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Event: Latin American and Caribbean Domain Name System Forum (LAC DNS Forum)
When: 24–25 August 2016
Hotel Barceló Santo Domingo
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
(Registration covers both the LAC DNS Forum and Internet Week.)
Fee: The LAC DNS Forum is free of charge.
The LAC DNS Forum brings together industry, Internet policy and technical professionals interested in debating DNS-related issues. It's also a good opportunity to engage and network with key players and experts in the field.
The forum is open to anyone interested in issues pertaining to the domain name industry and the business opportunities it can provide. The target audience includes:
- Country code top-level domain (ccTLD) registries, registrars and resellers
- Generic top-level domain (gTLD) registries, registrars and resellers
- DNS experts
- gTLD applicants
- Regional TLD organizations
- IT and Internet businesses
- Legal and intellectual property firms
This is the third edition of the LAC DNS Forum, first held in Buenos Aires in 2013. Due to the decision to relocate ICANN56 and ICANN57, the forum will be held for the first time outside an ICANN meeting. ICANN CEO Göran Marby will be participating.
The III LAC DNS Forum will be part of the Dominican Republic's Internet Week, marking the 25th anniversary of the delegation of the .do domain. Internet Week runs from 22–25 August.
The event is jointly organized by the Catholic University (Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra) with the domain registry office of .do, the Latin American and Caribbean Address Registry (LACNIC), the Latin American and Caribbean ccTLDs Organization (LACTLD), the Dominican Republic Chapter of the Internet Society, the Telecommunications Dominican Institute (INDOTEL) and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).