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NamesCon dumps the Trop, eyeing beaches for 2020

Kevin Murphy, May 14, 2018, 13:51:31 (UTC), Domain Services

GoDaddy-owned annual domain industry conference NamesCon has decided to ditch Las Vegas after its 2019 event.

The show is now looking for ideas for a new location close to a beach, according to a post on its web site.

The January event next year will be held at the Tropicana hotel on the Vegas strip, for the sixth year running, but NamesCon said:

if you have any city/venue suggestions you’d like to throw in the hat for NamesCon Global 2020, send them our way! Here’s a hint to steer you in the right direction: we’re looking to be leaving Las Vegas, and we’d love to sink our feet into a sandy beach somewhere…

The current industry thinking is either Florida or California.

The change comes following feedback from attendees at this year’s show, who seem to think the Trop is a little pokey (it is) with crappy food options (also true, particularly if you’re a picky eater like me).

On the other hand, the hotel is also cheap as chips, so NamesCon is looking for somewhere new that is just as affordable for 2020 and beyond.

NamesCon is promising to “send ourselves off in style” at the 2019 show, which runs January 27 to 30.

As a matter of disclosure, I’ve agreed to moderate a panel at sister event NamesCon Europe in Spain next month. I’m not being compensated beyond a complementary media pass.

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Comments (6)

  1. Andy says:

    I propose Blackpool, the UK’s ‘Las Vegas with a beach’. Cheap beer, cheap rooms, amusement arcades and ‘Kiss me quick’ hats. And if you’d rather not attend another interminable session on domain monetisation, donkey rides.

  2. Joe says:

    The other thing that was good about Vegas is that there are a lot of reasonably cheap flights there.

    I’m guessing it ends up in Miami, Tampa, or San Diego.

  3. Rubens Kuhl says:

    Cancun is in North America…

  4. Rob says:

    San Diego, California

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