ICANN has recently joined with the APTLD to create a joint UA training program for members of the APAC region.Â Â The program consists of monthly webinars starting in January 2021. See more information from ICANN announcement. In the first training, the APAC-EAI-IG mailing listÂ firstname.lastname@example.orgÂ has been promoted. here:Â https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2021-01-06-en
The hackathon to setup EAI email servers has been organized within THNG Camp #10 at the Sirindhorn International Environmental Park, Cha-am, Phetchaburi, THAILAND on 21 December 2020. The camp was designed under the concept of âInternet Governance & Hackathonâ. The concepts of Internet Governance, in general, were shared and discussed. The Hackathon activity was based on participants solving an assigned Email Address Internationalized problem by using their team’s multi-skills to develop and promote web sites. There are 44 participants who joined the activity. The problems that the teams >> āļāđāļēāļāđāļāļīāđāļĄāđāļāļīāļĄ
December 2020, Dr. Photchanan Ratanajaipan, Executive Director, THNIC Foundation, shared experiences on .āđāļāļĒ IDN ccTLD management in the Online Strategic workshop and guidelines to promote the use of IDN and IDN ccTLDs among ASEAN Community 9th December 2020, Vientiane, Lao PDR. See workshop website.
November 12, 2020, Photchanan Ratanajaipan, Thailand UA Local Initiative coordinator, shared THNIC experiences in EAI and IDN Email Service Solutions in TWIGF 2020. The session, Email Address Internationalization (EAI): Working Together Towards a More Linguistically Inclusive and Diverse Internet, moderated by ICANN and TWNIC.
Thaiware Co., Ltd. was certified for its .āđāļāļĒ UA-Ready websites https://thaiware.com and https:.//thaiware.co.th, since February 2020. The company has modified its email server and web application to be able to accept and process EAI email addresses and allowed member registration using Thai email addresses. Due to the COVID-19 situation, the certificate was late delivered on on September 29, 2020.
It is the the first online EAI Hackathon in Thailand, during the COVID-19 lock down. The activity aimed for enhancing the knowledge to the partipants from THNG#9 camp. The hackathon participants received problems from real word businesses to set up UA-Ready web and email servers.