21 April 2023
Universal Acceptance Technical Training Day
The geoTLD.group & eco – Association of the Internet Industry
invite you to a full day Universal Acceptance Training.
The geoTLD.group with the assistance of eco - Association is organising a full day Universal Acceptance Training in Köln (Cologne) on 21 April 2023. The workshop will provide a general introduction to Universal Acceptance, why it matters, and how it can be achieved. The technical training will showcase tools and solutions for UA in programming and software development.
Presentations will be in German & English; German will be the main working language for the training.
The workshop will be fully hybrid and we encourage online participation if you’re not able to join us in Cologne.
The morning session is for anyone interested in the topic of Universal Acceptance of domain names and email addresses; the training (afternoon) targets technical profiles involved in the design or writing of software.
This Universal Acceptance Technical training is organised with the support of the
Universal Acceptance Steering Group
- 9:30 am CEST
- Registration, Coffee & Networking
- 10:00 am CEST
Opening Remarks & Introductions
Ronald Schwärzler, CEO, dotKoeln GmbH (.koeln/.cologne), Treasurer of the geoTLD.groupTheresa Swinehart, SVP, Global Domains and Strategy, Co-Deputy to the President and CEO, ICANN OrgLars Steffen, Director eco International, eco Association
- 10:30 am CEST
Universal Acceptance - Introduction & Awareness
Gabriella Schittek, Global Stakeholder Engagement Senior Manager – Nordic and Central Europe, ICANN OrgLars Steffen, Director eco International, eco Association
- 13:00 pm CEST
- 14:00 pm CEST
Hands-on Technical Training - Universal Acceptance
Michael Bauland, Senior Systems Architect, Knipp Medien und Kommunikation GmbH
- - TANGO Registry System & CORE Gateway UA Tests
- - Universal Acceptance Tools & Support
- - Open discussion & exchange of experiences
- 17:00 pm CEST
- Closing remarks & Networking
CEO, dotKoeln GmbH (.koeln/.cologne)
Treasurer of the geoTLD.group
Global Stakeholder Engagement Senior Manager – Nordic and Central Europe, ICANN Org
Director eco International, eco Association
SVP, Global Domains and Strategy, Co-Deputy to the President and CEO
Legal Counsel, Fundació puntCAT (.cat)
Chairman of the geoTLD.group
CEO, PUNTUEUS (.eus)
Vice Chair of the geoTLD.group
50825 Cologne, Germany
Entrance: Oskar-Jäger-Strasse 170
What is Universal Acceptance?
Universal Acceptance (UA) ensures that all domain names and email addresses are treated equally and can be used by all Internet-enabled applications, devices and systems.
Achieving Universal Acceptance ensures that everyone has the ability to navigate and communicate on the Internet using the domain name and email address that best aligns with their interests, business, culture, language, and script.
geoTLDs & Universal Acceptance
geoTLDs are expressions of digital identities for cities, regions, language and culture. They contribute to the creation of a more diverse and inclusive internet ecosystem.
Universal Acceptance solves practical issues with software and applications that are not yet updated to recognise and process domain names and email addresses of their choice because they are longer, don’t use a two- or three letter TLD, or use IDNs.