Well it’s that time of year – it’s time domain investors from around the world get together (online) and talk about stuff that most people who know us are pretty bored of hearing us talk about 😂 While I do really miss the in-person events, I’m incredibly thankful for all the hard work that the team at NamesCon has put in to bring us a truly exceptional online event.
When the pandemic started, so did the online conferences, and I’ve been to so many now that I’ve learned it’s a bit of a binary thing, people can either pull it off or they can’t. At the end of the day, like so many things in life, it really comes down to preparation and teamwork and if you’ve ever seen the NamesCon team in action you know they’ve nailed both.
I’m really excited for NamesCon to kick off tomorrow and while I can’t bring you all the live action through my normal, shaky poorly shot iPhone videos (sorry everyone 🙋♂️) I can share some things I think should be on your radar.
So let’s dive in.
- There’s a Handshake stage this year – NamesCon is divided into three different stages this year and I thought it was pretty cool to see one of those stages dedicated to Handshake. From a Handshake 101 session to a deeper dive into the numbers, if you’re looking to learn more about where domains and defi intersect, there’s a whole stage for it this year.
- The auctions – there are not one, not two, but three domain auctions this year. The Rapidfire domain auction starts tomorrow and is focused on low and no-reserve domain names. The famous Right of the Dot domain auction with the one and only Monte Cahn kicks off on day two. And of course, with a Handshake stage there has to also be a Handshake auction right? You can learn about all three auctions here.
- So much content – this year NamesCon has really outdone themselves with more content than I think I’ve ever seen at a domain conference. From a deep dive into sales numbers with domain investors Mark Levine and Logan Flatt, to Domainers and Daily fantasy sports with Andrew Miller and Roman Edmond – there really is something for everyone this year.
If you want to catch me and see what I look like when I’m long overdue for a haircut, you have two options 🕺 Tomorrow I’ll be on a panel chatting about .IO domain names at 10:30am tomorrow and on Friday morning at 8:30 I’ll be sitting by the fire talking about ape JPEGs 🦍
Thanks to the amazing team at NamesCon for working so hard to put this event together for all of us. Here we go! 🚀