Domain Name Talks

“The Domain Industry is Simply Fascinating”

A new committee has been established in eco: the eco Names & Numbers Forum Steering Committee has started its work. Thomas Rickert, eco Director for Names & Numbers, explains the role of the steering committee, and why domains are such an important topic for the largest Internet industry association.

Thomas, what exactly is the eco Names & Numbers Steering Committee?

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geoTLDs –
Added Value for Regions, Cities & Companies?

eco Domain Name Talks at WHD.global 2016

The third and final session of the Domain Name Talks focused on the geoTLDs, and the speakers Anja Elsing from .RUHR Registry – regiodot GmbH & Co. KG, Dirk Krischenowski from dotBERLIN GmbH & Co. KG, Crystal Peterson from Neustar, Inc. (representing .nyc, .melbourne and .sydney), Hartmut Schulz from NetCologne GmbH (representing .koeln and .cologne), and Ronald Schwärzler from punkt.wien GmbH joined Lars Steffen on the podium.

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brandTLDs – The Great Unkowns

eco Domain Name Talks at WHD.global 2016

The second panel session dealt with the in general public still relatively unknown phenomenon of the dot Brands. These have been quite slow in taking off, despite the fact that a number of them have long been approved by ICANN. The panel, moderated by Lars Steffen and consisting of registries and consultants Achim Brinkmann from Nameshield Group, Benjamin Crawford from CentralNic Ltd., Martin Küchenthal from LEMARIT GmbH, Katrin Ohlmer from DOTZON GmbH, and Jannik Skou from Thomsen Trampedach GmbH, discussed what they see as the mains reasons for this and what they expect to see happening over the next year or so.

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Building Towards Tomorrow’s Internet:
Fixing IDNs, EAI & Universal Acceptance

eco Domain Name Talks at WHD.global 2016

Universal Acceptance was the topic of eco’s first panel session on 17 March at WHD.global. After a video explanation by Ram Mohan from Afilias, a lively panel discussion began, co-moderated by eco’s Lars Steffen and Christian Dawson from i2Coalition, and including Bert Hubert from PowerDNS, Peter Janssen from EURid, and Werner Staub from CORE.

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Report: Domain Name Talks at WHD.global 2016

eco sessions on the domain name industry

At WHD.global we had the pleasure to organize three panel discussions about some of the current hot topics in the domain name industry: "Building Towards Tomorrow’s Internet: Fixing IDNs, EAI & Universal Acceptance", "brandTLDs – The Great Unkowns" and "geoTLDs – Added Value for Regions, Cities & Companies?". We had a great audience, top class speakers and thank everybody who attended and joined us on stage.

Building Towards Tomorrow’s Internet:
Fixing IDNs, EAI & Universal Acceptance

Universal Acceptance was the topic of eco’s first panel session on 17 March at WHD.global. After a video explanation by Ram Mohan from Afilias, a lively panel discussion began, co-moderated by eco’s Lars Steffen and Christian Dawson from i2Coalition, and including Bert Hubert from PowerDNS, Peter Janssen from EURid, and Werner Staub from CORE.

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