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.
The results of the ".am logo contest" have been summarized
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!
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.
AGBU was granted with a “.հայ” domain name
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.
Executive Director Change
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.
ICANN65 Policy Forum
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.
Meeting for discussions on .հայ IDN promotion
"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.
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.