Agreement between Qatar and ICANN to boost domain names


HE Dr. Hessa Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of Communication and Information Technology, and Fadi Chehadé, President of ICANN, signing the MoU.

Doha: The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (ictQatar) and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) signed a Memorandum of Understanding during the high-level government meeting at the 50th Public Meeting of ICANN in London.
The MoU, signed by HE Dr. Hessa Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of Communication and Information Technology, and Fadi Chehadé, President of ICANN, focuses on all parties involved agreeing to cooperate for the purpose to support the development of the domain name industry and internationalized domain names (such as those in Arabic script) in the region, as well as to promote the multi-stakeholder model of Internet governance.
“We are delighted to have a strategic partnership with ICANN to strengthen our national efforts to position Qatar as a leading player in the global digital economy. Qatar will also support ICANN’s multi-stakeholder model and globalization efforts to ensure the Internet remains open and accessible to all,” Dr. Al Jaber said on the occasion.
Addressing the ICANN High-Level Government Meeting, Dr Al-Jaber said the US government’s decision to transfer its oversight function from the Internet Numbers Authority (IANA) to the global multistakeholder community and the internationalization of ICANN’s functions is a historic event. moment of Internet evolution and governance. “We look forward to this new management model which will preserve the essential critical functions of the Internet, which should be global, transparent, multi-party and free from control by a single entity”, added the Minister.
The meeting brought together about 30 ministers from around the world. The signing of this MoU underscores ICANN’s continued regional engagement among various stakeholders, in promoting the DNS industry and the multi-stakeholder approach to Internet governance at national levels, regional and global.
The meeting brought together about 30 ministers from around the world. The signing of this MoU underscores ICANN’s continued regional engagement among various stakeholders, in promoting the DNS industry and the multi-stakeholder approach to Internet governance at national levels, regional and global.
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