Monday, January 29th


 

8:00am - 6:00pm

 

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

Registration partner: Escrow.com

Information Desk

Convention Center Foyer

 
 

9:00am - 6:00pm

 

Business Hub

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

 

10:00am - 10:45am

Keynote 1

Keynote
.com | .net Keynote Hall

Keynote announcements will begin weekly on December 2, 2017.

speaker TBA

 

11:00am - 6:00pm

Exhibition Hall

Visit 40+ exhibitors in our busy exhibit hall. Don't forget to use the NamesCon mobile app to check in at exhibitor booths and be entered to win fantastic prizes!

 

11:00am - 11:45am

Using Survival Psychology to Build a Resilient Brand 

Session
.com | .net Keynote Hall

What do Hillary Clinton, Blockbuster, and survivors of a plane crash all have in common? The world has fundamentally changed. New principles are required for success. Following 10 years of proprietary research, Jonathan provides a how-to guide for navigating uncertain times by correlating survival psychology with modern business, teaching us how to adapt and embrace change.

Jonathan David Lewis, McKee Wallwork + Co.

 

Domain Security 101

Panel
.GLOBAL Breakout Stage

Domain security threats continue to evolve and challenge domain owners.  Hear from MarkMonitor experts as they discuss measures domain owners can implement to help protect their valuable domain assets.

speakerS TBA

This session brought to you by MarkMonitor

 

Data Mining For Revenue with Registries and Registrars

Workshop
.Asia Space

There are many opportunities for both registrars and registries to generate additional revenue from more than just selling domain names. Discover how your organisation 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

 

12:00pm - 12:45pm

DNS, Digital Identity and Blockchain: Ensuring Compliance and Risk Management   

Fireside Chat
.com | .net Keynote Hall

Tim Favia, SVP Corporate Development at Donuts will chat with Justin Newton, Founder & CEO of Netki, regarding Netki's novel leverage of the DNS for Blockchain identity. The two will discuss Donuts.Ventures and its investments in DNS innovation, as well as how Netki's Digital ID and Wallet Names make blockchains safe and compliant for a broad range of business and personal use cases.

Tim Favia, Donuts; Justin Newton, Netki

 

nTLD Case Studies: Rising Above the Noise

Panel
.GLOBAL Breakout Stage

Panelists will discuss examples of successful new TLDs, and how to effectively brand and position your TLD to survive in the crowded domain marketplace.

Karn Jajoo, RADIX; JENNIFER MOLINA, .LUXURY; TREVOR BOWDEN, .ECO; CHRISTA TAYLOR, dotTBA

Moderator: Bill Sweetman

 

Building Brand Loyalty In the Age Of A Promiscuous Customer

Workshop
.Asia Space

Your customer is loyal to their need in the moment and no longer to brand by default. You must build a business model for a promiscuous customer and create complete organizational alignment around how you put your customer in the center of business decision making and investments. Friction is pain. Time is the asset. Experience, trust, and attention are the currencies that giveth and taketh marketshare away. 

Chris snook, Launch Haus

 

1:00pm - 2:00pm

The Tropicana offers a variety of casual dining options within an easy 5-minute walk of the convention centre. Don't go too far afield! We'll be back with more in one hour.

Lunch Break

 

Executive Q&A

VIP Lounge

 

For NamesCon VIP pass holders: Enjoy a complimentary lunch buffet while taking part in an intimate Q&A with Jonathan David Lewis, partner and strategy director at McKee Wallwork + Company.

Jonathan David Lewis, McKee Wallwork + Co.

Moderator: Braden Pollock

 

2:00pm - 2:45pm

Ice Cream, Roller Skates, and Gen Z

Session
.com | .net Keynote Hall

Traditionally, websites have kept static homepages or blogrolls across all audiences. Now, Millennials and Gen Z want their habits to be anticipated, with each experience better than the last. This session will use new research from WP Engine & the Center for Generational Kinetics to illustrate how brands need to evolve if they want to survive in today's competitive market.

lisa box, wp engine

 

Easily Putting Your Domain to Work Using Domain Connect 

Panel
.GLOBAL Breakout Stage

Domain Connect is a new open standard making it easy for consumers to configure a domain’s DNS to work with services enabled through different providers. The standard is already supported by many major services and registrars and is rapidly growing. This panel will provide an opportunity to learn about the protocol, hear from the several of the Service Providers and DNS Providers about their experiences, and learn what it takes to get involved.

Ben Bowen, GoDaddy; Del Putnam, Automattic; Florentin Stafie, microsoft 365; James Magnarelli, HubSpot

Moderator: Bill Sweetman

This session brought to you by domainconnect.org

 

How to Crowdsource Your Next Domain Name

Workshop
.Asia Space

In this workshop you will discover how to effectively leverage crowdsourcing to develop a great name for your brand or business. You will learn all about Namestorming and how to tap into the collective creativity of the "crowd" to build a perfect name that is unique and memorable. 

darpan Munjal, Squadhelp

 

3:00pm - 3:45pm

The Effects of Cryptocurrency on Domain Trading

Session
.com | .net Keynote Hall

Session description coming soon.

Jackson elsegood, escrow.com

 

 

Navigating the World of geoTLDs

Panel
.GLOBAL Breakout Stage

Geographic TLDs, in the form of city, region or country-specific codes, are well established but often misunderstood. Our panel discusses the benefits and downsides of investing in geoTLDs, and assesses the market and viability of these types of domain names.

Dirk Krischenowski, .BERLIN; Alfredo Pinochet, LatinTLD; Stuart Fuller, CentralNic; Rick Silver, n49

Moderator: Bill Sweetman

 

How Do You Move From Domainer to Cryptopunk?

Workshop
.Asia Space

There are many parallels between the world of Domaining and the Blockchain and Crypto worlds. This interactive workshop will explore ways to make the transition, applying the hard won lessons of the domain industry towards these new opportunities. 

Chris Jensen and John Lyotier, Rightmesh

 

 

4:00pm - 4:45pm

What the Blockchain?

Keynote
.com | .net Keynote Hall

Attendees can look forward to demystifying what blockchain is. There is lots of hype, some well-intentioned and otherwise, that prevents people from grasping what blockchain really is and what decentralization can do for them.

Haseeb Rabbani, Blockgeeks

 

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Startup Alley

Exhibition Hall

Join us at the Startup Alley exhibit kiosks in the Exhibition Hall for networking and an open bar for happy hour. This is a great opportunity to catch up with old friends, make new connections, and get a personal introduction to the startups and small businesses exhibiting at NamesCon.

 

6:30pm - 10:30pm

WaterNight Charity Gala

Havana Club at the Tropicana

Every year, the NamesCon community gathers for WaterNight - a gala extravaganza where 100% of the proceeds are used to bring clean water as well as hygiene and sanitation training to families in rural Uganda through WaterSchool.

This year, join us for a red carpet evening of fine dining, silent auctions with fabulous prizes, live music and celebrity magician Justin Willman! Help us continue the WaterNight tradition of giving back in a whole new way.

"Las Vegas Glam" wardrobe encouraged.  

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