Universal Acceptance (UA) Day

Universal Acceptance (UA) Day is an opportunity to rally local, regional, and global communities and organizations worldwide to spread general UA awareness and encourage UA adoption with key stakeholders.

Event Details (To Be Updated)

  • Where:

    Dhaka, Bangladesh (To be held hybrid in person, virtually).

  • When:

    28 March 2023

  • Time:

    9.30 AM- 1.30 PM (GMT+6)

  • Introduction (9.30 AM-10.15 AM):

    ICANN Ecosystem, Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs), Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG), At-Large Community.

  • Duration:

    45 Mins

  • Speaker


  • Session 1 (10.30AM-11.30AM): Awareness, Promotional Activities :

    Presentation on Awareness & Promotional Video about Universal Acceptance (UA)

  • Duration:

    1 Hour

  • Speaker


  • Session 2 (11.45 PM-1.15PM): Technical Capacity Building:

    Technical Overview with a panel discussion about UA initiative, scope, opportunity, and challenges.

  • Duration:

    1 Hour

  • Speaker


  • Closing Session: 15 Mins


ISOC Bangladesh Dhaka Chapter will invite all concerned stakeholders including Technical, Academia, Government, Business, Journalists, and end users to build awareness & capacity about UA in the ICANN ecosystem.

What is UA?

UA is a technical requirement that ensures all valid domain names and email addresses can be used by all Internet-enabled applications, devices, and systems. While the DNS has changed in recent years, the checks used by many software applications to validate domain names and email addresses remain outdated. Many systems do not recognize or appropriately process new domain names. These domain names include new generic top-level domains (e.g., .photography), Internationalized Domain Names (e.g., উএডে.বাংলা, एमईआईटीवाई.सरकार.भारत/, 红螺寺.网址, صحة.مصر, стопкоронавирус.рф), and country code top-level domains (e.g., .ไทย). In addition, not all online portals are primed for the opening of a user account with a related email address, which is why awareness of and support for UA is critical for a truly global, multilingual Internet.

Benefits of UA

There are currently more than five billion active Internet users, and at least one billion more are expected to come online. Achieving UA for all valid domain names and email addresses is crucial to enabling consumer choice and digital inclusivity for all users. In addition, there are important economic and social benefits of supporting multilingual Internet users in their ability to access and connect to ecommerce, local communities and governments, as well as to embrace and proliferate cultural traditions through language.


The UASG is a community-led initiative that was formed in 2015 and funded by ICANN. It consists of representatives from more than 120 companies, governments, and community groups. The UASG works to raise awareness of the importance of UA globally, provide free resources to organizations to help them become UA-ready, and measure the progress of UA adoption. To learn more, visit https://uasg.tech/.


ICANN’s mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a nonprofit public benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world. To learn more, visit https://www.icann.org/

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