conference is just 12 days away.
The event gets underway Sunday, January
11 at the Tropicana Hotel
in Las Vegas where it will
run through January 14, 2015. To
give you an idea of what is in store
here are 12 previously unpublished
photos from the debut edition of
January at the
The conveniently located Tropicana
Hotel (just minutes from the
airport) gives you easy access to
the restaurants and amenities of two
major hotels. The MGM Grand
is directly across the street with a
pedestrian bridge (seen
behind the classic 57 Chevy
that is permanently parked in front
of the Tropicana) connecting the two
Your NamesCon adventure
begins at the registration desk in
the hotel's conference area.
NamesCon Founder Richard Lau,
flanked by two Las Vegas
showgirls, welcomes NamesCon
attendees to the debut event in January
Part of the a crowd of 500 attendees
at one of the first 2014 sessions.
For 2015 organizers expect over
800 to attend!
DNForum.com owner Adam Dicker
was one of the featured speakers
last January and he will be again at
the 2015 edition of NamesCon.
Sedo.com CEO Tobias Flaitz
welcomed visitors to the company's
booth in the Exhibit Hall
Donuts, the biggest company
in the new gTLD space, knew
how to draw visitors to their booth.
They kept a fresh supply of real
donuts on hand for visitors!
Another popular part of the Exhibit
Hall is the lounge area
where you can kick back and make a
call or meet with fellow attendees.
You never know what you'll find
going on at NamesCon. Last January a
hard fought table tennis
tournament drew a crowd of both
players and spectators. In this
match Donuts Co-Founder Daniel
Schindler at top left squared
off against NameNinja.com's Bill
Sweetman (with back to camera).
The biggest social event at NamesCon
is the Water Night Party to
raise funds for the Water
School. Guests at last
January's event, that raised over
$111,000, included Bill
Lozado (seen with a model he enlisted to help promote his domain
Also at Water Night 2014 were
NamesCon Co-Producer Jodi
Chamberlain (right) and LegalBrandMarketing.com's
Most of the money raised at Water
Night 2014 came from pledges
made to three brave men who
volunteered to have their heads
shaved in exchange for
donations. Left to right, after the
deed was done, are 101Domain.com's
Joe Alagna, NamesCon
Co-Founder Jothan Frakes and HasTraffic.com's
it looks like NamesCon 2014 was a
great event - you're right, it was -
and 2015 promises to be even
better with greatly expanded
floor space, an even more ambitious
agenda and a crowd expected to be
more than 50% larger than
last year. We look forward to
seeing you there!