WHEN 10th April 2015 9:30 am
WHERE New Delhi India Habitat Centre
World Domain Day [WDD.2015]
An Event Not to be missed!
WDD [World Domain Day] is an international event for the pr omotion of domain names and educate people on building successful online businesses. WDD was held in India for the first time on 24.08.14 in Hyderabad. The second edition of WDD was held in New Delhi on April 10th, 2015. Join us to network with hundreds of domain investors, web professionals, startups and venture capitalists to learn all about creating successful businesses online! Register for the event to listen to international speakers, receive exclusive offers, gifts and much more. Learn about the importance of domain names and e-commerce in the developing and fast growing Indian market.
Dr Ajay Kumar [Guest of Honor]. Joint Secretary, Ministry of Communications & IT, Govt. of India. Member of ICANN-GAC View Profile
Dr Ajay Kumar
Department of Electronics & Information Technology
Ministry of Communications & Information Technology
Government of India
One of the two members of ICANN-GAC from India
Dr Govind CEO of National Internet Exchange of India. Member, ICANN-GAC. View Profile
Dr. Govind is the CEO of National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI), and one of the two members of ICANN-GAC from India. Till recently he served as Senior Director, heading the E-Infrastructure & Internet Governance areas in Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India.
Dr. Govind has held key posts in the Department of IT, where he has more than 20 years of experience in various sectors of Information Technology including Internet Governance, Broadband Internet, E-infrastructure, Inter-Ministerial Group coordination for Policy Development and crystallising the India-stance in global internet strategy.
Dr Govind played a key role in successfully establishing Internet Exchange Points in India and establishment of the .IN Registry in the country. Recently, he has also set up the National Internet Registry for the allocation of IPv4 and IPv6 addresses in the country. He has been commended at various for a nationally and internationally for actively working towards the use of Internet for inclusive growth and development f multi-lingulisation in the Indian context.
Heading the Secretariat of Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) of Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) from 2006 to 2011, Dr. Govind continues to represent the country as Advisor in the GAC and is also an ongoing Member of the Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group of Internet Governance Forum (IGF).
Dr Govind had his doctoral thesis in Plasma Physics and Electromagnetic Wave Propagation from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, India. He also has completed Diplo management course in Global Internet Governance and has to his credit twenty four technical research publications and reports in international and national journals.
Samiran Gupta Head of India for ICANN View Profile
Samiran is the Head of India for ICANN and a veteran in business strategy and public affairs management.
Prior to joining ICANN, Samiran was a Senior Director with APCO Worldwide responsible for counseling clients in business and public affairs strategy. Earlier, Samiran was a founder and managing director of a leading management consulting and business advisory practice known for working on distinctive projects for a range of corporations from Fortune 500 clients to top Indian businesses and mid-sized entities. Samiran has worked extensively in sectors including telecom, entertainment, payment systems, e-commerce, social media, and energy and renewables.
Samiran has a Masters in Business Administration from St Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, United States of America, and a Bachelor of Commerce from University of Calcutta, India.
Shridhar Luthria Director, Marketing & Business Development at ResellerClub, Directi View Profile
Shridhar is ResellerClub’s business head and leads all business activities and initiatives. He has been steering the team since inception and has helped the company grow from a start-up to the world’s most popular platform for domain names.
Shridhar most likely wins the longest distance traveled award at HostingCon 2012, traveling 20 hours from India to Boston. We sat down with him at the conference to hear the latest on ResellerClub.
“ResellerClub is one of the largest web service providers in the world today,” said Shridhar. “From a domain registration standpoint, we’re one of the largest wholesale focused registrars. We are always in the top five fastest growing registrars.”
Growing quickly, ResellerClub is beginning to focus on hosting products, including shared hosting, reseller hosting and launching VPS and dedicated servers.
Part of their growth is also international, expanding to different parts of the world.
“We’ve seen tremendous amounts of growth in India, it’s a buzzword,” said Shridhar.
From a percentage standpoint, the U.S. is still one of the strongest markets out there in terms of absolutes, but ResellerClub is seeing traction in China, Turkey, Brazil and Russia as well.
Jeff Behrendt CEO, InForum (Largest Club for .IN Domain Investors) View Profile
Jeffrey Behrendt is the founder & CEO of InForum.in, which is the largest hangout place for all major .IN domain investors.
Jeff is a domainer at heart, first and foremost. He was born and raised in Ottawa, Canada, where he now lives with his son, Emet. Prior to getting into domaining, Jeff was a competitive webmaster, working on SEO domains and internet marketing for several websites. Through this work on the internet, Jeff discovered the world of domains. Jeff is passionate about cctlds and has been investing in cctlds for many years. His main focus has been on .co.uk, .ca and .in/.co.in domains. His favorite cctld is .in. Jeff believes that the potential for growth in India is amazing – the country has over 1.1 billion people, fast economic growth, and increasing internet penetration. Jeff runs INForum.in, the Home of the
Pavan Duggal One of World’s Top 10 Cyber Lawyers View Profile
Pavan Duggal is one of the top 10 Cyber Lawyers around the World.
While a practicing Advocate, Supreme Court of India, Pavan Duggal has made an immense impact with an international reputation as an expert and authority on Cyberlaw and E-Commerce law.
As such, his empanelment as a consultant to UNCTAD and UNESCAP on Cyberlaw and Cybercrime respectively, membership of the AFACT Legal Working Group of the UN / CEFAT, consulting as an expert with the Council of Europe on Cybercrime , inclusion in the Board of Experts of European Commission’s Dr. E-Commerce and his work as an expert authority on a Cyberlaw primer for e-ASEAN Task Force and as a reviewer for Asian Development Bank speaks volumes of his worldwide acceptance as an authority. Pavan is the President of Cyberlaw Asia, Asia’s pioneering organization committed to the passing of dynamic Cyberlaws in the Asian continent. Pavan is also a member of the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center Panel of Neutrals.
Pavan has been the Member of the Public Interest Registry’s. Org Advisory Council. He is a member of ICT Policy and Governance Working Group of the UNICT Taskforce. He is the Legal and Policy Consultant to Internet Mark 2 Project, which is examining the next level of Internet. He has been invited to be an Associated fellow of the Centre for Asia Pacific Technology Law and Policy (CAPTEL) at Singapore. Pavan is a member of Panel of Arbitrators of the Regional Centre for Arbitration, Kuala Lumpur and Asian Domain Names Dispute Resolution Centre at Hong Kong.
He has been associated with the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Government of India on Cyberlaw and Electronic Governance legal issues. He is a member of Advisory Committee on E-Governance in Karnataka constituted by the Government of Karnataka. Pavan is a member of Information Forensic Working Group on e-Information Systems, Security and Audit Association.
Pavan heads his niche law firm Pavan Duggal Associates, which has practice areas, amongst others, in Cyberlaw, Business Process Outsourcing Law, Intellectual Property Rights and Information Technology Law , Information Security Law, Defence, Biotech and Corporate Law.
While he has been a Member of the Nominating Committee, Membership Advisory Committee and Membership Implementation Task Force of ICANN, Pavan is also the President of Cyberlaws.Net, which is Internet’s first ever-unique Cyberlaw consultancy. In addition to that, he is also the founder of the Cyberlaw Association and is also the Founder-President, Cyberlaw India.
Some outstanding pioneering work in the field of BPO legal issues has resulted in his being a member of the BPO Steering Committee of ASSOCHAM. Today, he advises a number of BPO concerns on different legal issues relating to outsourcing. Pavan is the Chairman of the Cyberlaw Committee of ASSOCHAM and works in closely with CII and FICCI.
Pavan is regular on the lecture circuit. He has spoken at over 900 conferences, seminars and workshops in the last seven years, and has lectured extensively in select law colleges. As a writer, he has made his mark with six books on various aspects of the law in the last six years. He has contributed a continuing weekly column on diverse aspects of the law, titled ‘Brief Cases’ to the Economic Times, for the last seven years.
He has been associated with the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India on the proposed optical disc law and related issues. He has been actively involved in various discussions on technicalities surrounding the said proposed law.
Alok Bansal CFO, PolicyBazaar.com (India’s largest online insurance aggregator) View Profile
Unveiling our next speaker, Alok Bansal, CFO of PolicyBazaar.com, India’s largest online insurance aggregator.
Alok leads the Finance department, including Corporate Finance & Controllership, Treasury, Tax and Strategic Planning & Analysis Functions. Alok is responsible for the Strategic Alliances Division. Prior to this, Alok has served as the Director, Finance with First Europa. He has served in various cross-functional leadership roles with Mahindra & Mahindra and General Electric (GE). Alok is a PGDM from IIM Calcutta.
Sanjeev Goyal CEO, Mitsu.in View Profile
Mike Mann [VTalk] World No. 1 Domain Investor. CEO, Phone.com & SEO.com. Founder, BuyDomains.com View Profile
Mike Mann [VTalk]
[Michael would be giving a virtual talk at WDD.2014.]
One of the most successful domain investors ever, Mike is the founder and chairman of Grassroots.org (501c3), a global network providing free services to non-profits and promoting social action. He also founded and manages Make Change! Trust, a charitable fund that supports select 501c3 organizations. See http://grassroots.org/ and http://makechangetrust.org/
Mike is founder of successful, active, for-profit corporations also including Phone.com, SEO.com, Skateboards.com, DomainMarket.com, Yield Software, BrowserMedia, Graphics.net, and others. In many cases his companies exchange resources, talent and technologies in their never-ending quest to deliver innovative, profitable digital products and services.
In 1994 he founded Internet Interstate, which he sold to Verio Inc. in 1997.
In 1998, he founded BuyDomains.com (now NameMedia), the world’s largest secondary market for domain names, and sold majority interest to Highland Capital and Summit Partners in 2005, along with the “Seeq.com” search engine portal. See http://buydomains.com/
Between 1998 and 2001, Mike served as the founding Chairman of the non-profit ByteBack.org, which is an innovator in operating free computer and job training centers serving inner-city communities.
Mike is the author of Make Millions and Make Change! a book focused on making money in small business so we can better serve society. Please see http://www.makemillions.com/
Contact: mikemann at mikemann dot com
Why You Should Attend?
World Domain Day will bring together domain owners, web professionals, bloggers, startups, and VCs from Indian subcontinent and is expected to get extensive media coverage.
Top 3 Reasons to Attend
1- Prime Networking. This event has networking like no others. Meet like minded professionals. 2. Domaining: Get an insight into the black hole that is the domain industry. How domains are valuated, what to buy, how to buy and where to buy. 3. Money: Learn how to build multi-million dollar online businesses in the Indian landscape. Unique learning environment with top speakers that will help you to stay abreast of the top trends in our industry.
Indian Domain Owners Association, (IDOA) is the premier organization of leading domain investors, web entrepreneurs and service providers in India. We stand for increasing domain name awareness & education and promoting the allied industries like IT services, Affiliates and ReSellers.