The new gTLD conference organised by .NXT to be held in London from 29-31 August has been cancelled.
Organiser Kieren McCarthy announced the cancellation saying in a statement that “it is with the greatest regret that we are announcing the cancellation of the .Nxt London conference.”
The organisers are contacting all those registered to attend to explain the reasons, but the statement on the .NXT website said:
“Ongoing uncertainty over the new gTLD process run by ICANN – the focus of the conference – has led to fewer sponsors and confirmed attendees than at our previous two conferences and so made the event as originally planned untenable.
“We would like to sincerely apologize to all attendees and sponsors. We are attempting to personally contact all those that planned to attend and will do what we can to limit the impact of the cancellation.”
To take account the work that has already gone into organising the event, .NXT intends “to run some of the conference’s planned sessions online, rather than in-person, over the next few months.” More details will be provided at a later date.