IGF - ICANN Open Forum : 12 November 2018

At this Open Forum session the Chairman of the ICANN Board and the CEO and President of the Organisation will host a debate and discussion on current issues affecting ICANN as well as looking ahead to development in 2019 and beyond. Topical issues will include how ICANN is dealing with the EU's GDPR and the proposed subsequent process for issuing gTLDs. Participants in this Open debate and discussion will also include members from the ICANN Community.

Join this ICANN open forum.

Jovenet Consulting will attend.

New ".best" domain name : 1 November 2018

It is suggested to register for multiple years, since this is a promotion.

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Internet Governance Forum : 12 November 2018

The thirteenth Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will be hosted by the Government of France at the headquarters of UNESCO in Paris from 12 to 14 November 2018.

Register here.

Web Summit : 5 November 2018

The Web Summit is a company from Dublin, Ireland that holds events across the world: Web Summit in Lisbon, Collision in Toronto, RISE in Hong Kong and MoneyConf in Dublin.

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The .BEST Registry will attend and introduce the social network: "Rewards for Reviews : THE .BEST is the first rewarded and fully decentralized review social network where contributors earn to review !"

Meet the featured startups and book your ticket.

Pre-ICANN63 Policy Open House : 11 October 2018

Overview of the cross-community discussions that will take place at ICANN63:
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR);
  • Expedited Policy Development Process (EPDP) on the Temporary Specification for generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) Registration Data;
  • Innovation in Top-Level Domains.
Register here.

Domaining Americas : 6 October 2018

Domaining Americas will bring people together from around the globe, including investors, startups, registries, registrars, registrants, hosting and eCommerce companies.


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Next Annual ICANN DNS Symposium : May 2019

The ICANN organization's Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO) organized the second annual ICANN DNS Symposium (IDS), a one-day event focused on all aspects of the Domain Name System (DNS). IDS 2018 was held last Friday, July 13, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and this year's theme was "Attention, Domain Name System: Your 30-year scheduled maintenance is overdue"

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Are you ready for the age of the .BRAND ?

Businesses are certainly wise to the benefits of the internet when it comes to their marketing, growth and ultimate survival. But have you considered the potential power of having your own .brand? In this webinar, Steve Coaker will introduce to you .brand domain endings - how they can be used and how your brand can register its own. This webinar is part of Digital Leaders Week, the most inspirational week in the Digital Transformation calendar.

Join Digital Leaders (Wed, Jun 20, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CEST)

NDD.camp : 21 June 2018

NDDCamp is organized each year by two French domain names investors, David Chelly and Philippe Franck. The fourth edition is co-organized by the eBusiness MBA of of ESG Paris. It is supported by Sedo, OVH and the French registry AFNIC

The next NddCamp will take place on June 21, 2018 at the MBA ESG Campus, in Paris.

The first two editions were targeting a French-speaking audience. In the 3rd edition, an English workshop has been organized in the afternoon, with dozens of participants, mainly coming from Europe.
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.

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Merge : 15 September 2018

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.

Buy tickets here.

Middle East DNS Forum : 25 April 2018

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.
Check the full agenda here.

AFNIC forum : 17 May 2018

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.

Register here

GDD Industry Summit : 14 May 2018

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.

Marketing Technology Expo : 21 March 2018

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.

GAC Discussion on .AMAZON : 10 March 2018

The GAC will be following up on its inter-sessional discussion since ICANN60 and the Board response received following the ICANN60 Communique.

Learn more here.

New gTLD milestone: 2,700 subscribers

Cloudfest : 14 March 2018

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

Check the agenda and register here.

Pre-ICANN61 Policy Open House : 1 March 2018

In this interactive 60-minute open house, the focus will be an active question and answer session with the Policy Development Support Team:
  • A Walk in the Shoes of a New Generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) Registry Operator;
  • Name Collisions;
  • ...
Policy development processes underway:
  • Review of All Rights Protection Mechanisms in All gTLDs;
  • Protections for Red Cross National Society Names in the Domain Name System;
  • New gTLD Subsequent Procedures;
  • ...
Advisory Committee activities:
  • GAC discussion on the .AMAZON Independent Review Process;
  • RSSAC & SSAC Response to the GNSO's New gTLD Subsequent Procedures Working Group on Root Scaling;
  • SSAC Response to the ICANN Internationalized Domain Name Guidelines Working Group;
  • ...
Register by 26 February 2018!

Just announced: the .CHARITY new gTLD auction

The .CHARITY new gTLD: commencement date for auction #20 is on 18 April 2018 at 16:00 UTC.

Contention sets are on hold for these strings and are not yet eligible:
  1. .GAY
  2. .HOME
  3. .CPA
  4. .HOTEL
  5. .MAIL
  6. .MERCK
  7. .CORP
  8. .MUSIC
  9. .SPA
  10. .KID/.KIDS
More here.

GDD Industry Summit : 14 May 2018

Join the ICANN organization's Global Domains Division, ICANN accredited registrars and gTLD registries in a three-day summit to be held 14-17 May 2018, in Richmond, British Columbia (Vancouver metro area), Canada.

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.

New gTLD Subsequent Procedures Working Group call : 8 January 2018

The following call for the New gTLD Subsequent Procedures Working Group will be held on Monday, 8 January at 20:00 UTC for 90 minutes.

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