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Wednesday, November 27 • 09:30 - 11:00
DC on DNS Issues

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The Dynamic Coalition on Domain Name System Issues (DC-DNSI) met for the first time at UNESCO in Paris, during the IGF2018.  It was during that meeting that the community decided upon Universal Acceptance as the focus for the DC's inaugural year of work.  Universal Acceptance (UA) happens when "all domain names and all email addresses work in all software applications" and is tool for Digital Inclusion. 

This session builds upon two regional IGF sessions (EuroDIG, SEEDIG), MAG meeting briefings, and several months of discussion on the DC-DNSI list about UA and, in particular, UA-readiness within the public sector.  Our goal for the session is to exchange information and advance discussion on how the public sector may be encouraged to adopt UA practices, and why it is important to do so.

Please join us for a collaborative exchange on Universal Accpetance to understand where the work on UA is currently happening, why it is so important for digital inclusion, and the different ways in which people are encouraging governments to become UA-ready.

Key speakers:

Chris Disspain, Member of the ICANN Board of Directors
Mark Svancarek, Principal Program Manager, Tech Policy / Internet Governance, Microsoft
Emily Taylor, CEO, Oxford Information Labs
Manal Ismail, Director, International Technical Coordination Department, National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, Egypt
Ram Mohan
, Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Afilias
Edmon Chung, Chief Executive Officer, DotAsia Organisation
Constanze Bürger, Information Technology Specialist at the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Germany 
Ajay Data, Managing Director, Data Group of Industries


Susan Chalmers, National Telecommunications and Information Adminstration, U.S. Department of Commerce

Session Organizers
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Nikolis Smith

Senior Policy Manager, Verisign
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Susan Chalmers

Internet Policy Analyst, Department of Commerce, NTIA
Internet governance, intermediary liability, and intellectual property; MAG member.

Wednesday November 27, 2019 09:30 - 11:00 CET
Raum I