LACRALO Leads the Promotion of Universal Acceptance in the LAC Region

LOS ANGELES - 26 de abril de 2021

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The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and Latin American and Caribbean Islands Regional At-Large Organization (LACRALO) have partnered together to host a Universal Acceptance (UA) training series for the LAC community. The four sessions will be held throughout the month of May and provide participants with training in the technical aspects of UA and Email Address Internationalization (EAI). This initiative is part of ICANN's Regional Universal Acceptance Training Program.

To view the training schedule and register for a session, click here.

Universal Acceptance is key to achieving a digitally inclusive Internet by ensuring that all domain names and email addresses – regardless of script, language, or character length – are accepted equally by all Internet-enabled applications, devices, and systems. This includes supporting all country code top-level domains (ccTLDs), new and long generic top-level domains (gTLDs), and Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs).

The UA training series is a joint effort between LACRALO, ICANN, and the Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG), designed to increase UA awareness across the LAC region and engage with technical stakeholders directly. The sessions will provide software developers, programmers, email system administrators, and IT leaders in the region with the tools to make their own systems and applications UA-ready. Interpretation will be made available in Spanish and Portuguese.

LACRALO is one of the five Regional At-Large Organizations (RALO) that make up the At-Large community. It serves as the main forum and coordination point for public input to ICANN from the At-Large community in Latin America and the Caribbean and provides news and key resources to individuals and end-user groups.

"LACRALO is proud to be part of the global movement for Universal Acceptance, working alongside ICANN and the UASG," said Sylvia Herlein Leite, LACRALO IDN-UA Working Group Chair.

"LACRALO's commitment to increasing Universal Acceptance awareness across the LAC region is another exciting step in making UA a reality," said Sarmad Hussain, ICANN Sr. Director of IDN and UA Programs. "Partnerships with key organizations like LACRALO are essential in our efforts to promote the Universal Acceptance of domain names and email addresses, and we look forward to engaging with the local community."

LACRALO UA Training Program Schedule

Dates and times are subject to change.

Date Session Audience Description
4 May 2021 Introduction to UA General An introduction to the fundamentals of UA and EAI.
11 May 2021 EAI Configuration Technical (email and system administrators) A detailed training on how to configure email systems to support EAI.
18 May 2021 UA for Java Developers Technical (software developers) A detailed training on how to design and develop applications and systems to support UA.
25 May 2021 How to Engage in UA Activities General A session to discuss how participants can stay involved in UA efforts across the LAC region.

For more information on Universal Acceptance or the regional training programs, visit

If you are interested in partnering with ICANN on UA-related initiatives, please email

Acerca de la ICANN

La misión de la ICANN es ayudar a garantizar una Internet global, unificada, estable y segura. Para contactar a otra persona en Internet, debemos ingresar una dirección –un nombre o un número– en nuestra computadora u otro dispositivo. Esa dirección debe ser única para que las computadoras puedan localizarse unas a otras. La ICANN ayuda a coordinar y brindar soporte a estos identificadores únicos en todo el mundo. La ICANN fue creada en 1998 como una corporación de bien público y sin fines de lucro con una comunidad integrada por participantes de todo el mundo.