How Much Governance Does The Internet Need? To Be Answered At 2011 Domain Pulse

Internet governance is the key theme of the upcoming Domain Pulse conference to be held in Vienna from 17 to 18 February.There will be presentations on Internet Governance 2.0 and the future of domain names as well as a panel discussion on How Much Governance Does The Internet Need.They key note speech on the opening day will be given by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, a professor of internet governance regulation at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford.A panel discussion on the future of the domain name, titled “The Domain is Dead – Long Live the Domain?” will include Sedo’s Tim Schumacher and Christian Kallenberg of Mitte Editionen.The discussion on How Much Governance Does the Internet Need? will include Christian Singer from BMVIT, Hubert Schöttner from BMWI, Jonne Soininen from Siemens/Nokia and a member of the ICANN Board, Michael Niebel from the European Commission, Theresa Swinehart from Verizon and formerly ICANN and Thomas Schneider from BAKOM.Additional presentations will cover legal issues relating to internet governance with a presentation from Hans Peter Lehofer of the Austrian Supreme Administrative Court who will discuss “Internet Law between Regulation of Infrastructure and Content” while there will be a discussion with the legal experts from each of the revolving host registries, nic.at, DENIC and SWITCH.For more information on the Domain Pulse conference and to register, see www.domainpulse.at where the information is in both English and German, as will all presentations with simultaneous translations.