Wednesday, January 25th


9:00am - 6:00pm

Visit the NamesCon Information desk for registration, wayfinding, or any other questions you may have for our friendly staff! Shipping assistance may be coordinated at the FedEx Centre.

Information Desk

Convention Center Foyer

 

9:00am - 3:00pm

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

 

9:00am - 9:45am

Leasing Domain Names

Meet The Expert
WP Engine Room

There are a lot of domain names for sale that are generating zero cash flow for their owners while they languish unsold. There are a lot of people who would like to test out their website ideas and see if they can gain traction before committing to buy the site outright.

hiram ip, nameforest

 

Lead Generation Roundtable

Meet The Expert
Whoisology Room

Do you have domains that are a good fit for leadgen but don't know how to get started? Bring your questions and we'll discuss the best way to monetize your domains with leadgen.

braden pollock, legal brand marketing

 

9:30am - 9:55am

Scaling the Internet’s TLD space from 22 top-level domains to hundreds, and one day potentially thousands is a game-changer on many levels. Akram Atallah, President of ICANN’s Global Domains Division, will sit with Christian Dawson, Executive Director of i2Coalition, to discuss developments within the evolving DNS industry including strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.

akram atallah, icann

Moderated by: Christian Dawson

DNS Industry SWOT Analysis, 2017 Edition

Keynote
Uniregistry Keynote Hall

 

10:00am - 3:00pm

Join us for a final day in the bustling Exhibit Hall - check in with any exhibitors you haven't had a chance to meet, challenge colleagues to one of the games, or have that final meeting in one of the lounges.

Exhibit Hall

 

10:00am - 10:45am

Paul Mockapetris, one of the inventors of the Internet Domain Name System, discusses the history and the future of DNS combined with personal anecdotes and insights about innovation within the digital frontier.

paul mockapetris, Threatstop, inc.

Inventors of the Internet

Keynote
Uniregistry Keynote Hall

 

11:00am - 11:45am

While India has a low internet penetration rate of 19% it is close to replacing the US as the 2nd largest market with almost 300 million internet users. With more than 50 million new users per year, India cannot be ignored. Find out what makes this unique nation tick.

karn jajoo, Radix; Paul Singh Sawhney, platform.in; Shiva Kandula, our.inDeepak Daftari, esiksha.com  

Moderator: Braden Pollock

India Masterclass

Panel
Uniregistry Keynote Hall

 

Look forward and anticipate the prosperity and growth of TLDs for existing and future launches. Utilizing experiences and insight from current cases into the next round and beyond.

steve heflin, afilias; toby hall, mmx.co; jeff sass, .club; Anthony Beltran, 101domain

Moderator: Christa Taylor

A Look Ahead at New TLDs

Breakout
Neustar Breakout Stage

 

Get exclusive access to the product, design, development, and support teams at Uniregistry to provide your feedback and have your burning questions answered directly at the source.  

the uniregistry team

Presented by Uniregistry

Behind the Scenes at Uniregistry

Breakout
Uniregistry Breakout Room

 

Practical Strategies for Disciplined Growth

Meet The Expert
WP Engine Room

Get actionable advice on how to get your business off the ground. Learn how to craft a pitch, gain initial traction, and what tools you can use to supercharge your business capabilities and productivity.

bennett collen, cognate

 

MX Monetization - History, Learnings and the Future

Meet The Expert
Whoisology Room

Processing email or “MX” traffic to generate additional revenue on portfolios of domain names. Join Tom Bartel, CEO at ThreatWave/founder of Bounce.io, covering the industry’s largest MX monetization operation for the domain investment community.

tom bartel, threatwave

 
 

12:00pm - 12:45pm

 

Cashflow is the lifeblood of this asset class. Re-evaluate how to manage and monetize your portfolio to achieve higher ROI.

michael gilmour, parklogic; david warmuz, above; yancy naughton, hastraffic; marlon phillips, protected parking

Moderator: Christa Taylor

Domain Monetization: Managing a Portfolio for Profit

Panel
Uniregistry Keynote Hall

 

Renowned industry bloggers will discuss top news stories from NamesCon 2017, their most memorable moments, and what they hope attendees will take away from the conference.

Angela st. julien, brand.bar; mike berkens, The Domains / Worldwide Media; ron jackson, dn journal; andrew allemann, domain name wire; shane cultra, dsad

Moderator: Braden Pollock

Bloggers Broadcast: Dispatches from NamesCon 2017      

Breakout
Neustar Breakout Stage

 

Learn how the Uniregistry Market was built with you in mind.

john smrekar, uniregistry

Presented by Uniregistry

Making the Uniregistry Market - Present and Future

Breakout
Uniregistry Breakout Stage

 

1:00pm - 1:45pm

NamesCon founder Richard Lau will interview serial entrepreneur Elliot Noss to gather his personal insights on building a company for the long term.

elliot noss, tucows

Moderator: Richard Lau

The Pragmatic Rebel: a Fireside Chat with Elliot Noss

Panel
Uniregistry Keynote Hall

 

“Privacy and Your Domains” is a breakout session that will focus on the ICANN and legal updates related to privacy services and domain names. The session will provide unique perspectives about what is happening at ICANN and in the courts and we will hear from industry leaders about the importance of keeping privacy available for domain registration.

Nick Beizer, GoDaddy

Presented by GoDaddy Legal

Privacy and Your Domains

Breakout
Neustar Breakout Stage

 

Sales Using the 90/10 Rule

Breakout
Uniregistry Breakout Stage

Learn how to sell domains like a pro using Jeff Gabriel's proven strategies and tactics that have made Uniregistry one of the most successful domain name sales organizations.

Jeffrey m. gabriel, uniregistry

Presented by Uniregistry

 

What's Right and Wrong with DNS

Meet The Expert
WP Engine Room

Get a closer look at the inventor’s perspective on the state of the DNS, as well as suggestions for the future.

paul mockapetris, threatstop, inc.

 

Accepting Payments the Safe Way

Meet The Expert
Whoisology Room

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.
 

stevan lieberman, AP Legal

 

2:00pm - 2:45pm

Executive Roundtable: Industry Trends Forecast for 2017

Keynote
Uniregistry Keynote Hall

V- and C-level executives identify emerging trends from NamesCon 2017 - and make predictions not only for the year ahead, but for the years to come. This memorable keynote panel will mark our final session for this edition of NamesCon!

JOHN SMREKAR, UNIREGISTRY; JEFFREY ECKHAUS, RIGHTSIDE; JOHN KANE, AFILIAS; PAUL NICKS, GODADDY; Sandeep Ramchandani, radix

Moderator: Jothan Frakes