Speaker Profile: Crews Gore

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.

Moderator Profile: Bill Sweetman

Name Ninja is a boutique domain name acquisition firm that helps global entrepreneurs, startups, and marketers get their dream domain names for their next big thing. In domainer lingo, we’re buyer brokers. We’ll be celebrating our fourth anniversary in 2017.

Speaker Profile: Jeffrey Eckhaus

Rightside is focused on advancing the market for domain name usage. Rightside offers one of the industry’s most comprehensive platforms for the discovery, registration, usage, and monetization of domain names, and is home to some of the most admired brands in the industry, including eNom and Name.com. Headquartered in Kirkland, WA, Rightside has offices in North America, Europe and Australia and I have been here for 8 years.

Speaker Profile: JQ Tang

190 (also referred to as 190.com) is a subsidiary of the Xiao Qiang Financial Services Group and is located in Shenzhen. 190.com provides a trading platform for domain names, trademarks, digital currencies, in-game purchases, and social media account numbers. We offer nine digital asset services that include registration, online auctions, BIN (buy it now), escrow, brokerage, loans (Fumen.com), international transactions, daily news, and an online forum called 190 community. 190 is a closed-loop ecosystem for global digital asset transactions. I’ve been working in 190.com for 2 years.

Speaker Profile: Richard Merdinger

GoDaddy was a bit of a unicorn in the domain naming space. It started out to “do something on the Internet” and ended up transforming how online identities and presences are viewed, acquired, provisioned and used. I’ve been with GoDaddy for 13 years; I started with GoDaddy in 1997, but had a 6-year hiatus outside the industry.

Speaker Profile: Statton Hammock

Rightside is a vertically integrated domain name services company. We sell domain names through Enom’s vast reseller network, as well as through name.com. We also operate 40 new TLD names including .news, .live, .video, .social, and .rocks.

Speaker Profile: Karen Bernstein

Since 2007, Bernstein IP has been advising and counselling on trademark, copyright, and Internet matters. Now on our 10th year, we have added an Of Counsel patent attorney with a Computer Science degree.

Speaker Profile: Eugene Rome

I founded Rome & Associates in 2007 after leaving a prominent litigation boutique. We initially focused exclusively on intellectual property issues. Domain names, along with its myriad of emerging and evolving IP laws, such as the CDA, DMCA, etc., felt like a natural transition. Ever since we started working with our first domain client — a registrar of some renown among NamesCon guests — we immersed ourselves in the domain world, representing domainers, registrars, registries, service providers, domain escrow companies and brokers in litigation, ICANN-compliance and applications, transactions, bulk-sales and other domain-related legal matters.

Featured Attendee Profile: Amanda Burris

Rightside is all about helping you tell your story, your way. We believe that everyone can find opportunity on the right side of the dot — for storytelling, for commerce, for innovation, and for you. I’ve been with Rightside for a few months, learning about all things related to the domain industry — I love it!

Speaker Profile: Victor Pitts

Name Your Startup is a creation of my partner Cate Colgan and myself. We launched this company in August 2016. Our purpose is to help startup businesses choosing wisely when selecting a domain name for branding. We provide consultation and buyer brokerage services.