NamesCon Global 2020, the Domain Economic Forum, continues today at Austin Texas for its 3rd day. The popular domain name conference runs from Wednesday January 29th up to Saturday February 1st, 2020.
The NamesCon 2020 domain name auction took place yesterday and 74 domain names were sold for a total of $1,805,150. See here all the results.
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 — take place in this location. The keynotes, partner workshops, and the live domain auction also take place at the Omni. Some other key events are within a few minutes’ walk.
Day 3: Friday January 31, 2020
The action continues with a focus on the secondary market, security, and registry dynamics, as well as the presentation of the Domain Economic Forum transparency petition.
Friday evening will be open and some side-events will take place.
Here are some sessions not to miss on day 3 of NamesCon 2020:
-> Your Portfolio Never Dies: Estate Planning for Domain Investors (Panel)
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM @ Keynote Hall
What happens to your domain portfolio when you’re gone? What about other life changes, such as marriage… or divorce? How do you turn a portfolio into a meaningful legacy? Your average domainer has now been in the business for over 15 years, and this leads to difficult but important questions around that growing domain portfolio. Meet an expert who can walk you through ideas of how to manage the maturation of your portfolio as it becomes part of your core assets—and part of your estate.
-> Lessons Learned Managing a Large Corporate Domain Portfolio (Panel)
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM @ RegistryOffice Breakout Stage
Managing a corporate portfolio is very different than managing your own company’s brand. Get the tools, tips, and insights to maximize the value of a large portfolio from this panel of experts: some of their experience was learned the hard way!
-> The Power of Domains in Ecommerce and Social Media (Panel)
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM @ Keynote Hall
Passing the radio test is a must, but are you really broadcasting? A memorable and easily-shareable domain is crucial for building your brand, but the name itself is only the beginning. Find out not only how to craft your naming strategy for maximum stickiness, but how to actually build a social media campaign that takes advantage of today’s digital platforms. See where a domain name fits into a consolidated world of social-media platforms and e-commerce funnels. This is an ongoing journey, not just a single destination: make sure you’re ready for the road ahead. If you’re a registry operator, brand manager, or entrepreneur, develop a deeper understanding of platform dynamics and audience habits in this expert panel.
-> What is my Domain Worth? (Panel)
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM @ Keynote Hall
Learn more about the trends shaping domain-name selling prices as a panel of marketplace experts combine experience, intuition, and the latest diagnostic tools to answer that one burning question: “What’s my domain worth?” After this interactive session, you can use your newfound knowledge as a secret weapon throughout the year.
-> Domain Economic Forum: Closing Remarks (Session)
5:00 PM – 5:30 PM @ Keynote Hall
The first-ever Domain Economic Forum is now in the books, and now it’s time for us to look to the year ahead. Join us for some strategy, affirmation, and a few closing remarks. Let’s step into 2020 together, working towards the common goal of bringing this industry to a new audience–and to new heights.
Soeren von Varchmin
CEO at Cloudfest/NamesCon
Day 4: Saturday February 1, 2020
Saturday will be the conference “fun day”. The day will is all about networking and having fun. Enjoy a day out of the office that only Austin can deliver, complete with food, drinks, and good times.
Fun Day at Banger’s Sausage House and Beer Garden
Saturday February 1, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Welcome to NamesCon Global’s dedicated Fun Day, where attendees and partners can spend the day networking and celebrating after an intense few days of conferencing. We’ll all be hitting Banger’s Sausage House and Beer Garden, an Austin institution famous for its sausage, barbecue, and a dizzying array of over 200 beers on tap! This is a quintessential Austin experience, where Texas tradition meets a modern sense of culinary adventure. (Though with the sausages, beer, you could also say it’s a bit of a German experience, and that’s okay too.)