Tina Dam, an ICANN veteran and alumnus, is the co-founder of MyTLD.com, a gTLD management and consulting company that specializes in launching and managing new ICANN Top-Level Domain (TLD) names, Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) and Search Engine Optimized (SEO) TLD platforms for Fortune 500 brands and Industries.
Tina Dam has been on the forefront of Internet technology and the domain industry for over a decade. Tina's leadership played a vital role in shaping the latest effort in transforming Internet architecture and the domain name name system into a truly global platform by launching Internationalized domain names in different languages and scripts. She was also named as one of the Top 10 Talents in IT by the leading Danish tech magazine Nyheds.
Tina is a leading expert and authority in Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) and in the Domain Name System (DNS) in the Internet industry. Tina serves as COO of .MUSIC (dotMusic)™, the exclusive community Top-Level Domain for the global music industry.
Tina joined ICANN in 2003 as Chief TLD Registry Liaison, where she was responsible for developing ICANN's TLD Registry functions including defining, managing, and implementing processes in accordance with ICANN agreements and consensus policies for servicing TLD registries.
Tina Dam served as ICANN's Director for IDN TLDs, where she developed and managed all IDN related projects at ICANN. She is considered the Domain Industry authority for launching new IDN TLDs and was responsible for writing and executing the implementation of ICANN IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process which enabled countries and territories, that use languages based on scripts other than Latin, to offer their Internet users domain names in non-Latin characters.
Under Tina's leadership, ICANN was successful in making history on the Internet by launching top-level domains in new languages and scripts. New IDN ccTLDs that have launched under Tina’s guidance include three using the Arabic alphabet, مصر., السعودية. and امارات. (for Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the U.A.E), and one using Cyrillic, .рф (Russia). Five new IDN ccTLDs using Chinese characters were approved: .中国 with variant .中國 (for China), .香港 (for Hong Kong), and .台灣 with variant .台湾 (for Taiwan).
Under her management as IDN Director at ICANN, the following countries obtained approval for their IDN ccTLD: Algeria, Bangladesh, China, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Jordan, South Korea, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Ukraine and UAE. These countries represent a total of 36 IDN ccTLDs.
Prior to ICANN Tina worked at several registries and registrars in the ICANN community, where she was responsible for launching all new gTLDs and all (at the time) existing ccTLDs.
Tina is a frequent speaker at Internet and DNS Industry events. Conferences include: ICANN meetings, Business Access meetings, and Regional Gatherings; Asia Pacific Network Information Center (APNIC) events; Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Association (APTLD) events; Latin American and Caribbean TLD Association (LACTLD); DNS Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC) Meetings; Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Meetings; Domain Round Tables events; and many more.
She also have developed IDN focused videos and provided presentations and tutorials for the U.S Department of Commerce, law enforcement agencies such as the FBI, universities, and all ICANN supporting organizations and advisory committees, such as Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO), Country-Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO), Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) and the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC).
Tina has been featured in various online and offline media, including the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Associated Press, BBC, CNN, Al-Jazeera, CNET, Inc, Techcrunch, Mashable, PC Mag, Computer World, ZDnet and other major media.Tina has been featured in various online and offline media, including the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Associated Press, BBC, CNN, Al-Jazeera, CNET, Inc, Techcrunch, Mashable, PC Mag, Computer World, ZDnet and other major media.
Prior to ICANN she worked with several companies in the Internet DNS community, including ICANN-accredited registrar Ascio Technologies (formerly known as SpeedNames), where she oversaw the launches of the .biz, .info, and .name top-level domains as well as managed the development of all related internal and external products and product marketing materials. Tina also served as Systems Architecture Engineer at Navision Software, establishing the architecture design of the company's next generation of products.
Tina holds a Master of Science in Mathematics and Physics from the Aalborg University in Denmark and a BBA in Marketing Management and International Trade from Copenhagen Business School.
Email: tina (at) music.us
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