First 2016 Southern California Domainer Meetup — gTLD.Link forum back online.


The first Southern California Domainer Meetup of this year will be held next month April 15th at 6:30pm, sponsored by the XYZ Registry at their offices in Santa Monica. (2800 Olympic Blvd, Santa Monica, CA.)  Run by Jason Thompson and Kevin Faler, this setting at XYZ, was also incidentally where the last SoCal meetup of last year was held too. Daniel Negari’s XYZ registry offices have a great office atrium patio area great for networking, and they sponsor lots of food and free cocktails. There were some 60-70 attendees at the last SoCal Domainer meetup, and so far there’s over 30 reservations to attend this one.  Local domainer meetups are a great way to meet and network with other local domainers, web entrepreneurs, domain related and other industry companies.  This will be the 18th SoCal Domainer meetup, and should be another great networking opportunity.  You can get more info, and make your reservation to attend here.

gTLD-linkAlso wanted to point out that gTLD.Link, the domainer forum focused on the new gTLD domains is back up online after experiencing some server and related issues.  For those that want to talk and discuss the new gTLDs, this forum, run by Phil Harris and Chad Wright, offers a professional, peaceful and enlightening forum environment that is free of all the drama and criticisms, found elsewhere for new gTLD discussions.  If you’re a past member that thought it was closed, or a new or experienced domainer wanting some thoughtful talk and gTLD discussions, gTLD.Link is the place to do so. Check it out.

NamesCon Day One – A quick looksee.

NamesCon started off with many arriving the day, or days, before. Some took in the local sites and casinos, and some just rested from their long trips from their home lands. We had dinner with some fellow domainers at il Forino’s MGM hotel, followed by a couple drinks in the Lobby Bar with other domainers. Here’s some pics of things that took place.

The Tropicana

The Tropicana

Saturday early arriver's having dinner.

Saturday early arrival’s having dinner.

Saturday early arriver's having dinner.

Saturday early arrival’s having dinner.

Though there were many mini-sessions on the first day, Sunday, we went to the Affiliate Summit Conference at the Paris Hotel, which was going on at the same time. We’re looking to start utilizing some of our domains and were able to meet with a good couple prospects for our interests. This conference was packed, and it was only the first day.

The Affiliate Summit Conference.

The Affiliate Summit Conference.

The jam packed crowd at Affiliate Summit.

The jam packed crowd at Affiliate Summit.


The crowded Meet Market session was a hit at Affiliate Summit.

When we got back, most sessions had ended, but the Networking Lane had turned into a big networking chat fest.

Network Lane networking crowd.

Network Lane networking crowd.


More Network Lane networking crowd.

Brandable Names gathering and discussion

Some domainers at the Brandable Names gathering and discussion.

Then it was time for the opening networking party, sponsored by Rightside.

The Rightside Networking Party

The Rightside Networking Party.

More from the Rightside Networking Party.

More from the Rightside Networking Party.

And of course for those late owler domainers, more late night partying and networking.

Late night networking crowd.

Late night networking crowd.

It was a great first day, and the energy and excitement from this huge crowd was a foreshadow of what a great show lies ahead.

Oh yeah, contrary to rumors, Elvis is not only ‘not dead’, but attends domain conferences!

Me and the King.

Me and the King.

Happy Domaining!

NamesCon 2016 – It’s Here! And a quick look back to the first two shows.

NamesCon 2016 – It’s Time!

As everyone knows and has seen noted over and over, the fantastic and largest domain name conference – NamesCon takes place starting this weekend in Las Vegas. This is the 3rd annual event for NamesCon, and we here at dotWhatever will be there once again. We’re looking forward to seeing and meeting our old friends and business partners, and getting to know and meet new ones.  With over 1100 confirmed attendees, a domain auction that looks to be the biggest one yet..put on by ROTD, and a full line up of great speakers and panel sessions, this is building up to be one fantastic domain conference. We’ll be covering the show, with tweets and update postings for those that can’t be there. For those that are there, we’d love to meet you and get to know and hear your perspective on domains, old and new, and maybe share them with other domainers here. This show is just the beginning of what looks to be a great upcoming year in the world of domaining!

We’re off to Vegas, but here below are some pics from the first two shows to look back on.

NamesCon 2014

Richard Lau

Richard Lau Opens the First NamesCon

NamesCon Registration Girls

NamesCon Registration Girls

New gTLD Panel

New gTLD Panel

Frank Schilling Keynote Speaker

Frank Schilling Keynote Speaker

Water Night Party

Water Night Party

Domain Names Panel

Domain Names Panel

NamesCon – 2015

Jothan Frakes Welcomes Attendees

Jothan Frakes Welcomes Attendees.

The crowd at a one of the panels

The crowd at a one of the panels.

Attendees at one of the networking parties

Attendees at one of the networking parties.

Guests at one of the private parties

Guests at one of the private parties.

Kellie Peterson gets shave by Greg Tripleg at the Water Night Party

Kellie Peterson gets shaved by Greg Tripleg at the Water Night Party.

Friends attend a dinner party

Friends attending a dinner party.

Winner of the autographed guitar given away prior to the domain auction

Winner of the autographed guitar given away prior to the domain auction.

Charlie Francis Harper wooing the women

Charlie Francis Harper wooing the women.

We'll see you all at NamesCon!!

We’ll see you all at NamesCon!!

Happy Domaining!!

LLLL.Domains an exclusive marketplace for 4 letter domains opens

A new marketplace for LLLL domains is now open for business, and they are operating on the new gTLD ‘.Domains’. Here’s their press release –

Providence, RI, September 09, 2015 –(– Designed by domainers themselves, is an online portal that specifically caters to people who wish to purchase specialized domain names for their business. These domain names are extremely unique in the sense that they are exactly four letters long and this enables these businesses to have an upper hand over their competitors from the SEO point of view.

The interface to use this website is extremely easy and has been specifically designed to cater to audiences who may not be very knowledgeable about the technical aspects of purchasing or auctioning a domain name. explains every single aspect clearly and concisely and at the same time it does so through the incredibly easy to use interface.

The features on the blog also are very easy to understand and one can choose to either buy the domain by clicking on the, ‘Buy it Now’ button that has been provided alongside the various domain name options. At the same time, should a visitor to the website face any issues, they can also get in touch with the person whose domain name listing they may be interested in through the Private Message feature. This feature enables them to have a private conversation that can be beneficial to the prospective domain buyer and clear their doubts effectively. also has a blog section that is dedicated to constantly and efficiently updating their content so as to give out the most current and relevant information about LLLL domain names. aspires to be one of the most popular online destinations for people who want to buy and sell LLLL domain names.

There are nearly 450,000 domain names that are made up of just 4 letters; however, most of the domain names are currently not in use and therefore, takes it upon itself to help current owners auction off their domain name to those who may be in need of it.

To auction or purchase an LLLL domain name, visit:

Pics from Southern California Domainer Meetup with .XYZ

The 2nd Southern California Domainer Meetup of this year, organized by Jason Thompson and Kevin Faler, was held last night in Santa Monica California. The event was sponsored by Daniel Negari and his staff at their .XYZ office fresh off the whirlwind of hype and publicity of Google acquiring and using the domain ABC.XYZ for their holding company. About 60-70 local, and some not local, domainers, developers and associated fields, including reps from, RookMedia,, Uniregistry and more, were on hand to network, and enjoy drinks and the wonderful tasting tacos provided by .XYZ. Daniel discussed the .XYZ extension, their marketing efforts of it, and why he is so passionate about it. He also covered their .College and .Rent extensions coming available soon, and his joint venture with Uniregistry of .Car, .Cars, and .Auto. It was a very enjoyable SoCal Domainer Meetup networking with others in the industry and sharing the excitement of the .XYZ registry and their successful progress.

Here are some pics of the night –


Networking attendees.


ParkingCrews Jim Grace and RookMedias Joe Higgins talking shop.


The taco stand.


Daniel Negari addressing the attendees.


The crowd looking up to Daniel giving his speech.


More attendees listening to Daniel.


Daniel talks about .XYZ and more.




Jason and me.

Thanks again to Jason and Kevin F., and Daniel Negari and his wonderful staff at .XYZ for another great SoCal Domainer Meetup and great time!

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