Understanding the New Top-Level Domains (TLDs)

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The way web addresses work is in the midst of a revolution. After 20 years of .com, .org, .ca and a few others, there are now more than a thousand new top-level-domains available for use. Today you can register a web address at .vip, .ketchup or .swiss.

You may have seen a few of these domains in the wild already, but you can expect to see plenty more in the next few years.
What does this shift mean for orgs? How can your organization explore the opportunities that all these new top-level domains represent? Why is .xyz so popular?

The founders of .ECO will answer these questions and tell the story of their community-powered new domain.
We’ll also be giving away a .eco domain to one lucky (and environmentally-responsible!) attendee.

PRESENTERS

Jacob Malthouse, Co-founder, .Eco Registry and Big Room Inc.

Prior to co-founding .Eco, Jacob was Liaison to the Caribbean and Canada for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). Before that, he led the Investment Team at the UN Environment Programme's Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), where he was responsible for co-founding the UN Principles for Responsible Investment.

Trevor Bowden, Co-founder, .Eco Registry and Big Room Inc.

Prior to co-founding .Eco, Trevor was a consultant with Sustainable Finance, a UK consultancy that advised the world’s largest banks on how to manage environmental and social risks in project finance activities. Trevor was part of the team that launched the Principles for Responsible Investment, a ground-breaking initiative on responsible investment in the pension industry. Previously, Trevor worked at the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative, an innovative sustainability partnership between the UN and the global financial sector.

AGENDA

• 5:30 - 6:00 PM: Networking and snacks

• 5:45 PM: Groupanizer (http://www.groupanizer.com/) demo with Tom Metzger

• 5:50 PM: Demo of Kiss Cards with Owen Clark

• 6:00 - 7:00 PM: Presentation

• 7:00 - 7:30 PM: Q&A and Wrap

• 7:45 - 9:00 PM: Post-event social!