Sarmad Hussain - Senior Director IDN & UA Programs, ICANN
Sarmad Hussain is the Senior Director with ICANN’s Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) and Universal Acceptance (UA) Programs. Earlier, Sarmad was a professor of Computer Science and held the IDRC Chair in Multilingual Computing. His research has focused on developing computing solutions for Asian languages, including research in linguistics, localization, speech processing and computational linguistics. He has been an active member of the ICANN community before joining ICANN, as a member of ICANN’s Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC).
Do you have a domain name or an email address in your own language and script? It is now possible to have entire domain names and email addresses in local languages using different scripts, such as Arabic, Chinese, Cyrillic, Latin, Japanese, etc., called Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) and Email Address Internationalization (EAI). This session will introduce the complexity of the work for IDNs and how the communities globally are working to enable them securely. The current software applications may not support IDNs and EAI effectively and the session will also explain how to upgrade or configure your technology for the Universal Acceptance (UA) and IDNs and EAI.
Participation at the event is free of charge, but registration is compulsory!