Previous meeting 2007

8th Meeting of the ICANN Studienkreis

11–12 October 2007, Warsaw

Hotel “Regina”

Internet Governance & Domain Names:
New TLDs, New Services, New Markets



Thursday, 11 October 2007


15.30 – 16.45 Registration & Welcome Coffee


16.45 – 17.15: Opening

The Internet Strategy of Poland

Olaf Gajl, Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Warsaw


The Management of the .pl Top Level Domain

Andrzej Bartosiewicz, NASK, Warsaw


The Domain Name Market in Poland

Natalia Szrejder-Bruczko, AZ.PL, Szczecin


17.30 – 19.30: Towards the 2nd Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

The 1st Internet Governance Forum (IGF) took place in Athens in October 2006. It was seen as a great success. Moving towards the second Forum, which is scheduled for November, 12 – 15, 2007 in Rio de Janeiro, the question is how the new multistakeholder platform can positioned it self in the global network of Internet organisations and what kind of effect the discussions of the IGF will have on political and economic decisions by relevant Internet organisations in particular with regard to the management of the Internet Core Resources and the future stability and security of the Internet.


Introduction: Seiiti Arata Jr. IGF Secretariat, Geneva, University of Sao Paulo


Yrjö Lensipuro, Finnish Foreign Ministry, Helsinki
Andrzej Bartosiewicz, NASK, Warsaw
Wolfgang Kleinwächter, University of Aarhus


Moderation: William J. Drake, Graduate Institute for International Studies, Geneva


20.00: Polish Cultural Dinner in the Warsaw Castle

(by invitation only)



Friday, 12 October 2007


9.30 – 11.00: Towards an Enhanced Space for Top Level Domains Do we need new TLDs?

The process of introduction of new TLDs is moving forward. Since 2000 more than 10 new TLDs – from .eu to asia – has been introduced. The GNSO Council will send its recommendation for the introduction of more TLDs to the ICANN Board in September 2007.


Introduction & Moderation: Avri Doria, Lulea Technology University, GNSO Council Chair


Case Project: Giovanni Sieppä, EURID, .eu, Brussels


New Projects: Dirk Kirschenowski, .berlin, Berlin , Sebastian Bacholet, .paris, Paris


Comments by Roberte Gaetano, ICANN Director, Vienna


11.00 – 11.30 Coffee


11.30 – 13.00: Will Late Starters become Front Runners in new Markets?

Internet development in Central and Eastern Europe has started late but is moving forward fast. Domain name registration has doubled in many countries in the last couple of years and new services are introduced. The session will give an overview about situation in some of new EU member states and other countries in the region.


Intoduction & Moderation: Peter van Roste, General Manager, CENTR, Brussels


National Case Report EU-Members:

Latvia: Katrina Sataki NIC.LV;
Poland: Piotr Kapcio,, ISP


National Case Report Non EU-Members:
Serbia, Jelena Pajovic, Civic Initiatives Belgrade
Albania: Haixho Sokol, Diplo Foundation, Tirana
Ukraine: Tatyana Chernenko, CEO, Hostmaster LLC, Kiev


Comments by Veronica Cretu, ICANN, At Large Advisory Committee. Kishinjow


13.00 – 14.00: Lunch


14.00 – 14.20: Special Key Note: Y2011: How to organize a safe transition from IPv4 to IPv6?

Axel Pawlik, RIPE-NCC, Amsterdam


14.00 – 15.40: More Business Opportunities via new Emerging Services in the DNS Environment

With 1.2 billion Internet users worldwide, the growth rate of the Domain Name Market is further expanding. Unexpetced market niches emerge, new services are developed and in particular the secondary domain name market offers a broad variety of new business opportunities. The session will look into a number of new innovative services, offered by registries, registrars and ISPs.


Introduction & Moderation: Michael Heller, SHSG, Duesseldo


Key Note Speaker: David W. Maher, Senior Vice President – Law & Policy, Public Interest Registry


Emerging Services: What are the new Opportunities in the Next Generation Internet?


Project Presenters
Matthias Meyer-Schönberger, Sedo
Sebastian Ritze, United Domains, Starnberg
Elmar Knipp, Knipp Medien & Kommunikation GmbH, Chair of the Board, DENIC, Frankfurt
Monika Sowinska, NASK, DNS Department, Warsaw


15.40 – 16.10: Coffee


16.10 – 17.40: Looking Forward: Ubiquous Mobility, RFID and the Internet of Things

After years of discussion, the new generation networks are becoming a reality, linking more and more mobile devices and innovative services to the Internet. Web 2.0, user generated content, RFID, Internet of things etc. are the catchwords of the future. How the Internet will look like in the year 2010? This session discusses and speculates about the next steps.


Introduction & Moderation: Desiree Milhosevic, ISOC. London



Elisabeth Porteneuve, CNRS
Philipp Grabensee, Afilias Ltd., Düsseldorf
Yrjö Lensipuro, Finish Foreign Ministry, Helsinki
Daniel Kofman, EURO-NoF, Paris


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