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Re: [council] Regarding confusion amongst two letter codes

Hello everyone

You may find this information helpful from the ccNSO meeting in Lisbon.


Here is the presentation by Elisabeth Portenueve -- http:// www.icann.org/meetings/lisbon/presentation-ccnso-gac-idns-26mar07.pdf

Here is the other presentation by Debbie Garside -- http:// www.icann.org/meetings/lisbon/presentation-garside-26mar07.pdf

Happy Easter.



Liz Williams
Senior Policy Counselor
ICANN - Brussels
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+32 497 07 4243 mob

On 05 Apr 2007, at 21:21, Gomes, Chuck wrote:

Elisabeth Portenueve is now working for the ISO Maintenance Agency and
might be a useful resource in this regard.

Chuck Gomes

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-----Original Message-----
From: owner-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:owner-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mike Rodenbaugh
Sent: Thursday, April 05, 2007 3:07 PM
To: GNSO Council
Subject: RE: [council] Regarding confusion amongst two letter codes

Thanks Bruce, so can we ask both the GAC and the ISO
Maintenance Agency?

Also would love to see that research if you have or can
recall any other identifying info so I can find?

Mike Rodenbaugh
Sr. Legal Director
Yahoo! Inc.

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
On Behalf Of Bruce Tonkin
Sent: Sunday, April 01, 2007 6:43 PM
To: GNSO Council
Subject: [council] Regarding confusion amongst two letter codes

Hello Mike,

Furthermore, we note close similarity among many
longstanding ccTLDs
(such as .ai/.al, .am/.an, .bi/.bj, .ch/.cn, .gg/.gq,
.ni/.nl, .to/.tp
and others).  Is the GAC aware of any confusion amongst
users of these

Actually this could be a good question to ask about the ISO list in
general.   Ie did the ISO consider the potential for confusion when
selecting the two letter codes?

Actually I have read some research to indicate that humans
are better able to distinguish differences in short strings
rather than long strings.

E.g humans can spot the difference between "to" and "tom"
relatively easily, but not necessarily between "licence" and
"license" .

Bruce Tonkin

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