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Barcelona 2018 Fellowship Participants

Photo of Fellowship Participants
  • Adetola Sogbesan – Nigeria – Business - Coach
  • Ahmad Alsadeh – Palestine – Academic, Security
  • Alfredo Calderon-Serrano – Puerto Rico – Academic - Coach
  • Amrita Choudhury – India – Civil Society – Coach and Booth Lead
  • Carlos Leal – Nicaragua – Academic
  • Claudio Neto – Portugal – Civil Society, Academic – Coach and Booth Lead
  • Hashim Nouman – Pakistan – Technical
  • Ioana Florina Stupariu – Romania – Academic, Civil Society - Coach
  • Janos Szurdi – Unites States – Academic
  • Jean Nahum Constant – Haiti – ccTLD Operations, Technical
  • Jinhe Liu – China – Academic
  • Jose Alberto Barrueto Rodrigez – Cuba - Government
  • Kanaan Ngutu – Kiribati – Government
  • Kateryna Oliinyk – Ukraine – Intellectual Property, Legal Services - Coach
  • Kristina Hakobyan – Armenia – ccTLD Operations
  • Lia Patricia Hernandez Perez – Panama – Civil Society
  • Lilian Ivette De Luque Bruges – Colombia – Internet End User, Security
  • Louise Marie Hurel Silva Dias – Brazil – Academic
  • Marcelo Corrales – Paraguay – Intellectual Property, Legal Services
  • Matthias Markus Hudobnik – Austria – Civil Society, Legal Services, Academic
  • Michael Casadevall – United States – Technical
  • Michael Illishebo – Zambia – Security, Technical - Coach
  • Mikhail Komarov – Russian Federation – Academic
  • Mili Semlani – India – Civil Society
  • Mohamed S.H. Abuabed – Saudi Arabia – Technical
  • Mohammed Yousif – Sudan – Government
  • Moipone Mhlekwa – Lesotho – Government, Intellectual Property
  • Oliana Sula – Albania – Academic
  • Omar Mansoor Ansari – Afghanistan – Business
  • Opetaia Simati – Tuvalu – ccTLD Operations, Internet End User
  • Radhika Cherie Lagakali – Fiji – Business, Technical
  • Ratu Ruveni Waqanitoga – Fiji – ccTLD Operations
  • Rudolph Daniel – Saint Vincent And The Grenadines – Civil Society
  • Salvador Camacho Hernandez – Mexico – Intellectual Property, Legal Services - Coach
  • Sanja Simonova - Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic Of – ccTLD Operations, Technical
  • Shaila Sharmin – Bangladesh – Technical
  • Thanh Nguyen Van – Viet Nam – Government
  • Valentina Stadnic – Moldova, Republic of – ccTLD Operations, Security
  • Varsha Sewlal – South Africa – Legal Services
  • Violet Rose Ningakun – Papua New Guinea – Academic
  • Vitor Daniel Genovez Horita – Brazil – Business
Domain Name System
Internationalized Domain Name ,IDN,"IDNs are domain names that include characters used in the local representation of languages that are not written with the twenty-six letters of the basic Latin alphabet ""a-z"". An IDN can contain Latin letters with diacritical marks, as required by many European languages, or may consist of characters from non-Latin scripts such as Arabic or Chinese. Many languages also use other types of digits than the European ""0-9"". The basic Latin alphabet together with the European-Arabic digits are, for the purpose of domain names, termed ""ASCII characters"" (ASCII = American Standard Code for Information Interchange). These are also included in the broader range of ""Unicode characters"" that provides the basis for IDNs. The ""hostname rule"" requires that all domain names of the type under consideration here are stored in the DNS using only the ASCII characters listed above, with the one further addition of the hyphen ""-"". The Unicode form of an IDN therefore requires special encoding before it is entered into the DNS. The following terminology is used when distinguishing between these forms: A domain name consists of a series of ""labels"" (separated by ""dots""). The ASCII form of an IDN label is termed an ""A-label"". All operations defined in the DNS protocol use A-labels exclusively. The Unicode form, which a user expects to be displayed, is termed a ""U-label"". The difference may be illustrated with the Hindi word for ""test"" — परीका — appearing here as a U-label would (in the Devanagari script). A special form of ""ASCII compatible encoding"" (abbreviated ACE) is applied to this to produce the corresponding A-label: xn--11b5bs1di. A domain name that only includes ASCII letters, digits, and hyphens is termed an ""LDH label"". Although the definitions of A-labels and LDH-labels overlap, a name consisting exclusively of LDH labels, such as"""" is not an IDN."