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Regional Workshop on Arabic Domain Names and Internet Governance

Sharm El Sheikh


This workshop aims at disseminating knowledge to a wide array of stakeholders about Internet governance from a regional perspective. More specifically, the workshop will discuss the plans and roadmaps for the deployment of the ".arab" gTLD, the establishment of a global gTLD registry for this purpose, as well as the full-fledged implementation of IDN country-code top-level domains (ccTLDs) in the Arab region.


Following are the main topics and issues to be discussed during this workshop: (1) Importance of IGF-IV and the opportunities it brings to the Arab region; (2) Internet governance: cyber security considerations; (3) Challenges facing critical Internet resources; (4) Update on ICANN's new gTLD and IDN ccTLD processes; (5) Engagement of stakeholders in new gTLDs and IDN ccTLDs in the region; (6) Progress on the ".arab" project; (7) Best practices and success stories of selected ccTLD registries in the Arab region; (8) Roadmap for Internet governance in the region; (9) Action plan for the implementation of Arabic domain names in the region.