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MERGE is a group of DIGITAL ASSET EVENTS with a focus on current trends in a holistic manner, and different technologies, segments, and sectors.  MERGE attendees, speakers, and sponsors can audit different but adjacent technology disciplines and build meaningful ROLODEX DIVERSITY while exploring new regions of opportunity.

MERGE will take place within the entirety of the Grand Ballroom space at the Hilton Lake Buena Vista, located in Orlando, Florida.

Registered attendees will be treated to a variety of content that comes from the different shows and events and group meetings that are occurring during MERGE, as well as keynotes, panels and networking activities.

Interested in sponsoring? There are some last-minute options available.

Meanwhile, check out MERGE.SHOW for more information, and stay tuned!

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THE Domain Conference [clear filter]
Saturday, September 15
 

2:45pm

Frogans Addresses - A Visual, Focused and Intuitive Online Experience
The mobile revolution has demonstrated that user engagement increased with visual communication, focused content and intuitive interactions. For humans, it's just more natural that larges pages full of text and complex user interfaces.

In this session, you will learn how Frogans technology brings this natural engagement to all connected devices, and how you can benefit from the Frogans namespace.

Introduced through ICANN, Frogans is an open standard of the Internet that is also universal, secure, respectful of privacy, fun to use and free of charge for users.
Frogans is in 2018 what the Web was in 1993: an online medium with huge business potential about to open to the general public.

Only publishers have to pay to register Frogans names (they're not domain names) and registration of names is done on a first-come first-served basis.


Speakers
avatar for Philippe Collin

Philippe Collin

CEO, Frogans Addresses For All
Philippe Collin is the CEO of Frogans Addresses For All, a leading Frogans registrar in Paris and New York City. | | In the spirit of the mobile revolution, Frogans offers publishers a natural way to connect with their audience thanks to visual, focused and intuitive online experiences... Read More →


Saturday September 15, 2018 2:45pm - 3:15pm
2: EMOJI Breakout Room Salon 2, Hilton LBV @ Disney Springs (Orlando, FL)

3:30pm

PART 2 of 3: DIRECT ADVERTISERS OR PARKING - WHAT IS BETTER FOR MY DOMAINS
How do you extract the full value from your domain traffic?  What kind of domains should be parked? How do you send traffic to multiple advertising networks?  Can you get more value by controlling the page layout?

Moderators
avatar for Christa Taylor

Christa Taylor

CEO, dotTBA Inc.
Christa Taylor is passionate about new gTLDs and their impact on the internet, she has launched new gTLDs, supported over 50 new gTLDs applicants, ranging from small companies to some of the largest brands in the world, developed business strategies, marketing and promotional strategies... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Marlon Phillips

Marlon Phillips

VP Sales, Protected Parking
I have been working on and in internet based businesses since 1995. I bought my first domain in 1996 and have been actively monetizing domain traffic since 2000. I know domain monetization and if you need help is this area I would be happy to discuss.
avatar for Mike Robertson

Mike Robertson

Director of Business Development, Fabulous
Domain name professional with over 15 years experience specializing in buying, selling, managing and monetizing domain names. Total domain sales in excess of 8-figures, including BTC.com (sale price $1M), CBA.com (sold to Commonwealth Bank of Australia) eSignature.com (sold to Adobe... Read More →
avatar for James Tuplin

James Tuplin

Director Of Business Development, Bodis


Saturday September 15, 2018 3:30pm - 4:00pm
0: Escrow.com Keynote Hall Salon 6-8, Hilton LBV @ Disney Springs (Orlando, FL)

4:15pm

EMOJI Domains and you
Saturday September 15, 2018 4:15pm - 5:00pm
2: EMOJI Breakout Room Salon 2, Hilton LBV @ Disney Springs (Orlando, FL)

4:15pm

Secrets of Domain Leasing
Moderators
avatar for Alvin Brown

Alvin Brown

Publisher, Kickstart Commerce
Alvin Brown is Founder and Publisher of KickstartCommerce.com and DNAdverts.com — resources dedicated to sharing domain name strategies and best practices to grow business. He is also a Domain Investor and Digital Strategist with nearly 20 years of experience pertaining to search marketing, software engineering, marketing automation, and integrated digital... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Steve Lieberman

Steve Lieberman

Attorney, Greenberg & Lieberman
Intellectual Property, Bicycling, Gadgets, Tech
avatar for Jeff Sass

Jeff Sass

DotClub


Saturday September 15, 2018 4:15pm - 5:00pm
0: Escrow.com Keynote Hall Salon 6-8, Hilton LBV @ Disney Springs (Orlando, FL)
 
Sunday, September 16
 

12:15pm

PART 3 of 3: DIRECT ADVERTISERS OR PARKING - WHAT IS BETTER FOR MY DOMAINS
How do you extract the full value from your domain traffic?  What kind of domains should be parked? How do you send traffic to multiple advertising networks?  Can you get more value by controlling the page layout?

Moderators
avatar for Christa Taylor

Christa Taylor

CEO, dotTBA Inc.
Christa Taylor is passionate about new gTLDs and their impact on the internet, she has launched new gTLDs, supported over 50 new gTLDs applicants, ranging from small companies to some of the largest brands in the world, developed business strategies, marketing and promotional strategies... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Adam J. Epstein

Adam J. Epstein

President and COO, AdMarketplace


Sunday September 16, 2018 12:15pm - 12:45pm
1: ICA Breakout Room Salon 1, Hilton LBV @ Disney Springs (Orlando, FL)
 
Monday, September 17
 

1:00pm

APPRAISALS, COMPS, & AFTERMARKET - HOW DO WE KNOW WHAT OUR DOMAINS ARE WORTH?
What IS it worth?   These folks might have the answer.

Domains as digital assets can be the most valuable and crucial choices that a company makes.  Given the maturity of the domain name system after 30+ years, many of the most premium names are registered.  Just like with real estate, location talks - and the secondary market often becomes the primary market.  But unlike the real estate market, where comparables can often provide insight into similar sales, much of the domain market is opaque, private sales between parties, or comparables are a challenge due to the distinctiveness of names - and all are unique.

Moderators
avatar for Lance Wolak

Lance Wolak

Founder, ExcelStrategy
Lance Wolak is the Founder of ExcelStrategy (excelstrategy.com), a strategic management and marketing services firm that launches and manages digital brands and develops growth markets. Currently working with TLD registries .BUZZ and .COOP, and with tech startups outside of the domain... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dave Evanson

Dave Evanson

Sedo
Dave Evanson has over 35 years of experience in high level consumer and business to business marketing, strategic planning and corporate sales. He has successfully brokered tens of millions of dollars in premium domain names. Dave focuses on acquiring and selling ultra-high value... Read More →
avatar for Ron Jackson

Ron Jackson

Editor, DNJournal.com
Ron Jackson is a professional journalist and former TV reporter who founded the domain industry's first and foremost trade publication, Domain Name Journal, at DNJournal.com on New Year's Day 2003. Under his guidance as Editor and Publisher in the more than 15 years since then, DNJournal... Read More →
avatar for Kathy Nielsen

Kathy Nielsen

Neustar
Registry Premiums | Registrar Channel | .NYC | .CO | .US | .BIZ | .TEL
avatar for Joe Styler

Joe Styler

Aftermarket Product Manager, GoDaddy
Joe Styler currently serves as Community Manager for the Aftermarket at GoDaddy. Joe is primarily responsible for the voice of the customer at GoDaddy’s Aftermarket.Previously Joe has served in other Director and supervisory roles at GoDaddy during his 13 year tenure with the company... Read More →


Monday September 17, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
0: Escrow.com Keynote Hall Salon 6-8, Hilton LBV @ Disney Springs (Orlando, FL)
 
Tuesday, September 18
 

11:00am

ccTLDs - Their utility, value and benefit
ccTLDs are widely used, some are generically available and are in high demand like .io, .co, .me, .fm, .tv or .cc, some are only available nationally like .com.au ; others are primarily used within their countries, such as .ca, .de, and .nl.

Meet ccTLD operators, investors, and service providers within the aftermarket space that make this ever evolving area of opportunity work.

Moderators
avatar for Jothan Frakes

Jothan Frakes

Executive Director, TheDNA
Jothan Frakes, Executive Director of the Domain Name Association, works tirelessly to engage, educate and evangelize the use and value of domain names as critical Internet infrastructure. | He is also the co-founder of the MERGE.SHOW and CEO of ICANN-Accredited Registrar $$$ Private... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Peter Maxymych

Peter Maxymych

Founder, Emall.ca
Founder of Emall.ca Inc. one of the first Registrants of cctlds in Canada. Dot ca. Several thousand registrations.
avatar for Roelof Miejer

Roelof Miejer

CEO, SIDN
avatar for Ray Neu

Ray Neu

Co-Founder, MERGE! Show


Tuesday September 18, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
1: ICA Breakout Room Salon 1, Hilton LBV @ Disney Springs (Orlando, FL)
 

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