NamesCon, the industry’s leading networking, and education event has been pushed online this year thanks to COVID-19. Despite this, the NamesCon team has created an action-packed schedule that caters to domain investors in various timezones across the globe.
Here are some of my highlights that I’m looking forward to on the second day of NamesCon Online, 2021, giving you a taste of what to expect today. For those attending, the full schedule is available here.
Fireside Chat With Ben Crawford (4pm – 4.20pm UTC, Keynote Track)
Ben Crawford is currently the CEO of CentralNic, a global domain registry. In the event to kick off day two of NamesCon, he’s speaking with DomainNameWire’s Andrew Allemann.
Pros and Cons of Buying and Selling Geo Service Domains (4pm – 4.20pm UTC, Breakout Track)
Kickstart Commerce’s Alvin Brown talks about the pros and cons of geo service domain names. Are they worth investing in?
State of the Industry: Brokers (4.20pm – 5pm UTC, Keynote Track)
Domain brokers are well positioned to have an idea of what’s happening in the domain name industry. In a section moderated by Ron Jackson of DNJournal, domain brokers Jen Sale, Monte Cahn, Cate Lim, and Sedo’s Dave Evanson dig into trends that might be game-changing for brokers and the wider industry.
ICA Workshop: Understanding Domain Name Brokerage Agreements (5pm – 6pm UTC, Workshop)
The Internet Commerce Association is offering a workshop focusing on domain name brokerage agreements and is a session to catch for any domain broker looking for guidance on domain brokerage agreements. This features top broker Tessa Holcomb, attorney Zak Muscovitch, and Sedo’s general counsel Jeremiah Johnston.
Take the Journey That Transforms You (5.45pm – 6pm UTC, Keynote Track)
NamesCon’s CEO Soeren von Varchmin chats with Cassie De Pecol in what’s bound to be an inspirational and motivational interview. Cassie is the fastest and youngest person to travel to every country in the world. While this may not be a domain-centric chat on the surface, there will likely be some key takeaways that you can bring into your own investment practices.
The Lonnie Borck Memorial Award (6.15pm – 6.25pm UTC, Keynote Track)
The Lonnie Borck memorial award recognizes those who have fostered a sense of community within the domain industry. See who wins the 2021 Lonnie Borck award today.
The Domain Auction Red Zone (6.25pm – 8.25pm UTC, Keynote Track)
DomainSherpa’s Jonathan Tenenbaum is joined by Andrew Rosener, Andrew Miller, and Ammar Kubba for a live show to coincide with the final hours of the NamesCon 2021 domain name auction.
Make the Jump from Hobbyist to Professional Domain Name Investor (9pm – 10pm UTC, Americas Track)
DNAcademy’s Michael Cyger discusses the steps involved in making the leap from being a hobbyist domainer to being a professional domain name investor. You’ll learn what it takes including the skills and changes required in order to turn pro. That’s followed by a DNAcademy student exclusive workshop on domain valuation.