I am not going to NamesCon Global 2019

I am not going to NamesCon Global in Las Vegas this year. After 4 years in a row I will miss this year’s event.

Although I had my NamesCon pass for many months now something was holding me back from booking my flights and hotel to Las Vegas. I then decided before Christmas to take a small break from work and that included not going to NamesCon this year and the trip lasts almost 2 weeks for me including a New York stop for a few days and 6 flights.

It seems that my hunch was proven correct when last Friday my mother entered the ICU unexpectedly. She came out of the ICU yesterday feeling a lot better but we don’t know what caused her condition. Some tests are out (seem good) but some other tests may take up to a month. Anyway she is still at the hospital and if I had booked my tickets to Las Vegas I would now be trying to cancel them…

I will miss all my friends that are going this year at NamesCon and a few that are not going for various reasons. (Hey Art, where are you lost? Tsitsipas reached the Australian Open semis.)

I plan to be at NamesCon Europe this June in Lisbon, Portugal. My wife tells me it is a beautiful city.

And of course I will try to make it next year at NamesCon global at the new location! So long Vegas Baby!


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. Sorry to hear about your Mother. I hope she will be well soon.

    Catch you in Lisbon perhaps later this year!

  2. Περαστικά της Μητέρας σου! NamesCon can wait, family does not.

  3. Family First. Praying for her speedy recovery. I guess this year would be my last Namescon.

  4. Better to spend your money going to Australia Open and enjoy the nice weather than going to that sin city

    Oh yeaaaaaaaaaa TitTisPia — he will win the AO

  5. what that 1573 in the AO?

    useless domain #

  6. I’m sorry to hear about your mother. I will keep her in my prayers and I hope she is feeling better soon and the tests are all negative. I will see you in Portugal.

  7. You must have good intuitions. I hope for a speedy recovery for your mother.

  8. Very sorry to hear. Best wishes for your mother’s recovery!

  9. Sorry to hear about you MUM KOnstantinos wishing a speedy recovery.

  10. Very best wishes for your mum, Kon. Glad you’ll be at home looking out for her. Treasure family.

  11. Sorry to hear about your mother having to go to the ICU Konstantinos.
    I will say a prayer for her also and hope she does not have to return to the ICU

    Family is why most of us do this, so you will be taking care of her just by being there for her.

  12. Family first – hoping your mother feels better and goes home healthy

  13. Hope your mom gets better quickly. See you soon at another event!

    I’ll be skipping this year as well, but luckily enough not due to any emergencies.

    • Konstantinos Zournas

      Thanks. Maybe I will see you at Lisbon!

      BTW your website’s Let’s Encrypt SSL gives me an error on Firefox.

  14. Sorry to hear about your Mother Konstantinos, sending my thoughts and prayers her way. I’m going to miss our time together and NamesCon but I’ll likely be going to Portugal so I’m looking forward to catching up with you then!

  15. Wishing your mother a quick recovery! We will miss you in Vegas! Please convince NamesCon Europe to have the event in Athens next year and I will help promote it. A few days and Athens followed by Greek island hopping would make any domainer happy!

    • Konstantinos Zournas

      Thanks Stu.

      I will ask them to have an event it 2020 or 2021 in Athens. That is a great idea. Especially the island hopping! June is the best month for traveling to Greece.

  16. I hope that your mother’s health will be back to normal soon. Family is always first, and you have made the right decision. While your many friends will miss you and your lively comments at NamesCon Global 2019. I look forward to meeting you at some future event, Konstantinos.

  17. Konstantinos, First be for your mother and family.
    My wish that your mother has a speedy recovery of your health and go to your home much better health.

  18. Sending positive vibes your way and for your mom to have a speedy recovery. It’s all about family. Will miss you.

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