WorldHostingDays, based in Cologne, Germany, announced that it has acquired the NamesCon conference late last week. WorldHostingDays is the world’s largest series of hosting events for the cloud and hosting industry. They have acquired NamesCon – the largest commercial conference for the domain name industry – as a means of expanding into the US market.
The domain industry has been buzzing about the news, which indicates convergence between the overall Internet industry and the domain segment. NamesCon will now join the ranks of the WorldHostingDays events and many see this as a positive momentum for visibility of domain names within the market.
Despite the changes, NamesCon will remain scheduled as is through 2019; their next event is scheduled for January 22-25, 2017, at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
For full details on the acquisition, visit the WHD website for the press release.