Well some 13 years after I registered my first domain, I’m heading off to my first ICANN meeting.
I’m really not sure what to expect, but we are off to Brussels.
If you have attended a show in the past, please feel free to give me some tips or pointers.
This show looks like an very important one with the new gTLD’s and all the ancillary issues in play.
The Guidebook V4 just came out for the new gTLD’s and its full of controversy.
Of course at this meeting ICANN is expected to make a decision on the .XXX extension as well, and even they fail to make a decision, the ICM registry has made it’s intentions pretty clear.
Also up for discussion at the meeting are proposals effecting registrars including one which would allow a six month pull back of domains that our friend Mr Kirikos thinks it will kill the domain aftermarket. If you don’t know about this proposal you should definitely check it out.
As always, I’ll be representing domainers interests and points of view on all issues. I won’t be alone I know of several domainer that will be in attendance as well as Phil Corwin on behalf of the ICA.
Of course I also have the goal of getting Bandit to be the first dog to attend an ICANN meeting or function, following on his ground breaking appearance at the first TRAFFIC show in New York in 2008.
I will keep you update as to developments from across the pond.