Dr Ajay Data, founder & CEO of Data XGen Plus and a global leader in email linguistic services has taken the seat as a council member of Country Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO) at the ICANN63 (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) meet in Barcelona, Spain recently and will represent the Asia-Pacific regions for a two-year term. He was announced as the first Indian to be a member of ccNSO in early July this year.
On taking up the position at the ICANN63 meet in Spain, Dr Ajay Data said, “It is a moment of immense pride for me to be able to represent the Asia Pacific regions in the ccNSO council of ICANN”.
On this occasion, Dr Ajay Data also announced the launch of email services in French language, empowering people to freely communicate in the language of their choice and comfort.
He further added that this position provides us the opportunity to bring forward topical issues of concern of Top-Level Domains for India (like .in; .bharat) from a global perspective.
“Approximately 170 countries are members of the ccNSO and it provides an opportunity to discuss the future of internet. Single character TLD, IDN, Policy and Name innovation are the key areas of my interest and I look forward to empowering people across the globe with the freedom of language”, says Dr Ajay Data.
The Country Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO) of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is the policy-development body for global issues related to country code top-level domains (ccTLD) within the ICANN structure. The members of ccNSO, which is ICANN’s policy development body for ccTLD issues, are all country code Top Level Domain (TLD) operators from around the world.
The Nomination Committee had received a total of 109 applications: 19 from Africa; 25 from Asia Pacific; 21 from Europe; 13 from Latin America and the Caribbean; and 31 from North America. There were 33 female and 76 male applicants. Several applicants applied for more than one position.
ICANN meetings provide the opportunity for an internationally diverse group of individuals and organisations to come together to discuss and develop policies for the Internet naming systems. ICANN’s international meetings have been a staple of ICANN’s multi-stakeholder bottom-up consensus-building model since its formation in 1998.
Dr Ajay Data is a young techno commercial Founder & CEO of multiple technology companies. His hard work, visionary approach, belief in team work and techno-business thinking made Data Infosys Limited most successful IT company and achieved him most liked and looked upon entrepreneur. His innovation and execution of software products like BharatSync, XgenPlus, Spamjaoo, DATAMAIL has got users world over and won multiple patents. He has been credited for giving access to the world for internationalised email address in 19 languages including Cyrillic, Arabic, Thai, Mandarin, Korean and 15 Indian languages, which is available through DataMail app. Making a modest start on April 18, 1999 as Rajasthan’s first private ISP, the company rapidly expanded its line of businesses in the areas of e-Governance, Software Products, Turnkey IT Solutions and Mobile Technologies.