VIDEO : Cybersecurity Panel in Washington DC

VIDEO: Alexa Raad and PIR hosting a cyber security panel in Washington DC

“A rare opportunity to spend time with Rod Beckstrom, CEO and President of ICANN, as he shares his views on the future of ICANN. Following Mr. Beckstrom’s speech, for the next 1.5 hours, a panel of industry experts will discuss the trends of Internet security, government regulation and the possible intersections and ramifications of these trends. This is an exclusive event as many of the panelists are key Washington DC Internet leaders, but are not regulars at ICANN events. Hence, their views and outlook are unique and fresh to the ICANN community. In addition, audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions and offer feedback.”

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Heading to Seoul for ICANN Meetings

I am heading to Seoul, Korea shortly to attend and participate in the ICANN meetings, where new TLDs are the talk of the town. ICANN has made some major strides in the past year and I am certain that we will be seeing many good things in the coming year.

A few interviews, public forums, and board resolutions later there is an Expressions of Interest process in new TLDs.

Assimilating New TLDs into the marketplace

Assimilating New TLDs into the marketplace

I had the privilege to speak at the CENTR General Assembly in Pisa, to discuss the marketplace and how new TLDs can be assimilated into the marketplace via the registrar channel.

It may prove to be like taking a small sip from a fireplug with the number of applications coming, so potential applicants would benefit from taking a look at the presentation.

DomainFest Global 08 – Hollywood California gets the Domain Industry, literally.

DomainFest Global 08 – Hollywood California gets the Domain Industry, literally.

In under a month, DOMAINfest Global will happen in Hollywood, California, and there is a lot of excitement brewing over this.

So Hollywood “Gets” the Domain Industry — as in for a few days the Domain Industry will gather there. January 21-23 2007 at the Renaissance Hotel at Hollywood and Highland.

It was good to see some stars and entertainment industry people at the conference last year. There are a lot of pioneers in entertainment that are leveraging on line delivery and media content to propel their success. There are also many who are using the tried and true “Ostrich” method of wait and see.

I did a quick search on Hollywood and Domain Names and I found the following article about Hollywood not getting it about domain names. In all fairness, some of the studios do get it. NBC/Universal has a very progressive approach, as does ABC / Disney. Warner and other studios definitely do. So, mileage varies, but one can always learn how to get the most out of the potential.

Many of the studios leverage brand management professional organizations like Mark Monitor, Iron Mountain, VeriSign DBMS, or consult with digital brand experts like Names@Work or Fairwinds Partners.

There is a special session on the agenda at the DomainFest entitled “Winning Domain Name Portfolio Strategies for Corporations and Businesses” that is pulling in some heavy hitters in the Brand Management space. The goal is to discuss domain management for businesses and brands, and to “Mash-Up” some of the best practices that “domainers” are leveraging into use in the corporate arena.

Brilliant Idea.

Webex as a platform

I just have to talk up Web Conferencing provider WebEx and their service. I have been in many web conferences that this platform has supported, and it worked each time without a hitch.

Adobe now is offering a variety of web conferencing solutions as well along with Acrobat, it seems. Consumer choice is good. I will post once I compare all of these.