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

Richard Merdinger rmerdinger at godaddy.com
Mon Nov 16 19:04:54 UTC 2015

I will be attending both NamesCon and the scheduled meeting.  Have already booked travel based on these dates and prefer to not move it unless there is a compelling reason.  Going forward, absolutely flexible.


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Subject: Re: [UA-discuss] UA Plans for the next 3 months

FWIW, I am OK with the dates and location proposed, but I am pretty flexible and will be able to adjust.

These dates are bad for me:

·         Thanksgiving to end of year.  My daughter is in town for holidays, so minimizing travel is very desirable.

Days with meetings or events I must attend and can’t move:

·         NOV 27, DEC 01, DEC 15, JAN 20, JAN 21, FEB 16, FEB 23, FEB 29

Everything else is OK.

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Subject: Re: [UA-discuss] UA Plans for the next 3 months

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:
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<https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3a%2f%2fwww.circleid.com%2fposts%2f20140207_more_problems_crop_up_universal_acceptance_of_top_level_domains%2f&data=01%7c01%7cmarksv%40microsoft.com%7c2c1f125bfe5943c7ff1308d2ee9b3bd2%7c72f988bf86f141af91ab2d7cd011db47%7c1&sdata=lLxfqIwr4GSnSggU9lWb1Ca5L8PX095L%2fBW1bNGqT0U%3d>] – 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.

Chair, UASG

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