Countdown to NamesCon: 3 Must-Attend Events on Sunday for New Domainers

countdown-to-namescon2019-1In about 12 hours I will be heading to the airport and flying to Vegas as Domainers from around the world converge for NamesCon Global. I think it’s very safe to say that this year is going to be the biggest NamesCon yet and the schedule is packed with great talks and events to attend.

As I’ve said a few times now, NamesCon is a bit like the Louvre, you really can’t see and do everything that you want to so you have to choose wisely. To make life easier I’ve been doing my best to narrow down the list of options and help guide your adventures in Vegas.

With the first day of NamesCon kicking off tomorrow I thought I’d share three highlight’s of tomorrow’s program that I think would be a great fit specifically for new Domainers or first timers to NamesCon.

  1. Welcome Session – I’ll still be in the air when this session kicks off but if it’s your first time at NamesCon I highly recommend you check it out if you’re in town. With Braden Pollock, Bill Sweetman, and Soeren von Varchmin you honestly have a trifecta of experts dropping some knowledge and helping you make the most of your time at NamesCon.
  2. Domain Investing 101 – this is sure to be one of the most-attended talks at NamesCon, Michael Cyger packs a room and always shares really solid tips and tricks. There really is no better way to kick off your NamesCon experience as a new Domainer than with this talk, it will definitely get the gears turning.
  3. .GLOBAL Opening Reception – remember, one of the most valuable things you can do at a conference is networking. The opening reception is a great chance to meet Domainers you’ve been following from afar or catch-up with old friends. If you’re a reader and you’re reading this now, feel free to find me and I’m always happy to introduce you to anyone you’ve been wanting to meet. So no excuses, even if you’re shy, just come to me and I’ll help you break the ice and meet new people.


Okay, I should probably start packing and loading up on Emergen-C. Oh and if you don’t normally travel with a box of Emergen-C, do it this time around, you’ll thank me later. From helping you ward off a cold after shaking a million hands, to being a bit more spritely in the morning after a late night, Emergen-C is a life-saver at a conference…especially a conference in Vegas.

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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 Bold Metrics, 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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  • Snoopy January 27, 2019, 9:51 pm

    Also don’t forget a pillow and blanket for the live auction which looks like it will be the most boring of all time. Page after page of names with ridiculous reserves.


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