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Chapterton 2018

August 15, 2018. Yerevan, Armenia. Internet Society Armenia Chapter takes part in the Chapterton 2018 program  with “IoT lecture course oriented on Arduino controllers” project.

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Events 2007-2010

Nov 23, 2010. The ISOC Community Grants Programme Committee has selected UITEr’s project:  Starting Up the Armenian Internet Exchange” for funding. May 2010. RIPE. AMNIC (ITC) got an AS number from RIPE. June 30, 2009. Yerevan, Armenia. AM zone Improper Content Response Group was established in Armenia. If a content violating AM zone policy  (https://www.amnic.net/policy/en/) is found in AM zone a mail can be sent to this working group. The letter will be considered and proper measures taken. July 2008. ICANN, USA. The ISOC AM became a member of ccNSO of ICANN. November 12-14, 2007. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM hosted the NATO/ISOC Workshop “Armenian National Research and Education Networks: Achievements, Problems and Solutions”. May 2007. Internet Society, USA. ISOC AM became a Chapter of ISOC. April 2007. ICANN, USA. ISOC AM exchanged accountability framework letters with ICANN.

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Events 2011

December 7, 2011..  ISOC AM co-sponsored the ArmNet 2011 conference. Armnetawards: The best Armenian websites. Nov 17, 2011. The ISOC Community Grants Programme Committee has selected FSL’s project: “Establishing a Content Creation Centre in the Fundamental Scientific Library of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia”for funding. ISOC AM is co-financing the project. Nov 9, 2011. ISOC AM President, Igor Mkrtumyan, Vice-Presidents, Vladimir Sahakyan and Grigori Saghyan as well as ISOC AM members, Narine Khachatryan and Arman Atoyan participated in the INET Bucharest. October 14-16, 2011, Yerevan, ArmeniaISOC AM co-sponsored the 1st Armenian International Congress on Telemedicine and eHealth “ARMTELEMED: Road to the Future. July 6, 2011. IPv6 day in Armenia May 12, 2011. The ISOC Community Grants Programme Committee has selected ASNET-AM’s project: “Upgrade of Armenia Academic (Research) Network to IPv6 Readiness” for funding. ISOC AM is co-financing the project

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Events 2012 year

December 14, 2012, Dubai, UAE:ISOC AM Vice-president, Grigori Saghyan, took part in the WCIT conference. Signatories of the Final Acts: December 8, 2012.ISOC AM co-sponsored the  ArmNet 2012 conference. Armnetawards: The best Armenian websites. October 14-18, 2012. ISOC AM Vice-President, Grigori Saghyan, participated in ICANN 45 meeting in Toronto Sep 24-28, 2012. ISOC AM Vice-President, Albert Toneyan, and Board member, AMNIC manager, Hrant Dadivanyan participated in the RIPE 65 meeting in Amsterdam. September 20, 2012. ISOC AM launched a web space security monitoring web site www.websec.am: September 11-13, 2012.ISOC AM Board member, Anna Karakhanyan participated in the Fifth International conference for ccTLD registries and registrars of CIS, Central and Eastern Europe in Budva, Montenegro. Anna Karakhanyan made a  presentation on Administraton of AM domain.: August 25-26, 2012. ISOC AM member, Arman Atoyan, participated in the Campus Party Europe in Berlin – Germany’s largest technology festival. Campus Party is the biggest electronic entertainment event in the world. It’s a weeklong, 24-hours-a-day technology festival for thousands of “campuseros” – hackers, developers, gamers and geeks. Equipped with computers and other toys, they camp on-site and immerse themselves in a truly unique environment. August 2012. Workshop “ISOC position on ACTA, SOPA and PIPA” July 2012. Presentation of Jovan Kurbalija’s book “Internet Governance” published in Armenian July 6, 2012. IPv6 day in Armenia. ISOC Armenia and ASNET-AM organized an IPv6 day in Armenia. A. Petrosyan made a presentation on the upgrade of Armenia academic and research network to IPv6 readiness. I.Mkrtumyan made a  presentationon the state of IPv6 in Armenia and the problems to be solved.   June 15, 2012.< The ISOC AM organized a round table at the Digitec Business Forum-to discuss the issue of past/present and Future of Freenet.am. June 7, 2012. The ISOC Community Grants Programme Committee has selected ISOC AM Chapter’s project: “Creation of Internet Availability Center at the Cultural Center of the Armenian Society of Blind and Visually Impaired People” for funding. April 22-24, 2012 ISOC AM member Karen Gasparyan took part in the Global INET 2012 conference. January 2012. ICANN, USA. ISOC AM became a member of ALAC of ICANN.

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January-march 2014

March 21, 2014, Singapore.: SOC AM Board members, ALAC group heads, Lianna Galstyan and Siranush Vardanyan, took part in the  ICANN49 meeting in Singapore. For the first time Armenian students participated at the ICANN Meeting. Lusine Andreyan and Sasun Kostanyan were Media Education Center’s delegates. February 28, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM and ITC management meeting with Registrars took place where the new contract between Armenian Registry (ITC) and Registrars previously distributed was discussed. Registrars approved the new contract with minor additions. February 27, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM Council meeting took place where the new contract between Armenian Registry and Registrars containing additions for preservation of registrants’ private data, new approach to the domain name cost calculation and dispute resolution through the local arbitration was discussed. Council members approved the new contract. January 12, 2014, TERENA. CERT AM of ISOC AM has been accredited by TF-CSIRT Trusted Introducer (service of TERENA).

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April 2014

April 25, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM filed an application to ICANN for the Armenian IDN domain. April 22, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia. ArmIX Board meeting at ISOC AM. New member companies of ArmIX were presented. New equipment was installed at ArmIX due to the help of ISOC and Google. April 18, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia. Winners of the best parental meeting and best open lesson competitions in frames of the Safer Internet Armenia 2014 have been announced. April 10, 2014, Aghveran, Armenia. ISOC AM VP G. Saghyan, Director A. Nersisyan, Board members A. Karakhanyan, L. Galstyan, H. Baghyan, ISOC AM members A. Khachatryan and G. Sargsyan took part in the workshop devoted to the problem of educational needs of the country. April 8, 2014, Moscow, Russia. President of ISOC AM I.Mkrtumyan took part in the meeting organized by Veni Markovsky, ICANN VP – Global Stakeholder Engagement. Mr. Markovski introduced Michael Yakushev, new VP, Global Stakeholder Engagement – Russia/CIS/Eastern Europe. Y. Kargopolov (Ukraine) and F. Farmanov (Azerbaijan) were also present at the meeting. The subject of the discussion was: Multistakeholder-designed process to gather the community’s views and proposals to address how the mechanisms for the transition of NTIA’s stewardship of the IANA functions should occur. April 7, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia. Media Education Center and Internet Society of Armenia organized a workshop on IGF. Over 40 students of the Yerevan State University Departments of International Relations,Telecommunications, Journalism, Informatics and Applied Mathematics participated in a workshop on public policy issues related to Internet governance. The workshop was followed by the simultaneous broadcast of the Fifth Russian Internet Governance Forum. Issues related to privacy, cybersecurity, cross-border jurisdiction, net neutrality discussed during the workshop. The students received the DiploFoundation’s Book Introduction to Internet Governance 5th edition (Armenian version). April 7, 2014, Moscow, Russia. President of ISOC AM I.Mkrtumyan and ISOC Board member, Anna Karakhanyan, took part in the th Russian IGF.

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May 2014

May 31-June 1, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia: Barcamp 2014 conference. ISOC AM member, Head of IT Security of UCom company, Karen Gasparyan made a presentation: Cyber security in Armenia. ISOC AM Board member Inna Kholodova was also present at the conference. May 29, 2014, Yerevan, ArmeniaThe first workshop of the workshop series for Registrars took place in ISOC AM. About 25 representatives of acting and potential Registrars participated in the workshop devoted to the AMTLD governance. The presentation was done by I.Mkrtumyan. May 27, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia.I.Mkrtumyan and A.Nersisyan took part in the 2nd session of the REUA Analytic Club devoted to the unequal competition in Armenia and ways to eliminate it. The event was organized by the Republican Union of Employers of Armenia (RUEA). May 27, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM became a member of the Republican Union of Employers of Armenia (RUEA). May 25, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia. IG.Saghyan took part in the Pre-Parliament session devoted to the IT developments in Armenia and made a presentation on the planned national IGF. May 24, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia: ISOC AM sponsored the Armsec security conference: Head of ISOC AM CERT, Grigori Saghyan, CERT administrator Inna Kholodova and ISOC AM web security expert, Karen Gasparyan made presentations. May 21, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM members Grigori Saghyan, Liana Galstyan, Hrachya Astsatryan, Misak Khachatryan and Valery Stepanyan participated in the INET-Istanbul conference. May 15, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia. There was a round table on the information security issues of Armenia cyberspace. ISOC AM VP, Grigori Saghyan, made a presentation on problems facing Armenia and ways to solve them. May 15, 2014, ISOC AM Office, Yerevan, Armenia. There was a discussion of a plan of workshops for Registrars to be provided by ISOC AM for Registrars. The plan of the workshop was developed and the 28th of May was set up as the date of the first workshop. The workshops will be carried out once a week. May 14, 2014, ISOC AM Office, Yerevan, Armenia. There was the first meeting of the initiative group for the preparation of the Armenian IGF. Gagik Grigoryan (MTC), Igor Mkrtumyan, Liana Galstyan, Anna Karakhanyan (ISOC AM), Samvel Martirosyan (Internet Media), Haykaz Baghyan (Mediaeducation Center) and Arman Atoyan (X-Tech) were present at the meeting. It was agreed to start working on the agenda, participants’ list and the budget. May 12-16, 2014, Warsaw, Poland. ISOC AM members, Arman Nersisyan, Arman Khachatryan and Edward Ayvazyan took part in the RIPE68 meeting. May 11, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM Board elected 5 ISOC AM members (out of 10 applied) for the participation in INET-Istanbul conference on May 21, 2014. They are: Grigori Saghyan, Liana Galstyan, Hrachya Astsatryan, Misak Khachatryan and Valery Stepanyan. May 2, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM announced a possibility to participate in INET-Istanbul conference on May 21, 2014 for ISOC AM members. ISOC AM will provide a $500 fellowship for 4 elected participants.

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June 2014

June 27, 2014, Aghveran, Armenia. ISOC AM President I.Mkrtumyan, Board members A.Karakhanyan, H.Baghyan, members G.Sargsyan, E.Ayvazyan and K.Babajanyan took part in the workshop organized by the RUEA, ILO and Skolkovo fund devoted to the Skill Technology Foresight. The aim was to develop a draft of the project of educational needs of Armenia at the present stage of IT development in the country. June 22-26, 2014, London, UK, ICANN 50 ISOC AM VP Grigori Saghyan, Board members Siranush Vardanyan and Liannna Galstyan and ISOC AM member Narine Khachatryan took part in the  ICANN 50-ի meeting in London. June 19, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia, DigiTec2014. ISOC AM members Arman Atoyan, Igor Mkrtumyan and Margarita Solomonyan attended the DigiTec 2014 business forum. June 18, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia. 4th seminar of the workshop series for Registrars took place in ISOC AM. Igor Mkrtumyan and ADR Partners Arbitration and Mediation Center representative Aida Avanesyan made presentations on Legal problems of domain registration in AM TLD. June 17, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia: “ HOSTERGIGANT” (Yerevan) և “Betanet“(Alaverdi) companies were granted the rights of Registrars in AM TLD. June 12-13, 2014, Berlin,Germany, Eurodig2014. ISOC AM members Arman Atoyan (Director of X-TECH company) and Narine Khachatryan (Deputy Director of Media Education Center) took part in the EuroDIG 2014. ISOC AM organized a remote hub for participation in the EuroDig forum in Berlin. June 12, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia. 3nd seminar of the workshop series for Registrars took place in ISOC AM. Anna Karakhanyan, AMNIC administrator, made presentations on the   Registry-Registrars relations  and  AM domain registration policy in AM TLD governance. June 6, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia: ISOC AM Board meeting. ISOC AM received applications for becoming Registrars from the HOSTERGIGANT and Betanet companies. The presentations of Vahagn Stepanyan HOSTERGIGANT և  Samvel Bektashyan (Betanet) are published on the site. G.Saghyan and L.Galstyan reported about their visit to INET-Istanbul conference. June 5, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia. 2nd seminar of the workshop series for Registrars took place in ISOC AM. H.Dadivaniyan, AMNIC manager made a presentation on the role of Internet Technology Center (ITC) and AMNIC in AMTLD governance.

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July 2014

July 14, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia. Michael Yakushev, Vice President of ICANN, Global Stakeholders Engagement Russia, C.I.S., Eastern Europe, visited Armenia and had meetings with Gagik Grigoryan, Head of Staff of the Ministry of Transport and Communication, and ISOC AM stakeholders. July 7, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia. Director of ISOC AM Arman Nersisyan took part in the 3rd Congress of the Republican Union of Employers of Armenia (RUEA). July 7, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM Board granted the rights of Registrar in AM TLD to GNC-Alpha (Rostelecom) company. July 4, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM VP Grigori Saghyan, Board members Siranush Vardanyan and Liannna Galstyan and ISOC AM member Narine Khachatryan reported to the ISOC AM Board on their participation in the  ICANN50 meeting in London. IANA stewardship required by NTIA wa discussed. As three of participants represented Armenian ALAC groups it was decided to have a closer cooperation. July 2-4, 2014, Moscow, Russia. ISOC AM member Arman Khachatryan took part in the DOMINO-2014 Registries meeting organized by the Russian Registry ccTLD.ru.

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August 2014

Aug 29, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM members, Hovhannes Aghajanyan and Armen Ghalumyan received financial help from ISOC AM for participation in IGF2014 in Istanbul. Another ISOC AM member, Samvel Martirosyan, received a fellowship for participation in IGF2014 from other sources. Aug 28, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM e-rider, Vahan Misakyan, conducted the training of two 6-members groups in Library management program, developed in ISOC AM and repaired 7 library computers in Hrazdan city. Aug 25, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia. The ArmIGF initiative group have met with the MediaEducation Director, Haykaz Baghyan, and Deputy Director, Narine Khachatryan, and discussed media education presence in the planned ArmIGF. Aug 21, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia. The ArmIGF initiative group have met with REUA representative, Gagik Sargsyan, and discussed SMBs presence in the planned ArmIGF. Aug 15, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM VP, Grigor Sagyan, received a fellowship for participation in the meeting of ITU Plenipotentiary Conference in Busan, Korea. Aug 13, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM President, Igor Mkrtumyan, received a fellowship for participation in ICANN 51 meeting in Los Angeles.

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