SOURCE: Online Trust Alliance

Online Trust Alliance

October 17, 2013 07:00 ET

Online Trust Alliance to Host Domain Name Collision Symposium

Discover and Discuss the Impact of Name Collisions With New gTLDs

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - Oct 17, 2013) - Today The Online Trust Alliance (OTA) announced it will convene a multi-stakeholder workshop titled Domain Name Collisions: Rules for the Road and Implications for New Generic Top-Level Domains, a symposium focused on reviewing the impact of domain name collisions resulting from the delegation of new generic top-level domains (gTLDs).

During the workshop experts from around the world will share a technical analysis of the likelihood of domain name collisions and potential consequences, review ICANN's risk mitigation, plan and discuss the implications for corporations, small businesses, home networks and their service providers, such as systems integrators and Internet Service Providers.

The goals of the workshop are to promote a collaborative dialog reviewing plans to help assure network operators are sufficiently equipped to address the risks, review potential legal implications and liabilities, review best practices to mitigate and remediate the impact of name of the threat and review outreach strategies to reach the millions of businesses who risk being impacted.

WHAT: 
Domain Name Collisions: Rules for the Road and Implications for New gTLDs

WHO: 
Leading experts in the ISP, security, software, internet infrastructure, consumer protection including academia and the public and private sectors. Invited and confirmed speakers include executives of British Telecommunications, the Chertoff Group, ICANN, Interisle Consulting OTA, US Telecom, Verizon, Verisign among others.

WHEN:
Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013
8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (includes breakfast, lunch and reception)

WHERE: 
The Westin Washington Dulles Airport
2520 Wasser Terrace
Herndon, VA. 20171

MEDIA: For additional information including the agenda please visit https://gtld-collision.eventbrite.com/ Registration is no-charge, seating is limited. This workshop will be webcast. Contact admin@otalliance.org or visit https://otalliance.org/resources/domainCollision.html

This event is supported in part by donations and funding from leading companies including Internet Identity (IID), Symantec, US Telecom, Verisign and others.

For additional information, please contact lizs@otalliance.org +1 425-455-7400 or +1 425-985-1421.

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. https://otalliance.org

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