Armenian Rep. Becomes Leader at ICANN

Siranush Vardanyan speaks to a reported at ICANN 50 in London

YEREVAN (Arka)—Armenia’s representative to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Siranush Vardanyan became a leader of her regional department of the organization, the Internet Society of Armenia’s deputy director Grigory Saghian said following his return from a pivotal ICANN international conference in London.

ICANN is the governing body for Internet domain names and other naming and numbering conventions. The non-profit organization recently made news after announcing a host of proposed changes to the domain name system, including the introduction of a plethora of new suffixes like .wine and .London, some of which have produced controversy.

Grigory Saghian recently announced that Armenian authorities have applied to ICANN for the ability of using the Armenian alphabet in internet domain names and URL’s.

The 50th ICANN meeting was held in London from June 22 to 26.

Siranush Vardanyan has been appointed as vice chairwoman of a committee in ICANN’s Asia-Pacific regional department, Saghian said.

Siranush Vardanyan was coordinator of Project Harmony in Armenia from 2000 to 2008.


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