Founder and Curator of Nordic Domain Days, Lars "LG" Forsberg takes to the stage to greet all the new and returning participants.
The first out of four Nordic Domain Days content segments is the traditional Domain Industry Update. Hosted by Industry Veteran Nadya Frost (Group.one), this segment aims to get us all up to speed on what is happening in the domain name industry right now, according to some of the most important actors of the industry, and the community.
In this session, Verisign, the operator of the .com domain name, will provide an overview of trends observed from new domain name registrations to help us all better understand the customer journey. By studying the way that services get attached to domain names, we will be able to illustrate the impact that helping domain name registrants attach services to their registrations has on renewal tendencies
Many registries and registrars operates more or less like they did 10 years ago, Is it time for a change? Does the different registry incentive programs work? Should we introduce nameblocking as an alternative to defensive registrations?
ICANN and its community of global stakeholders work to foster innovation and consumer choice in generic Top Level Domains, while maintaining stability and security of the Domain Name System overall. What have been the milestones reached to date, what does the future hold for gTLD related policies, and why are these important for the future growth and interoperability of the global Internet.
After more than a decade since the last round of new gTLDs, in March 2023, ICANN finally approved most of the recommendations necessary to commence the implementation of the next round(s) of new gTLDs. But there is still a lot of work ahead of us before the next round can be opened, and that work will likely take longer than what many had hoped for. This conversation will cover what it is that ICANN approved, what work will be needed to cross the finish line the likely, the likely fees to apply for a new gTLD, and what differences are likely between the 2012 New gTLD round and the round(s) to come.
The second Nordic Domain Days content segments is all about the business, with entreprenurs, innovators and marketeers taking to the stage. Hosted by prolific speaker and domain investor Braden Pollock, this segment focuses on knowladge sharing and handing the audience a large helping of food for thought.
Customers do not see themselves as “female, 39, frequent and high spending” but instead as creative curating a blog about yoga and meditation or entrepreneurs in the clothing and fashion industry. Today we can know much more about our users by looking at details such as the topics of their websites and the services they use. This level of insight allows you to better tailor messaging and products, finding the ideal level of personalization to connect with each of your customers.
Following up on his talk last year on how Radix is not sitting on the sidelines when it comes to promoting brand awareness and usage of their new TLD extensions, Varun takes it a step further this year and will showcase other innovative initiatives run by Radix to promote its new domain extensions, thereby still not sitting on the sidelines.
Domain Resellers today are faced with a lot of challenges in 2023. From dwindling profit margins to customers that are brand-agnostic, these problems seem to be ever-growing. In this session will be shared tips & real-world examples of how CentralNic Reseller helps its domain resellers achieve greater success with their domain business.
In this talk, we'll explore the resurgence of Do-It-For-Me (DIFM) services and how hosts can take advantage of this trend to offer professional services to their clients with ease. We'll discuss the benefits of providing these types of services, including increased APRU, activation, MRR, and customer loyalty, and showcase a platform that simplifies the process of delivering pro services. Whether you're a host looking to expand your offerings or simply interested in learning about the latest trends in website development, this talk is for you. Join us and discover why delivering professional services has never been easier.
Can you both grow and retain your SME customers? Learn from Fredrik, CEO at Miss Group, as he shares his experience of how they grew with their customers & how it transformed their company.
WordPress powers 43% of the world’s websites, and yet the user experience is hard and results in massive churn for hosters. Artur will share what he has learned about the WordPress customer journey from his time at Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, and his current work helping WordPress hosters activate and retain their customers.
Not industry veterans, but a couple of seasoned marketeers finding their way in this billion dollar industry. With a fresh eye, comes observations and food for thought! Join us and hear our 2cent's on navigating between the donuts, icann, traficom.. Taking the temp on the IQ.. Counting our .no .fi .se .dk domains, all while we grow the .one!
The third Nordic Domain Days content segments focuses on the topic of DNS Abuse and the recent twist in the form of the EU NIS2 Directive. Hosted by Kelly Hardy (iQ), we get an update from some of the most knowlegble people in the field on what is being currently being done, what more could be done and how the NIS2 directive impacts the industry and the efforts already in place.
The Tuesday morning at Nordic Domain Days 2023 is all about DNS Abuse and the NIS2 directive. First to take to the stage is Verisign's Keith Drazek.
PIR is on the forefront of combating DNS Abuse amongst top-level domain registries with initaives such as QPI and the DNS Abuse Institute. Brian F. Cimbolic, the vice president, General Counsel at PIR shares their experiance on stage at Nordic Domain Days.
The European Union NIS2 directive is a topic widely discussed among Registries, Registrars and Hosting providers. From the NDD stage, Thomas Rickert takes us through what it means for the domain name industry and what work is ongoing within the community.
From the Corporate Registrar Markmonitor, we are joined by Prudence Malinki who will discuss the lasting legislative impacts on the Domain industry that NIS2 and GDPR could have.
What happens online is as real as what happens off of it. Join Kelly and James as they chat about crafting TOUs that reflect the world we want to see, community responsibility vs. overreach, handling law enforcement requests and why we don't consider what happens online "real" yet.
The fourth and last Nordic Domain Days content segments focuses is yet another traditional one, TECH!. Hosted by Patrik Fältström (Netnod), this segment takes a deep-dive into a multitude of technial topics such as the recent updates to the Zonemaster project, KINDNS and much much more.
It’s important to be kind to each other in life. It turns out it’s also important to be kind to each other in the DNS! KINDNS is an initiative supported by ICANN to produce a simple framework that can help a wide variety of DNS operators, from small to large, to follow both the evolution of the DNS protocol and the best practices that the industry identifies for better security and more effective DNS operations. David Huberman will introduce KINDNS and give an update on how it’s going.
Internetstiftelsen and Afnic has been working together on the Zonemaster project for over 10 years. The aim to perform qualitative tests of the DNS is an honorable one and Mats Dufbergs takes to the stage to give us the lastest updates on the project
Martin joins us from Group.one to share his experience with democratising management of the Group.one internal DNS. This process leaves us more people with access to change DNS, but also make simple reverts of DNS changes possible and provides us with an annotated changelog, all mostly via git and CI/CD.
Anycast is a routing technology often used for high-profile DNS service. This talk tries to explain how the technology works, why it is beneficial to DNS service, and how it interacts with the DNS system to give the unique strength that is its hallmark.
DMARC has been around for over 10 years. Still, the adoption can be improved to get your email and online presence safe. Registrars and hosting companies can use DMARC for the benefit of both their customers and themselves. Get hands-on tips and tricks on what you can do to protect yourself and your customers against email phishing and CEO fraud.
Explore why detecting php malware can be so challenging. Learn how to hide the simplest, easy to detect, webshell by ever more devious means. Leave with a fully functional webshell that only the professionals can detect. No programming experience needed but a high level understanding of what "strings" or "functions" are is needed to get the most out of the talk.