Speakers for NamesCon 2022

These are the domain name and digital asset professionals coming to NamesCon Global 2022 to help you take advantage of the emerging landscape—from technology and law to investment trends and deal-making. The digital economy is changing, so join us in Austin to learn from our speakers’ hard-won experience.

Matt Wegrzyn

CEO & Founder

BODIS

Matt Wegrzyn

CEO & Founder

BODIS

Matt founded BODIS in 2007 with one goal: To become the largest and trusted domain monetization platform in the world. Whilst many of their clients consider this goal achieved, Matt's ongoing belief is that constant innovation is the key to providing a long-term successful service, going above and beyond what customers expect or request. Matt and the BODIS team attending NamesCon look forward to helping you Monetize your domains.

Amanda Waltz

Co-Founder

Saw.com

Amanda Waltz

Co-Founder

Saw.com

 

Monte Cahn

President

RightOfTheDot

Monte Cahn

President

RightOfTheDot

Domain Industry Pioneer Monte Cahn was Founder and former CEO of Moniker.com, former President of SnapNames.com and former Sr. VP of DomainSponsor.com. He invented whois privacy and created the domain aftermarket. He is the President of RightOfTheDot, a licensed digital asset and domain name brokerage, consulting, and auction business. Monte and RightOfTheDot have been involved in more than 1000 live and online auctions and $560 MM in domain name and digital asset sales since 1997. Monte is also the CEO of Dot Hip Hop, LLC, which is the registry operator for the .HipHop top-level domain.

Rick Schwartz

CEO

Domain King Inc

Rick Schwartz

CEO

Domain King Inc

Rick Schwartz aka Domain King® started investing in .COM Domains Names in 1995. Developer, Angel Investor, Joint Venture Specialist, Efficiency & Direct Navigation Expert Ricks Board circa 2000-2005 & the 28 TRAFFIC shows, 2004-2014 were the conduits for Domainers who until then worked mostly by themselves. They now were able to communicate, collaborate, & eventually meet one another to do great things. Rick’s 6500 Domain Portfolio is recognized as one of the most valuable in the world. Rick’s thoughts and most notable sales are shared on his site DomainKing.com and his blog RicksBlog.com

Andrew Miller

President

Hilco Digital Assets, LLC

Andrew Miller

President

Hilco Digital Assets, LLC

Andrew Miller is Managing Director of Hilco Digital Assets, LLC and Founder of ATM Holdings, LLC. Andrew is a leading investor and expert in digital assets, including premium domain names, crypto, and NFT's. An entrepreneur and connector, Andrew has a track record for facilitating strategic M&A deals, game changing premium domain name transactions, and NFT investments. He has been a principal in many of the most prominent high value domain name transactions, including recent blockbuster deals for Home.com, Tours.com,Candy.com, and Universal.com. Andrew is the Founder of CreditCards.com, sold to Austin Ventures; InsuranceQuotes.com, sold to BankRate, and an advisor to/shareholder in Thrasio, one of the leading consumer goods companies in the world. He is also an early investor in Bored Ape Yacht Club, one of the leading NFT projects to date. Led by Miller, Hilco Digital Assets is overseeing strategic domain name related investments, merger, acquisitions, and sales for Fortune 500 management, venture capital & PE firms.

Paul Nicks

President, Domain Registrars and Investors

GoDaddy

Paul Nicks

President, Domain Registrars and Investors

GoDaddy

Paul Nicks is President of Domain Registrars and Investors at GoDaddy, the world's largest domain registrar and services platform for entrepreneurs around the globe. In his current role, Paul oversees all areas of GoDaddy domains, registrar, corporate, and investors. Throughout his long tenure with the company, Paul has been passionate about customers and their experiences with GoDaddy's products and services. From making domain name investors more money to continuing to focus on experimentation, his mission remains constant: Help customers find not just any domain, but the right domain.

Kate Buckley

CEO

Buckley Media

Kate Buckley

CEO

Buckley Media

Kate is the CEO of Buckley Media: Premium Domain Brokerage, Naming and Branding. She has brokered millions in both private and public top domains sales, and regularly speaks about the industry including keynoting NamesCon Global, as well as features on Forbes, DNJournal, Domain Name Wire, and Domain Sherpa, among others. A member of the ICA, Kate is also a member of ICANN Business Constituency, and Forbes Business Council. Kate holds a BA in Advertising, an MFA in Creative Writing, and is a Certified Professional Coach, Public Speaker (AMA), and was most recently named to Forbes Next 1000.

David Warmuz

CEO

Above.com

David Warmuz

CEO

Above.com

As CEO David has been instrumental in launching many award-winning online technology-based products and services over the last 25 years including Above.com, Drop.com.au and Trellian.com David started investing in domain names in 1997 and established one of the biggest traffic domain portfolios which lead to the development of Above.com, that automatically sends each domain visitor to the highest paying monetization channel. David continues to lead the product development of Above.com that offers domain investors a registrar, monetization, a domain marketplace plus domain brokerage services.

Chris Zuiker

Head of Sales & Marketing

Media Options

Chris Zuiker

Head of Sales & Marketing

Media Options

Chris Zuiker is the senior broker at MediaOptions.com, specializing in technology and retail industries. Prior to Media Options, Zuiker held multiple sales positions at companies including Infantino, Timex, and Stanley Black & Decker. Zuiker holds a bachelor of arts in psychology from Franciscan University of Steubenville, and an MBA from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville

Ajene Watson

Managing Director

Dot Hip Hop, LLC

Ajene Watson

Managing Director

Dot Hip Hop, LLC

Ajene Watson is a private investor, business management consultant, and CEO of Digital Asset Monetary Network, Inc. Ajene has 28 years of professional experience in various markets (Real Estate, Entertainment, Technology, Financial Services, Stat-ups, etc.) with a focus on the development of private and public companies, as well as building educational platforms to foster business and financial literacy. Born and raised in the birthplace of Hip Hop, Ajene shares an authentic experience and connection with both the culture and communities, where ‘more than’ just the music of Hip Hop evolved.

Pinky Brand

Senior VP Marketing & Business Development

iQ Global AS

Pinky Brand

Senior VP Marketing & Business Development

iQ Global AS

Pinky has 26 years of trusted domain industry experience—many of those spent at the registry and registrar levels, doing business in China, and providing consulting to new gTLD startups and investors interested in the domain space. At iQ, Pinky helps registry and registrar clients fight and manage DNS abuse. He also helps TLDs to protect, run, and grow their business with domain analytics, along with strategic, operational, and policy consulting.

Joe Styler

Product Manager

GoDaddy

Joe Styler

Product Manager

GoDaddy

As Product Manager of the Auctions I am highly focused on bringing good domain name inventory at great prices to both domain investors and small business customers. I have been at GoDaddy for 15 years and have seen it grow from a start up to a public company. There have been many changes over the years, but our goal of helping customers succeed and providing an excellent customer service experience have remained steady and I try my best to help anyone I can be successful in their domain ventures.

Karn Jajoo

Director, Premium Domains

Radix

Karn Jajoo

Director, Premium Domains

Radix

Karn manages premium domains for Radix. Under his stewardship, Radix's premium revenue consistently grew from <$1 million in 2015 to clocking >$3 million in 2020. He played a key role during the early years of Radix in developing the go-to-market strategy and early access campaigns, onboarding pioneer users, and implementing the overall marketing and communication plans for the TLDs. Karn has articles published in The Next Web, Website Magazine, CMO.com and others.

Rolf Larsen

Chairman

NameBlock

Rolf Larsen

Chairman

NameBlock

Rolf is a disruptive innovator by trade and by practice and is a long-standing, recognized pioneer of Internet access, Domain name registrar and Web Hosting. He has founded multiple technology businesses in a multitude of innovative spaces, which include Web Conferencing, Web Hosting, Mobile Apps, ISPs and VoIP. Rolf has experience from more than 10 M&As and 2 IPOs with companies he founded. Rolf is a veteran of the Internet domain space and is currently the CEO of Desktop.com and Chairman of iQ Global, Vyke and NameBlock.

Gaurang Sinha

Vice President - Revenue & GTM

Titan

Gaurang Sinha

Vice President - Revenue & GTM

Titan

Gaurang is passionate about combining tech, design, & commerce to create access to delightful software for small businesses. At Titan, Gaurang works closely with the world’s most innovative web-presence providers to deliver a great business email experience to their customers. He drives Titan’s commercial strategy and focuses on creating growth and revenue for Titan and its partners with the GTM team. Gaurang studied finance & corporate strategy at the Indian School of Business and computer science at VIT University in India. He loves to travel & read and lives in Goa, India with his partner.

Frank Schilling

Internet Investor

LXL

Frank Schilling

Internet Investor

LXL

Frank Schilling is an entrepreneur, angel investor, and thought leader in the domain name industry. He founded his first domain business, Name Administration, in 2002. Ten years later, he founded Uniregistry, an aftermarket sales platform, a new gTLD registry, and one of the top 10 registrars in the world. In 2020 and 2022, most of Frank's domain businesses were acquired by GoDaddy and Tucows. Frank remains an active angel investor (early investor in Triller) and is the co-founder of fashion and lifestyle brand LXL through which he develops real estate, dining venues, and resort condominiums

Nancy Bianchi

Executive Vice President

Trellian

Nancy Bianchi

Executive Vice President

Trellian

Nancy Bianchi has been instrumental in the launch and continued strategic direction for Above and Trellian Direct Search Network. Debuting in 2008 Above.com was created to serve investors needs for domain portfolio management in one interface to include a buy and sell marketplace, domain registration, and monetization. Trellian Direct Search Network is an exclusive premium traffic network serving quality and highly recognizable brand advertisers and performance marketers. Nancy oversees strategic partnerships for Trellian Direct Search Network and Above.com.

Chjango Unchained

Executive Director

dWeb Foundation

Chjango Unchained

Executive Director

dWeb Foundation

Chjango Unchained is a seasoned web3 evangelist, community builder & technologist. She is the Executive Dir. of the dWeb Foundation, a non-profit that aims to garner adoption for Handshake, the decentralized naming protocol. She previously worked on seed stage projects, having grown the Cosmos Network from 0 to $1B mcap, and was one of the founding team members there. She now invests in, advises, and validates for web3 and DeFi projects across the cryptosphere.

Michele Neylon

CEO

Blacknight

Michele Neylon

CEO

Blacknight

Co-founder and CEO of Blacknight, Ireland’s largest web hosting provider and domain name registrar. Actively involved in Internet policy development, he is a member of the EUrid Registrar Advisory Board, the Names and Numbers Steering committee of eco, as well as the .ie domain registry’s Policy Advisory Committee and usTLD Stakeholder Council. He previously was chair of i2Coalition and was a member of ICANN’s GNSO Council. He received the Irish Internet Association Net Visionary Award in 2013 and was named one of Ireland’s 30 Technology Disruptors at The Spiders Awards in 2019.

Clay Collins

CEO

.c domains & Nomics.com

Clay Collins

CEO

.c domains & Nomics.com

Clay owns the .c, .1, and .zen TLDs on Handshake. He's also the CEO of Nomics.com, the #3 crypto data site by traffic volume. Before Nomics, Clay co-founded Leadpages, where he drove growth to over 48K paying customers (and 175 employees).

Negar Hajikhani

Senior Sales and Brokerage Consultant

Sedo.com

Negar Hajikhani

Senior Sales and Brokerage Consultant

Sedo.com

Negar Hajikhani has been with Sedo for over thirteen years and has brokered multiple high valued domains ranging from six upwards to seven figures. Negar speaks English, Farsi, German, and Mandarin and manages a multilingual international clientele. For her continued excellence in brokerage she was awarded the prestigious T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Award for Domain Broker of the Year in 2013.

Sandeep Ramchandani

CEO

Radix

Sandeep Ramchandani

CEO

Radix

Sandeep is an established authority in the global domain and web hosting industry. As part of the Directi Group, he has founded and worked with multiple companies across verticals such as domain registrar automation, consulting, and domain registry. As a long-standing domain industry pioneer with over 18 years of experience, Sandeep has held numerous roles across strategy, policy, and product management. Under Sandeep’s leadership, today Radix has grown to become one of the world’s largest new domain registries with ten new domain extensions.

Adam Wagner

Manager

ParkingCrew.com

Adam Wagner

Manager

ParkingCrew.com

Domain name industry professional since 2005, having experience in managing leading domain name companies operating in the primary and secondary market of premium .com and European ccTLDs. Adam has been an executive and board adviser at several of the most recognizable global brands in the domain industry where he's been managing the implementation of development strategies in all types of domain businesses ie. domain registries, registrars & domain resellers, domain marketplaces, domain investment funds, domain acquisition companies, and domain parking.

Joe Alagna

Advisor

it.com

Joe Alagna

Advisor

it.com

Joe Alagna was CentralNic’s General Manager for North American Markets for 12 years prior to joining 101domain and then the Afilias Registry. He is excited to introduce it.com, one of the most exciting new registries, at NamesCon 2022. He can be reached at 951-313-7200.

Jeffrey Gabriel

Co-Founder

Saw.com Incorporated

Jeffrey Gabriel

Co-Founder

Saw.com Incorporated

Jeffrey M. Gabriel is an expert in domain brokerage and building sales teams. Jeffrey most recently co-founded Saw.com, an industry-leading boutique brokerage that specializes in acquiring, selling, and appraising domains as well as providing TLD consulting services. Jeffrey has been part of over 500,000,000 USD in domain sales during his over a decade in the industry.

Kevin Kopas

Chief Operating Officer

ShortDot

Kevin Kopas

Chief Operating Officer

ShortDot

Kevin Kopas is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of ShortDot, the registry that owns the .icu, .bond .cyou, .cfd, and .sbs domain extensions. Kevin has been in the domain industry for more than 12 years and has extensive experience with; both registrars and registries, launching new domain extensions, and brokering domain names.

Adam Barlam

Co-Founder

Decentraweb

Adam Barlam

Co-Founder

Decentraweb

Decentraweb is a decentralized implementation of the DNS base layer protocol on the Ethereum blockchain, enabling anyone to permisionlessly register top-level and sub-level domains. Prior to co-founding Decentraweb, Adam held Sr. Architectural positions at GoDaddy, and Sr. Engineering positions at Intel.

Brad Kam

Co-Founder

Unstoppable Domains

Brad Kam

Co-Founder

Unstoppable Domains

Brad is a serial entrepreneur from Atlanta and co-founder of Unstoppable Domains, a company building NFT Domains - your username for web3. Previously, he co-founded Talkable, a YC backed marketing software company.

Neha Naik

Director of Channel Partners

Radix

Neha Naik

Director of Channel Partners

Radix

Neha brings with her over 17 yrs of experience in the domain name industry; having worked with registrars, registries, and web hosts across the globe. She joined Radix’s parent company fresh out of college and soon fell in love with all things domains! Her experience cuts across Sales and Channel Management, Product Management and Policy. Her association with Radix goes way back to the initial days of writing applications for the TLDs. Today, she leads the Channel Partnerships team and has played a key role in building the strong foundation of Radix’s partner network and business relationships

Dave Evanson

Senior Broker

Sedo.com

Dave Evanson

Senior Broker

Sedo.com

Dave Evanson has over 35 years of experience in high level consumer and B2B marketing, strategic planning and corporate sales. As Sedo’s top broker, Dave has completed more high value, published sales than anyone else in the domain space. Prior to joining Sedo in 2010 as Senior Broker, he brokered independently while running a global management consulting firm focused on marketing and planning. Before that, he was Senior Vice President, Marketing for two of the USA’s largest banks. In 2012, 2014 and 2016, Dave was honored with the industry’s prestigious title of Domain Broker of the Year.

Simon Saleem

Business Development

Above.com | Trellian.com

Simon Saleem

Business Development

Above.com | Trellian.com

Simon is a Business Development Specialist for Above.com & Trellian.com, focused in domain monetization, management and brokerage. As a top-producing leader in domain sales and digital media, his client-focused and downright fun organizational cultures are proven to increase sales as well as client satisfaction. We're excited to be Title Sponsors, join our Above team as we celebrate Trellian’s 25th anniversary at NamesCon!

Kelly Hardy

Head of Registry Policy

CentralNic

Kelly Hardy

Head of Registry Policy

CentralNic

Kelly Hardy is Head of Registry Policy at CentralNic Group PLC. Kelly helps both ccTLD and gTLD registry partners with policy issues including ICANN, governance, launch processes, rights protection, eligibility, dispute resolution and more. As a domain industry veteran and long-time consultant, Kelly has worked with most companies in the space in capacity ranging from Business Development, Channel Management, Marketing/PR strategy to policy, ICANN issues and New gTLDs.

Alvin Kim

Founder

Premiumtlds.io

Alvin Kim

Founder

Premiumtlds.io

Alvin Kim is an entrepreneur, investor, Handshake enthusiast and founder of PremiumTLDs.io. Alvin began his career in digital marketing, bootstrapping his direct response agency to 7 figure revenues in under 2 years. His passion for crypto assets began in 2015, as an early investor in Bitcoin. In 2020, he discovered the Handshake protocol and has been deeply involved in the ecosystem as an investor (owner of the largest portfolio of premium TLDs) and contributor (founder of leading block explorer hnsnetwork.com).

Jothan Frakes

Co-Founder

NamesCon / MERGE!

Jothan Frakes

Co-Founder

NamesCon / MERGE!

Jothan Frakes is known widely as the co-founder of NamesCon, CEO of ICANN Accredited Registrar PLISK.COM and the Co-founder and content producer of the popular MERGE Digital Asset conference. He is Technical Co-Chair of the Exectuive Committee of the ICANN Accredited Registrar Stakeholder Group, Vice Chair of the CPH Techops, and maintains the Public Suffix List. Jothan has held leadership roles for the Domain Name Association, Verisign, KPMG, Domain Tools, Oversee.net and consults registries and registrars on strategic and operational transformation projects and blockchain innovation.

Paul McGrady

Partner

Taft Law

Paul McGrady

Partner

Taft Law

Paul enjoys a global reputation in matters related to domain name disputes, domain name transactions, the creation of top-level domain names, and advising brand-friendly members of the ICANN community. Paul is the author of several books on domain names and social media, including McGrady on Social Media Aspects of Employment Law, McGrady on Social Media and McGrady on Domain Names all of which are published by LexisNexis. Paul currently serves as NomCom Appointee to ICANN's GNSO Council for the Non-contracted Parties House.

Marc Trachtenberg

Chair, Internet, Domain Name, e-Commerce and Social Media Practice

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Marc Trachtenberg

Chair, Internet, Domain Name, e-Commerce and Social Media Practice

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Marc has specialized in internet-related matters and protecting and promoting brands online for over 18 years which includes active participated in ICANN during that time. He got accredited and ran all aspects of the first law firm-owned ICANN accredited domain registrar, is the Chair of the Membership Committee of ICANN’s intellectual Property Constituency, and is counsel to the Brand Registry Group. As part of his practice Marc also regularly advises clients and speaks on new technologies including blockchain, cryptocurrency, and NFTs their relationship to brand protection and promotion.

Mike Carson

Founder

Impervious & park.io

Mike Carson

Founder

Impervious & park.io

Mike founded park.io and ran it solo for 5 years, growing it to $1M+ in annual revenue. Before that he co-founded and was CTO of wizehive.com. Mike has run ICANN-accredited registrars and partnered with the .ai registry to create an aftermarket for expired .ai domains. He got into Bitcoin and then created Impervious - a cypherpunk development team focused on building for Handshake.

Ben Crawford

CEO

CentralNic Group

Ben Crawford

CEO

CentralNic Group

Ben Crawford is the CEO of CentralNic Group, a company he has grown from $2M in revenues to over $600M. Ben specializes in developing international media and technology businesses, having completed and financed 30 acquisitions to date. CentralNic Group is dedicated to building the global digital economy, with customers on four continents. Ben is a widely-published writer, featured in the New York Times, Forbes, the South China Morning Post, Politico, and others. He is a true believer in the power of technology, business and a spirit of collaboration to bring the world closer together.

Ray King

CEO

Porkbun.com

Ray King

CEO

Porkbun.com

Ray’s career includes founding a #1 ranked project management software, pioneering the concept of domain drop catching, and leading both a registry and registrar. He is proud to be on the cutting edge of the industry as the CEO of Porkbun.com, which is one of the first registrars to support Handshake. This is especially notable since pigs have neither fingers nor hands. Porkbun, provides mind-blowing customer experience via low prices, expert support, and infusing the world with fun. With over 200,000 customers, Porkbun is much loved and has grown quickly since its inception.

Nick James

Founder & Chief

Web3 Texas

Nick James

Founder & Chief

Web3 Texas

Nick is proven cyber security leader, with decade and a half of multi-industry, client-facing, and global experience in cyber security risk management, technology/security controls implementation, audit, compliance, and program/product development, in both the public and private sectors. Despite a tumultuous entrance into Web3, having lost money himself, he has entered this space to create platforms and mechanisms that ensure the safe and guided on-boarding of Web2 users on to Web3 - starting with awareness and education through Web3 Texas and eventually, across the globe, with Web3 Earth.

Matthew Zipkin

Lead Developer

Impervious

Matthew Zipkin

Lead Developer

Impervious

Matthew joined the Bitcoin community in 2013. After a 15-year career in audio engineering, he joined Purse.io in 2018 and started a new full-time career developing Bitcoin software. As part of the Purse team, Matthew contributed to the Handshake core protocol implementations hsd and hnsd. Since the mainnet launch of the Handshake blockchain, he has been one of the top contributors to the Handshake ecosystem and community. Matthew continues to contribute to the Bitcoin community, offering support for bcoin, reviewing pull requests to Bitcoin Core, and educating new users on Stack Exchange.

Thomas Barrett

President

EnCirca, Inc

Thomas Barrett

President

EnCirca, Inc

Tom is the Founder and President of ICANN-Accredited Registrars EnCirca and Name Share and AltRoots.com, a trademark search platform for Web3 domains. Tom is also the current Chair of the Blockchain Subcommittee for the International Trademark Association, where he leads INTA's efforts at identifying potential new laws and regulations to protect trademark rights for the blockchain. Tom was previously at Neustar for the launch of .BIZ, CEO of NetNames, Ltd, which he sold to NetBenefit, Ltd and was a founding Board member of Afilias. Tom has engineering degrees from MIT and WPI

Christopher Jeffrey

Early Contributor

Handshake

Christopher Jeffrey

Early Contributor

Handshake

 

Joshua Reason

Investor

Joshua Reason

Investor

Josh Reason is a full-time investor/trader specialized in digital assets.

Pawel Rzeszucinski

Global Head of Data and AI

CentralNic Group PLC

Pawel Rzeszucinski

Global Head of Data and AI

CentralNic Group PLC

Dr Pawel Rzeszucinski is an Engineering Doctor from the University of Manchester. Having worked for, among others, HSBC or ABB he currently works at CentralNic Group PLC as Global Head of Data and AI. The author of over 30 publications and patents, with over 100 citations in the field of broadly defined data analytics. A public speaker who presented at e.g. European Parliament and an author published by e.g. World Economic Forum. A member of the Forbes Technology Council for which he regularly writes

Joshua Schoen

Investor

UltraDomains

Joshua Schoen

Investor

UltraDomains

Joshua Schoen has been in the domain industry since 2016. He is the founder of UltraDomains, which is primarily focused on investing in premium domain names. He is also the co-owner of DNWE (Domain Name Wholesale Exchange), which is a private wholesale marketplace exclusively for domain investors.

Nole Oppermann

Founder

Hey tx

Nole Oppermann

Founder

Hey tx

As the founder of Hey tx, Nole is focused on establishing .tx as the domain for Texas. .tx is a blockchain domain that’s made possible through the Handshake protocol. His interest in decentralized technologies dates back to 2013 when he led discussions on Bitcoin at Baylor University. Before Hey tx, Nole was involved with Customer Success, Sales, Management, and Operations at real estate tech startups.

Michael Gilmour

Co-founder

ParkLogic

Michael Gilmour

Co-founder

ParkLogic

Michael has been investing in domain names for over 20 years and is a co-founder of domain monetization company ParkLogic. His data driven case studies, combined with his forward creative thinking has made him an in-demand conference speaker around the world. Michael hosts a weekly show called, “The Complete Entrepreneur” on ClubHouse where he unpacks what it means to live the life of an entrepreneur. He has also served as a director of the prestigious Australian Internet Industry Association and chaired the committee for establishing the online advertising standards for Australia.

Karen Bernstein

Managing Partner

Bernstein IP

Karen Bernstein

Managing Partner

Bernstein IP

Karen J. Bernstein is the Managing Partner of Bernstein IP, an intellectual property firm based in New York City that is celebrating its 15 year anniversary. Over the years, the firm has successfully defended domainer investor clients in UDRPs like Cheapautoinsurance.com, Santacon.org and Johnsons.com. Last year, Karen successfully represented the fake respondent at the first-ever NamesCon Live Mock-Court UDRP Hearing. Karen has participated in ICANN policy development and GNSO groups, and in the first round of New gTLDs, when her firm represented several New gTLD applicants.

Keith DeBoer

Founder

Brandable Insider Podcast

Keith DeBoer

Founder

Brandable Insider Podcast

Keith is a domain industry writer, investor and coach. He's also the founder and host of the "Brandable Insider" podcast as well as an instructor at DNAcademy. He's published over 100 articles on domain investing and been featured at Domain Name Wire, Kickstart Commerce, DNGeek, Digital Fortune and NamePros.

Jimmy Foreman

Senior Broker

Broker.xxx

Jimmy Foreman

Senior Broker

Broker.xxx

I have 25 years experience in the Adult Internet space. I've owned and worked in various verticals within the space. I've been a domainer that entire time and for about the last ten years been brokering domains and websites within the adult space.

Amos Struck

Owner

Stockphotos.com

Amos Struck

Owner

Stockphotos.com

 

David Snead

General Counsel: cPanel + WHMCS

cPanel

David Snead

General Counsel: cPanel + WHMCS

cPanel

David Snead is the General Counsel for cPanel and WHMCS – part of the WebPros group. He is responsible for cPanel and WHMCS’ legal operations. David has provided advice and counsel to technology companies since 1995. Since 1999, his practice has focused exclusively on the Internet infrastructure industry. In 2011 he co-founded the I2Coalition. David is also on the Board of Directors of CasaQ, a shelter for homeless LGBTQ+ youth in Albuquerque, NM. David received his J.D. in 1991 from Georgetown, and his B.A. in 1987 in International Affairs from Trinity University in San Antonio.

Jason Sheppard

Domain Investor

Individual Investor

Jason Sheppard

Domain Investor

Individual Investor

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in 2020, Jason switched careers from DJing to full-time domain name investor. Domaining was a great fit for this former IBM IT Architect and had already turned into a profitable side hustle when he decided to "go pro". Jason manages a personal portfolio of about 7000 domain names, and a separate partnership portfolio of about 1,400 domain names. Jason was the lead instructor for the two most recent DNAcademy Accelerators, a role that allowed him to pursue his passion for helping new investors fast-track their domaining skills.

Rick Latona

President

Giant Panda

Rick Latona

President

Giant Panda

Rick Latona has more than 25 years of experience with domain names. His first company, in the 1990s was a hosting company called Interland, which has since been acquired multiple times and is now part of the Web.com group. In the early 2000s Rick was the top domain broker, regularly dominating the charts. In the 2010s, Rick built a large traffic port and remained out of the spotlight during that time. Late in the 2010s Rick started trafficmotor.com, a domain parking optimization service, catering only to the largest portfolio holders. It is relaunching as GiantPanda.com for the masses.

Stevan Lieberman

Attorney

Greenberg & Lieberman, LLC

Stevan Lieberman

Attorney

Greenberg & Lieberman, LLC

 

Jeff Neuman

Founder & CEO

JJN Solutions, LLC

Jeff Neuman

Founder & CEO

JJN Solutions, LLC

 

Christian Calvin

Artist / Domain Investor

33nArt.com

Christian Calvin

Artist / Domain Investor

33nArt.com

 

Michael Cyger

Founder & Lead Instructor

DNAcademy.com

Michael Cyger

Founder & Lead Instructor

DNAcademy.com

Called "the best educator” in the industry, Michael Cyger teaches investors, startup founders and marketers how to achieve their domain name goals. He is founder and former host of the award-winning DomainSherpa video show and podcast, Domain Hall of Fame inductee, and founder/lead instructor of DNAcademy, an accelerated learning course for domain names.

Ron Jackson

Editor & Publisher

DNJournal.com

Ron Jackson

Editor & Publisher

DNJournal.com

Ron Jackson is the Editor and Publisher of Domain Name Journal, the domain industry news magazine at DNJournal.com. Jackson was a television news reporter for ABC and CBS network TV stations in Florida before beginning an entrepreneurial career that led him into the world of domains. When he found that this industry had no trade magazine he launched DN Journal in 2003 and the publication became an industry institution that will celebrate its 20th anniversary January 1st.

Krista Gable

Founder

Domain Domme, LLC

Krista Gable

Founder

Domain Domme, LLC

I am a self-taught, serial entrepreneur. This is my first time attending NamesCon, but I have been a domain investor since 2018. I always pride myself on my creativity and intuition, which often allows me to grab domain names before others may see any value in them. I am an avowed futurist and many of my names are focused on near-future technologies. I believe in using new platforms and channels to market domains in non-traditional ways. I was a very early adopter of the Clubhouse app and am frequently online as a moderator of rooms covering a wide array of topics.

Dr. Gregg McNair

Group Chairman

Premium Traffic Limited Group

Dr. Gregg McNair

Group Chairman

Premium Traffic Limited Group

Dr. Gregg McNair is Premium Traffic Limited’s Chairman and Founder. Gregg has become well known in the domain industry as a forthright, insightful and successful businessman, always available to assist others and to share his broad entrepreneurial and commercial experience. The truly international PTL Group, which has a presence in 8 countries, is managed and controlled by Gregg from the Cayman Islands. An Australian citizen, Dr. Gregg, also holds permanent resident status in Panama and United Arab Emirates

Mark Levine

CEO

Domain Theory LLC

Mark Levine

CEO

Domain Theory LLC

"Mark has founded, grown and sold two publishing technology companies. Mark started investing in domain names in the early 2000's because he believed a strong domain portfolio relevant to his companies would help increase their acquisition value. They did. His last company was sold to a NASDAQ listed media company that first approached him about buying a domain name. Mark's current pubtech company, DropCap, markets, monetizes and manages international publishing rights for more than 70 book publishers. Mark is passionate about domain investing and the community."

Logan Flatt

Founder & Portfolio Manager

Media Code LLC

Logan Flatt

Founder & Portfolio Manager

Media Code LLC

Logan Flatt is Founder and Portfolio Manager of Media Code LLC, a private investment fund focused on digital real estate. He is a member of CFA Institute and the Internet Commerce Association (ICA).

Elisabeth Klughardt

Chief of Staff

i2Coalition

Elisabeth Klughardt

Chief of Staff

i2Coalition

Elisabeth Klughardt is the Chief of Staff at i2Coalition (Internet Infrastructure Coalition). Elisabeth manages the people and processes that put the association’s top-level goals into action. i2Coalition serves those who build the the Infrastructure of the Internet - educating, advocating, and protecting the free, open internet. Before joining i2Coalition, Elisabeth worked at open source software providers and digital marketing agencies.

Deepak Daftari

CEO

DD WebVision Pvt. Ltd

Deepak Daftari

CEO

DD WebVision Pvt. Ltd

Deepak Daftari, CEO-eSiksha.com, an active Domain Investor & Angel Investor He is the Past President of TiE Kolkata He is Current Chairman of the Entrepreneurship Committee at The Bengal Chamber of Commerce & Industry, the oldest Chamber of Commerce in India An expert in Domain Brand Consulting and Internet Branding, he has bought and sold multiple six figure names in the last few years. Deepak has invested in multiple Start-ups in India and has had successful exit too. In his spare time he mentors a lot of start-ups and helps them in their growth journey and raising funds.

Ari Goldberger

Attorney

ESQwire.com

Ari Goldberger

Attorney

ESQwire.com

As one of the world’s first attorneys specializing in Internet and domain name disputes, Ari Goldberger established ESQwire in 1996 as the 'domain name law firm.' Over the past twenty years Ari has handled hundreds of domain name disputes and transactions for clients across the globe.

Jason Schaeffer

Counsel

ESQwire.com P.C.

Jason Schaeffer

Counsel

ESQwire.com P.C.

Over the past decade, Jason has worked in the domain name space as counsel and advisor to some of the largest domain name portfolio owners in the world. He has handled over 150 Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (“UDRP”) cases, and managed many seven figure Domain sales. Since 2011 Jason has addressed nearly all facets of the ICANN new gTLD process, worked with parties in connection with the resolution of nearly 10 string contentions, and has advised multiple Registry Operators. He remains active with ICANN by participating in working groups and as a sub-chair to review RPMs.

Nat Cohen

President

Telepathy Inc.

Nat Cohen

President

Telepathy Inc.

Long-time domain name investor. Director, Internet Commerce Association. Based in Washington, DC.

Zak Muscovitch

General Counsel

Internet Commerce Association

Zak Muscovitch

General Counsel

Internet Commerce Association

Zak Muscovitch has practiced international domain name law since 1999 and is General Counsel to the Internet Commerce Association (the ICA). The ICA, based in Washington DC, has been the voice of the domain name investment community since 2006, and advocates for domain name registrant rights.

Jonathan Tenenbaum

COO & GC

MediaOptions

Jonathan Tenenbaum

COO & GC

MediaOptions

Jonathan Tenenbaum is General Manager of NameJet, the world’s leading domain name auction platform. As a recovering lawyer, Jonathan previously served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for NameJet while he was a member of the Web.com legal team. Prior to working at Web.com, Jonathan was EVP and General Counsel for Solid Cactus; an e-commerce services provider that was acquired by Web.com in 2009. He has over a decade of experience in the Internet space with a special focus on domains, e-commerce, online services, cyberlaw and intellectual property. In addition, Jonathan has served on several ICANN workgroups and has previously co-hosted the Domain Masters podcast on WebmasterRadio.fm, all of which further expanded his knowledge and understanding of the domain industry. Over the years, Jonathan has also been engaged in numerous acquisitions, transactions and projects involving Internet businesses, including Web.com’s acquisitions of Register.com and Network Solutions.

Andrew Allemann

Publisher

Domain Name Wire

Andrew Allemann

Publisher

Domain Name Wire

Andrew Allemann is the publisher of Domain Name Wire, a trade publication for the domain name industry. DNW has been cited in The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and NPR, among others.

Bill Sweetman

President

Name Ninja

Bill Sweetman

President

Name Ninja

Bill Sweetman is the President of Name Ninja, a boutique domain name acquisition firm that helps global entrepreneurs, startups, and marketers get their dream domain names for their next big thing. In addition to being an ethical domain name buyer broker, Bill is a proud Canadian, devoted cat dad, avid NFT investor, and lifelong Tiki fan.

Braden Pollock

Founder and Owner

Legal Brand Marketing

Braden Pollock

Founder and Owner

Legal Brand Marketing

Braden is a domain investor, angel investor and serial entrepreneur. Among his companies is Legal Brand Marketing, which provides "lead generation" services to lawyers. As an angel investor, he has an equity interest in many companies including iBeautyBrands, The Grooming Network, BoldMetrics.com, Epik.com and others. His domain portfolio is in the thousands with a focus on premium one-word .coms. Braden’s newest venture is a data-driven ad network that will apply predictive analytics to better monetize domains. He also serves on several Boards including the nonprofit, Benevolent.net.