Know Your Net: Preparing for an Expanded Internet

9:30 AM – 11:30 AM | September 18,
2013 | Washington, DC 

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With the fall 2013 introduction of new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) – from .APP to .WALMART – Internet users and businesses will have to learn to navigate a dramatically expanded Internet.

New gTLDs may spur great online innovation. But they also may confuse consumers at first and provide cybersquatters with new opportunities to exploit that confusion.

What steps should be taken to address these problems? The most important is to raise public awareness about the new gTLD program, its opportunities, and its challenges.

This event marks the launch of the Know Your Net gTLD public awareness campaign to teach businesses, Internet users, and policymakers about the impact of cybersquatting and how to safely navigate the new Internet space.


  • 09:30 AM:   Breakfast
  • 09:45 AM:   Opening Remarks by Josh Bourne, CADNA President
  • 10:00 AM:   Remarks by Congressman Marino, Q&A
  • 10:30 AM:   Panel Discussion and Launch of the Know Your Net Campaign
    • Emily Eckland
      Director of Digital Strategy and Awareness Campaigns
      National Cyber Security Alliance
    • Anjali Hansen
      Deputy General Counsel
      Council of Better Business Bureaus
    • Leslie Nettleford
      Associate General Counsel
  • 11:15 AM:   Closing Remarks

Learn about the challenges ahead and help spread the word about safety and the new top-level domains.

Read the press release post-event here