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NamesCon – Lower Your Ticket Prices Please

Located in Local Events and Meetups started by Vito, Jan 4, 2019.

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  1. imadoer

    imadoer Top Member PRO VIP

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    Well I know it's kinda off topic but we can do a east coast meetup in NYC or Philadelphia Free no tickets needed PM me if interested
     
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  2. dande

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    NameCon is overrated but I will attend the next year's anyway.

    If you are in UAE, Oman or Qatar, let's meet up in Dubai. PM me if you're within
     
  3. domainscot

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    I dont go to lot domain shows as most them based in USA. been to a few. now in UK there is culture that you dont pay to goto a tradeshow the exhibitors pay the event holders and event holders normally drive visitor numbers to event.

    Now I was Namescon think about 3 years ago picked up the earlybird tickets year in advance as planned to make to this event. No way million years will pay the full asking price so make sure you plan it for future. Did i learn anything at the show yes you always see things from diffrent angle that gets your brain working. The speakers are always top class. It does become a bore sometimes with same old structure.

    What I really enjoyed most was the people as domainer beeen in the game for now say 20years plus it was great to meet people really onlytalk to now and then in forums or facebook. From that point view its worth the bucks. Now have I had any business from domain events nope. Im not there to sell im there to listen engage with fellow proffessionals in the business.

    One things that was not happy with and one reasons will not attend another show. is when you start selling tickets at one price for the event. then sell VIP tickets that offer a little bit more. excuse me if im flying halfway round the world. spending money on hotels, restaurants, and flights, i expect to be treated like a VIP. That reason only would not attend event that sells one ticket for the plebs and one ticked for selebs. Two tier structure is totally wrong. eveyone pays the same amout. everyone gets same care.

    Scrap your VIP tickets make it a one ticket deal for all. or might just have to start a domaining networking event in UK and Europe.
     
  4. ak4586

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    Exactly Mr. @DHaynes
     
  5. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes formerly MetBob NameTalent VIP

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    Superb ideas in this post from @Silentptnr!

    I have not yet attended my first NC but agree that, along with other things, a focus on selling would be good.

    I was surprised there were not parallel sessions broken down by theme. General plenary and roundtables are good, but also nice to meet in smaller groups for things like practical advice in using platforms and tools, brandables, legal aspects, etc. and people could choose what they want to attend.

    I really like the idea of an online catalog of attendee submitted domains for sale as something that would add payback value.

    Re pricing, I know it is always challenging to make sure conferences do not lose money, but agree that the more reasonable the cost the better. Inducement for early registration should be in place, buy beyond that maybe more stability in pricing. Some conferences offer reduced fees for first time attendees as a way to grow the business, but I suspect some would regard that as unfair.

    Bob
     
  6. stub

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    Good Idea for 2020 :)
     
  7. hawkeye

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    NamesCon sent out this email today. May be something for the 'last minuters' -

    We’re starting the New Year with our biggest (and most exclusive) sale yet. Starting January 7, the first 150 people to register for NamesCon Global will not only get 25% off the price of a Regular or VIP pass, but also three free nights at the Tropicana!

    This offer is only valid for 48 hours, from 10am January 7 until 10am January 9, Pacific Time.

    Don't miss the premier domain-industry event of the year. It’s NamesCon’s last year in Las Vegas—together we can make it unforgettable!

    It all starts with hitting the button below. Scroll down further for FAQs.
     
  8. Page Howe

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    wonder if it includes the wonderful resort fee $35 per day, maybe discounted for show....
     
  9. hawkeye

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    Ask and you will find the answer to what you seek.
     
  10. ecomslice

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    Hi guys I'm pretty new. Can all you veterans take some pictures for us at NamesCON , cause me and all the new guys cant make it since you all only pay good money to registrars for our expired domains and offer us 1 dollar prior.

    This is meant for humor. I actually love the community. But had to throw some rough dip in. Some will be offended. My bad. Dang Canadians ; )
     
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  11. DnameAgame

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    @ecomslice Sorry, I'm confused - are you saying that you are dropping names rather than accepting a dollar? HAHAHAHA. You may want to reconsider?

    Just playing along & joking, I'm relatively new as well - well maybe not anymore!

    I am going to the conference for the 3rd year in a row - the first 2 were overwhelming, caused information overload, sent me in 10 different "niche" directions, but got me in the game. This one #3, will be much more relaxed as I finally feel (said feel, not know, I'm no expert) prepared. It's hard to consider investments when you feel so far behind the expertise (or complete lack of & you have no idea) of the sellers at an industry conference.

    The personal/biz connections alone have each trip worth the cost, for me. I really think is would offer the same value to anyone who really wants to be in this business. But, the cost is (obviously) prohibitive to many.

    You know, the more educated investors there are - the money there is to spend on the industry - conferences - collaboratives - etc. So we almost have a chicken and egg thing here.

    We have to figure out a way to have a session/s or a break out room/s for some Virtual Networking - but as part of that formal, industry conference, environment and business atmosphere.

    Yeah, rambling - sorry, really dont want to balance my domain spreadsheets!!! hahaha. 12 software apps, platforms, scripts (some I even developed) & I can't rest until my spreadsheet confirms - haha
     
  12. maksimfa

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    I am in Lehigh Valley.
     
  13. maksimfa

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    Virtual Conferences are nearly as good for sharing content and quite cheap.

    The fact that NamesCon has just dropped the price 25% and is offering free rooms should tell you everything you need to know about sign ups, etc.

    I applaud them for doing this to get more people to show up but I would be really pissed off if I bought tickets and hotels a week or two ago. lol.

    Fortunately for NameCon, it starts during a dead week... CES, Shot Show and AVN are all over and there is tons of empty hotels. Heck, even the Palazzo gave me free rooms for Friday through Monday. lol.

    For the show/conference however... rooms are over $400 and selling out really quick.
     
  14. maksimfa

    maksimfa Top Member VIP Trusted Contest Holder

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    So.... I guess NamesCon is now one of those? =)
     
  15. ecomslice

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    Your insight greatly appreciated. This thread and Namecons recent pricing updates shows the humble ability of this community, hope to stick around with ya'll even one dollar at a time ! : )
     
  16. Bob Hawkes

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    CORRECTION I realize that I was wrong on this and the roundtable sessions, e.g. on the last day are exactly that. So it is already a key part of NamesCon. Sorry for my earlier misunderstanding.
     
  17. imadoer

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    Tried to buy namescon deal before the timeline the 25% with 3 nights for 540 but I guess they sold out? If theres a namescon rep on here plz pm me I will go if I can this deal.
     
  18. Josh R

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    @imadoer - I've always had success contacting them via Twitter.
     
  19. imadoer

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    I did they havent responded yet
     
  20. Bob Hawkes

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    I've contacted a couple of times via Twitter, and although the reply was not immediate I did get answer once within hours and once I think the next day or so.
     
  21. DN_Hunter

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    At the last minute I wanted to take a few vacation days and go -- but then my wife asked me if I realized the cost of the ticket. Ugh -- maybe next year...

    I wish I saw the deal that included 3 free nights -- next year I will look for that type of package deal and jump all over it...
     
  22. imadoer

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    I tried to get that deal in the time line but the link didnt work anymore I asked namescon to honor it they said they would and disappeared :(
     
  23. jberryhill

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    Where that tends to run aground is when the educational part of the conference primarily consists of talks given by representatives of the sponsors in order to equip you with their products and services.

    Did you see this gem on the agenda:

    "Secrets to triple your TM typo earnings" -

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    It's simply a promotion for this guy's re-packaging of the "protected parking" scheme. The sessions are frequently just infomercials.
     
  24. Page Howe

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    well said, and theres always been some promotional component in a speakers presentation, but its the "soul" of the conference as to how that balance is struck...

    ph
     
  25. CoolBn

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    I am selling my early bird ticket $300 OBO.
     

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