Ai-Chin Lu is the Vice Executive Director at Taiwan Network Information Center (TWNIC), managing Taiwan’s ccTLDs, .tw and .台灣. Ai-Chin has been associated with TWNIC since 1998. She played a major role in creating the .tw/.台灣 registration guidelines and led the coordination of domain name registration system, and DN Dispute Resolution Services.
She also serves as the Co-Secretary of the Chinese Domain Name Consortium (CDNC). She is also a member of the Joint Engineering Team. Before joining to TWNIC, Ai-Chin worked at the Computer Center of the Ministry of Education and the Institute for Information Industry. She holds M.Sc. in Computer Science from University of Missouri-Rolla in USA.
Erhan Karabardak is a senior lawyer, and trademark attorney. Erhan is recognised as a leading trademark and domain name professional and is regularly engaged to provide expert advice and commentary on trademark and domain name issues. He acts for a range of clients both Australian and internationally based, including well-known global brands. With over 20 years’ experience.
He recognised as a leading expert in domain name law and has run some of the leading cases in this area. Erhan has represented some of the world’s largest domain name portfolio holders, and has served as a director and board member of the .au Domain Administration (auDA), Australia’s domain name regulator since 2012, where he is currently Deputy Chairman.
Boyoung Kim is in charge of domestic/international relations at KRNIC (Korea Network Information
Center) of KISA (Korea Internet & Security Agency).
Boyoung joined KISA in 2012 and since then has been involved in developing both domestic and
international policy for domain name and Internet governance.
She has been participating in ICANN as a GAC representative since 2014, a historic year in Internet
governance. As a GAC representative of Korea, she has followed up various issues, such as IANA
transition, new gTLD policy, WHOIS policy, etc. and shared these findings with the Korean community
to improve .kr ccTLD policy and to give insight into ICANN policy in the public policy aspect. For
recent few years, she’s participated in the RZ-LGR process as a member of KGP (Korean Generation
Also, she has been involved in capacity building programs for the local and Asia Pacific community.
She has been involved in organizing APIGA(Asia Pacific Internet Governance Academy) and helped
setting up a Korean youth community, VoY@IG (Voice of Youth at Internet Governance), participating
as a mentor.
Anlei Hu, the Chief Security Officer of CNNIC, is currently responsible for the operation of ccTLD (.CN and .中国) and new gTLD （.公司 and .网络）, as well as the security of technical system in CNNIC. He also acts as the guest professor in Computer Network Information Center of Chinese Academy of Sciences. He has:
· Over 16-year work experience in CNNIC and domain name industry
· A solid technical background, owing master’s degree in computer science, familiar with SRS, DNS, WHOIS and other cutting-edge technologies in domain name and network security
· Rich experience in domain name business and promotion, participating in IDN promotion works
· Strong leadership and communication skill
· International outlook and intimate connection with registries, registrars and other domain name communities
Anlei have accumulated solid experience in the management of domain name business and established an international outlook for leading edge technology related during his tenure as a CNNIC leading member.
Majored in Computer science and having worked in CNNIC for over 16 years since 2004, Anlei has a strong technical background, owing senior engineer’s title. As the head of the department for technical research and development, he led a series of project, including: 1) the establishment, development and maintenance of the global service platform for “.CN” “.中国” ccTLD and its assorted software system; 2) the adoption of ISMS in CNNIC; 3) the SRS, DNS and WHOIS service system with full accessibility for the first time.
In recent 5 years, Anlei is charge of the management and operation of domain name business, achieving a sound success. He devoted himself to the optimization of the SRS as channel to provide registration service, the innovation of the domain name products and services, as well as the promotion of Chinese IDN. Under his effort, the registration number of “.CN” has remained the first place in ccTLDs worldwide for five years, amounting to the major income of CNNIC’, which braces CNNIC’s wide involvement in domain name society’s affairs.
Anlei also established friendly and cooperative relations with both registries and registrars, accumulating rich experience of international communication by organizing and attending domain name conferences. He keeps his participation in ICANN, GDD, DNS-OARC every year. Under his leadership, CNNIC builds correlation and keeps on good terms with ICANN Cooperation Center (Beijng), China local registrars and registries all over the world.
Isobel Egerton was a senior lawyer until commencing the role of Assistant Domain Name Commissioner at .nz in March 2021.
Isobel’s prior legal practice included commercial and litigation work in private practice; work as a junior barrister at Harbour Chambers, and for New Zealand’s Crown Law Office. Most recently, Isobel worked for 10 years in-house for the New Zealand Police providing corporate and investigative advice. Isobel has significant expertise in privacy law, the law of search and suveillance and public law. Isobel has worked on counter-terrorism investigations and law reform; on Police’s approach to hate crime; and Police referrals of objectionable publications.
Isobel lead the lanuch of the Domain Name Commission’s Online Dispute Resolution platform and is currently the Interim Domain Name Commissioner at .nz.
Mr. Rajiv Kumar has two Post Graduate degrees to his credit. He is
Masters of Science (Radio Physics and Electronics) and also Master of
Computer Applications. Mr. Rajiv Kumar is also a Diploma holder in Cyber
Internet Governance Capacity Building.
Rajiv is heading ccTLD business in India which has 2.5 million ccTLD
users. He has a credit in getting approval of IDN ccTLD in 22 languages in
India which is a unique achievement by country internationally.
Rajiv is an expert in DNSSEC and IPv6. He was an active member of Neo-
Brahmi Script Generation Panel. Rajiv has attended and contributed in
several sessions of ICANN, IGF, APTLD and ISOC and APNIC. He is a
well face in International Internet community. At present he is a Vice Chair
of Universally Acceptance Group of ICANN.
As APTLD Board Member, Rajiv would like to ensure that desire and
aspirations of Asia Pacific Community in Internet Governance and also
Policy making are effectively represented not only in APTLD but also in
ccNSO and ICANN at large. Mr. Rajiv was also like to contribute in capacity
building in nearby under developed countries like Bangladesh, Cambodia,
Nepal, Maldives etc. His vision is to ensure affordability and availability of
Internet to every citizen in Asia Pacific Region.
Ms. Thuy holds a Master of Electronics and Communications industry from Hanoi University of Science and Technology.
For 20 years working in the industry, she earned variety experience in Internet resources management and development. She is the main contributor to the regulatory, compliance, dispute resolution and development policy of the .VN domain. Before her appointment as Director of Cooperation & Internet Resources Management, she had 8 years of working as a technical staff for .VN ccTLD, as well as NIR of the Asia - Pacific region for Vietnam.
Ms. Thuy has initiated and contributed to many projects that brought Viet Nam to be in the first place in ASEAN with highest ccTLD registration, the 8th place in the world with highest IPv6 adoption rate, including:
- Main contributor for formulating development and management policy of “.VN” domain during its development.
- Main contributor for the implementation of .VN IDN in Viet Nam; assisting in the development and promotion of a multilingual Internet using IDNs in Viet Nam and the region.
- Active member of Viet Nam IPv6 Task Force, developing and initiating Viet Nam’s IPv6 Action Plan (for the period of 2011-2019).
- Consultant for Viet Nam’s IPv6 for Gov Program (for the period of 2021 – 2025).
- The lead of IPv6 field in the project “ASEAN Smart ICT Ecosystem” (2019-2020). The project aims to assessing challenges in IPv6 adoption in ASEAN, design Architecture for the ASEAN Smart Cities platforms with due consideration on the Use of ICT for DDRM System and the availability of a secure, scalable, and connectable TCP/IP address identifiers.
She has also engaged actively in various international Internet forums and WGs (APTLD, APNIC, ccNSO…), contributing to the promotion and development of Internet in the region.
Yuri Takamatsu currently works as International Affairs Leader at JPRS, which manages and operates Japanese Top level domain “.JP”. Her main job is to research policy affairs related to domain names (especially ccTLD-related issues) and to share the trends and hot topics internal to JPRS and also to the local/global community. She also works as JPRS’ contact point for Japanese government. Furthermore, she is a member of the M-Root DNS deployment project.
[Domain name related activities]
She joined JPRS in 2011. Her first role was to research the policy development process (PDP) of gTLD at ICANN and to report about the mechanism and substance of ICANN’s PDP’s from a registrar’s view. In 2012, she moved her arena from gTLD to ccTLD and started to participate in APTLD meetings and ICANN meetings.
Since 2015, she joined the discussion to establish Japanese Label Generation rules as a secretariat at the beginning, and later as one of the active members. She also joins ccPDP4 Working Group, which is chartered to propose policies for the selection of Internationalized Domain Name ccTLD (IDN ccTLD) strings and their variant management. Utilizing the experience of creating Japanese RZ-LGR, she has been active in the working group.
In 2020, she joined the ccNSO meeting program committee and contributed to the discussion about planning various events that aim to share the information and/or to make lively discussion during the event.
Regarding APTLD activities, she also served as a Host member of APTLD67 which was held in Fukuoka/Japan in 2015. In 2020, she also contributed as a member of the Secretariat Performance Review Working Group.
Since 2014, she has been active in the discussion in Japan about Internet Governance (IG) related issues which includes the base set to form the body to discuss IG topics, planning public events to make them aware of IG issues, and stimulating them to join further discussion in the global arena. Also, she joined several IGF meetings and joined reporting events for the Japanese community with other members who are from other sectors, such as private sector, government, and others.
JPRS has operated M-Root DNS Server jointly with WIDE Project since 2005. Since 2020, JPRS and WIDE Project started to deploy M-Root DNS services in the Asia Pacific and beyond in cooperation with APNIC to improve performance and resiliency of the Internet usage in the AP region by enhancing Root DNS service. She has been involved from the beginning and has led the discussion since then.