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Opportunities and Challenges in the Next Generation Internet: IPv6, Security and Privacy, Multilingualism and SEO

13-14 April 2010

  • Venue: Meeting Room S221, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
  • Co-located event: ICT Expo (13-16 April 2010)
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Day 1: IPv6, Security and Privacy

13 April 2010 (Tuesday)

09:00-09:30 Registration
09:30-10:20 Opening
  • Welcome Address :
    Mr Charles Mok, Chairman, Internet Society Hong Kong Chapter

Welcome Address & Highlight:

  • Securing the Future Growth of the Internet: Plan to Adopt IPv6 in 2010 - Hong Kong
    Mr Jeremy Godfrey, Government Chief Information Officer, OGCIO, HKSAR Government
  • ISOC Address :
    Mr Rajnesh D. Singh, Head, Regional Bureau for Asia, Internet Society
  • Executive Address :
    Dr. James Galvin, Director, Strategic Relationships and Technical Standards, Afilias
Morning Session – Enabling Future Growth : IPv6 is a Reality

The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority's (IANA) remaining IPv4 address pool has now dropped below 9%. It is projected that Regional Internet Registries' (RIR) such as APNIC's remaining IPv4 address pool will exhaust sometime in late 2012. Transitioning to IPv6 is a business continuity issue for many organizations. IPv6 deployment is progressing widely in ISPs globally. This will have significant impact to multi-stakeholders, such as content providers and enterprise users. This session will provide insightful information about how other regions and economies are supporting IPv6 transition through multi-stakeholder collaboration. This session will also provide useful and tangible information for small-to-medium ISPs about IPv6 transition and also to large ISPs about how to support enterprise customers’ transition to IPv6.

10:20-10:50 Supporting Evolution of the Internet Community: Overview of Efforts of the Internet Community’s Efforts to Transit to IPv6

Speaker : Mr Paul Wilson, Director General, APNIC (Asia-Pacific Network Information Centre)

10:50-11:05 Morning Break
11:05-13:15 How Japan organised their multi-stakeholder approach to cope
with IPv4 address exhaustion (A sample of multi-stakeholder approach)

Speaker : Mr MAEMURA Akinori, Task Force on IPv4 Address Exhaustion, Japan and General Manager Internet Development Department, JPNIC(Japan Network Information Center)

Small to Medium ISP’s Perspective on IPv6

Speaker : Speaker :Mr. Christian Dwinantyo, General Manager for IT Dept, D-NET, an ISP in Jakarta, Indonesia

Assisting Enterprise Customers: ISP Support Enterprise Customers During IPv6 Deployment

Speaker : Mr. Takeshi Tomochika, Manager, IP Technology Department, Business Network Service Division, NTT Communications Corporation, Japan

ISOC-HK’s Continuous Approach to Support IPv6 Transition

Speaker: Mr Che-Hoo Cheng, Convener, IPv6 Working Group, Internet Society Hong Kong Chapter

Panel Discussion

Moderator: Mr Charles Mok, Chairman, Internet Society Hong Kong Chapter

13:15-14:30 Lunch
Afternoon Session - Network Confidence, Security and Privacy of Online Registration Systems

There is a distinction between a trusted network and network security.  Security must be balanced and reinforced with user oriented privacy and user-managed identity to foster network confidence.  The Internet has become a mainstream platform for commercial and social communications.  Its naming system is a key navigational addressing system for the Internet.  Domain names are indispensable for users when moving from one place (i.e. website/page) to another on the Internet.  Security of this navigation and registration system therefore becomes a critical concern for end users.  Imagine thinking you are entering "" but in fact ended up arriving into a fraudulent site.  Privacy also becomes another consideration, especially given the nature that all registration data are publicly viewable, including the registrant's postal address, phone and email.  This session will explore security and privacy issues, such as phishing, of web addresses and what some of the solutions may be.

14:00-14:30 Registration
14:30-15:10 Network Confidence and ISOC's Trust & Identity Initiative

Speaker : J. Trent Adams, Outreach Specialist, Trust & Identity, Internet Society

15:10-15:25 Afternoon Break
15:35-17:35 DNSSEC Deployment: Relevance for End Users

Speaker : Dr. James Galvin, Director, Strategic Relationships and Technical Standards, Afilias

Abuse of the DNS: Protecting Users and Organizations from the Latest Phishing, Malware, and DNS Attacks

Speaker : Mr Rod Rasmussen, President and CTO, Internet Identity and Co-Chair, APWG Internet Policy Committee, US

WHOIS: Privacy and Abuse
Speaker : Mr Dave Piscitello, Senior Security Technologist, ICANN

How can user balance between privacy and security?
Speaker : Ms Cheryl Langdon-Orr, Chair of the ICANN At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) ) (via video)

Privacy or Security: Who are we protecting and what have we given up

Speaker : Mr Chester Soong, Member, Asian Advisory Board, (ISC)2

Panel Discussion

Moderator: Mr Chester Soong, Member, Asian Advisory Board, (ISC)2


Day 2: Multilingualism and SEO

14 April 2010 (Wednesday)

Morning Session – Multilingualism and Internet Navigation

The Internet is a global phenomenon. In support of its continued global development, it has become critical for its core navigation system to become multilingual. Internationalized Domain Names (IDN), or sometimes called multilingual domain names, is the next generation Internet navigation system that would allow website addresses to be expressed in any language, such as Chinese, Japanese, Korean and others (and not confined to English alphanumeric characters e.g. ""). IDN holds the promise to bring the Internet to the rest of the world whose primary language is not English. Multilingual domain names will mean local businesses can finally establish their own brand name, and do so potentially in their own local language. This session will explore the development and deployment of multilingual domain name technologies across the Internet and how it will impact Internet users socially and commercially around the world.

09:00-09:30 Registration
09:30-10:20 Opening Session
  • Welcome Address
    Mr Charles Mok, Chairman, Internet Society Hong Kong Chapter
  • Multilingualism and the Internet
    Mr Rajnesh D. Singh, Head, Regional Bureau for Asia, Internet Society
10:20-11:20 Social Impact of Introduction of IDN ccTLD & gTLDs

Speaker : Ms Tina Dam, Senior Director, IDNs, ICANN (via video)

IDN ccTLD Fast Track and China

Speaker : Mr. Li Guang Hao, Director, International Affairs, CNNIC (China Internet Network Information Center )

11:20-11:35 Morning Break
11:35-13:15 Japanese IDN and Search Navigation in Japan

Speaker : Mr Hiro Hotta, Director, JPRS (Japan Registry Services)

IDN policies and social development in Asia

Speaker : Mr Ching Chiao, VP Community Relations, DotAsia Organisation

Panel Discussion
Moderator: Mr Edmon Chung, CEO, DotAsia Organisation

13:15-14:30 Lunch
Afternoon Session - Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Business Identities

One of the keys to successful online initiatives is the ability to drive traffic to your website. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is one of the key tools for driving traffic. The utilization of web addresses for driving traffic through search engine optimization has become an important tool for online businesses. Pioneered by domain name investors, the technique is now utilized by large companies in US and Europe to support marketing campaigns and product launches. Asian enterprises have been slow in the adoption of domain names, and has been even further behind in leveraging the use of portfolios of domain names for search engine optimization and reaching users. This session will explore the importance of online presence for SMEs (small medium enterprises) and large businesses alike, and how industry can help in raising awareness and best practices among SMEs in Asia.

14:00-14:30 Registrations
14:30-16:30 Domain Names: an important Investment for SMEs

Speaker : Mr Hirokatsu Ohigashi, Executive Director, GMO Registry, Japan

Strategic Domain Portfolio, SEO and Traffic Development

Speaker : Mr Morgan Linton, President, Linton Investments (Domain investor), US (via video)

How to Engage your Customers through SEO and Social Media

Speaker : Ms Melodie Tao, Social Media Consultant and Online Marketing Educator, US

SEO in the Asia Internet Domain

Speaker: Ms Leona Chen-Birkner, Director of Registrar & Community Relations

Panel Discussion

Moderator: Mr Edmon Chung, CEO, DotAsia Organisation
16:30-17:15 Networking Opportunity (Coffee and snacks)