[council] IDN Variant TLD Program Update
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IDN Variant TLD Program Update
23 August 2012
The IDN Variant TLD Program has the following two updates:
1. Volunteer Team formed to assist the development of the Label Generation
Ruleset Process for the Domain Name System (DNS) Root Zone
ICANN is pleased to announce the formation of a global volunteer team,
comprised of community experts, who will work with ICANN on the project to
define the Label Generation Ruleset Process for the DNS root zone. This project
is part of the IDN Variant TLD Program (see below) that is intended to lead to
the delegation of IDN Variant TLDs. Delegation of these types of IDN TLDs is
expected to broaden global participation in the domain name system, but must be
accomplished in a way that ensures good user experience.
This particular project will develop the process to define allowed code
points, corresponding exchangeable variant code points, and related allowed
states for IDN Variant TLDs.
The project requires significant technical expertise and the individual members
of the volunteer team (listed below) possess capabilities in IDNA, Domain Name
System, Linguistics, Unicode and Policy Development.
The volunteer team will undertake the work through periodic teleconference
calls and two face-to-face meetings. The first meeting will be on 29-30 August
2012 in Los Angeles, United States. The second two-day working session is
planned during the ICANN meeting in Toronto, Canada. There will be an open
public session in the Toronto meeting at which ICANN staff and volunteer team
representatives will present an update on the progress and answer questions.
The volunteer team is comprised of the following members from 18 countries and
Fahd A. Batayneh
Syed Iftikhar H. Shah
Zhoucai (Joe) Zhang
Rinalia Abdul Rahim
2. Updated IDN Variant TLD Program posted
ICANN has updated the IDN Variant TLD Program
[PDF, 576 KB] that describes the projects that are intended to lead to the
delegation of IDN variant TLDs. The plan defines the processes that must be in
place to enable the delegation and management of IDN Variant TLDs.
Two previous versions of the plan have been posted for public
and discussed with the community during the ICANN meeting in Costa Rica in
March 2012. This latest version reflects the latest public input.
The Program follows on from the IDN Variant Issues Project that completed its
work with the publication of the final Integrated Issues
[PDF, 2.15 MB] on 20 February 2012.
Interested members of the community can receive updates and participate in the
discussion of the variant work by subscribing to the
vip@xxxxxxxxx<mailto:vip@xxxxxxxxx> mailing list
(https://mm.icann.org/mailman/listinfo/vip) or by visiting the Community Wiki
Glen de Saint Géry