24 April 2024
Clock 14:00 - 15:30   Local Time

[Panel] Enabling Multilingual Access to the Internet

Universal Acceptance (UA) enables multilingual access to the Internet, allowing domain names and email addresses in local languages and scripts, including Arabic. Many software applications and systems do not currently support UA, making it difficult for global users to access the Internet in their own language. This session will discuss the role of academia, the DNS industry, and government in making their systems UA-ready.


Sarmad Hussain

Sr. Director of Internationalized Domain Names and Universal Acceptance Programs ICANN


Manal Ismail

Chief Expert, Internet Policies, National Telecom Regulatory Authority of Egypt

Nabil Benamar

Professor of Computer Sciences

Nodumo Dhlamini

Director of ICT Services, Association of African Universities

Sami Mohamed Ali

Quality of Service Expert Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) Bahrain