This year, NamesCon is establishing Domain Economic Forum. Our goal is to explore the whole domain economy in terms of how each of its elements fit together, and then develop a strategy for leveraging those elements’ cooperation to grow the industry as a whole.
Registrars are a crucial part of the domain economy (a lynchpin, even), and we need them at the table for this important conversation. In order to accurately forecast the future of the domain industry and chart the best course forward, we need their insights and experience. It’s in all of our best interests for registrars to attend, and it’s a brilliant opportunity to directly shape this industry like never before.
A crucial task is to better contextualize the overall value of the secondary domain market—this will help us properly gauge the size the entire domain ecosystem. We know that reliable numbers will draw more investment and growth opportunities, so we want to solve the used-car problem.
There are other reasons to attend as well. To address your shorter-term business goals, you’ll meet domainers looking to partner with registrars to sell domains: this is a prime opportunity to meet face-to-face with the most serious domainers in the world.
Also, according to Crunchbase, venture-capital deal volume is on track towards an all-time high, driven by seed-round investments—and Austin’s startup scene is second only to San Francisco’s. This city is full of young businesses looking to present the right first impression, and we’re inviting them to NamesCon so you can meet them.
Besides, NamesCon attracts the most corporate portfolio managers and domain investors in the business, and you can meet them all in one place.
We’re also entering a five-month break between ICANN meetings, so this is the perfect chance to set up in-person meetings with your key existing colleagues. NamesCon plays an important role in preventing a dry spell of ideas and synergies.
So if you work in the registrar space, please join us in establishing the Domain Economic Forum at NamesCon Global 2020, and make your mark on the domain industry.