.US Hosts its Annual Town Hall Meeting

By Becky Burr
Becky Burr

Neustar, a leading provider of registry services, is hosting a Town Hall meeting this month for the United States' country code Top-Level Domain, .US.

Neustar introduced the .US Town Hall last year to reflect our commitment — and the Commerce Department commitment to the bottom-up, multistakeholder model of DNS management. The public forum is an important part of ensuring that .US continues to be a vibrant namespace that reflects America's diversity, creativity, and innovative spirit. This is an opportunity for stakeholders and enthusiasts to collaborate, sharing expertise and ideas and providing feedback for everything related to .US and the Domain Name Industry. It is also an opportunity to share the policy work of the .US Stakeholders Council over the past 18 months.

The virtual .US Public Stakeholder Town Hall Meeting will take place on October 26, from 3pm to 4:15pm Eastern, or 10am to noon Pacific and will provide an opportunity to share information about the .US Namespace.

Featured speakers include members of the .US Stakeholders Council as well as Neustar representatives, who are prepared to discuss stats and updates on the state of the domain industry, the state of .US specifically and considerations for .US growth.

Agenda items include:

— State of the Domain Industry
— State of .US
— Policy proposals under consideration to grow .US and respond to the concerns and interests of .US registrants. Specifically, we will be discussing and soliciting community input on:
•  Privacy Registration Services
•  Premium Names, including 1 and 2 character strings
•  IDN registrations in .US.

If you have an interest in the .US domain space and internet growth and trends, then you can be part of the discussion by registering here.

Further details will be circulated to all registered participants in advance of the meeting.

By Becky Burr, Deputy General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer at Neustar

Related topics: DNS, Domain Names, Multilinguism, Privacy, Registry Services, New TLDs