Sunday, November 6, 2011

Domain Forum Kicks off in Sofia Bulgaria

If you thought the domain conferences were over in September and October, think again. Bulgarian capital Sofia is hosting the Domain Forum from tomorrow where the new gTLDs will be discussed in addition to the local Bulgarian ccTLD .BG as well some talk on IPv6 and DNSSEC. Rod Beckstrom will be attending the meeting as well as other domain industry muckie mucks.

Some of the topics are extremely interesting and I hope remote participation will be provided!
Here is the schedule of the meeting: Schedule can also be viewed here

Monday, November 7

08:00 - 09:00 Registration and coffee
09:00 - 09:15 Opening (tba.)
09:15 - 09:45 Rod Beckstrom, President and CEO of ICANN
09:45 - 10:15 An introduction to ICANN's new gTLD program
Stéphane Van Gelder, NetNames / Indom
10:15 - 10:45 ICANN and Internet governance: "governments, the private sector and civil society, in their respective roles"
Avri Doria
10:45 - 11:15 System for registration of domain names in .BG
Dragomir Slavov, Register.BG
11:15 - 11:35 How to apply for a new gTLD
Ben Crawford, Centralnic
11:35 - 12:00 Why companies should apply for a dot brand TLD
Andreas Soll, Key-Systems
12:00 - 12:30 Discussion: Intellectual property in the new gTLDs Panelists:
Legal nature and protection of domains
Dr. George Dimitrov, Law Firm Dimitrov, Petrov & Co
(topic tba.)
Nickolay V. Kiskinov, Law Firm Penkov, Markov & Partners
12:30 - 13:00 Dispute committee to "" - procedure and practice
Marin Marinov and Ivayla Dimitrova
13:00 - 13:30 The Equivalent of Urban Planning in Community TLDs: Why and How
Werner Staub, CORE
13:30 - 14:15 Lunch break
14:15 - 14:45 Discussion: IDN experiences from the region Moderator:
Julian Borislavov, ICN.Bg / UNINET
Nelly Stoyanova, Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications
Nenad Orlić, RNIDS
14:45 - 15:10 Veni Markovski, ICANN
15:10 - 15:30 .MOSCOW: the perspectives of city TLD implementation for Russian capital
Sergey Gorbunov, RU-CENTER
15:30 - 15:45 Two strings within one Registry: Multilingual solutions for brandTLDs with IDN and ASCII
15:45 - 16:15 The new role of registrars in the new gTLD world
Thosten Smeets, Key-Systems
16:15 - 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 - 17:15 Discussion: new gTLDs from registrar point of view Moderator:
Lyubomir Rusanov, SuperHosting.BG / UNINET
Stéphane Van Gelder, NetNames / Indom
Michele Neylon, Blacknight
17:15 - 17:45 IPv4 Depletion and IPv6 Deployment in the RIPE NCC Service Region
Nathalie Trenaman, RIPE
17:45 – 18:15 Increasing the Internet security through DNSSEC
Daniel Kalchev, Register.BG
18:15 – 18:45 Dealing with cybersecurity threats: role of Registrars
Dr. Andrzej Bartosiewicz, Yonita
19:45 - 23:00 Informal evening reception

Tuesday, November 8

10:00 - 12:00 Private meetings (tbc)

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