Session Name: Meet The Experts: Five facts that will change the Domain game in 2017
Location: Regensburg, Germany
Domain name you wished you owned: crews.com
Best city for conferences: Las Vegas, NV
Describe your company and how long you have been there?
InterNetX is one of the most successful registrars and providers of premium domain products and hosting solutions. More than 3.8 million managed domains, a portfolio including virtually all ccTLDs and gTLDs and more than 3,000 hosted servers make us one of the leading providers for domainers, resellers and professional users on the international market. I joined the InterNetX team back in mid-2015.
What can attendees look forward to during your session?
Learning just how important SSLs and security are for the future of your domain portfolio management.
Can you tell us about how your service or product helps deliver value to your customers?
By now providing a free Basic SSL Certificate from Symantec with each domain that you manage with InterNetX, we are trying to help our customer base reach the level of security that we think is the bare necessity for the future of websites. With the basis of SSL and the offering of over 950+ TLDs, we help our customers succeed by offering them the tools and features they need to best help them manage their portfolios.
What are your thoughts on the new TLDs?
The new TLDs give registrants a great opportunity to enhance their brand appearance and acquire the domain that they need to help make their business succeed.
What kinds of changes do you foresee within the industry in the next year? 5 years?
I plan to see huge growth in the usage of security features on websites, such as SSL, DNSSEC, Anycast and much more. As online purchasing continues to grow at rapid rates, security must always keep itself a few steps ahead of hackers, and brands must present themselves as the most secure option when purchasing online.
What are you most looking forward to at the upcoming NamesCon?
Meeting all the new members joining the domain industry and listening to their take on what the next big shift is.
What industry trends or topics do you think will be at the forefront of panel and keynote discussions this year?
Security, the Chinese market, new TLDs and expansion in ccTLD investment.
How would you describe what you do in a single sentence to a stranger?
I help people manage and secure their website names.
Latest and greatest accomplishment in your career?
Following my move to Germany, I am now being able to negotiate and work with partners in German as well as in English.
Where is your favourite place to escape?
Somewhere with beaches and mountains nearby.
What was the best advice you were ever given?
Buy low and sell high.
What object would you put in a time capsule that best represents who you are today?
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