[council] ccNSO-GAC Issues Report on IDN Issues

philip.sheppard at aim.be philip.sheppard at aim.be
Tue Nov 20 16:24:07 UTC 2007

Avri raises some good points about the potential breadth of what we may be
saying to the CCSO/GAC. This seems to be a function of us wanting to leave
the tough questions to the CCSO/GAC!

Our approach could be turned around.

In the absence of an ICANN policy there will be NO IDN names reserved in
the CC space. They will ALL be available to any applicant via our new
process in the g space. The task before ICANN is to create a reserved
list/allocation for CC related IDNS - or not.

Conclusion and a key question
The question should be therefore who serves the public interest best with
respect to CC related IDNS? A CC registry/Government or any one at all?

If we can answer this question, - with criteria to assess the public
interest - we will perhaps advance the debate without needing to address
issues of volume.


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