A few photos and reflections on the first two days of NamesCon Europe

We have one more panel ahead for the day and then day two of NamesCon Europe comes to an end. Well, it doesn’t really end, it continues on a boat cruise hosted by Giuseppe from GGRG.com and then likely continues into the night at the casino that inspired Ian Fleming to create James Bond.

I decided to escape to my room quickly to write this post and then hopefully sneak in a little power nap since I think it’s going to be a late night. Still, I always make time for blogging but I’ll keep today’s post short and sweet with a handful of reflections on the first two days at NamesCon Europe.

First things first, the NamesCon Europe team has done an absolutely incredible job from start to finish. From picking an amazing venue in one of the most beautiful cities I’ve ever been in, to lining up great panels, to bringing together truly exceptional people. This is a week I will never forget.

The auction yesterday was a lot of fun and Monte and team did a great job putting together a solid list of names and really thinking through what names to put in the auction. Tess from DomainSherpa had a great session with Monte and Andrew Rosner talking about the auction and I’ll be sharing some of the things I learned from that talk in future post. Suffice it to say, Monte always works incredibly hard to pick the inventory he includes in the auction and really goes the extra mile to customize it to the audience.

Every time I go to a domain conference I feel a bit like I’m going to a family reunion. There are some people here that I’ve known for a decade or longer, we’ve gone through a lot together and honestly, they feel like family. The most amazing thing is we all live on opposite ends of the world, and often don’t get to talk as much as I’d like, but when we’re together, it’s like no time has passed.

The content at the conference has been top notch. From panels to talks packed with data like the one in the image above from Giuseppe, it’s amazing how much all of us can learn when we share our knowledge and experience with each other!

I couldn’t end this post without giving a quick shot out to Soren who had the vision to buy this conference and really pushed to make NamesCon Europe something special this year. I found out yesterday that Soren used to live in Cascais and honestly, it would be hard to pick a more beautiful setting for a conference – we are lucky to have someone like Soren in the industry.

Okay, and with that, I now have ten minutes left before I have to head back for a panel so, it’s power nap time! For those of you who have been following the adventure please feel free to comment below and share your insights or any questions you’d like me to ask anyone that’s here for you.

Happy Friday, and wish me luck at the casino tonight, I’ll be channeling my inner Bond, James Bond.

Morgan Linton

Morgan Linton