[UA-discuss] UA Plans for the next 3 months

Rishi Maudhub Rishi.Maudhub at centralnic.com
Mon Nov 16 15:31:24 UTC 2015

Also, just to note that the Jan dates overlap slightly with the NamesCon 
event in Las Vegas. That event is gaining momentum with a heavy number 
of folks touted to attend. If possible, we should avoid overlap 
especially with major industry events in different time zones...

On 16/11/2015 15:26, Rishi Maudhub wrote:
> Thanks Ram,
> As part of the plans for the upcoming year may I suggest a soft event 
> schedule with locations and timings. I would encourage timings that 
> rotate for the global audience of the group.
> Best, Rishi
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> On 13/11/2015 21:34, Ram Mohan wrote:
>> Folks,
>> It’s been a few weeks since the UA group met virtually and in person 
>> in Dublin, sustaining the momentum and drive that has made this 
>> effort an important and community supported initiative that is going 
>> from strength to strength.
>> In the next few weeks, I will provide an update of the activities to 
>> date, and of the plans that we are making for the upcoming year. In 
>> 2016, the UA effort must move from effort to effect, and demonstrate 
>> the outcomes of the hard work of the many volunteers contributing.
>> I’m updating my 2014 blog post on CircleID on Universal Acceptance 
>> [More Problems Crop Up With Universal Acceptance of Top Level Domains 
>> <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140207_more_problems_crop_up_universal_acceptance_of_top_level_domains/>] 
>> – Christian Dawson has volunteered to help. *If you have data 
>> regarding problems or successes with UA in your TLD, please send me 
>> an email.* Brent London is making progress on the Technical topics, 
>> and Mark Svancarek is kicking off the metrics component. Rich 
>> Merdinger & Christian are focusing on outreach and communications 
>> efforts for 2016. Dennis Tan & Dusan Stojicevic are concentrating on 
>> the IDN and EAI pieces, an area that overlaps the work that Brent is 
>> doing.
>> We are planning to kick off 2016 with a face to face meeting on 
>> January 14 and 15 in Washington DC, and will take up the kind offer 
>> from ICANN to host at their downtown DC offices. As is our norm, 
>> there will be an open conference bridge, and the meeting will be 
>> recorded. _Those who would like to attend in person should inform 
>> Don_ cc’ing me about your intent to attend. The conference room in DC 
>> holds about 20 people comfortably, and 25 in a stretch.
>> As you know, the work we are doing is not possible without your 
>> attention, energy and ability. We are grateful for the work you are 
>> already doing, and we need more of it in the year coming up.
>> Regards,
>> Ram
>> Chair, UASG
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