The first day of NamesCon Online 2020 is now in the books and the Twitterverse is buzzing with excitement. Feedback so far has been extremely positive and I wanted to thank Soren, Helga, Timo and the whole team for putting together one heck of an event jam-packed with great content. I definitely echo what Josh said earlier today in this tweet:
Honestly, the sheer amount of content and quality talks today was top notch. There are also some solid quotes from the talks circulating on Twitter, here’s one of my favorites from Anthony Kirlew quoting Bill Sweetman from Name Ninja:
One of the other things I am really enjoying about NamesCon Online is the ability to watch talks after they happen. My workdays are slammed so it’s nice to know that I can catch-up tonight and over the weekend on everything I wasn’t able to make it to.
Below are some videos that are on my shortlist to watch:
The State Of The Domain Industry
The One That Got Away (moderated by Braden Pollock)
If you want to watch more videos, you can actually watch every single session on the NamesCon Online platform. According to NamesCon they’re going to keep the content up through September so if you need a weekend or two to binge-watch Domaining talks…you can!
Andrew wrote a solid article today on the Ethics and Best Practices in Domain Brokerage panel that I highly recommend you give a read. The panelists all agreed on the central issue – trust:
The panelists seemed to agree that it comes down to trust. If you’re asking your broker for a copy of the email communications, then there’s probably an underlying trust issue at play that should be addressed. Are you concerned they are doing something unethical or not in your best interests? If so, you might need to find a new broker.Source – Domain Name Wire
Tomorrow I will be on a panel talking about nTLDs that I think is going to be a lot of fun, it’s at 9:15AM PST – here’s a quick overview of the panel:
Congrats to the whole NamesCon team, they’ve done an amazing job and moving from a physical to digital show, looking forward to the next two days!