Freename at Domainer EXPO in Las Vegas
As part of its outreach and network initiatives, Freename actively participated in the Domainer EXPO event held in Las Vegas on December 6th and 7th. Notably, Freename stood out as one of the platinum sponsors, joining esteemed brands like W3DA and WebUnited.
The year-end expo successfully gathered veteran domain investors, enthusiasts, journalists, and thought leaders under one roof for two consecutive days. Representing Freename were Federico Costa, co-founder and CTO, Eleonora Bellotto, Head of Partnerships, and Page Howe, Domain Guru and Freename Advisor.
More than 25 noted speakers contributed their insights and predictions for the future of the domain industry at the event. Notable figures included domain name investor and consultant Page Howe, Matt Gould, Founder of Unstoppable Domains, Sandy Carter, COO of Unstoppable Domains, Colin Campbell, Founder of .club domains, Monte Cahn, Managing Partner at .Hiphop domains, and Aaron Oxborrow, CTO at Namebase.io.
Ismail Oyekan, the founder of Domainer EXPO, inaugurated the proceedings by sharing the expo’s vision and mission. The event aimed to bridge the gap between legacy domain investors and the anticipated new wave of investors that web3 is poised to create. Notably, this marked the expo’s inaugural event.
Key Themes of the Domainer EXPO Event in Las Vegas
1. Convergence of web2 and web3 domains:
The expo showcased the intersection between traditional web2 and futuristic web3 investing. It emphasized the importance of anticipating changes while highlighting the value of learning from Web 2.
2. Domain names as vital digital assets:
In the realm of web3, domain names are evolving beyond mere gateways to content. They are becoming keys to exclusive apps, crypto payments, and authentication tools, reflecting an ongoing shift.
3. Tokenization of domain names:
The future will witness the tokenization of domain names, introducing a whole new paradigm for buying and selling domains.
4. Real-world assets and domaining:
Exploring parallels between domain names and real-world assets, the EXPO emphasized the perception of domain names as digital real estate.
5. Education and networking opportunities:
The EXPO served as a pivotal conference, fostering connections among like-minded individuals, facilitating information sharing, and mutual learning.
The speakers then shared their valuable insights. Sandy Carter, COO of Unstoppable Domains, affirmed that heading into 2024, domains’ role in digital identity will further expand and integrate with emerging technologies.
The prestigious Westin Resort played host to this grand event, offering the Freename team both an enjoyable experience and valuable learning opportunities.
Looking forward, a virtual conference is scheduled for January 24 next year. The 2-day event is anticipated to feature a lineup of speakers contributing their insights and perspectives.