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ICANN63

03 Dec 2018

ICANN63 meeting was held in the Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona (CCIB), Barcelona, Spain. “Internet Society” NGO board member Siranush Vardanyan and members Kristina Hakobyan and Katarine Gevorgyan took part in the ICANN63.

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Belarus IGF in Minsk

03 Dec 2018

The 3-rd Belarus Internet Governance Forum took place in Minsk, Belarus on October 3, 2018. The Internet Society NGO Director Arman Nersisyan and Board members Lianna Galstyan and Armen Muradyan participated to the forum. In the panel discussion, Lianna Galstyan also shared the practice of organizing the Armenian IGF as well as the perspective of Internet governance in general. The forum covered discussions about: - Cybersecurity. The internet and trust. - IoT. - Personal data in Belarus. Open data. - Digital skills and so on. The IGF.BY was organized by Hoster.BY with the support of the Ministry of Communications and Informatization of the RB, ICANN, Internet Society, IGFSA and RIPE NCC.

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RIPE NCC Regional Meeting

03 Dec 2018

Internet Society members Vahan Hovsepyan, Armen Muradyan, Kristina Hakobyan, Gevorg Safaryan and Karen Tadevosyan participated in RIPE NCC regional meeting in Almaty, Kazakhstan on September 25, 2018. The meeting discussed the issues and possible solutions of regional digital industry.

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TLDCON | 12-13 SEPTEMBER 2018

03 Dec 2018

12 Sep - 13 Sep Jurmala, Latvia. The Coordination Center for TLD RU has hosted the International conference for ccTLD registries and registrars of CIS, Central and Eastern Europe since 2008. The conference aims to engage leading registrars from different ccTLDs into discussions on the Internet issues; as well the conference will focus on organization of interaction between ccTLDs registries and registrars. This issue has become pressing in the light of a prompt development of national segments of the Internet.

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Meeting at Innovative Ethnic Regional Center

03 Dec 2018

On August 25, the Vice President of Internet Society NGO Grigori Saghyan had a presentation on "How the Internet works and is managed" to the students of the "Innovative Ethnic Regional Center" at the ICRC "Armenian Cross Border".

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IGF 2018: Second Open Consultations and MAG meeting

03 Dec 2018

Internet Society NGO Board Member Lianna Galstyan participated as a MAG member to the IGF 2018 Second Open Consultations and MAG meeting held on 11-13 July in Geneva, Switzerland. Face-to-face meeting was devoted to the planning process of the 13th IGF to be held on 12-13 November in Paris, France. Details can be found in the official website.

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ICANN62

03 Dec 2018

Internet Society NGO Board Members Lianna Galstyan and Siranush Vardanyan on 25-28 June participated in the ICANN 62 meeting in Panama City, Panama.

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Regithon 2018

28 Jun 2018

On June 15-16, 2018, Internet Society NGO and Internet Technologies Center LLC launched a two-day meeting with registrars taking place in Multi Rest House in Tsakhkadzor city. Representatives of all Armenian registrar companies, as well as participants from RA Police and NSS, took part in the inaugural meeting. The outdoor meeting format became an important innovative platform to better get to know each other and to discuss issues concerning the community. The meeting started with a welcome speech by Arman Nersisyan, Director of Internet Society NGO, noting that the key objective of the meeting should be the defining and adoption of the correct and clear ways of dealing with emerging issues. Among the speakers were Anna Karakhanyan, David Karapetyan, Alexandra Kulikova (ICANN, remotely), Hrachya Hakobyan, Yuri Kargapolov (Ukraine) and Aram Orbelyan. Topics covered include web security in Armenia, ICANN and WHOIS, domain name registration policy, Ukrainian experience of domain name disputes, arbitration rules for domain name dispute resolution. The discussions were summed up with confidence to hold such meetings regularly enabling to seek joint solutions to raised issue in a more relaxed and trustworthy atmosphere. To sum up, we look forward to effective work with all registrars and we intend to further deepen cooperation and engagement within the community.

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SEEDIG 2018

01 Jun 2018

Internet Society NGO Members Lianna Galstyan and Kristina Hakobyan participated to the SEEDIG 2018 (South Eastern European Dialogue on Internet Governance) meeting taking place on 22-24 May 2018 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The event was held under the honorary patronage of the President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia, and was hosted by the Digitas Institute. SEEDIG 2018 was attended by 120 participants from 27 SEE and neighboring countries representing all stakeholder groups.

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