NamesCon Looks Ahead to DOMAINfest Asia, September 19-22

DOMAINfest Asia will be in Hong Kong September 19-22, and there are only 15 more days to take advantage of the special discounted price – just HKD$1,100 (about $142 USD) if you register before June 30th, 2016 with the promo code EyeOnDotAsia. This year’s conference will be full of exciting content, with a roster of the […]

Welcome to the Decentralized Future: Matt Barrie NamesCon 2016 Keynote

Matt Barrie delivers his NamesCon 2016 keynote Matt Barrie, CEO of and, has walked a successful entrepreneurial path from hardware to software., which acquired in November 2015, has processed over $2 billion in transactions. Barrie took the main stage to deliver the final keynote of NamesCon 2016 to share some of what his […]

Pat Kane NamesCon 2016 Keynote: .com is Very Much Alive

Pat Kane takes the pulse of .com and .net at NamesCon 2016 Pat Kane, Senior Vice President of Naming and Directory Services at Verisign, is responsible for the policy and operational management of all TLDs operated by Verisign, including .com and .net, as well as the development of additional tools and services created to support Verisign’s […]

Health, Hope, and Dignity: WaterSchool at NamesCon 2016

Tony Woodward discusses Waterschool with the NamesCon 2016 crowd At the epic Waternight 2016 Gala at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas, NamesCon co-founder Richard Lau said that NamesCon was created to support clean water initiatives. The next day, Tony Woodward took the NamesCon main stage to talk about how WaterSchool fundamentally transforms the lives of families […]

GoDaddy Keynote at NamesCon 2016: Unveiling New Tools for Investors

(l-r) Mike McLaughlin and Paul Nicks show off new toys from GoDaddy at NamesCon 2016 Mike McLaughlin, Senior VP of Domains for GoDaddy, manages the team that helps GoDaddy’s customers define themselves online. He took the stage on what happens to be his three-year anniversary at GoDaddy. The GoDaddy aftermarket gathers tons of data, he […]

From Robots to Registries: A Fireside Chat With Paul Stahura at NamesCon 2016

(l-r) Paul Stahura chats with Ron Jackson at Namescon 2016 Paul Stahura, Co-Founder and CEO of Donuts Inc, got into the names game in 1997, starting eNom in his garage. From that humble beginning, Stahura grew eNom to an $80 million company. He’s been an influential ICANN and industry mainstay ever since, and is a […]

A Force for Good in the Universe: NamesCon 2016 Keynote from Brian Cute

Brian Cute, CEO of Public Interest Registry, delivers his keynote at NamesCon 2016 Public Interest Registry (PIR) operates .org, as well as providing .ngo and .ong to NGO groups. PIR deals with internet policy, education and security issues. Brian Cute, CEO and President of Public Interest Registry, took the NamesCon 2016 main stage to talk about the legacy of .org […]

First Look: New Uniregistry Market at NamesCon 2016

(l-r) Darren Cornwell, John Smrekar, and Jeffrey Gabriel introduce Uniregistry Market at NamesCon 2016 NamesCon 2016 attendees got the first in-depth look at the brand-new Uniregistry Market, which was launched during Uniregistry CEO Frank Schilling’s keynote yesterday. “Until now, the buying-and-selling workflow wasn’t super-clear, said said Uniregistry VP of Product John Smrekar. “Deal completion is a challenge […]

Defeating the Disconnect: Marc Trachtenberg Keynote at NamesCon 2016

Marc Trachtenberg delivers a keynote address at NamesCon 2016 “There’s a huge disconnect between the domain name industry and its customers,” said Marc Trachtenberg, shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, LLP. Trachtenberg points his legal practice at domain name, Internet, e-commerce, social media, marketing, advertising, promotions, trademark, copyright and privacy matters. He spoke at NamesCon 2016 on how registries and registrars […]

NamesCon 2016: Fireside Chat with Akram Atallah and Derek Newman

Derek Newman and Akram Atallah chat at NamesCon 2016 “All in, all the time,” said Colin Campbell, CEO of .CLUB, of Akram Atallah, President of ICANN’s Global Domains Division (GDD) . Derek Newman, domain-name lawyer at Newman Du Wors, sat down with Atalla for a quick chat on the NamesCon 2016 main stage. ICANN “is in a new […]