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Two Upcoming Domain Events Outside the US

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There are two domain industry events taking place within the next couple of months. DomainX, originally established in India, is holding an event in London in April. Domaining Europe will be held in Berlin, Germany in May.

DomainX London, a one day event, Updated: this event is postponed.

Domaining Europe is scheduled for May 14-16. The conference is being held at the Steigenberger Hotel Am Kanzleramt in Berlin, Germany. The conference agenda is fairly wide ranging, covering quite a few domain industry topics. Ticket prices to attend Domaining Europe range from €423.50 – €786.50 via EventBright.

Domaining Europe is being organized once again by Dietmar Stefitz, and the event has been held for the last several years. → Read More


Escrow.com Announces “Masters of Domains”

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Escrow.com ShieldJust prior to yesterday's live NamesCon domain name auction, there was a brief presentation of "Escrow.com Masters of Domains." This was a list of the top ten domain brokers of 2016 by volume of deals put through Escrow.com. The company awarded a trophy to the winners, some of whom were in attendance at the conference. This was the first time the company listed the top domain brokers by volume.

The 10 Escrow.com Masters of Domains for 2016 were:


  • George Hong, Guta

  • Andrew Rosener, Media Options

  • Giuseppe Graziano, GGRG

  • Muhammad Al-Asadi, TopNames

  • Ryan McKegney, Domain Agents

  • Adam Beebe, Latonas

  • Derek Giordano, Giordano, Inc.

  • David Clements, Brannan's

  • James Booth, BQDN

  • Raymond Liu, 62.com


Escrow.com also set up a website with information about the award and winners: MastersOfDomains.com. The website indicates that this will become an annual award.

I think it would be a great achievement for a broker to be on this list, but it is not necessarily the top 10 domain brokers. Escrow.com is likely the largest → Read More


5 NamesCon Tips – (Please Share Yours)

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NamesConNamesCon is about a month away, and I understand that conference organizers are expecting "well over 1,400 attendees" at this year's conference. I think NamesCon is well worth attending, and I bought my ticket several months ago. I will be landing in Las Vegas on Saturday night, and I leave on a Tuesday night redeye back to Boston.

I thought I would share 5 conference tips with readers. Some of these suggestions can be acted on right now, and perhaps it will provide a tax benefit or cost savings. I encourage you to share any advice you have in the comment section. If I think of anything else, I will share it there.

Hotel - If you are looking for convenience, staying at the Tropicana is the way to go. The rooms are more than adequate, and you'll be very close to meetings and events. If you're looking for something a bit more luxurious, the Cosmopolitan, Aria, Vdara, and MGM all are good options. If you're looking for something more economical, I think the Luxor and Hard Rock may be less expensive. There is some bridge → Read More


NamesCon Registrations Tracking Ahead of Last Year

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It looks like attendance at next year's NamesCon domain conference is tracking ahead of last year, according to a tweet from last night:




I reached out to NamesCon founder Richard Lau, and he let me know they are expecting (more…) → Read More


Brandsand.Domains and TheName.Show Events to be Held in Valencia

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brands-and-domainsA new domain name related conference will be held in Valencia, Spain in about a month and a half. The event is known as Brandsand.Domains, and it is being organized by Domaining Europe founder Dietmar Stefitz. The event is scheduled for December 1 at the Hotel Sorolla Palace in Valencia. This event proceeds another new event called TheName.Show, which will be held on December 2.

To learn more about these events or to see their agendas, you can view the event websites for full details. Here are the details that Dietmar shared with me: (more…) → Read More


Are You Going to THE Domain Conference?

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One week from today, I will be flying to Ft. Lauderdale for THE Domain Conference. Although the event officially starts on Saturday, I have a weekend commitment at home and will be attending Monday through Wednesday. I am curious if you are attending the event, and I invite you to let me/us know in the comment section.

If you are still on the fence, I think you will find it to be a good event for networking. The conference will be smaller than NamesCon, and this allows me to spend more time individually with friends and business colleagues without feeling rushed. The spacious venue allows for private chats as well as some semi-private discussions.

I feel like Barbara, Howard, and Ray Neu go out of their way to make conference attendees feel like they are attending a family event, and I appreciate that aspect of this conference. I am looking forward to attending.

I had a brief email exchange with Howard last night, and he said there are a few tidbits about the conference that have not yet been shared: (more…) → Read More


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