by Baher Esmat, Regional Vice President, Middle East
The First Middle East DNS Forum will take place next week, 3-4 February 2014 in Dubai, UAE. The meeting is hosted by the Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA) of the UAE, and is co-organized by ICANN and ISOC. The Forum is designed to become a platform for the Middle East community to further advance the domain name industry in the region. As explained in an earlier post, the meeting will cover topics such as New gTLDs, Registry strategies for domain name growth, Role of ccTLDs in strengthening the domain name industry at national and international level, Registrar accreditation in a borderless environment, and Registrar strategies in a competitive environment. In addition, the program will include breakout sessions on three main DNS tracks: ‘Business’, ‘Policy’ and ‘Technical’. The detailed agenda together with the final list of speakers, and all information about the meeting can be found at: http://mednsf.org/en.
If you plan to participate, you can register online: http://mednsf.org/en/. If you would like to follow the discussions remotely, there will be a live stream available at: https://icann.adobeconnect.com/mednsforum/. You may also want to follow the event’s hashtag on Twitter: #mednsf.
Furthermore, a mailing list has been created for those interested in discussing issues related to the domain name industry in the Middle East. Those interested in subscribing to the mailing list can do so at: http://mail.mednsf.org/mailman/listinfo/mednsf_mednsf.org.