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Meeting details updated: ISOC-NY Public Forum - Connecting .nyc

From: Joly M.
Sent on: Saturday, May 17, 2008 4:53 AM
I've added the further details for this meeting.

When: Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 6:30 PM

Where: Jefferson Market Library
425 6th Avenue [at 10th St]
New York, NY 10011

When the Internet's designers planned its domain name
system, they allocated .com for commercial enterprises,
.edu for schools, .org for not-for-profits, .net for
networks, .gov for government, .mil for the military, and
200+ names like .uk, .ru, .de, and .us for nation-states.
But they didn't provide such top level domain names
(commonly called TLDs) for cities.

In 2009 the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and
Numbers (ICANN) plans to fill this lacuna by issuing city
TLDs for the first time. The presentation
will describe the origin of a grassroots New York City
effort to acquire the .nyc TLD and how it plans to be at
the front of the line for city TLDs alongside .paris and

Thomas Lowenhaupt, founding director of Inc,
a New York not-for-profit created to acquire and develop
the .nyc TLD, will describe the many opportunities .nyc
will provide for small businesses, community organizations,
issue identification, civic discussion, and more.

More info:

<strong>About Tom Lowenhaupt</strong>:

Thomas Lowenhaupt has served in technology policy and
development positions for 30 years. From[masked] he was a
member of New York City's Queens Community Board 3 where he
introduced an Internet Empowerment Resolution calling for
the acquisition of the .nyc TLD. In April 2007 he formed Inc. to acquire and a TLD for New York
City's residents and their organizations. Thomas received a
BA in government studies from Queens College (CUNY) and a
masters from NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program.

Please feel free to forward this information to anyone who might be interested.

Event info is also available on the ISOC-NY site -
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Joly MacFie

Secretary - ISOC-NY

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