[council] update on JIG and IDNG

Edmon Chung edmon at registry.asia
Thu Feb 18 09:40:46 UTC 2010

Hi Everyone,

A late update from me regarding the progress at JIG and IDNG:

- a kick off discussion between the co-chairs and staff was conducted
- a first meeting of the group is planned for Nairobi
- 3 items of common interest has been identified, with a 4th being considered and discussed
	1. IDN TLD Variants
	2. Single Character IDN TLDs
	3. IDN TLD Acceptance (universal acceptance of IDN TLDs by Internet applications, databases, filters etc.)
	4. IDN TLD information to be included for IANA considerations

IDNG Drafting Team
- a potential issue regarding "confusingly similar strings" with special consideration for IDN gTLDs that may be considered by the council was identified (in fact in Dec 2009), this may or may not result in a statement from the Drafting Team to the council (a draft has been circulating)


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