[UA-discuss] FYI, an IUC41 presentation proposal on UA

Jovenet Consulting contact at jovenet.email
Fri Mar 24 09:03:11 UTC 2017

Hello Jim,
To do the promotion of this to "new gTLD followers" (LinkedIn new gTLd
group, gtld.club, Newlsetter), I need a link to your content.

On Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 9:12 AM, Jim DeLaHunt <jfrom.uasg at jdlh.com> wrote:

> Hello, UA colleagues:
> Two weeks ago we had a thread about my interest in seeing Universal
> Acceptance proposals submitted to the 41st Internationalization and Unicode
> Conference (IUC41).  Based on that discussion, I am working on a proposal
> for a 50-minute presentation. I'd like to run these by you for your
> information. I appreciate any feedback you have.
> ------------------------------
> *Presentation title*: Universal Acceptance of non-Latin email addresses
> and domain names: how does your framework rate?
> *Abstract*:
> The next one billion internet users use a wide variety of languages and
> scripts. They will demand email addresses, and domain names, in scripts
> they can easily read. App development frameworks, libraries, and
> programming languages on all platforms will be called on to meet this
> challenge. This is Universal Acceptance (UA) — of all domain names and
> email addresses, from http://普遍接受-测试。世界 [simplifed Chinese] to مانيش @
> أشوكا. الهند [arabic] to données at fußballplatz.technology [latin
> non-ASCII]. We present technical compliance criteria, a list of problem
> areas, and ways to evaluate compliance. We give our compliance findings so
> far. Does your library and platform provide Universal Acceptance?
> Universal Acceptance is a foundational requirement for a truly
> multilingual Internet, one in which users around the world can navigate
> entirely in local languages. It is also the key to unlocking the potential
> of new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) to foster competition, consumer
> choice and innovation in the domain name industry. To achieve Universal
> Acceptance, Internet applications and systems must treat all TLDs in a
> consistent manner, including new gTLDs and internationalized TLDs.
> Specifically, they must accept, validate, store, process and display all
> domain names and email addresses.
> This talk presents a compliance review plan, for the programming languages
> and frameworks with which applications are built. It has a list of UA
> features to check, and gives reference correct results. Application
> developers can use these tests to be sure the tools they use afford
> Universal Acceptance. Framework developers can use these tests to be sure
> that they provide access to the right scope of Universal Acceptance
> functionality, and that it works well.  There is a complementary compliance
> review plan of application features, which we will also look at.
> This compliance review plan are the work of the Universal Acceptance
> Steering Group (https://uasg.tech/). An ICANN project, the UASG is a
> community-based team working to share this vision for the Internet of the
> future with those who construct this space: coders. The group’s primary
> objective is to help software developers and website owners understand how
> to update their systems to keep pace with an evolving domain name system
> (DNS).
> The UASG has done its own compliance evaluation for selected frameworks
> and programming languages. We will go over these results.
> This talk is complementary with Dr Ajay Data's presentation on Data Xgen's
> experience developing email services with non-Latin email addresses and
> domain names.
> This talk is suitable for product owners, application developers,
> programming language and framework developers, testers, domain registars,
> email hosting companies, management, and developers. Plus, anyone who looks
> forward to using email addresses and domain names in non-Latin scripts will
> find this evaluation of interest.
> [Note: I plan to base this mainly on the contents of "Reviewing
> programming languages and frameworks for compliance with Universal
> Acceptance good practice"]
> *Ram and other leaders*: Is it all right for me to identify myself as a
> member of UASG, and this talk as being a UASG presentation, and use the
> UASG templates?  I don't mind just proposing an individual talk, but I
> think having the UASG branding would be stronger.
> ------------------------------
> I am also working on a proposal for a 1.5 hour tutorial.
> *Tutorial Title*: Domain names and email addresses aren't just ASCII
> anymore.  Now what?
> *Tutorial Concept*: Explain IDN and EAI, and their implications, for an
> audience that doesn't know either. The next billion internet users. Explain
> Punycode and how it's the ASCII labels that are registered. Show the
> thousands of gTLDs, and how to get the current list. Talk about policy
> issues like joint registration. Talk about confusables, as a security issue
> and a trademark issue. Introduce UASG and other groups working on these
> issues. Review the portfolio of UASG materials and how participants can
> apply them, both to the software they developed, and to that they procure.
> I think the tutorial extends beyond UASG, so I'm leaning towards
> presenting it as an individual tutorial.
> N.B. It's my practice to freely licence my presentation materials with
> CC-BY, so they will be available for others to re-use.
> Also, as alluded to above, I understand that Dr Ajay Data has proposed a
> presentation on Data Xgen's experience developing email services with
> non-Latin email addresses and domain names. I think this will be
> interesting by itself, and even better in combination with the UASG
> material in my proposal.
> Who knows whether the program committee will accept any of these
> proposals?  They will give us their answer towards the end of April.
> One final reminder: if anyone else wants to propose a talk, 24. March is
> the deadline! Details at <http://www.unicodeconference.
> org/call-for-participation.htm>.
> Once again, your feedback is welcome. Best regards,
>       --Jim DeLaHunt
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