- New Internet Extensions
- About .Nxt
.Nxt conference cancellation
It is with the greatest regret that we are announcing the cancellation of the .Nxt London conference, scheduled for 29-31 August.
Ongoing uncertainty over the new gTLD process run by ICANN - the focus of the conference - has led to fewer sponsors and confirmed attendees than at our previous two conferences and so made the event as originally planned untenable.
We would like to sincerely apologize to all attendees and sponsors. We are attempting to personally contact all those that planned to attend and will do what we can to limit the impact of the cancellation.
In order to capture months of work and provide value to the Internet community, our intent is to run some of the conference's planned sessions online, rather than in-person, over the next few months. More details will be provided as we have them.
Extensive analysis of the process, as well as ongoing Internet policy and governance issues, will also be provided on the .Nxt website.
London speakers (29-31 August)
|Charles Arthur||Charles is Technology editor of The Guardian newspaper. Prior to that he was science and technology editor at The Independent.|
|Gavin Brown||Gavin Brown is Chief Technology Officer of CentralNic, an Internet registry company. CentralNic is listed as the supplier for over 60 new gTLD applications.|
|Philip Corwin||Philip Corwin is the founder of Washington DC law firm VirtuaLaw, specializing in domain name issues. He also acts as counsel for the Internet Commerce Association (ICA).|
|Lesley Cowley||Lesley Cowley OBE is Chief Executive of Nominet, the dot-uk domain registry. She is also chair of the country code names supporting organization (ccNSO) within ICANN.|
|Ben Crawford||Ben Crawford is CEO of CentralNic, an independent registry company. CentralNic is listed as the supplier for over 60 new gTLD applications.|
|Steve DelBianco||Steve DelBianco is the executive director of Washington DC-based NetChoice, a company that specializes in Internet governance, policy and online consumer protection issues.|
|Juan Diego Calle||Juan Diego Calle is CEO of .CO Internet, the registry operator for the dot-co top level domain. He is also chairman of Straat Investments, which is applying for 13 new gTLDs.|
|Chris Disspain||Chris Disspain is CEO of auDA, the self-regulatory body governing the dot-au domain name space and managing the domain name system in Australia. He is also a member of the ICANN Board and IGF multistakeholder advisory group.|
Frederick Felman is Chief Marketing Office of MarkMonitor, a company that specializes in brand protection and management online. MarkMonitor is also offering full management services for new gTLDs.
|Stacey King||Stacey King is Senior Digital and IP Counsel at a European luxury goods company. She also sits on the International Trademark Association (INTA) Board.|
|Stuart Lawley||Stuart Lawley is CEO of ICM Registry, which runs the dot-xxx registry. ICM Registry has applied for a further four new gTLDs.|
|Desiree Miloshevic||Desiree Miloshevic is Senior Advisor of International Affairs and Public Policy at Afilias, as well as chair of the dot-me registry. Afilias is listed as the registry operator for 305 new gTLD applications.|
Jeff Neuman is Vice President of Business Affairs at NeuStar. He is also a member of the GNSO Council within ICANN. Neustar acts as the registry operator for a number of gTLDs and ccTLDs; it is listed as the registry supplier for 358 new gTLD applications.
|Judy Song-Marshall||Ms. Judy Song-Marshall is the Director of Marketing and Registry Services for NeuStar. She is responsible for marketing, branding and communications for the Registry Services business unit. Ms. Song-Marshall led the complete strategic repositioning of one of the company’s core products.|
|Martin Sutton||Martin Sutton is a Risk Manager at HSBC and responsible for looking after the banking group's domain names and online brand protection.|
|Emily Taylor||Emily Taylor is an Internet law and governance expert, as well as independent consultant and adviser to a number of Internet registries. She recently chaired the independent review into Whois.|
Nick Thorne is an independent consultant on Internet Governance issues. He was international relations adviser to ICANN's CEO and prior to that the UK Ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva.
|Lori Anne Wardi||
Lori Anne Wardi is Vice President of .CO Internet, the the registry operator for the dot-co top level domain. She is responsible for brand strategy, business development and global communications.
|Brian Winterfeldt||Brian Winterfeldt is a partner in the Washington office of Steptoe & Johnson. He specializes in intellectual property law and domain name issues, and is advising a large number of new gTLDs. He is also a member of the GNSO Council within ICANN.|
|Jean-Christophe Vignes||Jean-Christophe Vignes currently heads the Domain Name Practice of the Caprioli & Partners International Law firm. In this capacity he acts for various Fortune 500 Companies and new TLD applicants in order to help them best navigate the complex ICANN process, thanks to his 11+ years of expertise in the domain name world.|