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

I studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London, UK and I am now living in Athens, Greece. I went online in 1995, started coding in 1996 and began buying domain names and creating websites in 2000. I started 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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