NamesCon Global 2022

NamesCon Global 2022

Aug 31 - Sept 3, 2022, Austin, TX

1,000+

Participants

600+

Investors

70+

Nationalities

30+

Expert Sessions

4

Days

Summer Sale Ends

Why Domain Investors Choose NamesCon

Andrew Miller

The Secret to Premium Domain Deals

Andrew Miller willl guide you through case studies and his own experiences to help you understand how to make exact-match domain deals really pay off.

Andrew Miller

Managing Director
Hilco Digital Assets, LLC.


Thursday, Sep. 1 | 10:05 AM | BODIS Keynote Hall

Rick Schwartz

Art of Negotiating

“Domain King” Rick Schwartz will discuss his Midas touch for guiding the path of a high-value domain deal towards its best possible outcome.

Rick Schwartz

CEO at Domain King


Wednesday, Aug. 31 | 05:15 PM | BODIS Keynote Hall

christian-calvin

How a Painting Becomes an NFT

Go behind the scenes of the NFT creation process with painter and domainer Christian Calvin to find out what aesthetic, platform, and messaging choices go into creating an NFT that’s built to last.

Christian Calvin

Artist / Domain Investor at 33nArt.com


Wednesday, Aug. 31 | 11:05 AM | BODIS Keynote Hall

Zak-Muscovitch

Should the UDRP be Changed?

Zak Muskovich leads a panel of experts in sharing their proposals for how the UDRP can be improved—without destabilizing it.

Zak Muskovich

General Counsel at Internet Commerce Association


Wednesday, Aug. 31 | 03:25 PM | Breakout Stage

Bill_Sweetman

gTLDs: When Lightning Strikes

How do you pick the right extension at the right moment? It’s not as random as it might seem. Bill Sweetman and expert guests will share what happens when you catch lightning in a bottle, supercharging your portfolio!

Bill Sweetman

President at Name Ninja


Wednesday, Aug. 31 | 05:00 PM | Breakout Stage

Krista Gable

Adult Domain Names

An expert panel led by Krista Gable will explore the ins and outs of buying, selling, developing, and monetizing in this unique—and uniquely regulated—namespace.

Krista Gable

Founder/CEO at DomainDomme.com


Friday, Sep. 2 | 10:10 AM | BODIS Keynote Hall

Braden-Pollock

What’s My Domain Worth?

Find out if you’re sitting on a gem… or junk! NamesCon Global 2022 features a real-time, no-BS domain valuation panel of industry experts, led by Braden Pollock. They might just evaluate a name from your own portfolio.

Braden Pollock

Founder and Owner at Legal Brand Marketing


Thursday, Sep. 1 | 10:50 AM | BODIS Keynote Hall

Zak-Muscovitch

Is ICANN Threatened by Blockchain Domains?

What can—or should—ICANN do about blockchain domain names? ICA General Counsel Zak Muscovitch leads a panel of experts to explore what blockchain means for ICANN oversight.

Zak Muscovitch

General Counsel at Internet Commerce Association


Friday, Sep. 2 | 10:35 AM | Breakout Stage

Meet Our Speakers

Matt Wegrzyn

CEO & Founder

BODIS

Matt Wegrzyn

CEO & Founder

BODIS

Matt founded BODIS in 2007 with one goal: To become the largest and trusted domain monetization platform in the world. Whilst many of their clients consider this goal achieved, Matt's ongoing belief is that constant innovation is the key to providing a long-term successful service, going above and beyond what customers expect or request. Matt and the BODIS team attending NamesCon look forward to helping you Monetize your domains.

Amanda Waltz

Co-Founder

Saw.com

Amanda Waltz

Co-Founder

Saw.com

 

Monte Cahn

President

RightOfTheDot

Monte Cahn

President

RightOfTheDot

Domain Industry Pioneer Monte Cahn was Founder and former CEO of Moniker.com, former President of SnapNames.com and former Sr. VP of DomainSponsor.com. He invented whois privacy and created the domain aftermarket. He is the President of RightOfTheDot, a licensed digital asset and domain name brokerage, consulting, and auction business. Monte and RightOfTheDot have been involved in more than 1000 live and online auctions and $560 MM in domain name and digital asset sales since 1997. Monte is also the CEO of Dot Hip Hop, LLC, which is the registry operator for the .HipHop top-level domain.

Rick Schwartz

CEO

Domain King Inc

Rick Schwartz

CEO

Domain King Inc

Rick Schwartz aka Domain King® started investing in .COM Domains Names in 1995. Developer, Angel Investor, Joint Venture Specialist, Efficiency & Direct Navigation Expert Ricks Board circa 2000-2005 & the 28 TRAFFIC shows, 2004-2014 were the conduits for Domainers who until then worked mostly by themselves. They now were able to communicate, collaborate, & eventually meet one another to do great things. Rick’s 6500 Domain Portfolio is recognized as one of the most valuable in the world. Rick’s thoughts and most notable sales are shared on his site DomainKing.com and his blog RicksBlog.com

Andrew Miller

President

Hilco Digital Assets, LLC

Andrew Miller

President

Hilco Digital Assets, LLC

Andrew Miller is Managing Director of Hilco Digital Assets, LLC and Founder of ATM Holdings, LLC. Andrew is a leading investor and expert in digital assets, including premium domain names, crypto, and NFT's. An entrepreneur and connector, Andrew has a track record for facilitating strategic M&A deals, game changing premium domain name transactions, and NFT investments. He has been a principal in many of the most prominent high value domain name transactions, including recent blockbuster deals for Home.com, Tours.com,Candy.com, and Universal.com. Andrew is the Founder of CreditCards.com, sold to Austin Ventures; InsuranceQuotes.com, sold to BankRate, and an advisor to/shareholder in Thrasio, one of the leading consumer goods companies in the world. He is also an early investor in Bored Ape Yacht Club, one of the leading NFT projects to date. Led by Miller, Hilco Digital Assets is overseeing strategic domain name related investments, merger, acquisitions, and sales for Fortune 500 management, venture capital & PE firms.

Paul Nicks

President, Domain Registrars and Investors

GoDaddy

Paul Nicks

President, Domain Registrars and Investors

GoDaddy

Paul Nicks is President of Domain Registrars and Investors at GoDaddy, the world's largest domain registrar and services platform for entrepreneurs around the globe. In his current role, Paul oversees all areas of GoDaddy domains, registrar, corporate, and investors. Throughout his long tenure with the company, Paul has been passionate about customers and their experiences with GoDaddy's products and services. From making domain name investors more money to continuing to focus on experimentation, his mission remains constant: Help customers find not just any domain, but the right domain.

Kate Buckley

CEO

Buckley Media

Kate Buckley

CEO

Buckley Media

Kate is the CEO of Buckley Media: Premium Domain Brokerage, Naming and Branding. She has brokered millions in both private and public top domains sales, and regularly speaks about the industry including keynoting NamesCon Global, as well as features on Forbes, DNJournal, Domain Name Wire, and Domain Sherpa, among others. A member of the ICA, Kate is also a member of ICANN Business Constituency, and Forbes Business Council. Kate holds a BA in Advertising, an MFA in Creative Writing, and is a Certified Professional Coach, Public Speaker (AMA), and was most recently named to Forbes Next 1000.

David Warmuz

CEO

Above.com

David Warmuz

CEO

Above.com

As CEO David has been instrumental in launching many award-winning online technology-based products and services over the last 25 years including Above.com, Drop.com.au and Trellian.com David started investing in domain names in 1997 and established one of the biggest traffic domain portfolios which lead to the development of Above.com, that automatically sends each domain visitor to the highest paying monetization channel. David continues to lead the product development of Above.com that offers domain investors a registrar, monetization, a domain marketplace plus domain brokerage services.

Chris Zuiker

Head of Sales & Marketing

Media Options

Chris Zuiker

Head of Sales & Marketing

Media Options

Chris Zuiker is the senior broker at MediaOptions.com, specializing in technology and retail industries. Prior to Media Options, Zuiker held multiple sales positions at companies including Infantino, Timex, and Stanley Black & Decker. Zuiker holds a bachelor of arts in psychology from Franciscan University of Steubenville, and an MBA from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville

Ajene Watson

Managing Director

Dot Hip Hop, LLC

Ajene Watson

Managing Director

Dot Hip Hop, LLC

Ajene Watson is a private investor, business management consultant, and CEO of Digital Asset Monetary Network, Inc. Ajene has 28 years of professional experience in various markets (Real Estate, Entertainment, Technology, Financial Services, Stat-ups, etc.) with a focus on the development of private and public companies, as well as building educational platforms to foster business and financial literacy. Born and raised in the birthplace of Hip Hop, Ajene shares an authentic experience and connection with both the culture and communities, where ‘more than’ just the music of Hip Hop evolved.

Pinky Brand

Senior VP Marketing & Business Development

iQ Global AS

Pinky Brand

Senior VP Marketing & Business Development

iQ Global AS

Pinky has 26 years of trusted domain industry experience—many of those spent at the registry and registrar levels, doing business in China, and providing consulting to new gTLD startups and investors interested in the domain space. At iQ, Pinky helps registry and registrar clients fight and manage DNS abuse. He also helps TLDs to protect, run, and grow their business with domain analytics, along with strategic, operational, and policy consulting.

Joe Styler

Product Manager

GoDaddy

Joe Styler

Product Manager

GoDaddy

As Product Manager of the Auctions I am highly focused on bringing good domain name inventory at great prices to both domain investors and small business customers. I have been at GoDaddy for 15 years and have seen it grow from a start up to a public company. There have been many changes over the years, but our goal of helping customers succeed and providing an excellent customer service experience have remained steady and I try my best to help anyone I can be successful in their domain ventures.
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High-Level Description

NamesCon brings you rich and actionable insights into the complex world of digital assets, featuring domain names, NFTs, and emerging elements of the new economy—so you can find and act upon new opportunities. NamesCon Global is our flagship event, bringing together the people who build and grow the domain-name industry. This is the place to build the strong relationships and strategic partnerships that drive this person-to-person business.

As Web3—the decentralized internet—becomes a reality, domain name investors are uniquely poised to capitalize on emerging digital assets and ownership models as well, so we make sure our attendees are exposed to the trends that are real, profitable, and growing.

Join us in Austin and engage with the forces that shape the domain-name economy and beyond—from governing and managing bodies to channels and service providers; from strategic investors to the end customer.

What is NamesCon?

NamesCon Global brings together the domain investors and service providers who build and grow the digital asset industry—from domain names to NFTs and more. Partner with us to find new customers and build the relationships that drive this person-to-person business.

Keynotes

Insights and inspiration from industry heavyweights and global thought leaders.

Panels

Deep discussions on pressing topics in the industry with a diverse group of experts.

Workshops

Interactive session with actionable outcomes

Face to Face

Networking as it's meant to be: bond with your peers at social activities and parties to close deals and form new partnerships.

Auction

Grab once-in-a-lifetime premium names at this domain industry cornerstone.

Exhibition

Meet your most motivated customers face to face in a high-energy environment.

Watch our NamesCon 2022 Trailer

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Who You'll Meet At NamesCon Global

Governing bodies

Registries

Registrars

Service Providers

Brokers

IP lawyers & brand protection

Investors

Brands & Startups

»It has been 2 years since we have been able to attend a NamesCon in-person. While the NamesCon team has done a great job with their online shows in the meantime, nothing beats the in-person experience - and that combined with the terrific lineup of content and the live domain auction makes this a can't-miss event for anyone in the domain space!«
Jonathan Tenenbaum, COO & GC at MediaOptions 

Meet Our Partners

Title Partner

Diamond Partner

Platinum Partners

Gold Partners

Partners

Media Partners and Associations

4 Days, 4 Themes

Skills to Pay the Bills

will feature interviews with leading experts, as well as industry updates from senior regulators and trend-setting brokers, investors, and service providers.

Make Power Moves

is all about valuation of domain names and NFTs—and putting that knowledge to work during a high-octane digital asset auction where you can upsize your portfolio with once-in-a-lifetime names and NFTs.

Digital Assets of Tomorrow

explores the future of names through lenses you may not expect: adult names, metaverse names, blockchain-based domaining, and more.

FunDay

is fully dedicated to conversation, collaboration, and celebration as the NamesCon community takes over Banger’s Sausage House and Beer Garden for a full day of eating, drinking, and great conversation at one of Austin’s hottest dining destinations. You can bring a Plus-One, too!

»While I always enjoy NamesCon—and the lineup and programming this year is especially intriguing—I’m especially looking forward to seeing my friends and colleagues in PERSON this year.«
Kate Buckley, CEO at Buckley Media

Agenda At A Glance

As the world of digital assets evolves, domain name investors must evolve as well. NamesCon Global 2022 will deliver the must-know elements of domaining and digital asset investment for industry veterans and newcomers alike.

This will include fundamentals such as domain name valuation and monetization, the dynamics of brokerage, and nTLD trends—as well as the skillset you’ll need for tomorrow: domaining on the blockchain, forward-thinking investment in NFTs, and working with lucrative namespaces subject to enhanced regulation.

At NamesCon Global, you’ll connect with the people, tools, and resources to level up your investing career and master your digital assets.

Tuesday

Aug 30

Pre-Event

12:00 PMRegistration Desk Opens
Wednesday

Aug 31

Main Event

9:00 AMRegistration Desk Opens
10:00 AMMorning Sessions
12:30 PMLunch Break
2:00 PMAfternoon Sessions
2:00 PMExhibit Hall Opens
6:00 PMSessions End
6:00 PMExhibit Hall Closes
6:00 PMOpening Reception by Above.com
Thursday

Sept 1

Main Event

9:00 AMRegistration Desk Opens
9:30 AMExhibit Hall Opens
10:00 AMMorning Sessions
12:30 PMLunch Break
12:30 PMExpert Round Tables
2:00 PMAuction Pre-Game
3:00 PMDigital Asset Auction
6:00 PMExhibit Hall Closes
Friday

Sept 2

Main Event

9:00 AMRegistration Desk Opens
9:30 AMExhibit Hall Opens
10:00 AMMorning Sessions
12:30 PMLunch Break
12:30 PMExpert Round Tables
2:30 PMOpen Door: Afternoon Sessions
4:00 PMSessions End
4:00 PMOpen Door: Happy Hour
6:00 PMExhibit Hall Closes
Saturday

Sept 3

Main Event

10:00 AMFunDay by Above.com
Grill Heated, Drinks Chilled
at Banger’s
5:00 PMFunDay by Above.com
Ends

NamesCon Digital Asset Auction

This high-speed, high-stakes domain and NFT auction is a focal point of NamesCon Global 2022! World champion auctioneer Wayne Wheat will keep the action moving at lightning speed, so don’t even think about blinking!

Find out more here, and get ready to go big!

NAMESCON DIGITAL ASSET AUCTION

Omni Hotel Downtown

NamesCon is again taking over the Omni Hotel’s downtown Austin location as a hub for the world’s digital asset investors!
Our all programming and social events will take place onsite and very closely nearby. You’ll find yourself in the very heart of Austin—with a wide variety of food, nightlife, and additional hotel options within easy reach.

Rock Austin in style—stay at the Omni Hotel in the heart of the city! Discover sophisticated luxury with understated class at this urban oasis, including a rooftop pool under wide-open summer skies. Sounds good, right? Book your hotel room now for the special rate we secured for NamesCon attendees—it’s unbeatable for Austin! Our room block is limited, and will definitely sell out.

Join us in Austin

Creativity Unleashed
Austin is an artistic and musical city, which makes it perfect for sparking creative thought—and just rocking out!

Keeping it Hot
Austin is famous for its barbecue, even in Texas! Whatever your tastes, Austin’s diverse cuisine will leave you feeling satisfied.

The Highest Tech
Some of the brightest minds in the world seek out Austin’s culture of innovation to build and grow the internet’s most disruptive and game-changing companies. See how the domain industry meshes with the larger tech community.

NamesCon Global | Event Passes

NamesCon has the most competitive ticketing prices around for investors, brokers, and domaining entrepreneurs. We also have a pass tier for registries and marketplace operators, so their teams can get up close and personal with their most important customer base.

These different attendee types bring complementary dynamics to the event, while also protecting the NamesCon community from getting overwhelmed by swarms of less-serious service providers. Meanwhile, the lower price for attendees and brokers expands the audience base for channels to find new customers and partners. Together, these ticket types help deliver a top-notch conference experience for everyone involved.

ONLY for individual domainers, brokers, and entrepreneurs

Standard Pass

$999 Value

Late Summer Deal

$999 ex VAT & Fees

valid until September 3, 2022

Your Pass includes

  • Access to all sessions, keynotes and panels
  • Access to the Exhibition Area
  • Access to the live Domain Auction
  • Coffee Breaks
  • Access to all official networking events which include catering and bar offerings
  • Network with fellow investors, industry experts, and key industry players from around the globe

What we call the Standard Pass is a deeply-discounted ticket geared toward individual investors, brokers, and emerging entrepreneurs who make up the majority of our attendee base.

For individuals who represent a registry or marketplace

Channel Pass

$1,499 Value

Late Summer Deal

$1,499 ex VAT & Fees

valid until September 3, 2022

Your Pass includes

  • Access to all sessions, keynotes and panels
  • Access to the Exhibition Area
  • Access to the live Domain Auction
  • Coffee Breaks
  • Access to all official networking events which include catering and bar offerings
  • Network with fellow investors, industry experts, and key industry players from around the globe
  • Direct and up-close access to a highly motivated audience of digital asset investors

The Channel Pass is for professionals working in the registry, and marketplace spaces. For you as channels, NamesCon is primarily a sales opportunity, and the ticket type needs to reflect that. So If you’re representing a registry or marketplace, you must register for the Channel Pass.

Bring your spouse or bestie

Plus-One Pass for FunDay

$49 Value

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$49 ex VAT & Fees

valid until September 3, 2022

Your Pass includes

The Plus-One Pass gives access to our FunDay on Saturday, Sept 3 at Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. 

This ticket includes catering and bar offerings. FunDay pass users must be registered with a unique email address and name, along with the NamesCon Global attendee they are accompanying. 

FunDay attendees will receive a wristband upon arriving at Bangers on Saturday.

Depending on how many team members you’re bringing and what kind of impact you want to make, you can dive into our Partnership Opportunities—these also include certain numbers of Channel Passes. Please reach out to our friendly sales team: sales@namescon.com