Link to APRALO (Asian, Australasian and Pacific Islands Regional At-Large Organization) Web Page
List of APRALO - APAC Hub Capacity Building Webinar Series:

APRALO-APAC Hub Webinar: Missed the ICANN54 Dublin Meeting? IANA Stewardship Transition and Enhancing ICANN Accountability Updates
24 November 2015, 05:00-06:00 UTC

This webinar provided an update of the IANA Stewardship Transition and Enhancing ICANN Accountability discussions at the ICANN54 Dublin meeting, including the current status and how you can still participate. If you missed the ICANN54 meeting in Dublin, this webinar is for you. Please share this with friends/colleagues who may be interested. 


  1. Welcome and Introduction to the webinar -Silvia Vivanco - At-Large Regional Manager

  2. Housekeeping Items - Terri Agnew 
  3. Staff update (ICANN APAC Staff) – IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) and Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability (CCWG) tracks - Jia-Rong Low
    1.  Pop Quiz 
  4. APAC Community sharing (ICG-CCWG) - Cheryl Langdon-Orr 
         b.     Pop Quiz 

  5. Questions and Answers - All 

  6. Webinar evaluation 

Recording, presentation slides and other information can be accessed here: Missed the ICANN54 Dublin Meeting? IANA Stewardship Transition and Enhancing ICANN Accountability Updates Webinar 2015-11-24


APRALO-APAC Hub Webinar – What are IDNs and what does it mean to you?
In collaboration with the APRALO Capacity Building Webinar Series
Date/Time: 9 April 2015, 03:00 – 04:00 UTC

Do you know that characters used in top-level domains (TLDs) extend beyond ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) including other scripts such as Arabic, Chinese, Cyrillic, Devanagari, Japanese and others? 
To determine valid TLD labels in these scripts and their variants, however, community input is very important. Find out more about IDNs at our webinar session and learn how you can play a part!

Recording and presentation slides can be accessed here:

Web Conference Recording - What are IDNs and what does it mean to you? (we apologise for the audio distortion in Adobe Connect from 00:38:40 onwards. Please switch to the audio recording below)

Audio Recording [mp3, 8.4MB]

Presentation Slides - Sarmad, IDN Program [PDF, 1.5MB]

Presentation Slides - Edmon, APRALO [PDF, 6MB]

Transcripts can be found on the APRALO Meeting Page

Questions and Answers [PDF, 308KB]

For more details, please refer to the following agenda:

  • Introduction to Mr. Sarmad Hussain, IDN Program Senior Manager at ICANN
  • What are Internationalized Domain Names?
  • What does it mean to you?
  • IDN Work at ICANN
  • Sharing by APRALO representative: Edmon Chung
  • IDN from the Label Generation Ruleset (LGR) panel perspective 
  • Why and how you can be involved
  • Q&A

Kindly note that Universal Acceptance of IDNs was not be a focus topic at this introductory presentation.

Useful Links

To join a Generation Panel for your language, submit CV and statement of interest at:; Call for Generation Panels:
LGR Document Repository:
Community Wiki for LGR Project:
IDN ccTLD Fast Track Page:
IDN Implementation Guidelines:

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