[IDN-WG] Public Comment: IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process Proposed Final Implementation Plan

At-Large Staff staff at atlarge.icann.org
Mon Oct 5 05:56:45 CDT 2009

Public Comment: IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process Proposed Final Implementation Plan

4 October 2009


ICANN is pleased to announce the public posting of the Proposed Final Implementation Plan for the IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process.

The IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process will enable the introduction of a limited number of internationalized country-code top level domain names (IDN ccTLDs). As noted by ICANN CEO Rod Beckstrom, once implemented, this will be the first time that users can obtain a domain name with the entire string in other than ASCII (or Latin) characters, "this is one of the most exciting developments for the users of the Internet globally in years. IDNs will enable the people the world over to use domain name addresses in their own language." The process will be available to all countries and territories where the official language is based on scripts other than the Latin (extended) script. 

The proposed final plan is scheduled for ICANN Board consideration at the ICANN meeting in Seoul, Korea, 26-30 October 2009.

The proposed launch date for the IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process is 16 November 2009.

ICANN is looking forward to feedback on the final plan in the public comment forum designated for that purpose.

The proposed final plan has been developed based on responses to community comments and discussions. See the latest status update at: http://www.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-2-09sep09-en.htm.




*ICANN At-Large Staff*

Nick Ashton-Hart, Heidi Ullrich, Matthias Langenegger, Gisella Gruber-White

staff at atlarge.icann.org


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