The Domain Name System (DNS) has changed dramatically over the last decade. There are now more than 1,200 active generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs) representing many different scripts and character strings of varying length (e.g., .дети, .london, .engineering). There are also more than 60 Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) country code top-level domains (ccTLDs) representing global communities online in native scripts (e.g., .ไทย).
Universal Acceptance (UA) is the cornerstone to a digitally inclusive and open Internet because it ensures all domain names and email addresses – in any language, script, or new or long TLD (e.g., .在线, .photography) – are accepted equally by all Internet-enabled applications, devices, and systems.
The DNS will soon face another boom of Top-Level Domains with the next round of New gTLD program launching. To make sure your applications/systems are compatible, competitive and inclusive, learn about how to become UA-ready now!
What could you get in this Universal Acceptance Track?
- Technical Overview on the requirements & standards of Universal Acceptance
- A hands-on programming (Java & Python) and coding tutorials to make your apps/systems UA-ready
- A technical know-how on Email Address Internationalization (EAI)
- Sharing of Open Sources Projects on Universal Acceptance
- Introduction to the Readiness framework for developers
- Other relevant RFCs, tools and resources available
Ben Cheng is a young entrepreneur in IT industry, Co-founder of Oursky, and Board of Directors of Internet Society Hong Kong.
His award-winning team Oursky have launched a number of apps with over 3 Million downloads on both iOS and Android platforms. Their apps have also been featured as Best of the week / Best of 2013 by Apple, among other prestigious apps.
Since 2008, Ben and his team create quality web and mobile apps for small businesses and consumer users through consultation, design and agile coding. They also develop in-house products such as FormX.ai, Authgear, Pandaform.com, Retain.cc, FileSQ.com with great passion.