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Dynamic Coalition on Domain Name System Issues (DC-DNSI) Session at SEEDIG - Multilingual Internet: local scripts by default

Tuesday, 7 May, 2019 - 14:00 to 16:00 EEST
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Dynamic Coalition on Domain Name System Issues (DC-DNSI) Session at South Eastern Dialogue on Internet Governance 5th Meeting (SEEDIG 5)


Multilingual Internet: local scripts by default

Co-organised with the Internet Governance Forum Dynamic Coalition on DNS Issues, this dialogue will bring together government representatives and country code top-level domain (ccTLD) operators, to discuss ways and means to advance multilingualism on the Internet in SEE. Given the diversity of languages and scripts in the region, Internet multilingualism is a topic that deserves more attention, as policies and initiatives in this area could significantly contribute to a more inclusive Internet. The session will feature discussions on the state of play of Internationalised Domain Names (IDNs) and Universal Acceptance (UA) readiness in the region. Universal Acceptance is the concept that all domain names and e-mail addresses should be recognised by Internet applications and systems. Governments in the SEE+ region can play a leading role in helping to raise the number of IDN domain names and to ensure that IDN-based e-mail addresses are more widely used, through, for example, ensuring that they are recognised by government services. Operators of ccTLDs can share experiences and showcase their success stories in devising and implementing IDN and broader multilingualism policies. Join us for this roundtable, to exchange information with counterpart officials, and to hear from subject matter experts on how to advance multilingualism and UA-readiness at a national and regional level.

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InterContintental Hotel Bucharest


United Nations
Secretariat of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

Villa Le Bocage
Palais des Nations,
CH-1211 Geneva 10

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