Health, Hope, and Dignity: WaterSchool at NamesCon 2016

Tony Woodward discusses Waterschool with the NamesCon 2016 crowd At the epic Waternight 2016 Gala at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas, NamesCon co-founder Richard Lau said that NamesCon was created to support clean water initiatives. The next day, Tony Woodward took the NamesCon main stage to talk about how WaterSchool fundamentally transforms the lives of families […]

GoDaddy Keynote at NamesCon 2016: Unveiling New Tools for Investors

(l-r) Mike McLaughlin and Paul Nicks show off new toys from GoDaddy at NamesCon 2016 Mike McLaughlin, Senior VP of Domains for GoDaddy, manages the team that helps GoDaddy’s customers define themselves online. He took the stage on what happens to be his three-year anniversary at GoDaddy. The GoDaddy aftermarket gathers tons of data, he […]

Paul McGrady Keynote at NamesCon 2016: Person to Person

Paul McGrady delivers a keynote speech at NamesCon 2016 Paul McGrady, a partner at Winston and Strawn and chair of the firms trademark, domain names, and brand enforcement,”literally wrote the law book” on domaining, said NamesCon co-founder Jothan Frakes. McGrady took the main stage at NamesCon 2016 to quickly talk about how the industry is reshaping […]

From Robots to Registries: A Fireside Chat With Paul Stahura at NamesCon 2016

(l-r) Paul Stahura chats with Ron Jackson at Namescon 2016 Paul Stahura, Co-Founder and CEO of Donuts Inc, got into the names game in 1997, starting eNom in his garage. From that humble beginning, Stahura grew eNom to an $80 million company. He’s been an influential ICANN and industry mainstay ever since, and is a […]

A Force for Good in the Universe: NamesCon 2016 Keynote from Brian Cute

Brian Cute, CEO of Public Interest Registry, delivers his keynote at NamesCon 2016 Public Interest Registry (PIR) operates .org, as well as providing .ngo and .ong to NGO groups. PIR deals with internet policy, education and security issues. Brian Cute, CEO and President of Public Interest Registry, took the NamesCon 2016 main stage to talk about the legacy of .org […]

Defeating the Disconnect: Marc Trachtenberg Keynote at NamesCon 2016

Marc Trachtenberg delivers a keynote address at NamesCon 2016 “There’s a huge disconnect between the domain name industry and its customers,” said Marc Trachtenberg, shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, LLP. Trachtenberg points his legal practice at domain name, Internet, e-commerce, social media, marketing, advertising, promotions, trademark, copyright and privacy matters. He spoke at NamesCon 2016 on how registries and registrars […]

NamesCon 2016: Fireside Chat with Akram Atallah and Derek Newman

Derek Newman and Akram Atallah chat at NamesCon 2016 “All in, all the time,” said Colin Campbell, CEO of .CLUB, of Akram Atallah, President of ICANN’s Global Domains Division (GDD) . Derek Newman, domain-name lawyer at Newman Du Wors, sat down with Atalla for a quick chat on the NamesCon 2016 main stage. ICANN “is in a new […]

Solomon Amoako NamesCon 2016 Keynote: Huge Opportunities Await

Solomon Amoako’s keynote talk at NamesCon 2016 Solomon Amoako, Chief Sales Officer at, was thrilled to address so many familiar faces in the crowd for his NamesCon 2016 keynote: “It’s a testament to what we are and what we stand for as an organization.” “The secondary marketplace is alive and well,” said Amoako. What’s going on […]

NamesCon 2016 Keynote: Elliot Noss and the Future of the Internet

Elliot Noss delivers a keynote speech at NamesCon 2016 Elliot Noss, President and CEO of Tucows Inc., said, “I’m sorry if this is a little heavy for just after lunch.” In his NamesCon 2016 keynote, Noss discussed the seismic shifts in technology that will potentially change how we experience the Internet as users and businesspeople. The […]

NamesCon 2016: Frank Schilling Keynote

Frank Schilling, CEO of Uniregistry, delivers a NamesCon 2016 Keynote and live demo. NamesCon 2016’s first major keynote comes from none other than Frank Schilling, CEO of Uniregistry and co-founder of the Internet Commerce Association. In explaining what he does in the taxi to the Tropicana Hotel (a typical conundrum for those reading this), Schilling was shocked […]