With just under a month to go before NamesCon, this is a perfect time to prepare, pre-network, and talk about the powers of networking at the conference. NamesCon is not only a place to educate yourself in domain name investing from some of the best in the business, but it is also an excellent place to build your network of fellow domain investors, representatives from service providers, and industry sponsors. It's a great place to find a domain investment mentor or a business partner. Many domain sales and acquisitions happen face to face at industry events, too. You can even spend some time networking to form a group in which you can bounce ideas off of each other. The benefits of networking are immense and can really help to close new deals, find new avenues for investment, or simply discuss business with a group of like-minded people. Although NamesCon is a four-day event, we all know that schedules can get very full thanks to all of the great opportunities on the NamesCon agenda. With this in mind, we want to give the domain community an opportunity to do some virtual pre-networking before NamesCon in order to make the most of your time at the event. For those who can't make it to NamesCon this year, don't worry - this opportunity is open to you, too. How To Take Part In Our Pre-Networking Event - For NamesCon Attendees If you're going to be at NamesCon 2016, the comments section below is a great chance for you to connect with other like-minded investors before you attend the event. Are you are looking to set up meetings with other domainers, or do you just want to get to know some fellow attendees before you arrive? If you've never been to NamesCon before, this is a good opportunity to connect with people who will be attending, in order for you to get to know some people before you go! Whatever you're looking for, leave a comment below telling the community and let the connections begin! There's no need to give out email addresses publicly - just use the NamePros.com Private Messaging ("Conversations") system. How To Take Part In Our Pre-Networking Event - For Non-Attendees If you aren't going to NamesCon 2016, you can still participate in our pre-networking event! Are you looking for a mentor? Are you looking to connect with investors in a similar niche as you? Are you looking for someone to work with you on a specific project? Write a comment below to have other members connect with you.