IDNA in Paris (was: looking up domain names with unassigned code points)

Tina Dam tina.dam at
Mon May 12 18:15:23 CEST 2008

At the ICANN meeting in Paris, end June, we already have an item on the agenda scheduled to provide information about the new protocol proposal, the differences from the current protocol and related topics. We are working on arranging for speakers and on specifying the agenda and details will be posted just like all presentations will be made publicly available.

You can see other IDN related sessions at the agenda for the entire meeting at:


> -----Original Message-----
> From: idna-update-bounces at [mailto:idna-update-
> bounces at] On Behalf Of JFC Morfin
> Sent: Sunday, May 11, 2008 6:51 PM
> To: Vint Cerf
> Cc: idna-update at; John C Klensin; Cary Karp
> Subject: Re: looking up domain names with unassigned code points
> At 02:35 12/05/2008, Vint Cerf wrote:
> >Jefsey, I think what John meant is that the RFCs did not impose the
> >restriction, ICANN did.
> Sure. ".su" is a ccTLD. They do not refer to the IETF who refused to
> enter into an MoU with them over the matter (cf. Brian Carpenter's
> response to my invitation to attend the ccTLD Meeting in Luxembourg
> to investigate it - it was well timed with the NTIA principles). They
> refer to the "serious confusion and/or Fud" introduced by ICANN.
> This means that the very disappointing outcome damaging the
> WG-IDNABIS efforts to make the Internet a less confusing place in
> which to operate comes from ICANN. This is why I would advocate a
> crash meeting in Paris end of june to have ccTLDs, ICANN, IETF
> WG-IDNABIS to settle a common road map for the implementation of
> IDNA. I know that this is a very short notice but, again, I think
> that Beijin Olympic Games will show the non-ASCII world how every
> Chinese athlete has a Chinese name web site and mail. If there is no
> consensual road-map by then I am afraid it will be very difficult to
> prevent as a result a non-coordinated ML-DNS deployment. It will take
> some time after decisions will be taken. So, we might consider that
> they could mushroom in Falls 2009. Not necessarily a good timing for
> Up to you to decide.
> jfc
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