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

Welcome to NamesCon

WP Engine Room

Opening remarks to welcome attendees and officially launch the 2017 NamesCon event, with NamesCon Co-Founder Jothan Frakes.

JOTHAN FRAKES

 

12:00pm - 6:00pm

Network Lane

Verisign Business Hub

Today only! Join us in our speed exhibits hall for an exciting environment of networking and learning about new and returning exhibitors.  Don't miss the beer bar starting a 2pm, compliments of .WS Domains!

 

12:00pm - 12:45pm

Domain Investing 101: A How-To Guide for Newcomers

Meet the Expert
WP Engine Room

Meet Michael Cyger, the publisher and founder of DomainSherpa.com, 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

 

Entrepreneurial Strategy: Tips for Launching Your Startup 

Meet the Expert
Whoisology Room

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

MORGAN LINTON, bold metrics

 

1:00pm - 1:45pm

Social Media Bootcamp with NamesCon

Meet the Expert
WP Engine Room

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

 

The Name Game: Discover Unique Naming Strategies and Hacks 

Meet the Expert
Whoisology Room

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  

 

2:00pm - 2:45pm

Increasing the Value of New Domains in the Secondary Market

Meet the Expert
WP Engine Room

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

 

Understanding Intellectual Property and Domains

Meet the Expert
Whoisology Room

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

 

3:00pm - 3:45pm

Your Portfolio in 2017

Meet the Expert

WP Engine Room

Find out about the sales trends of 2016 and what to look out for in 2017 from Chips to International Brands, new TLDs and the Escrow.com platform.


jackson elsegood, escrow.com

*Listed in the printed conference guide as "Accepting Payments the Safe Way"

 

How Can I Monetize My Geo-Targeted Domain Names?

Meet the Expert
Whoisology Room

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, NewYorkMedia.com

 

4:00pm - 4:45pm

Tips for Selling Your Domains Through Auction

Meet the Expert
WP Engine Room

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; jonathan tenenbaum, namejet

 

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!

andrew james, domainagents

 

5:00pm - 5:45pm

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

Meet the Expert
WP Engine Room

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

 

Responding to Offers

Meet the Expert
Whoisology Room

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.

Kevin Fink, ihavethisidea.com; Bill sweetman, name ninja; Mike mcconville, domain holdings

 

6:00pm - 6:15pm

NamesCon Group Photo

All attendees, exhibitors and sponsors are invited to join us for a new annual tradition - a group photo! The group will be corralled in front of the wedding chapel.

 

7:00pm - 11:00pm

Rightside Opening Reception

Uniregistry Keynote Hall

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