FICCI - Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry
Universal Acceptance (UA) is a fundamental requirement for a truly multilingual and digitally inclusive Internet. UA ensures that all domain names, including long new TLDs and IDNs, and email addresses are treated equally and can be used by all Internet-enabled applications, devices, and systems. By allowing the users to work through the internet with their own possible identities and local language, it helps everyone in accessing the internet in their own possible and comfortable way so that the technology reaches everywhere and the country can progress in a better direction. Universal Acceptance provides the gateway to the next billion Internet users.
As we see in the long run UA will be of great benefit, as it will help the companies to excel in the long run and reach new heights and will further ensure that their systems and services will function continuously expanding and evolving domain namespaces. When an organisation is UA-ready, email addresses in any script from any domain name can be used. UA-ready websites, applications, and services lead to better user experiences and enhanced reach.
For more details about the UA, please visit ICANN website:https://www.icann.org/ua#:~:text=Universal%20Acceptance%20(UA)%20is%20a,applications%2C%20devices%2C%20and%20systems.
FICCI-ILIA UA Local India Initiative
As FICCI-ILIA also works for the sustainable development of the Indic Internet and Language Technology Sector of India, FICCI-ILIA supported by ICANN has launch FICCI-ILIA UA Local India Initiative. The prime objective of this initiative is to promote Universal Acceptance in India so that more and more people can come online and leverage inter in their local languages. Some of our key UA initiatives are:
FICCI-ILIA UASG Technical Workshop
FICCI-ILAI UA Working Group Meetings
May 11, 2020