CENTR Registrar Day and CENTR Awards Coming on 8 October

CENTR is to hold its annual pan-European Registrar Day in at The Hotel in Brussels, Belgium, on 8 October. It will be followed by the fourth CENTR Awards, which aim at highlighting country code top-level domain (ccTLD) registry projects, teams and people that make a difference in the domain name industry, and which this year will also mark CENTR’s 20th Anniversary.

CENTR encourages registries and registrars from all over Europe to come together and mix and mingle, exchange on best practices, improve on or create new business relationships and get updates from industry experts. They say to expect a re-run of last year’s successful speed-networking session, as well as a tailored agenda based on feedback and key topics of interest.

To register, CENTR say to reach out to your local ccTLD registry. The draft agenda as published by CENTR is:

9:00 Welcome and introductions

9:10 Registry-registrar speed-networking

10:40 Coffee break

11:10 The role of eIDs in an age of data accuracy

11:30 Domain name market trends

  • Presentation of most recent market trends
  • Panel discussion: zoom-in on SMEs

12:30 Lunch break

14:00 Break-out sessions

  • Registry Lock – what’s new?
  • How are we dealing with online fraud?
  • Incentives (types of incentives, what works, what doesn’t)
  • How can registries and registrars work together to face the changing domain landscape?

15:00 Plenary: outcome of break-out session discussions

15:30 Coffee break

16:00 EU Policy Update

16:30 The future of the domain name industry – open mic session

17:00 End