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SofTech North Bay Software and Information Technology Association
New Choices in Domain Naming
Chaos AND Opportunity 
March 26, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm            
San Rafael Corporate Center, 750 Lindaro Street San Rafael
Over 50% of all domain names on the Internet end in ".com", but this is changing.

Over the next few years, up to 1300 new top level domains (e.g. .COM, .ORG, .NET) will become available to individuals and businesses.

How will this change how you do business online? Are there pitfalls? Opportunities? What does this new development mean to you?

You will get an overview of the history of domain names, an introduction to who the main players are, and gain a perspective on the latest releases of top-level domain names, and what they mean for trademarks, brands, and marketing. We'll also explore the common pitfalls, issues, dos and dont's of choosing a domain name for your small business, brand, or trademark.
Thomas StockingThomas Stocking
Thomas Stocking is a long-time open source advocate, and has worked with many project leaders to promote the use and community development of free software.
In 2004, Thomas co-founded a startup company (GroundWork Open Source) that uses Linux and open source in its products. He is a developer, executive, and entrepreneur.
Thomas now leads Gandi US, a subsidiary of a major domain name registrar and cloud hosting company, Gandi SAS. His interests are in cloud computing using Linux, and in developing communities of Linux administrators for small to mid-sized businesses.
About the Organization:
SofTech is a non-profit trade organization committed to fostering communication and cooperation for business and technology professionals in Northern California's Marin and Sonoma counties. Its goal is to identify and showcase technology leaders and support the technology user community.

SofTech develops programs and provides meaningful networking opportunities for its members who include American River Ventures, Autodesk, Inc., Bank of Marin, Hanson Bridgett Marcus Vlahos & RudyLLP, iPost, JAG Wire Group, The K/A Group LLC, Phippen Design Group and Ridgecrest Marketing. 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

San Rafael Corporate Center
Tamalpais Room
750 Lindaro
San Rafael, CA 94901
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6:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Registration and Networking
7:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. Presentation
8:15 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. Audience Q&A
Food and beverages will be served.

$20 at the door for non-members who did not register in advance
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