These are the NamesCon sessions I will be attending


NamesCon 2017 is kicking off on Sunday 22nd of January, 2017 at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas.

These are the NamesCon sessions and various events I will be attending. I may go to some more if I have the time. I am sorry I won’t be seeing a few more sessions.

It is really tough to choose between concurrent sessions. I am using the must have NamesCon app which I already wrote about here to keep me on schedule.

Sunday, January 22nd

12:00pm – 6:00pm
Network Lane

12:00pm – 12:45pm
Entrepreneurial Strategy: Tips for Launching Your Startup
MORGAN LINTON, bold metrics

3:00pm – 3:45pm
Accepting Payments the Safe Way
Jackson Elsegood,

5:00pm – 5:45pm
Responding to Offers
Kevin Fink,
Bill Sweetman, name ninja
Mike Mcconville, domain holdings

6:00pm – 6:15pm
NamesCon Group Photo

7:00pm – 11:00pm
Rightside Opening Reception
Uniregistry Keynote Hall

Monday, January 23rd

10:00am – 6:00pm
Exhibit Hall

10:00am – 10:45am
The Evolution of Domaining

11:00am – 11:45am
What’s My Name Worth?
Mike Sumner,

12:00pm – 12:45pm
Always Be Closing: Case Studies of Recent Negotiations
Dave Evanson, sedo
Richard Lau,
Andrew Rosener, media options
Gregg Mcnair, Premium Traffic Ltd
Theo Develegas, Acroplex LLC

1:00pm – 1:45pm
Aftermarket Sales by the Numbers
Alan Shiflett, godaddy
Dan Adamson, uniregistry
Andy Simpson, verisign
Dima Beitzke, Sedo
Tessa Holcomb,

2:00pm – 2:45pm
Investing in New TLDs – Making Money in the Short and Long Term
Jebidiah Burnett, Rightside
Andrew Rosener, media options
Rob Monster, / digitaltown
Charles Gucciardo, gucciardo law firm

3:00pm – 6:00pm
NamesCon Domain Auction 2017: Presented by RightOfTheDot
Read everything you need to know about the NamesCon auction here.

9:30pm – Late
Uniregistry After Hours Party
Hakkasan Nightclub, MGM Grand

Tuesday, January 24th

7:00am – 9:00am
Breakfast Buffet
Partagas 2

10:00am – 6:00pm
Exhibit Hall

10:00am – 10:45am
Building a Business to Last Decades
Matt Mullenweg, Automattic

11:00am – 11:45am
Hacks to Building Your Dream Portfolio
Joe Styler and Jin Wang, GoDaddy

12:00pm – 12:45pm
China Masterclass
Simon Cousins, allegravita
George Hong, guta
Negar Hajikhani, sedo
Ken Hansen, zhongguo ventures
Jq Tang,


Online Security: Protecting and Recovering Your Domains and Social Accounts
James Morfopoulos,
Karen Bernstein, bernstein law
Stevan Lieberman, ap legal
David Weslow, wiley rein llp

1:00pm – 1:45pm
The Cart Before the Horse: Building Your Domain Name into Big Business
Andrew Hazen, amazing domains
Ken Nybeck,
Bill Karamouzis,
Monte Cahn, rightofthedot

2:00pm – 2:45pm
Will Branded TLDs Impact the Marketplace in 2017 and Beyond?
Cole quinn, microsoft
Matt Serlin, markmonitor

3:00pm – 3:45pm
Dollars and Sense of .net
Pat Kane, verisign

4:00pm – 6:00pm
Games Tournament
MMX Partnership Happy Hour

9:00pm – 2:00am
WaterNight Charity Gala
Havana Club at the Tropicana Hotel

Wednesday, January 25th

10:00am – 3:00pm
Exhibit Hall

11:00am – 11:45am
A Look Ahead at New TLDs
Steve Heflin, afilias
Toby Hall,
Jeff Sass, .club
Anthony Beltran, 101domain

12:00pm – 12:45pm
Domain Monetization: Managing a Portfolio for Profit
Michael Gilmour, parklogic
David Warmuz, above
Yancy Naughton, hastraffic
Marlon Phillips, protected parking

2:00pm – 2:45pm
Executive Roundtable: Industry Trends Forecast for 2017
Sandeep Ramchandani, radix

You can see the complete NamesCon 2017 agenda here.


About Konstantinos Zournas

Studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London, UK and now living in Athens, Greece. Love domains and building websites. Went online in 1995, learned about HTML in 1996 and about domains in 2002. Started publishing the blog in 2012.


  1. What’s the verdict? I only went to 1 session at NamesCon. Forgot to ask you, while there, which of the sessions you caught was the most interesting.

  2. Perhaps none, Joseph. Would be interested to see a decent write up but not found one yet.

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