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Wednesday, January 14 • 11:25am - 12:25pm
Universal Acceptance of Domain Names
This is a non-technical session that will talk through and highlight the activities of registries, the Domain Name Association (DNA), and ICANN as they all work and coordinate solutions to domain names behaving correctly with software, and ... well, just working.

ICANN and the community have been working very hard in tandem to help make sure that the new Top Level Domains (TLDs), Internationalized (Non-ASCII), and other changes to the naming system function within an expected manner.

Just like two digit year fields drew the Y2K "issue" to the forefront, there are many systems and services, both online and offline, that have similar issues with the domain names used in today's internest.

From software libraries to search engines, to spam filters and email services and web browsers, having domain names, new and old, behave correctly requires a lot of activity.

This session will explain what Universal Acceptance is, what it solves, what the activity is around solutions and coordination on current and future efforts. 

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Francisco Arias

Sr. Director, GDD Technical Services, ICANN
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Edmon Chung

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Jothan Frakes

Co-Founder 联合创始人, NamesCon / DOMAINfest
Jothan是作为NamesCon域名大会(NamesCon Domain Industry Conference)、域名盛会(DOMAINFest)、DotNXT以及The Domain... Read More →
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Kurt Pritz

Executive Director, Domain Name Association
Kurt Pritz assumed the role of Executive Director for the Domain Name Association in November 2013. | | A former Internet Corporate for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) executive, Kurt played an important role in the growth of ICANN and is best known as the architect of ICANN’s new gTLD program. Prior to joining ICANN, Kurt spent nearly a decade at Walt Disney Imagineering where, as Vice President, Engineering & Production, he... Read More →

Wednesday January 14, 2015 11:25am - 12:25pm
D - Whoisology Room Tropicana 1st Floor - Conference Center, Monte Cristo 1