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Saturday, January 9
 

11:00am

README.TXT
Hello!  The NamesCon 2016 team proud to present an AMAZING 2016 show! There are amazing sesisons, networking opportunities, and social activities, as well as the Right of the Dot Auction, and keynotes by amazing people like Frank Schilling, Paul Stahura, Jennifer Wolfe, and more!

We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas in January!

(please note that this is a placeholder announcement at the front of the schedule and not an actual session - NamesCon officially starts Sunday January 10 in the morning) 


Saturday January 9, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
-General- Tropicana Las Vegas Conference Center

12:00pm

NamesCon Vendor Expo Setup
NamesCon 2016 Exhibitor Setup
[Sponsoring Exhibitors Only]

Moderators
avatar for Terri Potratz

Terri Potratz

Event Producer, NamesCon
Terri is the communications and event manager for NamesCon. She is an award-winning editor who brings years of experience from her news and publishing background to the NamesCon team.

Saturday January 9, 2016 12:00pm - 6:00pm
NamesCon Exhibit Hall
 
Sunday, January 10
 

9:00am

Conference Registration Desk Open
Moderators
avatar for Terri Potratz

Terri Potratz

Event Producer, NamesCon
Terri is the communications and event manager for NamesCon. She is an award-winning editor who brings years of experience from her news and publishing background to the NamesCon team.

Sunday January 10, 2016 9:00am - 11:00pm
Registration Desk

10:45am

NamesCon Morning Welcome
Welcoming you to NamesCon Networking Arrival Day, Network Lane, Topic Tables, and Newcomer Orientation

Speakers
avatar for Jothan Frakes

Jothan Frakes

Executive Director, TheDNA
Jothan Frakes, Executive Director of the Domain Name Association, works tirelessly to engage, educate and evangelize the use and value of domain names as critical Internet infrastructure. | He is also the co-founder of the MERGE.SHOW and CEO of ICANN-Accredited Registrar $$$ Private... Read More →


Sunday January 10, 2016 10:45am - 11:00am
Whoisology Room Montecristo 2, Tropicana Las Vegas Conference Center

11:00am

Introduction to the Uniregistry Registrar
Free WHOIS privacy, Documents.link, two-step verification, and more. Come learn about all of our toys from Uniregistry's VP of Registrar Sales.

Speakers
avatar for Sevan Derderian

Sevan Derderian

VP of Registrar Sales, Uniregistry


Sunday January 10, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
Uniregistry Market Room Montecristo 1, Tropicana Las Vegas Conference Center

11:00am

Newcomer Orientation / NamesCon Primer
Newcomer Orientation - and "How to walk in to this place like you've been here for 20 years!"
Learn about ways to get the most out of NamesCon!

Speakers
avatar for Jothan Frakes

Jothan Frakes

Executive Director, TheDNA
Jothan Frakes, Executive Director of the Domain Name Association, works tirelessly to engage, educate and evangelize the use and value of domain names as critical Internet infrastructure. | He is also the co-founder of the MERGE.SHOW and CEO of ICANN-Accredited Registrar $$$ Private... Read More →
avatar for Angela St. Julien 

Angela St. Julien 

Founder, Brand.bar
Angela is the Founder and CEO of Dot Powered, LLC, the parent company to the boutique brandable domain marketplace Brand.bar, and host of the HappyHour Chats. | | Brand.bar started as a Facebook group for showcasing brandable domain names and has evolved into a boutique brandables... Read More →


Sunday January 10, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
Whoisology Room Montecristo 2, Tropicana Las Vegas Conference Center

11:00am

Network Lane Setup
Network Lane Exhibitor Setup
[Sponsoring Exhibitors Only]

Moderators
avatar for Terri Potratz

Terri Potratz

Event Producer, NamesCon
Terri is the communications and event manager for NamesCon. She is an award-winning editor who brings years of experience from her news and publishing background to the NamesCon team.

Sunday January 10, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Network Lane Room Pantages Rooms, Tropicana Las Vegas Conference Center

11:00am

NamesCon Vendor Expo Setup
NamesCon 2016 Exhibitor Setup
[Sponsoring Exhibitors Only]

Moderators
avatar for Terri Potratz

Terri Potratz

Event Producer, NamesCon
Terri is the communications and event manager for NamesCon. She is an award-winning editor who brings years of experience from her news and publishing background to the NamesCon team.

Sunday January 10, 2016 11:00am - 6:00pm
NamesCon Exhibit Hall

12:00pm

Topic Table A: ccTLDs
One category of top-level domains follows a different set of rules than the generic Top Level Domain like dot com and dot net--the ccTLDs, or Country Code Top Level Domains.  It is an area of the marketplace that includes TLDs like ".tv," and ".fm," among many others, capitalizing on forunate designations from ISO 3166.  You do not know the meaning of ISO 3166?  Then this session is for you, to learn about this and the other exciting aspects of ccTLD domains.
Topic Tables are located in the corner of the Networking Lane.

Topic Leaders
avatar for Marco Hoffmann

Marco Hoffmann

Head of Domain Services, InterNetX
Marco Hofmann has been in IT business for 15 years and joined InterNetX in 2005. As Head of Domain Services and Product-Management at InterNetX in Regensburg, he is responsible for the introduction of all TLDs and their integration into the company structure, including the implementation... Read More →
avatar for Crystal Peterson

Crystal Peterson

Director, Registry Services, Neustar

Sunday January 10, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Network Lane Room Pantages Rooms, Tropicana Las Vegas Conference Center

12:00pm

Topic Table B: Maxxing out the Drop
One area of the domain name marketplace that has seen a great deal of change is playing the Drops.  As it continues to evolve and change, learn from pros who have their finger on the pulse of this dynamic aspect of the domaining world.  Ask questions to find out how a marketplace of Drops came to be, and what the experts see as the best future opportunities.  Your hosts work in this niche marketplace daily, and have been tracking it for many years.
Topic Tables are located in the corner of the Networking Lane.

Topic Leaders
avatar for Chris Ambler

Chris Ambler

Principal Software Architect, GoDaddy
Christopher Ambler is a Principal Architect at GoDaddy who writes sleek, performant, low-overhead Java and Scala code. In his copious spare time he can be found playing poker or listening to progressive music not in 4/4 time. He recently relocated to sunny California from Seattle... Read More →
avatar for Trish Leighton

Trish Leighton

Marketing Manager, SnapNames / Web.com
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Barbara Sher

Vice President, Web.com/Snapnames

Sunday January 10, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Network Lane Room Pantages Rooms, Tropicana Las Vegas Conference Center

12:00pm

Topic Table C: Leasing a Domain
Have you ever wondered what it would take to lease one or some of your domain names?  Or how to select the best names in your portfolio to lease to another party?  Or what kind of income you could potentially earn?  NamesCon is fortunate to have the principal from DNattorney.com here, Zak Muscovitch, along with Karen Bernstein of BernsteinIP, to answer these questions about domain name leasing, along with other questions you may have.
Topic Tables are located in the corner of the Networking Lane.

Topic Leaders
avatar for Karen J Bernstein

Karen J Bernstein

Bernstein IP, Principal
Karen J. Bernstein, the Principal of Bernstein IP, has a wealth of knowledge in multiple facets of intellectual property law. As the Principal of Bernstein IP for over 10 years, Karen guides her clients through the complex landscape of online social media and First Amendment issues... Read More →
avatar for Zak Muscovitch

Zak Muscovitch

Lawyer, DNattorney.com
Zak Muscovitch is the principal of The Muscovitch Law Firm which operates DNattorney.com. Zak has practiced international domain name law since 1999.Zak represents parties in domain name leasing transactions and has completed leasing arrangements for domain names valued in the millions... Read More →

Sunday January 10, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Network Lane Room Pantages Rooms, Tropicana Las Vegas Conference Center

12:00pm

Topic Table D: GeoDomains / CityTLDs

Domains representing a specific geography or city name offer unique opportunities, whether for a new gTLD like ".berlin," ".vegas," or dot com names like "RedwoodForest" or "NiagraFalls" or "NewYork."  And there are different conventions in different geographies to remember, like Australia's ".com.au."   Learn of the opportunities that most people do not know about from experts in GeoDomains.
Topic Tables are located in the corner of the Networking Lane.

Topic Leaders
avatar for Joe Alagna

Joe Alagna

V.P. Channel Development, 101domain, Inc.
The domain name industry needs a narrative that clearly demonstrates domains as an important part of the advertising and media world. | | Bio: Joe is the V.P. of Channel Development for 101domain.com, an international domain name registrar specializing in cc and new generic... Read More →
avatar for Edmon Chung

Edmon Chung

CEO, DOTASIA ORGANISATION LTD
avatar for Katrin Ohlmer

Katrin Ohlmer

CMO, dotBERLIN GmbH & Co. KG
Katrin Ohlmer is CMO of dotBERLIN and became involved in the .berlin top-level domain initiative in 2005. She is also CEO of DOTZON, the consulting company which serves Geo, Brand and Generic TLD clients. She works within the ICANN framework of policies and procedures, including several... Read More →
LA

Lori Anne Wardi

VP, Registry Services, Neustar

Sunday January 10, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Network Lane Room Pantages Rooms, Tropicana Las Vegas Conference Center

12:00pm

Lunch Break
Lunchtime Break - Lunch is not included with NamesCon admission, but there are great dining options both on and off site. Enjoy any of the great dining establishments at the Tropicana or nearby hotels and casinos.

Sunday January 10, 2016 12:00pm - 1:50pm
-General- Tropicana Las Vegas Conference Center

12:00pm

Network Lane (Noon to 6pm)
Networking Lane at NamesCon:
Companies get a high-top table and space for a retractable banner – the benefit to this, is it frees them up for the remainder of the conference to attend sessions and events at their leisure, rather than being tethered to a booth.
Our Sunday networking event is a 1-day kick-off to the event where companies set up at a high-top table, with a retractable banner to have an “up close and personal” networking day.
It’s a great opportunity to introduce themselves and reconnect to the NamesCon community, and given that it’s on the first day of the conference it will set everyone off on the right foot for the duration of the show.
The Netwok Lane event during the first day of NamesCon will offer enough space to accommodate up to 40 exhibitors, and it will be a great opportunity for companies and individuals alike to stage a presence and “plant their flag” at the conference.

Sunday January 10, 2016 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Network Lane Room Pantages Rooms, Tropicana Las Vegas Conference Center

1:00pm

Topic Table A: Working with a Broker
Many experts in domaining will tell you that it's best to not negotiate for yourself, but to get a knowledgeable and experienced broker to handle the transaction.  Whether it is a single domain name, or a portfolio of names, brokers are the grease that keep the domain industry in motion.  TopNames broker Muhammad Al-Asadi, along with Chris Leggatt from Domain Holdings Group and Tessa Holcomb from Igloo.com, will share their knowledge with you and answer your questions about working with a broker.
Topic Tables are located in the corner of the Networking Lane.

Topic Leaders
avatar for Muhammad Al-Asadi

Muhammad Al-Asadi

Domain Broker, TopNames
avatar for Tessa Holcomb

Tessa Holcomb

Co-Founder & CEO, Igloo.com
Tessa Holcomb is Co-Founder and CEO of Igloo.com, a leading brokerage firm specializing in selling and acquiring premium domain names and websites for a select group of clients. With over 20 years experience in sales, marketing, CRM and business, Ms. Holcomb has a proven track record... Read More →
avatar for Chris Leggatt

Chris Leggatt

Principle, Interritus Media
Chris Leggatt has been an active part of the domain name industry for the past 9 years, from his role as a domain consultant at Moniker to his role as an independent domain consultant and businessowner. His experience has taken him from domain acquisitions for the film community... Read More →

Sunday January 10, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Network Lane Room Pantages Rooms, Tropicana Las Vegas Conference Center

1:00pm

Topic Table B: How to engage with ICANN
ICANN - Names, Numbers and you: how do you engage with this global coordinator of all things internet? Learn how to engage and interact with ICANN from people who attend the meetings, who participate, and even some who work there.

Topic Leaders
avatar for Stephane Van Gelder

Stephane Van Gelder

Chair, ICANN NomCom, ICANN
avatar for Angie Graves

Angie Graves

Consultant, WEB Group, Inc.
WEB Group provides hardcore, strategic corporate and brand consulting, policy development, research, and domain name acquisitions. After nearly 20 years as technical solution owner and product development for AT&T and IBM, and their Fortune 50 clients, Angie took a role at WEB Group... Read More →
avatar for Chris Lahatte

Chris Lahatte

Ombudsman, ICANN
"What can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence." | Christopher Hitchens

Sunday January 10, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Network Lane Room Pantages Rooms, Tropicana Las Vegas Conference Center

1:00pm

Topic Table C: IDN - Internationalized Domains
Among domain name market niches, arguably one of the most explosive niches is the market for internationalized domain names (IDNs).  What are they?  What gives them explosive potential?  Who is using them today?  The widely recognized IDN expert Mr. Simon Cousins will be on hand to lead the discussion about a seldom talked-about segment in the marketplace.
Topic Tables are located in the corner of the Networking Lane.

Topic Leaders
avatar for Edmon Chung

Edmon Chung

CEO, DOTASIA ORGANISATION LTD
avatar for Simon Cousins

Simon Cousins

CEO, Allegravita
Simon Cousins (夏明) is a co-founder and CEO at Allegravita, a boutique PR and strategic communications agency in Beijing, Hong Kong, New York City and Los Angeles. In addition to his group leadership duties, he serves as creative director.  | | An Australian national, Simon has... Read More →
avatar for Jothan Frakes

Jothan Frakes

Executive Director, TheDNA
Jothan Frakes, Executive Director of the Domain Name Association, works tirelessly to engage, educate and evangelize the use and value of domain names as critical Internet infrastructure. | He is also the co-founder of the MERGE.SHOW and CEO of ICANN-Accredited Registrar $$$ Private... Read More →

Sunday January 10, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Network Lane Room Pantages Rooms, Tropicana Las Vegas Conference Center

1:00pm

Topic Table D: Domain Security
The more you know about domain name investing, the more you know about--or should know about--domain security.  Registering names is one well-known necessary part of domaining, and securing the names you have registered is a lesser-known necessity.  If you have not considered security a part of your domain strategy, or if you think your security could be improved, Marco Hoffman, Sean Love, and Joe Styler will leave you informed and with peace of mind that your registrations are secure.
Topic Tables are located in the corner of the Networking Lane.

Topic Leaders
avatar for Marco Hoffmann

Marco Hoffmann

Head of Domain Services, InterNetX
Marco Hofmann has been in IT business for 15 years and joined InterNetX in 2005. As Head of Domain Services and Product-Management at InterNetX in Regensburg, he is responsible for the introduction of all TLDs and their integration into the company structure, including the implementation... Read More →
avatar for Sean Love

Sean Love

Moniker.COM
avatar for Joe Styler

Joe Styler

Aftermarket Product Manager, GoDaddy
Joe Styler currently serves as Community Manager for the Aftermarket at GoDaddy. Joe is primarily responsible for the voice of the customer at GoDaddy’s Aftermarket.Previously Joe has served in other Director and supervisory roles at GoDaddy during his 13 year tenure with the company... Read More →

Sunday January 10, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Network Lane Room Pantages Rooms, Tropicana Las Vegas Conference Center

2:00pm

Domain Monetization 101 - The Basics
Domain Monetization 101 - The Basics - Parking, Building, Development.

As NamesCon is the premier source of information for both longtime and beginner domain name investors, we want to ensure that even the brand new investor is able to find value in attending.  Understanding the basics of monetization will propel you forward into refining your strategies with your portfolio, and will arm you with the knowledge you need to make the best decisions for monetizing them.  Michael Gilmour of ParkLogic will share his expertise to help you make the most from your domain investments.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Gilmour

Michael Gilmour

Founder 创始人, ParkLogic
出生于澳大利亚墨尔本的Michael在他16岁的时候就创立了他的第一家公司,自那之后的20多年来,他一直是一名活跃的互联网企业家。在拿到MBA学位并创建了多家电子商务公司后,Michael以总监身份供职于极富声望的澳大利亚互联网行业协会(Australian... Read More →


Sunday January 10, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Whoisology Room Montecristo 2, Tropicana Las Vegas Conference Center

2:00pm

Looking into the Registry
Q&A with Uniregistry's Director of Registry Business Operations Amanda Fessenden and COO Vern Jurovich. Learn more about our domain name endings, onboarding, the EPP market, why you should change from .com to the new name endings and more.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Fessenden

Amanda Fessenden

Director of Registry Business Operations, Uniregistry
avatar for Vern Jurovich

Vern Jurovich

Chief Operating Officer, Uniregistry


Sunday January 10, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Uniregistry Market Room Montecristo 1, Tropicana Las Vegas Conference Center

2:00pm

Topic Table A: I have names to Sell
We will provide a subject matter expert on the listed topic - and we have fantastic volunteers (some of whom are industry legends and rockstars) who know the topic in their sleep and are glad to share tips, tricks, and techniques to help you elevate your mojo. Bring yourself and a healthy interest in the topics. Feel free to ask questions and engage in the discussion.
Topic Tables are located in the corner of the Networking Lane.

Topic Leaders
avatar for Brian Michitti

Brian Michitti

Senior Broker, Sedo
In 2011, Brian joined Sedo as a Senior Domain Broker, the global leader in domain trading.  Brian has more than eight years of experience in high value sales, and specializes in high-value brokerage and negotiations.  Before joining Sedo Brian was working in a number of regions... Read More →
avatar for BRADEN POLLOCK

BRADEN POLLOCK

Founder & Owner, Legal Brand Marketing LLC
BRADEN POLLOCK | | Braden Pollock is a well-known domainer and serial entrepreneur who owns several companies, both online and off. Among his businesses is Legal Brand Marketing, LLC, (LegalBrandMarketing.com) which focuses primarily on lead generation for DUI attorneys as wel... Read More →

Sunday January 10, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
ASHTON 4 Second Floor, Club Tower

2:00pm

Topic Table B: Legal Matters and You
We will provide a subject matter expert on the listed topic - and we have fantastic volunteers (some of whom are industry legends and rockstars) who know the topic in their sleep and are glad to share tips, tricks, and techniques to help you elevate your mojo. Bring yourself and a healthy interest in the topics. Feel free to ask questions and engage in the discussion.
Topic Tables are located in the corner of the Networking Lane.

Topic Leaders
avatar for Karen J Bernstein

Karen J Bernstein

Bernstein IP, Principal
Karen J. Bernstein, the Principal of Bernstein IP, has a wealth of knowledge in multiple facets of intellectual property law. As the Principal of Bernstein IP for over 10 years, Karen guides her clients through the complex landscape of online social media and First Amendment issues... Read More →
avatar for Gary Saposnik

Gary Saposnik

Attorney/Consultant, TMNetLaw
Gary is the Founder of TMNetLaw, and is a Trademark, Domain Name, and Internet IP attorney and consultant, with experience representing businesses from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. He has the encompassing experience counseling clients and protecting their intellectual property... Read More →

Sunday January 10, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Network Lane Room Pantages Rooms, Tropicana Las Vegas Conference Center

2:00pm

Topic Table C: The Chinese Market
We will provide a subject matter expert on the listed topic - and we have fantastic volunteers (some of whom are industry legends and rockstars) who know the topic in their sleep and are glad to share tips, tricks, and techniques to help you elevate your mojo. Bring yourself and a healthy interest in the topics. Feel free to ask questions and engage in the discussion.
Topic Tables are located in the corner of the Networking Lane.

Topic Leaders
avatar for Edmon Chung

Edmon Chung

CEO, DOTASIA ORGANISATION LTD
avatar for Simon Cousins

Simon Cousins

CEO, Allegravita
Simon Cousins (夏明) is a co-founder and CEO at Allegravita, a boutique PR and strategic communications agency in Beijing, Hong Kong, New York City and Los Angeles. In addition to his group leadership duties, he serves as creative director.  | | An Australian national, Simon has... Read More →
avatar for Jothan Frakes

Jothan Frakes

Executive Director, TheDNA
Jothan Frakes, Executive Director of the Domain Name Association, works tirelessly to engage, educate and evangelize the use and value of domain names as critical Internet infrastructure. | He is also the co-founder of the MERGE.SHOW and CEO of ICANN-Accredited Registrar $$$ Private... Read More →
avatar for Michele Van Tilborg

Michele Van Tilborg

COO, .CLUB Domains, LLC

Sunday January 10, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
ASHTON 5 Second Floor, Club Tower

2:00pm

Topic Table D: I want to be a Registrar
At this discussion table, it is possible to find out the steps to becoming an ICANN accredited registrar.  Learn tips and tricks and establish relationships that accellerate you towards your objectives by meeting peers with like interests or the experts who can share experience, wisdom, and advise.

Topic Leaders
avatar for Marco Hoffmann

Marco Hoffmann

Head of Domain Services, InterNetX
Marco Hofmann has been in IT business for 15 years and joined InterNetX in 2005. As Head of Domain Services and Product-Management at InterNetX in Regensburg, he is responsible for the introduction of all TLDs and their integration into the company structure, including the implementation... Read More →
avatar for Jochen Kieler

Jochen Kieler

CBDO, Key-Systems, GmBH
avatar for Frank Michlick

Frank Michlick

Registrar Consultant, DomainCocoon Inc.
Frank, best known within the domain name industry as one of the founders of and lead contributors to Domain Name News, began working with internet technology in 1993 and registered his first domain in 1995. Frank’s was the Senior Sales Engineer at top global registrar Tucows, and... Read More →
CT

Caitlin Tubergen

Registrar Relations and Contracts Manager, ICANN

Sunday January 10, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
ASHTON 6 Second Floor, Club Tower

3:00pm

Domain Aftermarket 101 - The Basics
Understanding the value of domain names - buying them, selling them, appraising them, using escrow services, brokers, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Angie Graves

Angie Graves

Consultant, WEB Group, Inc.
WEB Group provides hardcore, strategic corporate and brand consulting, policy development, research, and domain name acquisitions. After nearly 20 years as technical solution owner and product development for AT&T and IBM, and their Fortune 50 clients, Angie took a role at WEB Group... Read More →
avatar for Bob Mountain

Bob Mountain

Chief Revenue Officer, Afternic.com
Bob Mountain is Chief Revenue Officer at Afternic.com, a GoDaddy subsidiary. Bob is responsible for partnerships involving Afternic’s domain marketplace and publishing businesses. Bob was the architect of the Afternic DLS reseller network which is world’s largest and fastest... Read More →
avatar for Amanda Waltz

Amanda Waltz

VP & Sales & Acquisitions, Igloo.com Limited
Amanda Waltz brings 15 plus years of sales, marketing and management experience to Igloo.com, a leading brokerage firm specializing in sales and acquisitions of premium domain names and websites.  Specializing in developing and implementing strategic plans, Amanda has extensive experience in brokering high value domains and related assets.  She has sold into such markets... Read More →


Sunday January 10, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Whoisology Room Montecristo 2, Tropicana Las Vegas Conference Center

3:00pm

Secrets of a multimillion dollar broker
Learn the tools and tricks to be a power domain broker.

Speakers
avatar for Wade Smith

Wade Smith

Senior Domain Broker, Uniregistry
Wade Smith is an expert in domain name brokerage. Currently, Wade is a Senior Broker at DomainNameSales (soon to be the Uniregistry Market), the industry leading domain marketplace and monetization platform on the net. | | Since joining DomainNameSales in August 2012, Wade has... Read More →


Sunday January 10, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Uniregistry Market Room Montecristo 1, Tropicana Las Vegas Conference Center

3:00pm

Topic Table A: ccTLDs
We will provide a subject matter expert on the listed topic - and we have fantastic volunteers (some of whom are industry legends and rockstars) who know the topic in their sleep and are glad to share tips, tricks, and techniques to help you elevate your mojo. Bring yourself and a healthy interest in the topics. Feel free to ask questions and engage in the discussion.
Topic Tables are located in the corner of the Networking Lane.

Topic Leaders
avatar for Joe Alagna

Joe Alagna

V.P. Channel Development, 101domain, Inc.
The domain name industry needs a narrative that clearly demonstrates domains as an important part of the advertising and media world. | | Bio: Joe is the V.P. of Channel Development for 101domain.com, an international domain name registrar specializing in cc and new generic... Read More →
avatar for Jothan Frakes

Jothan Frakes

Executive Director, TheDNA
Jothan Frakes, Executive Director of the Domain Name Association, works tirelessly to engage, educate and evangelize the use and value of domain names as critical Internet infrastructure. | He is also the co-founder of the MERGE.SHOW and CEO of ICANN-Accredited Registrar $$$ Private... Read More →
avatar for Kelly Hardy

Kelly Hardy

.ME’s Director of Business Development, North America, .me
"Kelly Hardy is a domain industry consultant specializing in gTLD/ ccTLD registries, registrars and internet infrastructure. As .ME’s director of business development for North America, Kelly helps individuals and businesses make their online identities more personal with .ME domains... Read More →

Sunday January 10, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Network Lane Room Pantages Rooms, Tropicana Las Vegas Conference Center

3:00pm

Topic Table B: Domain Parking + Alternative Monetization
We will provide a subject matter expert on the listed topic - and we have fantastic volunteers (some of whom are industry legends and rockstars) who know the topic in their sleep and are glad to share tips, tricks, and techniques to help you elevate your mojo. Bring yourself and a healthy interest in the topics. Feel free to ask questions and engage in the discussion.
Topic Tables are located in the corner of the Networking Lane.

Topic Leaders
avatar for Michael Gilmour

Michael Gilmour

Founder 创始人, ParkLogic
出生于澳大利亚墨尔本的Michael在他16岁的时候就创立了他的第一家公司,自那之后的20多年来,他一直是一名活跃的互联网企业家。在拿到MBA学位并创建了多家电子商务公司后,Michael以总监身份供职于极富声望的澳大利亚互联网行业协会(Australian... Read More →
avatar for David Warmuz

David Warmuz

CEO, Trellian / Above.com
David started investing in domain names in 1997.  Today, he is one of the largest portfolio owners in the world.With the launch of Above.com in 2008, David and his late brother Ren revolutionized the way that domain traffic was monetized.  From the beginning, Above's technology... Read More →

Sunday January 10, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
ASHTON 5 Second Floor, Club Tower

3:00pm

Topic Table C: Responding to Offers
We will provide a subject matter expert on the listed topic - and we have fantastic volunteers (some of whom are industry legends and rockstars) who know the topic in their sleep and are glad to share tips, tricks, and techniques to help you elevate your mojo. Bring yourself and a healthy interest in the topics. Feel free to ask questions and engage in the discussion.
Topic Tables are located in the corner of the Networking Lane.

Topic Leaders
avatar for Michael Berkens

Michael Berkens

President, Worldwide Media, inc.
President of Worldwide Media, Inc, which owns around 80,000 domain names, we are the publisher of TheDomains.com, and I am a Director of RightoftheDot.com and appear weekly on DomainSherpa.com
avatar for BILL SWEETMAN

BILL SWEETMAN

President, Name Ninja, NAME NINJA的总裁
Domain name strategist Bill Sweetman is a successful and respected domain name industry business leader with extensive experience in the domain aftermarket (or secondary market) of premium domain names, including domain pricing, distribution, and sales. He has provided strategic domain... Read More →

Sunday January 10, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
ASHTON 6 Second Floor, Club Tower

3:00pm

Topic Table D: What's this Worth?
We will provide a subject matter expert on the listed topic - and we have fantastic volunteers (some of whom are industry legends and rockstars) who know the topic in their sleep and are glad to share tips, tricks, and techniques to help you elevate your mojo. Bring yourself and a healthy interest in the topics. Feel free to ask questions and engage in the discussion.
Topic Tables are located in the corner of the Networking Lane.

Topic Leaders
avatar for Tessa Holcomb

Tessa Holcomb

Co-Founder & CEO, Igloo.com
Tessa Holcomb is Co-Founder and CEO of Igloo.com, a leading brokerage firm specializing in selling and acquiring premium domain names and websites for a select group of clients. With over 20 years experience in sales, marketing, CRM and business, Ms. Holcomb has a proven track record... Read More →

Sunday January 10, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
ASHTON 4 Second Floor, Club Tower

3:00pm

Donuts .WINE/.VIN Bar
Don’t miss out on the professional sommelier sessions at the Donuts .WINE/.VIN Bar in Network Lane

Sunday January 10, 2016 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Network Lane Room Pantages Rooms, Tropicana Las Vegas Conference Center

4:00pm

Appraising a Domain Name
Speakers
avatar for Larry Fischer

Larry Fischer

GetYourDomain.Com
Larry Fischer is a domain expert who specializes in top-level generic domains. He has participated in some of the largest domain purchases to date, including Home.com, Autoparts.com, Stocks.com, Gadgets.com. Larry was a co-founder of SmartName.com, one of the first domain name parking... Read More →
avatar for Chris Leggatt

Chris Leggatt

Principle, Interritus Media
Chris Leggatt has been an active part of the domain name industry for the past 9 years, from his role as a domain consultant at Moniker to his role as an independent domain consultant and businessowner. His experience has taken him from domain acquisitions for the film community... Read More →
avatar for Christian Voss

Christian Voss

CMO, Sedo
CMO, SEDO | | In 2013, Christian Voss became the Director of Marketing and Public Relations at Sedo, the global leader in domain trading. Christian has more than twenty years of experience in digital and online marketing specializing in Search Engine Optimization and Domain Trade... Read More →


Sunday January 10, 2016 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Whoisology Room Montecristo 2, Tropicana Las Vegas Conference Center

4:00pm

Making Uniregistry bulk management work so you don’t have to
Learn how to manage your domain portfolio with Uniregistry's bulk management tools. From transfers to renewals, we make it easy with drag and drop ease. 

Speakers
avatar for Sevan Derderian

Sevan Derderian

VP of Registrar Sales, Uniregistry


Sunday January 10, 2016 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Uniregistry Market Room Montecristo 1, Tropicana Las Vegas Conference Center

4:00pm

Topic Table A: I have names to Sell
We will provide a subject matter expert on the listed topic - and we have fantastic volunteers (some of whom are industry legends and rockstars) who know the topic in their sleep and are glad to share tips, tricks, and techniques to help you elevate your mojo. Bring yourself and a healthy interest in the topics. Feel free to ask questions and engage in the discussion.
Topic Tables are located in the corner of the Networking Lane.

Topic Leaders
avatar for BRADEN POLLOCK

BRADEN POLLOCK

Founder & Owner, Legal Brand Marketing LLC
BRADEN POLLOCK | | Braden Pollock is a well-known domainer and serial entrepreneur who owns several companies, both online and off. Among his businesses is Legal Brand Marketing, LLC, (LegalBrandMarketing.com) which focuses primarily on lead generation for DUI attorneys as wel... Read More →

Sunday January 10, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
ASHTON 6 Second Floor, Club Tower

4:00pm

Topic Table B: Legal Matters and You
We will provide a subject matter expert on the listed topic - and we have fantastic volunteers (some of whom are industry legends and rockstars) who know the topic in their sleep and are glad to share tips, tricks, and techniques to help you elevate your mojo. Bring yourself and a healthy interest in the topics. Feel free to ask questions and engage in the discussion.
Topic Tables are located in the corner of the Networking Lane.

Topic Leaders
avatar for Steve Lieberman

Steve Lieberman

Attorney, Greenberg & Lieberman
Intellectual Property, Bicycling, Gadgets, Tech
avatar for Howard Neu

Howard Neu

President/CEO, THE DOMAIN CONFERENCE
Among the most-recognized faces of the domain industry, Howard Neu is the President of THE Domain Conference. Of course, anyone in the industry will remember Howard as one of the co-founders of the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. show, and his indefatigable work as the mild-mannered moderator of... Read More →

Sunday January 10, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Network Lane Room Pantages Rooms, Tropicana Las Vegas Conference Center

4:00pm

Topic Table C: Tools & Data
We will provide a subject matter expert on the listed topic - and we have fantastic volunteers (some of whom are industry legends and rockstars) who know the topic in their sleep and are glad to share tips, tricks, and techniques to help you elevate your mojo. Bring yourself and a healthy interest in the topics. Feel free to ask questions and engage in the discussion.
Topic Tables are located in the corner of the Networking Lane.

Topic Leaders
avatar for Samantha Frida

Samantha Frida

Data Evangelist, Dataprovider B.V.
Sam joined Dataprovider in October 2014, a Dutch company headquartered in Groningen. | | Sam started in the domain name industry 14 years ago as in-house Domain Name Attorney for Philips Electronics in NL. In 2004, she started her career in the US, working for registrars in the... Read More →
avatar for Sean Love

Sean Love

Moniker.COM
avatar for Daniel Ruzzini Mejia

Daniel Ruzzini Mejia

CSO, DomainsBot Srl
Daniel Ruzzini Mejia is the CSO of DomainsBot, which he co-founded in 1999. Daniel‘s focus is on building partnerships and guiding DomainsBot’s new business efforts. He has a technical background. He has been leading DomainsBot's focus on developing new products and services based... Read More →
avatar for BILL SWEETMAN

BILL SWEETMAN

President, Name Ninja, NAME NINJA的总裁
Domain name strategist Bill Sweetman is a successful and respected domain name industry business leader with extensive experience in the domain aftermarket (or secondary market) of premium domain names, including domain pricing, distribution, and sales. He has provided strategic domain... Read More →
avatar for David Warmuz

David Warmuz

CEO, Trellian / Above.com
David started investing in domain names in 1997.  Today, he is one of the largest portfolio owners in the world.With the launch of Above.com in 2008, David and his late brother Ren revolutionized the way that domain traffic was monetized.  From the beginning, Above's technology... Read More →

Sunday January 10, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
ASHTON 5 Second Floor, Club Tower

4:00pm

Topic Table D: New TLD Q&A
We will provide a subject matter expert on the listed topic - and we have fantastic volunteers (some of whom are industry legends and rockstars) who know the topic in their sleep and are glad to share tips, tricks, and techniques to help you elevate your mojo. Bring yourself and a healthy interest in the topics. Feel free to ask questions and engage in the discussion.
Topic Tables are located in the corner of the Networking Lane.

Topic Leaders
avatar for Crews Gore

Crews Gore

Global Sales Account Manager, InterNetX
avatar for Tony Kirsch

Tony Kirsch

Head of Professional Services, Neustar Inc.
Tony Kirsch | Head of Professional Services, Neustar Inc. | Dean - DNA University | | Tony leads the global Top-Level Domain advisory practice at Neustar, Inc. (NYSE:NSR), where he acts as advisor to some of the world’s most-recognised brands, entrepreneurs and governments... Read More →
avatar for Christa Taylor

Christa Taylor

CEO, dotTBA Inc.
Christa Taylor is passionate about new gTLDs and their impact on the internet, she has launched new gTLDs, supported over 50 new gTLDs applicants, ranging from small companies to some of the largest brands in the world, developed business strategies, marketing and promotional strategies... Read More →

Sunday January 10, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
ASHTON 4 Second Floor, Club Tower

5:00pm

Selling domains for a profit in the Chinese market
Learn how to navigate the Chinese domain market and make a profit selling your domains. 

Speakers
avatar for Ran Cui

Ran Cui

Domain Broker, DomainNameSales
Ran Cui is a member of the team at DomainNameSales (soon to be Uniregistry Market) that is dedicated to brokering domains with the Chinese market. Prior to joining DomainNameSales, Ran worked in marketing and procurement on a global scale for a variety of industries including... Read More →


Sunday January 10, 2016 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Uniregistry Market Room Montecristo 1, Tropicana Las Vegas Conference Center

5:00pm

DNA Registry/Registrar Ops Meeting
The Domain Name Association, (DNA) has a technical group called Registry Ops with regular meetings.  Join this group as they hold their group meeting live at NamesCon.


Sunday January 10, 2016 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Whoisology Room Montecristo 2, Tropicana Las Vegas Conference Center

5:00pm

Topic Table A: Working with a Broker
We will provide a subject matter expert on the listed topic - and we have fantastic volunteers (some of whom are industry legends and rockstars) who know the topic in their sleep and are glad to share tips, tricks, and techniques to help you elevate your mojo. Bring yourself and a healthy interest in the topics. Feel free to ask questions and engage in the discussion.
Topic Tables are located in the corner of the Networking Lane.

Topic Leaders
KF

Kevin Fink

Director of Domains, Flippa.com
avatar for Larry Fischer

Larry Fischer

GetYourDomain.Com
Larry Fischer is a domain expert who specializes in top-level generic domains. He has participated in some of the largest domain purchases to date, including Home.com, Autoparts.com, Stocks.com, Gadgets.com. Larry was a co-founder of SmartName.com, one of the first domain name parking... Read More →
avatar for BILL SWEETMAN

BILL SWEETMAN

President, Name Ninja, NAME NINJA的总裁
Domain name strategist Bill Sweetman is a successful and respected domain name industry business leader with extensive experience in the domain aftermarket (or secondary market) of premium domain names, including domain pricing, distribution, and sales. He has provided strategic domain... Read More →

Sunday January 10, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
ASHTON 4 Second Floor, Club Tower

5:00pm

Topic Table B: Understanding UDRP
We will provide a subject matter expert on the listed topic - and we have fantastic volunteers (some of whom are industry legends and rockstars) who know the topic in their sleep and are glad to share tips, tricks, and techniques to help you elevate your mojo. Bring yourself and a healthy interest in the topics. Feel free to ask questions and engage in the discussion.
Topic Tables are located in the corner of the Networking Lane.

Topic Leaders
avatar for Paul Keating

Paul Keating

Paul Keating has been a licensed attorney since 1983 . Until 2003 Paul was an equity partner in Carroll, Burdick & McDonough, a large 97-attorney firm with offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Walnut Creek and Riga Latvia. At CBM Paul was responsible for the firm’s... Read More →
avatar for Steve Lieberman

Steve Lieberman

Attorney, Greenberg & Lieberman
Intellectual Property, Bicycling, Gadgets, Tech
avatar for Marc Trachtenberg

Marc Trachtenberg

Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Marc H. Trachtenberg is a Shareholder in Greenberg Traurig’s Chicago Office. He focuses his practice in domain name, Internet, e-commerce, social media, marketing, advertising, promotions, trademark, copyright and privacy matters. Marc is counsel to the Brand Registry Group and... Read More →

Sunday January 10, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Network Lane Room Pantages Rooms, Tropicana Las Vegas Conference Center

5:00pm

Topic Table C: WordPress Q&A
We will provide a subject matter expert on the listed topic - and we have fantastic volunteers (some of whom are industry legends and rockstars) who know the topic in their sleep and are glad to share tips, tricks, and techniques to help you elevate your mojo. Bring yourself and a healthy interest in the topics. Feel free to ask questions and engage in the discussion.
Topic Tables are located in the corner of the Networking Lane.

Topic Leaders
avatar for Tony Gilharry

Tony Gilharry

Sales Engineer, WP Engine
Hi! | | I'm originally from San Diego and I'm passionate about technology and innovation. As a Solutions Engineer for WP Engine, my role is to assist the sales team with selling engineered systems and proactively smoothing out obstacles during integrations. | | What should... Read More →
avatar for Tiffany Marler

Tiffany Marler

Director of Web Design, LocalTek, LLC
Tiffany Marler is Director of Design and Operations for Localtek, she leads sales management as well as web design and social media marketing for the LocalTek customers. She is responsible for evaluation of tools and technologies that utilize Wordpress to cost effectively meet the... Read More →
avatar for Bruce Marler

Bruce Marler

Founder, LocalTek, LLC
Bruce is the Founder of Localtek and Vice President of Technical Sales at CafeX Communications, where he is responsible for global sales engineering and field strategy for their enterprise video collaboration solution. Bruce has 18 years of experience focused on both web and VoIP... Read More →

Sunday January 10, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
ASHTON 5 Second Floor, Club Tower

5:00pm

Topic Table D: Brandable Names
We will provide a subject matter expert on the listed topic - and we have fantastic volunteers (some of whom are industry legends and rockstars) who know the topic in their sleep and are glad to share tips, tricks, and techniques to help you elevate your mojo. Bring yourself and a healthy interest in the topics. Feel free to ask questions and engage in the discussion.
Topic Tables are located in the corner of the Networking Lane.

Topic Leaders
avatar for Angela St. Julien 

Angela St. Julien 

Founder, Brand.bar
Angela is the Founder and CEO of Dot Powered, LLC, the parent company to the boutique brandable domain marketplace Brand.bar, and host of the HappyHour Chats. | | Brand.bar started as a Facebook group for showcasing brandable domain names and has evolved into a boutique brandables... Read More →

Sunday January 10, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
ASHTON 6 Second Floor, Club Tower

8:00pm

Rightside Cocktail / Welcome to NamesCon 2016
Opening Reception hosted by Rightside and featuring DJ STATN

Sunday January 10, 2016 8:00pm - 11:00pm
-General- Tropicana Las Vegas Conference Center
 
Monday, January 11
 

8:00am

Conference Registration Desk Open
Speakers
avatar for Terri Potratz

Terri Potratz

Event Producer, NamesCon
Terri is the communications and event manager for NamesCon. She is an award-winning editor who brings years of experience from her news and publishing background to the NamesCon team.


Monday January 11, 2016 8:00am - 7:00pm
-General- Tropicana Las Vegas Conference Center

9:45am

Welcome to NamesCon 2016
Keynotes
avatar for Jothan Frakes

Jothan Frakes

Executive Director, TheDNA
Jothan Frakes, Executive Director of the Domain Name Association, works tirelessly to engage, educate and evangelize the use and value of domain names as critical Internet infrastructure. | He is also the co-founder of the MERGE.SHOW and CEO of ICANN-Accredited Registrar $$$ Private... Read More →


Monday January 11, 2016 9:45am - 9:50am
-Keynote Hall-

9:50am

Introduction Remarks: Jennifer Wolfe
Jennifer Wolfe

Keynotes
avatar for Jen Wolfe

Jen Wolfe

Founder & CEO, Dot Brand 360
Jen Wolfe is an entrepreneur, author, digital leader and global IP strategist. She has written a series of highly acclaimed books, Digital in the Boardroom, Brand Rewired and Domain Names Rewired, endorsed by senior executives from Microsoft, Procter & Gamble, General Electric, Warner... Read More →


Monday January 11, 2016 9:50am - 9:55am
-Keynote Hall-

10:00am

Power Panel : Top Brands and their TLD Strategy

Jennifer Wolfe assembles a panel of top, globally recognized brands to discuss their new TLD initiatives in this special plenary session.

Moderators
avatar for Jen Wolfe

Jen Wolfe

Founder & CEO, Dot Brand 360
Jen Wolfe is an entrepreneur, author, digital leader and global IP strategist. She has written a series of highly acclaimed books, Digital in the Boardroom, Brand Rewired and Domain Names Rewired, endorsed by senior executives from Microsoft, Procter & Gamble, General Electric, Warner... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Stacey King

Stacey King

Sr. Manager, Amazon Registry Services
CS

Cecilia Smith

Executive Director, Domain Names, Fox


Monday January 11, 2016 10:00am - 10:25am
-Keynote Hall-

10:00am

Exhibit Hall Open 10am - 6pm
Monday January 11, 2016 10:00am - 6:00pm
-General- Tropicana Las Vegas Conference Center

10:30am

Secrets of a multimillion dollar broker
Learn the tools and tricks to be a power domain broker.

Speakers
avatar for Wade Smith

Wade Smith

Senior Domain Broker, Uniregistry
Wade Smith is an expert in domain name brokerage. Currently, Wade is a Senior Broker at DomainNameSales (soon to be the Uniregistry Market), the industry leading domain marketplace and monetization platform on the net. | | Since joining DomainNameSales in August 2012, Wade has... Read More →


Monday January 11, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Uniregistry Market Room Montecristo 1, Tropicana Las Vegas Conference Center

10:30am

Black Belt Search-Fu - Marketing, Optimization, and You
Search is fundamental to the online experience, and it is a constant game of optimization and marketing to ensure that your brands, goods, products and services are reachable and ranking.

Learn about managing wild pandas, penguins, and other rabid codename animals and taming them for your business objectives.  

Pick up some tips, tricks, trends and traps from some of the brightest minds in the business.

Moderators
avatar for Christa Taylor

Christa Taylor

CEO, dotTBA Inc.
Christa Taylor is passionate about new gTLDs and their impact on the internet, she has launched new gTLDs, supported over 50 new gTLDs applicants, ranging from small companies to some of the largest brands in the world, developed business strategies, marketing and promotional strategies... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bill Hartzer

Bill Hartzer

Senior Strategist, Globe Runner
Twitter: @bhartzer | | Bill Hartzer is the Senior SEO Strategist at Globe Runner (www.globerunner.com). Bill is a frequent speaker and expert discussion panel participant at various search engine marketing and internet marketing conferences and events such as the Search Engine Strategies, SMX and th... Read More →
BM

Bill McClure

CEO, Coffee.Club
avatar for Michael Stricker

Michael Stricker

SEM Rush
Michael Stricker is an international speaker who markets the leading research tool for Competitive Intelligence as U.S. Marketing Director of SEMrush. Hundreds of digital marketing consultations and decades of agency experience have delivered millions of impressions to web-based... Read More →
avatar for Sean Tyson

Sean Tyson

Founder, Chief Strategy Officer, Quietly
Over the last 10 years Sean has led global marketing initiatives for an array of high-profile brands including Viacom, NBC Universal, Vespa and 7-Eleven. Prior to joining Quietly he was the Director of Strategy & Business Development at Invoke Media where he drove innovative thinking... Read More →


Monday January 11, 2016 10:30am - 11:35am
Whoisology Room Montecristo 2, Tropicana Las Vegas Conference Center

10:30am

Domainer Crystal Ball: What's the next big thing after the Chinese Domain Boom?
China - The market is amazing, and there is a flurry of registration and aftermarket activity. But what comes next? Join Bill Sweetman and some panelist guests to discuss the NEXT BIG THING.

Moderators
avatar for BILL SWEETMAN

BILL SWEETMAN

President, Name Ninja, NAME NINJA的总裁
Domain name strategist Bill Sweetman is a successful and respected domain name industry business leader with extensive experience in the domain aftermarket (or secondary market) of premium domain names, including domain pricing, distribution, and sales. He has provided strategic domain... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Joe Alagna

Joe Alagna

V.P. Channel Development, 101domain, Inc.
The domain name industry needs a narrative that clearly demonstrates domains as an important part of the advertising and media world. | | Bio: Joe is the V.P. of Channel Development for 101domain.com, an international domain name registrar specializing in cc and new generic... Read More →
avatar for Edmon Chung

Edmon Chung

CEO, DOTASIA ORGANISATION LTD


Monday January 11, 2016 10:30am - 11:35am
Session Room: ICA Stage

10:30am

Legendary Legal Tales at NamesCon, Year 3
Join well respected legal professionals in the domain name space as they describe some 'doozies' that defy all logic.

Moderators
avatar for Derek Newman

Derek Newman

Internet Lawyer, Newman Du Wors
Derek Newman is a domain-name lawyer with almost 20 years’ experience. He has advised registries and registrars in policy development, negotiated contracts with ICANN, and won cybersquatting lawsuits for both domainers and brands. Recently, Derek won a false-advertising case for... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for John Berryhill

John Berryhill

Attorney, John Berryhill, LLC
TC

Tim Cole

Independent, Self
avatar for Steve Lieberman

Steve Lieberman

Attorney, Greenberg & Lieberman
Intellectual Property, Bicycling, Gadgets, Tech


Monday January 11, 2016 10:30am - 11:35am
Session Room: Neustar/Registry Stage

11:40am

Adrian Kinderis, Chairman of TheDNA
Adrian Kinderis, Chairman of TheDNA, makes a brief announcement and introduces Keynote

Keynotes
avatar for Adrian Kinderis

Adrian Kinderis

VP, Corporate Development, Neustar


Monday January 11, 2016 11:40am - 11:45am
-Keynote Hall-

11:45am

Frank Schilling Keynote Address
Keynotes
avatar for Frank Schilling

Frank Schilling

Chief Executive Officer, Uniregistry
Frank Schilling is synonymous with the words "foresight" and "innovation." He is an experienced entrepreneur, technology business leader, and an active 12-year participant in the domain namespace. The chief visionary behind Uniregistry, it is Frank’s passion that attracted and rallied... Read More →


Monday January 11, 2016 11:45am - 12:35pm
-Keynote Hall-

12:35pm

Lunch Break
Lunch is not included with NamesCon admission, but there are great dining options both on and off site. Enjoy any of the great dining establishments at the Tropicana or nearby hotels and casinos.

Monday January 11, 2016 12:35pm - 1:00pm
-General- Tropicana Las Vegas Conference Center

1:00pm

Meet Uniregistry
Come meet the Uniregistry team, from our Founder and CEO to our dream team of domain experts, engineers and brokers.  

Monday January 11, 2016 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Uniregistry Market Room Montecristo 1, Tropicana Las Vegas Conference Center

1:00pm

2015 Domain Legal Developments in the Industry and Practical Takeaways
2015 was a landmark year, again, for legal developments in the domain world. Hear from top legal professionals about how it effects YOU.

Moderators
avatar for Derek Newman

Derek Newman

Internet Lawyer, Newman Du Wors
Derek Newman is a domain-name lawyer with almost 20 years’ experience. He has advised registries and registrars in policy development, negotiated contracts with ICANN, and won cybersquatting lawsuits for both domainers and brands. Recently, Derek won a false-advertising case for... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nat Cohen

Nat Cohen

President, Telepathy Inc.
Nat is a long-time domain investor, ICA board member, and member of ICANN's business constituency.
avatar for Zak Muscovitch

Zak Muscovitch

Lawyer, DNattorney.com
Zak Muscovitch is the principal of The Muscovitch Law Firm which operates DNattorney.com. Zak has practiced international domain name law since 1999.Zak represents parties in domain name leasing transactions and has completed leasing arrangements for domain names valued in the millions... Read More →
avatar for David Weslow

David Weslow

Partner, Wiley Rein LLP
David Weslow is a partner with the law firm of Wiley Rein LLP. For fifteen years, he has focused his law practice on litigation and transactions involving domain names, trademarks, copyrights, and related product and service development and distribution issues. A former software and... Read More →


Monday January 11, 2016 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Session Room: ICA Stage

1:00pm

Brandable names. What are they? What is the market.

Brandable domains - the killer name or category killer. What defines a brandable domain?

Moderators
avatar for BILL SWEETMAN

BILL SWEETMAN

President, Name Ninja, NAME NINJA的总裁
Domain name strategist Bill Sweetman is a successful and respected domain name industry business leader with extensive experience in the domain aftermarket (or secondary market) of premium domain names, including domain pricing, distribution, and sales. He has provided strategic domain... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Margot Bushnaq

Margot Bushnaq

Founder, BrandBucket
I am a mother of three and a co-founder of a software incubator in Los Angeles, California. My domain marketplace, BrandBucket, was built out of the frustration as an entrepreneur of not having a straightforward, well-designed singular place where I could find domains for my new products... Read More →
avatar for Michael Navarini

Michael Navarini

Partner, Namerific.com
avatar for Michael Rader

Michael Rader

Founder, Brandroot
I run Brandroot.com, a brandable domain name marketplace. I have been in the domaining/Internet business for about a decade. I live on the Big Island of Hawaii with my wife and first child on the way. Ask me about selling your brandable domains! I don't bite (unless you bite first... Read More →


Monday January 11, 2016 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Session Room: Neustar/Registry Stage

1:25pm

Nat Cohen, ICA
Nat Cohen takes 5 minutes to explain the Internet Commerce Association (ICA) and the important work they do.

Keynotes
avatar for Nat Cohen

Nat Cohen

President, Telepathy Inc.
Nat is a long-time domain investor, ICA board member, and member of ICANN's business constituency.


Monday January 11, 2016 1:25pm - 1:30pm
-Keynote Hall-

1:30pm

Elliot Noss Keynote Address
Elliot Noss, CEO of Tucows

Keynotes
avatar for Elliot Noss

Elliot Noss

CEO, Ting
Elliot is CEO of Tucows. For nearly twenty years, Elliot has loved and championed the Internet as the greatest agent of positive change the world has ever seen. Through his role at Tucows, his involvement in ICANN and his personal efforts, he has lobbied, agitated and educated to... Read More →


Monday January 11, 2016 1:30pm - 1:40pm
-Keynote Hall-

1:40pm

Solomon Amoako Keynote Address
Solomon Amoako, CSO of Sedo

Keynotes
avatar for Solomon Amoako

Solomon Amoako

Chief Sales Officer, Sedo.com
Solomon Amoako is Chief Sales Officer (CSO) at Sedo in the Boston offices. Solomon is tasked with managing all sales activities out of the Sedo North American headquarters. Solomon has extensive domain industry and sales experience. Prior to starting at Sedo, he served as Vice President... Read More →


Monday January 11, 2016 1:40pm - 1:55pm
-Keynote Hall-

2:00pm

Right of the Dot Domain Name Auction at NamesCon
NamesCon 2016 Live and Online Domain Name Auction Hosted by RightOfTheDot and NameJet

IMPORTANT LINKS:   VIEW AUCTION   REGISTER TO PARTICIPATE

RightOfTheDot and NameJet have partnered on the premium domain name auction occurring online on NameJet.com in conjunction with the LIVE AUCTION to be held at NamesCon on January 11, 2016, at 2 PM Pacific Time. This is sure to be one of the most exciting domain events of the year!

The auctions will feature some of the best .COM and new gTLD names available anywhere, including:

AT.COM - FW.COM - BY.COM - WI.COM
380.COM - 562.COM - 397.COM
EGF.COM  - DEGREES.COM
GENETICS.COM
LABS.COM
LAWN.COM
TUSCANY.COM
OAH.COM
DOMAINTRADERS.COM

88.XYZ
ANSWERS.XYZ
NIGHT.CLUB
WEB.HOSTING
STRIP.CLUB
STOCK.PHOTO
JET.SKI
RIVERBOAT.CRUISES
ELECTRIC.GUITARS
WATERFRONT.PROPERTY

There are 400+ names in the auction, with approximately 125 to be offered at the live auction at NamesCon on January 11, 2016 at 2 PM PST, and many will be priced at no or low reserve!

HERE ARE SOME VERY IMPORTANT DETAILS ABOUT THE AUCTIONS AND HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

You can bid RIGHT NOW on the domains on the NameJet website. The auctions are already in active public auction status and will remain so until they close completely. Therefore, any bids placed will automatically be the next highest bid.

RightOfTheDot will conduct the live auction for about 125 of the domains on January 11, 2016 at 2:00 PM PST at NamesCon at the New Tropicana Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. Shortly before the live auction begins, the “live auction domains” will be moved from the NameJet website to the live auction website, which is a different platform.

To participate in the live auction you may do so IN-PERSON at the NamesCon Domain Conference, or you ca

Moderators
avatar for Michael Berkens

Michael Berkens

President, Worldwide Media, inc.
President of Worldwide Media, Inc, which owns around 80,000 domain names, we are the publisher of TheDomains.com, and I am a Director of RightoftheDot.com and appear weekly on DomainSherpa.com
avatar for Monte Cahn

Monte Cahn

President / Director, RightOfTheDot, LLC
Monte Cahn is Co-Founder and President of Right of the Dot, LLC, a licensed business & domain auction company, Internet consulting and advisement firm specializing in new and existing TLD strategy, Contention Resolution Services, board advisement, premium domain and market positioning... Read More →

Monday January 11, 2016 2:00pm - 7:00pm
-Keynote Hall-

9:30pm

Uniregistry presents the After Hours Party @Hakkasan
hakkasan
 NamesCon Conference Badge Required for Admission
Open to all NamesCon Badge Holders, Courtesy of Uniregistry

Hakkasan Nightclub, MGM Grand,
9:30PM, January 11, 2016

[Located Across the walkway from the Tropicana]

The first drinks are on us, the DJs are on form, the people are awesome, and the location to die for (please don't, though). 

Domaining, dancing, & drinking - what could possibly go right? Join us for a night you'll not likely forget, though we won't blame you if you do. It wouldn't be a party without U. 

Warmest regards,
Uniregistry


Monday January 11, 2016 9:30pm - Tuesday January 12, 2016 12:00am
-General- Tropicana Las Vegas Conference Center
 
Tuesday, January 12
 

8:00am

Conference Registration Desk Open
Moderators
avatar for Terri Potratz

Terri Potratz

Event Producer, NamesCon
Terri is the communications and event manager for NamesCon. She is an award-winning editor who brings years of experience from her news and publishing background to the NamesCon team.

Tuesday January 12, 2016 8:00am - 7:00pm
-General- Tropicana Las Vegas Conference Center

9:45am

Morning Introductions : The Day Ahead
Keynotes
avatar for Jothan Frakes

Jothan Frakes

Executive Director, TheDNA
Jothan Frakes, Executive Director of the Domain Name Association, works tirelessly to engage, educate and evangelize the use and value of domain names as critical Internet infrastructure. | He is also the co-founder of the MERGE.SHOW and CEO of ICANN-Accredited Registrar $$$ Private... Read More →


Tuesday January 12, 2016 9:45am - 9:55am
-Keynote Hall-

9:55am

.CLUB : A winning 'All-in' strategy
Collin Campbell, CEO of .CLUB talks about the 'All in" strategy they used to launch the highly succesful .CLUB Top Level Domain

Keynotes
avatar for Colin Campbell

Colin Campbell

CEO, DotClub


Tuesday January 12, 2016 9:55am - 10:00am
-Keynote Hall-

10:00am

A Fireside Chat with Akram Atallah and Derek Newman
Join Derek Newman as he interviews Akram Atallah, President of the Global Domains Division at ICANN

Moderators
avatar for Derek Newman

Derek Newman

Internet Lawyer, Newman Du Wors
Derek Newman is a domain-name lawyer with almost 20 years’ experience. He has advised registries and registrars in policy development, negotiated contracts with ICANN, and won cybersquatting lawsuits for both domainers and brands. Recently, Derek won a false-advertising case for... Read More →

Keynotes
avatar for Akram Atallah

Akram Atallah

President, GDD, ICANN


Tuesday January 12, 2016 10:00am - 10:25am
-Keynote Hall-

10:00am

Exhibit Hall Open 10am - 6pm
Moderators
avatar for Terri Potratz

Terri Potratz

Event Producer, NamesCon
Terri is the communications and event manager for NamesCon. She is an award-winning editor who brings years of experience from her news and publishing background to the NamesCon team.

Tuesday January 12, 2016 10:00am - 6:00pm
-General- Tropicana Las Vegas Conference Center

10:25am

Marc Trachtenberg Keynote Address
TBA

Keynotes
avatar for Marc Trachtenberg

Marc Trachtenberg

Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Marc H. Trachtenberg is a Shareholder in Greenberg Traurig’s Chicago Office. He focuses his practice in domain name, Internet, e-commerce, social media, marketing, advertising, promotions, trademark, copyright and privacy matters. Marc is counsel to the Brand Registry Group and... Read More →


Tuesday January 12, 2016 10:25am - 10:35am
-Keynote Hall-

10:35am

DNA University with Tony Kirsch
2016 - Predictions from some of the industry's most prominent experts.

The Domain Name Association's education arm - The DNA University - is responsible for providing highly informative insights that assist members with their businesses and help to promote the benefits of the domain name industry to the wider public.

In this live and interactive session, the DNA University's 'Dean' (Tony Kirsch - Head of Professional Services, Neustar Inc.) will moderate a panel of industry experts who will share their thoughts on what 2016 has in store for the industry and discuss insights on how industry participants can be best prepared to avoid the pitfalls and maximise our successes during one what is likely to be a pivotal year in the domain name space.

Join us for this interactive session as we lift the lid on the industry for all to see where opportunities will lie in 2016. 



Session:[121]

Keynotes
avatar for Tony Kirsch

Tony Kirsch

Head of Professional Services, Neustar Inc.
Tony Kirsch | Head of Professional Services, Neustar Inc. | Dean - DNA University | | Tony leads the global Top-Level Domain advisory practice at Neustar, Inc. (NYSE:NSR), where he acts as advisor to some of the world’s most-recognised brands, entrepreneurs and governments... Read More →



Tuesday January 12, 2016 10:35am - 11:40am
-Keynote Hall-

11:45am

'ICA LIVE' PART 1 - 'Do Domainers Have Any Rights Left?'
ICA, the only trade association dedicated to protecting the rights and interests of of domain owners and investors, is celebrating its 10th Anniversary with a two-part live NamesCon session that's open to the public.

In part one, ICA Counsel Phil Corwin will discuss the topic: "Do Domainers Have Any Rights Left?" Find out why terrible UDRP decisions like Camilla.com are a major threat to domainers and learn what the ICA is doing to protect you and your valuable domains.

During this session you'll also hear about major ICA accomplishments on behalf of the domain investor community and meet the ICA Board and team. There will also be a fantastic door prize but you must be in attendance to win.

Moderators
avatar for BILL SWEETMAN

BILL SWEETMAN

President, Name Ninja, NAME NINJA的总裁
Domain name strategist Bill Sweetman is a successful and respected domain name industry business leader with extensive experience in the domain aftermarket (or secondary market) of premium domain names, including domain pricing, distribution, and sales. He has provided strategic domain... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nat Cohen

Nat Cohen

President, Telepathy Inc.
Nat is a long-time domain investor, ICA board member, and member of ICANN's business constituency.
avatar for Phil Corwin

Phil Corwin

Counsel, Internet Commerce Association
Philip S. Corwin is Founding Principal of the Virtualaw LLC cyberlaw policy consultancy, as well as Of Counsel to the law firm of Greenberg & Lieberman. He currently serves as an elected representative of ICANN’s Business Constituency (BC) on the GNSO Council, which makes policy... Read More →
avatar for Daniel  Law

Daniel Law

General Manager, DomainSponsor
Daniel is one of the foremost veterans of the domain monetization sector, having held various executive positions in the industry since 2003. | | As Director of International Operations at Sedo GmbH, Daniel built his department into a core profit center, responsible for 53% of the... Read More →
KS

Kamila Sekiewicz

Operations Manager, ICA


Tuesday January 12, 2016 11:45am - 12:15pm
Session Room: ICA Stage

11:45am

Primer for the Latin American Market
(Please note: Times and Durations are likely to change)
Understand how to enter into doing business with the Latin American Market - meet our panel from Latin America, the Caribbean, and South America
Session:[122]

Moderators
avatar for BRADEN POLLOCK

BRADEN POLLOCK

Founder & Owner, Legal Brand Marketing LLC
BRADEN POLLOCK | | Braden Pollock is a well-known domainer and serial entrepreneur who owns several companies, both online and off. Among his businesses is Legal Brand Marketing, LLC, (LegalBrandMarketing.com) which focuses primarily on lead generation for DUI attorneys as wel... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jochen Kieler

Jochen Kieler

CBDO, Key-Systems, GmBH
avatar for Rubens Kuhl

Rubens Kuhl

Product Marketing Manager, NIC.br
.br, .rio, .bom and .final , or Brazil in general.
avatar for Alfredo Pinochet

Alfredo Pinochet

LatinTLD, President
Alfredo Pinochet is President of LatinTLD, a Registrar/Agent that focuses on the registration and management of domain name portfolios all across Latin America. | | Alfredo has been related to the domain name industry since 2001. He later founded LatinTLD with Natalia Viera in... Read More →


Tuesday January 12, 2016 11:45am - 12:15pm
Session Room: Neustar/Registry Stage

11:45am

Uncovering the new Uniregistry Market
Learn about our newest innovation, the Uniregistry Market. We’re not giving away any secrets, so you’ll have to be there to learn more.

Speakers
avatar for Darren Cornwell

Darren Cornwell

Director of Products, Uniregistry
avatar for Jeffrey M. Gabriel

Jeffrey M. Gabriel

VP of Sales, Domain Name Sales
Jeffrey M. Gabriel is an expert in domain and website brokerage. Currently, Jeffrey is the Vice President of Sales at DomainNameSales (soon to be the Uniregistry Market), the industry leading domain marketplace and monetization platform on the net. | | In his three years with DomainNameSales... Read More →
avatar for John Smrekar

John Smrekar

VP of Product, Uniregistry


Tuesday January 12, 2016 11:45am - 12:45pm
Uniregistry Market Room Montecristo 1, Tropicana Las Vegas Conference Center

11:45am

MasterClass : China Boot Camp for Registries
China Boot Camp for Registries is Allegravita's latest China masterclass for anyone interested in how domain registries can best operate in China. Covering Chinese retail domain market dynamics, regulatory environment, sales and marketing strategies, attendees will enjoy insights from Allegravita's CEO Simon Cousins and China Practice Head Raymond Li, with special expert guests.

Speakers
avatar for Simon Cousins

Simon Cousins

CEO, Allegravita
Simon Cousins (夏明) is a co-founder and CEO at Allegravita, a boutique PR and strategic communications agency in Beijing, Hong Kong, New York City and Los Angeles. In addition to his group leadership duties, he serves as creative director.  | | An Australian national, Simon has... Read More →
avatar for Raymond Li

Raymond Li

China Partner and CTO, Allegravita
李睿是朔光公关的首席技术官以及中国事务经理。李先生自2005... Read More →


Tuesday January 12, 2016 11:45am - 12:50pm
Whoisology Room Montecristo 2, Tropicana Las Vegas Conference Center

12:20pm

'ICA LIVE' PART 2 - 'Protecting Your Domains from New Hijacking Threats'
ICA, the only trade association dedicated to protecting the rights and interests of of domain owners and investors, is celebrating its 10th Anniversary with a two-part live NamesCon session that's open to the public.

In part two, ICA Counsel Phil Corwin will discuss the topic: "Protecting Your Domains from New Hijacking Threats" If you think the Camilla.com UDRP was unfair, wait until you hear about some of the rights protection reforms that may be coming. Here's what you need to know and what the ICA is doing to protect you and your valuable domains.

During this session you'll also hear about major ICA accomplishments on behalf of the domain investor community and meet the ICA Board and team. There will also be a fantastic door prize but you must be in attendance to win.  

Moderators
avatar for BILL SWEETMAN

BILL SWEETMAN

President, Name Ninja, NAME NINJA的总裁
Domain name strategist Bill Sweetman is a successful and respected domain name industry business leader with extensive experience in the domain aftermarket (or secondary market) of premium domain names, including domain pricing, distribution, and sales. He has provided strategic domain... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nat Cohen

Nat Cohen

President, Telepathy Inc.
Nat is a long-time domain investor, ICA board member, and member of ICANN's business constituency.
avatar for Phil Corwin

Phil Corwin

Counsel, Internet Commerce Association
Philip S. Corwin is Founding Principal of the Virtualaw LLC cyberlaw policy consultancy, as well as Of Counsel to the law firm of Greenberg & Lieberman. He currently serves as an elected representative of ICANN’s Business Constituency (BC) on the GNSO Council, which makes policy... Read More →
avatar for Daniel  Law

Daniel Law

General Manager, DomainSponsor
Daniel is one of the foremost veterans of the domain monetization sector, having held various executive positions in the industry since 2003. | | As Director of International Operations at Sedo GmbH, Daniel built his department into a core profit center, responsible for 53% of the... Read More →
KS

Kamila Sekiewicz

Operations Manager, ICA


Tuesday January 12, 2016 12:20pm - 12:50pm
Session Room: ICA Stage

12:20pm

Startup Success Stories and Domains
Morgan Linton is well known in the domain industry, with his Fashion Metric line and investment from Mark Cuban. Hear from Morgan about startup do's and don'ts and some of the primary contributors to the success that Fashion Metric is seeing.

Bill Karamouzis has been an entrepreneur for his entire career and will go over the nuts and bolts of startup inception, product validation, market fit, scaling and eventually exit strategies. Bill will cover how to leverage great domains in an increasingly mobile app world for maximum value. 

Moderators
avatar for BRADEN POLLOCK

BRADEN POLLOCK

Founder & Owner, Legal Brand Marketing LLC
BRADEN POLLOCK | | Braden Pollock is a well-known domainer and serial entrepreneur who owns several companies, both online and off. Among his businesses is Legal Brand Marketing, LLC, (LegalBrandMarketing.com) which focuses primarily on lead generation for DUI attorneys as wel... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bill Karamouzis

Bill Karamouzis

Founder / CEO, TeachMe Inc
Bill conceptualized and launched what became one of the largest media entertainment networks in Canada resulting in the sale of 3 businesses over a 15-year period. | | Currently, Bill is CEO of TeachMe, a developer of advanced educational games and apps. TeachMe reaches over... Read More →
avatar for Morgan Linton

Morgan Linton

Co-founder, Fashion Metric Inc.
Morgan is the co-founder & COO of Fashion Metric, an Austin-based SaaS startup that builds math and machine learning technologies to personalize the customer experience online and in physical stores. Morgan started his career as an early employee at digital music startup Sonos where... Read More →


Tuesday January 12, 2016 12:20pm - 12:50pm
Session Room: Neustar/Registry Stage

12:50pm

Lunch Break
Lunchtime Break - Lunch is not included with NamesCon admission, but there are great dining options both on and off site. Enjoy any of the great dining establishments at the Tropicana or nearby hotels and casinos.

Tuesday January 12, 2016 12:50pm - 1:40pm
-General- Tropicana Las Vegas Conference Center

1:40pm

5 minutes : Stephane Van Gelder and the ICANN NomCom
As part of ICANN's outreach to enrich greater participation, Stephane Van Gelder, Chair of the ICANN NomCom, will explain the best ways to participate in ICANN - via Nominating Committee.

Keynotes
avatar for Stephane Van Gelder

Stephane Van Gelder

Chair, ICANN NomCom, ICANN


Tuesday January 12, 2016 1:40pm - 1:45pm
-Keynote Hall-

1:45pm

Brian Cute Keynote Address
Brian Cute, CEO of Public Interest Registry, operators of .ORG

Keynotes
avatar for Brian Cute

Brian Cute

CEO & President, Public Interest Registry
Brian Cute – CEO Brian assumed this leadership position as CEO of Public Interest Registry in 2011, backed by more than 13 years of experience in the Internet and communications industry. | | Prior to joining Public Interest Registry, Mr. Cute served as Vice President of discovery... Read More →


Tuesday January 12, 2016 1:45pm - 2:10pm
-Keynote Hall-

2:15pm

Selling domains for a profit in the Chinese market 
Learn how to navigate the Chinese domain market and make a profit selling your domains. 

Speakers
avatar for Ran Cui

Ran Cui

Domain Broker, DomainNameSales
Ran Cui is a member of the team at DomainNameSales (soon to be Uniregistry Market) that is dedicated to brokering domains with the Chinese market. Prior to joining DomainNameSales, Ran worked in marketing and procurement on a global scale for a variety of industries including... Read More →


Tuesday January 12, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Uniregistry Market Room Montecristo 1, Tropicana Las Vegas Conference Center

2:15pm

Startup Accelerators : Rocket Fuels or Toxic Tools
Startup Accellerators can provide a network of angels for your startup, and help it launch and thrive. They can also slow or constrain growth or narrow your global options. Join Morgan Linton as he describes how Startup Accellerators can either hurt, help, or both.

Speakers
avatar for Morgan Linton

Morgan Linton

Co-founder, Fashion Metric Inc.
Morgan is the co-founder & COO of Fashion Metric, an Austin-based SaaS startup that builds math and machine learning technologies to personalize the customer experience online and in physical stores. Morgan started his career as an early employee at digital music startup Sonos where... Read More →


Tuesday January 12, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Whoisology Room Montecristo 2, Tropicana Las Vegas Conference Center

2:15pm

Beyond Blogging: How to Manage Hundreds of WordPress Sites with Dedicated Hosting
This session will establish a basic foundation of WordPress best practices for scaling, securing, and managing your content beyond the front-end basics. We’ll also provide advanced insights on key pitfalls to look out for. Get a breakdown of the total cost of ownership for hosting your own site, as well as learn about how a dedicated hosting platform can help speed up your workflow to drive revenue. This session is welcome to all levels of WordPress users.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Gilharry

Tony Gilharry

Sales Engineer, WP Engine
Hi! | | I'm originally from San Diego and I'm passionate about technology and innovation. As a Solutions Engineer for WP Engine, my role is to assist the sales team with selling engineered systems and proactively smoothing out obstacles during integrations. | | What should... Read More →


Tuesday January 12, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Session Room: Neustar/Registry Stage

2:15pm

GoDaddy: Developments in the Law of Domains
We will be discussing recent updates in domain law, especially as they relate to the use of trademarks in domain names.  Our discussion will focus primarily on the recent landmark case AMPAS v. GoDaddy.  The discussion will also touch on the 9th Circuit’s decision in Petronas v. GoDaddy, and will give some thought to future areas of litigation; e.g., private registration.

Potential Questions:

1.       As a registrant, am I now safe to register domains with trademarks?

2.       Why is GoDaddy involved in so many of these cases?



Moderators
avatar for Paul Nicks

Paul Nicks

Sr Director, Aftermarket, GoDaddy
Paul is responsible for Go Daddy‘s aftermarket division. He sets the strategic direction for the product, sales, and support teams that are key to GoDaddy’s focus on domainers. Paul joined the company in 2007 as a lead developer for domain name parking services and later was promoted... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nicholas Beizer

Nicholas Beizer

VP & Deputy General Counsel, GoDaddy
Nick Beizer’s docket touches on all aspects of domains, and he has been deeply involved in landmark litigation regarding how domains continue to be monetized.  Prior to GoDaddy, Mr. Beizer worked at Network Solutions, and he has been active in the “law of the Internet” for... Read More →
avatar for John Berryhill

John Berryhill

Attorney, John Berryhill, LLC
avatar for Phil Corwin

Phil Corwin

Counsel, Internet Commerce Association
Philip S. Corwin is Founding Principal of the Virtualaw LLC cyberlaw policy consultancy, as well as Of Counsel to the law firm of Greenberg & Lieberman. He currently serves as an elected representative of ICANN’s Business Constituency (BC) on the GNSO Council, which makes policy... Read More →
avatar for Aaron M. McKown

Aaron M. McKown

Partner, Ring Bender McKown & Castillo
Aaron’s practice focuses on the resolution of business disputes with an emphasis on Internet | and domain related claims.  Aaron was lead counsel for GoDaddy in the AMPAS v. GoDaddy  | case and has represented various clients, including GoDaddy, in state and federal courts... Read More →


Tuesday January 12, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Session Room: ICA Stage

3:00pm

Donuts .WINE/.VIN Bar (3pm-6pm)
Tuesday January 12, 2016 3:00pm - 6:00pm
-General- Tropicana Las Vegas Conference Center

3:20pm

Building a registrar in the new era 
Learn what it takes to build a registrar in the new domain landscape from our Director of Registrar Operations. 

Speakers
avatar for Michael Ward

Michael Ward

Director of Registrar Operations, Uniregistry
Michael Ward is the Director of Registrar Operations at Uniregistry.com where he manages the day-to-day operations. Uniregistry is at the forefront of the domain name space creating the most advanced domain name management, buying and selling tools available. Michael has 13 years... Read More →


Tuesday January 12, 2016 3:20pm - 4:20pm
Uniregistry Market Room Montecristo 1, Tropicana Las Vegas Conference Center

3:20pm

MasterClass : China Boot Camp for Domainers
China Boot Camp for Domainers is Allegravita's latest China masterclass for anyone interested in how domain name investment works in China. Covering a very popular training on Chinese cultural and linguistic influences on the value of domains in China, as well as the main players and recent developments, attendees will enjoy insights from Allegravita's CEO Simon Cousins and China Practice Head Raymond Li, with special expert guests.

Speakers
avatar for Simon Cousins

Simon Cousins

CEO, Allegravita
Simon Cousins (夏明) is a co-founder and CEO at Allegravita, a boutique PR and strategic communications agency in Beijing, Hong Kong, New York City and Los Angeles. In addition to his group leadership duties, he serves as creative director.  | | An Australian national, Simon has... Read More →
avatar for Raymond Li

Raymond Li

China Partner and CTO, Allegravita
李睿是朔光公关的首席技术官以及中国事务经理。李先生自2005... Read More →


Tuesday January 12, 2016 3:20pm - 4:20pm
Whoisology Room Montecristo 2, Tropicana Las Vegas Conference Center

3:20pm

DOMAIN SHERPA LIVE!
Join the energetic and animated Michael Cyger as he leads a DomainSherpa Live for the audience.

Submit domains for live review using the "Participate" button.

Moderators
avatar for Michael Cyger

Michael Cyger

Publisher, DomainSherpa.com
Michael Cyger is the publisher and founder of DomainSherpa.com, an educational media company that helps successful entrepreneurs and investors share in-depth knowledge about the domain name industry. Michael is an entrepreneur, investor, speaker and author. In 2000, he founded a media company focused on helping corporations improve business... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Shane Cultra

Shane Cultra

Owner, DomainShane.com
One of founders of Domain Shane and Accidental Domainer at DSAD.com. Along with Al Gore was one of the first to make domain investors aware of Chinese investment in numeric and short domains. Specializes in the Domain Name Aftermarket. Has been a domain investor since 1999 and... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Rosener

Andrew Rosener

CEO, MediaOptions.com
Domain Broker, Domain Investment, Domain Acquisitions
avatar for Frank Schilling

Frank Schilling

Chief Executive Officer, Uniregistry
Frank Schilling is synonymous with the words "foresight" and "innovation." He is an experienced entrepreneur, technology business leader, and an active 12-year participant in the domain namespace. The chief visionary behind Uniregistry, it is Frank’s passion that attracted and rallied... Read More →


Tuesday January 12, 2016 3:20pm - 4:20pm
Session Room: Neustar/Registry Stage

3:20pm

European Market Perspectives
Executives from .NL, .AT, .BERLIN registries, and Registrars United Domains and Key-Systems describe the state of the domain name industry in Europe

Moderators
avatar for Derek Newman

Derek Newman

Internet Lawyer, Newman Du Wors
Derek Newman is a domain-name lawyer with almost 20 years’ experience. He has advised registries and registrars in policy development, negotiated contracts with ICANN, and won cybersquatting lawsuits for both domainers and brands. Recently, Derek won a false-advertising case for... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jochen Kieler

Jochen Kieler

CBDO, Key-Systems, GmBH
avatar for Roelof Miejer

Roelof Miejer

CEO, SIDN
avatar for Katrin Ohlmer

Katrin Ohlmer

CMO, dotBERLIN GmbH & Co. KG
Katrin Ohlmer is CMO of dotBERLIN and became involved in the .berlin top-level domain initiative in 2005. She is also CEO of DOTZON, the consulting company which serves Geo, Brand and Generic TLD clients. She works within the ICANN framework of policies and procedures, including several... Read More →
avatar for Tobias Sattler

Tobias Sattler

CIO, united-domains AG
Tobias Sattler is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of united-domains AG and a volunteer at Mozilla Foundation. He represents united-domains at quite a number of international conferences as a speaker and a panelist. Other than that Tobias is participating in ICANN working groups... Read More →
avatar for Richard Wein

Richard Wein

CEO, nic.at GmbH


Tuesday January 12, 2016 3:20pm - 4:20pm
Session Room: ICA Stage

4:25pm

A Fireside Chat with Paul Stahura and Ron Jackson
Join Ron Jackson, Editor in Chief of DNJournal as he interviews Donuts Co-Founder and Industry Legend Paul Stahura live in a fireside chat.

Moderators
avatar for Ron Jackson

Ron Jackson

Editor, DNJournal.com
Ron Jackson is a professional journalist and former TV reporter who founded the domain industry's first and foremost trade publication, Domain Name Journal, at DNJournal.com on New Year's Day 2003. Under his guidance as Editor and Publisher in the more than 15 years since then, DNJournal... Read More →

Keynotes
avatar for Paul Stahura

Paul Stahura

Co-Founder & CEO, Donuts Inc.
Paul Stahura has been a technology entrepreneur for decades. He founded domain name registrar eNom in his garage in 1997 with little capital and during a time when the industry was dominated by a single combined registrar and registry. In less than 10 years, the company became the... Read More →


Tuesday January 12, 2016 4:25pm - 4:50pm
-Keynote Hall-

4:55pm

DNA: Increasing Domain Value Through Self-Regulation
Join the Domain Name Association (DNA) and other industry participants as they describe their plans for a healthy domain environment that minimizes abuse through industry-led initiatives, to the benefit of all members of the domain community including registries, registrars, and, foremost, registrants who rely on a safe, secure and abuse-free namespace.  
Session:[128]

Moderators
avatar for Mason Cole

Mason Cole

VP Communications & Industry Relations, Donuts Inc.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie  Duchesneau

Stephanie Duchesneau

Domains Policy/Compliance, Google
Stephanie manages policy and compliance for Google’s Domains Team. She serves as Google’s primary contact with ICANN, driving company positions on topics including WHOIS and the New gTLD Program. Before joining Google, she worked as a policy manager at Neustar, where she was involved... Read More →
avatar for Statton Hammock

Statton Hammock

V.P. Business & Legal Affairs, Rightside


Tuesday January 12, 2016 4:55pm - 5:45pm
Session Room: ICA Stage

4:55pm

Successful Marketing of new TLDs
Successful Marketing Campaigns with New gTLDS - hear about the promise, opportunity, transformation and innovation in these new domain extensions from the registries. 
Session:[127]

Moderators
avatar for Christa Taylor

Christa Taylor

CEO, dotTBA Inc.
Christa Taylor is passionate about new gTLDs and their impact on the internet, she has launched new gTLDs, supported over 50 new gTLDs applicants, ranging from small companies to some of the largest brands in the world, developed business strategies, marketing and promotional strategies... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Fessenden

Amanda Fessenden

Director of Registry Business Operations, Uniregistry
avatar for Neha Naik

Neha Naik

Director - Channel Partnerships, Radix
Neha Naik has over 10 years of experience in the domain name industry working with Registrars and Web hosts across the globe. | | In her current role, Neha heads the Channel Management team for Radix – the Registry operator for new gTLDs like .website, .online, .site, .tech... Read More →
avatar for Jeanette Söderlund Sause

Jeanette Söderlund Sause

Vice President, Industry Relations & Marketing, Dot GLOBAL



Tuesday January 12, 2016 4:55pm - 5:45pm
Session Room: Neustar/Registry Stage

4:55pm

MasterClass : Teams Spanning Cultures
As domain businesses grow, the need to curate and manage a global team is becoming more common. Join Kelly Hardy and a panel of globally and culturally diverse teams for tips on how to manage and thrive when your team is spread across the world.   

Moderators
avatar for Kelly Hardy

Kelly Hardy

.ME’s Director of Business Development, North America, .me
"Kelly Hardy is a domain industry consultant specializing in gTLD/ ccTLD registries, registrars and internet infrastructure. As .ME’s director of business development for North America, Kelly helps individuals and businesses make their online identities more personal with .ME domains... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Francesco Cetraro

Francesco Cetraro

Head of Registry Operations, .CLOUD Registry
Francesco Cetraro is Head of Registry Operations for .CLOUD (https://get.cloud), a new generic Top-Level Domain managed by Italian hosting giant Aruba SpA.   Prior to joining Aruba SpA, Francesco spent 6 years looking after Business Development in EMEA for Afilias plc, a leading Domain Registry Operator managing over 20 million domains across 30+ Top-Level... Read More →
avatar for Natasa Djukanovic

Natasa Djukanovic

CMO, .ME Registry
Natasa Djukanovic, CMO at the .ME Registry, helped make .me the most personal Internet extension by marketing to hip end customers while valuing traditional business partnerships. The early adopter attitude and an active presence on various channels certainly added value to the .me... Read More →
avatar for Mou Mukherjee

Mou Mukherjee

Director of Marketing, .CLOUD Registry
Mou Mukherjee is Director of Marketing for .CLOUD (https://get.cloud), a new generic Top-Level Domain managed by Italian hosting giant Aruba SpA. | Mou has over a decade of experience in technology marketing with an expertise in digital marketing, demand generation, and marketing operations. Prior to joining Aruba, Mou specialized... Read More →


Tuesday January 12, 2016 4:55pm - 5:45pm
Whoisology Room Montecristo 2, Tropicana Las Vegas Conference Center

5:50pm

5 minutes : John Berard
Speakers
avatar for John Berard

John Berard

CEO, Vox Populi Registry
Got my start in domain name industry as part of a group that sued ICANN.


Tuesday January 12, 2016 5:50pm - 5:55pm
-Keynote Hall-

5:55pm

Daily Recap and Next Day Announcements
John Berard, CEO of Vox Populi Registry, with some brief comments on their .SUCKS Top Level Domain.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Woodruff

Tony Woodruff

African Program Coordinator, Water School
I first went to East Africa as an 18 year old volunteer teacher in 1969. After a 40 year hiatus of an international business career, I have rediscovered my love for this fantastic part of the planet. I volunteer with Water School, as the liaison between raising funds in the west... Read More →

Keynotes
avatar for Jothan Frakes

Jothan Frakes

Executive Director, TheDNA
Jothan Frakes, Executive Director of the Domain Name Association, works tirelessly to engage, educate and evangelize the use and value of domain names as critical Internet infrastructure. | He is also the co-founder of the MERGE.SHOW and CEO of ICANN-Accredited Registrar $$$ Private... Read More →


Tuesday January 12, 2016 5:55pm - 6:05pm
-Keynote Hall-

7:00pm

Women In Domaining (WID)
Women In Domaining - Pre-Waternight Social Function

Tuesday January 12, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm
-General- Tropicana Las Vegas Conference Center

9:00pm

Waternight Gala
Waternight - Great times, Great Cause! More informaiton at Waternight.com.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Lau

Richard Lau

Co-Founder, NamesCon
Richard Lau is well known throughout the domain name industry having started many registrars, brokered numerous domain sales and quarter-backed the return of multiple high-value stolen domains. With his co-founding of NamesCon he adds to his successes in the industry, having established... Read More →


Tuesday January 12, 2016 9:00pm - Wednesday January 13, 2016 2:00am
-General- Tropicana Las Vegas Conference Center
 
Wednesday, January 13
 

8:00am

Conference Registration Desk Open
Moderators
avatar for Terri Potratz

Terri Potratz

Event Producer, NamesCon
Terri is the communications and event manager for NamesCon. She is an award-winning editor who brings years of experience from her news and publishing background to the NamesCon team.

Wednesday January 13, 2016 8:00am - 5:00pm
-General- Tropicana Las Vegas Conference Center

9:45am

Morning Introductions
Speakers
avatar for Jothan Frakes

Jothan Frakes

Executive Director, TheDNA
Jothan Frakes, Executive Director of the Domain Name Association, works tirelessly to engage, educate and evangelize the use and value of domain names as critical Internet infrastructure. | He is also the co-founder of the MERGE.SHOW and CEO of ICANN-Accredited Registrar $$$ Private... Read More →


Wednesday January 13, 2016 9:45am - 9:55am
-Keynote Hall-

9:55am

Christian Dawson, Co-Founder of i2c
Meet Christian Dawson and Hilary van der Meulen, co-Founders of the Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2C)

Speakers
Keynotes
avatar for Christian Dawson (Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition))

Christian Dawson (Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition))

Executive Director, Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) (Organization)
Christian Dawson is Executive Director of the Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) where he works to make the Internet a better, safer place for the businesses that make up the Cloud. Dawson is also Co-founder of Open-i Advisors Inc. | | Dawson spent 16 years as an executive... Read More →


Wednesday January 13, 2016 9:55am - 10:00am
-Keynote Hall-

10:00am

GoDaddy Keynote Address
GoDaddy!

Keynotes
avatar for Mike McLaughlin

Mike McLaughlin

SVP, Domains, GoDaddy
Leading the domain names team, Mike oversees product, marketing, sales, and support, helping Go Daddy customers define their online identities. He is a consumer Internet executive and entrepreneur with more than 15 years of general management experience, including expertise in ecommerce... Read More →


Wednesday January 13, 2016 10:00am - 10:25am
-Keynote Hall-

10:00am

Exhibit Hall Open 10am - 6pm
Wednesday January 13, 2016 10:00am - 6:00pm
-General- Tropicana Las Vegas Conference Center

10:25am

A Branding Perspective: Paul McGrady
He literally wrote the book on domain names. Paul McGrady, author of the reference book on domain names for Lawyers.

Keynotes
avatar for Paul D. McGrady

Paul D. McGrady

Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP, Winston & Strawn LLP
BIOGRAPHY | Paul McGrady works with clients in the adoption, prosecution, licensing, and enforcement of trademarks in the United States and throughout the world. | Paul represents large brand owners, including new gTLD registries, in their domain name and ICANN matters as well as... Read More →


Wednesday January 13, 2016 10:25am - 10:35am
-Keynote Hall-

10:35am

Naming the Innovation Economy
Naming the Innovation Economy
The two things working best in the global economy are the Internet and the startup-driven innovation movement. Following up on the tech innovation focus of CES, come learn about where innovation will take us in 2016 and beyond. We will also explore what role the names community does have, or can have, in the innovation economy.

Moderators
avatar for Christian Dawson (Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition))

Christian Dawson (Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition))

Executive Director, Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) (Organization)
Christian Dawson is Executive Director of the Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) where he works to make the Internet a better, safer place for the businesses that make up the Cloud. Dawson is also Co-founder of Open-i Advisors Inc. | | Dawson spent 16 years as an executive... Read More →

Speakers
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Pervez Delawalla

CEO, Net Data Centers
avatar for Paul D. McGrady

Paul D. McGrady

Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP, Winston & Strawn LLP
BIOGRAPHY | Paul McGrady works with clients in the adoption, prosecution, licensing, and enforcement of trademarks in the United States and throughout the world. | Paul represents large brand owners, including new gTLD registries, in their domain name and ICANN matters as well as... Read More →
avatar for George Minardos

George Minardos

ceo, .build
Internet domains, website development, security. Passionate about the Independent Internet, Creative Commons and Open Source.


Wednesday January 13, 2016 10:35am - 11:40am
-Keynote Hall-

11:45am

Making Uniregistry bulk management work so you don’t have to
Learn how to manage your domain portfolio with Uniregistry's bulk management tools. From transfers to renewals, we make it easy with drag and drop ease. 

Speakers
avatar for Sevan Derderian

Sevan Derderian

VP of Registrar Sales, Uniregistry


Wednesday January 13, 2016 11:45am - 12:45pm
Uniregistry Market Room Montecristo 1, Tropicana Las Vegas Conference Center

11:45am

MasterClass : China Boot Camp for Registrars
China Boot Camp for Registrars is Allegravita's latest China masterclass for anyone interested in how domain registrars (and vast reseller networks) operate in China. Covering Chinese retail domain market dynamics sales and marketing strategies, attendees will enjoy insights from Allegravita's CEO Simon Cousins and China Practice Head Raymond Li, with special expert guests.

Speakers
avatar for Simon Cousins

Simon Cousins

CEO, Allegravita
Simon Cousins (夏明) is a co-founder and CEO at Allegravita, a boutique PR and strategic communications agency in Beijing, Hong Kong, New York City and Los Angeles. In addition to his group leadership duties, he serves as creative director.  | | An Australian national, Simon has... Read More →
avatar for Raymond Li

Raymond Li

China Partner and CTO, Allegravita
李睿是朔光公关的首席技术官以及中国事务经理。李先生自2005... Read More →


Wednesday January 13, 2016 11:45am - 12:50pm
Whoisology Room Montecristo 2, Tropicana Las Vegas Conference Center

11:45am

Meet the new TLDs - Radix, Minds+Machines, Feedback, and More
Meet some of the new TLDs and portfolios and learn about the benefits and strengths.
Session:[131]

Speakers
avatar for Karn Jajoo

Karn Jajoo

Associate Manager, Radix
Radix is the registry behind several TLDs like .online, .tech , site , .space , .press , .host and .website. Karn manages the premium names inventory, global communications and special projects for Radix.
avatar for Reg Levy

Reg Levy

VP Compliance + Policy, Minds + Machines
Reg Levy is VP Compliance + Policy for Minds + Machines, a vertically-integrated registry services operator and ICANN-accredited registrar. In that position, she consults to new generic top-level domain registry customers of Minds + Machines, including MMX, the third-largest portfolio... Read More →
avatar for Jodee Rich

Jodee Rich

CEO, PeopleBrowsr
avatar for Jay Westerdal

Jay Westerdal

CEO, .Feedback
Software development background, web page design, business development. | | Specialties: Extensive Google and Search Engine optimization knowledge. Government liaison, branding and identity, server architecture, mergers and acquisition, salary arbitration, international domain l... Read More →


Wednesday January 13, 2016 11:45am - 12:50pm
Session Room: Neustar/Registry Stage

11:45am

The Secondary Market is The Primary Market
Domain Names are often referred to as Digital Real Estate - and just like with Real Estate, when the new homes and areas are matured as a market, the secondary market becomes the primary market.  Learn about the value of domains, and how to best buy and sell valuable domain names from these experts.
(Please note: Times and Durations are likely to change)

Session:[132]

Moderators
avatar for Derek Newman

Derek Newman

Internet Lawyer, Newman Du Wors
Derek Newman is a domain-name lawyer with almost 20 years’ experience. He has advised registries and registrars in policy development, negotiated contracts with ICANN, and won cybersquatting lawsuits for both domainers and brands. Recently, Derek won a false-advertising case for... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Monte Cahn

Monte Cahn

President / Director, RightOfTheDot, LLC
Monte Cahn is Co-Founder and President of Right of the Dot, LLC, a licensed business & domain auction company, Internet consulting and advisement firm specializing in new and existing TLD strategy, Contention Resolution Services, board advisement, premium domain and market positioning... Read More →
avatar for Larry Fischer

Larry Fischer

GetYourDomain.Com
Larry Fischer is a domain expert who specializes in top-level generic domains. He has participated in some of the largest domain purchases to date, including Home.com, Autoparts.com, Stocks.com, Gadgets.com. Larry was a co-founder of SmartName.com, one of the first domain name parking... Read More →
avatar for Jeffrey M. Gabriel

Jeffrey M. Gabriel

VP of Sales, Domain Name Sales
Jeffrey M. Gabriel is an expert in domain and website brokerage. Currently, Jeffrey is the Vice President of Sales at DomainNameSales (soon to be the Uniregistry Market), the industry leading domain marketplace and monetization platform on the net. | | In his three years with DomainNameSales... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Rosener

Andrew Rosener

CEO, MediaOptions.com
Domain Broker, Domain Investment, Domain Acquisitions


Wednesday January 13, 2016 11:45am - 12:50pm
Session Room: ICA Stage

12:50pm

Lunch Break
Lunchtime Break - Lunch is not included with NamesCon admission, but there are great dining options both on and off site. Enjoy any of the great dining establishments at the Tropicana or nearby hotels and casinos.

Wednesday January 13, 2016 12:50pm - 1:40pm
-General- Tropicana Las Vegas Conference Center

1:40pm

Brief DOMAINfest.Asia Announcement
Edmon Chung, Simon Cousins, and Jothan Frakes produced an amazing launch of DOMAINfest into Asia with a very successful and well attended conference in Macau in September. Hear the dates and location(s) of the upcoming Hong Kong event and some of what to expect with DOMAINfest in Asia throughout the year.

Speakers
avatar for Edmon Chung

Edmon Chung

CEO, DOTASIA ORGANISATION LTD


Wednesday January 13, 2016 1:40pm - 1:45pm
-Keynote Hall-

1:45pm

Pat Kane, Verisign Keynote Address
NamesCon has a treat for you.  Verisign's Pat Kane will provide a keynote - do not miss this one!

Keynotes
avatar for Pat Kane

Pat Kane

Senior Vice President, Naming and Directory Services, Verisign
As senior vice president of Verisign’s Naming and Registry Services, Pat Kane is responsible for the policy and operational management of all top-level domains (TLDs) operated by Verisign, including .com and .net, as well as the development of additional tools and services created... Read More →


Wednesday January 13, 2016 1:45pm - 2:10pm
-Keynote Hall-

2:15pm

MasterClass : China Boot Camp - Q&A and General Session
It seems that every masterclass that the Allegravita team presents anywhere in the world, there is never enough time to answer all questions that attendees have. So we have developed a general cultural overview of the Chinese market and left plenty of time for a vibrant Q&A session, hosted by Allegravita's CEO Simon Cousins, China Practice Head Raymond Li and special expert guests.

Speakers
avatar for Simon Cousins

Simon Cousins

CEO, Allegravita
Simon Cousins (夏明) is a co-founder and CEO at Allegravita, a boutique PR and strategic communications agency in Beijing, Hong Kong, New York City and Los Angeles. In addition to his group leadership duties, he serves as creative director.  | | An Australian national, Simon has... Read More →
avatar for Raymond Li

Raymond Li

China Partner and CTO, Allegravita
李睿是朔光公关的首席技术官以及中国事务经理。李先生自2005... Read More →


Wednesday January 13, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Whoisology Room Montecristo 2, Tropicana Las Vegas Conference Center

2:15pm

Uncovering the new Uniregistry Market
Learn about our newest innovation, the Uniregistry Market. We’re not giving away any secrets, so you’ll have to be there to learn more. 

Speakers
avatar for Darren Cornwell

Darren Cornwell

Director of Products, Uniregistry
avatar for Jeffrey M. Gabriel

Jeffrey M. Gabriel

VP of Sales, Domain Name Sales
Jeffrey M. Gabriel is an expert in domain and website brokerage. Currently, Jeffrey is the Vice President of Sales at DomainNameSales (soon to be the Uniregistry Market), the industry leading domain marketplace and monetization platform on the net. | | In his three years with DomainNameSales... Read More →
avatar for John Smrekar

John Smrekar

VP of Product, Uniregistry


Wednesday January 13, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Uniregistry Market Room Montecristo 1, Tropicana Las Vegas Conference Center

2:15pm

ccTLD Focus: Canada and .CA
Canada has a thriving ccTLD, a wealth of registrars, and a robust domain developer and investment community.  Meet some of the faces of the Canadian Internet community.
Session:[136]

Moderators
avatar for BILL SWEETMAN

BILL SWEETMAN

President, Name Ninja, NAME NINJA的总裁
Domain name strategist Bill Sweetman is a successful and respected domain name industry business leader with extensive experience in the domain aftermarket (or secondary market) of premium domain names, including domain pricing, distribution, and sales. He has provided strategic domain... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kelly  Campbell

Kelly Campbell

Channel Manager, CIRA
avatar for Peter Maxymych

Peter Maxymych

Founder, Emall.ca
Founder of Emall.ca Inc. one of the first Registrants of cctlds in Canada. Dot ca. Several thousand registrations.
avatar for Zak Muscovitch

Zak Muscovitch

Lawyer, DNattorney.com
Zak Muscovitch is the principal of The Muscovitch Law Firm which operates DNattorney.com. Zak has practiced international domain name law since 1999.Zak represents parties in domain name leasing transactions and has completed leasing arrangements for domain names valued in the millions... Read More →
avatar for Elliot Noss

Elliot Noss

CEO, Ting
Elliot is CEO of Tucows. For nearly twenty years, Elliot has loved and championed the Internet as the greatest agent of positive change the world has ever seen. Through his role at Tucows, his involvement in ICANN and his personal efforts, he has lobbied, agitated and educated to... Read More →


Wednesday January 13, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Session Room: ICA Stage

2:15pm

Domain Name Security - Infosec, DNSSEC, Domain Hijacking
Don't miss this panel of experts to talk on ways to secure your important domain names against traffic diversion and hijacking or theft.

Moderators
avatar for BRADEN POLLOCK

BRADEN POLLOCK

Founder & Owner, Legal Brand Marketing LLC
BRADEN POLLOCK | | Braden Pollock is a well-known domainer and serial entrepreneur who owns several companies, both online and off. Among his businesses is Legal Brand Marketing, LLC, (LegalBrandMarketing.com) which focuses primarily on lead generation for DUI attorneys as wel... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Theodore Develegas

Theodore Develegas

Owner, Acroplex.com
I'm a systems analyst and a published video games author, with 25 years of experience in digital media creation and professional journalism. In the 80’s and early 90’s, I covered the gaming industry’s expansion, as a games programmer and a journalist for top computer publications... Read More →
avatar for Scott McCormick

Scott McCormick

President, Kvant
Scott brings 15 years of extensive security architecture and engineering expertise in both private and public sectors. Including software engineering, hardware reverse engineering, computer forensics, computer network attack, exploitation and defense, systems engineering and security... Read More →


Wednesday January 13, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Session Room: Neustar/Registry Stage

3:20pm

Masterclass: Domain Traffic Monetization: Trends and Future Predictions
(Please note: Times and Durations are likely to change)
Back Again! MasterClass at NamesCon was extremely well received, and 2016 brings an expanded series of sessions to help expand and grow the tools and capabilities of attendees. More information shall become available on this session as the MasterClasses form for 2016 towards fall of 2015. Stay Tuned!
(Session No. 137)

Speakers
avatar for Michael Gilmour

Michael Gilmour

Founder 创始人, ParkLogic
出生于澳大利亚墨尔本的Michael在他16岁的时候就创立了他的第一家公司,自那之后的20多年来,他一直是一名活跃的互联网企业家。在拿到MBA学位并创建了多家电子商务公司后,Michael以总监身份供职于极富声望的澳大利亚互联网行业协会(Australian... Read More →
avatar for David Warmuz

David Warmuz

CEO, Trellian / Above.com
David started investing in domain names in 1997.  Today, he is one of the largest portfolio owners in the world.With the launch of Above.com in 2008, David and his late brother Ren revolutionized the way that domain traffic was monetized.  From the beginning, Above's technology... Read More →


Wednesday January 13, 2016 3:20pm - 4:20pm
Whoisology Room Montecristo 2, Tropicana Las Vegas Conference Center

3:20pm

Futureproofing Your Domain Business
(Please note: Times and Durations are likely to change)
NamesCon 2016 will feature multiple tracks of panels, workshops, and sessions. Submit your session idea to session2016@namescon.vegas.
Session:[137]

Wednesday January 13, 2016 3:20pm - 4:20pm
Session Room: Neustar/Registry Stage

3:20pm

Using WordPress to develop and host domains
WordPress makes up 25% of all Internet sites today.  This panel of experts will discuss how using this flexible platform, domain investors can develop and host all types of websites from blogs to commerce, in a flexible, opensource environment.

Moderators
avatar for Lisa Box

Lisa Box

VP Business Development, WP Engine
With over 15 years of experience helping to build companies with web-scale, Lisa Box serves as the VP of Business Development and Strategic Alliances for WP Engine responsible for building the company’s strategy with technology and agency partners. Box has an extensive background... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Paul Carter

Paul Carter

Chief Marketing Officer, Pressed.net
Paul Carter is domain name and web hosting veteran who has worked in Internet related companies for the past fifteen years, including national ISP's, large web hosting companies and domain registrars. | | Most recently Paul spent almost six years leading the team at Name.com... Read More →
avatar for Krutal Desai

Krutal Desai

Special Projects, Automattic/WordPress
Howdy! I am based out of SF and am interested in the adoption of software technology at a global scale. For the past four years at Automattic/WordPress, I have been focusing on special growth initiatives to drive more usage to WordPress across multiple categories. My team at Automattic... Read More →
avatar for Tony Gilharry

Tony Gilharry

Sales Engineer, WP Engine
Hi! | | I'm originally from San Diego and I'm passionate about technology and innovation. As a Solutions Engineer for WP Engine, my role is to assist the sales team with selling engineered systems and proactively smoothing out obstacles during integrations. | | What should... Read More →
avatar for Cory Miller

Cory Miller

CEO, iThemes.com
Cory Miller is a former newspaper journalist turned full-time Internet entrepreneur. In 2008, he started iThemes, which builds WordPress software for thousands of customers around the globe. | | Named the 7th fastest growing company in Oklahoma City in 2011 by the Metro 50... Read More →


Wednesday January 13, 2016 3:20pm - 4:20pm
Session Room: ICA Stage

4:25pm

Matt Barrie Keynote Address
Matt Barrie, President, Escrow.com & CEO of Freelancer.com

Matt Barrie is the CEO of Freelancer.com, the world’s leading freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace with more than 17 million users. Freelancer owns Escrow.com, the leading provider of secure online payments and online transaction management for consumers and businesses on the Internet.

Matt is a serial entrepreneur, technologist and lecturer, having won numerous awards, including being named the inaugural BRW Entrepreneur of the Year in 2011, and one of the 11 most influential Australians in IT by SmartCompany. Matt was previously a founder and CEO of Sensory Networks Inc., a vendor of high performance network security processors, which Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) announced in 2013 it was acquiring. He is the co-author of over 20 US patent applications. Matt founded Freelancer back in 2009 and listed it on the ASX in November 2013. 

Matt has first class honours degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Sydney, a Masters in Applied Finance from Macquarie University, and a Masters in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in California. He is a graduate of the Stanford Executive Program at the Graduate School of Business. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Australia and Councillor of the Electrical and Information Engineering Foundation at the University of Sydney.

Matt is regularly invited to speak at the world‘s leading entrepreneurship, Internet and business conferences/forums. He is also one of the worldwide Linkedin Influencers, along with Richard Branson, Barack Obama and Deepak Chopra, where he writes on the topics of entrepreneurship and technology. 

Keynotes
avatar for Matt Barrie

Matt Barrie

President & CEO, Escrow.com (part of Freelancer Limited)
Matt Barrie, CEO of Freelancer.com and President of Escrow.com is a serial entrepreneur, technologist and lecturer, having won numerous awards including being named the inaugural BRW Entrepreneur of the Year in 2011. Matt was previously founder and CEO of Sensory Networks Inc., a... Read More →


Wednesday January 13, 2016 4:25pm - 4:50pm
-Keynote Hall-

4:50pm

Executive Roundtable (Plenary)
Will 2016 Be A Make-Or-Break Year For The Domain Name Industry?
This Executive Roundtable will focus on the challenges and opportunities that await the community in 2016. This will be a recap of what we have learned throughout NamesCon as well as forecasting the years to come.

Moderators
avatar for Christian Dawson (Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition))

Christian Dawson (Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition))

Executive Director, Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) (Organization)
Christian Dawson is Executive Director of the Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) where he works to make the Internet a better, safer place for the businesses that make up the Cloud. Dawson is also Co-founder of Open-i Advisors Inc. | | Dawson spent 16 years as an executive... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tessa Holcomb

Tessa Holcomb

Co-Founder & CEO, Igloo.com
Tessa Holcomb is Co-Founder and CEO of Igloo.com, a leading brokerage firm specializing in selling and acquiring premium domain names and websites for a select group of clients. With over 20 years experience in sales, marketing, CRM and business, Ms. Holcomb has a proven track record... Read More →
avatar for Rolf Larsen

Rolf Larsen

CEO, DotGlobal, Dot GLOBAL
I represent the registry operator for .GLOBAL, and would like to meet with registrars and web hosting companies, as well as digital branding influencers.


Wednesday January 13, 2016 4:50pm - 5:20pm
-Keynote Hall-

5:20pm

Closing Remarks and Announcements
Hear a summary of the show, plans for DOMAINfest Asia in Hong Kong in September, and the NamesCon 2017 (NC17) in January 2017.

Speakers
avatar for Jothan Frakes

Jothan Frakes

Executive Director, TheDNA
Jothan Frakes, Executive Director of the Domain Name Association, works tirelessly to engage, educate and evangelize the use and value of domain names as critical Internet infrastructure. | He is also the co-founder of the MERGE.SHOW and CEO of ICANN-Accredited Registrar $$$ Private... Read More →


Wednesday January 13, 2016 5:20pm - 5:30pm
-Keynote Hall-

6:00pm

NamesCon Vendor Expo Breakdown
NamesCon 2016 Exhibitor Breakdown
[Sponsoring Exhibitors Only]

Moderators
avatar for Terri Potratz

Terri Potratz

Event Producer, NamesCon
Terri is the communications and event manager for NamesCon. She is an award-winning editor who brings years of experience from her news and publishing background to the NamesCon team.

Wednesday January 13, 2016 6:00pm - 9:00pm
-General- Tropicana Las Vegas Conference Center