Two School Libraries in Kenya

NamesCon Community Built Two School Libraries The NamesCon community understands the value of education, and the domaining community stepped up for a generation of kids whose futures are at risk. Domainers raised crucial funds to build new libraries for a primary and secondary school near Mombasa, Kenya. Making Space for Learning and Growth Serving around […]

NamesCon is now part of WHD Event GmbH

We are excited to announce that NamesCon is now part of WHD Event GmbH. What does that mean for you? We will continue to bring you the NamesCon events you love, while supporting and growing the global domain investor community. NamesCon is a cornerstone of the domain industry and we’re committed to making our events [...]

Remembering Dietmar Stefitz

Today we mourn the passing of our good friend Dietmar Stefitz, a legend in European domaining and a wonderful human being. Dietmar began his career in the textile industry, working as a representative across Europe and Asia. He got into the internet business in 1994, when he launched BemarNet, named for his wife, Beatriz Martinez. […]

ID4me Summit in Madrid: The Future of DNS-Based Security

NamesCon Global 2020 is still several months away, but you can keep your hand in the game as you gear up for the Domain Economic Forum. Start by hitting up one of our partner conferences, the 2019 ID4me Summit in Madrid, and explore the future of democratic identity services. ID4me is a not-for-profit group of […]

Speaker Profile: Richard Merdinger

GoDaddy was a bit of a unicorn in the domain naming space. It started out to “do something on the Internet” and ended up transforming how online identities and presences are viewed, acquired, provisioned and used. I’ve been with GoDaddy for 13 years; I started with GoDaddy in 1997, but had a 6-year hiatus outside the industry.

Speaker Profile: Statton Hammock

Rightside is a vertically integrated domain name services company. We sell domain names through Enom’s vast reseller network, as well as through We also operate 40 new TLD names including .news, .live, .video, .social, and .rocks.

Hand Up For Your Startup: Win a Network Lane Space

Kick off NamesCon on the right foot on Sunday January 22nd at our Network Lane, a one-day-only exhibition hall where exhibitors have the unique opportunity to have an up-close-and-personal networking day.

Speaker Profile: Karen Bernstein

Since 2007, Bernstein IP has been advising and counselling on trademark, copyright, and Internet matters. Now on our 10th year, we have added an Of Counsel patent attorney with a Computer Science degree.

Speaker Profile: Eugene Rome

I founded Rome & Associates in 2007 after leaving a prominent litigation boutique. We initially focused exclusively on intellectual property issues. Domain names, along with its myriad of emerging and evolving IP laws, such as the CDA, DMCA, etc., felt like a natural transition. Ever since we started working with our first domain client — a registrar of some renown among NamesCon guests — we immersed ourselves in the domain world, representing domainers, registrars, registries, service providers, domain escrow companies and brokers in litigation, ICANN-compliance and applications, transactions, bulk-sales and other domain-related legal matters.

Featured Attendee Profile: Amanda Burris

Rightside is all about helping you tell your story, your way. We believe that everyone can find opportunity on the right side of the dot — for storytelling, for commerce, for innovation, and for you. I’ve been with Rightside for a few months, learning about all things related to the domain industry — I love it!