This event took place on 8 March 2016 from 16:30-18:00 +00 at ICANN Public Meetings in the Palmeraie room.
Date: 
Tue, 8 March 2016 - 16:30 to 18:00 +00
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Room: 
Palmeraie
Session Leader(s): 
Baher Esmat | VP, Stakeholder Engagement - Middle East
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Overview: 

This session will give an overview on the domain name industry in the Middle East region. The session will shed light on the DNS Entrepreneurship Center (DNS-EC) and the Middle East DNS Study, and what is needed from a regional perspective to help progress this industry forward.

Agenda Details: 
Time Agenda Item Speaker Topics of Discussion
16.30 – 16.33 Welcome Note and Introduction Baher Esmat | VP, Global Stakeholder Engagement, Middle East, ICANN Set the scene for the session
16.33 – 16.43 Introduction to the DNS Entrepreneurship Center (DNS-EC) Hadia El Miniawi | Director, DNS-EC Talk about the DNS-EC, its objective, vision, mission, achievements, and next steps
16.43 – 16.53 The DNS-EC Business Track Tom Barrett | President, EnCirca Inc. Talk about the various business related training programs held at the center, share his thoughts about the region, and how he sees the way forward
16.53 – 17.03 The MEAC DNS Study EURid Consortium Share the findings of the MEAC DNS Study
17.03 – 17.13 Experience from a New gTLD Applicant - .شبكة Mohammad Zeidan | General Manager, Neustar MENA Share experience as an IDN gTLD applicant, and how they see this business in the region
17.13 – 17.23 The Registrar Business in the Middle East Hamza Aboulfeth | CEO, Genious Communications Share experience as a registrar, and how they see this business in the region
17.23 – 17.58 Open Discussion All  
17.58 – 18.00 Closing Remarks Baher Esmat | VP, Global Stakeholder Engagement, Middle East, ICANN Closing remarks and taking stock

Archival Media

Title Item Type Language
DNS Industry in the Middle East | Adobe Connect: Full [EN] Virtual Meeting Room Stream Archive English
DNS Industry in the Middle East | Audio: Full [AR] Audio Stream Archive العربية
DNS Industry in the Middle East | Audio: Full [EN] Audio Stream Archive English
DNS Industry in the Middle East | Audio: Full [FR] Audio Stream Archive Français

Materials

Title Item Type File Size Language
DNS Industry in the Middle East | Transcript [AR] Transcript [PDF 849.46 KB] العربية
DNS Industry in the Middle East | Transcript [EN] Transcript [PDF 1.42 MB] English
DNS Industry in the Middle East | Transcript [FR] Transcript [PDF 1.34 MB] Français
DNS Industry in the Middle East | Presentation [EN] Presentation [PDF 2.13 MB] English