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Panel Nº 3: The role of new gTLDs in the New MiLE

Philip Corwin A - Room "Main Hall"

Anthony Harris
eCOM-LAC, Executive Director

Anthony, Tony, Harris is the executive director of CABASE, a non-profit Internet industry association from Argentina. He is also the executive director for The Latin America and Caribbean Federation for Internet and Electronic Commerce, eCOM-LAC, and the regional co-ordinator of GPK LAC.

Anthony Harris is a GNSO Council member for the ISPC. He acts as a spokesperson for the IT and domain industry of Argentina and Latin America, and participates regularly in various regional and international events and meetings.

Rodrigo de la Parra
ICANN, VP LatinAmerica and the Caribbean
Edmon Chung
Philip Corwin
Virtualaw LLC, Principle

Philip S. Corwin is the Founding Principal of public policy consultancy Virtualaw LLC as well as Of Counsel to the IP-centric law firm of Greenberg & Lieberman, both located in Washington, DC. He currently serves as one of two representatives of ICANN’s Business Constituency on the gTLD policymaking GNSO Council. He is also a member of the Internet Committee of the International Trademark Association and serves on its Internet Governance Subcommittee, where he has led trademark sector efforts to review and comment upon the ongoing process for IANA functions transition and enhanced ICANN accountability. His efforts helped shape the rights protection mechanisms (RPMs) contained in the new gTLD program Applicant Guidebook.

Mr. Corwin is also the long-serving Counsel to the Internet Commerce Association, the only trade group representing domain investors and developers. And he is engaged in various ICANN working groups, including Co-Chair of the WG developing curative rights protections for international intergovernmental organizations, and an active participant in the WG setting accreditation standards for privacy and proxy services providers.

Mr. Corwin received his BA in Government from Cornell University and his JD from Boston College Law School.

New gTLDs in their different forms like City gTLDs, IDN gTLDs, Generic gTLDs and Brand gTLDs represent the biggest change to the internet infrastructure since its birth decades ago.. With them come great new opportunities and grave new risks to be considered when planning or reassessing your Internet presence and activities locally or globally whether you plan to use them or not.

Are more than 1000 New gTLDs relevant to you? How? why? Which ones? What will the many new gTLDs like .Music .shop .ceo .app or .dubai or .istanbul or .london and many others change in your organisation's strategic planning and operations and to people’s daily lives locally and globally? Should you care? Why? What is the Value to me of a City gTLD i.e. .Berlin  .London .Abu Dhabi  .Dubai | .Hanover etc? Will Chinese, Arabic, Cyrillic New gTLDs change my life?

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