ICANN63 (20th AGM) 20 October 2018

ICANN63 20th AGM for 2018.

The forum will be held in Barcelona.

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ICANN62 Policy Forum : 25 June 2018

ICANN62 Policy Forum for 2018.

The forum will be held in Panama city.

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ICANN61 Community Forum : 10 March 2018

ICANN61 Community Forum for 2018.

This six-day meeting will be focused on outreach, capacity building, and showcasing ICANN’s work to a broader global audience.

The forum will be held in San Juan.

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GNSO December events

The GNSO strives to keep gTLDs operating in a fair, orderly fashion across one global Internet, while promoting innovation and competition.

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DNS Forum : 12 October 2017

In partnership with the technical administrator of ccTLDs .BY and .БЕЛ.

The event is part of ICANN's regional outreach efforts to raise awareness on issues related to the Domain Name System (DNS), and collaborate with the stakeholders through discussions on areas of further development.

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NamesCon China : 12 October 2017

NamesCon’s flagship event in Las Vegas has grown to be the largest and most anticipated domain industry event of the year. The 2017 conference drew nearly 1300 delegates from around the world to focus their energies on this dynamic industry. With the explosive growth of new TLDs and rapid expansion of internet connectivity worldwide, the domain industry promises to remain one of the most energized and important markets in technology.

This conference is more for domainers but two events on the agenda are of interest:
  1. Keynote: Reports on Chinese TLDs;
  2. Panel: Domain Trends in China.
Check the agenda here.

Compliance & Consumer Safeguard Overview : 25 September 2017

This webinar will allow for an open discussion on these topics as well as any other related issues raised by members of the community. Hosted by ICANN’s Contractual Compliance and Consumer Safeguards team, the webinar will also include representatives from ICANN’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer and the Global Domains Division.

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EE DNS Forum : 12 October 2017

The two-day event will tackle a variety of issues faced in the DNS market covering technology updates to legal aspects and business opportunities. The first day will be devoted to technical workshops, while the second day will include panel discussions on other DNS aspects. Some topics that will be covered are:
  • DNSSEC and KSK-rollover (taking place on October 11, 2017);
  • DNS infrastructure security;
  • DNS industry legal aspects;
  • DNS-abuse monitoring and analysis;
  • New generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs);
  • ICANN regional strategy.
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Brands & Domains : 2 October 2017

Brands and Domains is the conference dedicated to dot brand, the tool for brands to create their own home on the Internet.

The second edition of this unique event presents the opportunity for brand owners, intellectual property protection specialists, branding experts and digital marketers to share and present their knowledge.

The first brands to have implemented their own dot brand are now beginning to learn the real potential of their dot brand, and will come to the conference to share their feedbacks, initial learnings, best practices and key success factors.

OVH Summit Paris : 17 October 2017

Universal Acceptance (in French)

Implication de l’évolution des noms de domaine depuis 2014 : 15H00-15H45.

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ICANN60 Abu Dhabi : 28 October 2017

Another ICANN meeting hosted by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority.

TRA is responsible for the management of every aspect of the telecommunications and information technology industries in the UAE.

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Marques : 9 September 2017

The 31st MARQUES Annual Conference will look at how brands are shaped by cultural, political and social influences. IP rights are today more prominent worldwide, and consumers are more engaged. That results in growing tensions between trademarks and other IP rights, on one hand, and free speech, cultural sensitivities and political considerations, on the other. These tensions will be explored over the three days of the Conference.

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NameSummit : 7 August 2017

NameSummit 2017 is bringing the best together to discuss leading trends in branding, influencer marketing, social media, and showcase the continuing evolution of domain names as an important part of a great brand or advertising campaign.

Also: .BRANDS TLDs & the Evolution of Digital Super Brands

New gTLD Auction Proceeds : 13 July 2007

Proposed Agenda CCWG-AP meeting:
  • Roll Call;
  • Welcome / DOI;
  • Review of survey results charter question #4;
  • Review of survey results charter question #7;
  • Review feedback received on charter question #2 survey & next steps;
  • Questions for external experts;
  • Confirm next steps & next meeting.
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Accuracy Reporting System : 20 July 2017

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today announced that ICANN will host an interactive webinar on 20 July 2017 to review findings of the “WHOIS Accuracy Reporting System June 2017” report published 12 June 2017.

Participant Code: 8021705257

Protecting brands in the digital world : 21 September 2017

MarkMonitor® Top-Level Domain Advisory Services are designed to help companies understand the issues, develop the right strategy, participate proactively or defensively in the application process and ensure relevant TLD acquisition. Implementation, launch and ongoing registry operation services are also offered.

Register here.

Brand Protection Excellence Forum : 7 December 2017

The brand protection industry is being forecasted to have a constant growth rate of 10.2% till 2026. As year passes the global brand protection industry continues to face the challenge of providing more suitable and advance brand protection solutions. The next generation technologies and cross border business requirements lead protection industry tends to the new heights.


NameSummit NYC : 6 August 2017

NameSummit 2017 is bringing the best together to discuss leading trends in branding, influencer marketing, and social media, as well as to showcase the continuing evolution of domain names as an important part of a great brand or advertising campaign.

When the site is up again: www.namesummit.com

IGF 2017 : 18 December 2017

The IGF is a multistakeholder forum that promotes discussions and dialogue about public policy issues relating to the Internet. It was convened in 2006 by the United Nations Secretary-General.


GDS 2017 : 7 July 2017

Main topics of this summit will include the development trend analysis for Global and Chinese domain names, domain names transaction globalization, domain names application and innovation, New gTLD, domain names finance, domain names security, brand and trademark and other hot topics today. Meanwhile, there will be many parts during the meeting like Global Thousands Participants & Multi-Platform Auctions, Award Ceremony and Closed Meeting Session.


WHD.USA : 11 September 2017

WorldHostingDays is the global event series for the cloud services and internet infrastructure industries. The main event each year is WHD.global — week-long annual festival attracting nearly 7000 people to Germany each year from around the world. It’s where leaders come together to understand how digital technologies fit together to shape our future.


ICANN 59: June 25 2017

ICANN59 will be ICANN’s second ever Policy Forum. This four-day meeting will be focused on sessions which are core to current policy development work and outreach, with the Supporting Organizations and Advisory Committees taking the lead in organizing the program.

NDD Camp : June 26 2017

The next NddCamp will take place on June 26, 2017 at the Campus Cluster Innovation of the Paris School of Business, in Paris.

In order to best meet the expectations of the audience, many topics related with domain names will be addressed throughout the day, such as new TLD, expired domains names, branding advice, cybersquatting, SEO tools, etc.

And not to miss the nice open buffet, in a comfortable room devoted to restoration, networking and discussion with sponsors and participants.


Brands and Domains : 1 October 2017

Brandsand.Domains is an event where many top level decision makers from the global Brand and Domain Industry meet, make business, share new tendencies, tools and knowledge. It enables a neutral communication between Brand GTLD holders and domain industry service providers. At this conference we are also going to explore the possibilities of participation in the next round of application.

DFM.lat : 29 June 2017

Domain for Marketers
DFM es un evento orientado a agencias, marcas, emprendedores, profesionales y estudiantes de Marketing y Comunicación.


Connecting the Dots : 23 May 2017

In this edition of Connecting the Dots, Will Jamieson, CEO of Stream, sits down with Jebidiah Burnett and Marc Gawith to discuss brand strategy in the age of new gTLDs. They will be covering:
  • How Stream made a move from the Stre.am domain to Stream.LIVE
  • Why startups should be investing early in their brand
  • SEO considerations when securing a domain name
  • What end users look for when they’re in the market for a domain.
Connecting The Dots

Domaining Europe : 14 May 2017

DomainingEurope is an event at which top-level decision makers from the global domain industry share new ideas, do business and synergize. It enables the communication between registrars, registries and most importantly registrants. The continuous change of the global market and the constant addition of new top-level domains calls for new marketing and monetization strategies.


AIM : 9 April 2018

Annual Investment Meeting is the world’s leading platform for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), aimed at facilitating strategic networking and promoting investments. It is the largest gathering of the international investment community, policy makers, business leaders, regional and international investors, entrepreneurs, leading academics and experts showcasing up-to-date information and strategies on attracting FDI.


Merge : 14 October 2017

Co-Founded by Ray Neu of TRAFFIC and The Domain Conference and Jothan Frakes, co-founder of the NamesCon, DomainFest, and Domain Roundtable conferences, this show brings more than 25 years of conference experience and content excellence together for an event that you will not want to miss.


CSR : 23 May 2017

CSC® cordially invites you to our special .Brand Briefing for clients only. Join us during the International Trademark Association (INTA) Annual Meeting, for .BRAND: What’s Going On Out There?

There are currently over 170 .brand new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) actively being used online by such major brands as Barclays®, Google®, Swatch®, Seat®, and Sky®—and among them, they have over 10,000 new gTLDs domain names registered


ICANN DNS Symposium : 13 May 2017

The ICANN DNS Symposium is a one-day event focused on all aspects of the Domain Name System (DNS). Join members of the ICANN organization to explore ICANN's current initiatives and projects relating to DNS research, operations, threats and countermeasures and technology evolution.

ICANN DNS Symposium

DNS OARC : 14 May 2017

DNS-OARC is a non-profit, membership organization that seeks to improve the security, stability, and understanding of the Internet's DNS infrastructure. Part of these aims are achieved through workshops.


GDD Industry Summit : 9 May 2017

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 ICANN's GDD team. It is not a typical ICANN meeting nor is it solely intended for discussions of policy.

More than 400 participants from 49 countries attended the 2016 GDD Summit in Amsterdam. Participants included gTLD, brand and geo registries, ICANN-accredited registrars, gTLD resellers, gTLD hosting providers and registry service providers.

GDD Summit

DN Seattle : 25 May 2017

DNSeattle is an in-person networking and educational event for entrepreneurs, investors and operators (e.g., registries, registrars, service providers).


Geographic Names Webinar : 25 April 2017

The leadership team of the New gTLD Subsequent Procedures Policy Development Process Working Group is seeking your input on the issue of geographic names at the top level. All are welcome and encouraged to participate and contribute their perspectives.

The following upcoming activities are intended to facilitate a broad community-wide dialogue on this topic to feed into the New gTLD Subsequent Procedures PDP.

Geographic Names Webinar