Thursday 25th October, 2018

Hotel SB Diagonal Zero, Plaça Llevant, s/n, 08019 Barcelona, Spain (Directions)

The Brands & Domains event is open to BRG members and non-members.  Come and find out how dotBrands are being used, the strategies behind them and how to operate these registries for the benefit of your own organisation, and learn from your peers as they share their experiences.

The day will round off with a networking dinner, providing you with an opportunity to meet and share experiences with members of the BRG and others industry experts.

Brands & Domains 2018 coincides with the ICANN63 meeting taking place nearby from 19-25 October – why not 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.

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

If your organisation is interested in sponsoring Brands & Domains 2018, please contact the event organiser for details via

15:00   Registration 15:15   Welcome & Introduction - Cole Quinn (Microsoft) 15:30   Approaching 5 years of dotBrands, how far have we really come? - Tony Kirsch (Neustar) 16:00   Securing your dotBrand TLD using HSTS preloading - Ben Mcllwain (Google) 16:30   Panel: How will the next application round improve for dotBrands? - Martin Kuechenthal (Lemarit), Roland LaPlante (Afilias), Moderator: Jothan Frakes (DNA) 17:00   Break 17:10   Launch strategy and deployment - lessons and learnings from active dotBrand operators - Kate Kahle (Cern), Cecilia Smith (Fox), Kevin Audritt (HSBC) 18:10   Panel: Getting to the next round - Jeff Neuman (Valideus), Peter LaMantia (Authentic Web), Frédéric Guillemaut (SafeBrands), Moderator: Martin Sutton (Brand Registry Group) 18:40   Corporate domain portfolio management - the "Cole-istic" approach - Cole Quinn (Microsoft) 19:00   Close 19:30   Brands & Domains Networking Dinner (details will be provided to attendees)