Domain Pulse Conference on 18 and 19 February in Davos

SWITCH is extending an invitation to the specialist “Domain pulse” conference – the most important event dedicated to domain names in the German-speaking world – which is being held in Davos on 18 and 19 February.In the spotlight: new generic Top Level Domains (new gTLD)
Do the new endings like .swiss, .app or .shop mean that we are heading for a revolution in the web? In what way will the Internet change? At the World Conference on International Telecommunication (WCIT) in December 2012, a large number of Western countries refused to sign the agreement as a protest. Find out what happens next from the viewpoint of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). Nigel Hickson, Vice President Europe of ICANN, will be speaking at the conference. The focus of the specialist papers presented will also be on Switzerland as one of the most secure Internet locations in the world. Domain pulse – a joint event staged by the registries for Austria (, Germany (DENIC) and Switzerland (SWITCH) – offers the best opportunity for catching up on social, political and economic topics from the world of domain names.Date: 18 and 19 February 2013
Where: Congress Centre Davos, Talstrasse 49a, 7270 Davos PlatzBackground: new generic Top Level Domains (new gTLD)
ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) which is responsible for the international coordination of the Internet addressing system, took the decision in June 2011 to introduce new generic top-level Internet domains (new gTLD). From January 2012 to May 2012, it was possible to submit applications for any other generic domain names. ICANN regards the new gTLD as a further development of the domain name market, serving to make content and brands more visible in the Internet. The introduction of the new gTLD is planned for the end of 2013.See the Domain pulse website for full programme and further details at www.domainpulse.chThis SWITCH news release was sourced from: