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GoDaddy to host NamesCon auction with ROTD, submissions now open

Submissions open for January’s domain name auction, which will take place on GoDaddy’s auction platform. The annual live domain name auction at January’s NamesCon will be hosted on GoDaddy’s platform rather than NameJet. Right of the Dot (ROTD) is organizing the auction as in past years. This year’s auction will include names such as laptop.com, […]

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What to expect at NamesCon 2020 – DNW Podcast #261

Soeren von Varchmin talks about the domain investing community’s big conference in January. I spent last week in Montreal at the ICANN meeting. While there, I sat down with NamesCon CEO Soeren von Varchmin to talk about January’s conference. After many years in Las Vegas, NamesCon is moving to Austin. Soeren explains why it’s moving […]

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Domain Investing news roundup for the week of November 4th 2019

Hello, happy Sunday, and welcome to my weekly domain name news roundup. There has been a lot going on in the Domaining world with some exciting new sales getting announced along with a fresh new Shark Tank deal for a company I mentioned on my blog no too long ago. Articles discussing both can of […]

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How to go to NamesCon for cheap

Here are ways to save money on your trip to Austin. NamesCon is not an expensive conference to attend. However, two things give people pause before booking their travel. First, NamesCon set the bar so low on prices in the past by going to The Tropicana that people are having sticker shock at traveling to […]

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9 Alternative Hotel Options for NamesCon 2020

With less than 6 months away from NamesCon arriving in Austin, Texas, many hopeful attendees are making early travel and lodging plans. Elliott Silver, publisher of DomainInvesting.com, wrote about his experience in researching flights and hotels for NamesCon. I looked up the hotel rates on the NamesCon website [ for the Omni Austin Hotel Downtown […]

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Countdown to NamesCon: 3 Must-Attend Sessions For Anyone Trying To Sell More Domains

It’s official, NamesCon 2019 is less than two weeks away, and yes, I’m excited! I’ve been coming to NamesCon since it first started and have to say it has been pretty incredible to watch it continue to grow and flourish over the years. The reality is, like the Louvre, there really is too much to […]

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Three-letter .net leads as NamesCon charity auction raises €4,150 for Kenyan school

A domain auction at NamesCon Europe raised €4,150 for charity today. A total of 22 domains were sold, each of which had been donated by a conference attendee. The top sale was bbe.net, which went for €650, followed by xvs.net, which fetched €500. The three-letter jjh.org went for €150, which some said was a bargain. […]

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Atallah encourages domainers to get involved in ICANN

ICANN Global Domains Division chief Akram Atallah today encouraged domain investors to participate more in the ICANN community. “Domain investors’ voices need to be heard in ICANN,” he said during brief remarks opening NamesCon Europe here in Valencia this morning. “Your voices are as important as everyone else’s and should be heard,” he said. He […]

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Can’t get enough GDPR? Come to my NamesCon panel

NamesCon Europe is being held in Valencia, Spain, this week, the first time the NamesCon branding has been applied to the old Domaining Europe show. Starting Thursday, it’s a two-day conference — or three if you count the social events planned for Saturday — with a varied agenda focused on domain investors. The keynote will […]

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NamesCon to bid adieu to The Tropicana

2019 will be the last year for NamesCon at The Tropicana in Las Vegas. If you enjoy The Tropicana Hotel’s mysterious “resort fee”, smokey atmosphere, horrible room service and aging rooms, I have bad news for you: NamesCon is leaving the venue. The conference has decided to pack its bags and move to another venue […]

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