In 2012 ICANN, the oversight body for Names and Numbers on the Internet, opened up the opportunity for a variety of participants to apply to operate a TLD during a brief window of time. Soon, there appears to be another open round which could provide opportunity and changes that everyone should be aware of.
This meeting is a gathering of top providers, experts, and interested participants to discuss the next wave of new domains, lessons learned, budgeting, planning, and more.
The Middle East DNS Forum brings together field experts and affected parties to discuss the latest developments in the global domain marketplace and ways to strengthen the DNS industry in the Middle East:
The Domain Name Industry: A Global Perspective – Highlighting latest trends in the domain name industry in light of the 1200+ New generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs) introduced over the past few years.
Geographic Top-Level Domains Panel Discussion– City TLD operators sharing their experiences.
Domain Name System (DNS) and Cybersecurity – A keynote on the role of ICANN’s Security, Stability and Resiliency (SSR) team in engaging with global security community on issues pertaining to DNS abuse and misuse.
Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs): What is Still Missing for Full Adoption – Exploring the world of Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs); where they stand and what should be done for their universal acceptance.
Custom TLDs: the new brand trend (Thursday 17 May 2018 (12:AM)
This day of meetings, exchanges and networking will bring together experts (leaders, executives, VSEs / SMEs, innovative players and project managers), who will share with you their experiences and their vision of the upcoming challenges.
The GDD Industry Summit provides contracted parties an opportunity to engage and address issues of mutual interest and importance. This forum enables direct and one-on-one interaction with members of the ICANNorg's GDD team. It is not a typical ICANN meeting nor is it solely intended for discussions of policy.
The landscape of domain endings (top-level domains or TLDs) is changing. We’ve seen an influx of new generic top-level domains (gTLDs), such as .blog, .london, .guru, and .BRAND gTLDs, giving consumers and brands more choice.
But what are the SEO implications of this growing landscape? How does Google treat these new gTLDs? How can you successfully switch your domain without harming your SEO? This seminar will cover these questions and more.
Cloudfest is a place where partners and attendees become as much a part of the program as the inspiring speakers who take to the stage. CloudFest embraces and celebrates the cloud industry – it is everything new and exciting in technology and internet innovation.
Shifting Perspectives: Nothing "New" About New gTLDs Anymore Presenter: Thorsten Einig Where: Circus Celebration