Submitted Proposals

Organization: Chinese Domain Name Users Alliance
Title :
An Asian Prospective on Internationalization
Provide a concise formulation for the proposed workshop theme including its importance and relevance to the IGF.

Despite its largest Internet population in the world, Asia-Pacific Region is still very marginalized in and detached from the Internet policy-making process and governance regime. The language barrier and ASCII-only DNS hinder the Asian users' effective and meaningful participation in the Internet governance.

Asia-Pacific Regional At-Large Organization (APRALO), which is representing and advocating for the interest of Internet users and serves as the only ICANN regional interface for users in Asia-Pacific, has the responsibility to bring the real Asian users' voice to the important international forum. The workshop will be a genuine forum for the ordinary internet users to discuss the language and culture diversity in Internet governance, particularly on Internet users' multilingual participation in ICANN activities, multilingual DNS (IDNs), multilingual services and multilingual policy-making.


Provide the names and affiliations of the panellists you are planning to invite. Describe the main actors in the field and whether you have you approached them about their willingness to participate in proposed workshop.
Provide the name of the organizer(s) of the workshop and their affiliation to various stakeholder groups. Describe how you will take steps to adhere to the multi-stakeholder principle, including geographical diversity.


ICANN: Nich Ashton-Hart

ALAC: Cheryl Orr

APRALO: Hong Xue

ALSes representatives: Raj Singh

Does the proposed workshop provide different perspectives on the issues under discussion?
Please explain how the workshop will address issues relating to Internet governance and describe how the workshop conforms with the Tunis Agenda in terms of substance and the mandate of the IGF.
List similar events you and/or any other IGF workshops you have organized in the past.
Were you part of organizing a workshop last year? Which one? Did you submit a workshop report?