Edmon Chung

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Country: Hong Kong
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Edmon Chung is the CEO of DotAsia.org.[1] Edmon is currently the Vice Chair of ISOC's Hong Kong chapter.

Mr. Chung led the initiative to create .asia, bringing together 27 official ccTLD managing authorities. DotAsia became a successful non-profit, known for its advocacy and regional development efforts and also its technological achievements, like its historic Pioneer Domains Program.

Industry Participation


Edmon Chung has participated in the regional At-Large activities since their inception, assisted in APRALO, and also led the initiative that established ISOC-HK as APRALO's secretariat. He is a member of the Elections Committee of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, a councillor of the ICANN GNSO Council, and Secretariat for the ICANN APRALO. He was appointed to the GNSO Council by the Registries Stakeholder Group.[2] Edmon is also the co-Chair of the Joint ccNSO-GNSO Working Group, and the Internationalized Registration Data Working Group.[3] He is the IDN liaison for the ALAC.[4]


Mr. Chung is a recognized expert on IDNs, and was involved in the development of the technical standards and the policy involved in implementing IDN deployment.[5] IT is a dream of his that IDNs will become a natural part of the Internet, a move he says will mark the transition to a truly global Internet.[6] He has served on many global IDN related committees, and is an inventor of patents underlying technologies for internationalized domain names and email addresses on the Internet.

He was a speaker at: APNIC 28, held in Beijing in 2009;[7] And the first IDN Event held in New York in 2010;[8] Get It Louder 2010.[9]

Awards & Achievement

  • Chinese Canadian Entrepreneurship Award, 2001.[10]
  • The Globe and Mail's Young Canadian Leaders, 2000.


Edmon is a PhD candidate at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics; he currently hold a Bachelor's degree in Applied Science and Master of Engineering from the University of Toronto.[11]