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Executive Director of TAG-Domains Selected to Task Force on Capacity Building Activities

03-Mar-2014 | Source : | Visits : 5994
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AMMAN - The Middle East Strategy Working Group (MESWG), which is an ad-hoc group supported by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), has recently selected Mr. Mahmoud Lattouf, executive director of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Domains (TAG-Domains) to its Task Force on Capacity Building Activities (TF-CBA).

Mr. Lattouf said: "I am honored to be part of the Task Force on Capacity Building Activities, this shows that our contribution and effort are heading in the right direction and based on the work of the global Internet community."

The Task Force falls under the umbrella of the MESWG and is envisioned to understand the capacity needs of the Middle East region, and to coordinate the execution of programs and activities as recommended in the Middle East Strategy (MES), as well as develop a strategy to tailor the needs of the Internet ecosystem in the region; mainly the domain name industry and Internet Governance.

Capacity building programs and activities targeted by the MESWG include the following broad topics:

- DNS Registry and Registrar Operations;

- Domain Name Marketing and Business Development;

- DNS Protocols and Technologies, including DNSSEC, IPv6, IDNs… etc.;

- DNS Security Planning, Management, and Enforcement; and

- Internet Governance.

Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Domains (TAG-Domains) is an ICANN Accredited Registrar which provides a wide range of domain name registration services, as well as the right strategy for the protection of brand names.

The Middle East Strategy Working Group (MESWG) is an ad-hoc group of Internet experts from the Middle Esat region. The working group consists of 21 experts from 11 countries of the region. ICANN has coordinated the formation of the working group, and provides all the necessary support to drive its mandate forward.

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) was formed in 1998. It is a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with participants from all over the world dedicated to keeping the Internet secure, stable and interoperable. It promotes competition and develops policy on the Internet's unique identifiers.

Through its coordination role of the Internet's naming system, ICANN does have an important impact on the expansion and evolution of the Internet. 


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