[council] IDN Laboratory Testing Progress

Mawaki Chango ki_chango at yahoo.com
Fri Oct 20 22:57:08 UTC 2006

Come on Avri,
then you're being (or would be) impressed by a phantom: there is no such thing as an IDN TF (in fact it wa ssupposed to be a WG) at the council level; it has never produced any work, neither has it been asked any contribution to the slightest IDN issue. The council (gTLD committee or IDN "WG" if you will) was supposed by the agenda to discuss IDN in amsterdam, and not only be reported to by ICANN staff, but nobody seemed to have noticed and much less been bothered by the fact that we didn't. I'm guessing council members who have anything relevant to say about this could just refer to the various public fora that are being opened out there, while the ICANN policy body is dead silent on so many policy issues raised by IDN, except the famous TORs. Even then, these are only discussed as an appendix to the new gTLD PDP, and are being iterated by the staff (hey, Olof!) without serious, thorough discussion of IDN issues in their own right by any GNSO Council group.

Oh, in case anyone is wondering, I have no personal agenda, hidden or open, on IDN; I just take it as a test for our workings and working methods when it comes to openness, transparency and diversity -- and just watching.
Keep all well,

----- Original Message ----
From: Avri Doria <avri at acm.org>
To: GNSO Council <council at gnso.icann.org>
Sent: Friday, October 20, 2006 7:42:34 AM
Subject: Re: [council] IDN Laboratory Testing Progress

On 20 okt 2006, at 09.49, GNSO.SECRETARIAT at GNSO.ICANN.ORG wrote:

> ICANN is very pleased to be able to announce the engagement of  
> Autonomica AB

Does anyone know if there is any information on this group.  Their  
web page <http://www.autonomica.se/> was somewhat short of details.   
Also, how was the selection made?

I suppose I should just be impressed that the IDN TF got this far  
this fast.


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