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March 26, 2015 . Yerevan, Armenia. The ArmNet 2015 traditional annual conference sponsored by Orange Armenia and ISOC AM will start on April 4, 2015. This time it is devoted to mobile applications. Within the framework of the conference the ArmNet Awards 2015 contest of the best web sites and mobile applications was announced. Participants of the “ArmNet Awards 2015” compete in the following categories: Innovation, Best Content, Design and Usability, Social Impact. Grand Prix will be awarded for Best Mobile Application and Best Website. The Jury of "ArmNet Awards 2015" will examine and evaluate all websites and mobile applications submitted for the contest, announcing the nominees in each category on the 30th of March. The results of the contest will be announced on the 4th of April, at the official awards ceremony. The results will be announced on www.armnet.am website.
March 13, 2015. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM administration had a meeting with Russian Internet Coordination Center (ccTLD.ru) representatives Olga Alexandrova and Maria Lyakhovskaya. The topic of the discussion was the traditional annual International conference for ccTLD registries and registrars of CIS, Central and Eastern Europe to be held in Yerevan, Armenia, on September 9-11, 2015.
March 12, 2015. Yerevan, Armenia. Orange, Maeutica Branding Agency and “Internet Society” Armenia have announced the launch of the 5th annual “ArmNet” project.
February 27, Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM Board discussed Armenian .հայ IDN domain “Sunrise period” policy.
February 27, 2015, Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM donated network equipment to the Armenian Virtual College (AVC-AGBU).
February 20, 2015, Yerevan, Armenia. The first meeting of the multistakeholder Internet Governance Forum Working Group (IGF WG) took place in the Ministry of Transport and Communication of the RA. The ISOC AM was designated as a secretariat of the WG and ISOC AM VP Grigori Saghyan – as a secretary of the WG. Participants should send their proposals on the plan of actions of the WG. One of the main tasks of the WG is the organization of regular Armenian IGFs.
February 23, 2015, ICANN, USA. ISOC AM took part in the CWG survey of ccTLD community on IANA transition. The results are published on the following link: http://ianaso.org/CWG/summary.html. ISOC opinion on IANA transition can be expressed in the following way:
February 2015, CENTR, EU. ISOC AM took part in the following CENTR surveys (http://www.centr.org):
February 11, 2015, ICANN52, Singapore. Armenian Generation Panel members made a remote presentation “Update on Armenian GP” at the ICANN52 IDN Root Zone LGR Workshop.
February 9-12, 2015. ICANN52, Singapore. ISOC AM Board member and APRALO Chair Siranush Vardanyan took part in the ICANN52 meeting.
February 3, 2015. ICANN, USA. Generation Panel for the Armenian Script Root Zone Label Generation Rules (LGR) is established. The information about the Armenian Script GP can be found on this link: https://community.icann.org/display/croscomlgrprocedure/Armenian+Script+GP
January 29-30, 2015. Budapest, Hungary. ISOC AM Director A.Nersisyan, Board member L.Galstyan and member K.Babajanyan took part in the ISOC European Regional workshop in Budapest.
January 26-27, 2015. Sofia, Bulgaria. ISOC AMBoard member L.Galstyan took part in the in the SEE Dialogue on IG and EuroDIG 2015 pre-planning meeting.
January 23, 2015. Yerevan, Armenia. . Board of ISOC AM approved a request from Armenian Association for the Disabled "Pyunic" for a free of charge domain pyunic.am.
January 14, 2015. Yerevan, Armenia. . Stafan Lab Director H. Grigoryan made a presentation about the company. Board of ISOC AM approved a request of Stafan Lab to become a Registrar.
January 13, 2015. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM hosted ArmIX Foundation general meeting with the agenda:
December 27, 2014. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM activity in the field of blind and visually impaired people: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udZGFNVe9OU
December 23, 2014. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM received a request for getting a status of Registrar from a Stafanlab company.
December 23, 2014. The first Armenian Generation Panel on-line meeting took place.
December 17, 2014. IANA, USA. ISOC AM submitted an application for the delegation of the .xn--y9a3aq.
December 12, 2014. IANA, USA. ISOC AM applied to IANA with a request of delegation of rights of management of the IDN ccTLD domain (.հայ) to ISOC AM.
December 10, 2014. ICANN, USA. Armenian Generation Panel mailing list is created.
November 2014, Yerevan, Armenia. Arcaler Scorecard Team headed by ISOC AM Board member Crigory Vahanyan published ranking of Armenian and International organizations’ web sites ranking:
November 27, 2014. ISOC AM took part in the survey on anycast deployment among CENTR members. The results were published by Maciej Andzinski.
November 21, 2014. Yerevan, Armenia. The announcement about Armenian IDN ccTLD domain (.հայ) approval was publised on the government site.
November 20, 2014. ICANN, USA. The Armenian IDN ccTLD domain (.հայ) was approved by ICANN.
The announcement for the successful completion of Armenia's string evaluation has been posted at https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-11-20-en.
November 14, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM VP G.Saghyan took part in the parliament listening on cybersecurity. The listening was organized by the standing committee on defense. It was proposed to create a work group on cybersecurity. ISOC AM will take part in the meetings of the work group.
October 4-6, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia. I.Mkrtumyan and other ISOC AM members visited Digitecexpo 2014.
October 2, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia. I.Mkrtumyan and G.Sargsyan took part in the 5th national conference on social partnership organized by the RUEA.
Sept 18, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia. I.Mkrtumyan had met with a security expert Karen Gasparyan and discussed his presentation on the coming ArmIGF forum.
Sept 15, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia. IGF Istanbul participants, Hovhannes Aghajanyan and Samvel Martirosyan, visited ISOC AM Office and shared their impressions on IGF Istanbul.
Sept 11, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia.The ArmIGF initiative group has met with one of the stakeholders, Vahan Misakyan, representing regional libraries and schools, and agreed about a presentation content on the planned ArmIGF.
Sept 5, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia. The ArmIGF initiative group discussed candidates for the government proposed IG commission (IGC), bylaws of the IGC and the possibility of carrying out the first IGF in 2014.
Sept 4, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia. The ArmIGF initiative group have met at the MTC with the MTC staff and discussed the plan of actions connected with the government decision on IGF. It was decided that ISOC AM should draft a roadmap of IGC activity.
Sept 3, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia. The ArmIGF initiative group have met with the JFF president (jnews.am) Suren Deheryan and discussed media stakeholders’ participation in the planned ArmIGF.
Sept 1, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM introduced the on-line membership fee payment with ARCA, Mastercard and VISA cards.
Aug 29, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM members, Hovhannes Aghajanyan and Armen Ghalumyan received financial help from ISOC AM for participation in IGF2014 in Istanbul. Another ISOC AM member, Samvel Martirosyan, received a fellowship for participation in IGF2014 from other sources.
Aug 28, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM e-rider, Vahan Misakyan, conducted the training of two 6-members groups in Library management program, developed in ISOC AM and repaired 7 library computers in Hrazdan city.
Aug 25, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia. The ArmIGF initiative group have met with the MediaEducation Director, Haykaz Baghyan, and Deputy Director, Narine Khachatryan, and discussed media education presence in the planned ArmIGF.
Aug 21, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia. The ArmIGF initiative group have met with REUA representative, Gagik Sargsyan, and discussed SMBs presence in the planned ArmIGF.
Aug 15, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM VP, Grigor Sagyan, received a fellowship for participation in the meeting of ITU Plenipotentiary Conference in Busan, Korea.
Aug 13, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM President, Igor Mkrtumyan, received a fellowship for participation in ICANN 51 meeting in Los Angeles.
July 14, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia. Michael Yakushev, Vice President of ICANN, Global Stakeholders Engagement Russia, C.I.S., Eastern Europe, visited Armenia and had meetings with Gagik Grigoryan, Head of Staff of the Ministry of Transport and Communication, and ISOC AM stakeholders.
July 7, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia. Director of ISOC AM Arman Nersisyan took part in the 3rd Congress of the Republican Union of Employers of Armenia (RUEA).
July 7, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM Board granted the rights of Registrar in AM TLD to GNC-Alpha (Rostelecom) company.
July 4, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM VP Grigori Saghyan, Board members Siranush Vardanyan and Liannna Galstyan and ISOC AM member Narine Khachatryan reported to the ISOC AM Board on their participation in the ICANN50 meeting in London. IANA stewardship required by NTIA wa discussed. As three of participants represented Armenian ALAC groups it was decided to have a closer cooperation.
July 2-4, 2014, Moscow, Russia. ISOC
AM member Arman Khachatryan took part in the DOMINO-2014
Registries meeting organized by the Russian Registry ccTLD.ru.
June 27, 2014, Aghveran, Armenia. ISOC AM President I.Mkrtumyan, Board members A.Karakhanyan, H.Baghyan, members G.Sargsyan, E.Ayvazyan and K.Babajanyan took part in the workshop organized by the RUEA, ILO and Skolkovo fund devoted to the Skill Technology Foresight. The aim was to develop a draft of the project of educational needs of Armenia at the present stage of IT development in the country.
June 22-26, 2014, London, UK, ICANN 50.
ISOC AM VP Grigori Saghyan, Board members Siranush Vardanyan and Liannna
Galstyan and ISOC AM member Narine Khachatryan took part in the ICANN50
meeting in London. Grigori Saghyan and Liannna Galstyan made presentation
on a model of IGF for Armenia.
June 19, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia, DigiTec2014.
ISOC AM members Arman Atoyan, Igor Mkrtumyan and Margarita Solomonyan
attended the DigiTec
2014 business forum.
June 18, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia. 4th seminar of the workshop series for Registrars took place in ISOC AM. Igor Mkrtumyan and ADR Partners Arbitration and Mediation Center representative Aida Avanesyan made presentations on Legal problems of domain registration in AM TLD.
June 12-13, 2014, Berlin,Germany, Eurodig2014.
ISOC AM members Arman Atoyan (Director of X-TECH company) and Narine Khachatryan
(Deputy Director of Media Education Center) took part in the EuroDIG 2014.
ISOC AM organized a remote hub for participation
in the EuroDig forum in Berlin.
June 12, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia. 3nd seminar of the workshop series for Registrars took place in ISOC AM. Anna Karakhanyan, AMNIC administrator, made presentations on the Registry-Registrars relations and AM domain registration policy in AM TLD governance.
June 6, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC
AM Board meeting. ISOC AM received applications for becoming Registrars
from the HOSTERGIGANT
(Alaverdi) companies. The presentations of Vahagn
Stepanyan (HOSTERGIGANT) and Samvel
Bektashyan (Betanet) are published on the site.
June 5, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia. 2nd seminar of the workshop series for Registrars took place in ISOC AM. H.Dadivaniyan, AMNIC manager made a presentation on the role of Internet Technology Center (ITC) and AMNIC in AMTLD governance.
May 31-June 1, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia. Barcamp 2014 conference. ISOC AM member, Head of IT Security of UCom company, Karen Gasparyan made a presentation: Cyber security in Armenia. ISOC AM Board member Inna Kholodova was also present at the conference.
May 29, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia. The first workshop of the workshop series for Registrars took place in ISOC AM. About 25 representatives of acting and potential Registrars participated in the workshop devoted to the AMTLD governance. The presentation was done by I.Mkrtumyan.
May 27, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia.I.Mkrtumyan and A.Nersisyan took part in the 2nd session of the REUA Analytic Club devoted to the unequal competition in Armenia and ways to eliminate it. The event was organized by the Republican Union of Employers of Armenia (RUEA).
May 27, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM became a member of the Republican Union of Employers of Armenia (RUEA).
May 25, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia. IG.Saghyan took part in the Pre-Parliament session devoted to the IT developments in Armenia and made a presentation on the planned national IGF.
May 24, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC
AM sponsored the Armsec
security conference. Head of ISOC AM CERT, Grigori Saghyan,
CERT administrator Inna Kholodova and ISOC AM web security expert, Karen
Gasparyan made presentations.
May 21, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC
AM members Grigori Saghyan, Liana Galstyan, Hrachya Astsatryan, Misak
Khachatryan and Valery Stepanyan participated in the INET-Istanbul
May 15, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia. There was a round table on the information security issues of Armenia cyberspace. ISOC AM VP, Grigori Saghyan, made a presentation on problems facing Armenia and ways to solve them.
May 15, 2014, ISOC AM Office, Yerevan, Armenia. There was a discussion of a plan of workshops for Registrars to be provided by ISOC AM for Registrars. The plan of the workshop was developed and the 28th of May was set up as the date of the first workshop. The workshops will be carried out once a week.
May 14, 2014, ISOC AM Office, Yerevan, Armenia. There was the first meeting of the initiative group for the preparation of the Armenian IGF. Gagik Grigoryan (MTC), Igor Mkrtumyan, Liana Galstyan, Anna Karakhanyan (ISOC AM), Samvel Martirosyan (Internet Media), Haykaz Baghyan (Mediaeducation Center) and Arman Atoyan (X-Tech) were present at the meeting. It was agreed to start working on the agenda, participants’ list and the budget.
May 12-16, 2014, Warsaw, Poland. ISOC AM members, Arman Nersisyan, Arman Khachatryan and Edward Ayvazyan took part in the RIPE68 meeting.
May 11, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM Board elected 5 ISOC AM members (out of 10 applied) for the participation in INET-Istanbul conference on May 21, 2014. They are: Grigori Saghyan, Liana Galstyan, Hrachya Astsatryan, Misak Khachatryan and Valery Stepanyan.
May 2, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM announced a possibility to participate in INET-Istanbul conference on May 21, 2014 for ISOC AM members. ISOC AM will provide a $500 fellowship for 4 elected participants.
April 25, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM filed an application to ICANN for the Armenian IDN domain.
April 22, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia. ArmIX Board meeting at ISOC AM. New member companies of ArmIX were presented. New equipment was installed at ArmIX due to the help of ISOC and Google.
April 18, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia.
Winners of the best parental meeting and best open lesson competitions
in frames of the Safer Internet Armenia 2014 have been announced.
April 10, 2014, Aghveran, Armenia. Armenia. ISOC AM VP G. Saghyan, Director A. Nersisyan, Board members A. Karakhanyan, L. Galstyan, H. Baghyan, ISOC AM members A. Khachatryan and G. Sargsyan took part in the workshop devoted to the problem of educational needs of the country.
April 8, 2014, Moscow, Russia. President of ISOC AM I.Mkrtumyan took part in the meeting with Ms. Maarit Palovirta, ISOC, Manager, European Regional Affairs. Mr. Markovski, Michael Yakushev, Y. Kargopolov and F. Farmanov were also present at the meeting. The subject of the discussion was the role of ISOC in the multistakeholder model for the transition of NTIA's stewardship of the ICANN/IANA functions.
April 8, 2014, Moscow, Russia. President of ISOC AM I.Mkrtumyan took part in the meeting organized by Veni Markovsky, ICANN VP – Global Stakeholder Engagement. Mr. Markovski introduced Michael Yakushev, new VP, Global Stakeholder Engagement – Russia/CIS/Eastern Europe. Y. Kargopolov (Ukraine) and F. Farmanov (Azerbaijan) were also present at the meeting. The subject of the discussion was: Multistakeholder-designed process to gather the community's views and proposals to address how the mechanisms for the transition of NTIA's stewardship of the IANA functions should occur.
April 7, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia.
Media Education Center and Internet Society of Armenia organized a workshop
on IGF. Over 40 students of the Yerevan State University Departments of
International Relations,Telecommunications, Journalism, Informatics and
Applied Mathematics participated in a workshop on public policy issues
related to Internet governance. The workshop was followed by the simultaneous
broadcast of the Fifth Russian Internet Governance Forum. Issues related
to privacy, cybersecurity, cross-border jurisdiction, net neutrality discussed
during the workshop. The students received the DiploFoundation's Book
Introduction to Internet Governance 5th edition (Armenian version).
April 7, 2014, Moscow, Russia.
President of ISOC AM I.Mkrtumyan and ISOC Board member, Anna Karakhanyan,
took part in the 5th Russian
March 21, 2014, Singapore.
ISOC AM Board members, ALAC group heads, Lianna Galstyan and Siranush
Vardanyan, took part in the ICANN49
meeting in Singapore.
February 28, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM and ITC management meeting with Registrars took place where the new contract between Armenian Registry (ITC) and Registrars previously distributed was discussed. Registrars approved the new contract with minor additions.
February 27, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM Council meeting took place where the new contract between Armenian Registry and Registrars containing additions for preservation of registrants’ private data, new approach to the domain name cost calculation and dispute resolution through the local arbitration was discussed. Council members approved the new contract.
January 12, 2014, TERENA. CERT AM of ISOC AM has been accredited by TF-CSIRT Trusted Introducer (service of TERENA).
December 4-8, 2013, Tbilisi, Georgia.
ISOC AM VP G.Saghyan, Board members Inna Kholodova and Karen Yerznkanyan
as well as ISOC AM members Gurgen Petrosyan, Eugene Prokhorenko, Karen
Gasparyan and Edward Ayvazyan participated in the CEENET
NREN Technology Workshop on Network Security.
December 14, 2012, Dubai, UAE. ISOC AM
Vice-president, Grigori Saghyan, took part in the WCIT conference. Signatories
of the Final Acts
September 20, 2012. ISOC AM launched a web space security monitoring web site www.websec.am
September 11-13, 2012. ISOC AM Board
member, Anna Karakhanyan participated in the Fifth International conference
for ccTLD registries and registrars of CIS, Central and Eastern Europe
in Budva, Montenegro. Anna Karakhanyan made a presentation
on Administraton of AM domain.
August 25-26, 2012. ISOC AM member, Arman
Atoyan, participated in the Campus Party Europe in Berlin - Germany's
largest technology festival. Campus Party is the biggest electronic entertainment
event in the world. It's a weeklong, 24-hours-a-day technology festival
for thousands of "campuseros" - hackers, developers, gamers and geeks.
Equipped with computers and other toys, they camp on-site and immerse
themselves in a truly unique environment.
July 6, 2012. IPv6 day in Armenia. ISOC
Armenia and ASNET-AM organized an IPv6 day in Armenia. A. Petrosyan made
a presentation on the upgrade of Armenia academic and research network
to IPv6 readiness. I.Mkrtumyan made a presentation
on the state of IPv6 in Armenia and the problems to be solved.
June 15, 2012. The ISOC AM organized a round table at the Digitec Business Forum to discuss the issue of past/present and Future of Freenet.am.
June 7, 2012. The ISOC Community Grants Programme Committee has selected ISOC AM Chapter's project: "Creation of Internet Availability Center at the Cultural Center of the Armenian Society of Blind and Visually Impaired People" for funding.
January 2012. ICANN, USA. ISOC AM became a member of ALAC of ICANN.
Nov 17, 2011. The ISOC Community Grants Programme Committee has selected FSL's project: "Establishing a Content Creation Centre in the Fundamental Scientific Library of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia" for funding. ISOC AM is co-financing the project.
Nov 9, 2011. ISOC AM President, Igor
Mkrtumyan, Vice-Presidents, Vladimir Sahakyan and Grigori Saghyan as well
as ISOC AM members, Narine Khachatryan and Arman Atoyan participated in
the INET Bucharest.
October 14-16, 2011, Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM co-sponsored the 1st Armenian International Congress on Telemedicine and eHealth "ARMTELEMED: Road to the Future", http://congress.armtelemed.org .
July 6, 2011. IPv6 day in Armenia
May 12, 2011. The ISOC Community Grants Programme Committee has selected ASNET-AM's project: "Upgrade of Armenia Academic (Research) Network to IPv6 Readiness" for funding. ISOC AM is co-financing the project
Nov 23, 2010. The ISOC Community Grants Programme Committee has selected UITEr's project: "Starting Up the Armenian Internet Exchange" for funding.
May 2010. RIPE. AMNIC (ITC) got an AS number from RIPE.
July 2008. ICANN, USA. The ISOC AM became a member of ccNSO of ICANN.
November 12-14, 2007. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM hosted the NATO/ISOC Workshop “Armenian National Research and Education Networks: Achievements, Problems and Solutions”.
May 2007. Internet Society, USA. ISOC AM became a Chapter of ISOC.
April 2007. ICANN, USA. ISOC AM exchanged accountability framework letters with ICANN.
July 2006. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC Armenia filed an application to the global ISOC to become an ISOC Chapter.
2006. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM received a grant of OSI for creation of a center for mobile consultants (e-riders).
2005. Yerevan, Armenia.ISOC AM received a grant of OSI for training network administrators for schools.
2004. Yerevan, Armenia.ISOC AM received a grant of OSI for the establishment of a training center for the national network of telecenters based on schools and training the staff of telecenters.
2003. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM participated in the EF project ”Priorities in the Development of Telecommunications Sector in the South Caucasus”.
2002. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM received a grant of EF for establishment of the center for e-commerce and training of e-commerce specialists.
2001. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM received a grant of EF for the establishment of a training center for Microsoft software.
January 2000. Yerevan, Armenia. AmIUG was renamed into ISOC AM.
November 1998. Yerevan, Armenia. AmIUG applied for CEEnet membership.
1997. IANA, USA. AmIUG received the rights to manage the AM TLD domain from IANA.
September 1996. Yerevan, Armenia. By the agreement with Arminco and a decision of AmIUG Board the AMNIC was incorporated into the AmIUG.
October 1994. Yerevan, Armenia. Armenia Network Information Center (AMNIC) was established in Arminco by Edgar Danielyantz.
October 1994. Yerevan, Armenia. The Armenian Internet Useres Group NGO (AmIUG, later renamed into ISOC AM) was founded and registered at the Ministry of Justice of Armenia.
October 1993. Yerevan, Armenia.
An initiative group for founding the Armenian Internet Useres
Group (AmIUG) was created and started developing the Charter.
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ISOC AM coming events
Other Internet events in Armenia
- ArmNet 2015, April 2015
Interesting Internet publications
- "Mobile is eating the world?" by Benedict Evans
- Dave Evans, Future of the Internet
- The Future of Silicon Valley
- Vinton Cerf. Anonimity is very important (in Russian)
- Internet of Things