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NYC LOCAL: Wednesday 21 May 2008 ISOC-NY: Thomas Lowenhaupt on the top l

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Subject: NYC LOCAL: Wednesday 21 May 2008 ISOC-NY: Thomas Lowenhaupt on the top level domain .nyc
Date: 21 May 2008 11:08:53 -0400

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 Date: Mon, 19 May 2008 13:35:16 -0400
 From: ISOC-NY announcements <>
 Subject: [isoc-ny] ISOC-NY PUBLIC FORUM - Connecting .nyc - Wed 5/21

 ISOC-NY PUBLIC FORUM - Connecting .nyc

 When: Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 6:30 PM*

 Where: Jefferson Market Library
 425 6th Avenue [at 10th St]
 New York, NY 10011
 212 243-4334

 When the Internet's designers planned its domain name
 system, they allocated .com for commercial enterprises,
 .edu for schools, .org for not-for-profits, .net for
 networks, .gov for government, .mil for the military, and
 200+ names like .uk, .ru, .de, and .us for nation-states.
 But they didn't provide such top level domain names
 (commonly called TLDs) for cities.

 In 2009 the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and
 Numbers (ICANN) plans to fill this lacuna by issuing city
 TLDs for the first time. The presentation
 will describe the origin of a grassroots New York City
 effort to acquire the .nyc TLD and how it plans to be at
 the front of the line for city TLDs alongside .paris and

 Thomas Lowenhaupt, founding director of Inc,
 a New York not-for-profit created to acquire and develop
 the .nyc TLD, will describe the many opportunities .nyc
 will provide for small businesses, community organizations,
 issue identification, civic discussion, and more.

 More info: <>

 About Tom Lowenhaupt:

 Thomas Lowenhaupt has served in technology policy and
 development positions for 30 years. From 1992-2006 he was a
 member of New York City's Queens Community Board 3 where he
 introduced an Internet Empowerment Resolution calling for
 the acquisition of the .nyc TLD. In April 2007 he formed Inc. to acquire and a TLD for New York
 City's residents and their organizations. Thomas received a
 BA in government studies from Queens College (CUNY) and a
 masters from NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program.

 Please feel free to forward this information to anyone who might be interested.

 Event info is also available on the ISOC-NY site - 
 on facebook: - 
 on eventbrite: <>
 on myspace: <>

 Joly MacFie

 Secretary - ISOC-NY

 * Please note that while, as a public event, there is no need to RSVP -
 capacity *is* limited. It is advisable to arrive by 6.15 to be sure of gaining

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