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Domain Industry Legend Frank Schilling Returns to His Roots in Another Coup for NamesCon Global

With just a week to go until NamesCon Global returns to an in-person format for the first time in over two-and-a-half-years, the conference continues to add star power to its agenda. When the big event returns to the Omni Hotel in Austin, Texas August 31 through September 3, 2022, attendees will get to see legendary domain investor and entrepreneur Frank Schilling on stage September 1st fielding questions from fellow industry giant Gregg McNair, Chairman of the Premium Traffic Limited Group.

In February 2020, just days  after the last edition of  NamesCon Global, Schilling put the finishing touch on his astonishing run in the domain world with a stunning sale of his domain portfolio

Above:  Gregg McNair (left) and Frank Schilling.

and the company he founded, Uniregistry, to GoDaddy. With that happening just as the global pandemic was about to upend face to face gatherings around the world, many of Schilling's friends never had the opportunity to congratulate him in person or thank him for how much Uniregistry's services made it easier and more profitable to run their own businesses. 

That will be rectified in Austin where, in addition to interviewing Schilling, McNair will host a party to celebrate Frank's achievements at 9:45pm, August 31 that will be open to all NamesCon attendees. That will set the stage for the interview that will follow the next afternoon during a special hour-long session (starting at 2pm) that will lead into Right of the Dot's big live Digital Assets Auction at 3pm.

ROTD President Monte Cahn (left) and World Champion Auctioneer Wayne Wheat will run the NamesCob ROTD Live Digital Assets Auction September 1.

The live auction, of course, has long been a NamesCon show stopper of its own and the latest one promises to be no different, especially with the new twist of top tier premium domains being sold along side new NFT digital assets. In their 13th year of working together to conduct the world's biggest live domain auctions, ROTD President Monte Cahn and World Champion Auctioneer Wayne Wheat will be back to put an extraordinary catalog of digital assets on the block.

Domains including ComicBooks.com, Likes.com, PayPerClick.com, Mysterious.com, Virus.com, 5GWireless.com and Sims.com, to name just a few, could ignite some very spirited bidding wars. Approximately 100 lots will be selected (from more than 700 submitted) for the live event with others part of the accompanying online auction (auction submissions are now closed).

Bidders may bid in person or by registering to bid online at 

https://rotd.hibid.com. Bidders will need to provide a government-issued photo ID to place bids above $2000. As I noted above, NFTs will also be made available in auction for the first time at NamesCon. Complimentary food and beverages will be served during the event.

(Posted August 23, 2022)  


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