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Inaugural Asia Pacific Domain Name System Forum To Be Held Virtually

Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced that the Asia Pacific (APAC) region’s first Domain Name System (DNS) Forum will be conducted virtually due to the continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Jointly organized by ICANN and MYNIC Berhad, the event will now take place from 29 to 31 March 2022.

Themed “Beyond Technology: The Revolution of DNS,” the APAC DNS Forum 2022 will feature discussions ranging from technical topics to industry trends and business opportunities, as well as the potential impacts of regulatory, policy, and technological developments on the DNS industry.

While all sessions will be conducted virtually, plans are made for local participants in Malaysia to physically attend the opening ceremony in Kuala Lumpur on 29 March 2022.

“It is unfortunate that we are unable to bring the regional community together in person for the inaugural APAC DNS Forum,” said Jia-Rong Low, Vice President, Stakeholder Engagement and Managing Director, of ICANN Asia Pacific. “However, we remain hopeful that we can gather together in the later part of the year for the 75th ICANN Public Meeting, which is planned to take place in Kuala Lumpur in September.”

“Domain name system (DNS) has always been one of the main components that defines the Internet.  With the emergence and exponential growth of the global digital economy, the Internet and domain names are becoming critical in ensuring businesses survive the new millennium.

As with traditional brick and mortal business that relies on physical channels and marketing mediums, new businesses are leveraging on the online facilities to build their digital brand name through the usage of domain names to establish themselves in building trust and assurance for the customer to conduct business with them with confidence,” said Datuk Hasnul Fadhly Hasan, Chief Executive Officer, MYNIC Berhad.

In preparation for the event, the APAC DNS Forum 2022 is calling for session proposals. Community members are welcome to submit their proposals to by 28 February 2022 (Mon) 23:59 UTC. More information can be found on the event website.

Event sponsorship opportunities (here) are also available.

Participants are welcome to register here for the Forum. The one-time registration provides access to all Forum sessions, including the pre-event monthly webinar series leading up to the actual Forum. The final pre-event webinar, titled “The Future of the DNS”, is scheduled for 4 March 2022.


MYNIC is the official .MY domain registry recognized by ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers). MYNIC provides Malaysian organizations and individuals their unique brand identity on the Internet. As an agency under the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia (KKMM), MYNIC is dedicated to helping Malaysians reach out to the world via the use of .MY domain names. MYNIC registers .MY domain names that represent who customers are, what they are offering, and where they are located to create a professional brand which brings value to them.


ICANN’s mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a nonprofit public benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.

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