The First NamesCon Is A Smash Hit

Wow. The last three days have been absolutely incredible and as usual Vegas has left me ready for bed at 9PM. I’m pretty sure I broke my own record for most meetings at a conference with over 20 meetings and some incredible deals ahead for 2014.

It is more clear than ever that the domain industry is changing and yes, new gTLDs are a big part of it. For me this really solidified how massive the impact will be. From amazing talks by people like WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg to one heck of a ping pong championship, to one of the most epic WaterNight’s in history let’s just say NamesCon is officially a smash hit.

So it’s 9:01PM and I honestly don’t think I can stay up for even another hour, so I’ll leave you with a few photo highlights, more to come once I get a good night’s sleep…

NamesCon Ping Pong

Steve showing-off some of his ping pong skills at the Aftermarket + ping pong tournament

WaterNight 2014

A look inside the WaterNight party, this one will go down in history after raising a whopping $111,000

Matt Mullenweg

WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg speaking at a surprise session this afternoon.


Me, Adam, Braden and George causing trouble


Morgan Linton was born in Berkeley, California but spent nine years traveling the world as an early employee for digital music startup Sonos. In 2007 Morgan founded Linton Investments, a domain name and branding company that has helped some of the most recognized startups in the world acquire their top choice domain name. In 2012 Morgan left his full-time job to co-found Fashion Metric, a startup building technologies that make it easy for online shoppers to buy clothes that fit and arming retailers with more data than ever before.

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  • fizz January 15, 2014, 10:30 pm

    Wow, you must be really tired Morgan – I’ll give you a hand with that last caption (although the order you have the names in is cute) : George, Braden, me and Adam causing trouble.

    Thanks for the update and pics – looks like a great conference.

    • Morgan January 16, 2014, 9:27 am

      Thanks @Fizz – yes, very tired, finally got a full night’s sleep!

  • Doron January 16, 2014, 2:06 am

    Looks like you had a awesome time. I’m hoping to be there next year (all the way from Hong Kong)!

    • Morgan January 16, 2014, 9:26 am

      Hope to see you here next year @Doron – well worth the trip! 🙂

  • Aaron Strong January 16, 2014, 10:06 am

    I am curious to know what Matt from WP had to say. He uses MA.TT for his personal site. I imagine he has a positive reaction regarding the “new G’s”. Thanks Morgan…


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