Friday, September 16, 2011

New TLDs Events: September is new gTLDs Month

September is new gTLDs month and several European cities will be hosting several new gTLD events in the rn up to and after ICANN's launch of the Global Awareness campaign of the new gTLDs. To keep yourself in the  loop on new gTLDs, we have compiled a list of new gTLD events coming up in the next two weeks:

Tue 20 September, 2011 Bern, Switzerland
Seminar: Brand Protection, Domain Name Management and the New gTLDs - Switzerland
Location: 
Paul Klee Museum, Bern, Switzerland 
 NetNames will be hosting a free seminar in Bern, Switzerland on Tuesday 20 September 2011. It will also cover the important topic of the new gTLDs - including what they are, the benefits of owning a new gTLD for an organisation, as well as how to submit a new gTLD application.

The seminar will be held at the Paul Klee Museum, Monument im Fruchtland 3, 3006 Bern, Switzerland.
The event times are: 9.30am - 2.00pm. (Registration will be at 9.00am.) To register your attendance at the free event please contact: Martin.Christen@netnames.com  Read More

Tuesday 20 September 2011 London, UK
ICANN CEO Rod Beckstrom, Nominet CEO Lesley Cowley, Lorna Gradden, Journalist and Blogger at DomainIncite Kevin Murphy and Edelman Chair Jonathan Hargreaves will be together in an informative thought provoking one and half hour discussion panel on new gTLDS to be held in London. See event details below:

Date:
Time:


Venue:
RSVP:
Tuesday, 20th September 2011
8am - Breakfast
8:30am - Panel Discussion and Q&A
10am - Close
Edelman, Southside, 105 Victoria Street, London SW1E 6QT
andrew.robertson@edelman.com

Tuesday 20 September, 2011 Köln, Germany
German ECO association offers workshop: Brand management with new Top Level Domains 

New gTLD Workshop: Markenführung mit neuen Top Level Domains - Köln
New gTLD Workshop: Markenführung mit neuen Top Level Domains – Strategien und Know-how Die Veranstaltung richtet sich an Personen, die ein eigenes TLD-Projekt planen oder in ihrem Unternehmen diesbezügliche Projekte zu leiten oder Entscheidungsvorlagen vorzubereiten haben. Die Teilnehmer werden von Experten anschaulich über die Herangehensweise an ein TLD-Projekt informiert, erfahren von Marketingexperten, welche neuen geschäftlichen Chancen mit der "eigenen" TLD verbunden sind und erhalten einen Einblick in die erforderliche Technik. Im Vordergrund stehen dabei nicht die von ICANN auf Hunderten von Seiten niedergelegten Bewerbungsbedingungen, sondern praxisrelevantes Basiswissen, um angemessen ein solch anspruchsvolles Projekt vorbereiten und bewältigen zu können und die sich in nahezu jedem Unternehmen stellenden Fragen nach dem Für und Wider beantworten zu können.
Ausreichend Raum bleibt auch für persönliche Gespräche mit den Experten sowie die Erörterung von Fragen der Teilnehmer. Visit Event Website

Thursday 22 September,  2011 Paris, France
 MELBOURNE IT and AFNIC are organising a seminar "Preparing for the new gTLDs"
Held in Paris on 22 September from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the seminar is designed for market players and IP professionals interested in the new gTLDs. It will give them an opportunity to discuss with Melbourne IT and AFNIC experts on the following subjects:
  • the business opportunities of the new gTLDs and possible brand strategies;
  • the process, terms and timing of applications
  • the obligations involved and the means required in order to obtain your own gTLD.
Find out more
To register for the "Preparing for the new gTLDs" seminar, please visit: 
26-27 September 2011 Munich, Germany
The Munich Conference on new TLDs 2011
With more than 100 new TLD applications submitted to ICANN, the next Internet revolution is about to begin. Register now for the Munich Conference on new TLDs and attend Europe's largest forum to discuss and learn about new domain extensions. Meet new top-level domain applicants and make use of excellent networking opportunities, discover more about the application process and network with domain professionals, registrars, legal resources, marketers, and more! Read More
September 30 2011 Paris, France
The International Chamber of Commerce, ICC Conference "The Changing Domain Name Landscape and new gTLDs: Managing Business Risks and Opportunities:The one-day seminar at ICC Headquarters on the Changing Domain Name Landscape and New gTLDs will take a close look at this application process, as well as the opportunities and challenges generated by the availability of the new gTLDs and IDNs, from a business-to-business perspective. Experts brought together by ICC - which provides input into ICANN - will advise participants on what they can do right now to prepare for these new developments. What management strategies can they adopt to reduce exposure to security risks, fraud and trademark abuse? And what new enforcement and dispute resolution procedures is ICANN proposing to make available to them? Read More


Other Notable Events where new gTLDs will be on the table

27-30 September 2011 Nairobi, Kenya
The Sixth Annual IGF Meeting will be held in Nairobi, Kenya on 27-30 September 2011 at the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON). The proposed main theme of the meeting is: 'Internet as a catalyst for change: access, development, freedoms and innovation'. Visit Event Website

23-28 October 2011 Dakar, Senegal
ICANN 42 Meeting in Dakar
Senegalese Capital Dakar will host the 42nd ICANN meeting. Visit Event Website Here
07 November 2011 Sofia, Bulgaria
Domain forum is the first event in Bulgaria, dedicated to the ICANN new gTLD program. Visit the Event Website Here

Why visit Domain forum?

  • Learn about the ICANN new gTLD program.
  • Find our how to protect your intellectual property in the Internet.
  • Receive more information about the Bulgarian IDN domain.
  • Understand the IPv6 protocol and the DNSSEC technology.
  • Learn how to apply for your own top level domain and how to manage the registry.
Venue:
 Grand Hotel Sofia
1, Gurko Str., 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria
tel: (+359 2) 811 0800, 811 0808
fax: (+359 2) 811 0801
e-mail: reservations@grandhotelsofia.bg
web: www.grandhotelsofia.bg
Special Rates for Domain forum participants: (average per night, includes breakfast, Internet access and local taxes): 91.67 EURO for a Superior room and 101.67 EURO for an Executive room.

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