NamesCon is an inexpensive alternative to most domain name conferences.
NamesCon, a new domain name conference being organized by Richard Lau, will take place in Las Vegas January 13-15.
Right now you can purchase a conference pass for $199.
That’s not a typo. Tickets are $199, and the top ticket price for advance purchase if you wait until closer to the show is only $599.
That’s much less expensive than the two big domain name shows, TRAFFIC and Webfest. Each of those costs around $800-$1,800 just for a pass, depending on how early you purchase tickets.
Domain conferences are also usually held at nice hotels that cost a lot. As a result, attendees sometimes bunk up or look for nearby hotel options that are cheaper.
The NamesCon hotel? The Tropicana hotel for $79 a night.
Although food isn’t included in the cost of admission, you can realistically go to this conference for under $1,000 including registration, hotel, airfare, and food.
There’s a low minimum cost of attending. If you want to live it up, you can stay at a nicer hotel and spend on luxurious dinners. Or hit the craps tables. But the minimum entry point is quite low in terms of cost.
I think that’s a game changer. If Lau and company pull this off, it could shift the dynamic of domain conferences.
Can a more affordable domain conference attract a quality audience, have good quality content, and deliver value to attendees? These questions will be answered in January.