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Why You Need to Attend NamesCon Global 2023

NamesCon is the #1 event for the domain name industry. We connect domain name investors with the forces that advance this important area of the tech world. There’s a lot of hype around digital assets, and at NamesCon you’ll cut straight to the genuinely valuable insights. At NamesCon Global you’ll meet:

  • Registries
  • Registrars
  • Service Providers
  • Brokers
  • IP lawyers & brand protection
  • Governing bodies
  • Investors
  • Brands & Startups

Join us to discover:

  • How domain names work
  • How value is created in digital space
  • How the right domain name can spell success for a business or brand
  • How to build a career with digital assets
  • What the hell Web3 actually is

Each year, hundreds of newcomers are welcomed by the friendly NamesCon community, where everyone understands that a well-informed and ethical industry is a healthy industry.

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NamesCon Global takes over the Omni Austin Hotel Downtown, right in the heart of America’s most exciting tech hotspot to bring this community together to connect, learn, and celebrate. Advancing your career in tech has never felt more like a vacation!

Examples of Previous NamesCon Sessions

How to Value Domain Names Step-by-Step

This is Domaining 101: learning the key characteristics that define a domain name, use them to find relevant, recent, and retail-priced comparable sales, and know how to value domain names in the wholesale and retail markets. Increasing your valuation accuracy sets you up to make better decisions in both buying and selling domain names.

The Traffic Report

The latest insights on how to monetize the traffic hitting a domain. This expert panel brings together the masters of traffic, who will help you take advantage of the dynamics shaping this cornerstone of domain investing.

Blue Chip NFTs

This expert panel of investors and creators explores what makes a collectible NFT truly valuable, how to identify an emerging winner, and what the future looks like for these blockchain-based works of digital art.

Adult Domain Names

There’s great value in adult-oriented names (and names that can be perceived as such), but they’re very tricky to work with. Explore the ins and outs of buying, selling, developing, and monetizing in this unique namespace.

Handshake Sessions

Learn how domain names work on the blockchain using the Handshake protocol (HNS), as this keystone of emerging internet technology evolves. A full suite of sessions will get you up to speed in one afternoon.

Previous Speakers

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.
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