The Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG) Administrative Group is pleased to announce the UA working group leadership selections for the 2021 term (1 January-31 December 2021).

UA working group members were able to self-nominate for the positions of Chair and Vice-Chair and submit a Statement of Interest. The UASG Administrative Group made the final selections, taking into account working group feedback, for the upcoming one-year term as outlined in the working group charters.

The UASG Administrative Group looks forward to working closely with new leadership over the next year and would like to thank all UA working group members who participated in the nomination and selection process.

2021 UA Working Group Leadership

Communications Working Group

Oversees the communications strategy and its execution in collaboration with other working groups.

  • Maria Kolesnikova (Chair)
  • Lilian Ivette De Luque Bruges (Vice-Chair)

EAI Working Group

Oversees the engagement with email software and service providers to advance EAI readiness.

  • Mark Svancarek (Chair)
  • Abdalmonem Galila (Vice-Chair)
  • Nitin Walia (Vice-Chair)

Measurement Working Group

Identifies UA readiness gaps in software, tools, and technologies.

  • Dušan Stojičević (Chair)*

*Due to a lack of nominations within the working group, Dušan Stojičević will serve as Chair and Dennis Tan Tanaka will continue to provide support until new leadership is selected.

Technology Working Group

Oversees the UA remediation work on standards, programming languages, tools, and development platforms.

  • Satish Babu (Chair)*
  • Rajiv Kumar (Vice-Chair)
  • Abhishek Mishra (Vice-Chair)

*An agreement was reached between the nominees and UASG wherein Satish Babu will continue to serve as Chair for the 2021 term.

The Universal Acceptance of all domain names and email addresses is a community-led effort that cannot be achieved without the hard work and determination of all UASG and community volunteers. The UASG Administrative Group would like to thank all volunteers for their efforts and wish everyone a healthy and prosperous 2021.