[council] Proposed motion on requesting an issues report for IDNs

Bruce Tonkin Bruce.Tonkin at melbourneit.com.au
Tue Nov 29 04:56:25 UTC 2005

To: Chair, ccNSO Council
From: Chair, GNSO Council

Dear Chris,

The following is a proposed motion for the ccNSO and GNSO to jointly
request that the ICANN staff produce an issues report on the topic of
IDN strings related to existing top level domains.

I hope that the ccNSO will consider this motion at its meeting this
The issue will be before the GNSO Council in its meeting on Friday.

Bruce Tonkin

WHEREAS, the GNSO Council recognises that one of the goals of ICANN to
increase the internationalisation of the domain name space.

WHEREAS, the GNSO Council wishes to liaise closely with the ccNSO with
respect to the issue of localised IDN equivalents of existing gTLDs and
ccTLDs, and for the purpose of jointly requesting an issues report. 

The GNSO Council requests that the staff produce an issues report on the
policy issues associated with creating internationalised equivalents of
existing gTLDs, and second level domains within existing gTLDs.   

The GNSO also requests that the staff liaise with the ccNSO to ensure
that the policy issues associated with internationalised versions of the
existing ccTLDs can also be considered.

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