CENTR to hold its Registrar Day on 8 October

News 01-08-2019

On 8 October 2019, CENTR will be holding its pan-European Registrar Day in Brussels, Belgium.

The Council of European National Top-Level Domain Registries (CENTR) will be holding its annual Registrar Day on 8 October 2019 from 9.00 - 17.00 at The Hotel in Brussels, Belgium.

The event will be followed by the fourth edition of the CENTR Awards, which aim at highlighting country code top-level domain (ccTLD) registry projects, teams and people that make a difference in the domain name industry, and which this year will also mark CENTR's 20th Anniversary.

This is a unique opportunity for registries and registrars from all over Europe to mix and mingle, exchange on best practices, improve on or create new business relationships and get updates from industry experts. Expect a re-run of previous year’s successful speed-networking session, as well as a tailored agenda based on feedback and key topics of interest.

To register, please reach out to your local ccTLD registry. We look forward to welcoming many registries and registrars in Brussels in October!


9:00 Welcome and introductions

9:10 Registry-registrar speed-networking

10:40 Coffee break

11:10 Domain name market trends (Patrick Myles, CENTR)

11:30 Incentives (types of incentives, what works, what doesn’t) - Panel discussion with Jasmine Begg (Neustar), Laurent Callens (Combell Group), Regina Fuchsova (EURid), Justyna Szewczyk (Blacknight), Berend Vandalfzen (Realtime Register), Mickaël Vigreux (Afnic).

12:30 Lunch break

14:00 Registry Lock what’s new?

  • Results of the CENTR Registry Lock survey
  • Why should everyone adopt Registry Lock? (Prudence Malinki, MarkMonitor)

14:20 How are we dealing with online fraud? - Panel discussion with Ashley La Bolle (EPAG), Yoram Hacohen (ISOC-IL), Maria Kazankova (OpenProvider), Kristian Ørmen (Larsen Data)

14:50 Digital Identities and Registrant Verification: Your next big revenue driver… (Neal McPherson, Ionos)

15:10 Getting SMEs online - Panel discussion with Oonagh McCutcheon (IEDR), Marianna Siouti (Enartia), Mickaël Vigreux (Afnic)

15:30 Coffee break

16:00 EU Policy Update (Polina Malaja, CENTR)

16:30 The future of the domain name industry - open mic session

17:00 End


*Please note that this agenda is only a draft, and is therefore liable to change.*

Published By Lydia Pernal-Stoddart
Lydia Pernal-Stoddart is the Communications Manager at CENTR. She oversees the general communications strategy at CENTR, as well as supporting the Administrative, Marketing and Technical Working Groups, and managing the extensive publication of reports, articles and statements produced.