CENTR to hold its Registrar Day on 8 October

2019-08-01 News

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 The role of eIDs in an age of data accuracy

11:30 Domain name market trends

  • Presentation of most recent market trends
  • Panel discussion: zoom-in on SMEs

12:30 Lunch break

14:00 Break-out sessions

  • Registry Lock - what's new?
  • How are we dealing with online fraud?
  • Incentives (types of incentives, what works, what doesn't)
  • How can registries and registrars work together to face the changing domain landscape?

15:00 Plenary: outcome of break-out session discussions

15:30 Coffee break

16:00 EU Policy Update

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.*