[IDN-WG] Is this list alive?

Satish Babu sbabu at ieee.org
Mon Feb 25 00:25:35 UTC 2019

Hi Roberto

Thanks for your interest in the IDN Working Group.

This WG is active occasionally, for instance when there is a technical
issue to be discussed within At-Large. It is not active on a day-to-day
basis. A part of IDN-related issues has been subsumed within the UAI,
whereas as the technical details such as LGRs/GPs are directly run by the
ICANN IDN program. Individuals within this group are, however, active in
this forum.

The UASG was set up to discuss *all* aspects of Universal Acceptance,
including Search engines and UI/UX aspects. Any questions on these aspects
are perhaps best handled in their group.

However, pls feel to raise any issue here that you believe is of
consequence to the global end-user community *vis-à-vis* IDNs.

With kind regards,


On Sun, Feb 24, 2019 at 10:21 PM Roberto Gaetano <
roberto_gaetano at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all.
> I subscribed recently to this mailing list because I have some interest in
> Universal Acceptance and in particular on IDNs, but I am realising that
> this list has been inactive for quite some time.
> I was wondering whether there are people who believe, like me, that this
> topic is still actual and whether it is worth relaunching the discussion.
> I am following the work of the Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG)
> and I see that the issues are tackled from the technical POV. Moreover, the
> discussion is often limited to the DNS-related aspects, not taking into
> account issues related to, for instance, search engines. Last but not
> least, there is little that is discussed about the impact that UA - or
> rather the lack thereof - has on development and deployment of local
> content. In summary, what I reckon is that the overarching problem of the
> impact on users is seriously lacking.
> I have more to say on this, but for the time being I am only checking
> whether this is the right forum for getting into details or whether
> something else would be more appropriate and more effective.
> If somebody is interested, please let me know.
> Cheers,
> Roberto
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