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ABDULKARIM OLOYEDE oloyede.aa at unilorin.edu.ng
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UASG Newsletter
September 2021
UASG Highlights
UASG Meeting with ALAC

In the ALAC Guest Speakers Series, Maureen Hilyard, ALAC Chair, invited Dr.
Ajay Data, UASG Chair, to provide an update on the activities of the UASG.
Learn more
People of UASG

"Universal Acceptance (UA) means the #Internet should accept scripts in my
local language." - Abdulkarim Ayopo Oloyede, UA Ambassador - Nigeria. What
does UA mean to you?
Watch video
New UA Program Manager

Seda Akbulut has joined the ICANN IDN-UA Program team as the UA Program
Manager. Seda will help manage the UA initiatives being undertaken by the
community, including the activities of the UASG. She is based in ICANN’s
İstanbul office. Seda has been a member of ICANN’s Global Support team for
six years and was the Lead Global Support (GS) Analyst. She was responsible for
the Istanbul GS team, and managed inquiries of registries, registrars,
registrants, and Internet community. She also contributed to UA-related
inquiries in her GS role. Before ICANN, Seda worked as a Customer Service
Manager at Scania Financial Services. Seda is a Mathematical Engineer and
holds an MBA degree.
UASG Update
THNIC EAI Case Study

Pensri Arunwatanamongkol, Executive Director of the Thai Network
Information Center Foundation, explains
that culture and accessibility are core to the use of Thai IDNs. Read the
latest EAI case study.
EAI case study
UASG Chair’s Blog on FY21 Progress and Looking Ahead

The newly published UA-Readiness Report for FY21 shows that progress is
being made but more work needs to be done to support a multilingual and
inclusive Internet. The UASG chair gives an overview of the report in his
New blog
FY21 UA-Readiness Report

Did you know that only 6.3% of over 2 million mail servers’ IP addresses
tested can accept an internationalized email address with the domain part
in ASCII? Check out the new FY21 UA-Readiness Report for a full breakdown
of testing results.
Full report
UA Events
Upcoming Events
ICANN72 Virtual Annual General Meeting

*28 October 2021*
GAC meeting with the UASG
is scheduled on 28 October at 17:30-19:00 UTC. The cross-community
interaction has been initiated by the UASG to share the updates on the
current gaps in UA and highlight the role of governments in achieving UA
readiness. To join the meeting, register
to ICANN72.
IGF 2021

*6-10 December 2021*
The UASG is organizing the town hall session, Universal Acceptance for
Wider Access through Collaboration
, at IGF 2021. Town halls are interactive sessions organized by entities
dealing with Internet governance-related issues of international scope.
Through town hall sessions, stakeholders exchange views on topical and
controversial Internet governance issues. Registration
is required.
Past Events
WHOIS Hackathon

*25-26 September 2021*
The Serbian National Internet Domain Registry Foundation (RNIDS) and
Quantox Technology hosted a WHOIS Hackathon
that tested participants' ability to provide working applications for
domains, including IDNs. The realization of the hackathon was supported by
Learn more
Github Pull Request Hackathon

*15-09 September 2021*The GitHub Pull Request Hackathon was held by THNIC
Academy. The event was organized in a virtual format and had a seven-day
competition to modify a GitHub project to become UA-ready and open a pull
request to notify the GitHub project owner. The total score in the
competition was calculated from the number of pull requests and the number
of merge pull requests, as well as their importance for the selected
project to edit.
Learn more
Pre-IIGF 2021

*14 September 2021*FICCI-ILIA hosted the second UA session at pre-India
Internet Governance Forum
(IIGF): the Changing Landscape of the Indic-Internet and Importance of
Universal Acceptance (UA). Earlier on 31 August, the session Universal
Acceptance and Multilingual Internet Awareness and Promotion was also held.
Recording 14 Sept
Recording 31 Aug

*1 September 2021*The SEAIGF 2021 is an initiative coordinated by the
Indonesian Ministry of Communications and Informatics and IGF Indonesia for
stakeholders to get involved and contribute to building better Internet
governance in the Southeast Asia region. The session Universal Acceptance
of Domain Names and Email Addresses for a More Linguistically Inclusive and
Diverse Internet
held on 1 September with participation from UASG members. Presentation
| Recording
Universal Acceptance Webinar

*30 August 2021*An Universal Acceptance webinar was organized by Centro de
Estudios Avanzados en Banda Ancha para el Desarrollo and ICANN for the
Latin American community.
UA in the News
It’s All About Domains…

New interview in the series “It's all about domains” with Dr Ajay Data,
written by Simone Catania, Global Content & Communications Manager,
Learn more
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