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A period of general availability of domain registration in .հայ domain started on March 1, 2016.
There is an AM zone Improper Content Response Group working in Armenia. If you notice a content violating AM zone policy (https://www.amnic.net/policy/en/) you can send a mail to this working group. Your letter will be considered and proper measures taken. You can also leave your message by the hot line: +374 60 272212.
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September 15,16, 2016. Bangkok, Thailand. ISOC AM director A.Nersisyan and VP G.Saghyan took part in the APTLD70 conference.

September 7,8, 2016. Tbilisi, Georgia.
ISOC AM members, I.Mkrtumyan, L.Galstyan, V.Hovsepyan, G. Poghosyan, G.Saghyan, A.Martirosyan, H.Dadivanyan, A.Karakhanyan, A.Dallakyan, K.Babajanyan, H.Avanesyan, A.Mkrtchyan, A.Ganapetyan, M.Akopov, M.Arakelyan, H.Alaverdyan, A.Gnuni, S. Bektashyan and A. Khachatryan took part in the TLDCON2016 conference.

September 5, 2016. Tbilisi, Georgia. ISOC AM members, I.Mkrtumyan, L.Galstyan, V.Hovsepyan, G. Poghosyan, G.Saghyan, A.Martirosyan and M.Khachatryan took part in the Georgian IGF (GeoIGF2016).

August  30, 2016. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM Board meeting took place in the ISOC AM Office with the following agenda:
1. Discussion on the proposed changes of ISOC AM Charter concerning the adoption of new members and election of the president.

July 22, 2016. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM Board meeting took place in the ISOC AM Office with the following agenda:
1. Report of the ISOC AM President
2. Report of the ISOC AM Director
3. Adoption of minutes
4. Discussion of the proposal for changing the membership adoption and release procedure
5. Discussion of the proposal for changing the Board election
6. Discussion of the proposal for changing the procedure of president election
7. Discussion of the proposal for changing the General Assembly (GA) periodicity
8. Setting the date of the GA
Reports of I.Mkrtumyan and A.Nersisyan were accepted unanimously. Proposals were discussed and admitted positively. A draft of the new edition of ISOC AM charter will be published on isoc.am web site.
The date of the GA was set to September 22, 2016.

July 6-7, 2016. MOSCOW, RUSSIA. DOMINO 2016. DOMINO (Domain Industry) is a summer meeting of the national domain and new top-level domain registries organized by the Technical Center of Internet. ISOC AM Board member Anna Karakhanyan and a member Kristina Babajanyan participated in the meeting.

July 5, 2016. Yerevan, Armenia. Yerevan, Armenia. 55 new members were admitted to ISOC AM:
Abgaryan  Mariam, Aghababyan Tigran, Artenyan Karen, Astvatsatryan Mariam, Atayan Boris, Badasyan Ani, Begoyan Vardges, Chakryan Grigor, Danielyan Michael, Dashyan Kristina, Dolukhanyan Liana, Enoqyan Arega, Epremyan Artur, Gevorgyan Araksia, Gevorgyan Christine, Ghazaryan Gevorg, Ghazaryan Matevos, Ghazaryan Tigran, Ghukasyan Elen, Ghukasyan Narek, Grigoryan Aram, Grigoryan Gayane, Grigoryan Hakob, Gyonjyan Kristine, Hakobyan Karapet, Hayrapetyan Narek, Hovakimyan Aram, Hovhannisyan Alisa, Hovhannisyan Grigor, Hovhannisyan Marine, Hovhannisyan Nikolay, Israelyan Gohar, Karapetyan Karmen, Karapetyan Tigran, Karapetyan Vard, Khachatryan Narine, Khachatryan Rita, Kirakosyan Mariam, Laziev Mkrtich, Madatyan Sona, Melikyan Edgar, Mkhitaryan Ashkhen, Mkhitaryan Vanik, Mkrtumyan Marat, Nazaryan Anna, Rostomyan Alvard, Sargsyan Andranik, Sargsyan Inga, Simonyan Christine, Simonyan Hakob, Sirageghyan David, Smbatyan Karen, Tahmazyan Hrahat, Vardanyan Gagik, Yegoryan Nazik.

June 30, 2016. RIPE NCC published a "K-root Reachability in the Middle East and Central Asia" paper, according to which Armenia has the lowest response delay in the region with an average of 34ms. It is due to the fact that Armenia has two K-root servers. One of them is installed in the ISOC AM.

June 28, 2016. Yerevan, Armenia. ‎Head of ITU Area Office for CIS countries Mr. Orozobek Kayikov visited the Internet Availability Center at the House of Culture of Blinds and met with the visually impaired people working in the computer center. The center is equipped with computers received by a grant of the Internet Society and computers and other devices donated by ITU with the active participation  of Mr. Kayikov. The group of young enthusiasts presented him the Internet radio project.

After that Mr. Kayikov visited ISOC Armenia office and had a discussion on ITU and ICANN roles in the governing of Internet and children safety in the Internet. ISOC AM President I.Mkrtumyan, director A.Nersisyan, PR manager LGalstyan, ISOC AM member K.Babajanyan were present at the discussion.


June 27-30, 2016. Helsinki, Finland. ISOC AM VP G.Saghyan participated in the ICANN56 meeting.

June 21-22, 2016. Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. ISOC AM VP G.Saghyan and a member S. Martirosyan participated in the CAIGF 2016 meeting with the following agenda.

June 20, 2016. . Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM President Igor Mkrtumyan and Director Arman Nersisyan made a visit to Ejmiatsin city. The first visit was to the "Cross of Armenian Unity" NGO, where they meet with the director Grigor Machanents Babakhanyan and donated մաչանենց.հայ domain to the organization.


ISOC AM expressed readiness to help NGO with the equipment for the planned innovation center. The second visit was to "Arpinet" Company, where they saw a data center being constructed and had a meeting with the director of Arpinet, Armen Muradyan.

June 17, 2016. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM President Igor Mkrtumyan and Director Arman Nersisyan made a visit to the "Smart City" NGO headed by the ISOC AM board member Karen Yerznkanyan and congratulated them with the 2nd anniversary of the organization. Earlier ISOC AM donated several computers to the organization that are used for training schoolchildren of the township in programming.

June 09-10, 2016. Brussels, Belgium. ISOC AM Board member Lianna Galstyan, ISOC AM members Artashes Martirosyan, Ani Dallakyan, Narine Khachatryan and Hovhannes Aghajanyan participated in the EuroDIG 2016 meeting.

June 06, 2016. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM provided stipends for training course "Facebook for Business" to the following ISOC AM members: Gevorg Gevorgyan, Erem Kirakosyan, Ashot Arutunyan and Arsen Sokolov.

May 30, 2016. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM Director Arman Nersisyan, ISOC AM President Igor Mkrtumyan, VP Armen Nazaryan and Board member Lianna Galstyan were present at the opening ceremony of the Internet Radio Center at the House of Culture of Blinds and Visually Impaired People.

May 26, 2016. Yerevan, Armenia. Igor Mkrtumyan and Lianna Galstyan conducted the meeting of the second group of ISOC AM members. The aim of the meeting was to inform new members of the goals, resources of the ISOC and the coming events. The following members were present: 
Kristina Babajanyan, Anna Hovhannisyan, Katarine Gevorgyan, Gohar Ohanyan, Sanasar Hovhannisyan, Henrik Shanoyan, Hmayak Avanesyan, Robert Martirosyan, Ruzan Sahakyan, Lusine Iskandaryan and Gevorg Gevorgyan.


May 26, 2016. Yerevan, Armenia. Igor Mkrtumyan and Arman Nersisyan were elected as Board members of the buh.am project aimed to represent Armenian universities in the web space.

May 24, 2016. Yerevan, Armenia. Igor Mkrtumyan and Lianna Galstyan conducted the meeting of the first group of new ISOC AM members. The aim of the meeting was to inform new members of the goals, resources of the ISOC and the coming events. The following new members were present: 
Kristina Hakobyan, George Aleksandryan, Lilit Khachatryan, Liana Gzoghyan, Anna Petrosyan, Tengiz Karapetov, Yevgeniya Ghazaryan, Mikheil Akopov, Astghik Azaryan, Ani Simonyan, Mamikon Arakelyan, Narek Vardanyan, Kristine Gevorgyan, Margarita Hovhannisyan.


May 23, 2016. Yerevan, Armenia. Igor Mkrtumyan and Arman Nersisyan took part in the ARMIX Board meeting where the question of Akamai cash servers allocation was discussed.

May 19, 2016. Yerevan, Armenia. 12 new members were admitted to ISOC AM:
Roman Hakobyan, Samvel Shahmuradyan, Sanasar Hovhannisyan, Shahen Yeghiazaryan, Suren Karapetyan, Armen Gagyan, Artur Grigoryan, Grigori Avetyan, Henrik Shanoyan, Karen Gabrielyan, Mariya Khachatryan, Norayr Okroyan.

May 17, 2016. Igor Mkrtumyan and Lianna Galstyan participated in the Chapters AC on-line meeting with the following agenda:
1. Endorsement of the Steering Committee
2. Approval of the Rules and Procedures
3. Report from the Chair
4. Survey
5. Other activities
6. Scheduling of future meetings (there should be 3 meetings per year under the charter of Chapter AC)
7. Comments from the delegates
8. Proposals for improving support for chapters
9. Any other business

May 17, 2016. Minsk, Belarus. ISOC AM Director Arman Nersisyan and a member Arman Khachatryan took part in the IGF Belarus.

May 13, 2016. ISOC Grantees (Beyond the Net) Quarterly Call took place. The aim of the Quarterly Call was to share with ISOC projects progress. What has worked up until now and what needs to be improved. The call was conducted by Ilda Simao, Internet Society Grants Manager. Igor Mkrtumyan reported the state of affairs of the "Internet radio for visually impaired people" program.

May 11, 2016. Yerevan, Armenia. 17 new members were admitted to ISOC AM:
Anna Petrosyan, Lilit Kachatryan, Anna Hovhannisyan, Liana Gzoghyan, Garri Arustamyan, Kristina Gevorkyan, Lusine Iskandaryan, Margarita Hovhannisyan, Narek Vardanyan, Tengiz Karapetov, Yevgenya Ghazaryan, Katarine Gevorgyan, Mikheil Akopov, Astghik Azaryan, Gohar Ohanyan, Ani Simonyan and Mamikon Arakelyan.

May 10, 2016. Yerevan, Armenia. There was an ISOC AM Board meeting with the following agenda:
1. Karen Yerznkanyan and Arman Atoyan’s report on NASA Applications Byurakan meeting.
2. Anna Karakhanyan’s report on ISOC Madrid meeting.
3. Lianna Galstyan report on SEEDIG Belgrade meeting.

May 5, 2016. Yerevan, Armenia. Information about the project of ISOC AM ”Internet Radio for visually impaired people” was published on the Internet Society web site.

May 4, 2016. Yerevan, Armenia. A press-conference devoted to the start of the .հայ domain took place at the Ministry of Transport and Communications of the RA.

May 3, 2016. Yerevan, Armenia. 13 new members were admitted to ISOC AM:
Kristina Hakobyan, Anna Makarian, Georgi Asatryan, Tigran Karapetyan, George Aleksandryan, Gor Poghosyan, Arman Mndlyan, Meliq Armenyan, Ashot Poghosyan, Arnak Melikyan, Karen Poghosyan, Sargis Garyan, Mushegh Baghdasaryan.

May 2, 2016. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM and House of Culture of Blinds signed a Memorandum of Cooperation on Internet programs for blinds.

April 22-23, 2016. Byurakan, Armenia. ISOC AM co-sponsored the NASA Space Apps Challenge Armenia 2016 event devoted to the development of space applications. ISOC AM Board member Karen Yerznkanyan was a jury member.

April 22, 2016. Belgrade, Serbia.ISOC AM Board member Lianna Galstyan and members HovhannesAghajanyan, Ani Dallakyan took part in the Second SEEDIG annual meeting.

April 15, 2016. Madrid, Spain. ISOC AM Board member Anna Karakhanyan took part in the European Chapter Advocacy meeting in Madrid.

April 15, 2016. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM and Mediaeducation Center signed a Memorandum of Cooperation on children safety in the Internet.

April 13, 2016. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM Council meeting took place where a Board member Lianna Galstyan shared her experience of ICANN55 in Marrakesh. The Certificates of Achievement provided by ICANN to members of the Armenian Script Generation Panel were awarded at the meeting.
 

April 10, 2016. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM decided to call Armenian IGF 2016 on October 5, 2016 and announced a call for topics.

March 22, 2016. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM member Narine Khachatryan and VP Grigori Saghyan took part in the Public TV of Armenia's Morning Talk on Children Safety on the Internet. 

March 21, 2016. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM VP Grigori Saghyan, Board member Lianna Galstyan, and member Karen Gasparyan participated in the International Seminar "Cyber security Sector Development in Armenia. From fragmental regulation to strategy."

March 11, 2016. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM hosted a board meeting of the Safe Internet program that approved changes in the plan of actions.

March 9, 2016. Marrakech, Maroc. Armenian Generation Panel of ISOC AM was granted a Certificate of Achievement by ICANN.

March 5-10, 2016. Marrakech, Maroc. ISOC AM Board members Siranush Vardanyan (Chair of APRALO) and Lianna Galstyan took part in the ICANN55 meeting.

March 7, 2016. ISOC, Geneva. The first blog about the ISOC AM project “Internet Radio for Blinds” was published by the Global Internet Society.

March 7, 2016. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM signed a Charter letter proposed by the ISOC.

March 4, 2016. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM announced a call for applications for RIGF2016 in Moscow.

March 4, 2016. Yerevan, Armenia. 3 applications for the ISOC Conference in Madrid were received from ISOC AM Board members Grigori Saghyan, Anna Karakhanyan and Avetik Yessayan.  The winner, Anna Karakhanyan, was defined by a lottery.

March 3, 2016. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM finished the construction of the Recording Studio and laying a fiber optic Internet cable in the House of Culture of Blinds within a framework of ISOC grant “Internet Radio for Blinds”.

March 1, 2016. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM announced a period of general availability of domain registration in .հայ domain.

February 26, 2016. Yerevan, Armenia. A call for application for the ISOC Conference in Madrid was announced where ISOC AM was granted a fellowship.

February 25, 2016. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM participated in the 2016 CENTR Stat Survey.

February 19, 2016. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM. One of the leading Armenian registrars made a presentation on a marketing strategy for increasing the number of domain registrations in .am zone.

February 16-19, 2016. Aukland, New Zealand. ISOC AM Board members Siranush Vardanyan (Chair of APRALO) and Lianna Galstyan took part in the APTLD69 meeting.

February 8, 2016. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM VP Grigori Saghyan made a press conference in the Noyan Tapan news agency on pronouncing February 8 the day of the world secure Internet.

February 7, 2016. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM VP Grigori Saghyan made a press conference in the Noyan Tapan news agency on starting domain registrations in Armenian language domain .հայ.

February 1, 2016. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM announced the Landrush period of domain name registrations in .հայ zone.

February 1, 2016. Yerevan, Armenia. AMNIC added a privacy option on registration of a new domain that permits to hide registrant’s personal data.

January 27, 2016. Yerevan, Armenia. The Arcaler Scorecard headed by the ISOC AM Board member Grigori Vahanyan published the intellectual capital indices of December 2015 for the following Armenian and International web sites:
1. Transnational Corporations
2. European Innovation Centers
3. Russian Commercial Organizations
4. Russian innovation Centers
5. Armenian Banks
6. Armenian cities
7. 194 World Universities

December 27, 2015. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM updated membership list excluding members who stopped paying the membership fee and didn’t show interest in participating in ISOC AM activity. New membership applications were considered and new members admitted.

December 25, 2015. Yerevan, Armenia. Smart LightRaise interactive projector was installed in the ISOC AM.

December 10, 2015. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM donated two used computers to Media education Center for computer training of Shengavit community children with special needs.

December 2-3, 2015. Yerevan, Armenia. Ilda Simao, ISOC Community Grants Coordinator , visited ISOC AM to familiarize herself with the activity of ISOC AM in helping blind and visually impaired people. Within the framework of the visit she visited the House of Culture of blind and visually impaired people and had a talk with the team working on Internet Radio project that was provided a community grant.

December 2, 2015. Yerevan, Armenia. The Arcaler Scorecard headed by the ISOC AM Board member Grigori Vahanyan published the intellectual capital indices of October-November 2015 for the following Armenian and International web sites:
1. Educational
2. Governmental
3. Cultural
4. Mass media
5. Ministries
6. Legal
7. Embassies
8. ISPs
9. Constitutional courts
10. Human rights
11. Large commercial organizations

November 30, 2015. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM received a donation of used computers from the AUA. They will be updated and provided to schools and libraries.

November 25, 2015. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM transferred the country DNS servers to a new modern datacenter.

November 10-13, João Pessoa, Brazil. ISOC AM Board members Lianna Galstyan and Chair of APRALO Siranush Vardanyan took part in the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2015 in Brazil.

IGF overarching theme: Evolution of Internet Governance: Empowering Sustainable Development
This theme will be supported by the following eight sub-themes:

  • Cybersecurity and Trust;
  • Internet Economy;
  • Inclusiveness and Diversity;
  • Openness;
  • Enhancing Multistakeholder Cooperation;
  • Internet and Human Rights;
  • Critical Internet Resources;
  • Emerging Issues.

November 01 – 03, 2015. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM Director, Arman Nersisyan, and member, Arman Khachatryan, visited the BY and БЕЛ registries in Minsk, Belarus, to discuss domain marketing issues.

October 26, 2015. Berlin, Germany. ISOC AM VP and Chair of ArmIX board Albert Toneyan took part in the 27th EURO-IX Forum.

October 26, 2015. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM took part in the “Stat Supplement: Registrant location (2015)” CENTR survey.

October 25, 2015. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM installed the new powerful country DNS servers.

October 23, 2015. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM provided free Internet access to an invalid person.

October 22, 2015. Geneva, Switzerland. The Beyond the Net Funding Programme Committee has selected the Armenia Chapter project: “Internet Radio for People with Visual Impairments” for funding.

October 21, 2015. ICANN, US. The public comment period for the Armenian GP Root Zone Proposal was closed and staff summary has been posted.

October 21, 2015. Dublin, Ireland. ISOC AM Board member, Lianna Galstyan made a presentation on the state of affairs of the Armenian IDN.

October 20 2015. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM participated in the CENTR “Stat Supplement: Registrant location (2015)” survey.

October 19, 2015. Dublin, Ireland.ISOC AM Board member, Chair of APRALO Siranush Vardanyan has been awarded a Leadership award at the ICANN54 meeting in Dublin, Ireland.

October 18-22, 2015. Dublin, Ireland. ISOC AM Board members Lianna Sargsyan, Siranush Vardanyan and a member Narine Khachatryan took part in the ICANN54 meeting in Dublin, Ireland.

October 13, 2015. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM had a presentations’ day. ISOC AM Board member Karen Yerznkanyan made two presentations, Smartcity and Condominium Service Management. ISOC AM member Gagik Sargsyan made a presentation about Armenian SME presence in the Internet.

October 02 – 04, 2015. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM members visited the Digitec 2015 Expo.

September 16. Yerevan, Armenia. Axel Pawlik, the Managing Director of the RIPE Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC) visited ISOC Armenia Office.


September 15-16. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM was a partner of RIPE NCC in the Regional conference in Yerevan. I.Mkrtumyan made a presentation on the Armenian Registry system.


September 10. Yerevan, Armenia. Daiva Tamulioniene, the manager of the Lithuanian ccTLD, and Katrina Sataki, the CEO of NIC.lv visited ISOC Armenia Office.

September 9-10. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM was a partner of ccTLD.ru in the TLDCON-2015 conference. I.Mkrtumyan was one of the speakers at the opening of the conference and made a presentation on the Armenian IDN at the IDN session. K.Babajanyan made a presentation on the operations of the leading Armenian registrar.

September 7-8. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM was a co-organizer of the 1st Armenian Internet Governance Forum. ISOC AM members made several presentations. The event was widely commented by Internet, mass media and TV.

July 27, 2015. AMNIC, Yerevan, Armenia. The domain icloud.am has been suspended per request from CERT AM as a phishing site.

July 23, 2015. ICANN, USA. The “Proposal for Armenian Script Root Zone Label Generation Rules (LGR)” was posted for public comments to allow those who have not participated in the Armenian GP to make their views known to the Armenian Generation Panel.

July, 2015. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM took part in the “Public access to TLD zone content”, “Statistical Survey 2015” and “Reverse whois lookup service” CENTR surveys.

July 14, 2015. Yerevan, Armenia, AMNIC. “thepiratebay.am” and “piratebay.am” domains were suspended because of violation of AMNIC policy: domains were registered on behalf of non-existing organization.

July 10, 2015. Yerevan, Armenia. Anycast node of K-root server was installed in the AMNIC network.

July 1-3, 2015, Moscow, Russia. ISOC AM Board member Anna Karakhanyan, ISOC AM members, Arman Khachatryan, Kristina Babajanyan took part in the DOMINO-2015 Registries meeting organized by the Russian Registry ccTLD.ru.

July 1-3, 2015. Macao. ISOC AM Board member and ALAC group head Lianna Galstyan took part at the APrIGF2015 Macao conference as a speaker.

June 30-July 1, 2015. Tbilisi, Georgia. ISOC AM VP G.Saghyan took part at the Advanced Research Workshop “Options for Enhanced Regional Cyber Defence Cooperation in the Southern Caucasus and Black Sea Region” as a speaker. The event was organized by the Georgian Government - Data Exchange Agency (DEA), and Intellium LTD.

June 29, 2015. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM VP G.Saghyan took part at the IIC’s Armenia Forum “Communicating 4 better communication” as a speaker.

June 25, 2015. Buenos Aires, Argentina. ISOC AM president I.Mkrtumyan on behalf of ISOC AM signed with ICANN an Accountability Framework agreement on .AM domain and letters of exchange on .հայ domain. On behalf of ICANN the documents were signed by ICANN CEO Fadi Chehade.

June 24, 2015. Buenos Aires, Argentina. ISOC AM president I.Mkrtumyan on behalf of Armenian Generation Panel presented an update on Armenian GP “Proposal for an Armenian Script Root Zone LGR”.  

June 20-26, 2015. Buenos Aires, Argentina. ISOC AM President I.Mkrtumyan, VP G.Saghyan, and board member, ICANN APRALO Chair Siranush Vardanyan participated in the ICANN53 meeting.

June 23, 2015. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM Board member Grigori Vahanyan published the new rating of the Armenian Big companies', state bodies’ web sites QI and ISP's web sites.

June 3-5, 2015. Sofia, Bulgaria. ISOC AM VP Grigori Saghyan, board member Lianna Galstyan, members of ISOC AM Hovhannes Aghajanyan, Ani Dallakyan and Deputy Director of Media Education Center and member of ISOC AM Narine Khachatryan, participated in the CEEDIG and EuroDIG 2015 meetings.

May 31-June 1, 2015. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM members took part in the BarCamp 2015 unofficial conference.

May 25, 2015. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM became an associate member of APTLD

May 2015, Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM took part in the Registry lock, Statistical Survey 2015, Reverse Whois lookup/domain portfolio checker CENTR surveys.

May 16, 2015. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM announced the first Armenian IGF on September 7-8, 2015.

May 15, 2015. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM Board member Grigori Vahanyan published the new rating of the Armenian State and Educational web sites.

April 29, 2015. ICANN, USA. ICANN Board of Directors passed a resolution supporting the request to delegate the .xn--y9a3aq (.հայ) domain to Internet Society (Armenia).

April 15, 2015. Yerevan, Armenia. AMNIC took part in the CENTR survey initiated by NASK entitled 'IP address validation'.  A summary report of the survey can be found at https://centr.org/Survey2015_IP_address_validation .

April 12, 2015. ISOC Armenia participated in the Safer Internet Armenia 2015 program (Open Lessons and Parent-Teacher Meetings in Armenian schools) implemented by Media Education Center and Orange Armenia. On April 12, 2015 winners of the Safer Internet Armenia 2015 Competition have been announced for the Best Internet Safety Open Lesson and the Best Internet Safety Teacher-Parents Meeting.

April 7, 2015, Moscow, Russia. ISOC AM Board member, Lianna Galstyan, took part in the 6th Russian IGF.

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.

March 2, 2015, Yerevan, Armenia. Board of ISOC AM approved requests of “Hyperspace” (http://www.hyperspace.am) and “Ayb Solutions” (http://www.hostcab.com) companies to become Registrars.

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.
IGF WG mailing list was created and igf.am domain registered.

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:
ISOC AM is comfortable with ICANN as a policymaker and being the IANA operator.
ISOC AM beleive that as a multistakeholder organization it has inherent capacityto create its own accountability mechanisms. So there is no need of external oversight.

February 2015, CENTR, EU. ISOC AM took part in the following CENTR surveys (http://www.centr.org):
Statistical Survey,
Domain Abuse Study,
IP Address Validation,
Registry System Platform Robustness Considerations,
Anycast Deployment Among ccTLD Registries,
ccTLDs and National Legislation,
Personal Data processing.

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 9,11,12, 2015. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM organized a remote hub connection to the ICANN52 meeting in Singapore.

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:
1.  ARMIX annual report
2.  ARMIX future development
3.  ARMIX Board and Chair election.
 Representatives from UCOM, VIVACELL-MTS, WEB, ARMINCO, UITE, ISOC AM, GNC ALFA (ROSTELECOM), CROSSNet, ABC DOMAIN, NAS have participated in the meeting.

Annual report was made by Vahan Hovsepyan.

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:
http://www.iatp.am/arcaler_scorecard/xls/aedu.htm
http://www.iatp.am/arcaler_scorecard/xls/ei_org.htm
http://www.iatp.am/arcaler_scorecard/xls/conc.htm
http://www.iatp.am/arcaler_scorecard/xls/ccussr.htm

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.
The information about the string has also been updated at https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/string-evaluation-completion-2014-02-19-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 20-November 7, 2014, Busan, Korea. ISOC AM VPs G.Grogoryan and G.Saghyan took part in the ITU Plenipotentiary conference.

October 12-17, 2014, Los Angeles, USA. ISOC AM President I.Mkrtumyan, Board members Siranush Vardanyan and Lianna Galstyan took part in the ICANN 51 meeting.

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 17, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia. HOSTERGIGANT (Yerevan) and Betanet (Alaverdi) companies were granted the rights of Registrars 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 and Betanet (Alaverdi) companies. The presentations of Vahagn Stepanyan (HOSTERGIGANT) and Samvel Bektashyan (Betanet) are published on the site.
G.Saghyan and L.Galstyan reported about their visit to INET-Istanbul conference.

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 conference.

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 IGF.

March 21, 2014, Singapore. ISOC AM Board members, ALAC group heads, Lianna Galstyan and Siranush Vardanyan, took part in the ICANN49 meeting in Singapore.
For the first time Armenian students participated at the ICANN Meeting. Lusine Andreyan and Sasun Kostanyan were Media Education Center's delegates.

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 3, 2013, Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM president I.Mkrtumyan made a presentation "Internet in Armenia" on the round table "Perspectives of Russian-Armenian integration in telecommunications" at the Ministry of Transport and Communications of RA.

November 30, 2013, Vanadzor, Armenia. ISOC AM president I.Mkrtumyan, Board member Tigran Zargaryan and ISOC AM member Vahan Misakyan took part in the graduation ceremony of the first group of the "Young technician" project carried out by Vanadzor regional Internet center (ISOC Community grantee) under the management of ISOC AM member Margarita Solomonyan and ISOC AM. Within the framework of the project teenagers are learning computer hardware, repair, OS installation, LAN setup and Internet literacy. ISOC AM provided old computers and other hardware to the project. Young technicians are reviving them and providing to regional libraries and other regional organizations. Vahan Misakyan is a trainer of the project. The best graduates were presented with ISOC flash memory and "Internet Governance" book in Armenian.

November 30, 2013, Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM cosponsored the traditional annual Armnet2013 conference, where the best Armenian websites in different nominations were awarded.


November 17-21, 2013, Buenos Aires, Argentina. ISOC AM Board members Lianna Galstyan and Siranush Vardanyan participated in the ICANN 48 conference.


November 11-13, 2013, Kapan, Armenia. ISOC AM member Margarita Solomonyan participated in the Syunik Investment Forum.

November 5, 2013, Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM President Mr. Igor Mkrtumyan gave an interview to Mediamax agency on the past, present and future of Freenet.am.

November 4, 2013, Yerevan, Armenia. ARMIX meeting at ISOC AM. Vahan Hovsepyan, Misak Khachatryan, Albert Toneyan and Igor Mkrtumyan were present. Vahan Hovsepyan and Misak Khachatryan shared their experience of participation in the 23rd Euro-IX Forum. The list of the additional hardware for ARMIX was discussed.

November 1, 2013, Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM VP Mr. Grigori Saghyan hold a press-conference for the local TV and Radio agencies on the subject of Personal Data Protection.

October 31, 2013, Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM VP A.Nazaryan participated in the "Integrating People with Disabilities into the Workplace" conference organized by the "Republican Union of Employers of Armenia".

October 30, 2013, Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM VP Mr. Grigori Saghyan took part in the opening ceremony of ArmAwards 2013 Contest for the best Armenian websites. ISOC AM and Orange Armenia are traditionally sponsoring ArmNet annual conference and website contest.

October 27-29, 2013, Helsinki, Finland. ISOC AM members, Vahan Hovsepyan and Misak Khachatryan representing ARMIX participated in the 23rd Euro-IX Forum. The participation was sponsored by the global ISOC (Jane Coffin).

October 24, 2013, Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM President I.Mkrtumyan and ISOC AM VP G.Saghyan participated in the "Protection and Virtualization of Modern IT Infrastructure" conference where representatives of Symantec, VMware, Microsoft, IBM, CA Technologies, Trend Micro and Adobe companies presented their new products and technologies. The conference was organized by the MONT group of companies.

October 23, 2013, Bali, Indonesia. ISOC AM Board member Ms. Lianna Galstyan participated to the 8th IGF in Bali, Indonesia. In the Session on Internet Governance Principles she presented the Internet Governance principles for Armenia.

October 14-18, 2013, Athens, Greece. ISOC AM VP Albert Toneyan participated in the RIPE 67 meeting.

October 10, 2013, Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM translated into Armenian, published and distributed the 5th edition of Jovan Kurbalija's book "Internet Governance".

October 9, 2013, Yerevan, Armenia. Iinternetional Internet Society, ArmIX and ISOC AM organized the IXP training workshop with the motto "Bulding Connectivity with IXP". The workshop was headed by Ms. Jane Coffin. More than 35 participants from Armenia, Georgia, Russia, USA, Netherlands and other countries took part in the workshop. Information about the event is at INET Armenia and ISOC web sites.


October 8-9, 2013, Yerevan, Armenia. The INET Armenia conference organized by internetional Internet Society and ISOC AM under the motto "Paving a road to the future" took place in Yerevan, Armenia. About 100 participants from Armenia and other countries took part in the conference. Internetional Internet Society represented by Mr. Frederick Donck, Mr. Jacek Gajewsky and Mrs. Jane Coffin was the major sponsor of the event. The conference was opened by Mr. Frederick Donck, Regional Bureau Director, Europe, Internet Society. There were welcome notes from Mr. Andranik Aleksanyan, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Transport and Communications, and Igor Mkrtumyan, President of ISOC AM. The opening keynote was pronounced by Mr. Yuri Shoukurian, Vice-President of the National Academy of Sciences. Information about the event can be found at INET Armenia and ISOC web sites.


Presentations of the INET Armenia.

The video of the event can be seen on Youtube.

The results of the conference were reflected in mass media:
- Arminfo
- Haylur
- 168.am
- nt.am
- armnewstv.am
- hottv.am

October 4, 2013, Kiev, Ukraine. The same ISOC AM delegation took part in the International Forum "Media for the Information Society. G.Saghyan was a moderator of a session devoted to the content filtration in different counties and the influence of the filtration on other countries.

October 3, 2013, Kiev, Ukraine. The same ISOC AM delegation took part in the 4th Ukrainian IGF.


October 1-2, 2013, Kiev, Ukraine. ISOC AM delegation including ISOC AM VP G.Saghyan, ISOC AM Executive Director A.Nersisyan, ISOC AM Board member L.Galstyan and ISOC AM member E. Ayvazyan took part in the ENOG 6 / RIPE NCC Regional Meeting.


August 2, 2013, Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM started preparation for IXP Training organized by internetional Internet Society, ArmIX and ISOC AM. Registration is announced at INET Armenia and ISOC web sites.

August 1, 2013, Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM started prparation for INET Armenia Conference organized by internetional Internet Society and ISOC AM. Registration is announced at INET Armenia and ISOC web sites.

The event will be live streamed at http://www.ustream.tv/embed/9833864
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July 23-27, 2013, Meissen, Germany. ISOC AM member Narine Khachatryan took part in the European Summer School on Internet Governance (Euro-SSIG).


July 17, 2013, Yerevan. ISOC AM President I.Mkrtumyan and Vice-President G.Saghyan took part in the ARMIX general meeting with the agenda:
1. ARMIX annual report
2. ARMIX future development
3. ARMIX Board and Chair election
4. Connection of companies with AS numbers
5. INET Armenia and IXP training


July 14-18, 2013, Durban. ISOC AM Board member Siranush Vardanyan took part in the ICANN Durban conference.


June 20-21, 2013, Yerevan. ISOC AM organized a remote hub for remote participation in the EuroDig forum in Lisbon.


June 6, 2013, Yerevan. ISOC AM launched the process of creating Armenian IDN.

June 1, 2013, Yerevan. ISOC AM conducted the country Internet penetration survey. The results will be published soon.

May 16, 2013, Yerevan. First Lady of Armenia Mrs. Rita Sargsyan and the Misniter of Culture of the RA, Mrs. Hasmik Poghosyan visited the Internet Accessibility Center for Blind and Visually Impaired People (IACB) created by ISOC Community Grant Program. ISOC AM president, Igor Mkrtumyan and vice-president, Armen Nazaryan,, told about the history of IACB creation, inclusion of global ISOC, further plans and problems the House of Culture of Blinds is facing.

May 13, 2013, Yerevan. Meeting of Armenian ALAC groups with Roberto Gaetano (ICANN ALAC) at ISOC AM. Igor Mkrtumyan (ISOC AM president), Grigori Saghyan (ISOC AM Vice-president), Siranush Vardanyan (ISOC AM Board member, head of Phyunik ALAC group), Lianna Galstyan (ISOC AM Board member, head of ISOC AM ALAC group, Narine Khachatryan (ISOC AM member, head of MediaEducation Center ALAC group), Hayk Baghyan (ISOC AM Board member) were present at the meeting. The activity of Armenian ALAC groups was reported and their location in ICANN ALAC discussed.

April 25, 2013, Yerevan. ISOC AM president Igor Mkrtumyan (IM) took part in the 4th Russian IGF. During the forum he met with Jacek Gajewski (Chapter Development Manager, ISOC Europe) and Frederick Donck (Director European Regional Bureau, ISOC). They discussed the future plans of ISOC AM and coordinated it with ISOC plans. IM had also took part in the meeting of East European and Central Asian ccTLDs called by Veni Markovski (ICANN VP).


April 17, 2013, Yerevan. The official opening of the Internet Accessibility Center for Blind and Visually Impaired People (IACB) created by ISOC Community Grant Program. Representatives of public organizations, ministry of Social Security, media were present. The main equipment was provided by ISOC grant. Ministry of Transport and Communications as well as IRD Armenian office also provided equipment and furniture.

April 7-11, 2013, Beijing. ISOC AM Board members Lianna Galstyan and Siranush Vardanyan took part in the ICANN Beijing conference.

February 23, 2013, Yerevan. Annual meeting of ISOC AM (Photos). More than 80 members were present. Igor Mkrtumyan, ISOC AM president, made a report on the work done by ISOC AM on 2010-2012. The report was approved. I. Mkrtumyan was reelected as President of ISOC AM for 3 more years. 5 new Board members were elected:
- Ralph Yirikyan, General Manager of Vivacell-MTS, the largest mobile operator of Armenia;
- Andranik Aleksanyan, former director of ISOC AM, now Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications;
- Siranush Vardanyan, member of ICANN NomCom, head of Phyunik ALAC group in Armenia;
- Hayk Baghyan, Director of Media Education Center, head of Safe Internet program in Armenia;
- Lianna Galstyan, head of ISOC AM ALAC group.
Gagik Grigoryan, the Chief of Staff of the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC), representative of the Armenian government in ICANN GAC, was elected as a new vice president of ISOC AM with the responsibility of coordinating ISOC AM and MTC policies in Internet governance.
Arman Nersissyan was approved in the position of Director of ISOC AM.

January 25, 2013, Yerevan. Armenian Safer Internet Committee meeting took place where the nearest plans were discussed (Safe.am is a joint initiative of the Media Education Center and ISOC Armenia in partnership with Orange Armenia, the National Center of Educational Technologies of the Ministry of Education and Science and the Yerevan City Municipality).

January 25, 2013, Yerevan. ISOC AM Board member, Grigor Vahanyan, published the ranking of Armenian educational and media web sites.

December 14, 2012, Dubai, UAE. ISOC AM Vice-president, Grigori Saghyan, took part in the WCIT conference. Signatories of the Final Acts

December 8, 2012. ISOC AM co-sponsored the ArmNet 2012 conference.
Armnetawards: The best Armenian websites.

October 14-18, 2012. ISOC AM Vice-President, Grigori Saghyan, participated in ICANN 45 meeting in Toronto

Sep 24-28, 2012. ISOC AM Vice-President, Albert Toneyan, and Board member, AMNIC manager, Hrant Dadivanyan participated in the RIPE 65 meeting in Amsterdam.

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.

August 2012. Workshop "ISOC position on ACTA, SOPA and PIPA"

July 2012. Presentation of Jovan Kurbalija's book "Internet Governance" published in Armenian

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.

April 22-24, 2012. ISOC AM member Karen Gasparyan took part in the Global INET 2012 conference.

January 2012. ICANN, USA. ISOC AM became a member of ALAC of ICANN.

December 7, 2011. ISOC AM co-sponsored the ArmNet 2011 conference. Armnetawards: The best Armenian websites.

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.

June 30, 2009. Yerevan, Armenia. AM zone Improper Content Response Group was established in Armenia. If a content violating AM zone policy (https://www.amnic.net/policy/en/) is found in AM zone a mail can be sent to this working group. The letter will be considered and proper measures taken.

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.

Sep 21, 2004, Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM hosted the 23rd CENTR General Assembly. 

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.

Feb 27, 2003, Frankfurt, Germany, ISOC AM became a full member of CENTR.

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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