NamesCon: Things To Do While in Austin.

Guess what? It’s time for the epic gathering of domain name enthusiasts at NamesCon! 

If you’re not familiar, NamesCon is THE must-attend conference to be at if you’re into all things domain names. It’s where the magic happens, connections are made, and deals are sealed (and maybe some karaoke).

From May 31st to June 3rd, Austin will be buzzing with the coolest folks from the domaining community. 

Brace yourself for mind-blowing keynotes, expert panels, and hands-on workshops that will take your domain game to the next level. And hey, you’ll even rub shoulders with the big shots who rule the digital-asset economy. No biggie.

But why should you attend? Well, let me give you a sneak peek:

Why You Should Attend NamesCon This Year:

  • Learn from the pros: NamesCon brings you a stellar lineup of speakers who know their domain stuff. Get insider tips, stay ahead of the game, and discover the latest trends in the industry. Knowledge is power, my friend.
  • Network like a boss: Imagine being surrounded by like-minded domain enthusiasts, investors, and tech wizards. NamesCon is the ultimate playground for networking. Shake hands, make connections, and you might meet your next business partner or investor.
  • Seal the deal: Need I say more? NamesCon is the place where deals happen. Using the NamesCon App, meet potential partners, investors, and customers who are as passionate about domains as you are. Plus, there’s the NamesCon auction, where you can score some serious domain gems.
  • Let loose and have a blast: It’s not all work and no play at NamesCon. We know how to have fun! Get ready for some epic parties, unwind at networking events, and soak in the vibrant spirit of Austin. Did someone say food, nightlife, and endless adventures? Yup, Austin’s got it all.

So, mark your calendar and plan your trip. Arrive a day early for some pre-event networking and get ready to dive headfirst into the excitement of NamesCon. Oh, and don’t forget to explore Austin’s amazing sights, sounds, and tastes.

Get ready to level up your domain game and create memories that will last a lifetime. NamesCon, here we come!  In the meaning time, here are six vital tips to help you get the most out of NamesCon this year:

Six Things To Remember About NamesCon.

  1. Arrive fashionably early: Maximize your experience by getting to Austin a day before the conference starts, and hey, why not stay an extra day to soak up the unofficial Austin vibes? It’s like a bonus round of fun.
  2. Plan like a pro: Don’t leave your NamesCon experience to chance. Use the NamesCon App to plan your agenda in advance. Trust me, it’s the secret weapon to conquer the conference like a boss.
  3. Sleep and hydrate like a champ: We know you’re pumped for NamesCon, but don’t forget to recharge those batteries and keep the hydration game strong. Beauty sleep, and water are the ultimate power-ups.
  4. Embrace the art of rest and naps: Let’s be real, conferences can be overwhelming. So, make time for well-deserved breaks and power naps. Your mind and body will thank you.
  5. Party like a social butterfly: Attend social events, and receptions, and hit the exhibit hall. It’s where the real magic happens. Mingle, connect and make memories that will last a lifetime. And don’t forget to have a blast while you’re at it.
  6. Network, network, network: NamesCon is the ultimate networking playground. Meet as many awesome people as you can, exchange contact info, and follow up like a pro. The connections you make here can unlock endless possibilities for your domain journey.

So, there you have it, six golden nuggets of wisdom to make your NamesCon experience unforgettable. Prepare, recharge, socialize, and connect like a champ! Don’t forget to REGISTER TODAY!


Things To Do While in Austin Attending NamesCon.

Here’s your ultimate guide to the best things to do in the city! Austin has everything from devouring mouthwatering tacos to getting your groove on at live music venues. Explore the vibrant streets, dive into outdoor adventures, and soak up the Texas charm. 

Don’t forget to indulge in some BBQ goodness and snap a selfie at the iconic landmarks. Whether you’re a foodie, an adventurer, or a music lover, Austin will captivate your heart and leave you craving for more. 

So, get ready to embrace the weird and wonderful because there’s never a dull moment in Austin! 

Ann and Roy Butler Hike-And-Bike Trail at Lady Bird Lake.

Strap on your sneakers and hit the Ann and Roy Butler Hike-And-Bike Trail at Lady Bird Lake for a workout with a view. This trail gets your heart pumping and treats you to some stunning downtown scenery. So lace up those shoes, enjoy the fresh air, and let Austin’s beauty inspire your fitness journey.

Hail an Austin Pedicab.

Ditch the hassle of walking and hop on an Austin Pedicab for a breezy ride around town. They’ve got more tours than you can shake a taco at, including the legendary Texas Taco Tour. So sit back, relax, and let your pedicab driver whisk you away on a delicious adventure. Who knew getting around could be so fun?

Austin’s Best Deer-spotting Adventure.

Hey there, nature enthusiasts! If you’ve got a soft spot for our antlered friends, you’ll want to check out Prepare to embark on a deer-spotting adventure in the greater Austin metro area. These graceful creatures are popping up all over the place, so keep your eyes peeled for their elusive presence. From suburban neighborhoods to scenic parks, there’s no shortage of spots to encounter these majestic beings. Just be sure to bring your camera and your best deer-whispering skills. Happy deer watching!

Go on an Austin Ducks Adventure.

Quack, quack! has got you covered for tours that are both land and lake-worthy. Trust me, it’s highly recommended. Just check out this awesome tour video! Whether you want to explore the city streets or dive into the lake, they’ve got an adventure waiting for you. Don’t miss out on the fun. Hop on board the Austin Ducks and let the good times roll!

Austin’s High-flying Purple Martins.

Calling all bird enthusiasts! Feast your eyes on the magnificent These winged wonders are turning heads and stealing the spotlight in the city. With their dazzling purple plumage and captivating aerial acrobatics, they’re the show’s real stars. So, if you’re up for some bird-watching excitement and want to witness these feathered divas in action, keep your eyes peeled for the Austin Purple Martins. They’re ready to put on a show you won’t soon forget. Get your binoculars and prepare for a front-row seat to avian awesomeness!

Austin’s Birds of the Night.

Ready for some batty fun? Check out for a chance to witness the elusive creatures of the night. There are no guarantees, but you might get lucky if the stars align and the weather plays nice. Keep those eyes peeled, and you might score a front-row seat to the bat show!

Rev Your Engine at COTA.

Rev your engines and head south of Austin to, the ultimate playground for motorsports and entertainment enthusiasts. It’s the prime spot for heart-pounding action and world-class events that’ll make your adrenaline soar. Buckle up and get ready for a wild ride at the premier destination where speed and excitement collide!

Kayak and Paddleboard at Lady Bird Lake.

Ready to paddle your way through Austin’s urban paradise? Hop on over to and unleash your inner adventurer. Whether you’re a kayak connoisseur or a paddleboarding newbie, soak up the stunning sights of Downtown Austin from the tranquil waters of Lady Bird Lake. Just make sure to keep an eye on the weather forecast because we all know that rain is a kayaker’s arch-nemesis! Get ready for a splashing good time!

Choose Your Own Adventure with Double Decker Austin.

Ready to explore Austin like a boss? Hop aboard and experience the city from a whole new level—literally! Ride in style on a double-decker bus and hop on or off as you please in the downtown district. It’s like a choose-your-own-adventure with fewer dragons and more food trucks. Trust me, it’s highly recommended by both locals and travelers alike. So buckle up, grab a seat on the upper deck, and get ready for an epic urban expedition. Don’t forget your shades because you’re about to be the coolest tourist in town!

Enjoy a Scenic Cruise of Downtown Austin.

Ready to set sail on a leisurely adventure? has got you covered! Step aboard their scenic cruise on Lady Bird Lake and prepare to relax like a boss. Enjoy the gentle breeze, soak in the picturesque views, and let the stress float away. It’s like a mini-vacation without the hassle of airport security or sunscreen mishaps. So grab your captain’s hat, embrace your inner sailor, and get ready to sail away into tranquility. Ahoy, matey!

Visit and Experience Longhorn Cattle.

Yeehaw! If you’re itching to witness the majestic longhorn cattle in all their glory, head on over to It’s the land of the free and the home of these magnificent beasts. Get ready to be awestruck by their impressive horns and Texas-sized personalities. It’s a wild experience you won’t want to miss. So dust off your cowboy boots, channel your inner cowpoke, and prepare for a close encounter with these living legends. Giddy up!

Round Rock’s Purple Birds of the Air.

Hey bird lovers, have you heard of It’s all about those fancy feathered friends known as the Purple Martins, and they’re making a splash in Round Rock. These vibrant avian creatures are taking over the skies with their stunning aerial displays and chirpy conversations. If you’re in the mood for some bird-watching excitement, this website is your ticket to all things Purple Martins in Round Rock. Get ready to be amazed by these purple darlings as they bring a touch of elegance to the Texas skies. So grab your binoculars and prepare for a birding adventure like no other!

The majestic Texas State Capitol of Austin.

Prepare to be awestruck by the majestic Texas State Capitol Tour. This architectural masterpiece exudes a level of mystique that will make your jaw drop, and your heart swell with Lone Star State love. Take a guided tour and immerse yourself in the history, beauty, and maybe even a ghost story or two. Trust me, the Texas State Capitol is not your average government building. It’s a symbol of Texas-sized awesomeness. So, don’t miss the chance to experience the mystique and indulge in some good ol’ Texan pride at the Texas State Capitol. 

The Epic Saga: The Story of Texas.

Calling all history buffs and curious minds! Get ready to immerse yourself in the epic saga known as the “Story of Texas” at the Bullock Texas State History Museum. This place is like a time machine that takes you on a wild journey through the fascinating history of the Lone Star State. From cowboys and oil tycoons to outlaws and pioneers, you’ll uncover the thrilling tales that shaped Texas into its unique place today. With interactive exhibits, educational experiences, and a dash of Texan charm, the Bullock Museum will make history come alive in the most entertaining way possible. So, grab your ten-gallon hat and saddle up for a wild ride through the Story of Texas! Y’all don’t want to miss this!

Make your Austin experience unforgettable!

Looking for some epic adventures in Austin? Look no further than! They’ve got it all, from taking you on a colorful journey through the city’s vibrant mural scene to cooling off with a river tubing escapade. And hey, why not sip some delicious wine while you’re at it? They’ve got wine-tasting tours too! So whether you’re an art enthusiast, a water lover, or a wine connoisseur (or maybe all three), has the perfect outing to make your Austin experience unforgettable. Get ready for a whirlwind of fun, and let the adventures begin!


Austin’s Weather Forecast During NamesCon.

Austin’s weather can be much like Forrest Gump’s box of chocolates.  You never know what you’re gonna get!   The weather forecast looks to be partly cloudy the week of NamesCon. Per AccuWeather, the low should be in the low 70s (degrees Fahrenheit), while the high is likely to be in the low 90s — at least at this time.  

If you burn easily, then don’t forget to pack sunscreen and the appropriate protective wear.  While you’re at it, pack a lightweight jacket and a travel-friendly umbrella just in the event of a downpour from unexpected rain storms or a casual afternoon rain shower.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are my transportation options?

Once you arrive at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, the journey from the airport to the Omni Hotel takes 15-20 minutes in a rideshare.

What are my hotel options?

You’re encouraged to take advantage of the NamesCon room rate by staying stay onsite at the Omni Hotel Austin Downtown. 

Omni Hotel Austin Downtown
700 San Jacinto (at corner of E. 8th St)
Austin, TX 78701

Be aware that parking is available and costs additional should you drive or rent a car.  However, you shouldn’t need a car as everything is within walking distance or an inexpensive rideshare.  

Besides rideshares, you’ve got a plethora of options to choose from. Hop on a pedicab, zip around on a scooter, pedal away on a bike, glide on a Segway, or simply go old-school with a leisurely stroll. 


If capacity or budget is a concern, then review and opt for 9 alternative hotel options in the Downtown Austin area near NamesCon venue.

Is the Omni Hotel Austin Downtown the only location for events?

The Omni Hotel Austin Downtown will host the main sessions and breakouts, There are two additional offsite networking events:

ConneXion Party by WebPros 

This event takes place on June 1st at Summit Rooftop & Lounge, a 5-minute walk or 3-minute cab/rideshare journey from the Omni Hotel Austin Downtown.

Summit Rooftop & Lounge
120 West 5th Street
Austin, Texas 78701

NamesCon FunDay 

This event takes place on June 3rd at Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden, a 20-minute walk or 5-minute cab/rideshare journey from the Omni Hotel Austin Downtown.

Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden
79 Rainey St.
Austin, Texas 78701

In addition to rideshare services, the following options are available at your discretion and should weather permit: pedicabs, scooters, bikes, segways, or good ol’ pit and pat (walking).

How can I contact NamesCon organizers with any questions?

Please contact [email protected] with any questions, comments, or concerns in regard to the NamesCon experience.


Written by Alvin Brown
He's an experienced and passionate serial entrepreneur, founder and publisher of Kickstart Commerce. Alvin possesses a great love for startups dominating their market using profitable digital strategies for greater commerce.