Richard Lau

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Affiliation: NamesCon
Country: Canada
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Richard Lau is founder of the annual domain-focused event, NamesCon. [1]

Career History

He was the Founding Supporter at, Domain Consultant at In the Domain Industry, President at TeleLink Paging Corp, and General Manager at,, and[2]

Richard has generated millions of dollars in revenue for his employers and clients in the domain industry. As part of his consulting services in domain forensic background checks for domain purchasers Richard was asked to investigate alleged hijackings of various domains. Now, having overseen the rescue of many high-value stolen domains such as,,,, and others, Richard is an expert in the area of domain hijacking recovery.

Richard Lau is an acknowledged contributor to the DOMAIN NAME HIJACKING: Incidents, Threats, Risks, and Remedial Actions Report by the ICANN Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) produced in 2005. He is also a repeat speaker to the Domain Roundtable Conference & TRAFFIC Conference.


In 2004, Richard was awarded the very first "Domainer of the Year Award."[3] In 2015, Richard was inducted to the Domain Industry Hall of Fame.


Richard Lau completed his B.Comm., in Marketing and Computer Science in 1992 from the University of British Columbia.


  1. NamesCon: Richard Lau, Co-Founder of NamesCon. Retrieved 17 Jun 2016.
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