Tuesday, January 24th


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

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

Verisign Business Hub

 

10:00am - 6:00pm

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!

Exhibit Hall

 

10:00am - 10:45am

Keynote Address

Keynote

Keynote speakers will be announced shortly.

 

11:00am - 11:45am

DomainSherpa Review, Live!

Panel

Your domains will be reviewed and valued by the Sherpa panel, and you could receive a cash offer to buy your domain on the spot! (Submit your domain at www.domainsherpa.com/namescon up to January 19.)

Speakers TBA

Moderator: Michael Cyger

 

Session description coming soon!

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Presented by GoDaddy

Hacks to Building Your Dream Portfolio

Breakout

 

Session name and details to be announced shortly.

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Presented by Uniregistry

Uniregistry Session

Breakout

 

12:00pm - 12:45pm

No one can deny that China made a huge impact on the domain industry in the last two years. A panel of industry experts will discuss the latest changes to this enormous and complex market and help us understand the important differences between the Chinese and 'Western' world of domains.

SPEAKERS TBA

Moderator: Bill Sweetman

China Masterclass

Panel

 

Online Security: Protecting and Recovering Your Domains and Social Accounts

Breakout

No one is safe. Hear about recent cases of online domain hijacking and social media theft, and learn what you need to do to protect your most valuable assets.

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Moderator: Derek Newman

 

Session name and details to be announced shortly.

SPEAKERS TBA

Presented by Uniregistry

Uniregistry Session

Breakout

 

1:00pm - 1:45pm

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

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Moderator: Bill Sweetman

Head to Head: Comparing Domain Registrars

Panel

 

Domain names are often chosen to match the startup, but what happens when the name comes before the idea? Panelists share stories on how business began with the domain itself, and what tools are out there to help you succeed.

Speakers TBA

Moderator: Braden Pollock

The Cart Before the Horse: Building Your Domain Name into Big Business

Breakout

 

Session name and details to be announced shortly.

SPEAKERS TBA

Presented by Uniregistry

Uniregistry Session

Breakout

 

2:00pm - 2:45pm

DNA members will highlight creative approaches to brand strategy, highlighting companies who have branded or rebranded with nTLDs.

Speakers TBA

Moderator: Tony Kirsch, Neustar
Presented by the Domain Name Association

Brands, dotBrands and Branding

Panel

 

Supporters of Women in Domaining take on a prevalent challenge within the tech industry: how to recruit and retain good talent.    

Speakers TBA

Moderator: Derek Newman

 

Women in Domaining On...Recruiting and Retaining Top Talent

Breakout

 

Session name and details to be announced shortly.

SPEAKERS TBA

Presented by Uniregistry

Uniregistry Session

Breakout

 

3:00pm - 3:45pm

Keynote speakers will be announced shortly.

Keynote Address

Keynote

 

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Wrangle your colleagues and demonstrate your prowess at one of the many games in our Exhibit Hall! The official tournament will begin promptly at 4pm for any teams who show up to the game of their choice. Refs will coordinate from there. Prizes will be awarded to winners.

Games Tournament

 

Convene the ultimate charitable team for a relay race through the Exhibit Hall. Challenge other companies to match your donation to support WaterSchool! You can receive a charity receipt for your participation pledge - and secure your VIP wristbands for the WaterNight Gala.

WaterWalk Challenge

 

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Attendees will enjoy a healthy dinner buffet, and of course the unique opportunity to connect with other women in the domaining industry! This is a complimentary event, and no RSVP is necessary. The first 100 women through the door will receive a gift bag, and several door prizes will also be given out. If you’re a woman in tech, this event is not to be missed!

Women in Domaining Dinner

 

9:00pm - 2:00am

Join us for our annual night of generosity, with live music and epic head shaves, where we hope to exceed $150,000 in donations for WaterSchool! Pledges will be confirmed or accepted at the door to gain entry to the Havana Club.

WaterNight Charity Gala