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NamesCon 2017: The Domian Name Industry Event - Las Vegas

NamesCon 2017: The Domian Name Industry Event - Las Vegas

NamesCon is the biggest domain name industry event in the world, and we predict another record-breaking year with well over 1,400 attendees expected at our 2017 event.

  • NamesCon is the largest annual domain-industry conference, attracting attendees from around the globe.
  • Attend compelling keynotes, informative panels, and hands-on workshops led by industry experts.
  • Facilitate valuable connections through engaging social events and structured business networking opportunities.
     
  • Have fun! NamesCon 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.
     
  • Connect to all aspects of the industry with registrars, registries, web hosting companies, attorneys, brand managers, investors, entrepreneurs, affiliate and digital marketers, and individual end-users in attendance.

TBC

Saturday, January 21st
10:00am - 6:00pm Registration and Name Badge Pick Up

Sunday, January 22nd
8:00am - 8:00pm Registration and Name Badge Pick Up
11:00am - 11:30am Opening remarks to welcome attendees and officially launch the 2017 NamesCon event.
12:00pm - 6:00pm Today only! Join us in our speed exhibits hall for an exciting environment of networking and learning about new and returning exhibitors.
12:00pm - 12:45pm Meet the publisher of DomainSherpa.com, an educational media company that helps entrepreneurs learn about the domain name industry, for a tutorial on how to break into domain investing.
1:00pm - 1:45pm Apply tips from NamesCon's social media strategy to your own business, and learn how you can submit news to our media team to make the most out of your conference.
2:00pm - 2:45pm This session will review the factors for determining the “health” of a name-space and why usage is the key driver of domain name value.
3:00pm - 3:45pm Don't get burned by a bad transaction! Escrow services protect both the buyer and the seller, facilitating risk-free deals in the domain business.
4:00pm - 4:45pm Excited for the 2017 Domain Auction? Preview some of our 2017 auction items and learn what RightOfTheDot looks for during the name selection process.
5:00pm - 5:45pm Investment opportunities around 3- and 4-letter .com's will be discussed, plus additional topics such as when to sell, when to buy, what the latest market changes are, and more.
6:00pm - 6:15pm All attendees, exhibitors and sponsors are invited to join us for a new annual tradition - a group photo! Put on your official NamesCon tee and strike a pose. The group will be corralled in front of the wedding chapel.
7:00pm - 11:00pm Celebrate opening day of NamesCon 2017 with live jazz music and networking in a casual atmosphere. Wear your name badge for entry.

Monday, January 23rd
8:00am - 9:30am Domain Name Association Breakfast
8:00am - 8:00pm Visit the NamesCon information desk for registration, wayfinding, and any other questions you may have for our friendly staff!
9:00am - 6:00pm For impromptu round table meetings or a quiet place to set up and work, the Verisign Business Hub is open to all attendees.
10:00am - 6:00pm Visit more than 45 exhibitors in our busy exhibit hall, and don't forget to use the NamesCon mobile app to check in at exhibitor booths and be entered to win fantastic prizes!
10:00am - 10:45am The Future of Domaining
11:00am - 11:45am Best Practices Selling Domains Through Hosting
12:00pm - 12:45pm Always Be Closing: Case Studies of Recent Domain Sale Negotiations
1:00pm - 1:45pm Aftermarket Sales By The Numbers
2:00pm - 2:45pm The State of Premium Domains in 2017
3:00pm - 6:00pm NamesCon Domain Auction 2017, Presented by RightOfTheDot

Tuesday, January 24th
8:00am - 8:00pm Visit the NamesCon Information Desk for registration, wayfinding, and any other questions you may have for our friendly staff.
9:00am - 6:00pm For impromptu roundtable meetings or a quiet place to set up and work, the Verisign Business Hub is open to all attendees.
10:00am - 6:00pm Visit more than 45 exhibitors in our busy exhibit hall, and don't forget to use the NamesCon mobile app to check in at exhibitor booths and be entered to win fantastic prizes!
10:00am - 10:45am Keynote Address
11:00am - 11:45am DomainSherpa Review, Live!
12:00pm - 12:45pm No one can deny that China made a huge impact on the domain industry in the last two years. A panel of industry experts will discuss the latest changes to this enormous and complex market and help us understand the important differences between the Chinese and 'Western' world of domains.
1:00pm - 1:45pm Who you should trust with your names and why? Registrars duke it out on stage in a bid for your business, and discuss how this industry is evolving.
2:00pm - 2:45pm DNA members will highlight creative approaches to brand strategy, highlighting companies who have branded or rebranded with nTLDs.
3:00pm - 3:45pm Keynote speakers will be announced shortly.
4:00pm - 6:00pm Wrangle your colleagues and demonstrate your prowess at one of the many games in our Exhibit Hall! The official tournament will begin promptly at 4pm for any teams who show up to the game of their choice. Refs will coordinate from there. Prizes will be awarded to winners.
7:00pm - 9:00pm Attendees will enjoy a healthy dinner buffet, and of course the unique opportunity to connect with other women in the domaining industry! This is a complimentary event, and no RSVP is necessary. The first 100 women through the door will receive a gift bag, and several door prizes will also be given out. If you’re a woman in tech, this event is not to be missed!
9:00pm - 2:00am Join us for our annual night of generosity, with live music and epic head shaves, where we hope to exceed $150,000 in donations for WaterSchool! Pledges will be confirmed or accepted at the door to gain entry to the Havana Club.

Wednesday, January 25th
9:00am - 6:00pm Visit the NamesCon Information desk for registration, wayfinding, or any other questions you may have for our friendly staff! Shipping assistance may be coordinated at the FedEx Centre.
9:00am - 3:00pm For impromptu roundtable meetings or a quiet place to set up and work, the Verisign Business Hub is open to all attendees.
10:00am - 3:00pm Join us for a final day in the bustling Exhibit Hall - check in with any exhibitors you haven't had a chance to meet, challenge colleagues to one of the games, or have that final meeting in one of the lounges.
10:00am - 10:45am Keynote speakers will be announced shortly.
11:00am - 11:45am While India has a low internet penetration rate of 19% it is close to replacing the US as the 2nd largest market with almost 300 million internet users. With more than 50 million new users per year, India cannot be ignored. Find out what makes this unique nation tick.
12:00pm - 12:45pm Cashflow is the lifeblood of this asset class. Re-evaluate how to manage and monetize your portfolio to achieve higher ROI.
1:00pm - 1:45pm NamesCon founder Richard Lau will interview serial entrepreneur Elliot Noss to gather his personal insights on building a company for the long term.
2:00pm - 2:45pm V- and C-level executives identify emerging trends from NamesCon 2017 - and make predictions not only for the year ahead, but for the years to come. This memorable keynote panel will mark our final session for this edition of NamesCon!

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