15:55 - 16:40 - ДИДС 2024

Keynote: Cyrillic on the Internet – pros and cons

Does Cyrillic have a place on the Internet? Experience tells us: Yes!

And, is using Cyrillic (what you’re probably thinking about) without its problems? – It’s not!

What are the problems with using the Serbian Cyrillic alphabet, and what are its (dis)advantages, we will find out during the keynote speech by Dušan Stojičević, vice-chair of the RNIDS Board of Governors.

During the lecture, we will find out the answers to the questions that we have encountered in any capacity of an Internet user:

Why doesn’t anyone write us emails in Cyrillic?

How to use the .срб domain?

How does Facebook treat Cyrillic links?

Why do we get a kilometer-long link when we copy-paste a Cyrillic web address?

How much does it really cost us to use the Cyrillic alphabet?

Mr. Stojičević will be at our disposal for all other questions related to the Cyrillic alphabet on the Internet that (without any irony) you simply had no one to ask.

Dušan Stojičević

Dušan Stojičević, M.Sc., is the Marketing Director for Eastern Europe at Gransy s.r.o.

Mr. Stojičević was a member of the Board of Governors of the Serbian National Register of Internet Domain Names (RNIDS) from 2011 – 2016 and the Chairman of the Board of Governors (2013-2016). He was also the coordinator or member of several RNIDS Working Groups (2011-2016). He was directly involved in launching Serbia’s IDN ccTLD .срб. 

Currently, he is serving on the Board of Governors in RNIDS as vice-chair.

At ICANN community, he was the Chairman of the Label Generation Rules (LGR) panel and the vice-chair of the Universal Acceptance Steering Group.

From 2014 – 2017, he served as a member of the Executive Committee of SEEDIG (South Eastern European Dialogue on Internet Governance), and from 2015 – 2017 he was a member of the Program Committee of RIPE SEE meetings.

Dušan has an extensive background in IT journalism. He was the Editor-in-Chief of “Svet kompjutera” magazine – the oldest computer magazine in countries of former Yugoslavia. 

He started as a contributing author in the magazine in 1987, became a section editor in 2003, and Editor-In-Chief in 2005. 

Dušan Stojičević studied Electronic Engineering and is a member of the Union of Engineers and Technicians of Serbia.