ICANN CTO flags off Asia tour; to interact with Indian technocrats

NEW DELHI: The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Chief Technology Officer (CTO) David Conrad has kicked off a four-city Asia tour to engage regional stakeholders and technical community today.

Conrad is visiting China, India, Japan and Singapore over two weeks. He will be meeting regional stakeholders to share information about ICANN’s technical role in the domain name ecosystem, and explore potential partnership opportunities in the technical field. He will also visit major technology firms and research institutions to better understand key regional technological developments.

“The mission of my office is to constantly improve knowledge and technical operation of the unique identifiers of the domain name system that ICANN helps to coordinate. This tour is very much in support of that fact-finding and knowledge sharing mission,” said David Conrad, ICANN CTO.

“I used to live in Asia and appreciate the creativity and innovation that emerges from this region. I’m hoping to find some ‘hidden gems’ and opportunities to collaborate in areas such as further improving the security, stability and resiliency of the Internet’s global identifier systems,” he continued.

During the visit, Conrad will meet with regional ICANN community representatives including government, contracted parties, technical community and academia to discuss topics such as: Domain Name System (DNS) security and DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC).

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