Speaker Profile: Michael Fountain

I’ve been at Rightside.co for a little over a year now, and I work on the Enom business, specifically focused on driving the Enom API. However, I’ve known Enom for the better part of my professional career all the way back to my ModernBill days in the early 2000s.

Speaker Profile: Andrew Hazen

Attendees can look forward to learning firsthand how to build a business from domain names like I have with bobbleboss.com, bagelofthemonth.com, coupons.info and more. We will also discuss various ways to drive traffic and sales to your domain names. Strategic relationships can be vital when leveraging domain names.

Featured Attendee Profile: John Colascione

Long Island Media, Inc. is digital advertising agency superior for its public relations and marketing communications. The only truly geographic ‘.com’ company with both a national and international reach, Long Island Media, Inc. is an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau®, a Google Certified Partner Company, and owner and operator of LongIsland.com, Long Island’s Most Popular Website since 1996, giving Long Island Media Inc., a significant advantage in public relations, particularly for clients in the Long Island region. I’ve been working there for 15 months (merger in 2015).

Speaker Profile: Michael Sumner

NameBio is a searchable database of historical domain name sales. We have nearly half a million records totaling more than $1.4 billion and spanning nearly two decades. Visitors use our site both to track the market, and to research comparable sales when buying or selling domains. We also developed The Domain Game for iOS and Android to help investors improve their gut instincts on domain valuations. I have been with NameBio for two years, but it just recently celebrated its 10th anniversary.

Featured Attendee Profile: Don Ruiz

Knock Knock WhoIs There, LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Automattic, Inc. It was formed specifically to launch and operate the .blog TLD. I have been with KKWT since March 2016, but have worked as a partner with Automattic prior to that.

Speaker Profile: Jothan Frakes

I’ll break character and exhibit some pride, but I am really grateful to have served this great industry by founding the NamesCon with Richard Lau. He has been an outstanding collaborator and open to change as a leader. I am looking forward to witnessing over 1400 people join us for a great event, because it demonstrates the benefits of collaboration and having the show be more about serving the industry than about him or I as industry leaders.

Speaker Profile: Crews Gore

InterNetX is one of the most successful registrars and providers of premium domain products and hosting solutions. More than 3.8 million managed domains, a portfolio including virtually all ccTLDs and gTLDs and more than 3,000 hosted servers make us one of the leading providers for domainers, resellers and professional users on the international market. I joined the InterNetX team back in mid-2015.

Moderator Profile: Bill Sweetman

Name Ninja is a boutique domain name acquisition firm that helps global entrepreneurs, startups, and marketers get their dream domain names for their next big thing. In domainer lingo, we’re buyer brokers. We’ll be celebrating our fourth anniversary in 2017.

Speaker Profile: Jeffrey Eckhaus

Rightside is focused on advancing the market for domain name usage. Rightside offers one of the industry’s most comprehensive platforms for the discovery, registration, usage, and monetization of domain names, and is home to some of the most admired brands in the industry, including eNom and Name.com. Headquartered in Kirkland, WA, Rightside has offices in North America, Europe and Australia and I have been here for 8 years.

Speaker Profile: JQ Tang

190 (also referred to as 190.com) is a subsidiary of the Xiao Qiang Financial Services Group and is located in Shenzhen. 190.com provides a trading platform for domain names, trademarks, digital currencies, in-game purchases, and social media account numbers. We offer nine digital asset services that include registration, online auctions, BIN (buy it now), escrow, brokerage, loans (Fumen.com), international transactions, daily news, and an online forum called 190 community. 190 is a closed-loop ecosystem for global digital asset transactions. I’ve been working in 190.com for 2 years.