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ICANN people think they are rock stars spending millions on meetings around the world!

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) published the ICANN61 By the Numbers report, which includes technical, demographic, and attendance statistics. Why did ICANN wasted so many hours to create this 54-page report is beyond any reason! No wonder they have no time to do anything useful. This report is part of ICANN’s […]

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Edward Snowden and Max Schrems announced as CloudFest keynote speakers

Edward Snowden and Max Schrems were announced today as CloudFest keynote address speakers. Schrems and Snowden were two of the people that convinced the European Parliament that the rules and regulations surrounding data privacy needed to be updated and resulted in the upcoming EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Edward Snowden is an American computer professional, former […]

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ICANN 61 takes place from 10-15 March 2018 in San Juan, Puerto Rico

The ICANN 61 Public Meeting takes place from 10-15 March 2018 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. This six-day meeting will be focused on outreach, capacity building, and showcasing ICANN’s work to a broader global audience. This meeting is hosted by One of the most interesting meetings to watch is the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) […]

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Domaining Europe becomes NamesCon Europe

Domaining Europe will transition into NamesCon Europe beginning with the upcoming June 7-9th event in Valencia, Spain. Dietmar Stefitz, who founded Domaining Europe in 2008, will directly manage the 2018 event with the assistance of NamesCon producers Terri Potratz and Tania Kabantsov. The agreement between Domaining Europe and NamesCon was confirmed at the beginning of […]

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NamesCon Day Three Explores Crypto and Domaining Intersection

Day’s One and Two are down in the books, and NamesCon Day Three is up to bat. Full steam ahead did the third day lead off with a Domain Name Industry Drivers keynote given by Verisign’s Scott Schnell. Scott discussed and expressed thoughts around a number of items, one being the likely resurgence of .net […]

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Monte Cahn “ is a done deal” was the big sale at NamesCon’s live auction last night. Some expressed doubts if the domain sale would close. We did a poll on Twitter with not many votes but the majority voted no it would not go through. Will the sale of go through? #Namescon2018 — The Domains (@thedomains) January 31, 2018 […]

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NamesCon’s “Domaining to the Future” in Day Two

It’s a new day in Las Vegas as the Tropicana Hotel comes to life for Day Two of NamesCon 2018. NamesCon follows up a highly energized Day One event with yet another fast-paced day of “Domaining to the Future”. Day Two’s Keynote was Andrew Alleman ( interviewing Megadeth’s David Ellefson about using social media and […]

Read more sells for $900,000 to lead NamesCon auction

There were 135 lots in the live auction and 82 sold. The top sale was at $900,000. The reserve was higher but looks like it was lowered and an online bidder won the auction. was sold at $100,000. sold for $75,000 owned by Monte, Mike tweeted out that Monte said it did […]

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NamesCon 2018 domain name auction (FINAL domain list of the LIVE auction)

This is the final list of the NamesCon 2018 live domain name auction. The list has 135 lots. These domain were chosen out of about 500 names that were on the Namejet/Namescon online auction. NamesCon 2018 started on Sunday the 28th of January, 2018 at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas. The auction takes place […]

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NamesCon 2018: The Good, The Bad and the Unknown

NamesCon 2018 is starting today in Las Vegas. The domain name conference runs from January 28 until January 31 at the Tropicana hotel in Las Vegas. I arrived in Las Vegas late last night and I was happy to go out with some friends. I am really excited to meet some of my old friends […]

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