Michele Neylon of Blacknight to Speak About New TLDs at Netnod

Cutting edge Swedish event focuses on issues of an expanding Internet

06 MARCH 2014, CARLOW,IRELAND
Summary
The launch of new TLDs (the bit on the right of the dot) brings many challenges and opportunities in the European market. Blacknight's CEO, Michele Neylon, will be addressing these and other topics during his talk at the NetNod spring meeting.

Blacknight CEO Michele Neylon will bring his new TLD expertise to the Netnod spring meeting.

Netnod is one of the leading infrastructure companies in Europe, and is known for being on the cutting edge of Internet technology. Netnod is a non-profit, neutral and independent Internet infrastructure organisation based in Sweden and is owned by the foundation TU-stiftelsen (Stiftelsen för Telematikens utveckling).

The Netnod spring meeting will take place in Stockholm, Sweden from Tuesday, March 11, 2014 through Wednesday March 12, 2014. The event will be held at Piperska Muren,
Scheelegatan 14
Stockholm.

Neylon will be giving a talk during the first day of the event on Tuesday March 11 at 15:30, titled: New TLDs - Challenges and Opportunities in Europe. As the force behind a leading European domain registrar, Neylon has first hand knowledge of what to expect during a TLD rollout from marketing to technical issues to policy pitfalls, end-user adoption and more.

“I have watched several existing TLDs emerge, enter the root and either thrive or wither,” explains Neylon. “There is a lot of opportunity for New TLDs in Europe if they are handled correctly and we are properly prepared to utilise them. I am honored to be speaking at Netnod to help the community prepare to embrace new TLDs so that we may all benefit from this massive change.”

Other session topics include “Human Rights and Internet Freedom”, “CryptoParty Stockholm & "The Day We Fight Back", and "Gaming in a connected world". The 2-day event will culminate in a party at highly reputed restaurant in Stockholm, Lux Dag för Dag.

Netnod operates five Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) in six different cities in Sweden and Denmark, where Internet operators can connect and exchange traffic (peer). The Netnod IX has among the highest amount of traffic per peer in Europe and is fully IPv6 enabled. Netnod is also the proud operator of i.root-servers.net, one of the 13 logical DNS root name servers in the world. This service is provided as a public service to the Internet community at-large, as part of Netnods goal to work for the Good of the Internet.

For more information on the NetNod spring meeting, please visit: https://www.netnod.se/netnod-spring-meeting-2014

For more information on Blacknight and new TLDs, please visit http://www.blacknight.com

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"There is a lot of opportunity for New TLDs in Europe if they are handled correctly and we are properly prepared to utilise them. I am honored to be speaking at Netnod to help the community prepare to embrace new TLDs so that we may all benefit from this massive change" Michele Neylon, CEO, Blacknight
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About Blacknight

Blacknight (http://www.blacknight.com/) are an Irish based, ICANN accredited domain registrar and hosting company. Recipients of several awards for their revolutionary use of social media, Blacknight are one of Europe’s most cutting edge Internet companies. Blacknight constantly seek to lead the way by introducing innovative solutions for its client base and provide dedicated servers and co-location as well as a comprehensive range of Microsoft Windows and Linux based hosting plans and domain name registration services to business globally. IP transit services and other solutions for more demanding business and academic customers are offered a la carte.