Mr. Iliya Bazlyankov

Mr. Iliya Bazlyankov holds various positions at UNICART and Bulgarian Domain Registry Association.

His experience in the IT field and Internet industry dates since 2007, when he created the project for the first Bulgarian Cyrillic domain ".бг". Since then, Iliya is working in various technical and policy projects, mostly related to the Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs), domain registry technologies, WHOIS improvements, and also Internet governance issues like internationalization of the Internet, equal access, net neutrality and capacity building in Bulgaria.

Iliya is the main organizer of “Domain Forum”, the first of its kind event in the Balkans region, entirely related to the domain industry. In line with this Forum, Iliya organized the first IGF-like event in Bulgaria in 2012.  He was the local host of the 14th ICANN-Studienkreis in Bulgaria. Iliya was representing the local host for several meetings: Bulgarian Internet, the South Eastern European Dialogue on Internet Governance (SEEDIG) on and the European dialogue on Internet governance (EuroDIG).

As a speaker, he attended many events like: Domeniny, Domaining Europe, Internet Days, ICANN-Studienkreis, including the Regional Internet Forum in Belgrade, Russian national IGF and many others.