Day 3 Photos & Highlights from the NamesCon Global 2020 Conference
Friday in Austin, Texas

Day 3 Photos & Highlights from the NamesCon Global 2020 Conference Friday in Austin, Texas


Above
& below: The Friday business day
at the Omni Hotel in dowtown
Austin
began with a Keynote
discussion
with Phenom.com
Founder James Booth
, one of the
most successful domain brokers in
the industry. Bill Sweetman
(Name Ninja) conducted the insightful
interview with Booth (below) who,
earlier in the week, received the Escrow.com
Award
as the #2 broker
worldwide
in total sales closed
on the Escrow platform.

Above
& below: The Friday business day
continued nine more business
sessions, concluding with a 4pm
panel discussion on Transparency
of of the Secondary Market

(below) that featured, left to
right, moderator Braden Pollock
(LegalBrandMarketing.com), Amanda
Waltz
(Saw.com), Deepak
Daftari
(eSiksha.com) and Joe
Styler
(GoDaddy).

Above:
While business sessions were going
on upstairs, the company booths set
up in the first floor Exhibit
Hall
were welcoming a steady
flow of visitors. At the Name.com
booth Diana Jackson picked up
a cool T-Shirt that might come in
handy for the outdoor Fun Day
Saturday when it is supposed to be
sunny and warm.

The
Exhibit Hall also featured a
table tennis Game Area
sponsored
by ESQwire.com.
Above (left to right) are ESQWire
attorneys Jason Schaeffer and
Ari Goldberger with veteran
domain investor/developer Steven
Kaziyev
. All three know how to
handle a ping pong paddle but are a
little loose with the rules. Below
Ari and Jason ganged up on Steven in
a two against one match!

At
5pm, the business portion of NamesCon
Global 2020
officially closed
with some final comments from NamesCon
President and CEO Soeren von
Varchmin
(above). Soeren said
the NamesCon team loved Austin
and are strongly leaning toward
bringing it back to the Lone Star
State’s capital city next year, but
will also consider attendee feedback
and all options before making a
final decision and announcing the
January 2021 show dates and
location. Between now and then they
will be putting on the NamesCon
Europe
conference in Budapest,
Hungary
August 6-8, 2020.

Above
& below: While the business day
was over, the fun was not,
especially for the industry’s
professional women who got together
for the annual Women in Domaining
networking event held Friday evening
in the Afilias Lounge. Kudos
to Lisa Box and Susan
Lawrence
for organizing another
outstanding event.

Above:
Three of the most well-known women
in the domain industry reconnected
at the Women in Domaining
event.  Left to right are Nancy
Bianchi
(Above.com/Trellian), Andee
Hill
(ICANN) and veteran
conference promoter Barbara Neu.

Below:
At the same time the Women in
Domaining event was going on, Uniregistry
was hosting a social event just a
block away at the Elk Lounge,
close enough for guests to do both.
Here, Truc Tran, who came in
from Norway, caught up with
IP attorney Karen Bernstein
at the Uni event.

Above
(L to R): NamesCon CEO Soeren von
Varchmin
, attorney Howard Neu,
Dr. Gregg McNair and Ilze
Kaulins-Plakacz
also joined the
crowd at the Elk Lounge.

Below:
I caught up with a lot my favorite
people as well. It has been awhile,
so it was especially good to see
industry veteran Vern Jurovich
(left), who flew in from Vancouver,
Canada.

Now
it’s on to the final day of NamesCon
Global 2020
, a Saturday Fun
Day
devoted to informal
networking at Banger’s Sausage
House and Beer Garden
in Austin.
We’ll have photos and highlights
from that event for you in my next
post.



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