…And I am back – doing NamesCon through January 2015!

…And I am back – doing NamesCon through January 2015!

Hi and thanks for visiting my blog. I concluded a long project that had requested I drop my industry profile and blogging activity, which gives me time to blog.

That said, I am focusing the majority of my available time on a very special domain name industry conference, called NamesCon, along with Richard Lau and Jodi Chamberlain.

For those of you who are learning about the domain name industry, following it, or participating in some manner, I would encourage you to come to the event.

Meet me at NamesCon 2015

The conference is January 11-14, 2015 in Las Vegas, and the URL for the event is NamesCon.Vegas.

Hope to see you there!

Taking a break…

I am taking a break from blogging and will be reducing my industry profile in the coming months to work on something big.

Thank you to all of the loyal viewers, syndicators, fans, and friends over the years.

To quote Arnold Schwartzenegger, “Ahl Beh Back”.

Video: Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on Internet regulation

I found a gem at The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation when I was searching for the composition of the participants.

What I found on their website was this very powerful statement on Internet regulation from Senator Hutchinson.

Watch the video (Especially those of you in the majority within the ANA who are not supportive of the crusade against ICANN and new TLDs) Senate on internet regulation.

Hopefully a read of the tea leaves. Who benefits from blocking innovation, competition, and job creation?

Here is a link to the actual session.

Next up: Newdomains.org conference in Munich 9/26-27

More conferences!  Following on the heels of a very successful F8 conference with Facebook, I am now on to Munich for the newtlds.org conference.

New Top Level Domains are coming into focus and it is the time to be preparing for them.  I have connected up with a constellation of experts in a company called Sedari, which provides expert consulting and operational excellence for these new domains that are on the horizon.  It is a great group of people, and we’re really knowledgeable about the process and every facet of them.

ICANN’s new Top Level Domain website is launched and the applicant guidebook published. The communications program is already under way with ICANN gatherings in numerous parts of Europe to announce and provide Q&A about the new Top Level Domain application process.

United Domains have timed a conference perfectly with all of these events, called newdomains.org.  I am good friends with the conference organizer, and he’s expressed to me that he is immensely pleased not only about the attendance levels, but in particular just how many of those attendees are from brands, and also how many are new or unrecognized names, which illustrates to me that the interest in new top level domains is brewing.

There will be a keynote from Steve Crocker, the Chairman of the Board of directors of ICANN, and the conference is packed with fantastic sessions that will benefit participants of any level of experience, from beginner to advanced.

I am speaking in a session called “ask the experts” along with my friends and respected experts Peter Dengate Thrush, Tina Dam, and Dan Schindler on 9/26 from 16:30 – 17:25 Munich time (10:30 am Eastern / 7:30 am Pacific).

My good friend and the CEO of Sedari, Dr. Liz Williams, will be on a panel just before hand with Richard Wein of nic.at, Sarah Langstone of VeriSign, Jim Rogers of Neustar, Elmar Knipp from Knipp Medien & Kommunikation GmbH (who have an interesting platform called Tango) and Peter Hupfauer of registry.net.

I look forward to seeing you there!

About the conference:

Conference URL:   http://www.newdomains.org

Organized by : uniteddomains.com

Registration:  http://newdomains.org/conference_option

 

Live Blogging will be being done by Jennie-Marie Larsen, also of Sedari either at http://www.sedari.com under blog or @sedarinews on twitter

DotMobi has created a mobile friendly calendar and event site at http://ntlds.mobi/