Monday, January 23rd


 

8:00am - 8:00pm

 

Visit the NamesCon information desk for registration, wayfinding, and any other questions you may have for our friendly staff!

Information Desk

Convention Center Foyer

 
 

9:00am - 6:00pm

 

Verisign Business Hub

For impromptu round table meetings or a quiet place to set up and work, the Verisign Business Hub is open to all attendees.

 

9:00am - 9:45am

How Can I Monetize My Geo-Targeted Domain Names?

Meet The Expert
WP Engine Room

Learn how to spot a great geographically-targeted domain name and maximize sales for your existing geo-domains portfolio. With a focus on pure City brands, long tailed keywords and domains that end in realestate, homes, lawyer or other verticals.

Patrick Carleton,City Advertising Partnerships; fred mercaldo, city brand media

 

Leasing Domain Names

Meet The Expert
Whoisology Room

There are a lot of domain names for sale that are generating zero cash flow for their owners while they languish unsold. There are a lot of people who would like to test out their website ideas and see if they can gain traction before committing to buy the site outright.

Zak Muscovitch, DNAttorney.com; Eugene Rome, Rome & Associates

 

10:00am - 6:00pm

Exhibit Hall

Visit more than 45 exhibitors in our busy exhibit hall, and don't forget to use the NamesCon mobile app to check in at exhibitor booths and be entered to win fantastic prizes!

 

10:00am - 10:45am

The Evolution of Domaining

Keynote
Uniregistry Keynote Hall

A vision for the future of domaining and how we're going to get there. The next wave of passive income generation for the savvy domainer.

FRANK SCHILLING, UNIREGISTRY

 

11:00am - 11:45am

Best Practices Selling Domains Through Hosting

Panel
Uniregistry Keynote Hall

How can hosting companies and site builders maximize profits by selling domains? Our panel of experts will shine some light on this competitive market.

Michael fountain, enom; Ulrich retzlaff, 1&1 internet de; james Mcniece, squarespace; bob mountain, godaddy; chris sheridan, weebly

Moderator: Bill Sweetman

 

Dominate the Drop: Best Practices for Successfully Acquiring Deleting Domains

Breakout
Neustar Breakout Stage

Join dropcatching powerhouses SnapNames and NameJet to learn how dropcatching works, and learn useful tips for playing the drop and acquiring these gems.

michael white, snapnames; jonathan tenenbaum, namejet

Moderator: Derek Newman

Presented by Web.com

 

Manage a High Volume of Domains with Ease

Breakout
Uniregistry Breakout Stage

Save time and energy. Learn how to manage a huge portfolio and do it with ease.

Sevan Derderian, Uniregistry

Presented by Uniregistry

 

Domain Monetization for Registries and Registrars

Meet The Expert
WP Engine Room

There are many opportunities for both registrars and registries to generate additional revenue from more than just selling domain names. Discover how your organization can unlock hidden value from data that is readily accessible to you. If you are running a registrar or registry then this session is a must attend event for your business.

michael Gilmour,parklogic

 

What's My Name Worth?

Meet The Expert
Whoisology Room

How to determine fair appraisals and valuations and remove the dark art of subjectivity. Bring your own domain names to discuss with the group!

Mike Sumner, namebio.com

 

12:00pm - 12:45pm

Always Be Closing: Case Studies of Recent Negotiations

Panel
Uniregistry Keynote Hall

Hear about recent case studies from top industry domain investors and brokers, and learn how the best of the best negotiate their deals.

dave evanson, sedo; richard lau, ocean.net; andrew rosener, media options; gregg mcnair, Premium Traffic Ltd; Theo Develegas, acroplex llc

Moderator: Derek Newman

 

The Most Shocking UDRP Decisions of 2016

Breakout
Neustar Breakout Stage

Which UDRP decision of 2016 is the "most shocking"?  Three expert panelists will each present a UDRP case, competing to persuade the audience as to which case deserves that (dis)honor.  In addition, the ICA will present the Lonnie Borck Memorial Award to the honoree for exceptional efforts in championing domain registrant rights.

nat cohen, Telepathy Inc; jason schaeffer, esqwire.com; zak muscovitch, dnattorney.com 

Moderator: Bill Sweetman
Presented by the Internet Commerce Association

 

Sales Using the 90/10 Rule

Breakout
Uniregistry Breakout Stage

Learn how to sell domains like a pro using Jeff Gabriel's proven strategies and tactics that have made Uniregistry one of the most successful domain name sales organizations.

Jeffrey M. Gabriel, uniregistry

Presented by Uniregistry

 

1:00pm - 1:45pm

Aftermarket Sales by the Numbers

Panel
Uniregistry Keynote Hall

Sales experts will answer the toughest questions posed by domain investors: What is being bought? When are they selling? What are common sales averages? What trends are the most interesting?

alan shiflett, godaddy; dan adamson, uniregistry; andy simpson, verisign; Dima Beitzke, Sedo; tessa holcomb, igloo.com

Moderator: Christa Taylor

 

10 Ways to Creatively Use Domain Names in Your Branding and Marketing Campaigns

Breakout
Neustar Breakout Stage

DNA members will explore how domain names enhance advertising campaigns, providing specific examples of how to make use of domain names within your own marketing strategy.

statton hammock, rightside; richard merdinger, godaddy; jackson elsegood, Escrow.com; neha naik, radix

Moderator: Jeff Sass
Presented by the Domain Name Association

 

Uniregistry Market Syndication for Registrars: Accessing the Market via EPP

Breakout
Uniregistry Breakout Stage

This presentation is aimed at Registrars primarily, but others interested in how the platform works are also welcome. The EPP-Market allows registrars to use the existing EPP connections to check, create inquiries or purchase names (buy-it-now) in the market. Purchased names can be delivered instantly through the registrar of choice, and can be used right away.

Francisco Obispo, uniregistry

Presented by Uniregistry

 

Why Content Marketing Matters for Growing Your Business

Meet The Expert
WP Engine Room

In this session we'll discuss a strategic framework for how to generate traffic, with a focus on creating content that's optimized for search engines.

sean tyson & sam wempe; quietly

 

Accepting Payments the Safe Way

Meet The Expert
Whoisology Room

Don't get burned by a bad transaction! Escrow services protect both the buyer and the seller, facilitating risk-free deals in the domain business.

brandon abbey and scott reynolds, payoneer

 

2:00pm - 2:45pm

Investing in New TLDs - Making Money in the Short and Long Term

Breakout
Neustar Breakout Room

 

Join Rightside and a panel of industry experts to discuss strategies for investing in gTLDs and where they see the opportunities are going forward.

Jebidiah Burnett, Rightside; Andrew Rosener, media options; Rob monster, epik.com / digitaltown; Charles Gucciardo, gucciardo law firm

Moderator: Matt Overman
Presented by Rightside

 

 

Sell on the Go

Breakout
Uniregistry Breakout Stage

Learn about Uniregistry's mobile app and how you can sell domains with little more than a tap.

Darren cornwell and marco pompei, uniregistry

Presented by Uniregistry

 

3:00pm - 6:00pm

NamesCon Domain Auction 2017: Presented by RightOfTheDot

Uniregistry Keynote Hall

Don't miss the annual NamesCon Premium Domain Auction, an exciting event where live bids will compete with online bidding from around the world! Pre-bidding and post Extended Auction will be hosted by our partner NameJet.

Last year’s event resulted in 70% of lots being sold! We are pleased to announce that once again Monte Cahn and World Champion Live Auctioneer Wayne Wheat will conduct the live auction event. Food and beverages will be served.

 

6:00pm-8:00pm

SpamExperts invites you to an open bar event where you can discuss email security issues over drinks as we take over the Trop lobby lounge. Contact one of the SpamExperts reps on site, through the mobile app, or at the event to get your drink token. First come, first served!

*Third party event

SpamExperts Bar Sprawl

Tropicana Lobby Lounge

 

6:45pm - 9:45pm

All are welcome to join the Internet Commerce Association (ICA) at its annual dinner, this year at the fabulous Foundation Room atop Mandalay Bay. Enjoy a relaxed evening of socializing, delicious food, and the opportunity to mingle with the many leaders of the industry who will be attending. Tickets are $100 and are available at https://icadinner.eventbrite.com. New Members attend for free! Join the ICA between now and the start of the dinner and receive a free ticket to the dinner. 

*Third party event

ICA Dinner

Foundation Room at House of Blues, Mandalay Bay

 

9:30pm - Late

Uniregistry After Hours Party

Hakkasan Nightclub, MGM Grand

Uniregistry presents the After Hours Party at Hakkasan Nightclub, MGM Grand - just across the street from the Tropicana. Bring your NamesCon name badge for entry.

*Third party event