NamesCon Europe

JUNE 20 - 22, 2019 | Cascais, Portugal

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NamesCon Europe 2019

NamesCon Europe is where domain investors gather to share ideas, form new partnerships, and add value to their portfolios. A series of focused sessions, panels, and discussions will inspire innovative and imaginative solutions to today’s business challenges.

Join us for an intimate, fast-paced gathering in a truly unforgettable setting: Cascais, Portugal, which is right near Lisbon. This seaside resort town is famous for its beaches, spas, cuisine, and nightlife. You’ll be coming for one reason, but you’ll find many more reasons to stay!

Where We Are

This year, NamesCon Europe takes over a 17th-Century fortress that’s been converted into a 5-star luxury hotel and arts district. Take a half-hour trip up the coast from Lisbon to beautiful Cascais, where you’ll find us at the Pestana Cidadela Cascais, right on the waterfront. Catch the emerging trends in the domaining world, reconnect with your peers in the industry, and make new friends in an epic setting.

Book today to lock in a NamesCon Europe-exclusive rate at the Pestana Cidadela Cascais: avoid the regular High Season prices!

NamesCon Europe runs June 20-22, 2019, but who knows… maybe you’ll want to stay longer…

What To Expect

Get ready for expert-led panel discussions, fireside chats with industry drivers, keynote talks with renowned thought leaders. Every evening we network and let loose! This year you’ll see a celebration of Portugal: food, music wine, and breathtaking scenery. The last day is just for fun, with special activities planned—pack your swimsuit!

Who Attends

You’ll join an international roster of domain-industry professionals who want to get ahead of the latest trends in an intimate and friendly setting. NamesCon believes in fostering diversity in the workplace, and we strive to reflect this ethos in our conference programming.

“When we know that there have been many sales over the years for legacy extensions, valuing these new extensions is tricky.”

Rolf Larsen, CEO and founder, .GLOBAL

Register for NamesCon Europe 2019

The Event Pass prices range from early bird rates of 394 € to a final door price of 649 €.

The Conference passes unlock admission to all sessions and keynotes as well as to the networking events.

Event Pass

649 EUR 549 EUR*

(VAT not included)

Our Event Pass gives you access to all sessions, networking events like the Gala Dinner and fun activities – including coffee breaks and Lunch.

Each attendee must be registered with a unique email address. Enter your name and company as you would like them to appear on your name badge.

*At the moment Event Pass Price 549 EUR (VAT not included) is available. Sale ends on June 20.

Speakers

Ammar Kubba

Investor & Entrepreneur

afterTHOUGHT

Ammar Kubba

Investor & Entrepreneur

afterTHOUGHT

Ammar Kubba is a Director at DomainTools, the Principal and CEO of Thought Convergence, and co-Founder and CEO of afterTHOUGHT. He is considered one of the most influential people in domain and traffic monetization. He is also Founder and CEO of Agreed, an online Data Escrow provider.

Yancy Naughton

Founder

HasTraffic

Yancy Naughton

Founder

HasTraffic

Longtime advertising industry veteran, founder and partner of HasTraffic, WantsTraffic, CPC Email Exchange, Namerific, HasOffice. Full Time contractor on launches of Elephant Traffic (2010) and ZeroPark (2012). Early adopter of multi channel performance based advertisement as founder of NSRS (1992 to 1998, now move.com) Golfer Magazines (1994 to 2003, now Golfer Guide) and The Real Estate Book. Yancy Naughton is also a frequent speaker and presenter at various new media conferences.

Toby Hall

CEO

MMX

Toby Hall

CEO

MMX

Toby Hall is a highly experienced marketeer who has supported a series of fast growth public and private businesses in the Internet and natural resources sector over the last twenty years. He was formally appointed to the Board of Minds + Machines Group Limited (MMX) as Chief Executive Officer in April 2016 and has led the Group as it restructured into a pure-play registry and successfully opened up the China market through the launch of .vip which received Chinese Government MIIT approval in December 2016. Under his stewardship, MMX has continued to grow its market presence and operating profits through a combination of organic growth, strategic acquisition and innovation. Toby divides his time between the US, Europe and Asia.

Dave Evanson

Senior Broker

Sedo

Dave Evanson

Senior Broker

Sedo

Dave Evanson has over 35 years of experience in high level consumer, B2B marketing and strategic planning. He joined Sedo.com in 2010 and has brokered tens of millions of dollars in premium domain names. Prior to Sedo, Dave brokered independently while running a global management consulting firm for 20 years. Before that, he worked at Senior Vice President, Marketing level for two of the nation's largest banks. Evanson has been honored with The Domain Broker of the Year Award in 2012, 2014 and 2016.

Michael Gargiulo

CEO

VPN.com

Michael Gargiulo

CEO

VPN.com

Michael is currently the CEO at VPN.com, which he acquired for $970,000 in 2017. He has built many highly trafficked websites with premium exact-match domains, which still continue to reach over 800 million visitors per year. Michael aims to grow VPN.com to over 200 million visitors per year who are looking for research and purchasing information on which VPN, software or domain name to buy. At VPN Domains, he has a dedicated team of domain brokers who help large brands spend millions of dollars each year acquiring domains. They seek out visionaries who understand and value the digital real estate required to sustain the next 100 years of innovation. Michael enjoys skiing, shooting pool, and playing with his dog Grace. He loves his Creator, family and making deals, in that order.

João de Macedo

Pro-Surfer

João de Macedo

Pro-Surfer

João de Macedo began his surfing adventure at seven years old, bodyboarding at Praia Grande, Portugal. There in the rough Atlantic, he found his lifetime passion. This passion became a career connected to the sea: he was the first Portuguese—and European—professional surfer to qualify for the WSL Big Wave Tour, which he finished in the Top 5 in 2012/2013 season. De Macedo got his Economics degree in 2000, and in the same year he founded Surf Academy (surfacademia.com) in Praia Grande and Carcavelos. In California, he became the co-founder and project manager of the World Surfing Reserves (worldsurfingreserves.org). João de Macedo is also known for riding the giant waves of North Beach.

James Tuplin

Director of Business Development

Bodis.com

James Tuplin

Director of Business Development

Bodis.com

As the director of business development for Bodis, James manages some of the largest portfolios in the world. James joined Bodis in September 2015 and brings with him 11 years experience working within the domain parking industry, having previously worked at both NameDrive and DomainSponsor. James and Matt (The CEO of Bodis), are present at Namescon and look forward to demoing the new Bodis platform features designed to help domain owners monetise, manage, optimise and sell their domains.

David Warmuz

CEO

Above.com

David Warmuz

CEO

Above.com

David is the CEO of Trellian, a pioneer in developing domain name portfolio optimization and management tools founded in 1997. These were initially designed to optimize Trellian’s owned and operated portfolio, but were later made freely available to domain investors in 2008 under the Above.com brand name. At the same time Trellian launched Direct Search Network, a real time bidding platform that enables premium advertisers to bid directly on domain traffic. This proprietary technology, together with a strong focus on ensuring traffic quality, has helped Above.com’s clients significantly increase their domain traffic RPMs. Today, Above.com offers a variety of powerful, free tools and services including Monetization, Registrar, Marketplace and Brokerage.

Dave Roberts

CEO

Protected Parking

Dave Roberts

CEO

Protected Parking

Dave founded one of the UK’s first ISPs in 1997 and in 1998 launched a content site which now generates over £100m pa in revenue. Dave has over two decades of Internet experience and was one of the founding team behind Barefruit, the International DNS resolution company with clients in Europe, USA, LATAM, India and the Middle East and Asia.

Andrew Rosener

CEO

MediaOptions

Andrew Rosener

CEO

MediaOptions

Andrew Rosener is CEO of MediaOptions, an industry leading domain broker firm, as well as an active domain investor, angel investor and serial-entrepreneur. Andrew and his company have won Domain Broker of the Year 4 times, as well as numerous other accolades. He is a recognized thought leader in domain value & domain sales.

Karn Jajoo

Sr. Manager

Radix

Karn Jajoo

Sr. Manager

Radix

Karn heads Premium Domains at Radix, which, with over 4.3 million domains under management, is one of the most successful new domains operators globally. Radix operates ten of the most popular new top Level domains including, .site, .online, .store, .Website and .tech.

Kathy Nielsen

Director, Premium Domains and Channel Relations

Neustar

Kathy Nielsen

Director, Premium Domains and Channel Relations

Neustar

Kathy began her digital career in 2001 in online publishing, building digital advertising sales teams in the US and Europe. After learning the tricks of the online trade as well as what it takes to be a successful online business, she moved to origins of it all - the domain name industry. Kathy began working with Sedo.com, a global leader in premium domain brokerage, to develop and grow their brokerage and auction divisions. This evolved into premium name work and marketing with both legacy and gTLD registries. Now at Neustar, the largest provider of core registry and digital naming services, she continues her work with registries; developing premium name and pricing strategies, marketing strategies and channel partnerships for Neustar’s owned and operated TLDs as well as consulting with Neustar’s registry services clients.

Rolf Larsen

CEO

.GLOBAL

Rolf Larsen

CEO

.GLOBAL

Rolf is a disruptive innovator and a long-standing, recognized pioneer in Internet access, registrar and web hosting services in Europe and Scandinavia. He has founded multiple technology businesses, has 25 years of experience in the domain industry and is currently CEO of the .GLOBAL registry and co-founder of RegistryOffice.

Pavel Ciocan

Head of Development

Internet.bs

Pavel Ciocan

Head of Development

Internet.bs

Pavel Ciocan is Head of Development for Internet.bs and a leading Engineer within the CentralNIC Group. He has spent the last 10 years lovingly crafting the Internet.bs platform for domain investors and comes to Namescon to look for opportunities to develop more bespoke solutions for investors in the community.

Frank Schilling

Founder / CEO

Uniregistry

Frank Schilling

Founder / CEO

Uniregistry

Frank Schilling is an experienced technology entrepreneur, angel investor and important thought leader in the domain name industry. As the founder and CEO of Uniregistry, Frank is behind the creation of dozens of new domain name endings (such as .cars, .photo and .game) as well as the fastest-growing domain name registrar and aftermarket sales platform in the world. His instincts and passion have inspired a team of engineers, brokers and designers to create products and services that are shaping the future of how people launch new businesses and get online.

Andrew Cotton

Pro-Surfer

Andrew Cotton

Pro-Surfer

Andrew Cotton is a professional big wave surfer, top-level athlete, adventurer, and guest speaker. He is now one of the world’s most respected big wave surfers, basing himself in Nazare, Portugal and West Ireland for much of the big wave season. He also travels the globe surfing some of the biggest and heaviest waves on the planet, such as Peahi in Hawaii, Mavericks in California, and The Right in Western Australia.

Giuseppe Graziano

CEO and Founder

GGRG.com

Giuseppe Graziano

CEO and Founder

GGRG.com

Giuseppe Graziano is the CEO and founder of GGRG.com and of the recently launched Liquid Domain Market Exchange, LXME.com. With a focus on the 600,000 short .com domain names defined as “liquid”, Giuseppe has brokered over 10 million dollars in domains for his clients, receiving award nominations for “Blogger of the Year“, “Industry Goodwill Ambassador“ and “Broker of the Year“. Escrow.com awarded Giuseppe “Master of Domains”, as one of the top 3 highest grossing domain brokers in the world in 2016. Giuseppe has lived in 5 countries across 3 continents, speaks 5 languages and holds a Master Degree in International Management from the Fudan University in Shanghai, China.

Paul Nicks

VP & GM, Aftermarket

GoDaddy

Paul Nicks

VP & GM, Aftermarket

GoDaddy

As senior director of GoDaddy‘s aftermarket division, Paul sets the strategic direction for the product, sales, and support teams that are key to GoDaddy’s focus on domain investors. Prior to joining the GoDaddy family in 2007, Paul spent seven years as a software engineer. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from Capella University and an MBA from Arizona State University. Paul enjoys spending his free time with his wife of 14 years and his two sons.

Monte Cahn

CEO

RightOfTheDot, LLC

Monte Cahn

CEO

RightOfTheDot, LLC

Monte is Founder / President of RightOfTheDot, LLC, with over 20 years of experience as a licensed business & domain auction company, Internet consulting and advisement firm specializing in new and existing TLD strategy, Contention Resolution Services, board advisement, premium domain auctions, market positioning, sales and services.

Morgan Linton

Co-founder & COO

Bold Metrics Inc.

Morgan Linton

Co-founder & COO

Bold Metrics Inc.

Morgan is the co-founder of Bold Metrics, a San Francisco-based software company that has become the global leader in algorithmic body measurement prediction. Prior to starting Bold Metrics Morgan was an early employee at Sonos where he spearheaded the company’s international expansion into Asia, Australia, Latin America, and Canada. In 2007 Morgan started buying and selling domain names and blogging about it on his blog - MorganLinton.com. Over the last twelve years Morgan has been tapped by some of the top founders in Silicon Valley to acquire their primary domain name. From Medium.com to Branch.com Morgan has played a role in helping some of the world’s most iconic brands secure their brand online. Morgan currently lives in San Francisco, California.

Jeff Sass

CMO

.Club Domains

Jeff Sass

CMO

.Club Domains

Jeff Sass is Chief Marketing Officer, .CLUB Domains, and author of "Everything I Know about Business and Marketing, I Learned from THE TOXIC AVENGER." Jeff has over 35 years of experience in the technology and entertainment industries and has co-founded several startups. He joined the .CLUB team in March 2012, and has led the company's marketing efforts throughout the process of acquiring, launching, and operating the .CLUB top-level domain. Jeff has also written and produced for film and television. A graduate of Cornell University, Jeff is a frequent speaker and panelist on domain names, mobile marketing, digital music, entrepreneurship, branding, and social media. Jeff currently serves as a board member of The Domain Name Association (TheDNA.org), and Tech Lauderdale (TechLauderdale.org).

Joe Styler

Sr. Manager Aftermarket Community

GoDaddy

Joe Styler

Sr. Manager Aftermarket Community

GoDaddy

Joe Styler currently serves as Community Manager for the Aftermarket at GoDaddy. He is primarily responsible for the voice of the customer. Previously Joe has served in other Director and supervisory roles at GoDaddy during his 14 years at the company. He is a frequent blogger, speaker, and enthusiast of education around domain name investing. His passion is seeing customers become successful in their business goals when using the Aftermarket to find that next great domain to build their business on or sell as an investment. He has been helping people with transactions on the Ineternet for over 20 years.

Alan Shiflett

Sr. Manager

GoDaddy

Alan Shiflett

Sr. Manager

GoDaddy

Alan Shiflett currently serves as a Senior Manager for the Aftermarket at GoDaddy/Afternic. Alan's primary responsibility is managing the relationships/optimization of top Partners- both resellers and sellers. He loves sharing the best techniques sellers can implement to maximize their portfolio sales. Alan is passionate in helping others succeed by leveraging the tools that GoDaddy/Afternic has to sell more domains and grow their portfolios. Previously Alan has served in other Managerial and supervisory roles at GoDaddy during his 10 year tenure with the company.

Live Domain Auction

NamesCon Europe will feature a live Domain Auction for the very first time! We’ve teamed up with NameJet and RightOfTheDot to bring you an exciting, fast-paced event featuring once-in-a-lifetime names up for grabs. Add value to your portfolio while testing your instincts and skills against other industry experts.

“If you don’t have a strategy, you’re not gonna win.”

Joe Styler, Aftermarket Community Manager, GoDaddy

Agenda At A Glance

Thursday, June 20

Registration and Exhibit Area opens. 9:30 am
Morning Coffee in the Exhibit Area. Come in, pick up your badge, and see who else made it to beautiful Cascais. 9:30 am
Morning Sessions with 360-degree state-of-the-industry reports from analysts, investors, brokers, registries, and registrars. 10:00 am
Lunch Buffet: See why Portugal is famous for its food!  1:00 pm
Afternoon Sessions with specific topic tracks. Listen to panels on domain monetization, specific domain investments, or regulations. 2:30 pm
Expert Roundtables: Pick the brains of leading industry experts in our roundtable discussions. 3:30 pm
Live Domain Auction: You gotta bid to win! Register beforehand, then grap a paddle and a glass of wine—and get ready for action… 5:00 pm
Domain Auction Reception: Celebrate your auction wins with some world-class Portuguese tapas and premium wine among new and old friends.  7:00 pm

Friday, June 21

Registration and Exhibit Area opens. 9:30 am
Morning Coffee in the Exhibit Area. 9:30 am
Morning Sessions with 360-degree state-of-the-industry reports from analysts, investors, brokers, registries, and registrars. 10:45 am
Lunch Buffet: Some more delicious Portuguese food! 1:00 pm
Afternoon Sessions with specific topic tracks. Listen to panels on domain monetization, specific domain investments, or regulations. 2:30 pm
Expert Roundtables: Pick the brains of leading industry experts in our roundtable discussions. 3:30 pm
Let’s take these fascinating conversations to the streets, and enjoy the beautiful Cascais evening! 6:10 pm

Saturday, June 22

Shuttle Pick-Up to the beach. 10:00 am
Enjoy a Beach Day with us on the gorgeous Praia do Guincho. We’ve efficiently scheduled the day with surf classes, lunch, and drinks—because a work/life balance is very important. 11:00 am
Shuttle back to the Pestana Cidadela Cascais. 5:00 pm

Accommodation and Travel

The venue is located 35km from Lisbon Airport, just above the Cascais marina:

Pestana Cidadela Cascais

Cidadela de Cascais
Avenida D. Carlos I
2750-310, Cascais
Portugal

Book now to lock in the special NamesCon rate:

160€/185€ per night single/double occupancy
Room rate includes breakfast, WiFi, swimming pool, Turkish bath, jacuzzi, and gym. 1€ per night city tax will also apply.

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