Re: [ga] RE: Who'se done it? .org IDNs killed
Actually, RFC3490 and other related RFCs are indeed the first set of
RFCs on IDN from the IETF.
Marc Schneiders wrote:
> On Mon, 23 Jun 2003, at 17:11 [=GMT+0200], Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:
>>Stability between standards: if RFC 3490 is one day updated or
>>replaced by another, we expect that the registrants of RFC3490 domains
>>will be offered some form of free upgrade. We expect that they will
>>not loose anything just because IETF evolved.
>>But there is no reason to guarantee any stability between experiments
>>and the real stuff.
> I find this an arbitrary distinction with no basis in reality. 3490 is not
> the first RFC about IDN, is it? Why make this particular text into some
> sort of law and paradigm? Whether it leads to something in rela internet
> life remains to be seen, as with all RFCs for new protocols or new
>>That's what experiments are for. (ICP-3 gives
>>details about that, although this document is not often quoted because
>>the pro-domo speech of ICANN is annoying.)
> ICP-3 has indeed even less value as a 'law'.
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