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The Fourth Middle East Domain Name System (DNS) Forum to Take Place in Cairo, Egypt

11-May-2017 | Source : AG-IP News | Visits : 5307
LOS ANGELES - The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), in partnership with the Internet Society (ISOC), is organizing the fourth edition of the Middle East DNS Forum. The event, hosted by the National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) of Egypt, will take place May 22-23, under the theme "Strengthening Digital Presence in the Middle East".

According to ICANN, the Forum will cover topics related to the global domain marketplace, with regional perspectives from Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and new industry trends resulting from the introduction of over 1000 new generic top-level domains (gTLDs). Other topics to be covered will include the regional digital economy, hosting businesses and entrepreneurship in Egypt, and the role of women in the tech industry.

Cherine Chalaby, Vice-Chairman of the ICANN Board, and Akram Atallah, President of ICANN's Global Domains Division (GDD), will be giving keynote speeches at the forum's opening session. The Egyptian Minister of Communications and Information Technology Yasser El-Kady will also address the audience at the opening ceremony along with officials from the NTRA and ISOC.

The objective of this annual event is to bring together interested parties from the region and world experts in the field, to share experiences and update the audience on new developments in the domain industry on both a global and regional level. The forum provides participants with an opportunity to:

Interact with ICANN leadership and industry experts on recent developments and top trends in the global domain industry
Discuss various business, technical and policy aspects of the domain industry
Learn about new approaches to establish and expand commercial online presence
This edition of the Middle East DNS Forum builds on the previous forums held across the region, namely in the UAE (2014), Jordan (2015) and Tunisia (2016). By holding the forum in different parts of the Middle East, ICANN aims to provide equal opportunity to inform the region's different communities about the domain industry and engage with them on how best to strengthen the Middle East's digital presence.

ICANN is committed to helping develop a stronger and dynamic regional domain industry, and we look forward to this fourth edition of the Middle East DNS Forum.

ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address into your computer or other device – a name or a number. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation and a community with participants from all over the world.

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