31 March 2015

The Next New gTLD Sucks for Brand Owners

The Next New gTLD Just .Sucks for Brand Owners | Foley Hoag LLP - Trademark, Copyright & Unfair Competition - JDSupra:

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30 March 2015

Brand Owner Filing Fee for .sucks Top-Level Domain Names

Filing Fee for .sucks Top-Level Domain Names Really Sucks for Brand Owners | Polsinelli - JDSupra:

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25 March 2015

Internet Governance Forum 2015, João Pessoa, Brazil, 10-13 Nov 2015

Internet Governance Forum: "IGF 2015 The Tenth Annual IGF Meeting is scheduled to take place in João Pessoa, Brazil, on 10-13 November 2015.   [NEW] Overarching Theme and Sub-Themes After consulting the wider Internet community and discussing the overarching theme of the 2015 IGF meeting, the Multistakeholder Advisory Group decided to retain the title “Evolution of Internet Governance: Empowering Sustainable Development”. This theme will be supported by eight sub-themes that will frame the discussions at the João Pessoa meeting: Cybersecurity and Trust; Internet Economy; Inclusiveness and Diversity; Openness; Enhancing Multistakeholder Cooperation; Internet and Human Rights; Critical Internet Resources; Emerging Issues.   Refer to the MAG Chair's Blog for further information."

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24 March 2015

Register for ICANN Quarterly Stakeholder Report, Q3 Call on 23 April 2015

ICANN Quarterly Stakeholder Report - Register for the Q3 Call on 23 April 2015 -

ICANN has announced its FY15 Q3 Stakeholder Call, which will take place on 23 April at 15:00 UTC. The call will cover how ICANN has progressed against its strategic and operating plans for the Quarter ending 31 March 2015.

Go here http://goo.gl/forms/l9PfNTXStc to register for the call and to receive joining instructions,

The call is open for all to attend, including press, and there will be ample time for Questions & Answers (Q&A). A recording of the call will also be available online on the ICANN website here.

These calls were set up to enhance ICANN's accountability and transparency efforts by making it easy to follow ICANN's progress toward fulfilling its mission of keeping the Internet secure, stable and interoperable.

Please visit the Reporting page on the ICANN website here from 24 hours before the call to pre-read the presentation. You can also find other useful recourses and background information on this page, as well as archived transcripts and recordings of all previous Quarterly Stakeholder Calls.

  • 10 min President's Overview - Fadi Chehadé, President and CEO
  • 10 min Policy Update - David Olive, VP Policy Development Support
  • 15 min Management Update - Tarek Kamel, Sr. Advisor to President, Gov. Engagement
  • 10 min Finance Update - Xavier Calvez, CFO
  • 30 min Q&A - All
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17 March 2015

06 March 2015

A Need for Speed: Online shoppers Will Wait Just Five Seconds

Online shoppers will wait just five seconds before switching brand | Media Network | The Guardian: "Customer attitudes are changing fast. We at F5 Networks recently surveyed 2,000 UK consumers. More than one-fifth of respondents (22%) claimed they would switch to an alternative brand if a website or service doesn’t work within five seconds. In line with this, 82% said that a fast website or mobile app is important to them when they engage with brands – so much so that 31% of shoppers said they wouldn’t complete a purchase if the online experience was poor. One-third of consumers (32%) reported that slow website speeds, irrelevant online content and security concerns negatively affect their perception of a brand. Close to one-quarter (24%) said they would go on to tell others about a negative experience should they have one, further impacting on loyalty and future custom. With social media use on the rise, the ripple effects of negative experiences are hard to measure, but certainly damaging and hard to reverse." (read more at the link above)

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