By Ajay Data, UASG Chair – 29 October 2020
Throughout the year, the Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG) spearheads global projects that raise awareness of Universal Acceptance (UA) and seek to achieve a multilingual and inclusive Internet, one that ensures all domain names and email addresses – in any language, script, or character length (e.g., .рф, .ভারত, .PHOTOGRAPHY) – are accepted equally by all Internet-enabled applications, devices, and systems. Among these core projects are the UA local initiatives, which are led by community groups and stakeholders around the world. Members of local initiatives closely collaborate with UASG leadership, UA working groups, and the ICANN organization to address UA-readiness.
Recently, the UASG established local initiatives in China and Thailand to make progress towards an #Internet4All.
THNIC has planned many beneficial educational opportunities, including engaging with developers and administrators from local stakeholders and raising their awareness about UA, Thai IDNs and Thai EAI, as well as the benefits for end users. THNIC also plans to develop EAI training materials in the Thai language and organize hackathons on how to set up EAI email servers and apply internationalized email addresses in applications.
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