[menog] [Invitation] DNS Industry in the Middle East | Tuesday 8 March | 16.30 - 18.00 UTC

Fahd Batayneh fahd.batayneh at icann.org
Tue Mar 8 12:00:33 UTC 2016

Friends and Colleagues,


You are cordially invited to attend the session entitled “DNS Industry in
the Middle East
<https://meetings.icann.org/en/marrakech55/schedule/tue-middle-east-dns> ”
on Tuesday 8 March (today) at 16.30 - 18.00 UTC.


This session will give an overview on the domain name industry in the Middle
East region. The session will shed light on the DNS Entrepreneurship Center
(DNS-EC) and the Middle East DNS Study, and what is needed from a regional
perspective to help progress this industry forward.


If you cannot attend in-person, remote participation is offered, and you can
find more details on it in the link at


The agenda for the session is as follows:



Agenda Item


Topics of Discussion

16.30 – 16.33

Welcome Note and Introduction

Baher Esmat | VP, Global Stakeholder Engagement, Middle East, ICANN

Set the scene for the session

16.33 – 16.43

Introduction to the DNS Entrepreneurship Center (DNS-EC)

Hadia El Miniawi | Director, DNS-EC

Talk about the DNS-EC, its objective, vision, mission, achievements, and
next steps

16.43 – 16.53

The DNS-EC Business Track

Tom Barrett | President, EnCirca Inc.

Talk about the various business related training programs held at the
center, share his thoughts about the region, and how he sees the way forward

16.53 – 17.03

The MEAC DNS Study

EURid Consortium

Share the findings of the MEAC DNS Study

17.03 – 17.13

Experience from a New gTLD Applicant - .شبكة

Mohammad Zeidan | General Manager, ARI MENA

Share experience as an IDN gTLD applicant, and how they see this business in
the region

17.13 – 17.23

The Registrar Business in the Middle East

Hamza Aboulfeth | CEO, Genious Communications

Share experience as a registrar, and how they see this business in the

17.23 – 17.58

Open Discussion



17.58 – 18.00

Closing Remarks

Baher Esmat | VP, Global Stakeholder Engagement, Middle East, ICANN

 Closing remarks and taking stock


We look forward to seeing you there either in-person or remotely.


Thank you,


Baher Esmat and Fahd Batayneh

Global Stakeholder Engagement, Middle East


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