Re: [council] Invitation to join the IDN variant TLD session in San Francisco
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- Subject: Re: [council] Invitation to join the IDN variant TLD session in San Francisco
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- Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2011 18:19:05 -0500
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- Thread-topic: [council] Invitation to join the IDN variant TLD session in San Francisco
I find it interesting that we are getting invited to an event that conflicts
with the Council meeting....
Jeffrey J. Neuman, Esq.
Vice President, Law & Policy
From: Glen de Saint Géry [mailto:Glen@xxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Friday, March 04, 2011 06:04 PM
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Subject: [council] Invitation to join the IDN variant TLD session in San
Subject: Invitation to join the IDN variant TLD session in San Francisco
Dear members of the ICANN community,
The delegation and management of Variant TLDs remains an important issue. The
ICANN community seeks to develop solutions to enable the delegation of Variant
TLDs for the benefit of users in different regions. ICANN has publishing for
public comment a Draft Proposal for an IDN Variant Issues Project – a proposal
for moving this work forward. (
At the upcoming San Francisco meeting, ICANN is planning to conduct a workshop
to discuss the draft proposal. In this session, representatives from different
language communities will also be invited to provide an overview of the
potential issues with IDN variant TLDs.
If you are interested in this topic, we welcome your participation. Below
please find the workshop details.
IDN Variant TLDs
Date: Wed 16 Mar 2011 - 15:00 - 16:30
Room: Elizabethan A-C
In this session, we describe a proposed approach to identifying issues of
delegating IDN variant TLDs through five case studies. The plan proposes the
creation of teams composed of community experts in linguistics, DNS, registry
operations, and policy. The session will seek to recruit interested persons for
Specifically, ICANN proposes to conduct five case studies (suggested cases are
Chinese, Arabic, Latin, Indic, and Cyrillic) to investigate the set of issues
that need to be resolved to facilitate a good user experience for IDN variant
TLDs. From these five case studies, an Issues Report will be created. The
corresponding Board resolution can be found here:
In this session, we also invite representatives from IDN using communities to
provide an overview of the potential issues with IDN variant TLDs.
Who Should Attend? | Anyone interested in IDN variants.
How to Participate Remotely?
Please refer to http://svsf40.icann.org/node/22193 for remote participation
ICANN Policy Support