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.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.
New gTLDs, IP and .Nxt
The .Nxt conference is your one-stop shop for everything to do with the new gTLD program, as well as related Internet policy and governance discussions.
The three-day conference covers all aspects of the program, from the evaluation process, to trademark protections, to dispute resolution.
It will also provide the most comprehensive analysis and overview to date of the nearly 1,500 applicants and 2,000 applications.
We are also extremely competitively priced, with the three-day conference costing the same as one-day seminars held elsewhere.
So if you want to get up-to-speed on the new gTLD process, as well as what is happening in the broader Internet policy and governance fields, there is no better event this year to attend than .Nxt London.
Sessions of interest
We have picked out some session that may be of particular interest to those following the new gTLD process from the intellectual property perspective:
Wednesday August 29
Protections and Objections
Learn how to protect your trademark through this explosion in domain names, as well as evaluate and monitor the objection process that applies to all new gTLD applications, including how to file your own objections.
Conflicts and Disputes
Of the 1,930 new gTLD applications, 751 of them are involved in a conflict with at least one other party. Review the approaches being taken to resolve them, both formal and informal, as well as both existing and new dispute mechanisms in place for contested domain names.
Thursday August 30
Addressing the Future: domain names now and into the future
Addresses on the Internet are about to undergo a radical transformation. Join this main session as three experts present on the current domain name market, what we know so far of the new gTLD industry, and what the domain name system of the future looks like. Followed by an interactive discussion.
SOPA and What it Means for Internet Policy
The extraordinary push-back by Internet voices to the SOPA Bill in the US Congress was a watershed in Internet policy and online democracy. Or was it? Are we looking a different world post-SOPA? And if so, how does it differ from the old one?
Getting to Market
You may have the finest extension in the world but it means little if people can't register your domains. Should registrars be your new best friends? How does the market really work? And what are the tried and tested methods to domain name success?
Friday August 31
The Brand Experience
Brands may be the big game-changer in the world of top-level domains. But what are the world's biggest companies planning to do with their names? We will see a wave of new innovations? Or just hundreds of brand-web-spaces? Come and find out.
A Critical Look at Legislation
A review and discussion on what is coming down the legislative pipeline globally with respect to Internet policy and related issues, as well as how it will impact your business and what you can do to make sure that new law does not become bad law.