[IDN-WG] Is this list alive?

Satish Babu sbabu at ieee.org
Fri Mar 1 04:23:03 UTC 2019

Hi Roberto

I've been tracking your posts in the UASG list, and have just responded to
one of the posts there.

We can certainly discuss this matter during the At-Large Policy Workshop.
However, we may also want to push it with the UASG so that they also
support us taking on this role.


On Fri, Mar 1, 2019 at 4:44 AM Roberto Gaetano <roberto_gaetano at hotmail.com>

> Hi Satish.
> I just had an exchange of emails with the UASG folks - I am in the mailing
> list and following closely what is happening. I understand that the
> outreach strategy of the UASG does not include end users - that is neither
> consumers nor registrants.
> I strongly believe that there is a need for actins that involve these
> stakeholders, otherwise the proposed “technical” solutions will not
> guarantee that the overall user experience be satisfactory.
> I think that this is one of the topics for discussion in Kobe - for
> instance at https://64.schedule.icann.org/meetings/962007
> I will propose in that context to revitalise this WG.
> Cheers,
> Roberto
> On 25.02.2019, at 01:25, Satish Babu <sbabu at ieee.org> wrote:
> 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,
> satish
> 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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