NamesCon India

May 19th, 2017 | Mumbai

On May 19, 2017, NamesCon India will set up shop in Mumbai — the largest city in India and the cultural home along the Ganges River to the third largest economy in the world. With a well-educated and upwardly-mobile middle class, a love of technology and a thriving entrepreneurial spirit, India has embraced the internet revolution.

NamesCon India will be a jam-packed day with keynote presentations and informative sessions where industry experts will discuss the hottest topics and the latest advancements in the domain industry. Plus, the event will close with one of our renowned domain auctions!

NamesCon India is the best new opportunity of the year for registrars, registries, web hosting companies, domain investors, brand managers, and the rest of the internet industry to gain the kinds of insights and vital business connections that will have a real impact in this expanding market. We have limited exhibit opportunities available so contact us ASAP to secure your space!

NamesCon India will take place in conjunction with WHD.india, so be sure to join us a day early on May 18 and take advantage of the many crossover business opportunities between the domaining and hosting industries.


The gateway

There are more than 51 million small-to-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in India today — twice as many as the United States. This one statistic alone identifies India as one of the fastest growing domain industry markets in the world.

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Photo by Advait Supnekar

Photo by Advait Supnekar


Mumbai is the business and financial capital of India and one of the ten largest cities in the world with more than 21 million people. It is a modern city that embraces the latest scientific and technological advancements while maintaining its traditions and history.

Photo by Paolo Braiuca

Photo by Paolo Braiuca


NamesCon India is the event of the year to discover opportunity and make contacts at the newest domaining conference in India. This is your opportunity to introduce your products and services to new customers and partners in this remarkable market.


Many Thanks to Our Sponsors

Become A Sponsor

If your technology business is going to be a part of the future of the Internet, Hosting, IoT, and beyond, then you will be doing business in India. With a technological trade influence covering nearly one quarter of the world’s population, the only question that remains is whether you will get involved in India early, or get in late.

NamesCon India promises to live up to the standards that continue to be set at the annual NamesCon event in Las Vegas. We are proud to present these new regional events, designed to help our partners and attendees make the kinds of connections they need to help their businesses thrive. Each event is a celebration of the incredible potential of the internet and technology, featuring inspiring keynotes from industry leaders, sessions on the latest business practices and trends, an exhibition hall featuring cutting edge products and services, as well as fun networking events.

NamesCon India 2017 is your best chance to make sure that you are a part of this incredible market.

To take advantage of this incredible opportunity, please email terri [at] namescon [dot] com to discuss sponsorship options and inquire about discounts for multi-event packages.

How To Get Here

NamesCon India is pleased to join WHD.india at the Grand Hyatt Mumbai in 2017. This 5-star hotel and conference facility located in the heart of the India’s largest city has a state-of-the-art conference center, luxury accommodations, and easy access to the international airport and rail service, making it the perfect location for one of our most popular events of the year.

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by train

Mumbai has a modern train system with convenient stations near all major airports and hotels. Since Grand Hyatt Mumbai is so close to Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, using the train is impractical. However, if you are coming from other airports or areas within Mumbai, all major Western rail routes to the peninsula of Mumbai City pass through Santacruz Station. Santacruz Station is only a 10 minute walk to the hotel which lies directly east of the station.

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by car

The Grand Hyatt Mumbai is located just off of Western Express Highway, Santacruz East, Mumbai, India. This is only a four mile drive lasting only 10 - 15 minutes from Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.

by taxi

Taxi service is readily available from the airport to the Grand Hyatt Hotel Mumbai. The rate is estimated at between Rs160 and Rs170 (approximately US$ 2.50 or EU € 2.25). Verify rates with your taxi driver prior to beginning your trip. It is not necessary to tip drivers in India, but rounding up the change is appreciated.

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The Grand Hyatt Mumbai Hotel

Off Western Express Highway, Santacruz (East), Mumbai, India

The Grand Hyatt Mumbai has been called the best luxury hotel in India, and it is easy to understand why. Their legendary service and accommodations deliver all of the modern Western comforts while remaining steeped in the culture of this amazing city. And the location is situated in the heart of this thriving metropolis, exceptionally close to hundreds of local attractions and only a few kilometers away from Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.

Book your hotel room here, on Booking.com.



NamesCon India Agenda

Additional speaker and keynote announcements will be made in the following weeks.

Our mobile app will allow you to manage your schedule, access speaker, moderator and sponsor profiles, and connect with other attendees. We are making some updates to the platform, and will be releasing a new version for download very soon!

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Friday May 19th

10:00am - 10:10am

Welcome to NamesCon India

Join us for an exciting kick-off to a day full of panels, keynotes, and invaluable education, closing with the GreatDomain Auction powered by Sedo!

Moderator: Braden Pollock


10:10am - 10:55am

GoDaddy Keynote

speaker TBC



11:00am - 11:40am

Head to Head: Domain Registries Compare Strategies

Who you should trust with your names and why? Registries duke it out on stage in a bid for your business, and discuss how this aspect of the industry is evolving.

speakers tbc

Moderator: Braden Pollock


11:40am - 12:00pm

Verisign Keynote

speaker tbc


12:00pm - 1:15pm

Lunch Break

Enjoy a complimentary lunch, while networking with fellow attendees! 


1:15pm - 1:45pm 

Fireside Chat 

You won't want to miss this intimate "Fireside Chat" with a well known figure in the Indian Domaining community. Apply direct insights from one of the industry's most successful personalities to your own business practice.

speaker tbc


1:45pm - 2:15pm

Domaining 101

The best way to learn is to follow the experience of someone who's forged the path ahead of you. Learn some of the basic tenets of domain investing from a well known industry leader.

deepak daftari, esiksha.com


2:15pm - 2:35pm

ICANN Keynote 

Samiran Gupta, icann


2:25pm - 2:45pm

Coffee Break

Take an opportunity to discuss the previous sessions and network with other attendees, while enjoying a selection of light refreshments. 


2:45pm - 3:45pm

What's My Domain Worth? Appraising Domain Names for Auction

What do auction houses look for when selecting domains for auction? How do you appraise your own portfolio and set a fair value for domain names? What are the particular qualities of a great domain name? Stay to the end for a Q&A and watch the panel assess some of the to names in the Great Domains Auction which immediately follows.


Moderator: Braden Pollock


3:30pm - 4:30pm

Sedo's GreatDomains Auction + The Future Edition

Sedo's GreatDomains Auction will feature some great names, with a special focus on New Domains and Indian domains. Top brokers will be invited on stage to discuss the top 10 domains in the auction and their estimated bidding prices. Don't miss this chance to follow all of the online action as it unfolds, while getting tips from industry leaders on what makes a great name.

Moderator: Braden Pollock