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The First Commonwealth Domain Name System Forum 2014 to be Launched in June

16-Apr-2014 | Source : | Visits : 12655

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LONDON - Leading Domain Name System (DNS) professionals will be gathering in London to inaugurate the first Commonwealth Domain Name System Forum 2014. The Forum is a joint initiative of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization (CTO), International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), Nominet and the Public Interest Registry who will jointly host the first Commonwealth Domain Name System Forum 2014 in London on 19 – 20 June at the Hilton Metropole.

This Forum will showcase the importance of multi-stakeholder partnerships through the collaboration of industry professionals and partner agencies working together to discuss the importance of this subject area.  The event is a major milestone for the industry with the recent global introduction of Generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs).  This two day event will guarantee to provide delegates with networking opportunities with international DNS stakeholders, governments, regulators and domain name registrars.

The Commonwealth Domain Name System Forum 2014 will bring together key stakeholders from across the Commonwealth and beyond to examine:

• Investment and innovation in DNS
• Domain name industry: Hidden wealth
• Governance of cyberspace
• The social impact of gTLDs
• Cooperation and multi-stakeholder partnerships
• Security of DNS
Confirmed speakers include:
• Professor Tim Unwin, Secretary-General, Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization
• Fadi Chehade, President & Chief Executive Officer, ICANN
• Lesley Cowley, Chief Executive Officer, Nominet
• Brian Cute, Chief Executive Officer, Public Interest Registry
Why attend?
• Understand the opportunities DNS can provide
• Develop partnerships to deliver social and economic goals
• Network with international DNS stakeholders from public sector, private sector and domain name registers
• Contribute to international cooperation
Delegates from Commonwealth countries can participate at the event for free. If you would like to attend the meeting as a delegate, please register online, alternatively you can download the registration form, complete and e-email to
This event will provide you with an opportunity to meet with Country Code Top Level Domains (ccTLDs) and gTLDs registers, domain name owners, policy makers and a range of stakeholders.
• Would you like to promote your ccTLDs and gTLDs to an international audience?
• Would you like your organization to have an in-country presence through your domain name?
• Would you like to enhance your brand awareness of your domain within the Commonwealth?
If you have answered yes to the questions above opportunities are available for companies wishing to support the Forum as sponsor or exhibitor include:
• Event exhibition stand
• Complementary group delegate passes with access to all conference sessions
• Company profile on the event website
• Company logo and profile on pre-event promotional material
• Prominent branding on conference stage and at information points
• Advert in conference brochure

For more information, please contact Robert Hayman on +44 20 8600 3805 or at



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