6th Middle East DNS Forum

Dubai, UAE

20-21 February 2019

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This year’s edition of the Middle East DNS Forum (MEDNSF) will be held in conjunction with APTLD75 in Dubai, UAE. The collaboration allows for joint sessions, as well as access to the MEDNSF participants to attend APTLD75 public sessions of interest.

Your registration for MEDNSF will allow you to attend APTLD75 public sessions only.

The Middle East DNS Forum brings together field experts and affected parties to discuss the latest developments in the global domain marketplace and ways to strengthen the DNS industry in the Middle East. The DNS forum offers participants opportunities to:


Network with other stakeholders and industry experts



Discuss business, technical, and policy aspects of the industry


Understanding of ICANN’s role in shaping the future of internet


Learn new approaches to establish and expand online presence



Participants representing various sectors from across the Middle East region and the world will be leading discussions highlighting opportunities in the Middle East Domain Name industry and looking at ways to strengthen the digital presence in the region.


Who Should Attend?

Individuals and organizations interested in the domain industry and related business. Registries, registrars, resellers, web hosting companies, Internet service providers, network operators, brand managers, digital marketers, entrepreneurs, intellectual property professionals, commercial and non-commercial registrants, and end users.

This is an opportunity to:

  • GROW
    Learn about approaches to establishing and growing your online presence
    Hear about recent developments and top trends in the global domain industry from ICANN leadership and industry experts
    Discuss various business, technical and policy aspects of the industry
    Meet with ICANN leadership, policy makers, industry leaders, business owners, and technical experts


Keynote Speakers:

  • H. E. Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori | Director General of Telecommunications
    Regulatory Authority, UAE
  • Ai-Chin Lu | Chairwomen of the Board, APTLD
  • Cherine Chalaby | Chairman of the Board of Directors, ICANN
  • Chris Buckridge | Director, External Relations, RIPE NCC


Media Contacts

Luna Madi
Communications Director, EMEA
Istanbul, Turkey
Tel: +90 533 0313505
Email: luna.madi@icann.org

Buket Coskuner
Global Communications Coordinator
Istanbul, Turkey
Tel: +90 533 4876254
Email: buket.coskuner@icann.org







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 into your computer or other device – a name or a number. 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 not-for-profit public-benefit corporation and a community with participants from all over the world.