Tuesday, January 30th


8:00am - 6:00pm

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 Business Hub is open to all attendees.

Business Hub


10:00am - 10:45am

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Keynote Hall

Keynotes will be announced weekly beginning December 2, 2017.

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11:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibit Hall

Visit more than 40 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!


11:00am - 11:45am

Lessons Learned from Operating the Most Valuable Portfolio in the World

Keynote Hall

Session description coming soon.

Paul Nicks, Godaddy

This session is brought to you by GoDaddy.


Find Inspiration With Innovative Domain Search Tools

Breakout Stage

Learn about innovative name search technologies that can help you explore creative (and available) name possibilities for both your business and its partner domain name.

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Moderator: Derek Newman


How to Obtain a Registry/Registrar License in China

Workshop Room

Session description coming soon.

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12:00pm - 12:45pm

Negotiation Strategies in Business

Keynote Hall

As a transactional lawyer and litigator, Daliah regularly negotiates on behalf of her clients. However, most business negotiations take place before lawyers are involved. In this seminar, Daliah explains how to successfully negotiate your business deals. 

Daliah SapeR, Saper Law



Top 5 Priorities the ICA Should Set for the Upcoming UDRP Reform

Breakout Stage

Session description coming soon.

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This session brought to you by the ICA.


Blockchain Domain Names: Hands-On

Workshop Room

Get a 15-minute debrief on Blockchain, Ethereum Blockchain Domain Names (ENS), and compare and contrast ENS & DNS. The next 30 minutes are hands-on! You will create your first Blockchain Wallet, buy and assign an instant ENS name for the wallet, receive crypto funds into the account, and using those funds, go to enslisting.com, the ENS aftermarket marketplace and bid/buy more ENS names.

Mano Samy, ENSListing.com


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


For NamesCon VIP pass holders: Enjoy a complimentary lunch buffet while taking part in an intimate and interactive Q&A session.


Executive Q&A

VIP Lounge


2:00pm - 2:45pm

Turning Up The Heat on Record Domain Sales

Fireside Chat
Keynote Hall

Richard Lau sits down with leading brokers Andrew Rosener and Sharjil Saleem to discuss the hottest domain name sales of late, and how they were involved.

Richard Lau with Drew Rosener and Sharjil Saleem


3:00pm - 3:45pm

Mastering Aftermarket Appraisals

Breakout Stage

Join some of the domain industry's top brokers for insight on how to appraise and evaluate domain names to sell or purchase. Stay for an interactive Q&A, where we'll put the panel to the test and have them assess your very own domain names!


Moderator: Derek Newman


3:00pm - 4:00pm

Startup Alley

Exhibition Hall

Join us at the Startup Alley 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.


3:30pm - 4:00pm

Escrow.com Domain Awards

Keynote Hall

Details coming soon.

This session is brought to you by Escrow.com


4:00pm - 7:00pm

Domain Auction

Keynote Hall

Don't miss the annual NamesCon Premium Domain Auction, an exciting event where live bids will compete with online bidding from around the world! Pre-bidding and post extended auction will be hosted by our partner NameJet.

We are pleased to announce that once again Monte Cahn and World Champion Live Auctioneer Wayne Wheat will conduct the live auction event. Food and beverages will be served. Preferred seating and service will be available for NamesCon VIP pass holders.


9:00pm - 1:00am

Join us for a night of cocktails and networking in the ultra-exclusive Ling Ling Lounge, just across the walkway at the MGM Grand Casino.

Keep your clothes smart and casual. Drinks are on us! 

Closing Party

Ling Ling Lounge, Hakkasan Nightclub