million-dollar bid

    … There’s still about week to go until this year’s NamesCon conference kicks off in Las Vegas, but the live auction that will close the first day of the show has already seen pre-bidding action. One batch of domains has already received a high bid of $1,010,000, but does not appear to have yet met its reserve. The batch is led by bar.com…

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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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 17 readers -
  • 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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 12 readers -
  • 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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 13 readers -
  • 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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 4 readers -
  • 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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 11 readers -
  • 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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncitein Twitter- 6 readers -
  • Vegas.club sells for $100,000

    … destination cities worldwide. I’m not sure the deal would be reportable as a straightforward domain-only sale, given that .CLUB said the companies have a “partnership” to develop the domain. According to a company press release, the upcoming site will offer “members-only deals on nightclubs, hotels, shows, attractions and tours as well as concierge…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 4 readers -
  • NamesCon 2015 bigger, longer and more popular

    … runs a couple of Chinese-script new gTLDs, has a strong presence at NamesCon too, sponsoring a day-long session on the Chinese domain market on the Sunday. Keynote speakers during the conference proper include Akram Atallah, president of ICANN’s Global Domains Division, as well as executives from Go Daddy, Donuts, Uniregistry and others. DI…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 8 readers -
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