[council] Request to Provide Input to Issue Report on Introduction of IDN ccTLDs

GNSO.SECRETARIAT@GNSO.ICANN.ORG gnso.secretariat at gnso.icann.org
Thu Dec 20 11:17:49 UTC 2007

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A request to Provide Input to the Issue Report on Introduction of IDN 
ccTLDs has been posted at:

The comment period ends at 25th January 2008.

At its meeting on 2 October 2007, the ccNSO Council resolved to call for 
an Issue Report to examine the need for a Policy Development Process 
(ccPDP) to consider:

    1. Whether Article IX of the ICANN bylaws applies to IDN ccTLDs 
associated with the ISO 3166-1 two letter codes, and if it does not then 
to establish if Article IX should apply.
    2. Whether the ccNSO should launch a PDP to develop the policy for 
the selection and delegation of IDN ccTLDs associated with the ISO 
3166-1 two-letter codes.

The Council requested that, in preparing the Issue Report, the Issue 
Manager identify policies, procedures, and/or by-laws that should be 
reviewed and, as necessary revised, in connection with the development 
and implementation of any IDN ccTLD policy.

The Council, also at the 2 October meeting, appointed Bart Boswinkel as 
Issue Manager by the ccNSO Council, responsible for producing the Issue 

The ccNSO Council has asked Bart Boswinkel to consider, in preparing the 
Issue Report and in proposing a time line for conducting each stage of 
the ccPDP, the joint ccNSO GAC Issues Paper, the technical limitations 
and requirements including the IDNA Guidelines, and any other matters 
that the Issue Manager considers to be of relevance, which includes the 
intermediate results and final outcome of the work of the IDNC Working 
Group (“fast track approach”).

To identify matters that are potentially relevant to the Issues Report, 
a comment period will open on 19 December 2007 and close on 25 January 
2008. Comments can be submitted via email and will be archived for 
public review. The email address for comments and link to the archive 
will be published at the opening of the comment period.

Submit comments to idn-cctld-issues at icann.org.

View comments at http://forum.icann.org/lists/idn-cctld-issues/.

In raising matters for consideration, it will be most helpful if you would:

    1. State your name and affiliation;
    2. Briefly identify the issue, concern, or idea you want to raise;
    3. Explain what the issue, concern, or idea;
    4. Explain your specific interest in the matter raised;
    5. Indicate why you think it is within the scope of the questions 
raised by the ccNSO Council (see above) .

It would be most helpful if you also identify any relevant publicly 
available documentation, for future reference.

Please note that it is not necessary at this stage to make suggestions 
to resolve any issues relating to an overall policy or answer any questions.

Glen de Saint Géry
GNSO Secretariat - ICANN

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