The sun has got its hat on and Madrid is all set to welcome the GDD fraternity in the next week. Unlike ICANN’s policy forums, the GDD Summit majorly focuses on addressing and seeking solutions for issues relevant to our businesses, as well as networking with and learning from real-life experiences of other players in our industry.
We’ve seen a lot of movement in the industry since the last ICANN meeting – be it ICANN’s decision of enabling registries and registrars to easily opt-out of WHOIS-related contractual provisions when they clash with local laws, or ICANN trying to provide failover paths to dot-brand TLDs by testing emergency back-end registry operator systems. Most importantly, the GDD Summit provides the perfect mix of time, place and people for engaging in one-on-one discussions with the ICANN staff and getting more clarity on the “how”, “why” and “what next” aspects of things.
As far as the New gTLD namespace is concerned, a recent ICANN-commissioned report highlighted that the lack of support for New gTLDs and IDNs is leading to the world economy facing a loss of almost $10 billion of annual revenue. Despite the fact that New gTLDs have been around for more than a decade now, the lack of awareness and a low adoption rate for New gTLDs still continues to prevent them from flourishing.
This is an interesting time for players in the Domain Name industry to predict and strategize their business moves; and what could be a better conference than the ICANN GDD Summit to indulge in stimulating conversations like these! Eeshaan Satwalekar and Priyanka Frias will be attending the summit. If you’re planning to attend, click here to schedule a meeting with us.
See you in Madrid!
This year LogicBoxes is taking the Web Service Industry to a whole new level as we’re all set to launch our very own Marketplace! Catch us at these events, where we’ll be happy to discuss the opportunities the marketplace has to offer!
ICANN 58 | Copenhagen (March 11 – 16) – The ICANN community is heading to Copenhagen for the first ICANN conference of 2017. We’re looking forward to meet all the large players from the domain industry here. This conference provides an ideal environment to meet experts in the Registry and Registrar industry and maintain healthy business practices.
Telecoms World Asia 2017 (March 21 – 22) – Next up, we’re heading to Bangkok for the Telecoms World Asia 2017 conference. This platform serves as a great opportunity for telecom operators around Asia to meet, explore and engage in insightful business discussions.
WHD.global 2017 (March 25 – 31) – WHD.global is all set to bring the leading web hosting experts from around the globe, at Europa-Park in Rust, Germany. As is the case every year, we will be one of the Gold Sponsors at WHD.global and will be exhibiting at booth – F01 and F02. If you plan on attending this conference, feel free to drop by and collect some exciting goodies!
HostingCon Global 2017 (April 3 – 6) – We’ll be ending the Spring season with HostingCon Global 2017 in Los Angeles, California. If you’re looking at expanding your hosting business and are also keen on finding out more about our Marketplace especially our cloud based opportunities, catch up with us!
Siddharth Taliyan, Eeshaan Satwalekar, Tania Castelino and Clifford deSouza will be attending these events and would love to see you there! If you’re planning to attend any of these conferences, you can schedule a meeting with us by dropping a mail at email@example.com.
Are you attending ICANN 57? We’re happy to share some facts that might come in handy!
If this is your first trip to India, we can bet you are at least concerned about a few basic things such as travel, food and emergency contacts. But don’t worry! We’ve collated a few handy facts, which will help make your stay safe, fun and comfortable in India.
This year, the ICANN fraternity is heading to India!
The ICANN 57 Conference will be held at the Hyderabad International Convention centre (HICC) from November 3 to 9, 2016. Being the 3rd ICANN conference of 2016, this 57th edition is going to be immensely special for us because this time, we get to play the hosts!
Hyderabad is one of the biggest metropolitan cities in Southern India and is the 4th most populous city in India. The people of Hyderabad are known as Hyderabadis, mainly comprising of the of Telugu speaking community. However, Hindi and English are the 2 widely spoken languages in all parts of India (you can breathe a sigh of relief!).
But when in India, do as the Indians do!
We’ve prepared a list of 12 Hindi Phrases which are good to know when you’re in India. So equip yourself with some basic knowledge of Hindi in less than 12 minutes!
Hyderabad is known as the city of Mughals and Nizams. Look forward to get intoxicated with a royal charm that this city beholds. We really hope that you enjoy your stay in India.
Milte hain! (See you!)
2016 has just begun and our calendar’s brimming with event dates already!
APTLD (Feb 18 – 19) – We begin with the APTLD (Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Association) 2016 Conference. APTLD has been a key symposium for networking, discussing and gaining insights about matters pertaining to the ccTLD Registries in the Asia-Pacific regions. Clifford deSouza will be attending the conference and you can catch him at the panel discussion on “Engaging Registrars in Marketing” where he’ll be talking about ways for ccTLD Registries to effectively engage Registrars in promoting their TLDs.
AfriDNS (Mar 4 – 6) – Next up, we’ll be attending the AfriDNS (Africa Domain Name System Forum) at Marrakech. The AfriDNS Forum is an annual event that gathers Registries, Registrars and other stakeholders in Africa. You can catch Clifford deSouza at the event networking with ccTLD Registries on how they can further grow their namespace.
ICANN 55 (Mar 5 – 10) – Soon after AfriDNS, we move on to attend the first ICANN event of the year – ICANN 55 at Marrakech. Like every year, we look forward to meeting all the large players from the domain industry. Siddharth Taliyan, Tania Castelino and Clifford deSouza will be present at our booth to discuss business growth opportunities for New gTLDs, ccTLDs and Registrars, alike.
WHD.global (Mar 15 – 17) – Year after year, WorldHostingDays – the world’s largest Hosting and Cloud event, continues to remain a world-class Hosting conference. This year too, WHD.global is all set to bring together leading Hosting experts under one roof at Europa Park in Rust, Germany. Siddharth Taliyan and Eeshaan Satwalekar will be taking part in a panel discussion and an expert speaking slot, respectively, to talk about latest trends in the industry and how Web Hosts can boost their business. Our Head of Account Management – Ravneet Bawa, will also be available at our booth to discuss high-value business strategies. So if y’all are going to be at the event, do feel free to swing by booth F01/F02 to meet us and collect some cool schwag!
We’re excited to attend these events and we’d love to meet you there. If you’re planning to attend any of these conferences, you can schedule a meeting with us right now or simply drop by our booths to say hi!