Day 1 – November 18Day 2 – November 19

12:00 – 12:30
(GMT +4)

Plenary Opening

Maarten Botterman, ICANN Board Chair
Ekaterine Kubusidze, Ministry of Economy
Merab Katamadze, Georgian National Communications Commission
Revaz Kopaladze, Caucasus Online CEO
Teimuraz Lordkipanidze, Greennet

12:30 – 13:30
(GMT +4)

Business Continuity for Registries: A Regional Approach

2020 was a tough year for the domain industry. The session will explore how regional registries approached 2020 and the measures they have taken to maintain business continuity.

Andrey Vorobyev, ccTLD .RU
Pavel Gusev, KAZNIC
Irina Danelia, ccTLD .RU
Svitlana Tkachenko, Hostmaster UA
Yuri Korytin,

13:30 – 14:00Break

14:00 – 15:00
(GMT +4)

A Closer Look at the Georgian Domain Market

During this session registry, registrars, and governmental bodies will discuss the latest trends in the Georgian domain market. Key market players will share their view on their business strategies, registration rules, marketing, and the latest technical solutions.

Mzia Gogilashvili, Georgian National Communications Commission
David Birman,
Katarina Gevorgyan, GlobalR
Sandro Karumidze, ccTLD .GE Advisory Board

15:00 – 15:30
(GMT +4)

UA regional digest

Presentation by Sarmad Hussain and updates on the Universal Acceptance Local Initiative plans.

Sarmad Hussain, ICANN
Maria Kolesnikova, ccTLD .RU
Konstantin Karosanidze, Cloud9

12:00 – 13:30
(GMT +4)

Internet Ecosystem and the Future of the DNS

The DNS is a fundamental technology that lays in the basis of the Internet. Over the years, we have seen more examples of its applications in a wide range of technical systems. This session will look at how the DNS will cope with the latest innovations, such as 5G, Internet of Things, and Digital Object Architecture (DOA).

Toma Gavrichenkov, Qrator Labs
Yurii Kargapolov, UANIC
Kurt Pritz, .ART
Oleg Ermakov, MTS
Gleb Pyzhov, Association of IoT

13:30 – 14:00
(GMT +4)

Keynote: ICANN ITHI and the Health of the DNS

This session will present the latest on ICANN’s Identifier Technology Health Indicators (ITHI)

Alain Durand, ICANN

14:00 – 14:30Break

14:30 – 15:30
(GMT +4)

Cybersecurity in the DNS

This session will look at the latest attempts securing the DNS in the face of modern cyberthreats.

Mikhail Anisimov, ICANN
Irakli Shavgulidze, Greennet
Giorgi Iashvili, GISA
Grigory Saginyan, .AM
Giorgi Gurgenidze

15:30 – 16:00
(GMT +4)

Final remarks and forum closing

Danko Jevtović, ICANN

14:30 – 16:40
(GMT +4)
November 19

Lightning talks

Experts will speak briefly on the latest breakthroughs in technologies used by the modern domain industry.

Dušan Stojičević, Chairman of ICANN’s Cyrillic Generation Panel, member of Universal Acceptance Steering Group
IDN Email – behind the scenes

Olga Makarova, MTS
DNS: operator’s view

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