ICANN News Alert -- Status Update: IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process Implementation

Vint Cerf vint at google.com
Sun Sep 13 22:45:27 CEST 2009

we are in final stages of the WG last call and hope to have the final  
documents to the AD this week.

It is too early to tell how well these changes will be implemented and  
how quickly they will spread.

The browser software vendors are already meeting, however, informally  
to assess how to incorporate IDNA2008 while coping with IDNA2003  
legacy domain name registrations.

I know this is not a comprehensive response.

vint cerf

On Sep 13, 2009, at 1:39 PM, Sivasubramanian Muthusamy wrote:

> Hello
> I wish to request a summary from IETF for the purpose of reporting  
> to ALAC and to the at-Large structures through the RALOs about the  
> status of completion of technical tasks related to IDN  
> implementation. IETF has done exhaustive work in this area and at- 
> Large has been informed about the recent internet drafts https://st.icann.org/idn-policy/index.cgi?at_large_idn_policy
> At-Large structures comprise users who might require a non-technical  
> summary of technical progress covering answers to questions such as:
> 1) Has IETF completed all technical tasks related to IDN  
> implementation? If there are any pending tasks, are these tasks  
> expected to be completed in time before the implementation begins  
> and if there are to be any further pending tasks, will be be safe to  
> assume that such pending tasks are of a non-critical nature?
> 2) Is IETF 'comfortable' with the technical preparedness for IDN  
> implementation to begin immediately following the ICANN meeting at  
> Seoul? In other words, is there an "all-set" green signal from IETF?
> 3) Though IDN TLDs are to be implemented in a phased manner, (fast- 
> tracked ccTLDs first, followed by the next wave of IDN ccTLDs / 
> gTLDs) the implementation might proceed to fully integrate IDN TLDs  
> in the root.I would call the 'fast-track first' sequence as  
> 'adminsitrative-phasing' of IDN TLD implementation. Does IETF have  
> any recommendation for 'technically-phasing' in IDN implementation?  
> ( I would be glad to non-technically expand this question)
> This communication is posted as a request for inputs.
> Thank you.
> Sivasubramanian Muthusamy
> IDN Liaison - At Large Advisory Committee
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> 2009/9/10 Patrik Fältström <patrik at frobbit.se>
> On 10 sep 2009, at 04.07, Vint Cerf wrote:
> what is the status of each of your documents in terms of absorbing  
> inputs from last call?
> You should see new version of -tables- today.
> What issues do you need me, as chair, to provide guidance for, if any?
> None (I am pretty sure of...).
>   Patrik
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