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3rd ICANN APAC-TWNIC Engagement Forum to go live in hybrid: May 12-13

3rd ICANN APAC-TWNIC Engagement Forum to go live in hybrid: May 12-13
Heavyweight lineup to highlight the event, which will discuss global Internet governance issues, including domain names, URLs and security.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and Taiwan Network Information Center (TWNIC) will jointly hold the 3rd ICANN APAC-TWNIC Engagement Forum and the 37th TWNIC IP Open Policy Meeting on May 12 and 13 in both physical and online formats, offering an opportunity for stakeholders from industry, government, academia as well as the global community to re-visit the nature of the Internet and hold in-depth discussions on domain name system, IP addresses policies and cyber security. This event will put Taiwan, which is already a key player in cyber security in the Asia-Pacific region, in a strategic positon to respond to global Internet issues and further build a more secure and stable network environment.
ICANN is a global non-governmental and non-profit organization responsible for ensuring the stable and secure operation of the Internet's system of unique identifiers, including domain names, IP addresses and root server, taking responsibility for coordinating and securing stable interoperation of the global networks. With increased use of the Internet globally, the DNS abuse has become a more serious issue. ICANN and TWNIC are joining hands again to hold the 3rd ICANN APAC-TWNIC Engagement Forum. Through a format of discussion forum, focusing on the nature of Internet in the three aspects- Domain Name, IP address and cyber security, participants will have a chance to experience in-depth discussions on topics related to Internet and governance, such as DNS (Domain Name System), RPKI (Resource Public Key Infrastructure) and New gTLD (New generic Top-Level Domains) progress.
The forum has specially invited Dr. Vinton Cerf, the father of the Internet, to lead discussions on the nature of the Internet. Other leading speakers and VIP guests will include: Edmon Chung, CEO of DotAsia and ICANN Board Member; Akinori Maemura, General Manager of Internet Development Department of JPNIC and Board Director of ICANN; Andrew Sullivan, President and CEO of Internet Society; Wolfgang Kleinwaechter, Professor Emeritus of International Communication Policy and Regulation Department for Media and Information Studies, the University of Aarhus in Denmark; Paul Wilson, Director General of Asia Pacific Network Information Center; Audrey Tang, Minister without Portfolio at Executive Yuan; Wei-Chung Teng, Commissioner of National Communications Commission; Kuo-Wei Wu, Chairman of Taiwan Internet Governance Forum; Elizabeth Behsudi, Director of Domains & Jurisdiction Program, The Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network; and many others  experts and scholars at home and abroad are gathered to conduct in-depth discussions. In-depth and valuable dialogues on topics such as Internet public policy, Internet governance, privacy and cyber security will be conducted to further promote the stability and safe development of Taiwan's Internet industry.
Furthermore, the 37th TWNIC IP Open Policy Meeting (OPM) is as a parallel meeting with ICANN APAC-TWNIC Engagement Forum 2022. The IP OPM will provide great opportunities to the participants for the communication on the network technology research and industry development. It also brings together the opinions of various ISPs in Taiwan to provide relevant IP policies and management mechanisms.
The event will be held on May 12 and 13, 2022 at Howard Plaza Hotel Taipei, Taiwan with the live stream online. As event information is continuously being updated, everyone interested may follow the latest information on TWNIC’s official website and blog.
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