The Dot-Nxt conference organizers have just announced that it is postponing is conference, that was schedule for June 20th-22nd in London until the 3rd or 4th.
The conference was suppose to be held the week prior to the ICANN Conference in Prague.
The delay was blamed on ICANN and delay on the TAS system and the date for the “Big Reveal” which still has not been set by ICANN.
In an email today Kieren McCarthy said about the postponement of the conference:
“The reason is quite simple: the TAS delay. Although ICANN has finally opened it a month-and-a-half later, it still hasn’t provided a solid date for Reveal Day.
“At this stage, even if the information is provided on schedule, there isn’t enough time between that and our conference to get a proper feel for what we are looking at in terms of the new gTLD industry.”
This was to be the third Dot-Nxt conference, which is all about the new gTLD’s program and draws both applicants as well as consultants, back end providers, lawyers and others involved in the process.
I was schedule to speak at the conference in June.
“”Due to ongoing uncertainty over ICANN’s application process for new gTLDs, we have decided to postpone the .Nxt conference, planned for 20-22 June in London.
We would like to apologize to all those that have already registered for the conference, and will shortly be in contact with everyone that has registered, booked rooms and/or signed up as a sponsor.
We 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. We will also be running a series of session webinars as details of the new gTLD process finally emerge. A Q&A below should hopefully answer any other questions you may have.
We have made this decision reluctantly but with confidence that the current problems with the process will be temporary. If you have any questions with respect to this announcement””