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This is NamesCon

Where the Domain Name Industry Comes Together

NamesCon is the premier conference series for the domain name industry. With events online and around the world, we bring together the decision-makers and investors who build and grow this person-to-person business.

Who We Are

Since its founding in 2013, NamesCon’s flagship event in Las Vegas has grown into the largest and most anticipated domain industry event of the year. With the explosive growth of new TLDs and rapid expansion of internet connectivity worldwide, the domain industry promises to remain one of the most energized and important markets in technology. Drawing over 1,000 registrations for its first all-digital edition during the COVID-19 pandemic, NamesCon grows and evolves with the domain industry—and the wider world in which we all coexist.

NamesCon was acquired by WorldHostingDays in 2016 so that both organizations could benefit from the synergies between the domain, hosting and cloud industries. Our teams now jointly produce more than ten industry events internationally each year, from blockbuster global shows to highly focused regional events and invite-only CXO retreats. These include NamesCon Europe—formerly Domaining Europe, an intimate gathering of domain-related professionals—and DOMAINfest, a globe-trotting series of events that began in 2012.

Upcoming Events

The domaining world doesn’t sit still, so neither do we!
While the global pandemic has travel plans in flux, we’re confident we can deliver top-notch experiences for the domain industry while keeping everyone safe.

NamesCon Online 2021

January 27-29, 2021, Online

No flights, no hotels, no worries—this event is for the entire domaining world, all at once. Registration will open around the end of October.

NamesCon Europe 2021

July 15-17, 2021, Budapest

We’re planning this in-person gathering for Budapest, so save the dates. More details will emerge soon.

NamesCon Global 2021

Autumn 2021, Hybrid (live/online)

This event will combine the best of both worlds as we gather in North America, with most attendees hopefully able to join us in person. No exact date yet, but this flagship domaining conference will happen in the autumn.

NamesCon Through the Ages

From intimate pop-up events to thousand-strong gatherings, NamesCon and its predecessors have featured the leading minds of the domaining industry, as well as entrepreneurs, artists, innovators, and rock ‘n’ roll superstars. Since 2012, attendees have known to expect the unexpected! We have embraced the challenge to innovate, surprise, and move the domain name industry forward.

  • 2012
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2012

    From our very first event in Los Angeles, it took us two years to get to Las Vegas, where we’d rock the Tropicana for several years to come. We also popped up in Hollywood!

    DOMAINfest Global 2012
    January 31 to February 2, 2012, Santa Monica, California

  • 2015

    DOMAINfest.Asia 2015
    September 4-7, Macau

    DOMAINfest Sofia 2015
    June 1-3, 2015, Sofia, Bulgaria

    NamesCon 2015 The Domain Name Conference and DOMAINfest @NamesCon 2015
    January 11-14, Las Vegas

  • 2014

    From our very first event in Los Angeles, it took us two years to get to Las Vegas, where we’d rock the Tropicana for several years to come. We also popped up in Hollywood!

    DOMAINfest Global 2014
    March 31-April 2, 2014, Hollywood, California

    NamesCon 2014
    January 13-15, Las Vegas

  • 2016

    DOMAINfest.Asia 2016
    September 19-22, Hong Kong

    NamesCon 2016 The Internet Domain Name Conference
    January 10-14, Las Vegas

  • 2017

    NamesCon 2017 The Domain Name Industry Event
    January 22-25, Las Vegas

  • 2018

    NamesCon Fiesta, 2018
    October, 23, Barcelona (Spain)

    NamesCon Europe, 2018
    June, 7-9, València (Spain)

    NamesCon Global 2018
    January 28-31, Las Vegas

  • 2019

    Our last year in Las Vegas, and our first time in beautiful Cascais!

    NamesCon Global 2019
    January 27-30, Las Vegas

    NamesCon Europe 2019
    June 20-22, Cascais, Portugal

  • 2020

    What an interesting year… NamesCon Global moved to Austin, and we launched our first fully online event in September. (NamesCon Europe is postponed until 2021.)

    NamesCon Online 2020 – Domaining Around the Globe
    September 9-11, Online

    NamesCon Global 2020
    January 29-1 Februar, Austin Texas

Find Us On Social

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starting in 10 min: $HNS names live auction @joinClubhouse. Join us! joinclubhouse.com/event/PA6z1v2n Retweeted by NamesCon
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Pop-up #domainauction on #Clubhouse starting soon! Join #NamesCon CEO @svvarchmin & friends to score some handshake ($HNS) names! All proceeds will go toward building a school. Join us today (Feb 5) at 8 am PST/11 am EST/ 4 pm UTC by hitting this link: joinclubhouse.com/event/PA6z1v2n pic.twitter.com/NJOWpjMOre
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Live audio auctions for secondary name sales for @HNS TLDs on @joinClubhouse. The future is here! twitter.com/svvarchmin/sta… Retweeted by NamesCon
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moviemaker/ xn--tiqv92d/ (主板) - means motherboard educationnews/ techme/ trainhard/ fitlife/ manfred/ lmaa/ wl/ xn--1l8h/ (🏄) If you want to participate in bidding, you need a great mood, a Namebase.io account and enough $HNS. See you later! joinclubhouse.com/event/PA6z1v2n Retweeted by NamesCon
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Here are the 17 lots for the first Handshake Names Auction on CH at 5pm CET today. All proceeds go to our school foundation EFK.org: dswap/ xn--e77haaobb/ (🇦🇪🇦🇪🇦🇪) xn--4h8ha/ (🌻🌻) epicwin/ xn--3kq81x624b/ (大事记) - means memorabilia leadcandy/ 1chain/ twitter.com/svvarchmin/sta… Retweeted by NamesCon
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Join #NamesCon CEO Soeren von Varchmin (@svvarchmin) on #Clubhouse for a pop-up #DomainAuction! All proceeds from these Handshake ($HNS) #domains will go toward building a school. Join us today (Feb 5) at 8 am PST/ 11 am EST/ 4 pm UTC—just hit this link: joinclubhouse.com/event/PA6z1v2n pic.twitter.com/1WHHZ4gEov