Re: [registrars] IDN Committee Update
At 12:00 PM 6/25/03 -0400, Edmon Chung wrote:
Hi Fellow Registrars,
Here is an update from the IDN-RIC (Registry Implementation
- The two IDN Committees:
- IDN Committee
- In typical ICANN fashion, a new version (ver. 1.0) of the IDN
Implementation Guidelines were published last friday, just before the
meetings in Montreal
- the guidelines are similar to the original document
posted just before
the Rio ICANN, with some wording changes and updated notes.
In Rio, when we were discussing this issue, there was considerable
in two main areas from the registrar constituency:
1) consistent character equivalence policies across gTLDs
2) sunrise for IDNs
As the IDN Committee looks into future works, neither of these are on
agenda. I have been advised that if the Registrar Constituency is
these are two topics that should be discussed at the ICANN IDN Committee,
need to be providing a position paper.
More specifically about the 2 issues:
1) in the current guidelines, gTLD registries have a wide degree of
as to the choice of character equivalence policies to be
decisions are delegated to registry's discretion. The guidelines
only provide a framework that says: there are these problems, and you
to consider it carefully and clearly describe your policies before
2) There is currently no requirement for a sunrise period for
Does people in this constituency want to put together a position paper
says we would like ICANN to consider these issues? If there is
can draft something up and we could further discuss.
Dear Edmon: I believe our staff would
like to participate.
Personally, I do think there should
be consideration for sunrise period.