NamesCon 2024, the Global Top-Level Domain Industry Summit, Exciting Big Reveal!

Domain Summit 15 Jun 2024 05:03:34 PM By:DN editor
Abstract:

NamesCon Global 2024 concluded successfully on June 8 in Austin, U.S.A. The conference kicked off on June 4 at the Omni Hotel in downtown U.S.A. and lasted for four days. During this time, attendees focused on business networking and shared

NamesCon Global 2024 came to a successful conclusion on June 8 in Austin, U.S.A. The conference kicked off on June 4 at the Omni Hotel in downtown U.S.A. and lasted for four days. During the conference, attendees focused on business networking and sharing the latest news and trends in the domain name industry, while the Farewell Fun Day on June 8 was held at the Pelons Tex-Mex restaurant, which left everyone with great memories.

NamesCon 2024, the Global Top-Level Domain Industry Summit, Exciting Big Reveal!

NamesCon is the premier event for the domain name industry, bringing together registrars, service providers, brokers, intellectual property attorneys, brand protection and management organizations, investors and startups.

Visit the Senate Hall

Before the conference begins, people most often visit the exhibit hall to talk to their favorite service providers and learn about the latest news from other service providers. Exhibit halls at the conference include GoDaddy, Atom, DN.com, Above.com and Dynadot, to name a few.↓↓↓

NamesCon 2024, the Global Top-Level Domain Industry Summit, Exciting Big Reveal!

GoDaddy is a leading global Internet services company headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. As one of the leading providers of domain name registration and hosting services, GoDaddy also offers a variety of Internet infrastructure and online marketing solutions, including website building tools, email hosting, SSL certificates and e-commerce solutions.↓↓↓

NamesCon 2024, the Global Top-Level Domain Industry Summit, Exciting Big Reveal!

A little further down the exhibit hall, the Atom.com (formerly known as SquadHelp) and Sedo/InterNetX booths welcomed a steady stream of visitors throughout the show.

Atom.com is a well-known domain name registration and transaction platform dedicated to providing users with simple and efficient domain name purchase and management services.↓↓↓

NamesCon 2024, the Global Top-Level Domain Industry Summit, Exciting Big Reveal!

DN.com was the only exhibitor that traveled from mainland China to attend the conference. The booth was prominently located on the second floor and attracted many guests who came to visit and take pictures with CEO JACK, who brought many gifts from China, including hats and fans, which were loved by his friends.↓↓↓

NamesCon 2024, the Global Top-Level Domain Industry Summit, Exciting Big Reveal!

NamesCon 2024, the Global Top-Level Domain Industry Summit, Exciting Big Reveal!

Just around the corner, Nathan Parker and Liz Corona can be seen holding down the fort for Above.com.

Above.com is a domain management and optimization focused company that offers a full range of domain name services including registration, resale, monitoring and optimization.↓↓↓

NamesCon 2024, the Global Top-Level Domain Industry Summit, Exciting Big Reveal!

Dynadot is a well-known domain name registration and hosting service provider based in California, USA. They offer a wide range of domain name registration services, including new top-level domains (gTLDs) and internationalized domains (IDNs), as well as value-added services such as easy-to-use website builder tools and SSL certificates.↓↓↓

NamesCon 2024, the Global Top-Level Domain Industry Summit, Exciting Big Reveal!

The strength of these domainers above should not be underestimated, each of them has a resounding influence in the domain name industry, maybe the domain name you hold or your company is related to these domain name service providers. After visiting the exhibit hall, it's time to get into the meat of the conference with a preview of the schedule for the event:

NamesCon 2024, the Global Top-Level Domain Industry Summit, Exciting Big Reveal!

June 5 The Growing Popularity of .AI Domains and the Future of Web 3

The business meeting was held in two venues at the Omni Hotel in the city center, one in Keynote Hall on the second floor and the other on the Moniker Stage next to the exhibition area on the first floor.

Christian Jaeger, CEO of WHD GmbH (left), and NamesCon Advisory Board Chairman

Soeren von Varchmin speaking at the NamesCon 2024 Global Conference in Austin, Texas.↓↓↓

NamesCon 2024, the Global Top-Level Domain Industry Summit, Exciting Big Reveal!

There were interview sessions on the opening day with three of the greatest domain name brokers/consultants of all time, including back-to-back interviews with Andrew Miller, Managing Director of Hilco Digital Assets, and Jen Sale, Founder of Evergreen.com, as well as an afternoon interview with MediaOptions.com founder Andrew Rosener.↓↓↓

NamesCon 2024, the Global Top-Level Domain Industry Summit, Exciting Big Reveal!

The conference is packed, with seven sessions on the keynote stage alone! The first session at 2:00 p.m. was led by (from left to right) moderator Todd Ryan (CEO of American Business Capital Corp. and ABC Productions), eCorp leader Chad Folkening, and MediaOptions CEO Andrew Rosener moderated. They analyze the growing popularity of .AI domains and the future of Web 3, including features such as segmentation and tokenization, while pondering the future of domains.↓↓↓

NamesCon 2024, the Global Top-Level Domain Industry Summit, Exciting Big Reveal!

There's one last thing before we get to the second Thursday (June 6) of NamesCon Global. That would be Sedo and InterNetX hosting an invitational pre-conference party, which has become a tradition in itself.

This year's Sedo/InterNetX party was held at Pete's Dueling Pianos Bar in Austin, just a few blocks from the show hotel. The whole party atmosphere was very happy.↓↓↓

NamesCon 2024, the Global Top-Level Domain Industry Summit, Exciting Big Reveal!

NamesCon 2024, the Global Top-Level Domain Industry Summit, Exciting Big Reveal!

Escrow Issues Top 10 Winners on June 6

Escrow.com is a company that specializes in providing third-party secured transaction services to help buyers and sellers complete secure transactions for high-value items and domain names through a safe and secure platform.

At the NamesCon domain name conference, Escrow.com announced the winners of the 2024 Domain Masters Award. The award is given to the 10 highest-earning domain name brokers, measured by the size of the deals they closed using Escrow.com last year.

Andrew Rosener (Andrew Rosener) was honored with Escrow.com's Broker of the Year Award for the sixth consecutive year! He and his team have outperformed all of their competitors in sales on the Escrow platform over the past several years. The honor was presented by Shaun McMeeken, Escrow.com's Director of Global Corporate & Hosting, and Sofia Canala, Operations Manager.↓↓↓

NamesCon 2024, the Global Top-Level Domain Industry Summit, Exciting Big Reveal!

Top-ranked Andrew Rosener (Andrew Rosener) sold X.com to Elon Musk (Elon. Musk), Prime.com to Amazon, and Zoom.com to Zoom, just to name a few of his signature deals.

Second on the list are the high-dollar deals of Andrew Miller: he closed many of the biggest domain sales ever, including Chat.com, which sold for $15.5 million last year, and Gold.com, the biggest sale of the year so far: it sold for $8,515,000.

The annual NamesCon/RightOfTheDot Digital Asset Auction will be held in the rearranged Keynote Hall.↓↓↓

NamesCon 2024, the Global Top-Level Domain Industry Summit, Exciting Big Reveal!

The live auction kicked off at 3:00 p.m. in front of a packed house. As usual, World Champion Auctioneer Wayne Wheat (pictured below, left) and ROTD President Monte Cahn presided over this great auction.↓↓↓

NamesCon 2024, the Global Top-Level Domain Industry Summit, Exciting Big Reveal!

When Wayne Wheat (Wayne Wheat) finished auctioning off his assets, there were the following top ten sales:

NamesCon 2024, the Global Top-Level Domain Industry Summit, Exciting Big Reveal!

After the live auction ends, buyers can still participate in the ongoing online auction. This is a limited time auction that will run through June 18th.

The conference ended on June 6 and it was time for the dinner.The ICA dinner is getting bigger and bigger every year, and the second day (and day two) of NamesCon Global ended on a happy note at the ICA dinner. From left to right are Larry Fischer, Russ Goodwin, and Jack Dai.↓↓↓

NamesCon 2024, the Global Top-Level Domain Industry Summit, Exciting Big Reveal!

NamesCon 2024, the Global Top-Level Domain Industry Summit, Exciting Big Reveal!

Pick a Winner June 7: Everyday Strategies and Tactics for Domain Name Investing

On June 7, the business meeting was once again held at the downtown Omni Hotel in two venues, one in Keynote Hall on the second floor and the other on the Moniker Stage next to the exhibit area on the first floor.On Friday morning at 10:00 a.m., NamesCon/Cloudfest CEO Christian Jaeger took to the Keynote Hall stage at 10 a.m. on Friday morning to brief guests on the schedule of events for the day and Saturday.↓↓↓

NamesCon 2024, the Global Top-Level Domain Industry Summit, Exciting Big Reveal!

Following Christian's opening remarks, the first business meeting in the Keynote Lounge began with Matthew Gould, Founder and CEO of Unstoppable Domains, discussing how to get domain names on the chain to make the internet safer. A summary of the session stated, "With the advent of artificial intelligence, we're going to need more ways to verify authenticity online. Domain names are exactly the right technology to build digital identities - but they need to be upgraded. Domain names are the world's first real-world digital asset and will be the first industry to be 100% on-chain, bringing defi, fast settlement, verification and payments to consumers worldwide."↓↓↓

NamesCon 2024, the Global Top-Level Domain Industry Summit, Exciting Big Reveal!

At 10:55 a.m., the audience was on the Moniker Stage getting ready for the next session, "Picking Winners: Everyday Strategies and Tactics for Domain Name Investing".

NamesCon assembled another great panel for this session, from left to right, Bruce Breger (Owner, Web Real Estate, LLC), Jack Dai (CEO, DN.com), YiqiuTao (Account Manager, Europe and APAC, Sedo), and Mark Daniel (Managing Director, Domain Managing Director, Domain Holdings Group).↓↓↓

NamesCon 2024, the Global Top-Level Domain Industry Summit, Exciting Big Reveal!

NamesCon 2024, the Global Top-Level Domain Industry Summit, Exciting Big Reveal!

The panelists shared their successes in identifying profitable opportunities, building valuable portfolios, and facilitating successful domain name sales.

Time flies! The 4-day Global Domain Name Conference 2024 has come to a successful conclusion. The event brought together leaders from around the globe, top experts and leaders in the domain name industry to come together and discuss future trends and challenges. The conference not only showcased the industry's innovations and achievements, but also provided attendees with valuable networking and learning opportunities.

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NamesCon 2024, the Global Top-Level Domain Industry Summit, Exciting Big Reveal!