Regional Workshop on Arabic Domain Names and Internet Governance Skip to main content

Regional Workshop on Arabic Domain Names and Internet Governance

Sharm El Sheikh


This workshop aims at disseminating knowledge to a wide array of stakeholders about Internet governance from a regional perspective. More specifically, the workshop will discuss the plans and roadmaps for the deployment of the ".arab" gTLD, the establishment of a global gTLD registry for this purpose, as well as the full-fledged implementation of IDN country-code top-level domains (ccTLDs) in the Arab region.


Following are the main topics and issues to be discussed during this workshop: (1) Importance of IGF-IV and the opportunities it brings to the Arab region; (2) Internet governance: cyber security considerations; (3) Challenges facing critical Internet resources; (4) Update on ICANN's new gTLD and IDN ccTLD processes; (5) Engagement of stakeholders in new gTLDs and IDN ccTLDs in the region; (6) Progress on the ".arab" project; (7) Best practices and success stories of selected ccTLD registries in the Arab region; (8) Roadmap for Internet governance in the region; (9) Action plan for the implementation of Arabic domain names in the region.