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 […]

RightOfTheDot Domain Name Auction at NamesCon 2016

The RoghtOfTheDot Domain Name Live Auction at NamesCon 2016 One person’s clever phrase is another’s million investment. That’s why the Right of the Dot Domain Name Auction is one of the biggest events at NamesCon. This year, 130 domain names were up for grabs in the live auction as the Keynote Hall filled with excited bidders, with 300 […]

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 […]

NamesCon 2016: The TLD Strategies of Top Brands

Event co-founder Jothan Frakes welcomed everyone to NamesCon 2016 at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas on this sunny Monday morning. “We keep setting records as far as people coming,” he said, and wasted no time in introducing the first main-stage panel of the conference: Top Brands and their TLD Strategies. Jennifer Wolfe, CEO of […]

Domain Aftermarket 101: Back to Basics at NamesCon 2016

What’s in a Name? “We’ve got less than half the world’s population online right now, so in a sense the party hasn’t even started yet,” said Angie Graves, consultant with WEB Group, Inc., in moderating the panel on getting into the domain aftermarket. “Some people do this just for fun, and some do it for money […]

Lock it Down: Exploring Domain Security at NamesCon 2016

Is It Secret? Is It Safe? So you’ve registered a domain name… congratulations. Now you need to secure it. In an intimate session at NamesCon 2016, an esteemed group of industry experts helped newcomers to the Domain Names Industry come to grips with this necessary step in the process, while giving seasoned pros a refresher. […]

Local Flavor: NamesCon 2016 Discussion of GeoDomains and CityTLDs

NamesCon 2016 Begins Namescon 2016 kicks off on a sunny Las Vegas morning. NamesCon co-founder Jothan Frakes welcomed the crowd: “This very first day is for people who want to learn a whole lot more about the industry.” Over 1,200 people have registered for this, the third edition of NamesCon: old-school pros and newcomers alike, […]