NamesCon Global 2020, the Domain Economic Forum, starts today at Austin Texas. The popular domain name conference runs from Wednesday January 29th up to Saturday February 1st, 2020.
NamesCon is taking place at the Omni Hotel’s downtown Austin location. The exhibition area, breakout sessions, and workshops—as well as the meeting and lounge areas—will take place in this location. The keynotes, partner workshops, and the live domain auction will also take place at the Omni. Some other key events will be within a few minutes’ walk.
Wednesday January 29, 2020
Pro and Newcomer tracks will get all participants up to speed to make the most of the sessions and workshops to come.
Here are some sessions not to miss on day 1 of NamesCon 2020:
-> NamesCon Global: The Domain Economic Forum (Panel)
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM @
CEO of NamesCon, Soeren Von Varchmin welcomes everyone to NamesCon Global 2020. Get a sense of what to expect from the interrelated sessions at this year’s event, wherever you are in your domain-industry career. You’ll also meet your moderators and auction host. Let’s kick off NamesCon in style!
-> Domain Investing 101: First Principles for Buying Domains Properly (Newcomer Track)
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM @ RegistryOffice Breakout Stage
Learn the fundamental principles that drive the value of your domain name purchases and sales—including the six types of domain names and the ranges they sell for, the most important characteristics of domain names and how they impact valuation, why classifications matter for proper pricing, and how characteristics and comparables shape valuation ranges. This is the same content taught to GoDaddy and Uniregistry brokers in DNAcademy. By attending this presentation, you will become a more analytical investor or broker—at any experience level.
Michael Cyger, Founder & Lead Instructor at DNAcademy
-> What is My Domain Worth? (Newcomer Track)
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM @
Estimating the value of a domain name is always the subject of great debate. Domain values are subjective, so how can you determine which are worth your time, money, and effort… and which deserve a pass? Get a handle on core valuation methods in this session.
Ryan McKegney, CEO at DomainAgents
-> Transparent Calculation Series: A Year in the Life of a Domainer (Session)
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM @ Keynote Hall
What are the costs associated with domaining? What kinds of revenue can you expect—and when? How does each element really interact with the rest of the industry? Think of this as Domain Investing 101 when it comes to understanding how to run a business by the numbers. Join experienced domain investors who can teach you what it takes to make money and build a career. Each session in the Transparent Calculation Series will be run by a high-level professional who will help you walk away with a far deeper understanding of not only a single element of the domain industry, but the industry as a whole.
Braden Pollock, Owner at Legal Brand Marketing
Morgan Linton, Co-Founder at Bold Metrics
-> .VIP Opening Reception, Powered by MMX
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM @ Keynote Hall
To wrap up the day, gather for the Opening Reception at the .VIP Opening Reception, brought to you by MMX! Drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and networking are on the menu from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. All attendees are welcome.
-> ICA Dinner at NamesCon 2020
7:30 PM – 10:30 PM @ MAX’s Wine Dive
Internet Commerce Association’s sixth annual dinner hosted at NamesCon, co-hosted with Braden Pollock, sponsored in part by ICA Members, Above.com and Dynadot.com! Join on Wednesday, January 29th, at 7:30pm for excellent food, drinks, and conversation with friends and colleagues in the domain industry.
Ticket Price: $100
Address: Max’s Wine Dive, 207 San Jacinto Blvd., Ste. 200, Austin, TX 78701