Who We Are

NamesCon has partnered with Racënt to bring NamesCon China to Shanghai. Racënt operates the largest portal for the cloud and domain industries in China and brings vital regional experience to this event.

Since its founding in 2013, NamesCon’s flagship event in Las Vegas has grown to be the largest and most anticipated domain industry event of the year. With the explosive growth of new TLDs and rapid expansion of internet connectivity worldwide, the domain industry promises to remain one of the most energized and important markets in technology.

NamesCon was acquired by WorldHostingDays in 2016 so that both organizations could benefit from the synergies between the domain, hosting and cloud industries. Our teams now jointly produce more than ten industry events internationally each year, from blockbuster global shows to highly focused regional events and invite-only CXO retreats.


On October 12, 2017, NamesCon China will take place in the City Above the Sea — Shanghai. This amazing, modern location is the largest city and metropolitan area in the world. Shanghai is also a major financial, industrial, and communication center with the largest fiber internet cables in mainland China arriving on its shores. And of all the cities in China, Shanghai is one of the most welcoming and friendly — providing the perfect backdrop for the first NamesCon China.


The five star boutique hotel Andaz Shanghai Xintiandi – a concept by Hyatt – will host NamesCon China 2017. 

The entertainment district of Xintiandi is "where yesterday and tomorrow meet in Shanghai today". It is a mix of traditional Shikumen buildings and modern glass walled shopping complexes, with upscale boutiques, cinemas, and restaurants featuring gourmet cuisine from all over the world.


The domain market in China is unique, dynamic, and ripe with opportunity. NamesCon China 2017 will be a new exploration that builds a bridge — bringing both regional and international companies together in a spirit of cooperation and mutual success. The demand for websites, domains, content generation, and hardware are going to make China the largest technology market in the world over the next few years and NamesCon China will be at the forefront of this growing trend.

Schedule At A Glance


09:00 - 09:30

09:30 - 09:40

09:40 - 10:00

10:00 - 10:20

10:20 - 10:40

10:40 - 11:00

11:00 - 12:00

12:00 - 12:30

12:30 - 13:30

13:30 - 14:00

14:00 - 14:20

14:20 - 14:40

14:40 - 15:00

15:00 - 17:00

Greeting & Registration

Welcome Speech


The Impact of Big Data on the Development of the Domain Industry

Coffee Break & Lucky Raffle Draw


Panel: Domain Investment Strategies from Senior Investors

Panel: A Report on Trends in the Chinese Domain Industry

Lunch Break


Domain Security and Protection

Big Data Applications in Domaining: Make Your Data Work For You

Coffee Break & Lucky Raffle Draw




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Schedule is subject to change

What to Expect

  • NamesCon attracts participation from registrars, registries, web hosting companies, attorneys, brand managers, domain name investors, start-ups, affiliate marketing companies, parking companies, financial service providers, and individual end-users. Connect to all aspects of the domain industry!

  • NamesCon has the best reputation in the industry and a loyal following of attendees that bring real value and opportunity.

  • Informative sessions covering the hottest topics in and around the domain industry will educate and improve your business.

  • Roundtable discussions featuring domain leaders will forecast coming opportunities and trends in the domain marketplace.

  • Meet with approximately 25 exhibitors and an expected 300-500 attendees.