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ICANN70 Fellowship Program Participants - 2021 March Virtual Community Forum

Photo of Fellowship Participants from ICANN 70


Name Country or region of residence Working sector and/or area of interest
Abigael Guirlande Francisque Haiti Civil Society
Afi Edoh Togo Academia, Internet End User, Security, Technical
Amine Hacha Lebanon Business & Commerce, Civil Society, Security, Technical
Clement Genty France Academia, Internet End User
Eduardo Tome Honduras ccTLD Operations
Eric Mwobobia Kenya Business & Commerce, Technical
Firuz Azimov Tajikistan Internet Service and Connectivity Providers, Security, Technical
Giannina Raffo United States Civil Society
Godfred Ahuma Unites States Internet Service and Connectivity Providers, Technical
Ihtisham Khalid Pakistan Technical
Jonathan Perceval Haiti Civil Society
Keolebogile Rantsetse Botswana Academia
Koupam Malick Alassane Benin Academia, Internet End User, Security, Technical
MD Imran Hossen Bangladesh Business & Commerce, Security
Michel Arbrouet Unites States Academia
Mohamed Fadul Sudan Academia, ccTLD Operations, Civil Society, Security
Muhammad Altaf Pakistan Academia, Security, Technical
Priyatosh Jana India Academia, Internet End User, Technical
Raymond Selorm Mamattah Ghana Internet End User
Savyo Vinicius de Morais Brazil Academia, Security, Technical
SeyedAlizera Vaziri Iran, Islamic Republic of Security, Technical
Svitlana Tkachenko Ukraine ccTLD Operations, Intellectual Property, Technical

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


  • Alejandra Reynoso Barral – ccNSO
  • Amr Elsadr – GNSO
  • Mistura Aruna – GAC
  • Rao Naveed Bin Rais – RSSAC
  • Alfredo Calderon – 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."