Australian New gTLD Conference Coming In November

With the introduction of new generic Top Level Domains becoming a reality, a conference has been scheduled in Sydney, Australia, this coming November.The New TLD Summit: Asia Pac 2012 will be held at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre from 19 to 21 November and is being organised by Brand Huddle, whose Director-Sales and Marketing is Andrew Pink, someone who has been intimately involved with the new TLD program for many years now.The conference aims to give those from a brand and legal background direct access to domain industry experts and digital thought leaders, ensuring that they have the knowledge and capability to navigate these new online environments for successful business outcomes.Pink says those attending the conference will gain knowledge and an insight into the new rights protection mechanisms and dispute resolution processes and how to navigate brands through the new digital landscape. Other issues that will be covered are the impact they will have on search, how to identify the right TLD environments to invest in and what to do with existing domain name portfolios.”In-house legal counsel, IP & trade mark firms, brand and digital strategists, marketing and digital agencies and those responsible for new gTLDs are all encouraged to attend,” Pink said.Speakers lined up to date include:

  • Chris Disspain, auDA CEO and ICANN Board Member
  • Bruce Tonkin, CSO Melbourne IT and ICANN Vice Chair
  • Richard Foxworthy, Head of strategy and lead for the Dot Yellow Pages TLD application
  • Tim Johnson, CEO Dot Kiwi
  • Stuart Sheridan, Director Bullseye
  • Zoe Warne, Co-Founder August
  • Neil Brown, QC and Dispute panellist
  • Jurgen Bebber, Principal Griffith Hack.

There is an early bird registration that ends on 7th September. For more information, and early bird registration info, go to