Re-sending TXT form of Proposed IDNA2008 Transition Idea

Cary Karp ck at
Tue Dec 15 09:41:45 CET 2009

As a P.S. to my remarks on the ICANN IDN Guidelines 
anyone reading them may wish to note --

The reason that text has been unchanged for so long is that the 
authorship group has been waiting for the IDNA protocol revision to be 
concluded so its details can be reflected in the next version of the 

ICANN had been similarly holding off on finalizing the terms of the 
ccTLD Fast Track <> to 
ensure its conformity with the revised protocol. That goal was abandoned 
a while back and a reference group was appointed to advise about key 
pending implementation issues. The report produced by that group 
will likely be folded into the Guidelines to render them more applicable 
to the TLD space, without or without additional benefit of being able to 
address the outcome of the protocol revision. The report considers the 
matter of "character variant management" which should also be of 
relevance to the IDNA-UPDATE discussion of bundling.


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