ICANN CEO Rod Beckstrom will address a half-day conference on new generic top-level domains in London next month, just a few days before ICANN’s application window opens.
The Top Level, scheduled for January 9, is being hosted by Norwegian registry services provder CloudNames, the PR agency Burson-Marsteller and international law firm DLA Piper.
Each company also has an executive speaking, and then there’s a panel discussion.
Although BM is on ICANN’s payroll, having been recently named the recipient of a $900,000 outreach budget, it appears that the conference is not an ICANN initiative.
Tickets for the five-hour event are being sold for €490, or €441 for “early bird” registrations.
It will be presumably one of the last conferences Beckstrom will keynote on his world tour before ICANN starts accepting new gTLD applications, January 12.