NamesCon 2019 started yesterday in Las Vegas. This will be the last year the event is held in Las Vegas.
Next year NamesCon Global moves to Austin, Texas. This is a welcomed change for me. I just hope the event keeps moving every year so I can visit more places in the US.
Here is what caught my eye from the Monday’s sessions and events from the NamesCon agenda:
- Domain Trends and Insights (11:00 AM – 12:00 PM)
Paul Nicks, VP & GM, Aftermarket at GoDaddy
Domain Sales Optimization Strategies (11:00 AM – 11:45 AM)
Yes, this is at the same time as the session above…
What is my domain worth? (3:00 PM – 4:00 PM)
- NamesCon Domain Auction (4:00 PM – 7:00 PM)
Not too excited about the auction (see below)
- ICA Dinner at NamesCon 2019 (6:00 PM – 9:00 PM)
(No party tonight? What happened? I guess there may be a few private parties…)
I am not too excited about the auction because despite some good domains there are very high reserves. End-user reserves. So if there are not many end-users lined-up with specific domains they want to purchase very very few of these high-reserve domains are going to sell.
Here are the top 3 bids so far on domains that had no reserve or the reserve has been met:
- traceroute.com – $13,333 (this single bid that met reserve seems a bit strange to me)
- xga.com – $7,800
- ibar.co – $2,600
You can go here to view and bid on domains that are in the live and online auctions: You can bid and view in the live auction by signing up here: https://www.namejet.com/Pages/Login.aspx?page=/featuredauctions/liveauction