The eighth Domain Pulse conference is happening in February 2011 and registrations are now open.Domain Pulse is the annual domain name conference for the German-speaking countries, alternating between Austria, Germany and Switzerland. While presentations are mostly in German, others are in English and presentations are translated into German or English where required.It is also an excellent conference to meet all the players in the domain name game in the German-speaking world. So whether you just want to know more about domain names or want to do business, it is a great opportunity to meet all the essential players.Domain Pulse is a smaller more intimate conference with a maximum of 300 attendees, however there are already 170 registrations, so those interested in attending should make decisions fast! Registration and attendance at the evening event are all free. Attendees only need to pay for their travel and accommodation.The 2011 conference is held on 17 and 18 February at the Palais Ferstel in Vienna, and there is always a well organised evening event that will be held on the 17th. The 2011 host is the Austrian registry, nic.at.While the conference agenda is not yet finalised, topics to be covered include:
- trends and tendencies regarding domain names
- how much state control the Internet needs
- trend scout Nils Mueller on a journey into the future
- understanding the legal issues impacting on domain names in Austria, Germany and Switzerland
- Internet Governance, Security and new gTLDs
- essential things with Lothar Seiwert.
Free registrations are now open at www.domainpulse.org/en/registration. There are only a limited number of attendees each year and it’s a case of first-come first-served.