[bc-gnso] Fw: Invitation to ICANN gTLD event in Washington, Wednesday January 11

Marilyn Cade marilynscade at hotmail.com
Mon Jan 9 21:56:28 UTC 2012

Dear BC Members
I have just received this invitation, and am posting to the BC's list, for members located in DC area. 

My apologies that we were unaware of this ahead of time. There is also a CSIS speech by Rod Beckstrom the day before. I will forward any details when and if I can sleuth them out. 

In the meantime,the BC has a call at 11 am EST  Tuesday. Let's try to focus on what we can do to advance the organized input to ICANN. 

I am told that ICANN wants to do similar events in NY and W.Coast. More to come on that as I learn more. 

RSVPs re the ICANN event for gTLD as noted on attached for Jan 11 event. 

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-----Original Message-----
From: Robertson  Andrew <Andrew.Robertson at edelman.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Jan 2012 18:53:00 
Subject: Invitation to ICANN gTLD event in Washington, Wednesday January 11

ICANN would like to invite you to a panel discussion relating to new gTLDs on Wednesday. Please see the invitation below for full details. 
If you would like to attend, please RSVP to me. 
Best Regards, 
Andrew Robertson 
Join ICANN for a discussion on the Next Big .thing 
New Top-Level Domains and the 
Expanding Global Internet 
About This Event 
On January 12th, ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, will open a process that could trigger a dramatic expansion of the Internet and launch a new era of online innovation.   
We are familiar with .com, .org, .net, among the roughly two dozen generic top-level domains currently occupying the Internet's addressing system.  Hundreds, possibly thousands of new gTLDs , could be moving in within a year. 
The program is not without risks and not for everyone.  Understanding the marketing opportunities, the application process, and the program's built-in trademark protections is important even if a new gTLD is not for you. 
Join ICANN for an informational panel discussion that will focus on: 
* The post-application launch timeline and process
* Potential marketing opportunities
* Trademark Protections & Dispute Resolution

The panelist also will take questions from the audience. 
Panel discussion details: 
Moderator: Naseem Javed, ABC Namebank 

* Rod Beckstrom, President and CEO, ICANN  
* Roland LaPlante, Senior VP and CMO, Affilias
* Kristina Rosette, Special Counsel, Covington & Burling 

Event details: 
Date: Wednesday, Jan. 11 
Time:  9 am - 10:30am 
Place:  Newseum 
             Knight Conference Center, Rms 705/706 
             555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW 
             Washington DC 20001 
RSVP: andrew.robertson at edelman.com <mailto:andrew.robertson at edelman.com> 
Phone Number: 
888/NEWSEUM (888/639-7386)

About ICANN: 
To reach another person on the Internet, you have to type an address into your computer - a name or a number. That address has to be unique so computers know where to find each other.  ICANN coordinates these unique identifiers across the world. Without that coordination, we wouldn't have one global Internet. 
ICANN was formed in 1998. It is a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with participants from all over the world dedicated to keeping the Internet secure, stable and interoperable. It promotes competition and develops policy on the Internet's unique identifiers. 
ICANN doesn't control content on the Internet. It cannot stop spam and it doesn't deal with access to the Internet. But through its coordination role of the Internet's naming system, it does have an important impact on the expansion and evolution of the Internet. 
Andrew Robertson  . Account Director . Edelman
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