Thailand Universal Acceptance Webinar and Training Programs
In the past decades, since the earliest days of the Internet, the domain name system has changed a lot. Domain names can now contain local scripts other than Latin, and new top-level domain names, e.g. .online, .tech, .london .ไทย, .ລາວ, .中国. With these changes, email addresses have also changed.
Universal Acceptance is key to achieving a digitally inclusive Internet by ensuring that all domain names and email addresses – regardless of script, language or character length – are accepted (validated, processed, stored and displayed) equally by all Internet-enabled applications, devices and systems. This includes supporting all country code top-level domains (ccTLDs), new and long generic top-level domains (gTLDs) and Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs).
The rise of new domain names, including English and local languages, whether in Thai, Lao or Chinese, etc., is an important issue to support the continued expansion of the Internet. It narrows the language gap for people without English literacy and helps governments and community groups to better serve their communities.
THNIC Academy is organizing the “Universal Acceptance (UA) and Email Address Internationalization (EAI)” project in Thailand to raise awareness of the importance of UA for those involved in the public and private sectors as well as technicians, especially software website developers as well as system administrators. This project also aims to encourage related information system improvements so Thai domain names and email addresses can be received and used correctly.
|17 June 2021||Universal Acceptance: Its Impact and Opportunities for Thais||Public, Private sectors||A dialogue on how UA issues impact government and how best to address these issues and highlight opportunities by being UA-ready||Click|
|30 October 2021||WebPresso: Create Business Digital Identity||Public, Private sectors, businesses||UA-Ready:A dialogue on how UA issues impact the Thai community and how best to address these issues and highlight business opportunities by being UA-ready||Click|
|17 March 2021||Workshop on Setting up an Email Server with EAI Support||Technical (systems)||Detailed training on how to configure email systems to support EAI||Click|
|12 June 2021||Web development to support Universal Acceptance||Technical (web developers)||Detailed training on how to design and develop applications and systems to support UA||Click|
|21 August 2021||Programming to support Universal Acceptance||Technical (DevOps)||Detailed training on how to design and develop applications and systems to support UA||Click|
|9 September 2021||Technical (DevOps)||The GitHub Actions Hackathon is a four-week virtual hackathon. Individuals from all over the world will create and build Actions to submit anytime between March 5 and 31.||Click|