Ten things I brought home from NamesCon 2017

Late last year, I was not sure if I'd be attending NamesCon 2017, but I'm glad I did. As we grow older, family obligations that were a cinch back in the day, become more complex to resolve; we put in more effort to take care of issues that arise, and it takes more time to do so. But that's … [Read more...]

Quick survival guide for NamesCon 2017

When Richard Lau launched NamesCon in late 2013, it arrived at the right time. The January 2014 domain conference proved to be a catalyst for the domain industry, and while perfection was not immediately attained, it has been consistently improving its numbers ever since. Before NamesCon 2014, … [Read more...]

Domain conferences are not solely for selling domains

Many domain investors that do not attend domain conferences actively, view them as a vehicle for selling domains from their inventory. When I attended TRAFFIC 2008 in Orlando, Florida, I too had aspired to sell domains during the auction. While that didn't happen, it was a blessing in disguise, … [Read more...]

Five reasons NamesCon 2016 was a turning point for the domain industry

NamesCon 2016 was a turning point, as far as domain conferences go; it is also a pivotal point for the domain industry. Its organizers have extensive data about attendance and other important metrics, and I'm certain that part of it will be released eventually. What matters right now, is the … [Read more...]

Thoughts and recollections from attending NamesCon 2016

When I thanked Richard Lau and the NamesCon Team in advance, I had no doubt in my mind that they'd produce a stellar domain conference. Spending several days in Las Vegas can take its toll, particularly when one has to balance business with entertainment. My legs are still sore from being part … [Read more...]