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ICANN Fellowship Participants | ICANN75

The following individuals had been selected to participate in ICANN75 to be held 17-22 September in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Asia Pacific.

Name Country or region of residence Working sector and/or area of interest
Abakar Abdramane Moustapha Chad, Republic of Civil Society (Participate Virtually)
Abdullah Cemil Akcam Turkey ccTLD Operations, Technical
Abdullah Qamar Pakistan Academia
Ahmad Zia Yousufi Afghanistan Academia, Civil Society, Business & Commerce, Technical
Amina Ramallan Nigeria Internet End User, Technical
Annett Onchana Kenya Academia, Civil Society, Business & Commerce, Security
Ayaovi Olevie Agbenyo Kouami Senegal Civil Society, Technical
Chokri Ben Romdhane Tunisia Academia, Civil Society, Technical
Dedlyne Cloiseau Haiti Civil Society (Participate Virtually)
Eunice Alejandra Perez Coello Mexico Academia, Internet End User
Gabriel Msabila Karsan Tanzania, United Republic of Civil Society, Technical
Gbééré Achille Eye Benin Academia, Civil Society, Security
Giannina Raffo United States of America Civil Society, Technical
Gratiela Mihaela Dumitrescu Romania Civil Society (Participate Virtually)
Hafiz Farooq Saudi Arabia Business & Commerce, Security
I-Ping Pan Taipei Academia, ICANN Contracted Party
Jeremy Bernick United States of America Academia, Civil Society, Technical
Kapil Goyal India Academia, Civil Society, Technical, Security
Lavish Mawuena Mensah Ghana Civil Society, Internet End User
Leif Sawyer United States of America ICANN contracted party, Internet service providers and connectivity providers, Security
Levy Syanseke Zambia Civil Society
Lilian Kamara Uganda Academia, Civil Society, Technical
Liubomir Nikiforov Spain Academia
Mohamed Elnour Abdelhafez Fadul Malaysia ccTLD Operations, Civil Society
Mouloud Khelif Switzerland Academia, Business & Commerce
Nabeel Yasin Mohammed Amin Yemen ccTLD Operations, ICANN contracted party, Intellectual property
Naeem Uddin Pakistan ICANN contracted party, Intellectual property, Internet service providers and connectivity providers, Technical, Security
Namra Naseer Pakistan Academia
Oscar Giudice Uruguay Academia, Civil Society, Technical, Security
Pavel Farhan Thailand Civil Society, Technical
Peter Mmbando Tanzania, United Republic of Civil Society
Puteri Ameena Hishammuddin Malaysia Civil Society, Technical
Sangai Moliwulo Liberia ccTLD Operations, Technical, Security
Sávyo Vinícius de Morais Brazil Academia, Technical Security
Sudha Bhuvaneswari Narayanaswamy India Academia, Internet End User
Udeep Baral Nepal Civil Society
Zeina Bou Harb Lebanon ccTLD Operations, Internet Service Providers and Connectivity Providers (Participate Virtually)

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


  • Jenifer Lopez – ccNSO
  • Christopher Disspain – GNSO
  • Kristina Hakobyan – GAC
  • Afifa Abbas – RSSAC
  • Lilian Ivette De Luque Bruges – 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."