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ICANN76 Fellowship Program Participants – 2023 Hybrid Community Forum

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Photo of Fellowship Participants from ICANN 76
Name Country or region of residence Working sector and/or area of interest
Amine Hacha Lebanon Business & Commerce, Technical, Security
Ananya Singh India Academia
Andrey Aleynikov Russian Federation Academia, ccTLD Operations, Intellectual Property
Armen Muradyan Armenia Business & Commerce, ccTLD Operations, Internet Service Providers and Connectivity Providers, Technical
Asma Awad Sudan ccTLD Operations, Internet Service Providers and Connectivity Providers, Technical
Bendjedid Rachad Sanoussi Ghana

Academia, Civil Society, Technical, Security

Recipient of Paul Muchene Fellow Award

Bibi Rookayya Gulmahamed Canada Academia, Business & Commerce, Internet Service Providers and Connectivity Providers
Bukola Oronti Nigeria

Academia, Technical

Recipient of Tarek Kamel Fellowship Recognition

Cindyneia Ramos Cantanhede Brazil Academia, Civil Society, Intellectual Property
Daniel Mondragón Costa Rica Academia, ccTLD Operations, Internet Service Providers and Connectivity Providers, Technical
Felix Uribe United States of America Academia
Firuz Azimov Tajikistan Academia, Internet Service Providers Connectivity Providers
Harish Chowdhary India Academia, Civil Society, Technical, Security
Jacques Rodrigue Guiguemde Burkina Faso Business & Commerce, Government and Intergovernmental Organization
Jemesa Lave Fiji Internet End User, Security
Jan Batzner Germany Academia, Technical
Jeng-Wei Lin Taipei, Chinese Academia, Technical
Jn Wadsonley NORD Haiti Academia, Civil Society
June Okal Kenya Academia, Civil Society
Keolebogile Rantsetse Botswana Academia, Internet End User, Security
Matthew Nguyen Singapore Civil Society
Michael Tili Papua New Guinea Business & Commerce, Civil Society, Technical
Namra Naseer Pakistan Academia
Neli Odishvili Georgia Academia, Civil Society, Security
Nicolas Fiumarelli Uruguay Civil Society, Technical Security
Oliver Risteski North Macedonia Civil Society, Security
Omar Shuran Libya Civil Society
Paloma Rocillo Rolim do Carmo Brazil Academia, Civil Society
Razoana Moslam Australia Academia, Civil Society, Intellectual Property
Reema Moussa United States of America Business & Commerce, Civil Society, Intellectual Property, Security
Ron O. Pinder Bahamas Business & Commerce, Intellectual Property, Security
Salyou Fanny Cote d'Ivoire Intellectual Property, Internet Service Providers and Connectivity Providers, Technical
Sami Mohamed Ali Bahrain ccTLD Operations
Setondji Hounzandji France Academia, Technical, Security
Stephen Dakyi Ghana Civil Society
Vallarie Yiega Kenya Academia, Business & Commerce, Intellectual Property
Victor Ryan Biran Trinidad and Tobago Intellectual Property, Internet Service Providers and Connectivity Providers, Technical

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."