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SAVE THE DATE: ICANN to Host Middle East DNS Forum 2023

7 March 2023

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The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will host the Middle East Domain Name System (DNS) Forum on 9 and 10 May 2023 in Istanbul, Republic of Türkiye. The forum will offer a closer look at the evolving DNS ecosystem and provide an opportunity for meaningful discussions among stakeholders and interested parties from the region and elsewhere.

This 2023 hybrid event will bring together experts from industry, network and service providers, policymakers, and non-government organizations to discuss the latest developments in areas relating to, or that may affect, the DNS such as cybersecurity, the multilingual Internet, and applicable regulations and legislation. The forum also offers all participants an excellent opportunity for networking and collaboration.

To register for the forum, click here. More information on the agenda and speakers will be made available soon.

The Middle East DNS Forum is an annual event that provides opportunities to learn about new developments in DNS-related topics and technologies, and to help shape the future of the Internet by getting involved with ICANN. The forum was created to help support the regional domain name industry, and has been one key component of the ICANN's regional engagement plan.

To learn about the Middle East DNS forum, visit www.mednsf.org.


ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a nonprofit public benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.