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Internet Infrastructure and Governance

Internationalisation of the Internet

Internationalisation of the Internet means making it accessible and usable in multiple languages and non-ASCII language scripts, for example, Cyrillic for Russian and Hangul for Korean.

Now, challenges to create an even more linguistically diverse, inclusive, and globally interoperable Internet need to be addressed. A linguistically diverse Internet will facilitate new Internet users, while the global aspect brings up questions of jurisdiction and data and information flows. We can help you develop technical expertise and policy strategy to address the growing list of challenges of an internationalised Internet.

Our Expertise

We have unique hands-on experience with the practical issues of Internet internationalisation such as security and interoperability – for example, name confusion – in an effective and pragmatic way. We are excited about the potential for IDNs to drive local Internet involvement and expertise, and clear-eyed about how to make this happen.

We provide advice, training and support on the following topics and related areas:

  • Internationalised Domain Names (IDN) implementation including internationalised email
  • IDN usability and universal acceptance
  • Country-focused adoption of IDN to grow local language content, leadership and technical expertise
  • Connecting the next billion – policies and technical solutions for infrastructure and local content
  • Localised domain name market analysis and solutions

How We Can Help

We can help organisations in a number of different ways including:

  • Engagement strategies for international organisations such as IETF, WSIS, and ICANN, to strengthen local connectivity.
  • Building policies and structures that support local infrastructure development, online content, and DNS market growth.
  • Identifying barriers to connectivity and Internet usage.
  • Strengthening local infrastructure and economies through regional and local comparative analysis.
  • 5-day Master Class in Internet Governance and Policy, either in the UK or tailored and provided directly to your organisation.

If you are interested in learning more about what our team of experts can provide for you, please contact us and we will be happy to discuss in more detail.