Announcing a new Meetup for Internet Society - NY Chapter (ISOC-NY)!
Last October the NYC Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications (DoITT) issued a request for proposals for "services to obtain, manage, administer, maintain and market the geographic Top Domain name .nyc.". At ICANN?s recent 37th meeting in Nairobi, consensus was reached on the "overarching" issue of intellectual property protection. This leaves only the issue of the final (4th) draft of the Applicants Guidebook, expected before the 38th meeting in Brussels in June 2010, before the much delayed new generic top level domain (gTLD) delegation process can finally grind into action. (One caveat - a policy forbidding cross-ownership of registries and registrars is still not totally set in stone.)
The Internet Society - New York Chapter (ISOC-NY) has for some years been following the .nyc and ICANN process on behalf of the NYC community and will, on May[masked], host a symposium "dot nyc - How are we doing?" at NYU. At 1pm NYC Council Member Gale Brewer will deliver keynote remarks, then Vendor Eric Brunner-Williams of CORE Internet Council of Registrars will reveal details of their proposal to the City, and Antony Van Couvering of Minds + Machines earlier comments to the City Council concerning their proposal will be shown in video. After a break there will be a discussion "What?s it for?" about possible applications - civic, community, commercial, and "outside the box" - for a local top level domain. Speakers include Tom Lowenhaupdt of Connecting .nyc and Richard Knipel of Wikimedia NYC.
What: ISOC-NY Event: dot nyc - How are we doing?
When: Saturday May[masked] : 1pm - 4:30pm EST [masked] UTC)
Where: Warren Weaver Hall NYU Rm102, 250 Mercer St, NY 10012
Who: Public Welcome. Admission Free.
Sponsors: ISOC-NY; GatewaytoGov.org (webcast)
Event homepage: http://www.isoc-ny.org/?p=1515
* Remote participation will be through the livestream chatroom.
Keynote: Gale A. Brewer
Session 1 - How is it going to work?
Eric Brunner Williams - CORE
Antony Van Couvering - Minds + Machines (on video)
Session 2 - What?s it for?
Tom Lowenhaupdt - Connecting .nyc
Richard Knipel - Wikimedia NYC
Council Member Gale A. Brewer has been representing the Upper West Side and Upper Clinton in the New York City Council since 2002. Gale chaired the Committee on Technology in Government from[masked], in which she continues to sit. She currently chairs the Committee on Governmental Operations.http://council.nyc.gov/d6/html/members/home.shtml
Eric is Chief Technical Officer for CORE, an international not-for-profit membership association of Internet domain name registrars. As such he is responsible for the technical correctness of CORE?s new TLD applications. Previous TLD applications he has contributed technical content to, on behalf of several clients, are .CAT, .ORG, .BIZ,.US, .COOP, and .MUSEUM. Eric was one of the principle contributors to the IETF?s PROVREG Working Group which wrote the EPP RFC series. Eric leads a gTLD project for Native American and Indigenous Peoples, and is an active member in the extended California and Oklahoma Cherokee, and Maine Abenaki communities.http://www.corenic.org/en
Antony Van Couvering
Antony is CEO of Minds + Machines, a registry services and consulting company for new TLDs. Antony has been working with domain names since he founded Netnames USA in 1997. He started three domain name companies (NetNames USA, RegisterFREE, and NameEngine) and later sold them, the last one to VeriSign. He also started up several ccTLDs, including .TM, .BT, .AS and others.http://www.mindsandmachines.com/
Tom?s involvement with Internet governance began with comments he filed on the NTIA?s 1998 Internet governance NPRM. He is a former long time member of Community Board 15 in Queens, where the idea of the establishment of a .nyc TLD as a public resouce was first mooted in 2001. In April 2007, invigorated by similar efforts in other international cities, he formed ?Connecting .nyc?, a non-profit that has been working since then to assure that the delegation and operation of any such domain be in the the public interest of the NYC community.http://connectingnyc.org/
Richard is President of Wikimedia New York City, an affiliate of the Wikimedia Foundationhttp://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_New_York_City
ISOC-NY is the Greater New York Metropolitan Area chapter of the Internet Society. Founded in 1997 ISOC-NY is a 501c3 Charitable Organization dedicated to assure the beneficial, open evolution of the global Internet, to promote local initiatives, and to maximize the societal benefits which the Internet can bring to the New York area. ISOC-NY is an At-Large Structure in the North American Regional At-Large Organization (NARALO), and also a member of the Non Commercial Users Constituency (NCUC).http://isoc-ny.org/
Joly MacFie [masked] Skype:punkcast
Secretary - ISOC-NY - http://isoc-ny.org
Learn more here:http://internetpro.meetup.com/51/calendar/13410935/