See You At NamesCon!

| January 13, 2014

NamesCon 20142014 is going to be a big year for the domain industry, driven in large part by the advent of new gTLDs.  My friend Richard Lau is ringing in the new year by putting on the largest domain name conference in recent memory, this week in Las Vegas. DomainTools will be there and I encourage everyone to stop by our booth to check out some of the new tools we have in store for 2014 (more on that in another post).  Susan Prosser, Jeff Day, and I will be there to meet with our current customers and partners, and hopefully to meet some new ones.

NamesCon is exciting for many reasons.  Remember Domain Roundtable, originally started at DomainTools?  Gone.  DomainFest?  Gone.   And the trend has not been strong for other domain industry conferences, including many of the new gTLD events.  Actually, ICANN meetings have the most momentum right now.   But along comes NamesCon and 600 people show up?   It’s a great study in product and marketing:  the product is clearly focused on value-add content, and networking opportunities.  The price is right, and this alone likely doubled the attendance.  Add to that the masterful marketers on the NamesCon team.  Plus, Richard is well-known and well-liked.  In Sales, people buy from people they like.  Richard can separate people from their money perhaps better than anyone in the domain industry, as evidenced by the incredible work he is doing with the Waterschool.

Plus timing is everything.  Everyone wants to get off and running in the new year.  Perfect time to get like-minded people together.  So congratulations to Richard, Jothan, Jodi and the entire NamesCon team.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Meetings Tip:  You can backdoor the conference attendee list by registering for WaterNight.  Great way to figure out if someone you want to meet with is going to be in Vegas this week.   And don’t forget to donate to that very worthy cause.

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Tim Chen has been the CEO of DomainTools since its 2009 spin-out into an independent company. Tim has over 15 years experience as a sales and operations executive in internet-driven businesses, including 8 in the domain name and DNS space. Prior to this Tim spent seven years in business development executive roles with Internet and software companies in the Bay Area, and four years in the Corporate Finance group at J.P. Morgan in New York. Originally from Rochester, New York, Tim is a graduate of Haverford College and Stanford business school. When not in the office you can usually find Tim on his bike, on his surfboard (or falling off it), or sequestered away reading entirely too much about the Buffalo Bills' draft prospects.

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  1. Scott Alliy says:

    Met Tim at Domainfest.com. Solid character, knowledgable domain professional. Well worth your time to visit with Tim and team.