Saturday, January 21st

10:00am - 6:00pm

Registration and Name Badge Pick Up

Convention Center Foyer

Take advantage of early name badge pick up so you can skip the line on Sunday and head straight into the Meet the Expert sessions and Network Lane exhibits.


Sunday, January 22nd

8:00am - 8:00pm

Registration and Name Badge Pick Up

Convention Center Foyer

Collect your name badge for entry to NamesCon - no paper confirmations are required, the name and/or e-mail address you used to register is all you need!


11:00am - 11:30am

Opening remarks to welcome attendees and officially launch the 2017 NamesCon event.

jothan frakes

Welcome to NamesCon


12:00pm - 6:00pm

Today only! Join us in our speed exhibits hall for an exciting environment of networking and learning about new and returning exhibitors.  

Network Lane


12:00pm - 12:45pm

Meet the publisher of, an educational media company that helps entrepreneurs learn about the domain name industry, for a tutorial on how to break into domain investing.

michael cyger, domainsherpa


Domain Investing 101: A How-To Guide For Newcomers

Meet the Expert


Through Linton Investments, Morgan has helped some of the most recognized startups in the world acquire their top choice domain name.

MORGAN LINTON, fashion metric

Entrepreneurial Strategy: Tips for Launching Your Startup 

Meet the Expert


1:00pm - 1:45pm

Apply tips from NamesCon's social media strategy to your own business, and learn how you can submit news to our media team to make the most out of your conference.

Jordan Yerman, NamesCon; Stephanie Mercier Voyer, NamesCon

Social Media Bootcamp with NamesCon

Meet the Expert


Discover how to think outside of the box when it comes to name selection. Plus, workshop your own name ideas and get live feedback.

Adam strong, evergreen; victor pitts, name your startup  

The Name Game: Discover Unique Naming Strategies 

Meet the Expert


2:00pm - 2:45pm

This session will review the factors for determining the “health” of a name-space and why usage is the key driver of domain name value.

statton hammock, rightside

Increasing the Value of New Domains in the Secondary Market

Meet the Expert


Examining copyrights, patents, trademarks and design as they relate to domain names and the law. Learn how to protect your ideas and your brand.

Eugene Rome, Rome & Associates

Understanding Intellectual Property and Domains

Meet the Expert


3:00pm - 3:45pm

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.

jackson elsegood,

Accepting Payments the Safe Way

Meet the Expert


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

Steven Kaziyev,

How Can I Monetize My Geo-Targeted Domain Names?

Meet the Expert


4:00pm - 4:45pm

Excited for the 2017 Domain Auction? Preview some of our 2017 auction items and learn what RightOfTheDot looks for during the name selection process.

Monte Cahn, RightOfTheDot

Tips for Selling Your Domains Through Auction

Meet the Expert


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

andrew james, domainagents

What's My Name Worth?

Meet the Expert


5:00pm - 5:45pm

Investment opportunities around 3- and 4-letter .com's will be discussed, plus additional topics such as when to sell, when to buy, what the latest market changes are, and more.

omar baig,Domain Nexus

3L and 4L.coms: Emergence of a New Asset Class

Meet the Expert


Learn the ultimate negotiation tactics so you can get the most value out of your domain names, as well as how to recognize approaches and methods of first contact such as automation, lowballers, and IP traps.

Jen sale,

Responding to Offers

Meet the Expert



6:00pm - 6:15pm

All attendees, exhibitors and sponsors are invited to join us for a new annual tradition - a group photo! Put on your official NamesCon tee and strike a pose. The group will be corralled in front of the wedding chapel.

NamesCon Group Photo



7:00pm - 11:00pm

Celebrate opening day of NamesCon 2017 with live jazz music and networking in a casual atmosphere. Wear your name badge for entry.

Rightside Opening Reception