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AGBU was granted with a “.հայ” domain name

10 Jul 2019

Supporting the use of the “.հայ” Internationalized Domain Name as a mean of preserving and promoting Armenian language and Armenian content on the Internet “Internet Society” NGO has been granted numerous well - known people and organizations with a “.հայ” domain name. Within the framework of this program, "Internet Society" NGO has granted "Armenian General Benevolent Union" with “հբըմ.հայ” IDN for its role in our community, its programs, service to the Armenian community and preservation of the Armenian identity.

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Executive Director Change

04 Jul 2019

Affective of 3 July 2019, the change of the Executive Director of "Internet Society" NGO has received State registration. The new Executive Director is Andranik Alexanyan, a Board Member of the "Internet Society" NGO.

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ICANN65 Policy Forum

02 Jul 2019

The 65th ICANN Meeting took place in Marrakech, Morocco on 24-27 June 2019. ICANN65 Policy Forum included sessions about the GNSO-EPDP Phase 2 and ccNSO Members meetings, the At-Large Policy Workshop, ICANN’s third Accountability and Transparency Review Team (ATRT3) busy face-to-face meeting. It included interactions with several community groups and Board.In a special ceremony at ICANN65 in Marrakech, the 2019 Multistakeholder Ethos Award was presented to long-time member of the #ICANN community, Kurt Pritz. “Internet Society” NGO board members Siranush Vardanyan and Kristina Hakobyan participated to ICANN65 meeting and discussions. Full Schedule of ICANN65 Policy Forum here.Check out photos of the forum here.      

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EuroDIG 2019

01 Jul 2019

This year EuroDIG took place in The Hague, The Netherlands on 19-20 June 2019 (with a day zero of pre-events). It was hosted by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy of the Netherlands in cooperation with ECP – Netherlands Platform for the Information Society, the Municipality of The Hague and SIDN – the .nl domain registry.EuroDIG is not just a conference; it is a year-round dialogue of European stakeholders.“Internet Society” NGO Board Member Lianna Galstyan was participating to EurDIG 2019 meeting. The overarching theme for EuroDIG 2019 was “Cooperating in the Digital Age” highlighting the opportunities of multi-stakeholder processes. The meeting included topics around Media & Content, Access & literacy, Development of IG ecosystem, Security, Human Rights and etc. Find the program of EuroDIG 2019 here .The next EuroDIG will take place from 10 – 12 June 2020 in Trieste, Italy at The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP).For participation in EuroDIG and other detailed information visit to eurodig.org site.

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Meeting for discussions on .հայ IDN promotion

27 May 2019

"Internet Society" NGO hosted a meeting at the office on May 22, 2019. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss new ideas and suggestions for the promotion and development of .հայ IDN. The members of "Internet Society" NGO, as well as representatives from Registrar companies took part in the discussions.

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RIGF2019

16 Apr 2019

On 8 April 2019 the 10th Russian Internet Governance Forum (RIGF2019) was held in Moscow, Russia. The forum was opened by Andrey Vorobyev, Director of the Coordination Center for .RU/.РФ ccTLDs, and TV host Sofiko Shevardnadze. This year among many plenary sessions and discussions, #rigf2019 also launched a series of anniversary events in celebration of the 25th anniversary of .RU. The forum participants witnessed an event - a jubilee postage stamp issuing ceremony, discussed the evolution of the Internet, global network management and other topics of Internet governance. Internet Society NGO Director Arman Nersisyan, members  Anna Karakhanyan, Armen Muradyan, Andranik Minasyan and Vahan Hovsepyan participated in RIGF2019. Internet Society NGO sincerely congratulated .RU for its 25th anniversary. Presentations and video-report of the forum will be published on the website >> rigf2019.ru.

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Internet Society NGO Special Assembly

25 Mar 2019

The Special Assembly of Internet Society NGO was held on March 13, 2019 at Ani Plaza Hotel. The Special Assembly confirmed the agenda and organized elections. The Assembly elected the president of the organization, Board members and Supervisory Committee members.

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ICANN64

22 Mar 2019

ICANN64 took place on 9-14 March, 2019, in Kobe, Japan. “Internet Society NGO” Board members Siranush Vardanyan, Lianna Galstyan and Kristina Hakobyan participated in ICANN64. Their participation contributed to many sessions and discussions around the most demanded issues. ICANN64 included topics such as: DNS fundamentals, IDNs and Universal Acceptance, Policy discussions, ccNSO and gNSO. For more information about ICANN64: https://meetings.icann.org/en/kobe64

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Internet Society NGO Special Meeting

04 Mar 2019

The Special Assembly of Internet Society NGO was held on February 28, 2019 at Tekeyan Center (Khanjan 50 str, Yerevan). It discussed the issues of making amendments and additions to the Charter of the organization, as well as the issue of approving new membership applications and canceling the membership with due membership fees.

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