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[council] Joint ccNSO-GNSO IDN Working Group (JIG)

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  • Subject: [council] Joint ccNSO-GNSO IDN Working Group (JIG)
  • From: "Edmon Chung" <edmon@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2009 22:21:47 +0800
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Hi Everyone,

This is following up on one of the items brought up during our meeting in 
Sydney, including at the ccNSO-GNSO lunch and subsequently at our council 
meeting.  That is the possibility of creating a Joint Working Group between the 
ccNSO and the GNSO to discuss issues of common interest regarding IDN TLDs.

Myself and Zhang Jian of ccNSO have been corresponding thereupon on drafting a 
charter for this Joint ccNSO-GNSO IDN Working Group (JIG).  See attached the 
proposed Draft Charter for the group.  The draft was also circulated to the 
IDNG Drafting Team and the ccNSO and feedback incorporated.

The key aspects of the charter include:
- Purpose: identify and report on areas of common interest among the ccNSO and 
the GNSO for IDN TLDs
- Scope: issues where implementation for IDN ccTLDs and IDN gTLDs should be 
consistent OR issues where there is inter-relation between implementation of 
IDN ccTLDs and IDN gTLDs
- Issues are considered to be out of scope if either the ccNSO or the GNSO 
believes it is not an issue of common interest
- The implementation schedule for the ongoing New gTLD process and the IDN 
ccTLD Fast Track should not be delayed or wait for the report from the JIG
- Target to produce a final report for the initial tasks before Seoul meeting

Based on the discussions in Sydney, there seems to be support for creating a 
joint working group, and the charter is an attempt to create a mutually 
agreeable framework.

Below is a draft motion for the formation of the JIG:



GNSO IDN WG successfully completed its outcomes report in March 2007 and the 
GNSO Council approved the incorporation of its findings in the GNSO Final 
Report on the Introduction of New gTLDs in September 2007, describing policy 
requirements for the introduction of IDN gTLDs;

The Board Proposal from the IDNC WG was completed in June 2008, describing the 
IDN ccTLD Fast Track methodology;

Both the drafts and excerpts for the Applicant Guidebook for the New gTLD 
process, and the drafts for the IDN ccTLD Fast Track Implementation Plan had 
included implementation considerations for IDN TLDs; and,

Issues of common interest between new IDN ccTLDs and new IDN gTLDs can be 
identified, including issues where implementation of IDN ccTLDs and IDN gTLDs 
should be consistent (e.g. IDN Language Table implementation at the root zone), 
and where implementation of IDN ccTLDs and IDN gTLDs are inter-related (e.g. 
2-Character length TLDs as a reservation for ccTLDs);


To initiate together with the ccNSO a Joint ccNSO-GNSO IDN Working Group (JIG) 
be formed based on the Draft Charter.


Comments and thoughts welcome, hopefully we can get this Joint WG together with 
the ccNSO.  Think it would be a meaningful development for ICANN also.


Attachment: JIG-charter-DRAFT3.1.doc
Description: MS-Word document

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