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Montréal 2019 Fellowship Participants

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Name Country or region of residence Working sector and/or area of interest

Abdel Gaffar Ouro-Agoro


Academia, ccTLD Operations, Internet End User

Andrii Nabok


Government or Intergovernmental Organization

Austin Ruckstuhl

United States

Academia, Civil Society

Benjamin Akintunbe Akinmoyeje


Academia, Internet End User

Decima Corea

Saint Vincent And The Grenadines

Internet End User

Elizabeth Orembo


Academia, Civil Society

Fidya Shabrina


Business & Commerce, Civil Society

Gabriel Jimenez-Barron

Puerto Rico

Academia, Internet End User

Isaura Mariel Aranda Ortellado


Civil Society, Security, Technical

Jacob Odame-Baiden


Civil Society, Internet End User

Jean Nahum Constant


ccTLD Operations, Technical

Jenifer Lopez


ccTLD Operations, Technical

Katarine Gevorgyan


ccTLD Operations

Lilian Kamara


Internet End User

Maria Juliana Lopera Gomez


Government or Intergovernmental Organization

Mariana Palma Vidotti De Andrade


Internet Service and Connectivity Providers

Martin Dlouhy

Czech Republic

Business & Commerce, Security, Technical

Mary Rose Rontal


Business & Commerce, Intellectual Property

Mili Semlani


Civil Society, Internet End User

Mohamed Yazid Akanho


Civil Society, Security, Technical

Mohit Batra


ccTLD Operations, Security, Technical

Natalia Dulkowska


Intellectual Property

Nikesh B Simmandree



Oreoluwa Abiodun Lesi


Civil Society

Rocio Agustina de la Fuente


ccTLD Operations

Rolla Hamza

Egypt, Arab Republic of

Government or Intergovernmental Organization

Suada Hadzovic

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Government or Intergovernmental Organization

Viviane Gomes Vinagre


Academia, Intellectual Property

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."