NamesCon + Handshake - Dedicated Track this September

More great news, for months - hey - even in multiple previous Namescon conferences, the Handshake community has been anticipating more Handshake representation at the event.

Well - we are excited to say - this September 22-24, 2021 there will be an entire track all about Handshake at the Namescon! We’ve been working closely behind the scenes with the amazing team at Namescon and this week have announced it.

Check the official Namescon blog:

We feel Handshake has more than enough amazing speakers and content for this track - and we are gaining sponsors and ticket sales to show the domain industry just how supportive the Handshake community is.

With sponsors such as Namebase, Namecheap, Encirca, Impervious, HNS Fund, and others in discussion (HNS Institute, dWeb Foundation)

Here’s the list of sessions we are forming:

Handshake 101: If this is your first time hearing about Handshake domains and want to go from “0 to 1” as soon as possible, then this session is perfect for you.

Why Decentralization Matters: Learn how Handshake decentralises trust in the DNS stack, providing an alternative in which security and freedom from censorship do not rely on a small number of incumbents such as Certificate Authorities and ICANN.

Data Insights and Trends: How have trends in Handshake names and themes moved since the platform’s inception in early 2020? This session takes a data-driven approach.

Numbers on Investing: What is the average ROI on investing in names on Handshake? We’ll dig into some case studies and strategies that real investors have used in selling their names.

Valuating a Name or Portfolio: If you have a portfolio of Handshake names on the blockchain and want to see ways others are putting prices on portfolios, then you’ll want to hear from experts and—yes—“HODLers”—at this session.

SLD sales: Learn from: .c/ sales, NFt sales, and - .forever as examples of the different ways you can monetize your Handshake TLDs to earn recurring income and crypto.
[Note: I’m not sure I’m describing this well enough. —Jordan]

Actually Using Your Handshake Name: Get technical insights on ways investors are using their names for more than just domaining. Learn the tools and methods for making the most of what’s in your portfolio and maximize the value during a sale.

Integrating “Normal” Domains and Handshake Names: Do you need to own both the .COM and other traditional names on top of the Handshake name, and vice versa? Here we examine the thought process on combining a traditional domain portfolio with Handshake and crypto domains.

Apps and Use Cases Built on Handshake: Learn how end users are building on their Handshake names. Get insights of the growing market and ecosystem in this session.

Crypto and Domains: The Future? Is Handshake a fly-by-night pump-and-dump kind of thing, or a long-term trend you need to invest in? We will bring in both sides of the argument to give you valuable and unique knowledge.

Flamingo Handshake Emoji Auction: This auction will focus on emoji names on the Handshake platform. This will most likely run on the Airmeet platform: if you want to get a leg up, Flamingo is hosting an auction on August 18th—you can get a sneak preview of what this sort of auction feels like.

Support This Amazing Handshake Track At NamesCon and ensure it continues long term

Buying a ticket to Namescon is a great way, and an easy way to do so.

Support Representing the HNS Fund

HNS Fund is supporting but needs people to support on their side
A Message I posted in the HNS Fund Discord:

We are working on getting a dedicated 3 day track of Handshake at the Namescon on Sept 22-24, I’ll be the moderator/host of the content and confirming speakers soon, it is mostly confirmed but still need a few things

  • Sponsors - we have support from HNS Fund, but - we need people!
  • HNS Fund would like to have some ambassadors represent the HNS fund booth at the Namescon - are people here willing to take advantage of this GREAT opportunity to represent Handshake at the biggest domain conference?

Let us know if you’d like to take part in the Virtual booth - Sept 22-24 - you can check out the Namescon site at