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World Hosting Days Rebrands as Cloud Fest

World Hosting Days aka WHD has rebranded itself as “Cloud Fest“. They’re describing themselves as: CloudFest is a world-leading conference geared toward the cloud, hosting, and service provider industries. Focusing on three distinctive pillars – growth, connectivity and learning – our festivals provide cloud professionals access to the latest technologies, innovations, and trends that make […]

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ICANN 61 Welcome Video Is Quite Powerful

ICANN 61 is scheduled to be held in Puerto Rico early next year. As most people know, however, the region was very badly hit during recent storms and many parts of the country are still without power, drinking water or internet. This is not ignored in the welcome video produced by the local host for […]

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CENTR Awards Held in Brussels. EURid Wins Registry of the Year

The 3rd CENTR awards were held last night in Brussels’ Bibliothèque Solvay. Each of the finalists had a short video to explain what their project was about. The winners were: Marketing Campaign Excellence Category: .CA Product Marketing team for its brand awareness and lead generation campaign (CIRA) Safe and Sound DNS Category: Barbara Povše (Registry.si) & […]

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Africa DNS Forum to be Held in Tanzania

The 5th annual Africa DNS Forum is being held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on July 26 – 28. The event, which is being organised by AfTLD,  ICANN and ISOC in association with a number of other organisations, will run over two days and cover both technical and business aspects of the domain name industry. […]

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IGF 2017 Opts for .Swiss Domain

This year’s IGF (Internet Governance Forum) meeting is being held in Geneva, Switzerland from December 18th to 21st. The venue for the event will be the United Nations Office at Geneva Palais des Nations, Avenue de la Paix 14, CH-1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland. As the Swiss government is the host for the event it’s no big […]

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ICANN 59 Full Schedule Published

The full schedule for ICANN 59, the policy forum, which is being held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg from June 26 – 29 has been published. As this is a “policy forum” there are fewer frills ie. no big opening ceremony, gala or board meeting. As they’ve been doing for the last few […]

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WHD.India & NamesCon India Registration Open

As you may recall WHD acquired NamesCon, so in the future it’ll probably be fairly common for WHD and NamesCon events to run side by side. One of the first events to leverage this new relationship is the upcoming WHD India and NamesCon India which are being held in Mumbai on May 18th and 19th. […]

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HostingCon 2017 Will be the Last HostingCon

HostingCon is taking place this week in Los Angeles, California. The event is in its 13th year. I’ve personally attended it for the last few years, though I’m not in attendance this week due to it being held so close to WHD. This year will be the last time the event takes place. According to […]

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