Beyond the Dot Conferences


Over the course of FairWinds Partners’ 10+ years in the domain name industry, we have consistently recognized and appreciated the fact that no two brands’ online strategies are the same. Each brand owner has unique opportunities and challenges in implementing an effective brand protection and domain name strategy.

While FairWinds can and does impart its accrued knowledge upon its clients, it is also important that brand owners actively discuss these topics amongst themselves.

The key objectives of the Beyond the Dot Conferences are to provide strategically relevant information from industry experts and to bring brand owners together to learn from each other’s experiences and unique perspectives.

FairWinds believes Beyond the Dot has achieved its goal of delivering expert advice while fostering an environment for shared learning. Please contact us here if you would like information about the upcoming conference.


Beyond the Dot 2018: Boston

April 12, 2018 at the Harvard Faculty Club – Contact us to learn more.


Previous Beyond the Dot Conferences


Beyond the Dot 2017: New York  

November 14, 2017, The Metropolitan Club New York – The latest from industry insiders returning from ICANN60 in Abu Dhabi, expert discussion about updates and trends in the evolving digital landscape, and what to expect as we head into 2018.


Beyond the Dot 2017: San Francisco 

June 21, 2017, The University Club of San Francisco – Expert discussion about the use of SEO for new gTLDs, the latest ICANN updates including a possible second new gTLD round, and took a look at domain name management in the Trump era.


Beyond the Dot 2016: Chicago

November 3, 2016, University Club of Chicago – Practical tips and the realities of SEO for new gTLDs, forming and running a successful new gTLD council, and how corporations are using domain names today.


Beyond the Dot 2016: Washington D.C.

February 3, 2016, The Newseum – Several live new gTLD case studies from major brands, a look at brand protection in the age of .SUCKS, and considerations for the upcoming year regarding internet governance and regulation.


Beyond the Dot 2015: Washington D.C. 

January 21, 2015, The Newseum – The impact of new gTLDs so far and where they are headed, the globalization of ICANN and the IANA transition, and why corporate strategists are taking an interest in .BRANDS.


Beyond the Dot 2014: New York

July 8, 2014, Guardian Life Insurance Headquarters – The development and use of .BANK, .PHARMACY, .INSURANCE and .GUARDIAN.


Beyond the Dot 2014: Washington D.C.

February 19, 2014, The Newseum – Community driven new gTLDs and .GEOs, government and digital policy’s impact on the new gTLD program, and corporate leadership in determining to apply for and to operate a new gTLD.