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 […]

What to Pack for NamesCon Europe 2019

NamesCon Europe 2019 is nearly here—are you ready? Mentally, of course you’re ready to hit the Portuguese seaside, but that’s not what we mean: have you packed the right stuff? Here’s what you’ll need to bring… Get ready to hit the ground running in beautiful Cascais. No tie required. Business cards. Pack a few more […]

NamesCon Europe 2019 Live Domain Auction

For the first time NamesCon Europe will feature a live domain auction at this year’s event in Cascais, brought to us by RightOfTheDot and NameJet. Hundreds of super-premium names will be up for grabs in both the live and extended auctions. Read on to find out how to get involved: your portfolio will thank you […]

Useful Portuguese Words and Phrases for an Awesome Trip

Portuguese shares a few words with Spanish, but this beautiful language is actually quite different! Besides being the official tongue of Portugal and Brazil, it’s also spoken from Cape Verde and Mozambique to Macau and Equatorial Guinea. In fact, there are over 250 million Portuguese speakers worldwide! In case you’re not one of them, here […]

Things to See and Do in Cascais and Lisbon

You’ve come to Cascais, Portugal for NamesCon Europe, but there are many reasons to extend your stay. You won’t be alone: Portugal welcomed nearly 13 million tourists in 2018, and tourism injected an estimated €35.2 billion into the country’s economy. (On a related note, the vowel sound “oão” is pronounced like “wow”.) All these visitors […]

Need a Place to Stay in Cascais?

NamesCon Europe is centered at the historic Pestana Cidadela Cascais, but that is by no means your only accommodation option once you hit the Portuguese seaside. There are many hotels ready and waiting for your visit as you arrive for NamesCon Europe 2019. Here is a selection of fine hotels we’ve found—and, yes, we checked: […]

Getting to Portugal for NamesCon Europe is Easy

You may be wondering, “Are there still flights available to Lisbon in June?” The answer is a resounding Yes! Flight options abound for getting to Lisbon in June, no matter where you’re coming from. We’ve listed a few sample routes for you here, as well as including some useful travel-planning links to help you turn […]

We Tested the Beach: It Works Great

NamesCon Europe 2019 is nearly upon us, and there’s a lot of last-minute work for the NamesCon team to take care of. Perhaps the most important is the site inspection, in which we make sure that the hotel and event venues will be fit for purpose as you, our valued attendees flock to Cascais from […]