Belarus Internet Governance Forum

19 Nov 2019

Internet Society NGO Board Members Arman Nesisyan, Anna Karakhanyan & Armen Muradyan participated to IGF.BY - Belarus Internet Governance Forum on November 13 in Minsk, Belarus. NGO member Vahan Hovsepyan was also present at the forum, representing RIPE NCC.The forum discussed the following topics: Internet balkanization;Cyber transformation: from business processes to e-government;Internet as a media. What to read and whom to trust;Internet as an inclusive environment;Futurological panel discussion.You can find more details here:

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N2 Forum

28 Oct 2019

On 10-12 October 2019 Internet Society NGO along with other local and international partners organized the N2 Forum (Numbers and Names), which included the following events:           10 October The 5th Armenian Internet Governance Forum, organized and hosted by the Internet Governance Council in partnership with the Ministry of High-Tech Industry of Armenia, the Internet Society NGO and Internet Society Armenia Chapter. Armenian Network Operators Group Forum organized and hosted by the Union of Operators of Armenia in partnership with the Ministry of High-Tech Industry of Armenia. Internet Society Internet of Things Special Interest Group Workshop, organized by Internet Society IoT SIG. 11 October RIPE NCC Banking workshop organized by RIPE NCC and hosted by the Central Bank of Armenia. Youth IGF Armenia, organized by a team of young enthusiasts, formed on a multi-stakeholder principle and co-organized by the Internet Society Armenia Chapter. 11-12 October The fourth Eastern European Domain Name System Forum (EEDNSF), organized by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and hosted by the Internet Society NGO, .am ccTLD Registry.   The Forum with the slogan "Working together for the digital future" was held with the support of the Ministry of High-Tech Industry of Armenia. At the Grand Opening Ceremony, the keynote speeches were delivered by the Minister Hakob Arshakyan, ICANN President and CEO Göran Marby, RIPE NCC Managing Director Axel Pawlik, UN IGF MAG member and Armenia IGF Coordinator Lianna Galstyan and Director of the Union of Operators of Armenia Kristine Gyonjyan. Then followed the Plenary session “Digital Future: Challenges and Opportunities” with participation of Armen Abroyan, Deputy Minister of HTI Ministry, Frédéric Donck, Internet Society European Bureau Director, Göran Marby, Axel Pawlik and with moderation of Sorina Teleanu, SEEDIG Executive Committee Chair. The Forum aimed to create a base for the leading industry experts, network operators, service providers and other representatives of the Internet and ICT community to discuss common interests and ideas, to learn about the new trends of the industry, to share experience and to find opportunities for cooperation.

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18 Sep 2019

On 11-12 September, 2019 the Coordination Center for TLD RU has hosted the 12th TLDCON, the International conference for ccTLD registries and registrars of CIS, Central and Eastern Europe in Vilnius, Lithuania. Anna Karakhanyan, .AM hostmaster, Internet Society NGO Board Member, participated to this event.

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The results of the ".am logo contest" have been summarized

18 Sep 2019

The results of the ".am logo contest" have been summarized. The selection committee reviewed all 25 works and selected the winning version. “Internet Society” NGO thanks ALL participants for their unique works.We are pleased to show the winning logo.Many thanks to Nara Stepanyan for her work and cooperation!

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16 Sep 2019

On 11-13 September, 2019 the Internet Society NGO and Internet Society Armenia Chapter held the 3rd edition of the ArmSIG – Armenian School of Internet Governance in Yerevan Armenia. 20 selected participants representing various stakeholder groups for 3 full days learned about Internet ecosystem from local and international experts. Over the completion of the course, run for free of charge, the participants received Certificates.

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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 site.

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