To attend Brands & Domains 2019, including our evening reception, register now.

A must attend event with great network opportunities, leading industry speakers and peers with an impressive mix of attendees. To network with the Top Level industry experts come and join us at Brands & Domains 2019.

Find out how dotBrands are being used, the strategies behind them and how you can operate a registry for the benefit of your own organisation from dotBrand pioneers sharing their experiences.

The day will close with a networking dinner, where you can relax and talk with members of the BRG and other industry experts.

BRG members register here. Non-members are welcome to attend and can register here

Brands & Domains 2019 coincides with the ICANN66 meeting taking place nearby from 2-7 November so you can take the opportunity to engage with others in the domain industry and learn how ICANN operates. You can find out more via ICANN’s website.

We look forward to seeing you in Montréal.


Thursday 7th November, 2019

Le Westin Montréal

270 Rue St. Antoine Ouest, Montreal, QC H2Y 0A3, Canada


The Brand Registry Group is grateful for the support from all our sponsors who help make it possible to organise the Brands & Domains event: 

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring Brands & Domains 2019?  Please contact the event organiser for details at info@brandregistrygroup.org.


Brands & Domains 2019 gives attendees the opportunity to find out how dotBrands are being used, the strategies behind them and what they need to know if they want to apply and operate a dotBrand for their own organisation. It will close with an evening reception, providing an opportunity for attendees to network and engage with peers and industry experts in a relaxed environment.

Agenda (subject to changes)
10:30Registration & Coffee
11:00WelcomeCole Quinn (Microsoft)
11:20Around the World - Regional Insights for dotBrandsFrédéric Guillemaut (Safebrands), Jason Loyer (Neustar)
12:00dotBrand Case Study: .googleChristina Chiou Yeh (Google)
12:30Brand Traffic: Brands Breaking thru the ClutterRoland LaPlante (Afilias)
13:00Lunch Buffet & Networking
14:10Building Strategies and Business Cases to Leverage dotBrandsTBC (Brand Registry Group)
14:40.Kred - Driving Influencer Engagement with social apps and the Blockchain (dotBrand Case Study)Cameron Bale (PeopleBrowsr)
15:00dotBrands - Impact on Corporate Brand Protection StrategiesMartin Kuechenthal (LEMARIT)
15:20Panel Discussion: How will dotBrands shape the future and the next round of new gTLDsJeff Neuman (GNSO Sub Pro WG Chair), Dawn Shackleton (Sky), Dave Chiswell - moderator (Cira)
16:00Break
16:20Use Case: dotBrand as a Network Security Trust Anchor - Authentication and TLSPeter LaMantia (Authentic Web)
16:40dotBrand Case Study: Tales from the RiverbankKevin Audritt (HSBC)
17:10Panel Discussion: The Future of the Internet - Governance, Use, Risks & OpportunitiesNick Wood (Valideus), Alyssa Moore (Cira), Wolfgang Kleinwächter (University of Aarhus), Martin Sutton - moderator (BRG)
17:50Closing RemarksMartin Sutton (Brand Registry Group)
18:00Close
18:30 - 21:00Dinner Reception & Networking