Agenda

NamesCon Online Agenda

3:00 PM3:15 PM(UTC)
Welcome & Industry Update

Welcome & Industry Update

Kick-off NamesCon Online with a big-picture look at the domaining industry, and set the tone for the next three days of learning, sharing, and networking.
Soeren von Varchmin
Chairman of the Advisory Board at NamesCon

Soeren von Varchmin

Chairman of the Advisory Board

NamesCon

Soeren von Varchmin is the Chairman of the Advisory Board of NamesCon with a robust career in and an in-depth knowledge of the global cloud, hosting, internet infrastructure and domaining space.
3:20 PM4:05 PM(UTC)
4:05 PM4:15 PM(UTC)
Networking Break

Networking Break

It’s all about who you know in this person-to-person industry. Hit the Networking Lounge and event chats to make a few new connections.
4:15 PM4:45 PM(UTC)
How to Value Domain Names Step-by-Step with Michael Cyger

How to Value Domain Names Step-by-Step with Michael Cyger

Investing in domain names is similar to investing in other asset classes like physical real estate or company stocks. To become profitable, investors and brokers must understand all of the characteristics that define a domain name, use the characteristics to find relevant, recent and retail-priced comparable sales, and know how to value domain names in the wholesale and retail markets. They must also make educated assumptions about aspects like desirability, traffic and appreciation. Increasing your valuation accuracy can help you make better decisions in both buying and selling domain names. This presentation by DNAcademy founder Michael Cyger will provide both a framework and toolset for doing just that.
Michael Cyger
Founder & Lead Instructor at DNAcademy.com

Michael Cyger

Founder & Lead Instructor

DNAcademy.com

Called "the best educator” in the industry, Michael Cyger teaches investors, startup founders and marketers how to achieve their domain name goals. He is founder and former host of the award-winning DomainSherpa video show and podcast, Domain Hall of Fame inductee, and founder/lead instructor of DNAcademy, an accelerated learning course for domain names.
4:50 PM5:30 PM(UTC)
Finally, Some Real Numbers

Finally, Some Real Numbers

By our calculations, finding real-life numbers around domain portfolio performance can be challenging. Normally, folks play it close to the vest, but no today. Join Mark Levine and Morgan Flatt to get practical about how real names performed in the real market.
Mark Levine
CEO at Domain Theory LLC

Mark Levine

CEO

Domain Theory LLC

Mark is a passionate domain investor, who first started buying domains for two different publishing technology companies he founded and later sold to public companies. In addition to Domain Theory, Mark is co-founder and CEO of DropCap.com. DropCap built a developed a rights management platform that markets and monetizes the translation rights for book publishing companies and authors in the US, Canada, China, Japan, Australia and the UK. DropCap licenses titles buyers representing 120 different countries.

Moderator

Andrew Allemann
Editor at Domain Name Wire

Andrew Allemann

Editor

Domain Name Wire

Andrew is the founder and editor of Domain Name Wire, a trade publication for the domain name industry. Founded in 2005, Domain Name Wire and Andrew have been referenced in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Bloomberg, NPR and more.

5:35 PM6:00 PM(UTC)
6:30 PM7:00 PM(UTC)
Auction Red Zone Countdown

Auction Red Zone Countdown

Warm-up with industry experts before the auction begins. Get those last-minute tips and get ready to go big.
7:00 PM8:00 PM(UTC)
RapidFire Domain Auction

RapidFire Domain Auction

Make fast moves to grow your portfolio in this low-reserve auction. Accessibly priced, high-quality names make this the perfect way to get into the domain auction game.
Legend

Networking Break

Hit the Networking Lounge or event chat to make new contacts

Buying

How to invest in the right name for the right purpose

Selling

Understanding and communicating the value in your portfolio

Domain Auction

Use your skills and nerve to grow your portfolio
3:00 PM3:15 PM(UTC)
Welcome & Industry Update

Welcome & Industry Update

Kick-off NamesCon Online with a big-picture look at the domaining industry, and set the tone for the next three days of learning, sharing, and networking.
Soeren von Varchmin
Chairman of the Advisory Board at NamesCon

Soeren von Varchmin

Chairman of the Advisory Board

NamesCon

Soeren von Varchmin is the Chairman of the Advisory Board of NamesCon with a robust career in and an in-depth knowledge of the global cloud, hosting, internet infrastructure and domaining space.
3:20 PM3:50 PM(UTC)
Instant Online Business: Unlocking the Power of Turnkey E-commerce

Instant Online Business: Unlocking the Power of Turnkey E-commerce

Sit down with a leader from a top e-commerce platform to explore the true power of finding your customers where they all now are. From integration and management to the potential for tomorrow, get it straight from the source!
3:55 PM4:35 PM(UTC)
Explore the World of Brandable Domains

Explore the World of Brandable Domains

The highest and best use of a domain is when it’s in the hands of a passionate end user, and brandable domains have the best chance of reaching this stage in their life cycle. Find out how a panel of forward-thinking entrepreneurs went about securing the perfect names for their businesses, and how you can enter the equation.
Andrew Rosener
CEO at MediaOptions.com

Andrew Rosener

CEO

MediaOptions.com

Andrew Rosener is the founder & CEO of DomainX, LLC (MediaOptions.com), the World’s #1 Domain Broker. Since 2008 Rosener has personally assisted in the purchase & sale of well into the 9 figures in dollar sales of domain names for both startups and Fortune 500 companies alike. Escrow.com has recognized Andrew as the #1 or #2 Domain Broker in the World since 2014 when they began the Award.

Andrew is a pioneer in domain valuation methodology & has created a formula for establishing the objective value of a domain which the industry named “The Rosener Equation”.

You can read more at Drew.com!

4:35 PM4:45 PM(UTC)
Networking Break

Networking Break

It’s all about who you know in this person-to-person industry. Hit the Networking Lounge and event chats to make a few new connections.
5:35 PM6:15 PM(UTC)
What’s Up With .IO?

What’s Up With .IO?

.IO is so freakin’ hot right now—but why? This ccTLD was assigned to British Indian Ocean Territory, but it quickly found a home in the startup world. Explore the dynamics of .IO’s pricing and use cases, and how these factors can work in your favor as a domain investor or entrepreneur.
James Booth
CEO at MediaX.com

James Booth

CEO

MediaX.com

James Booth is a Global Top 3 awarded Domain Broker based in Dubai. James is the CEO of DomainBooth.com and Co-Founder of MediaX.com. James Booth has sold thousands of domain names including names such as DO.com, FO.com, IJ.com, IX.com, NN.com, VZ.com, ZO.com, AZ.com, over 300 3 letter .com domains and many premium 1 word .com domains such as Claim.com, White.com, Cactus.com, FireFly.com, Yellow.com, Pack.com, Jones.com, Pisces.com and many more. James has over 14 years experience in sales and investments and has worked in the UK, Cyprus, Singapore, Manila and Dubai.
Morgan Linton
Co-founder & COO at Bold Metrics Inc.

Morgan Linton

Co-founder & COO

Bold Metrics Inc.

Co-founder at Bold Metrics - using AI to help some of the world's largest brands unlock the power of body data. Previously at Sonos. Angel Investor - GrideWise, MetaSaaS (acquired by Flexera), Sandbox Commerce, Sila Money. Bay Area native but I spend as much time as possible hiking, biking and exploring the world.
Braden Pollock
Chief Cook and Bottle Washer at Legal Brand Marketing

Braden Pollock

Chief Cook and Bottle Washer

Legal Brand Marketing

BRADEN POLLOCK is the owner of Legal Brand Marketing. He is a technology angel investor, serial entrepreneur and domain investor who owns several companies, both online and off. Among his businesses is Legal Brand Marketing, LLC, which focuses primarily on lead generation for attorneys in various legal practice areas. While, many years ago, he got his start investing in lawyer-related domains, he’s now focused on premium one-word domains.
Mark Ghoriafi
Founder at MrPremium.com

Mark Ghoriafi

Founder

MrPremium.com

Mark Ghoriafi is the Founder of MrPremium.com, a record-breaking domain name brokerage, completing $600,000+ .iO sales the past year, & $Million's in total domain sales.

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MrPremium.com is home to:
  • the world's most elite .iO selection
  • iconic exact-match gTLD's
  • 1 & 2 word .COM's

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Mark has worked in Managerial & Director positions at the .CLUB and .GLOBAL domains registries, as well as with AFILIAS (now Donuts), setting and breaking records for .iO .BET .POKER .PRO .MOBI .BLACK .CLUB & .GLOBAL domain extensions.

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Moderator

Christa Taylor
Founder at dotTBA Inc.

Christa Taylor

Founder

dotTBA Inc.

Christa Taylor is passionate about domains and their value to organizations. Adept in utilizing data to develop business intelligence that drives strategic initiatives and competitive advantages along with business and marketing strategies that positively impact the bottom line. She is a Certified Professional Accountant (CPA, CMA) with a master’s degree in eBusiness (MBA) and a second master's in predictive analytics (MSPA).
6:30 PM7:00 PM(UTC)
Auction Red Zone Countdown

Auction Red Zone Countdown

Warm-up with industry experts before the auction begins. Get those last-minute tips and get ready to go big.
7:00 PM8:00 PM(UTC)
RapidFire Domain Auction

RapidFire Domain Auction

Make fast moves to grow your portfolio in this low-reserve auction. Accessibly priced, high-quality names make this the perfect way to get into the domain auction game.
Legend

Income

Making your portfolio do as much of the hard work for you as possible

Buying

How to invest in the right name for the right purpose

Networking Break

Hit the Networking Lounge or event chat to make new contacts

Domain Auction

Use your skills and nerve to grow your portfolio
3:00 PM3:05 PM(UTC)
Welcome Back

Welcome Back

NamesCon Advisory Board Chairman Soeren von Varchmin welcomes you to Day 2 of NamesCon Online with the rundown on what to expect—and you should expect the unexpected!
Soeren von Varchmin
Chairman of the Advisory Board at NamesCon

Soeren von Varchmin

Chairman of the Advisory Board

NamesCon

Soeren von Varchmin is the Chairman of the Advisory Board of NamesCon with a robust career in and an in-depth knowledge of the global cloud, hosting, internet infrastructure and domaining space.
3:05 PM3:35 PM(UTC)
Domainers and Daily Fantasy Sports

Domainers and Daily Fantasy Sports

Andrew Miller and Roman Edmond are two of the most successful domain name investors and deal-makers, but they've also both won multiple high-paying daily fantasy sports tournaments. In this first-of-its-kind NamesCon offering, Andrew and Roman provide some basic DFS education and strategies on how to win a big-money, large-field NFL tournament on Draftkings and Fanduel.
Roman Edmond
Andrew Miller
President at ATM Holdings Inc

Andrew Miller

President

ATM Holdings Inc

Andrew Miller has been a principal in many of the most prominent high value domain transactions, including recent blockbuster deals for Home.com, Tours.com,Candy.com,and Universal.com. Andrew is the Founder of CreditCards.com, sold to Austin Ventures; InsuranceQuotes.com, sold to BankRate, and an investor in Thrasio, the fastest profitable company to a $3b value in US history. ATM Holdings oversees strategic domain name related transactions for Fortune 500 management, Venture capital & PE firms. Andrew is also a multi time tournament winner and expert in daily fantasy sports on Draftkings.
3:40 PM4:10 PM(UTC)
Develop your Domain Portfolio, Tommy Butler, Glasgow.com

Develop your Domain Portfolio, Tommy Butler, Glasgow.com

Taking domains and turning them into an online business. Driving revenue, sales, increasing the value of your domain by having social platforms that match your domain. This all helps turn domaining into an online brand and business.
Tommy Butler
4:10 PM4:15 PM(UTC)
Networking Break

Networking Break

It’s all about who you know in this person-to-person industry. Hit the Networking Lounge and event chats to make a few new connections.
4:15 PM4:45 PM(UTC)
The Art of Collaboration
Kate Buckley
CEO at Buckley Media

Kate Buckley

CEO

Buckley Media

Kate is the CEO of Buckley Media, specializing in Premium Domain Brokerage, Naming and Branding. She has brokered millions in both private and public top domains sales, and regularly speaks about the industry including keynoting NamesCon Global, as well as features on DNJournal, Domain Name Wire, Domain Sherpa, and TheDomainShow.com, among others. A member of the ICA, Kate is also a member of ICANN Business Constituency.

Kate holds a BA in Advertising/PR, an MFA in Creative Writing, and is a Certified Professional Coach, Public Speaker (AMA), and is also an award-winning poet and writer.

4:50 PM5:35 PM(UTC)
Decoding the Domain Name Leasing Agreement

Decoding the Domain Name Leasing Agreement

ICA's General Counsel, Zak Muscovitch, with the help of Nat Cohen and the ICA Legal Advisory Group, created an Annotated Domain Name Lease Agreement. The Annotated Domain Name Lease Agreement contains both a comprehensive domain name lease agreement, as well as commentary and guidance on each of the included provisions. During the session, domain name leasing experts will explain what goes into a comprehensive domain name leasing agreement and canvass some of the issues that can commonly arise. By attending this session, you will obtain a fundamental understanding of what goes into a professional domain name lease agreement and an appreciation for some of the issues that arise and commonly need to be addressed. It is an excellent primer for those looking forward to entering into domain name leasing arrangements.
Stevan Lieberman
Member at Greenberg & Lieberman, LLC

Stevan Lieberman

Member

Greenberg & Lieberman, LLC

Stevan Lieberman is a Washington D.C.-based attorney who spends most of his professional time focused on the prosecution (applying for Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights), litigation in intellectual property law, especially domain name / Internet law and Internet Technologies and contractual issues. He has also been instrumental in other aspects of the domain name industry; including both registrar & registry setup and management, foreign corporation setup, participation in the Internet Commerce Association as well as representation of numerous members of the community on various matters
Jason Schaeffer
Counsel at ESQwire.com P.C.

Jason Schaeffer

Counsel

ESQwire.com P.C.

Over the past decade, Jason has worked in the domain name space as counsel and advisor to some of the largest domain name portfolio owners in the world. He has handled over 150 Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (“UDRP”) cases, and managed many seven figure Domain sales. Since 2011 Jason has addressed nearly all facets of the ICANN new gTLD process, worked with parties in connection with the resolution of nearly 10 string contentions, and has advised multiple Registry Operators. He remains active with ICANN by participating in working groups and as a sub-chair to review RPMs.
Nat Cohen
Founder at Telepathy, Inc.

Nat Cohen

Founder

Telepathy, Inc.

Domain investor with an interest in domain name policy. Founded Telepathy, Inc. in 1999. Focus on one-word and acronym dot-com domain names. Long-time Board Member of the Internet Commerce Association. Member of ICANN's Business Constituency. Live in Washington, DC.

Moderator

Zak Muscovitch
General Counsel at Internet Commerce Association

Zak Muscovitch

General Counsel

Internet Commerce Association

Zak Muscovitch has practiced international domain name law since 1999 and is General Counsel to the Internet Commerce Association (the “ICA”). The ICA, based in Washington DC, has been the voice of the domain name investment community since 2006, and advocates for domain name registrant rights. Zak was lead counsel in numerous precedent-setting court cases and has handled hundreds of domain name disputes. Zak is an expert in domain name leasing and domain name purchase transactions.
5:40 PM6:25 PM(UTC)
6:30 PM7:00 PM(UTC)
Auction Red Zone Countdown

Auction Red Zone Countdown

Warm-up with industry experts before the auction begins. Get those last-minute tips and get ready to go big.
7:00 PM8:00 PM(UTC)
Domain Auction

Domain Auction

Put your skills—and your nerves—to the test as you go head to head for super-premium digital assets against your fellow NamesCon attendees as well as bidders around the globe. A high-stakes, high-reward auction for the cream of the crop in digital real estate.
Legend

Income

Making your portfolio do as much of the hard work for you as possible

Networking Break

Hit the Networking Lounge or event chat to make new contacts

Deal-making

How to make win-win deals happen

Legal

Understanding the complexities of internet and intellectual property law

Domain Auction

Use your skills and nerve to grow your portfolio
3:00 PM3:05 PM(UTC)
Welcome Back

Welcome Back

NamesCon Advisory Board Chairman Soeren von Varchmin welcomes you to Day 2 of NamesCon Online with the rundown on what to expect—and you should expect the unexpected!
Soeren von Varchmin
Chairman of the Advisory Board at NamesCon

Soeren von Varchmin

Chairman of the Advisory Board

NamesCon

Soeren von Varchmin is the Chairman of the Advisory Board of NamesCon with a robust career in and an in-depth knowledge of the global cloud, hosting, internet infrastructure and domaining space.
3:05 PM3:45 PM(UTC)
The Traffic Jam

The Traffic Jam

If you the freshest insights on domain monetization, you gotta jam with the best. This expert panel brings together the masters of traffic, who will help you get your monetization strategy into high gear.
3:50 PM4:30 PM(UTC)
From Start-Up to Grown-Up: Strategies to Make it Happen!

From Start-Up to Grown-Up: Strategies to Make it Happen!

Ever wonder why some startups make it and others don’t? Why do some verticals explode, while others implode? This talk explores how certain verticals, particularly those that were already beginning to grow before COVID, have accelerated tremendously due to the ubiquitous digitalization due to the pandemic. It's these new verticals that are bringing in the venture capital and lots of domain acquisitions as they compete to become leaders in their spaces, such as eCommerce, Online Gaming, Media, Healthcare, Crypto, Online Education, Health, Food, US Infrastructure, Biosciences, AI. Startup sectors: Cloud, Social, Delivery.
Nick Hansen
CEO at Luxor Technnology

Nick Hansen

CEO

Luxor Technnology

Nick mined his first Bitcoin in 2012 and has since developed a deep passion and understanding of blockchain technology and consensus algorithms. With his enterprise software engineering background and fundamental knowledge of blockchain technology, Nick hopes to span the gamut from crypto-enthusiast to institutional investor.
Andrew Rosener
CEO at MediaOptions.com

Andrew Rosener

CEO

MediaOptions.com

Andrew Rosener is the founder & CEO of DomainX, LLC (MediaOptions.com), the World’s #1 Domain Broker. Since 2008 Rosener has personally assisted in the purchase & sale of well into the 9 figures in dollar sales of domain names for both startups and Fortune 500 companies alike. Escrow.com has recognized Andrew as the #1 or #2 Domain Broker in the World since 2014 when they began the Award.

Andrew is a pioneer in domain valuation methodology & has created a formula for establishing the objective value of a domain which the industry named “The Rosener Equation”.

You can read more at Drew.com!

4:30 PM4:40 PM(UTC)
Networking Break

Networking Break

It’s all about who you know in this person-to-person industry. Hit the Networking Lounge and event chats to make a few new connections.
4:45 PM5:25 PM(UTC)
What’s my domain worth?

What’s my domain worth?

Real-time, no-BS domain name valuation, with case studies from high-profile sales—and names from your own portfolio—by a panel of leading experts. See why this is an attendee favorite year after year!
Josh Reason
Founder at DNWE.com

Josh Reason

Founder

DNWE.com

Josh Reason is the Founder of DNWE.com and Producer of the Josh.co podcast. DNWE is a curated wholesale marketplace for domain name investors while the Josh.co podcast focuses on domain industry commentary and interviews.
Dave Evanson
Senior Broker at Sedo

Dave Evanson

Senior Broker

Sedo

Dave Evanson has over 35 years of experience in high level consumer, B2B marketing and strategic planning. He joined Sedo.com in 2010 and has brokered tens of millions of dollars in premium domain names. Prior to Sedo, Dave brokered independently while running a global management consulting firm for 20 years. Before that, he worked at Senior Vice President, Marketing level for two of the nation's largest banks. Evanson has been honored with The Domain Broker of the Year Award in 2012, 2014 and 2016.
Leanne McMahon
Domain Investor at Pixel Corp

Leanne McMahon

Domain Investor

Pixel Corp

Leanne is a web designer and domain investor currently using outbound to flip domains to fund her long-term portfolio expansion.
Alan Shiftlett
Director at GoDaddy

Alan Shiftlett

Director

GoDaddy

Alan Shiflett serves as Director for the Aftermarket at GoDaddy. He is passionate about helping people sell their domains and currently leads the Afternic and GoDaddy Aftermarket sales teams. During his over 12-year tenure at GoDaddy, Alan has served in a variety of directorial and supervisory roles. He loves diving into the details of domain portfolios and helping sellers of all sizes succeed.

Moderator

Braden Pollock
Chief Cook and Bottle Washer at Legal Brand Marketing

Braden Pollock

Chief Cook and Bottle Washer

Legal Brand Marketing

BRADEN POLLOCK is the owner of Legal Brand Marketing. He is a technology angel investor, serial entrepreneur and domain investor who owns several companies, both online and off. Among his businesses is Legal Brand Marketing, LLC, which focuses primarily on lead generation for attorneys in various legal practice areas. While, many years ago, he got his start investing in lawyer-related domains, he’s now focused on premium one-word domains.
5:30 PM6:15 PM(UTC)
6:30 PM7:00 PM(UTC)
Auction Red Zone Countdown

Auction Red Zone Countdown

Warm-up with industry experts before the auction begins. Get those last-minute tips and get ready to go big.
7:00 PM8:00 PM(UTC)
Domain Auction

Domain Auction

Put your skills—and your nerves—to the test as you go head to head for super-premium digital assets against your fellow NamesCon attendees as well as bidders around the globe. A high-stakes, high-reward auction for the cream of the crop in digital real estate.
Legend

Income

Making your portfolio do as much of the hard work for you as possible

Buying

How to invest in the right name for the right purpose

Networking Break

Hit the Networking Lounge or event chat to make new contacts

Selling

Understanding and communicating the value in your portfolio

Domain Auction

Use your skills and nerve to grow your portfolio
3:00 PM3:05 PM(UTC)
Welcome Back

Welcome Back

NamesCon Advisory Board Chairman Soeren von Varchmin welcomes you to Day 3 of NamesCon Online with the rundown on what to expect—and you should expect the unexpected!
Soeren von Varchmin
Chairman of the Advisory Board at NamesCon

Soeren von Varchmin

Chairman of the Advisory Board

NamesCon

Soeren von Varchmin is the Chairman of the Advisory Board of NamesCon with a robust career in and an in-depth knowledge of the global cloud, hosting, internet infrastructure and domaining space.
3:40 PM4:20 PM(UTC)
Are We About to Meet the Wal-Mart of Domaining?

Are We About to Meet the Wal-Mart of Domaining?

Consolidation is sweeping the industry, and it’s led to the creation of full-spectrum companies. Ongoing consolidation has led to complex marriages between back-end, registry, registrar, and domain portfolio management services. So, is this a good thing? If so, for whom?

Moderator

Christian Dawson
Co-founder of Open-i Advisors, Inc., & Executive Director and Co-founder of the i2Coalition

Christian Dawson

Co-founder of Open-i Advisors, Inc., & Executive Director and Co-founder of the i2Coalition

Christian Dawson is the co-founder of Open-i Advisors, Inc., and Executive Director and Co‐founder of the i2Coalition. Dawson is the former President of innovative web hosting provider ServInt. Dawson has a degree in leadership from the University of Richmond and an MBA from the University of Maryland. As an entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience building multiple businesses, he has a background in developing business models, go-to-market strategies and marketing campaigns. Christian excels at walking companies through the process of finding and actualizing their goals—developing mission and vision statements, performing SWOT analyses, and other business exercises designed to put businesses on the path to success.
4:20 PM4:35 PM(UTC)
Networking Break

Networking Break

It’s all about who you know in this person-to-person industry. Hit the Networking Lounge and event chats to make a few new connections.
4:35 PM5:15 PM(UTC)
The Match Game: Ignite Explosive Value When You Hit the Bullseye

The Match Game: Ignite Explosive Value When You Hit the Bullseye

The right name can become a game-changer. This panel of expert brokers and daring end-users explores how exact-match category domain names are adding exponential value to the investors bold enough to buy them.
Amanda Waltz
Co-Founder at Saw.com

Amanda Waltz

Co-Founder

Saw.com

With over twenty years internet sales experience, Amanda’s sales strategy skills have made her one of the top domain brokers in the world.

Moderator

Andrew Miller
President at ATM Holdings Inc

Andrew Miller

President

ATM Holdings Inc

Andrew Miller has been a principal in many of the most prominent high value domain transactions, including recent blockbuster deals for Home.com, Tours.com,Candy.com,and Universal.com. Andrew is the Founder of CreditCards.com, sold to Austin Ventures; InsuranceQuotes.com, sold to BankRate, and an investor in Thrasio, the fastest profitable company to a $3b value in US history. ATM Holdings oversees strategic domain name related transactions for Fortune 500 management, Venture capital & PE firms. Andrew is also a multi time tournament winner and expert in daily fantasy sports on Draftkings.
5:20 PM6:05 PM(UTC)
Don’t @ Me: What We Learned about Millennials’ Shopping Behavior on Domains vs Social Media

Don’t @ Me: What We Learned about Millennials’ Shopping Behavior on Domains vs Social Media

Social media platforms like Instagram have become key places for businesses to communicate with customers and even sell directly to consumers. Yet when it comes to actually making a purchase, do consumers trust a social media site over a domain? This presentation from The Domain Name Association (part of the i2Coalition) features original research that will benefit anyone who sells online or helps others sell online.
6:10 PM6:50 PM(UTC)
Flip the Script: Impactful Methods to Shift Negative Perceptions of the Domain Industry

Flip the Script: Impactful Methods to Shift Negative Perceptions of the Domain Industry

“Cybersquatter” is the dirtiest word in the domain industry. As such a niche community within internet commerce, domain name investors—and the value they add—are frequently misunderstood or overlooked. It’s time to flip the script. Whether it’s the ICA making tremendous inroads at ICANN among larger stakeholders, or ethical, professional domain brokers selling domains via an educational, consultative approach, we examine today’s most impactful methods for shifting negative outside perceptions of the domain industry, effecting wins all around.
Tessa Holcomb
Founder & CEO at Domain Advisors | Igloo.com

Tessa Holcomb

Founder & CEO

Domain Advisors | Igloo.com

Pioneering the concept of boutique domain brokerages, Tessa founded Domain Advisors, then Igloo.com contributing to over $200 Million in domain sales including names like IG.com, Paris.com, Pro.com and Talent.com. Tessa’s drive has been consistently fueled by her passion to address the need for more awareness and education on the intrinsic value of domain names. She currently works with select clients on sales and acquisitions, provides consulting on branding and domain strategy and serves on the Internet Commerce Association board advocating for the rights and interests of domain name owners.
Doron Vermaat
Co-Founder at Efty

Doron Vermaat

Co-Founder

Efty

Doron is the co-founder and head of product of the leading domain name SaaS investing platform Efty Investor and the world's largest commission-free domain name marketplace at Efty.com

Moderator

Ron Jackson
Editor & Publisher at DNJournal.com

Ron Jackson

Editor & Publisher

DNJournal.com

Ron Jackson is the Founder, Editor and Publisher of the domain industry news magazine Domain Name Journal at DNJournal.com. Jackson was a television reporter before entering the domain business in 2002. When he discovered this industry had no trade magazine of its own he established DNJ on New Year's Day 2003 and the publication rapidly became an industry institution. DNJournal provides in-depth pro les of industry leaders, coverage of all major conferences, invaluable weekly domain sales reports and daily news updates about people, companies and events in the global domain industry.
6:50 PM7:00 PM(UTC)
Closing Remarks
Soeren von Varchmin
Chairman of the Advisory Board at NamesCon

Soeren von Varchmin

Chairman of the Advisory Board

NamesCon

Soeren von Varchmin is the Chairman of the Advisory Board of NamesCon with a robust career in and an in-depth knowledge of the global cloud, hosting, internet infrastructure and domaining space.
Legend

Industry

Understand and harness the forces that shape the domaining world

Networking Break

Hit the Networking Lounge or event chat to make new contacts

Deal-making

How to make win-win deals happen

Legal

Understanding the complexities of internet and intellectual property law
3:00 PM3:05 PM(UTC)
Welcome Back

Welcome Back

NamesCon Advisory Board Chairman Soeren von Varchmin welcomes you to Day 3 of NamesCon Online with the rundown on what to expect—and you should expect the unexpected!
Soeren von Varchmin
Chairman of the Advisory Board at NamesCon

Soeren von Varchmin

Chairman of the Advisory Board

NamesCon

Soeren von Varchmin is the Chairman of the Advisory Board of NamesCon with a robust career in and an in-depth knowledge of the global cloud, hosting, internet infrastructure and domaining space.
3:05 PM3:45 PM(UTC)
From the Horse’s Mouth: Interview with end users

From the Horse’s Mouth: Interview with end users

As domain brokers that specialize in outbound sales, we talk to thousands of end users every year. As we know, some buy and some don't, so in this session we interview some of our clients on why they bought what they bought. From .com to .ai to .co, we interview them in order to help you understand their thought process and what really moves the needle in making a decision to buy a particular domain name.

Moderator

Brian Harbin
3:50 PM4:35 PM(UTC)
Domain Court: Arguing a Real-Life UDRP Case

Domain Court: Arguing a Real-Life UDRP Case

For the first time ever, actual domain name lawyers, trademark lawyers, and UDRP panelists will conduct a UDRP hearing based on a real high-profile case. Each side will present oral arguments and the Panel will decide the case. You will get to see how lawyers argue a UDRP case and how panels deliberate and decide a UDRP case. Court is in session!
Kamila Sekiewicz
Executive Director at Internet Commerce Association

Kamila Sekiewicz

Executive Director

Internet Commerce Association

Kamila is the Executive Director of Internet Commerce Association. She has over 10 years of domain industry experience in account management and business development roles with Sedo and NameDrive. She is a graduate of Rutgers University with a degree in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry and did genetics research prior to starting her career in the domain name industry. A native of Poland, she currently resides in New Jersey. She is uent in Polish, German and English.
Francine Tan
Director at Francine Tan Law Corporation

Francine Tan

Director

Francine Tan Law Corporation

Francine hails from Singapore and founded her eponymous law firm in 2010. Francine is an INTA Board member and has served as a panelist for WIPO, the ADNDRC, and NAF for many years. She has conducted workshops for clients on the UDRP and in 2018 represented INTA in Kuala Lumpur, at the AIAC training program on domain name disputes. Francine and her firm have received industry accolades for their work. She was identified as one of the top 250 Women in IP in 2020. In the same year, the firm had the honor of winning the IAM/WTR Global IP award for the Singapore trademark firm of the year.
Gerald Levine
Managing Partner at Levine Samuel, LLP

Gerald Levine

Managing Partner

Levine Samuel, LLP

Intellectual property counsel, New York City, representing clients in trademark and cybersquatting disputes, negotiating publishing contracts, copyright issues, etc. Author Domain Name Arbitration (Legal Corner Press, 2019); forthcoming book Clash of Trademarks and Domain Names (Legal Corner Press, Spring 2021). Numerous online and print articles and essays.
Karen Bernstein
Managing Partner at Bernstein IP

Karen Bernstein

Managing Partner

Bernstein IP

 
Steven Levy
Attorney at FairWinds Partners, LLC

Steven Levy

Attorney

FairWinds Partners, LLC

 
Georges Nahitchevansky

Moderator

Zak Muscovitch
General Counsel at Internet Commerce Association

Zak Muscovitch

General Counsel

Internet Commerce Association

Zak Muscovitch has practiced international domain name law since 1999 and is General Counsel to the Internet Commerce Association (the “ICA”). The ICA, based in Washington DC, has been the voice of the domain name investment community since 2006, and advocates for domain name registrant rights. Zak was lead counsel in numerous precedent-setting court cases and has handled hundreds of domain name disputes. Zak is an expert in domain name leasing and domain name purchase transactions.

Moderator

Lori Schulman
Senior Director, Internet Policy at INTA

Lori Schulman

Senior Director, Internet Policy

INTA

 
4:35 PM4:45 PM(UTC)
Networking Break

Networking Break

It’s all about who you know in this person-to-person industry. Hit the Networking Lounge and event chats to make a few new connections.
4:45 PM5:25 PM(UTC)
Blockchain Panel

Blockchain Panel

The pace of new blockchain-only top-level domains is accelerating. Attend this panel session moderated by Thomas Barrett, Chair of the Blockchain Committee of the International Trademark Association and President of EnCirca. Blockchain domains involve alternatives to the traditional DNS managed by ICANN. These alternative DNS frameworks include: Ethereum Naming Service, Handshake Naming Service, Butterfly Naming Service, Polkadot Naming service and many more. Some of these strive to be complementary to the traditional DNS and some are directly competing with it.
Brantly Milligan
Director of Operations at Ethereum Name Service (ENS)

Brantly Milligan

Director of Operations

Ethereum Name Service (ENS)

 
Mike Carson
Founder at impervious.com

Mike Carson

Founder

impervious.com

 

Moderator

Thomas Barrett
President at EnCirca

Thomas Barrett

President

EnCirca

Tom Barrett is President and Founder of two ICANN-accredited domain name registrars founded in 2001: EnCirca, and Name Share. EnCirca’s business specialty is partnering with restricted top-level domain registries, such as .CPA, .BANK. .BOT, .REALTOR and .REALESTATE. EnCirca is also an active reseller of over 800 Blockchain-based top-level-domains, including .nft and .forever. Tom also serves as the Chair of the Blockchain Subcommittee for the International Trademark Association. Tom has engineering degrees from MIT and WPI and lives north of Boston, Massachusetts.
5:30 PM6:10 PM(UTC)
Are Legacy Domain Names the Original NFTs?

Are Legacy Domain Names the Original NFTs?

Don’t get blinded by buzzwords: understanding the foundations of legacy domain names will help you understand the dynamics around NFTs. As digital assets explode, let’s look at the fundamentals of buying, selling, and owning something that has no physical form.
Shane Cultra
CEO at Uncomfortable.com

Shane Cultra

CEO

Uncomfortable.com

Former trader, current nurseryman, and investor in domains for over a decade. Decent at most things, great at nothing. Living a balanced life. Partner at DSAD.com a blog that specializes in the Domain Aftermarket.
Andrew Rosener
CEO at MediaOptions.com

Andrew Rosener

CEO

MediaOptions.com

Andrew Rosener is the founder & CEO of DomainX, LLC (MediaOptions.com), the World’s #1 Domain Broker. Since 2008 Rosener has personally assisted in the purchase & sale of well into the 9 figures in dollar sales of domain names for both startups and Fortune 500 companies alike. Escrow.com has recognized Andrew as the #1 or #2 Domain Broker in the World since 2014 when they began the Award.

Andrew is a pioneer in domain valuation methodology & has created a formula for establishing the objective value of a domain which the industry named “The Rosener Equation”.

You can read more at Drew.com!

Jason Sheppard
Domain Investor at Personal Investor

Jason Sheppard

Domain Investor

Personal Investor

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in 2020, Jason switched careers from DJing to full-time domain name investor. Domaining was a great fit for this former IBM IT Architect and had already turned into a profitable side hustle when he decided to "go pro". Jason manages a personal portfolio of about 6,700 domain names, and a separate partnership portfolio of about 1,500 domain names. Jason is a graduate of the DNAcademy Accelerator batch #1, co-instructor of batch #2, and lead instructor for Batch #3. He has a passion to help new investors fast-track their domain investing skills.
6:15 PM6:55 PM(UTC)
Where Have All the Good Names Gone?

Where Have All the Good Names Gone?

Domain investors around the world are saying that it is harder than ever to find quality domain names available for purchase. What happened to the good inventory? It seems that much of the activity is at the lower end, which is costing the market some of its dynamism. Discover where the new opportunities are when the most premium domain names are not available.
Josh Reason
Founder at DNWE.com

Josh Reason

Founder

DNWE.com

Josh Reason is the Founder of DNWE.com and Producer of the Josh.co podcast. DNWE is a curated wholesale marketplace for domain name investors while the Josh.co podcast focuses on domain industry commentary and interviews.
Deepak Daftari
CEO at eSiksha.com

Deepak Daftari

CEO

eSiksha.com

Deepak Daftari is the CEO of eSiksha.com, an active Domain Investor & Angel Investor He is an expert in Domain Brand Consulting and Internet Branding He buys and sells very valuable Domain Names and web based online business He’s an active Domain Investor and has bought and sold multiple six figure names in the last few years. Deepak has invested in a couple of Start-ups in India and has had successful exits too. In his spare time he mentors a lot of start-ups and helps them in their growth journey and raising funds.
6:55 PM7:00 PM(UTC)
Closing Remarks
Soeren von Varchmin
Chairman of the Advisory Board at NamesCon

Soeren von Varchmin

Chairman of the Advisory Board

NamesCon

Soeren von Varchmin is the Chairman of the Advisory Board of NamesCon with a robust career in and an in-depth knowledge of the global cloud, hosting, internet infrastructure and domaining space.
Legend

Deal-making

How to make win-win deals happen

Legal

Understanding the complexities of internet and intellectual property law

Networking Break

Hit the Networking Lounge or event chat to make new contacts

Industry

Understand and harness the forces that shape the domaining world

Buying

How to invest in the right name for the right purpose