NamesCon India Agenda

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Friday May 19th

10:00am - 10:10am

Welcome to NamesCon India

Join us for an exciting kick-off to a day full of panels, keynotes, and invaluable education, closing with the GreatDomains Auction powered by Sedo!

Moderator: Braden Pollock


10:10am - 10:55am

How to Maximize Domain Investments in the Global Economy


Our opening keynote session with Karishma Wadhwani, product manager for Aftermarket at GoDaddy, will cover insights & experiences to grow your domain investment portfolio.

Karishma Wadhwani, GoDaddy



10:55am - 11:30am

Head to Head: Domain Registries Compare New gTLD Strategies


Who you should trust with your names and why? Registries duke it out on stage in a bid for your business, and discuss how this aspect of the industry is evolving.

Sandeep Ramchanandi, Radix; Nivu Hussain .CLUB; Anand Vora, Donuts

Moderator: Braden Pollock


11:30am - 12:00pm

Dollars and Sense of .net


It is critical to consider risk and reward when managing a domain name portfolio. The earned trust and confidence that can come with a domain name are important because they relate to awareness from users and the public, as well as consistent, reliable operations and effective marketing histories. These factors help to determine value and risk of a domain extension. In this presentation, Manish Dalal will talk about what will make your portfolio strong, beyond .com.

Manish Dalal, Verisign


12:00pm - 1:15pm

Lunch Break

Enjoy a complimentary lunch, while networking with fellow attendees! 


1:15pm - 1:40pm 

Fireside Chat with
Sai Pola

Sai Pola is an entrepreneur with more than two decades of experience in the software industry spanning across two continents. As one of the pioneers to experience the origins and development of the internet, Mr. Pola is one of India’s leading domainers with over a decade of experience in domaining.

Sai Pola,

Moderator: Braden Pollock


1:40pm - 2:10pm

Fireside Chat with
Deepak Daftari

It's still possible to pursue a full time domaining career with just a little capital and lots of hard work. Don't just take our word for it–come hear first hand from Deepak Daftari, a pioneer in Indian domaining who is currently very active in .com sales.

deepak daftari,

Moderator: Braden Pollock


2:10pm - 2:30pm

The Business of ICANN: How Internet Policy Affects You and Your Customers


Virtually every business model is built on the assumption that the Internet of tomorrow will be the same as the open, secure, and globally interoperable Internet of today – but who are the people that work to guarantee it? As you are pushing the boundaries of technology, key policies affecting your businesses are being developed at the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). ICANN’s Head of India, Samiran Gupta, explains what ICANN is, how you and your customers are affected by the policies it helps coordinate, and what you can do today to have your voice added to the mix.

Samiran Gupta, icann


2:30pm - 3:00pm

Coffee Break

Take an opportunity to discuss the previous sessions and network with other attendees, while enjoying a selection of light refreshments. 


3:00pm - 3:45pm

What's My Domain Worth? Appraising Domain Names for Auction


NamesCon India will call on a panel of experts to lead a discussion about the value of premium domains. Panelists will also discuss the top 10 domains in the auction and their estimated bidding prices, with time for an audience Q&A.

Dave Evanson, Sedo; Pankaj Vijayvargiya, bitlevel international; Prakhar Bindal, Namekart; Aishwin Vikhona, Domain Investor; Samit Madan, MediaWiz

Moderator: Braden Pollock


3:45pm - 5:00pm

Sedo's GreatDomains Auction + The Future Edition

A moderated registry profile session will highlight benefits of each domain auction partner registry, and an audience Q&A will be held with prizes given away to audience members who successfully ask or answer questions. The top 10 domains in Sedo's GreatDomains Auction will be revisited, and the event will conclude with the biggest sales of the auction.

Moderator: Braden Pollock