Universal Acceptance Day - #Internet4all

22 March 2023
Tuesday, March 28, marks the first "Universal Acceptance Day" worldwide. Universal Acceptance (UA) is about all valid domain names and e-mail addresses working in all software applications.

UA regards new TLDs (for example, those with more than 2 or 3 characters such as .amsterdam), as well as domain names and email addresses with non-latin characters (such as straße.de, example.ελ or überhaupt@example.nl).

On March 28 the Dutch Internet Standards Platform is organising an open dialogue meeting on UA with participants from ICANN, SIDN, and the Dutch National Office for Identity Data (RvIG), among others. The goal is to gain a better understanding of the issues, as well as possible solutions and actions.

"Universal Acceptance is a foundational requirement for a truly global, multilingual Internet," said ICANN Interim President and CEO Sally Costerton. "The first-ever UA Day will help bring this to fruition by creating awareness of UA and providing the tools needed to ensure that all Internet-enabled applications, devices, and systems work with all valid domain names and email addresses."

For more information:

  • https://uasg.tech/ua-day/
  • https://www.icann.org/ua