The Munich Conference on
new Top-Level Domains - 2013

Preliminary Agenda - subject to change

Speakers Overview

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Pre-Conference Program: Sunday, 27 October 2013

Time

 
16:00 -
18:30
United Internet Pre Conference Networking Event

Time

Get Together

18:30 -
20:00
Cocktail Reception and Networking

 

  • LEGEND:
  • Registrar
  • Marketing

Day 1: Monday, 28 October 2013

Time

Channel A

Dr. Melinda Crane (Moderation)

Channel B

Jothan Frakes (Moderation)

09:00 -
09:15
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Dr. Melinda Crane
09:15 -
10:00
Keynote
Fadi Chehadé, ICANN
10:00 -
10:45
Marketing: How a major Chinese digital tech company plans to use their new dotBRAND
  • Presentation
  • Roland LaPlante, Afilias
  • Li Yinxiu, aigo
 
10:45 -
11:15
Coffee break
11:15 -
12:00
Marketing: Marketing opportunities using gTLDs
  • Panel
  • Sarah Langstone, Verisign (Moderation)
  • Wendy Schratz, BSkyB
  • Dr. Matthias Steegmann, OBI
  • Dr. Michael Trautmann, thjnk
12:00 -
12:45
Community gTLDs:
It’s all about your community
  • Panel
  • Dirk Krischenowski, dotBERLIN (Moderation)
  • Colin Campbell, .CLUB Domains
  • Raphaëlle Laubie, Hexap
  • Sandeep Ramchandani, LogicBoxes/Radix
  • Jim Rogers, Neustar
12:45 -
14:00
Lunch break
14:00 -
14:45
Marketing: How major companies/businesses plan to use their new gTLDs
  • Interview
  • Tom Embrescia, Second Genistry
  • Pat Kane, Verisign
 
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14:45 -
15:30
New Business Models
  • Presentation
  • Brian Cute, PIR
15:30 -
16:15
Policy Updates on ICANN's New gTLD Program
  • Presentation/Interview
  • Akram Atallah, ICANN
  • Kevin Murphy, Domain Incite (Interview)
16:15 -
16:45
Coffee break
16:45 -
17:30
Ask the Experts
  • Panel
  • Sebastian Ritze, united-domains (Moderation)
  • Nigel Hickson, ICANN
  • Ram Mohan, Afilias
  • Daniel Schindler, donuts
  • Jean-François Vanden Eynde, Nameshield
Marketing: "How to run and promote your own TLD"
  • Panel
  • Anja Elsing, .RUHR TLD
  • Markus Galler, InterNetX
  • Katrin Ohlmer, DOTZON

Time

Conference Dinner

Evening Dinner at SCHUHBECKs teatro

 

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Day 2: Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Time

Channel A

Dr. Melinda Crane (Moderation)

Channel B

Jothan Frakes (Moderation)

09:00 -
09:15
Welcome and Opening Remarks
09:15 -
10:00
Marketing: Google’s gTLD Strategy
  • Jordyn Buchanan, Google
Registries/Registrars: The Battle for Registrar Shelf-Space
  • Panel
  • Jennie-Marie Larsen, DomainDiction (Moderation)
  • Richard Merdinger, GoDaddy
  • Sandeep Ramchandani, LogicBoxes
  • Robin Rudat, 1&1
10:00 -
10:45
Marketing: How new gTLDs affect SEO
  • Panel
  • Jim Rogers, Neustar (Moderation)
  • Sabine Dolderer, DENIC
  • Frank Schilling, Uniregistry
10:45 -
11:15
Coffee break
11:15 -
12:00
Marketing: Identify domain names that are essential for your company
  • Panel
  • Tobias Flaitz, Sedo (Moderation)
  • Lutz Berneke, eBrand Services
  • Monte Cahn, RightOfTheDot
  • Godefroy Jordan, Starting Dot
Project Presentation: .nyc
  • Ken Hansen, Neustar

Project Presentation: .wien
  • Ronald Schwärzler, punkt.wien

Project Presentation: .capetown, .durban, .joburg
  • Vika Mpisane, .zadna
12:00 -
12:45
Project Presentation: .koeln, .cologne
  • Raymund Witte, NetCologne

Project Presentation: .uno
  • Shaul Jolles, Dot Latin

Project Presentation: .secure
  • Jean-Christophe Vignes, Artemis Internet / .Secure

Project Presentation: .ninja
  • Solomon Amoako, Demand Media
12:45 -
14:00
Lunch break
14:00 -
14:45
Registries/Registrars: Premium Domain Name Monetization Strategies. The impact of premium domain name monetization on long term registry success.
  • Duo-Speech
  • Dr. Melinda Crane (Moderation)
  • Monte Cahn, RightOfTheDot
  • Tobias Flaitz, Sedo
14:45 -
15:30
Market Impact of new gTLDs – How will the implementation of new gTLDs in 2014 affect existing TLDs
  • Panel
  • Sergey Gorbunov, RU-CENTER
  • Kathy Nielson, Sedo
  • Jonathan Robinson, Afilias
  • Richard Wein, nic.at
15:30 -
16:15
A free DNS as Guarantee for Diversity of Access – DNS vs. Closed Systems/Apps
  • Panel
  • Johannes Boie, Süddeutsche Zeitung (Moderation)
  • Philipp Grabensee, Afilias
  • Prof. Wolfgang Kleinwächter
  • Dr. Lambert Pechan, weber & sauberschwarz Lawfirm
Registries/Registrars: Financial Challenges and Opportunities - New models and tools to manage the new TLD channel
  • Panel
  • Thomas Barrett, EnCirca
  • Phil Buckingham, dot advice
  • Ben Crawford, CentralNic
  • Jennie-Marie Larsen, DomainDiction
16:15 -
16:45
Coffee break
16:45 -
17:30
Lessons Learned
  • Speech
  • Ram Mohan, Afilias
Marketing Workshop
„Vertical Integration“
  • Siddharth Taliyan, LogicBoxes

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