This event took place on 24 March 2014 from 15:15-16:45 +08 at ICANN49 | Singapore in the Sophia room.
Mon, 24 March 2014 - 15:15 to 16:45 +08
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Session Leader(s): 
Francisco Arias | Director, Technical Services – Global Domains Division
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Based on practical operational experience, not all systems (e.g. browsers, spam filters, registration databases, user profiles, ISPs, etc.) work seamlessly when new TLDs are added. Users may experience failures in resolution or other issues with newer TLDs, which in turn impacts consumer trust on the DNS. The issue of the Universal Acceptance of TLDs (Top-Level Domains) is critically related to the introduction of new gTLDs, as well as the introduction of IDN ccTLDs.

Registrars and Registries, New gTLD Applicants, New IDN ccTLDs.

Agenda Details: 

Abstract: During this session various stakeholders will describe the challenges faced in making full use of new top-level domains, from experiences of those who've started and operated new TLDs, those who produce the software used on the Internet, and experiences of consumers who expect "better." The principle goal of the session is to discuss the problem(s) to solve and the role ICANN will play in attaining a successful state of TLD acceptance.

Agenda Item Presenter(s) Duration
Opening Remarks Cyrus Namazi/ICANN 5 mins
Early Analysis Edward Lewis/ICANN 5 mins
Panel Session
  • Andrei Kolesnikov/Coordination Center for .RU/.РФ
  • Ram Mohan/Afilias
  • Gerv Markham/Mozilla
  • Jordyn Buchanan/Google
  • Michael Thatcher/Microsoft
  • Rinalia Abdul Rahim/ALAC IDN WG
35 min total
Moderated Session Brad White/ICANN moderating 20 mins
Audience Q&A Open Microphone 20 mins
Closing Remarks Cyrus Namazi/ICANN 5 mins
Transcript to be provided

Archival Media

Title Item Type Language
TLD Universal Acceptance | Audio: Part 1 Audio Stream Archive English
TLD Universal Acceptance | Audio: Part 2 Audio Stream Archive English


Title Item Type File Size Language
TLD Universal Acceptance | Transcript Transcript [PDF 328.15 KB] English
TLD Universal Acceptance | Presentation Presentation [PDF 6.19 MB] English