We’re excited to announce our main keynote speaker for NamesCon Global 2020: Aman Bhutani, CEO of GoDaddy. Since taking the helm in September, Bhutani has reaffirmed his commitment to transparency, as well as GoDaddy’s commitment to helping individuals and entrepreneurs realize their visions by getting the right domain and the right website. “Aman is a […]
Ride the Wave with a Pro Surfer at NamesCon Europe 2019!
We’re thrilled to announce our first keynote speaker for NamesCon Europe 2019: professional big wave surfer Andrew Cotton! Andrew has built a life and career out of embracing the awesome power of the ocean. As one of the world’s most respected pro surfers, he travels the globe hunting some of the biggest and heaviest waves […]
Building a Band Brand Using Social Media with David Ellefson
NamesCon 2018 saw over 1,100 attendees over three invigorating days of keynotes, talks, and workshops. Here, we revisit one of our keynote sessions. NamesCon 2018 opened with a bang: David Ellefson, Grammy-winning bassist and co-founder of legendary thrash-metal band Megadeth, shared his journey through rock’n’roll, entrepreneurship, and parenthood, a journey fundamentally shaped by the internet. […]
ENS Names – Building the Internet of Tomorrow
Earlier today, NamesCon announced blockchain as a primary content theme for our upcoming events, beginning with NamesCon China in Shanghai on October 12, 2017 and continuing at NamesCon Global in Las Vegas from January 28-31, 2018. We are thrilled to announce Mano Samy, founder of ENSListing.com, as one of our keynote speakers during NamesCon China. […]
Rebel with a Cause: Elliot Noss at NamesCon 2017
NamesCon founder Richard Lau sat down with Tucows Inc. CEO Elliot Noss to talk about setting up and running an internet company that’s built to last. It’s been a long, strange trip for Noss, who keeps coming back to the intersection of fairness and connectivity.
Disruption and the DNS: Mad Science at NamesCon 2017
“My thesis is, we need more disruption!” Meet Paul Mockapetris, the inventor of the DNS as he discusses a weird new future for the internet.
The Dollars and Sense of .net
Scott Schnell, SVP of Global Marketing and Channel Management at Verisign, discussed the dollars and sense of the .net TLD.
Democratizing the Internet with WordPress and .blog: NamesCon 2017
Matt Mullenweg, CEO and founder of Automattic, Inc., also co-founded WordPress, a content-management platform that powers over a quarter of the internet. At NamesCon 2017 he shared his stories of coming up as the web evolved, as well as what he’s up to next.
Welcome to the Decentralized Future: Matt Barrie NamesCon 2016 Keynote
Matt Barrie delivers his NamesCon 2016 keynote Matt Barrie, CEO of Freelancer.com and Escrow.com, has walked a successful entrepreneurial path from hardware to software. Escrow.com, which Freelancer.com acquired in November 2015, has processed over $2 billion in transactions. Barrie took the main stage to deliver the final keynote of NamesCon 2016 to share some of what his […]
Pat Kane NamesCon 2016 Keynote: .com is Very Much Alive
Pat Kane takes the pulse of .com and .net at NamesCon 2016 Pat Kane, Senior Vice President of Naming and Directory Services at Verisign, is responsible for the policy and operational management of all TLDs operated by Verisign, including .com and .net, as well as the development of additional tools and services created to support Verisign’s […]