In the domain name industry, another new year means another NamesCon! Our industry’s pre-eminent conference, held in Las Vegas in late January every year, draws well in excess of 1,000 of the world’s domain sector business people, many of whom are partners, friends and supporters of MMX.
At NamesCon 2016, the theme for MMX’s activities is unchanged from our reboot in 2016: everything we do is Partnering for Success. Whether partnering with our dozens of domain name registrar partners around the world, partnering with our domain aftermarket players, partnering with the domain name investment community from every continent, or partnering with diverse industry services providers, MMX is dedicated to building profitable and sustainable business in which our partners share meaningfully in the benefits and profit.
Richard Lau, co-founder of NamesCon recently sat down with our CEO Toby Hall, and asked Toby what sets MMX apart from others in our sector. Toby said, “In 2016, Michael Salazar and I went through the process of restructuring MMX from a vertically integrated business into a pure-play registry. This is allowing us to far better listen to our partners – registrars, domain investors and end businesses – to help them deliver success. At its core, we believe this culture of partnership is now helping both mend old bridges and build new. In short, this spirit of openness and partnership is now helping to set us apart.”
The MMX Partnering for Success credo will be on bold display at a number of special events during NamesCon 2016:
Firstly, the MMX team will have a strong presence at the event and our team members will be meeting and talking in the corridors throughout the event to better learn how we can best support registrars, domain investor and end-consumer businesses. If you don’t yet have a meeting booked with us, get in touch with Susan or me (Mike) pronto!
We will be hosting the MMX Partnership Happy Hour on Tuesday at 4pm (in the Uniregistry Keynote Hall) with tons of prizes and swag. The whole MMX NamesCon team will be there to meet our many current partners and to make new partnerships for success. The MMX happy hour is a perfect pre-game for the WaterNight Gala later in the night.
We’re a proud sponsor of the WaterWalk Challenge Tuesday at 4:30pm in the Exhibit Hall, where teams of two will have the chance to win a $350 Amazon card team prize from MMX and competitors will also receive the MMX sponsored .VIP wristbands for the WaterNight Gala later that evening.
MMX is also a proud sponsor of the Women in Domaining Dinner on Tuesday evening.
Toby will be participating in the “A Look Forward at New TLDs” panel at 11am on Wednesday.
You can also see the MMX page in the conference guide which has a meet the team section so you can easily recognize our team members during NamesCon, so please introduce yourselves if you see us!
Safe travels to NamesCon and we look forward to catching up with you and building our partnerships for 2017 and beyond!
Mike Salazar, COO, MMX.