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Back from NamesCon — here’s my take

My thoughts on NamesCon 2018. I arrived home in Austin yesterday after NamesCon and I’m officially in rest-your-voice mode. My fingers can still type, though, so here are my thoughts: I gave a recap after a couple days and said China was dead. Of course, that was a bit of an overstatement. George Hong of […]

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Backpack full of aged #domain names found at #NamesCon

NamesCon 2018 might be over, but the fun continues in Las Vegas and the Tropicana venue. The successful mega-conference’s operators announced that a backpack full of aged domain names has been found in one of the meeting rooms. “At first we thought it was just a backpack that contained the usual items: two half used […]

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#GoDaddy bulk #domain appraisal tool does not impress domainers

GoDaddy gave access to its newly released bulk domain appraisal tool, during NamesCon 2018. The tool allows for the mass appraisal of a domain portfolio that can be imported. Free runs of the tool were offered at NamesCon. GoDaddy’s bulk domain appraisal tool performs a series of evaluations of these domains, grouping the results before […]

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#Hipster domainer kicked out of #NamesCon after argument

No sooner had NamesCon 2018 started, than the first domainer incident occurred. A self-styled domain investor from Vancouver, Oregon, raised some raucous at the NamesCon coffee kiosk. “I asked for a custom order of a double caramel frappuccino with almond milk and a pumpkin bomb in the middle,” said Todd Z., gesticulating with frustration. “That […]

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Guess who owns the @DonaldTrump account on #Instagram

Political figures with Instagram accounts can quickly amass tens of thousands of followers. In the case of a country leader, that number can turn into millions. US president, Donald Trump, has more than 8.3 million followers on Instagram, something he often boasts about. There is a problem, however, as Donald Trump’s Instagram account is “RealDonaldTrump” […]

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Domain jungle : Don’t be mad because our #domains are great!

Domain investors are – mostly – human, and jealousy, envy and hatred quite often manifest via the sharing of unsavory comments on blogs and forums. When domain names are presented for validation by peers, for example, one cannot avoid witnessing these negative sentiments seep through the commentary: Yeah? What were you thinking bro? This domain, […]

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Offers are getting into the six-figure range in pre-bidding for the NamesCon live auction

In a few weeks domain name investors from around the world will converge in Las Vegas for NamesCon, the largest event in the domain industry. One of the highlights of the conference is the live domain auction hosted by ROTD and pre-bidding has already started on NameJet, and like the title says, there are already […]

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Countdown to NamesCon 2018 – Three Sessions That Caught My Eye

NamesCon kicks off in Las Vegas in a few weeks and having been to every NamesCon so far I can tell you that this year looks like it’s going to be the best year ever. Okay, I know that’s cheesy to say, and yes I feel a bit like Chris Harrison from the Bachelor when […]

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NamesCon 2018 : Tropicana Las Vegas offers a Cyber Monday $39 special rate!

NamesCon 2018 is coming up in January, and the Cyber Monday deals are getting bigger. Not only is NamesCon offering 50% off its regular ticket price today only, Tropicana Las Vegas – the conference’s venue – is dropping room prices to as low as $39 dollars per night. According to an email we received from […]

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Cyber Monday : Your last chance to get 50% off the NamesCon 2018 ticket!

Tomorrow it’s Cyber Monday, and whether you shop for electronics or domains, it’s the final day for NamesCon 2018 discounts. Get a hefty 50% off the ticket for the biggest domain industry event of the year! With the savings, you can upgrade your flight to Las Vegas to business class, or at least, buy an […]

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