[Latingp] [lgr] FW: ICANN News Alert -- Recommendations for Managing IDN Variant Top-Level Domains

Sarmad Hussain sarmad.hussain at icann.org
Thu Jul 26 04:40:00 UTC 2018

Dear All,

Recommendations for Managing IDN Variant Top-Level Domains 
have been announced for public comment.  We look forward to your input.


News Alert

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2018-07-25-en [icann.org] 


Recommendations for Managing IDN Variant Top-Level Domains

25 July 2018

Open Date:

25 July 2018

Close Date:

3 September 2018

Originating Organization:

Global Domains Division


Top-Level Domains

Brief Overview:

Recommendations for managing Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) variant 
labels for top level domains (TLDs) have been developed by ICANN organization. 
The relevant materials along with these proposed recommendations are being 
published to seek community feedback.

The community has identified a need for IDN variant TLDs; however, the ICANN 
Board resolved on 25 September 2010 that "no variants of gTLDs will be 
delegated ... until appropriate variant management solutions are developed."

Subsequent work by ICANN organization and the community led to the 
identification of two issues: (i) there is no accepted definition for variant 
TLDs, and (ii) there is no 'variant management' mechanism for TLDs.

For the first issue, the Root Zone Label Generation Rules (RZ-LGR) Procedure 
was developed with the support of the community and adopted by the ICANN Board 
on 11 April 2013 for implementation. The Procedure has been implemented and 
RZ-LGR has been developed for six scripts, and other scripts are being added 
as their proposals are finalized by the relevant script communities.

For the second issue, ICANN organization has undertaken a detailed examination 
to propose a set of recommendations for variant management mechanisms for 
TLDs, which will be finalized based on the community input. The finalized 
recommendations will be presented to the ICANN Board, anticipated in March 
2019. At that time, the ICANN Board will be requested to consider these 
recommendations to allow for implementing IDN variant TLDs.



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