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Fairwinds Partners Hosting Beyond the Dot 2015 Conference


Last year, Fairwinds Partners hosted its inaugural Beyond the Dot conference, and the company is hosting the conference again later this month. Beyond the Dot 2015 will be held on January 21 at the Newseum in Washington DC.

According to a press release published by Fairwinds Partners, here is how the conference is described:

"Beyond the Dot conferences join together innovative business leaders, experts, and policymakers to provide context and discuss how new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) – extensions such as a .CITY or .BRAND that join .COM and .ORG – will impact the way we all communicate and do business online."

Some of the conference speakers and panelists include the following people: (more…) → Read More

Name Collisions: More Than Just a Technical Consideration


Among those looking for answers at ICANN's March meeting in Singapore will be new generic top-level domain (gTLD) applicants who haven't yet found a path to delegation due to potential name collisions. No longer is the issue of name collisions merely technical. Over the course of almost a year, it has evolved into a potential business and financial roadblock.

Name collision refers to the confusion that may occur when a new gTLD string exactly matches an existing string used on an internal network. So, as new gTLDs enter the root zone, they can potentially "collide" with existing names. Name collision is a problem in current gTLDs too, but has taken on greater significance because of the exponential number and types of strings involved in the New gTLD Program.

The issue first took hold in (more…) → Read More