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NamesCon Online & DNJournal Teaming Up to Present a Deep Dive Into the State of The Domain Industry in January

In January we will be publishing our 17th annual State of the Industry Cover Story in which an industry wide panel of experts will weigh in on how their sectors fared in 2020 as well as their outlook for 2021 (if you are new to the industry you can check out the format for those reports by reviewing the January 2020 edition). Also in January 2021, NamesCon Online will be back after launching a virtual version of their popular conference with a very well received three-day event in September

DNJournal.com Editor & Publisher 
Ron Jackson
(left) and NamesCon 
President & CEO Soeren von Varchmin

That debut edition of NamesCon Online adopted a State of the Industry theme that drew positive feedback from attendees, so show organizers decided to give the people what they want - and give them more of it in 2021! To do that they asked us to pool resources with them so we can jointly, in print and live online, let the entire world know what has been happening inside our dynamic industry and where the best opportunities will be in the year ahead.

So, we will be publishing our State of the Industry (SOI) story a few days before NamesCon Online begins its January 27-29 run. Then I will host a panel discussion on the same topic with Corporate Leaders on the opening day of the conference. That will be followed by a Day 2 SOI panel that will focus on Domain Investors & Developers, then a Day 3 SOI discussion featuring some of the world's top Domain Brokers

Above: A screenshot from the opening session of the 
1st NamesCon Online conference
September 9, 2020 

NamesCon Online 2021 will also feature the virtual Networking Lounge that worked so well in September, so you will again be able to talk with other attendees live via webcam when you are not absorbing information from the business sessions. While some were understandably skeptical about how well the conference experience could be translated to the web, NamesCon Online in September made so many converts that an online component will likely be a part of the real world conferences when they resume post pandemic. 

Above: Domain broker Kate Buckley (BuckleyMedia.com) speaking at the first NamesCon Online.

NamesCon is maintaining a rock bottom price to make it affordable for everyone to see the online version for themselves. Registration for NamesCon Online 2021 is already open and if you sign up by November 30 you can get one of the $59 Early Bird tickets. That's an extraordinary value, especially when you consider what it costs to attend a NamesCon event in the real world (with air travel and hotel costs included, that can easily top $2,000). 

There are so many positive things going on in our industry the news is too good not to share and we are looking forward to doing just that less than two months from now. I hope to see you there!

(Posted November 13, 2020)  

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