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Working Towards a Multilingual and Digitally Inclusive Internet: FY21 Progress and Looking Ahead
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

Working Towards a Multilingual and Digitally Inclusive Internet: FY21 Progress and Looking Ahead

By Ajay Data, UASG Chair Since 2015, the Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG) has been working to make the Internet more inclusive for users around the world...

Learn How You Can Help Build a More Digitally Inclusive Internet
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

Learn How You Can Help Build a More Digitally Inclusive Internet

This blog was originally published on icann.org. By Sarmad Hussain, Senior Director, UA and IDN Programs The Universal Acceptance (UA) of all valid domain names...

UASG Adds Spam Filter Testing to Evaluation of Internationalized Email Support Among Global Systems
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

UASG Adds Spam Filter Testing to Evaluation of Internationalized Email Support Among Global Systems

By the Email Address Internationalization (EAI) Working Group The UASG’s most recent evaluation (UASG030A), conducted by Standcore LLC, has expanded testing ofUASG...

GitHub Pilot Identifies Most Relevant Coding Libraries for the Universal Acceptance of Domain Names and Email Addresses
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

GitHub Pilot Identifies Most Relevant Coding Libraries for the Universal Acceptance of Domain Names and Email Addresses

By Mark W. Datysgeld, Director at Governance Primer, UASG Member  In partnership with the Governance Primer and the Brazilian Association of Software CompaniesGitHub...

Test Your Email Provider’s Support for Digital Inclusivity
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

Test Your Email Provider’s Support for Digital Inclusivity

By the Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG) Do you know if your email provider is digitally inclusive? Can you send email to and receive email from any valid...

Global Internet Leaders Chart a Path Forward to Achieve Universal Acceptance – UA Insights from ICANN71 Prep Week
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

Global Internet Leaders Chart a Path Forward to Achieve Universal Acceptance – UA Insights from ICANN71 Prep Week

By the UASG Communications Working Group The Universal Acceptance (UA) Community Update during ICANN71 Prep Week (1-3 June 2021) – which preceded the ICANN Virtual...

Supporting a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Internet Through Email Address Internationalization (EAI) – How Coremail and THNIC Made it a Reality
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

Supporting a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Internet Through Email Address Internationalization (EAI) – How Coremail and THNIC Made it a Reality

Since the first online message was sent in 1971, email has evolved to become a mainstay in how we communicate. However, while people around the globe have beenSupporting...

WordPress and Its Plugins Support Internationalized Domain Names, but Barriers Remain for Internationalized Email Addresses
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

WordPress and Its Plugins Support Internationalized Domain Names, but Barriers Remain for Internationalized Email Addresses

By the UASG Measurement Working Group The Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG) completed a UA-readiness evaluation of the content management system (CMS)WordPress...

ICANN70 Showcases Universal Acceptance (UA) Progress
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

ICANN70 Showcases Universal Acceptance (UA) Progress

During the ICANN70 Virtual Community Forum (22-25 March) and Prep Week (8-11 March), two Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG) sessions highlighted the progress...

Join the UASG at ICANN70
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

Join the UASG at ICANN70

The Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG) will be hosting two sessions during ICANN70 Prep Week and ICANN70 Virtual Community Forum, providing updates on UA...

UASG Finds Promising Results for Internationalized Email Support Among Global Systems
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

UASG Finds Promising Results for Internationalized Email Support Among Global Systems

By UASG Email Address Internationalization (EAI) Working Group - January 2021 Since its invention in 1971, sending and receiving emails has become cornerstone for...

Looking Back and Planning Ahead for Supporting a Diverse and Global Internet Universal Acceptance (UA) Readiness
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

Looking Back and Planning Ahead for Supporting a Diverse and Global Internet Universal Acceptance (UA) Readiness

By Dr. Ajay Data, Chair of the UASG January 2021 2020 was a year unlike any other. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Internet has provided people a...

UASG Announces New Working Group Leadership for 2021
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

UASG Announces New Working Group Leadership for 2021

The Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG) Administrative Group is pleased to announce the UA working group leadership selections for the 2021 term (1 January...

ICANN69 Highlights Universal Acceptance Initiatives and Global Momentum
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

ICANN69 Highlights Universal Acceptance Initiatives and Global Momentum

During the ICANN69 Virtual Annual General Meeting, the Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG) hosted three sessions focused on Universal Acceptance (UA). Session...

Support for Email Addresses in Local Languages Grows with Major Tech Companies
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

Support for Email Addresses in Local Languages Grows with Major Tech Companies

By Mark Svancarek, Chair, EAI Working GroupMany people around the world are currently excluded from experiencing the full benefits of the Internet simply because...

Making Global Progress Towards an #Internet4All | Universal Acceptance Local Initiatives
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

Making Global Progress Towards an #Internet4All | Universal Acceptance Local Initiatives

By Ajay Data, UASG Chair - 29 October 2020 Throughout the year, the Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG) spearheads global projects that raise awarenessMaking...

You’re Invited to the UA FY21 Action Plan Webinar
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

You’re Invited to the UA FY21 Action Plan Webinar

The Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG) will be holding a webinar to discuss the UA Fiscal Year 2021 Action Plan on Thursday, 20 August at 14:00 UTC (time...

UASG Welcomes Six New UA Ambassadors
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

UASG Welcomes Six New UA Ambassadors

By Ajay Data, Chair of the UASG The Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG) is proud to welcome six new UA Ambassadors into the UASG Ambassador Program for FY21...

Now Available: Country-Based Evaluation of Websites for Acceptance of Email Addresses in 2020
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

Now Available: Country-Based Evaluation of Websites for Acceptance of Email Addresses in 2020

The Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG) has published a new country-based evaluation of email acceptance rates based upon previous testing of the top 1,000...

Task Force on Arabic script IDNs
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

Task Force on Arabic script IDNs

In our 2014 World Report on IDNs, we reported on the work of ICANN’s Task Force on Arabic script IDNs, an initiative of the Middle East Strategy Working Group.Task...
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