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Monday, January 12 • 3:20pm - 4:20pm
Meet the TLDs, Session 1
The most popular, non-keynote sessions from 2014 are back.  Hear from some of the new, soon to launch or recently launched TLDs about the value, utillity, and opportunity in registration and what their vision is for each of these new Top Level Domains.

Matt Overman of Rightside to talk about one of the following names (.Social, .Lawyer, .Attorney)
Kathy Nielsen of DotGreen Community to talk about .Green

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Frank Michlick

Registrar Consultant, DomainCocoon Inc.
Frank, best known within the domain name industry as one of the founders of and lead contributors to Domain Name News, began working with internet technology in 1993 and registered his first domain in 1995. Frank’s was the Senior Sales Engineer at top global registrar Tucows, and participated in many speaking and social events within the domain industry. His entrepreneurial pursuits led him to found DomainCocoon, which continues to provide... Read More →

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Frogans Project Ambassador, OP3FT
Stephane is the Frogans Project Ambassador. The Frogans software layer will introduce new sites on the Internet to provide content developers, publishers and users with a more simple, more secure, more international and more device agnostic environment. The Frogans Technology is held by a non-profit and will be deployed through its own addressing system. Frogans Sites will be coming to the Internet in 2015. | Stephane also Chairs the 2015 ICANN... Read More →
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Kathy Nielsen

Executive Director, Registry Operations and Channel Relations, DotGreen
Kathy Nielsen is Executive Director at DotGreen for Registry Operations and Channel Relations. Kathy works with .green registrar and sales partners, as well as manages the operational aspects of the .green TLD. | Kathy’s extensive digital marketing, ecommerce and domain industry experience began in 2000. Prior to joining DotGreen in 2014, Kathy held a number of different roles at Sedo from Director of Sales to | Her most recent role... Read More →
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Angus Richardson

Managing Director, Dot Kiwi Limited
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Jean-Christophe Vignes

Director, Domain Operations, NCC Group Inc
Jean-Christophe is Director of Domain Operations for NCC Group, the leading global information assurance firm recently appointed operator of the .trust Registry. | | Before joining NCC Group, J.C. co-founded OpenRegistry a Registry Service Provider dedicated to the 2012 round of new TLDs. | | An IP lawyer by training and an active member of the ICANN community for more than 14 years, Jean-Christophe also occupied senior positions... Read More →

Monday January 12, 2015 3:20pm - 4:20pm
A - Verisign Hall Tropicana Cohiba Rooms 8 - 11