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

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