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The events will be scheduled online via secured video and live chat


Looking for speakers and possible event dates

Will be updating this topic as I have more news today

DN.ca now has a secured live video feed which will be published soon as well as our current chat room.
The event will be using both technologies to reach as many Canadian Domainers as possible.


Stay tuned for more news.
 
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Anyone who wishes to contribute to the planning and implementation of this event please reply in topic or send me a PM.
 
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This being done in collaboration with the European company that owns and runs the NamesCon conference? If not, they might have an opinion about using "NamesCon" for a domainer event not related to theirs. If you want, I can introduce you those folks...
 
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This being done in collaboration with the European company that owns and runs the NamesCon conference? If not, they might have an opinion about using "NamesCon" for a domainer event not related to theirs. If you want, I can introduce you those folks...

I checked the Canadian Trademarks and there were none. That said if someone takes offence I'm not stuck on the name, there are many choice words in .ca I can use or even dn.ca/meet or something similar so I'm not going to fight anyone over the name. It's more about the event itself and having something similar in Canada for .ca. Lets face it some of the worlds premier domaining talent comes from Canada and having something similar represented online would be great.

So yes I would love to work with them but if not I'm sure we have enough Canadian talent to draw on to put together our own online conference.

As far as an introduction goes, sure would love that too, if they feel they want to participate or help organize I am all up for it.
 
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I would imagine that using that specific domain would indeed cause static, regardless of what the trademark registration status is.

Are you going to be attending the Austin event? If so, that would be a good time to meet the NamesCon owner and team to discuss collaborating with them in some way. They have, in the past, collaborated with (for example) the domainer community in India.

Unrelated to Namescon, domainer Page Howe organized an online conference in the early days of the pandemic; you might want to chat with him about his experience with that. Kudos to him for testing the waters with that.

Personally, I am sick of online conferences; it's time to meet in person again, but I realize Canada is a big country and folks are spread out across a wide area, so in-person is hard for some. I get that.

Frank Michlick used to organize these wonderful Domainer Dinners in various Canadian cities. I remember those fondly.
 
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Mini namescon like meetings within Canada sound good too. Even larger events are a possibility.

Point is we need something purely for Canada in the .ca space

We can have...

  • Live Events
  • Online Events
  • Small Group meetings
  • Large Group meetings
  • Informal restaurant or coffee shop meetings.

Basically using our Calendaring system on dn.ca we can schedule months ahead or a quick informal meet.

So imagine domainers in Vancouver setting a date in 3 months, Toronto 6 months, Montreal, etc.

Or you can say.... Hey I'm in Toronto, anyone want to meet.

On the other hand we can go to dn.ca/meet (once I bring it online) for a quick informal video chat or we can schedule a formal one.

I was going to use Google meet and have the dn.ca/meet always go to the proper room but there has to be someone there to invite members in so instead I will make a topic dn.ca/meet or similar where we can post the access codes to whatever event we have and that topic will always run next to the chatroom and calendar links. So anyone wanting to meet can post and we have instant live or video meets.

Keep in mind we can use our chatroom for informal scheduled meets too, I am looking at incorporating video into it as well.

So many possibilities as long as we do something more Canadian instead of having to go to Texas. I mean how many of us can really do that annually?
 
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