TWIGF 2021

Title: 
TWIGF 2021
Date: 
Fri, 10 Dec 2021 - 00:30 to Sat, 11 Dec 2021 - 08:45
Where: 
Virtual
Event by Group: 
Internet Ecosystem

This event is hosted by the National Information Infrastructure Enterprise Promotion Association.

Session Title: Encouraging Universal Acceptance
Date & Time 09:00-10:30 Dec 11 (Sat.)
Moderator: Edmon Chung (CEO of DotAsia Organisation, Board Member of ICANN)
Panelists:
⚫ Akinori Maemura (GM of Internet Development Department of JPNIC, Board Member of ICANN)
⚫ Kenny Huang (CEO of TWNIC, Chair of IDN ccTLD Policy)
⚫ Jia-Rong Low (VP of ICANN Asia Pacific)

Specific Issues of Discussion and Description:
Universal Acceptance is a foundational requirement for a truly multilingual Internet, one in which users around the world can navigate entirely in local languages. It is also the key to unlocking the potential of new generic toplevel domains to foster competition, consumer choice and innovation in the domain name industry.

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) community has been working hard to make the Internet more open and
accessible for everyone. Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) was introduced into the cyber space, in which non-English Internet users to use their own language to access the Internet. The following challenges of Universal Acceptance to be tacked is to allow people to use IDNs and ensure that all types of top-level domains are accepted.

This session will start by introducing the current status of Universal Acceptance development, including the establishment of Universal Acceptance Steering Group in 2015 and its recent activities. The following issues will be discussed:
⚫ Technology Gaps for Universal Acceptance
⚫ Business Opportunity with UA
⚫ Challenges ahead & what Taiwan’s Internet community can contribute?

Geographic Region: 
Asia/Australia/Pacific
Contact Name: 
Sabrina Lim