ICA Business Intelligence Briefing on ICANN’s Second Round of New gTLDs

Join us for this dynamic session in which our panelists will share their expertise on the next application round for new gTLDs.

Are you curious about applying and operating a new generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD)? Or simply want to find out what the second round will look like? Join this panel of seasoned veterans to gain actionable intelligence and guidance on the next application round including an examination of material changes, expected timing and operations within the broader ecosystem will help participants determining whether to pursue a new gTLD for their new entrepreneurial venture, global brand or growing business.

Whether you’re just wanting to find out more information about new extensions or want to hear more about applying and operating your own, come discover what the second round of new gTLDs has in store.

Register today to reserve your spot and receive a zoom webinar link for this free event.

Meet our Moderator and the Panelists

Moderator: Christa Taylor, a member of the New gTLD Subsequent Procedures PDP Working Group, has been launching and driving TLD registry businesses since 2014 and supported over 50 new gTLD applicants in the 2012 round. With a Master’s degree in both Predictive Analytics (MSPA) and e-Business (MBA) coupled with an accounting designation (CPA) she is adept in utilizing data science to design strategic initiatives to form marketing strategies that positively impact the bottom line.

Jeff Neuman has been active in providing domain name policy and implementation advice since the mid-1990s. He was a member of the original working group that developed the UDRP, the inventor of the trademark claims process, co-chair of ICANN committees on new gTLDs, and assisted applications in round one of the new gTLD applications. He is currently an accredited UDRP Panelist for the Forum. After serving in executive business and legal roles at a domain registry and registrar, his new practice focuses on legal and policy services related to domain name management, new gTLDs, dispute resolution, and intellectual property licensing.

Jothan Frakes is a trusted New gTLD industry expert who understands the registry and registrar industries and secondary marketplace for new gTLDs. A strong advocate of new gTLDs and Internationalized Domain Names, Jothan guided and worked as the subject matter expert with KPMG in reviewing the technical portions of round one of new gTLD applications for ICANN. He has held a number of senior leadership positions within the industry Jothan is the CEO of ICANN Accredited Registrar PLISK.COM, as well as a consultant for registry/registrar strategic and operational projects and a co-founder of NamesCon.

Phil Buckingham is the CEO of Dot Advice Ltd, a UK-based consulting firm that provides strategic financial advisory services to TLD Registries and Registrars and Fintech and Edtech Start-Ups. Phil was a member of the recent Subsequent Procedures Working Group and assisted numerous First Round (2012) applicants throughout the whole process(es) to launch.
He was recently elected by the members as a Non-Executive Director to the Board at Nominet .UK Registry. In 1995 Phil co-founded Netnames (now part of Tucows and CSC)was subsequently instrumental in its IPO on AIM ( LSE) in 2000. He was previously involved in the First Round gTLD financial evaluation process and participated in numerous ICANN PDP WGs.