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ICANN Fellowship Participants | ICANN66

The following individuals had been selected to participate in ICANN66 to be held 2-7 November 2019 in Montréal, Canada, North America.

Name Country or region of residence Working sector and/or area of interest
Abdel Gaffar Ouro-Agoro Togo Academia, ccTLD Operations, Internet End User
Andrii Nabok Ukraine Government or Intergovernmental Organization
Austin Ruckstuhl United States Academia, Civil Society
Benjamin Akintunbe Akinmoyeje Nigeria Academia, Internet End User
Decima Corea Saint Vincent And The Grenadines Internet End User
Elizabeth Orembo Kenya Academia, Civil Society
Fidya Shabrina Indonesia Business & Commerce, Civil Society
Gabriel Jimenez-Barron Puerto Rico Academia, Internet End User
Isaura Mariel Aranda Ortellado Paraguay Civil Society, Security, Technical
Jean Nahum Constant Haiti ccTLD Operations, Technical
Jenifer Lopez Panama ccTLD Operations, Technical
Katarine Gevorgyan Armenia ccTLD Operations
Lilian Kamara Uganda Internet End User
Maria Juliana Lopera Gomez Colombia Government or Intergovernmental Organization
Mariana Palma Vidotti De Andrade Brazil Internet Service and Connectivity Providers
Martin Dlouhy Czech Republic Business & Commerce, Security, Technical
Mary Rose Rontal Philippines Business & Commerce, Intellectual Property
Mili Semlani India Civil Society, Internet End User
Mohamed Yazid Akanho Benin Civil Society, Security, Technical
Mohit Batra India ccTLD Operations, Security, Technical
Natalia Dulkowska Poland Intellectual Property
Nikesh B Simmandree Mauritius Technical
Oreoluwa Abiodun Lesi Nigeria Civil Society
Rocio Agustina de la Fuente Argentina ccTLD Operations
Rolla Hamza Egypt, Arab Republic of Government or Intergovernmental Organization
Suada Hadzovic Bosnia and Herzegovina Government or Intergovernmental Organization
Viviane Gomes Vinagre Brazil Academia, Intellectual Property
Oreoluwa Abiodun Lesi Nigeria Civil Society

Note: All information above is self-reported by applicants.


  • Alejandra Reynoso Barral – ccNSO
  • Andrew Mack – GNSO
  • Mistura Aruna – GAC
  • Rao Naveed Bin Rais – RSSAC
  • Sarah Kiden – At-Large
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."