This event took place on 6 March 2016 from 08:30-17:00 +00 at ICANN Public Meetings in the Palmeraie room.
Sun, 6 March 2016 - 08:30 to 17:00 +00
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Session Leader(s): 
Don Hollander | Universal Acceptance Initiative Manager
Cyrus Namazi | Vice President, DNS Industry Engagement, Global Domains Division
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Universal Acceptance is the idea that all domains work in all applications. This is an issue that needs to be addressed by software developers and web site owners because their systems have not kept pace with the growth of the domain name options – including IDNs. A Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG) was formed in the first quarter of 2015 to help coordinate and accelerate acceptance of all domain names in all applications. The UASG Workshop is a full-day session that allows participants to work collaboratively to identify the situation and work to develop solutions to be deployed through the end of next year.


Title Item Type File Size Language
Universal Acceptance Steering Group Workshop (UASG) | Transcript [EN] Transcript [PDF 4.3 MB] English
Universal Acceptance Steering Group | Presentation [EN] Presentation [PDF 59.74 KB] English
From Standard To Commercialization | Presentation [EN] Presentation [PDF 5.79 MB] English
UA Compliance - Now is the Time | Presentation [EN] Presentation [PDF 387.69 KB] English
UA-Ready: Ry-Rr Considerations | Presentation [EN] Presentation [PDF 76.04 KB] English
UA Initiatives Around the World: Eastern Europe | Presentation [EN] Presentation [PDF 301.49 KB] English
UA Initiatives Around the World | Presentation [EN] Presentation [PDF 84.33 KB] English
Arabic Domain Names | Presentation [EN] Presentation [PDF 5 MB] English
Universal Acceptance Quick Guide | Presentation [EN] Presentation [PDF 152.8 KB] English
Introduction to Universal Acceptance - 2016 | Presentation [EN] Presentation [PDF 850.24 KB] English