The London .NXT conference to be held from 20-22 June has been postponed indefinitely “due to ongoing uncertainty over ICANN’s application process for new gTLDs”.
The organisers note that delays in ICANN’s application system mean that even if the organisation keeps to its current timeline for releasing information, there is unlikely to be sufficient time to fully understand the situation before the conference starts.
And given the main goal for this conference was to give a comprehensive overview of the new gTLD process, including: providing an understanding of this new market; assisting applicants in moving forward; learning lessons from the past; and giving everyone a significant new industry an opportunity to meet, debate and network, the organisers say they just don’t feel this is going to be possible for the 20-22 June timeframe.
For anyone that has registered for the June conference, the organisers will refund in full all hotel rooms and sponsorships. All tickets purchased will be automatically extended for admittance to the new date for the conference. Until the next conference, .NXT will also be running a series of session webinars as details of the new gTLD process finally emerge.
For more information, see the .NXT website at dot-nxt.com/london.