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Fresh Off  Forming Partnership with Hilco Global, Andrew Miller Will Be Doing Some Myth Busting at NamesCon Global

A couple of the biggest domain sales of all time were reported over this past week - NFTs.com at $15 million and Connect.com at $10 million. It is rare for sales at that level to be publicly reported as most are governed by non-disclosure agreements. That is something pioneering broker Andrew Miller is well aware of because he has been involved in some of the biggest sales ever made, some reported but most not due to NDAs (recent examples include

venture, with Miller serving as the Managing Director. Andrew said, "

Andrew Miller
Managing Director
Hilco Digital Assets

has long been a sought after speaker, so no surprise h

As busy as he is, Andrew told me he has spent a lot of time thinking about that keynote and what he can share that will be most meaningful for domain investors, buyers and sellers who focus on  premium domain assets. One thing he plans to do is dispel a lot of common myths. and in doing so, hopefully invoke some change in either thought process or practices to create a better value for this amazing asset class. Miller noted, "to the right buyer a domain is game changing for their enterprise value, magical as I like to say."  

While great domains do indeed have a magical quality, Andrew delivers his advice in a straight forward manner. After you hear him speak it's unlikely you will go away still wondering what goes on behind the curtain. Andrew says most think there has to be a "secret sauce" of some kind involved in getting premium domain sales done but he will explain why the key ingredient boils down to something more accessible to all - tried and true common sense. By the way, Andrew will also be moderating the Blue Chip NFT Panel later Thursday morning (Sept. 1) with that session (also in the Keynote Hall) scheduled to get underway at 11:35am. 

While we're talking about NamesCon Global, there are some related big events to tell you about. The Internet Commerce Association will be holding their 7th Annual Dinner (featuring presentation of the Lonnie Borck Memorial Award) in Austin on September 1st. A limited number of tickets are now available to all NamesCon attendees. The event will run from 6 to 9PM at the acclaimed Parkside Austin restaurant that offers both indoor and outdoor dining options and is just a 3-minute walk from the Omni. You can learn more about the dinner from Executive Director Kamila Sekiewicz's post on the ICA blog. 

Also, if your are already an ICA member (or want to become one) there are two more events scheduled just for you earlier on the day of the dinner (Thursday, Sept. 1). At 9am there will be a special meeting for domain brokers who are ICA members. It will be held at the Omni with the exact meeting room to be announced before the show. That will be followed at 12:40pm Sept. 1 by the  ICA Town Hall for all Members, giving them a chance to talk with fellow members, as well as members of the ICA Staff and Board. As with the brokers meeting, the specific room for the Town Hall will be assigned and announced before NamesConGlobal gets underway. 

(Posted August 9, 2022)  


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