Tuesday, September 13, 2011

International conference for ccTLD registries and registrars of CIS, Central and Eastern Europe

The .ru registry is organising the 4th International Conference for ccTLD registries and registrars of CIS, Central and Eastern Europe tomorrow 14th September 2011. The event's being held in Novi Sad, Serbia.

Read meeting Agenda Here

This is one of the events to watch in the domain industry in a season that's been dominated by new gTLDs. It seems the ccTLDs and their myriad of problems had been swept to the shadows as the world readied itself for the next big .thing on the web-the new gTLDs.

The conference aims to engage leading registrars from different ccTLDs into discussions on the Internet issues; as well the conference will focus on organization of interaction between ccTLDs registries and registrars. This issue has become pressing in the light of a prompt development of national segments of the Internet.

Full Agenda Below:


13th of September, Tuesday

Transfer from airport, check-in
20:00-24:00 Welcome dinner at hotel PARK

14th of September, Wednesday

09:00-10:00 Registration, hotel PARK lobby
10:00-11:30 Session 1. Welcome and updates
  • Welcome address, CC for TLD RU, Andrei Kolesnikov
  • RNIDS – 5 years of activities, RNIDS, Nenad Marinković
  • Cooperation agreement between MTIS and RNIDS, Ministry of Culture, Media and Information Society of Serbia, Slobodan Markovic
  • Welcome address, State Secretary for Digital Agenda, Jasna Matić, tbc
  • Update overview, ICANN, Steve Gobin, Gabriella Schittek
11:30-12:00 Coffee-break
12:00-13:30 Session 2. Round table. Legal issues
Internet laws, recent legislation initiatives, registry and registrars responsibilities, UDRP, court practices
Moderator: Mikhail Yakushev, CC for TLD RU
  • Domain name blocking: is the easiest way the right one? NIC.LV (.lv), Katrina Sataki
  • How to change your whois and why, Fundació puntCAT (.cat), Nacho Amadoz
  • Domain names: legal status, domain name owners' rights, their recognition and amount. Recent events in international legal regulations regarding domain names, CC for TLD RU, Mikhail Yakushev
  • Internet Governance: Guilty or not guilty... Internet Association of Kazakhstan, Shavkat Sabirov
  • Serbian Experience in Domain Name Dispute Resolution, President of the Commission for .rs Domain Name Dispute Resolution, University of Belgrade-Faculty of Law, Dušan Popović
13:30-14:30 Lunch
14:30-16:00 Session 3-4. IDN & New TLD
New gTLDs, IDNs, update on applications readiness
  • New gTLD industry overview, NIC.AT (.at), Alex Mayrhofer (moderator)
  • Considerations for new TLD operators from a registrar perspective, Blacknight Solutions, Michele Neylon
  • New gTLDs: how to adapt and succeed in non-English language, OpenRegistry, Jean-Christophe Vignes
  • dotbrand position on behalf of Afilias, Desiree Miloshevic
  • Implementation and using IDN domains in .UA, Hostmaster Svitlana Tkachenko
16:00-16:30 Coffee-break
16:30-18:00 Session 3-4. IDN & New TLD (extension)
New gTLDs, IDNs, update on applications readiness
  • Delegating new cyrillic IDN top-level domains, Webnames, Sergey Sharikov
  • City Top Level Domains - why apply and what to consider, Minds + Machines, Caspar von Veltheim
  • Trends in non-latin internet services, IETF, tba
  • Prerequisites and perspectives of the .MOSCOW domain, Hosting Community, Alexander Panov
  • Cybersecurity in 2012-2015. The new challenges to be faced by Registries and Registrars, Yonita, Andrzej Bartosiewicz
  • New services for ccTLD registrars, TCI, Dmitry Belyavsky
18:00-20:00 Spare time
20:00-24:00 Gala dinner, restaurant "Osam tamburasa", Petrovaradin fortress

15th of September, Thursday

09:00-10:00 Registration, hotel PARK lobby
10:00-11:30 Session 5. Marketing & market education, government relations
Marketing campaigns, awards program, popularization of TLDs, expand of internet use
  • Awareness raising and market education - the role of a Registry: overview of initiatives, best practice and recent developments, CENTR, Wim Degezelle
  • .EU marketing and e-learning initiatives, EURid (.eu), Joke Braeken
  • And the government is a stakeholder, too. Government-Registry relations – the .uk story, Nominet (.uk), Martin Boyle
  • Branding .ME: public awareness activities, and business model of .me, dotME (.me), Nataša Djukanović
  • 5 principles of success at .UA market, DRS.UA Andrei Khvetkevich
  • RU-CENTER Educational Initiatives in the Sphere of Creating Websites for Governmental and Municipal Bodies, RU-CENTER Viktoriya Bunchuk
11:30-12:00 Coffee-break
12:00-14:00 Session 6. Business models of ccTLD registries
Registry-registrar relations, policy development process, corporate structure of registries
  • Managing (and coping with) the Ecosystem - AFNIC (.fr and .re), AFNIC,  Loic Damilaville
  • Management of national .AM domain, Internet Society-Armenia (.am),  Anna Karakhanyan
  • .KZ overview, KazNIC Organization (.kz), Nurlan Issin
  • .UA Registrar’s Infrastructure review (.ua), Hostmaster,  Tatiana Forsyuk
  • .KG review (.kg), Internetpolicy.kg,  Nazgul Kurmanalieva
14:00-15:00 Lunch
15:00-... Spare time/transfer to Airport

16th of September*, Friday

09:30-11:30 Transfer to Belgrade
11:30-14:00 Sightseeing. Bus and walk tour through the Belgrade
14:00-15:00 Lunch at the Kalemagdanska terasa
15:00 - ... Transfer to Airport

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