Tina Dam

Tina Dam

Co-Founder MYTLD
Joined on October 6, 2007
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Tina Dam, an ICANN veteran and alumnus, is the Co-Founder of MyTLD, a TLD management company that provides fully-comprehensive solutions for Industries, creator/IP communities, brands and governments interested in launching Top-Level Domains.

Tina is the industry leading expert and authority in Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) and in the Domain Name System (DNS). Tina is also the COO of .MUSIC (dotMusic), the exclusive community Top-Level Domain for the global music industry; and currently serves as Advisor to ICANN. Tina has been on the forefront of Internet technology and the domain industry for over a decade. Tina’s leadership played a vital role in transforming Internet architecture and the Domain Name System into a truly global platform by launching IDN TLDs in different languages and scripts.

For more details please visit Tina’s full biography.

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Featured Blogs

Global Public Interest Appeal for ICANN’s New gTLD Program

Leaving the Public Forum yesterday at the ICANN meeting in Costa Rica I had learned of a couple of decisions which to me goes against serving the global public interest. At an ICANN Board meeting a few months ago which I unfortunately missed the Board resolved matters related to how financial support and batching will take place in the new gTLD Program. I would like to put forward proposals for adjusting these... more

10/2 & Innovations for Internationalized Domain Names

According to the 10/10 rule, it takes about a decade to take a product from initial idea to having a standard developed, and then another decade to reach mass market adoption. How can that second decade be reduced in the case of Internationalized Domain Names and their adoption by Internet users? The most effective way to speed up IDN mainstream adoption is learning from history. more

ICANN, the New gTLD Program, and Our Responsibility for the Internet

When ICANN approved the New generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) Program in Singapore in June 2011, it pushed the activities in this space to a new level. I think we will all agree that everyone involved are very busy working on new gTLD applications and getting organized per the Applicant Guidebook requirements. This to be ready in time for the 12th of January 2012 ICANN new TLD Program launch date. However, good activities also brings along bad activities. more

Making IDN gTLDs Attractive and Safe

The primary focus of this article is to illustrate that the Applicant Guidebook is not supplying sufficient protection mechanisms, and creates too high financial barrier for those who are interested in applying for multiple Top-Level Domains (TLDs) that are translations/transliterations of each other and/or of an existing generic Top-Level Domains (tt-gTLDs). more