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This is the -draft- NamesCon schedule, which is tentative and subject to revisions as we receive confirmations from keynotes and session panelists.

Are you registered for NamesCon? Conference access is all or nothing. Registered attendees can participate in all content sessions.

There are sessions that have limited capacity, instructional materials, or other limitations, and may require attendees to indicate they will participate. This is particularly the case on Sunday, January 11 for DomainFest @NamesCon and Workshop sessions during NamesCon.

If you see one or more of these sessions that you can’t miss, such as the Chinese Domaining Masterclass or Workshops like the Amazon Route 53 / EC2 buildout session, make sure to use the sched system to indicate it so that the instructors and workshop leaders have a concept of headcount and capacity limits can be respected.

NamesCon attendees are automatically enrolled in the WaterNight event, and it is possible to attend that event if not attending NamesCon. WaterNight-only passes are available through a separate registration at WaterNight.org.
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Tuesday, January 13 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Lessons Learned from Recently Launched TLDs
Learn about some of the positive and negative experiences from the recent launches from some of the latest domain names to join the Internet.

With TLDs like .London, .Wales, .Brussels, .Vlaanderen, .Cymru, along with .Ninja and other TLDs that have launched in the past year, mixed with leading registrars and their experiences.

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Richard Merdinger

VP, Domains, GoDaddy
Richard leads GoDaddy’s Domain and Aftermarket Product Development teams and is responsible for Domain Registrations, Domain Auctions, Domain Parking, and Managed DNS. Richard has been with GoDaddy since 1997 when he joined as the company’s first technical employee. He graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. | In his spare time, Richard enjoys hanging out at home with his wife and... Read More →
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Richard Pringle

Head of Validation Services, Valideus Ltd
I am Head of Validation Services at Valideus Ltd. My team is responsible for carrying out validation of domain name registrations and verification of applicants and their supporting data. More broadly, I advise on registry strategy and policy, policy drafting, registry pricing, structuring and running priority launch programs, and registry eligibility criteria. I maintain oversight of the policy development team’s work for restricted registries... Read More →
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Jennifer Standiford

Senior Director, Web.com
Jennifer Gore Standiford is an industry veteran, with over 16 years of experience in the information technology and one of the most historically involved females in the domain industry. As Director of Policy at Web.com, Jennifer Standiford is responsible for the management of policy and operations related to ICANN registrar accreditation and Certificate Authority Board regulatory policies. Previously, Mrs. Standiford managed the Verisign... Read More →
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Dwayne Walker

Senior Vice President, Rightside

Tuesday January 13, 2015 2:30pm - 3:30pm
A - Verisign Hall Tropicana Cohiba Rooms 8 - 11