NamesCon Global 2019

JANUARY 27 - 30, 2019 | TROPICANA LAS VEGAS

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NamesCon Global 2019

NamesCon Global is the largest annual domain-industry conference, attracting professionals from around the world. Attendees will experience compelling keynotes, informative panels, and hands-on workshops led by industry experts. Aside from the actionable content you’ll see on stage, NamesCon also facilitates valuable personal connections through engaging social events and structured business networking opportunities.

NamesCon will connect you to all aspects of the domain industry, from registrars, registries, web hosting companies, attorneys, brand managers, domain name investors, start-ups, affiliate marketing companies, parking companies, financial service providers, individual end-users, and everyone else in between! Surveyed attendees tell us every year that the networking at NamesCon is second to none. This is an energetic, 4-day event set against the backdrop of fabulous Las Vegas, so you’ll have no shortage of activities to fill your schedule!

»NamesCon is one of the best events in the industry! It has a casual yet professional feel that is ideal for networking and encourages new products that move the industry forward.«
Jeanette Söderlund, VP, Marketing and Channel Relations at .GLOBAL

Register for NamesCon Global 2019

Attendee ticket prices range from early bird rates of $199 to a final door price of $999. These standard passes unlock admission to all sessions and keynotes, evening networking events (except those that are RSVP-only), and the domain auction.

VIP tickets will be made available once again for 2019, offering all the benefits of a standard attendee pass, plus: VIP status identified on badge, expedited event admission, VIP session seating, access to the NamesCon VIP Lounge, daily catered lunch, and exclusive swag. A limited number of VIP tickets will be released.

Standard - Fall Sale

$699

Our standard attendee pass gives you access to all sessions, networking events and public parties, which include catering and bar offerings.

Each attendee must be registered with a unique email address and name/company entered as you would like them to appear on your name badge.

VIP - Fall Sale

$899

All benefits of a standard pass, plus: VIP status on badge, expedited event admission, VIP seating, VIP Lounge with catered lunch, special programming and swag.

Each attendee must be registered with a unique email address and name/company entered as you would like them to appear on your name badge.

About NamesCon Global

Where We Are

The New Tropicana Las Vegas redefines the expectations of today’s global travelers with a casual and elegant resort experience, just five minutes from McCarran Airport.

Take advantage of our special NamesCon room rates, and make the most of your time and energy with a leisurely stroll to and from the conference centre to your room.

Who Attends

Our attendees come from many different countries, and while they all share an interest in domaining, they work in a wide variety of industries.

We at NamesCon believe in fostering diversity in the workplace, with a particular focus on the domain name industry. We continually strive to reflect this ethos in our conference programming.

What To Expect

Choose from small expert-led conversations to panel discussions; fireside chats with industry leaders to keynote talks with renowned speakers.

Every evening we network and let loose! Notable highlights include our Opening Reception; an exciting live Domain Auction; and Closing Party event.

Featured Partners

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»I’m looking forward to reconnecting with industry colleagues and friends—and, of course, meeting new ones!«
Kate Buckley, CEO at Buckley Media

Agenda At A Glance

Saturday, January 26

Registration and Badge Pick-Up
12:00 pm
Getting Engaged at ICANN – A Workshop for Registrars (and Prospective Registrars)
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10:00 am - 5 pm

Sunday, January 27

Registration and Name Badge Pick-Up 9:00 am
Exhibitor Booth Set Up 10:00 am
Welcome Session 10:30 am
Expert Track Sessions  11:00 am
Newcomer Track Sessions 11:00 am
Lunch Break / VIP Lunch 12:00 pm
Sessions continued  1:00 pm
Women in Domaining Cocktails and Canapes:
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6:00 pm
.GLOBAL Opening Reception 8:00 pm

Monday, January 28

Registration and Name Badge Pick-Up 9:00 am
Morning Movement 9:45 am
Keynote Session 10:00 am
Exhibit Hall Opens 11:00 am
Sessions Begin 11:00 am
Lunch Break / VIP Lunch 12:00 pm
Sessions continued 1:00 pm
Escrow Domain Awards, ICA Lonnie Brock Award 3:30 pm
Domain Auction 4:00 pm
ICA Dinner at NamesCon 2019: register here  6:00 pm

Tuesday, January 29

Registration and Name Badge Pick-Up 9:00 am
Morning Movement 9:45 am
Keynote Session 10:00 am
Exhibit Hall Opens 11:00 am
Sessions Begin 11:00 pm
Lunch Break / VIP Lunch 12:00 pm
Sessions continued 1:00 pm
Closing Reception:
Las Vegas Confidential
5:00 pm

Wednesday, January 30

Exhibitor Teardown 8:00 am
Information Desk 10:00 am
Expert Round Tables 11:00 am

Selected Speakers And Panelists

Paul Mockapetris

Inventor of DNS and SMTP

Paul Mockapetris

Inventor of DNS and SMTP

Paul Mockapetris, the inventor of the Domain Name System (DNS), is Chief Scientist and Chairman of the Board at Nominum, Inc. His mission is to help guide DNS and IP addressing to the next stage. Paul created DNS in the 1980s at USC’s Information Sciences Institute, where he was later the Director of ISI’s High Performance Computing and Communications Division. Throughout his career, Paul has contributed to the computing research community and to the evolution of the Internet. His earliest work at UC Irvine on distributed systems and LAN technology preceded the commercial Ethernet and Token Ring designs. Paul was program manager for networking at ARPA in the early 1990s, supervising efforts such as gigabit and optical networking. From 1995 on, Paul held leadership roles at several Silicon Valley networking startups, including @Home, Software.com (now OpenWave), Fiberlane (now Cisco), and Siara (now Redback Networks). Paul’s mission at Nominum is to help guide DNS and IP addressing to the next stage. Paul has dual B.S. degrees in Physics and Electrical Engineering from MIT, and a Ph.D. in Information and Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine

Haseeb Tariq

Formerly, Marketing Automation

Guess.com

Haseeb Tariq

Formerly, Marketing Automation

Guess.com

Haseeb is a Marketing leader working at Fox (TV, News & Sports) & Guess.com with 10 + years of experience. He sold​ 9 Startups and 25+ premium domains at the age of 20 to fortune 500 companies. Haseeb Tariq's Social Influence is over ​155,000​ on LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter.

Erin McKean

Founder

Wordnik

Erin McKean

Founder

Wordnik

Erin McKean is the founder of the not-for-profit Wordnik.com, the world’s biggest online dictionary. Before founding Wordnik, she was the editor-in-chief of American Dictionaries for Oxford University Press.Her goal is to make every word in the English language “lookupable” – including the 52% of unique English words that aren’t currently in any dictionary. Erin is the author of three Weird and Wonderful Words books, the best-selling novel The Secret Lives of Dresses, and (most recently) The Hundred Dresses, a field guide to dresses. She’s written regular columns for The Boston Globe and the Wall Street Journal and her writing has also appeared in The New York Times, PAPER, Foreign Affairs, and Sew News. She’s served as an advisor to the American National Corpus, the journal American Speech, the Wikimedia Foundation, and serves on the KPCB Design Council, and is an honorary fellow of the Society for Technical Communication. She blogs at dressaday.com and tweets as @emckean. When you meet her, please tell her your favorite word.

Bhavin Turakhia

Founder & CEO

Flock / Radix

Bhavin Turakhia

Founder & CEO

Flock / Radix

Bhavin Turakhia has been in the domain name industry for over 20 years, and has achieved success that most of us could only dream of. His is a fascinating story, starting out as a young person in India, and bootstrapping a small web hosting startup that he turned into a billion dollar empire. Bhavin is a problem solver, leader, and visionary with tremendous insights to share about leadership styles that work in the tech space, and how our industry can develop real business strategies that produce results. Turakhia joins us on the NamesCon stage to share vital insights and statistics on the ngTLD industry, followed by a fireside chat and Q&A, where we will learn how he achieved his successes, and we explore the lessons that companies in the domain space can take away from his experiences.

Richard Lau

Founder

NamesCon

Richard Lau

Founder

NamesCon

Richard Lau is well known throughout the domain name industry having started the NamesCon conference, being involved in many registrars, and being an avid cheerleader of the WaterSchool charity. After founding NamesCon (now owned by WHD/GoDaddy), Richard has moved on to concentrate on developing out domain names such as Resume.com (recently sold to Indeed).    

Kate Buckley

CEO

Buckley Media

Kate Buckley

CEO

Buckley Media

Kate Buckley is Founder/CEO of Buckley Media, a premium domain and branding agency, specializing in brokering and monetizing ultra-premium .COMs. Her background includes top ad agencies, as well as two decades with the Castello Brothers, branding and monetizing their portfolio of premium .COMs. Kate’s also an award-winning poet and author—and the Poet Laureate Emerita of Laguna Beach, CA. A ninth-generation Kentuckian, she’s made her home in Southern California since 1998.

Richard Merdinger

VP Domains

GoDaddy

Richard Merdinger

VP Domains

GoDaddy

Responsible for Domain industry engagement and domain strategy for GoDaddy.

Akram Atallah

CEO

Donuts

Akram Atallah

CEO

Donuts

Akram Atallah is the CEO of Donuts Inc.

Rolf Larsen

CEO

.GLOBAL

Rolf Larsen

CEO

.GLOBAL

Rolf is a disruptive innovator and a long-standing, recognized pioneer in Internet access, registrar and web hosting services in Europe and Scandinavia. He has founded multiple technology businesses, has 25 years of experience in the domain industry and is currently CEO of the .GLOBAL registry and co-founder of RegistryOffice.

Mac Nagaswami

CEO

Carvertise

Mac Nagaswami

CEO

Carvertise

Mac Nagaswami is the Co-Founder and CEO of Carvertise - an advertising company that specializes in the new media format of car advertising. Since founding the business as a student at the University of Delaware in 2014, Mac has grown Carvertise to become a multi-million dollar company with 150% year-over-year revenue growth. With a driver network of over 300,000 registered drivers across the USA, Carvertise has successfully launched 100’s of advertising campaigns across the country for brand partners such as Crayola, Sprint, Empire Today and Buffalo Wild Wings. Carvertise was named DIW's Startup of the Year and has been covered by major press outlets including Forbes and Inc Magazine.

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