NamesCon Global 2019

#1 Domain Conference in the world

January 26 - 29, 2020 in Austin, TX

1000+

Participants

600+

Investors

70+

Nationalities

30+

Expert Sessions

4

Days

1

Auction

NamesCon Connects the Domain Name Ecosystem

NamesCon strives to bring you rich and actionable insights into the complex domain market, so you can find and act upon new opportunities.

NamesCon Global is our flagship event, bringing together the people who build and grow the domain-name industry. This is the place to build the strong relationships and strategic partnerships that drive this person-to-person business.

Join us in Austin and connect with the forces that shape the domain-name economy—from governing and managing bodies to the channels and service providers; from strategic investors to the end customer.

Keynotes

Insights and inspiration from industry heavyweights and global thought leaders.

Panel

Deep discussions on pressing topics in the industry with a diverse group of experts.

Expert Roundtables

Your biggest questions get answered one-on-one by a leader in the field.

Meetings

Genuine face-time: form your next strategic partnership, or close that big deal.

Social

Networking as it's meant to be: bond with your peers at parties and activities.

Auction

Add once-in-a-lifetime names to your portfolio in a single evening.

Who You'll Meet At NamesCon

Governing bodies

Registries

Registrars

Service Providers

Brokers

IP lawyers & brand protection

Investors

Brands & Startups

Location

The Capital Factory in Downtown Austin

We’ve partnered with the Capital Factory, and will take over their downtown Austin location for our main exhibition area, breakout stage, and workshops; as well as our meeting and lounge areas.

Keynotes, partner workshops, and the live domain auction will be within a few minutes’ walk from the Capital Factory to allow a seamless agenda.

The Capital Factory is in the heart of Austin with endless food and hotel options around.

Detailed information and hotel recommendations are coming soon! If you want to partner with us, please get in touch to see how this new event environment can suit your needs and boost your brand!

About The Capital Factory
  • The epicenter of entrepreneurship in Texas
  • The most active investor in Texas since 2013
  • 200,000 annual participants (including live streamed events)
  • 55,000 square feet of space
  • 150+ mentors

Join us in Austin

Creativity Unleashed
Austin is an artistic and musical city, which makes it perfect for sparking creative thought (and just rocking out).

Keeping it Hot
Austin is famous for its barbecue, even in Texas! Actually, whatever your tastes, Austin’s cuisine will leave you feeling satisfied.

The Highest Tech
Some of the brightest minds in the world seek out Austin’s culture of disruption to build and grow the internet’s most innovative companies. See how the domain industry meshes with the larger tech community.

Register for NamesCon Global 2020

Event Pass prices range from early-bird rates of $349 to a final door price of $999. These Event Passes unlock admission to all sessions and keynotes, networking events, the domain auction, and attendee-only parties. Only 200 Early-Bird tickets available.

Early-Bird Event Pass

$999 $349

Our Event Pass gives you access to all sessions, keynotes, and networking events, as well as the domain auction and attendee-only parties (except those that are RSVP-only), which include catering and bar offerings.

Only 200 early-bird tickets are available. 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.

Featured Partners

Title Sponsor

»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

Sunday

January 26

Conference

A filled session block divided for Newcomer and Professionals in the industry to kick-off the conference with high speed.

Social

To wrap up the day, gather for the Opening Reception—meet your old and new friends and get ready for the upcoming few days of learning and networking.

Monday

January 27

Conference

Keynotes take place in the morning to ensure you have enough time to network, share knowledge, and engage in panels and breakout sessions. The Exhibition Area will be open all day to make sure you can visit the wide array of presenting partners.

Social

Monday Evening will be open: Hit the town with your friends and colleagues, or join one of our partner for some surprise side-events.

Tuesday

January 28

Conference

Keynotes take place in the morning to ensure you have enough time to network, share knowledge, and engage in panels and breakout sessions. The Exhibition Area will be open all day to make sure you can visit the wide array of presenting partners.

Auction

Add meaningful value to your portfolio in a single evening at NamesCon Live Domain Auction. Directly afterwards, celebrate your victories at the after-party.

Wednesday

January 29

Conference

Get your pressing questions answered at our expert roundtables at the Capital Factory, or visit some of our off-site partners.

Social

Join one of our partners to explore the beautiful areas surrounding Austin.

Partnership

Our new event location and structure brings exciting new partnership opportunities to create immersive experiences around your brand. Please contact the sales team for a first look what will be possible.

Explore the new NamesCon Global 2020 partnership opportunities first-hand: meet our team in Austin and put together a bespoke sponsorship package. RSVP to the NamesCon sales team to schedule a walk-through of central Austin, and begin building an experience that potential customers will love!







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Get in touch

Johannes Gottschlich

Head of Sales

Phone: +49 2203 9934-5910

  

Alexey Gaverdovskiy

Sales and Business Development

Phone: +49 2203 9934-5902

  

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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