Here’s why I’m going to NamesCon next month.
The first ever NamesCon domain name conference takes place January 13-15 in Las Vegas.
Here’s why I’m going to the conference:
1. I was already planning on going to a conference in January.
DomainSponsor usually holds its Webfest conference at the end of January or early February. If Webfest returns next year, it won’t be so early in the year. I was already planning to attend a conference around this time, so NamesCon fills the void.
2. It’s going to be big.
I don’t expect as many attendees as a Webfest conference, but I do expect more than the typical TRAFFIC show (for various reasons).
3. There will be lot of fresh faces.
With more people come more types of people, including many that have never been to a domain show before. Some will come from Affiliate Summit. Others are part time domainers who I interact with on a regular basis but don’t typically go to domain name shows.
4. It coincides with Affiliate Summit.
As I mentioned, some of those fresh faces are in town for Affiliate Summit. I’ve always wondered why the affiliate and domain businesses can’t get together. Now they will. I’m not sure that I’ll go to Affiliate Summit, but it’s nice to have the option.
5. It’s a content-rich conference.
With several breakout sessions going on at the same time, there should always be a conference room worth visiting. The agenda is still being fleshed out but there are several topics that haven’t been discussed at shows I’ve attended previously.
6. The timing with new TLDs is great.
After years and years of discussion, new TLDs are finally becoming reality. This show will coincide with the sunrise periods and launch announcements for many new TLDs.
7. It’s cheap.
$399 to get in the door and $79/night for a hotel room. You can attend this show for about $1,000.