/ nic-Report - 27.02.2017 09:11
.at-report 01/2017 - Domain pulse
What do a leek, a circus tent and award-winning chef Toni Mörwald have in common?
That’s right – all three played a central role at the 2017 Domain pulse evening event at Palazzo in Vienna. Whisking participants off on a journey into the world of the ‘Thrill Seekers’, the spectacular show capped an action-packed opening day at the conference, which was held under the banner of Networks and Networkers this year.
The respected researcher and philosopher Harald Katzmair opened Domain pulse with a keynote speech that explored questions such as: “What do we actually need networks for? And what makes a good network in the first place?” The insights into ICANN after the IANA Stewardship Transition and a panel discussion covering future opportunities and trends in the domain industry provided ample food for thought. The second day also had numerous highlights up its sleeve, with the speakers turning their attentions exclusively to the fight against ‘evil’ networks. Current registry projects that also play a key role in underpinning the security and stability of the network were also in the spotlight.
For us, Domain pulse 2017 is now over, and we have long since surpassed our initial goal of creating an environment where participants could share expertise and network with fellow professionals. Domain pulse is now the most important forum in the German-speaking countries for experts looking to discuss all the current topics and trends shaping the domain industry. This was clearly borne out by the results of the visitor survey, with respondents rating the mix of topics, organisation and fringe programme as ‘very good’. We are very pleased with the feedback we received and would like to use this issue of the .at report to show our gratitude to everyone who participated!
All of the presentations as well as video footage of all the keynote talks and sessions are available online at www.domainpulse.at! We wish you an enjoyable read and are already looking forward to the next Domain pulse, which will take place in Munich from 22–23 February 2018!