Fadi Chehade, President and CEO of ICANN








At ICANN, we are helping to bring the next billion Internet users online. Thanks to the New generic Top-Level Domain Program, we will soon see the deployment of more than 1,000 new domain extensions. What is exciting about this program is that many of these new gTLDs are in scripts other than English —they are in Chinese, Arabic and Cyrillic among others and they surely will change the linguistic character of the Internet.

The young talent and entrepreneurial spirit highlighted by WSA is exactly what will be needed to harness the opportunities that will open as the Internet expands, develops, and transforms. These young talents will change the quality of local Internet content – in both English and non-English scripts – and this will have global impact.

This is why ICANN is a proud supporter of WSA.