Istanbul, Turkey – The third Turkey Domain Name System (DNS) Forum kicks off tomorrow in Istanbul from 15-16 February. The Forum is organized by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) & sponsored by IHS Telekom. It will bring together interested participants with key players in the domain name field, to discuss current topics in Turkey’s industry. Representatives from ICANN, the Government of Turkey & IHS Telekom will provide welcoming remarks.
Launched in 2014, the Forum aims to connect interested parties with global experts & key players in the industry, update Turkish stakeholders on the latest developments at ICANN, & educate & inform attendees on the DNS industry in general.
From “Websites and Social Media in Turkey” to “DNS & Cybersecurity”, the two-day forum will cover various sessions in which over 20 speakers will present & discuss current topics in Internet governance & DNS. The forum is also a great opportunity to find out about latest trends in the domain name industry, posing new venture areas for DNS industry professionals.
“The Turkey DNS Forum is an essential platform as it is unique in bringing together all NGOs, private sector & government organizations forming the DNS ecosystem of Turkey. As one of the leading DNS providers, IHS Telekom is happy to support the Forum.”
Emre Sayın, Founder and CEO, IHS Telekom
Legal issues such as domain name legal aspects as well as data protection & IP laws in Turkey will also be covered, during the second day of the Forum. Legal experts will hold an IP Law & Data Protection Law tutorial at the end of the event.
ICANN, as an international organization, has relationships with international Internet stakeholders & is looking to extend regional engagement and cooperation with these stakeholders here in Turkey to complement its work around the worldwide.
“As the domain name market in Turkey continues to evolve, we are seeing more interest from across the community in discussing various business, technical & legal issues related to the DNS. The Turkey DNS Forum is the place for the community to come together to exchange views not only on past experiences & key current issues, but also the prospects of the industry in the years ahead.”
Baher Esmat, VP of Intercontinental Stakeholder Engagement in the Middle East, ICANN
Participants from ICANN, other Internet organizations, registries, registrars, registrants, country code Top Level Domain (ccTLDs), new generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) applicants, policy makers, Internet service providers, IT businesses, brand owners & legal firms, academics & civil society will attend the event in an effort to share experiences and best practices.
The forum is open to anyone interested in issues pertaining to the domain name industry & the business opportunities it can provide, & engage with key players and experts in the field. ICANN continuously works on building relationships with the Turkish community to generate understanding on the potential of the domain name industry, & assist with the development of local expertise & know-how in different aspects of the domain name ecosystem.
For more information, please visit the event website at www.turkeydnsforum.org.
Communications Director, EMEA
Tel: +44 7780947574
Global Communications Coordinator, EMEA
Tel: +90 533 4876254
ICANN’s mission is to help ensure a stable, secure & unified international Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address into your computer or other device – a name or a number. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate & support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation & a community with participants from all over the intercontinental.
For more information, please visit: www.icann.org