[UA-discuss] ICANN IDNs ⬅︎ UA Topics from the Public Forum

Andre Schappo A.Schappo at lboro.ac.uk
Tue Mar 22 11:48:19 UTC 2016

+ icann.世界 is registered

On 22 Mar 2016, at 11:12, Andre Schappo <A.Schappo at lboro.ac.uk<mailto:A.Schappo at lboro.ac.uk>> wrote:

I have now remembered that icann does already have some registered IDNs

Please see the archived UA-discuss email thread which starts at http://mm.icann.org/pipermail/ua-discuss/2015-June/000344.html


are all currently registered though they will all expire over the next 3 months unless someone renews them.

They were originally registered and used for experimental purposes. Assuming the experiments have finished, they should now be repurposed as fully functioning ICANN domain names and should have equal ranking with icann.org<http://icann.org/>

André Schappo

On 18 Mar 2016, at 12:23, Andre Schappo <A.Schappo at lboro.ac.uk<mailto:A.Schappo at lboro.ac.uk>> wrote:

Re: Karen Yu's suggestion

ICANN IDNs — Well yes, absolutely,  ICANN should have IDNs and be using IDNs. It is an obvious thing to do and should have been done a long time ago. Furthermore, ICANN usage of IDNs should be up front and publicised and have equal ranking with icann.org<http://icann.org/> (I am thinking here of companies that defensively register IDNs but then keep quiet about them) So it should be standard practice when quoting icann.org<http://icann.org/> one should include it's IDNs.

ICANN should, IMHO, have multiple IDNs, sufficient to include all the human language scripts encompassed by existing ccTLDs & NewgTLDs

André Schappo

On 18 Mar 2016, at 05:56, Don Hollander wrote:

The following two passages from the Public Forum on Thursday in Marrakech:


Okay. I'm Karen Yu from ZDNS. We are an RSG member, but I'm acting as my personal capacity for this question. So we have talked about universal acceptance for a while, but it seems it has been moving really slow. So I think ICANN make -- do something to accelerate the development of this.

So, for example, to our best knowledge, ICANN currently only use ASCII domain for the official website. So maybe why not ICANN adopt an IDN for the website, for example, to all?

[ Applause ]


Thank you very much, Karen. As an interested observer, I've noticed some significant effort. But Ram is the chair or co-chair - - I can't remember -- of the universal acceptance working group. Maybe you could respond to that.


Thank you, Mike. Thank you for bringing this up. It's a very important topic. Universal acceptance is crucial for the people of the world to actually access the Internet the way it was intended and not only in ASCII or -- so I think your idea is very good. There are many other ideas like that that come through. We will certainly make sure that staff take a look at that and make a determination.

And I would go even further. It's not just the website but it's also how emails come through, what happens when emails come in for registration on the ICANN website, for example, where they're internationalized email addresses. So there's a whole host of it.

Thank you for your comments, and we take it fully on board. There's very strong support from the board, from the staff, and to the community on universal acceptance.


Yes. Good afternoon. My name is Tony Harris. I'm with the ISPCP constituency. I'm also a new registry. And I just wanted to thank the board for having helped us launch the universal acceptance steering group. I am extremely impressed with the progress we are making. We have a dream team of technical experts from some of the largest companies, the community, and staff, and I do have to say I disagree with comments that I heard today about it going slowly.

On the contrary, we are making great progress.

Obviously, a lot of evaluation had to be done how to address the vast community of programmers, implementers, and system administrators worldwide, and collect the relevant materials to be able to address this successfully.

I'm happy to say this is very much on track and I just wanted to say this is great work being done. Thank you very much.


Thank you to everyone in the community. This is really a community effort, and I think from the board, what you'll find is very strong and sustained and persistent support for this program. In many ways we're trying to emulate what the board had done with the IDN program several years ago with providing strong support. There's an overlap of IDN and universal acceptance as well.



-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://mm.icann.org/pipermail/ua-discuss/attachments/20160322/eeb82200/attachment.html>

More information about the UA-discuss mailing list