SOURCE: Online Trust Alliance

Online Trust Alliance

October 24, 2013 05:00 ET

Internet Governance Leaders Convene to Discuss Domain Collisions

Discuss the Risks, Consequences and Steps for Remediation of Name Collisions With New gTLDs; Remote Participation Now Added

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - Oct 24, 2013) - Today The Online Trust Alliance (OTA) announced the lineup of industry leaders who are participating at the gTLD Collisions - Risk Assessment & Mitigation Workshop, being held on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the Westin Washington Dulles Airport hotel. Anticipating demand will exceed capacity and to support international participation, OTA has added remote capabilities, allowing participation by the broadest group of stakeholders.

Noteworthy speakers include Marilyn Cade, founder of ICT Strategies, Lyman Chapin, partner of Interisle Consulting Group and past director of ICANN, Peter Dengate Thrush, former Chairman of ICANN, Sarah Deutsch, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Verizon, Dr. Burt Kaliski, Jr., Chief Technical Officer at Verisign, David Fagan, partner at Covington Burling, Tony Holmes, Chairman of ICANN ISPCP Constituency, and Paul Rosenzweig, Senior advisor of the Chertoff Group. In addition, noted author Tony Keyes will be the lunch keynote speaker and will discuss lessons learned from Y2K.

"The participation of some of the Internet's brightest minds speaks to the importance of collaboration with ICANN and the business and technical communities. OTA looks forward to learning from the speakers and participants who will share best practices to help optimize the integrity of the Internet, promote innovation and enhance online trust," said Craig Spiezle, CEO and Executive Director of the Online Trust Alliance.

During the workshop, participants will share a technical analysis of domain name collisions and review ICANN's risk mitigation plan. The goal of the workshop is to highlight constructive best practices to enable the refinement of remediation efforts, while providing perceptive advice and educational outreach to potentially at-risk businesses and infrastructure and service providers.

Through funding and donations, OTA is presenting this program at no charge. Based on capacity limitations, attendees need to pre-register for both the in-person and online event at

For more information, visit This event is supported in part by BT, Internet Identity (IID), Symantec, US Telecom, Verisign, and others. For additional information, please contact +1 425-455-7400. Day of event and onsite questions please call +1 571-271-5807.

About The Online Trust Alliance (OTA)
The Online Trust Alliance (OTA) is a non-profit with the mission to enhance online trust, while promoting innovation and the vitality of the internet. OTA's goal is to help educate businesses, policy makers and stakeholders while developing and advancing best practices and tools to enhance the protection of users' security, privacy and identity. OTA supports collaborative public-private partnerships, benchmark reporting, meaningful self-regulation and data stewardship.

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