Interview with Dietmar Stefitz, Godfather of Domaining Europe

Dietmar Stefitz, the founder of Domaining Europe, handed the reins to NamesCon last year in Valencia, but he still stays involved. Thank heavens for that, because he brings over a decade of experience in event management to the table. We got hold of him for a quick chat about how domaining on the Continent has […]

Interview with the Leaders of NamesCon and Domaining Europe

As NamesCon Europe 2019 approaches, Ron Jackson of Domain Name Journal chatted with NamesCon CEO Soeren von Varchmin and Head of NamesCon Helga Neumer about how the conference has been evolving and what attendees can expect once they arrive in Cascais, Portugal. Helga has never been one to complain about her workload, in fact the […]

Featured Attendee Profile: Richard Downs

We operate on a low cost, performance incentivized business model, allowing individual or small registries access to an experienced team with proven success, for a significantly lower cost than an in-house staffing. Having launched and managed 16 gTLDs, yet owning none, not only are we experienced we are unique in our impartiality. As well as day to day management, we provide a brokerage service. I personally have sold over $3.5M in premium domains, and built and priced the complete premium inventory including tiered automation stock in both Asian and Western markets.

Featured Attendee Profile: Haiyan Yuan

Newg.tv is a domain video media, which mainly focuses on helping worldwide domain registries, registrars, aftermarkets, investors, etc. to promote their products onto the Chinese Market. Moreover, it is the first Chinese video media with a focus on the new gTLDs developments.

Speaker Profile: Negar Hajikhani

Sedo.com is the world’s largest domain marketplace, where I’ve had the privilege to work in premium domain acquisition and brokerage for the past eight years.

Moderator Profile: Braden Pollock

I founded LBM in late 2003 with a DUI directory. Back then DUI lawyers would pay a flat monthly rate to be listed on 1800DUILAWS.com and could use the phone number 1.800.DUI.LAWS in their own marketing. Now almost everything we do is leadGen. While we’re still exclusively for lawyers (for now), we cover almost all legal practice areas. Way back when, we would build websites for our clients as well. That led me to buying domains for our clients. Once I discovered the domain aftermarket, I was hooked. We started selling far more legal domains than we did websites. Now our domain focus is primarily generic, premium one-word .com names.

Speaker Profile: Sandeep Ramchandani

Namescon 2016 was fantastic. I spent most of my day meeting with our top partners, charting out plans for 2016. As someone who lives outside of North America, NamesCon offers me the best opportunity to get quality face to face time with our existing partners. Personally, the highlight was getting an opportunity to play a DJ set at the coveted, Hakkasan Club, which has been home to some of the world’s greatest DJs. Since then I’ve been signed on to do a monthly gig with one of the top nightclubs back home in Mumbai.

Speaker Profile: Sean Tyson

Quietly is a full service content marketing agency. I’ve been there since the beginning, when it was founded in 2013.