[Gnso-epdp-idn-team] welcome & preparations for the IDN EPDP

gopal at annauniv.edu gopal at annauniv.edu
Thu Aug 12 16:00:41 UTC 2021

Dear EPDP Team Members,

Thank you for the ZOOM Meeting on 11 August 2021.

I am sorry for this belated introduction. My work with ICANN began
more than two decades back as a Member at Large. Presently, I am
an Unaffiliated Individual Member [UIM] of APRALO.

Mr. Satish Babu, APRALO, Chair has been a very good friend of mine 
the Computer Society of India [CSI].

I served on the Subcommittee of the IT Task Force, Government of Tamil 
Nadu for
a couple of years upto 2002. Internet Kiosks were just beginning in 
happen in India
at that time. It has been my privilege to deliberate on Domain Names 
with the various

The Goal:

Once a domian name is registered in any language, it should 
automatically be
available in all language variations.

Looking forward to working further with you all.


Gopal T V
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Dr. T V Gopal
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
College of Engineering
Anna University
Chennai - 600 025, INDIA
Ph : (Off) 22351723 Extn. 3340
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 From: Gnso-epdp-idn-team <gnso-epdp-idn-team-bounces at icann.org> On 
Behalf Of Edmon Chung
Sent: Thursday, July 29, 2021 9:21 PM
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Subject: [Gnso-epdp-idn-team] welcome & preparations for the IDN EPDP

Dear EPDP Team members,

Welcome to the EPDP Team tasked with reviewing Internationalized Domain 
Names (IDNs). I'm looking forward to working with all of you on this 
EPDP. You should have received an invite for our first meeting, which is 
scheduled for Wednesday, 11 August 2021 at 14:00 UTC, though not ideal 
for some, we did want to get moving and in our first meeting we will 
identify our recurring date/time for our regular meetings going forward. 
In case you are unable to join the first meeting, please do let us know 
ahead of time your general preference for the day-of-week and times for 
meetings. I want to share a few notes in advance of our first meeting to 
help ensure that we can get through all of the start-up tasks for the 
Working Group in a timely manner.

In preparation for the first meeting, please take the time to begin 
familiarizing yourself with the following materials:

- IDN EPDP Charter 

- New gTLD Subsequent Procedures Final Report (Topic 25: 
Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) starting on page 114) 

- IDN Variant TLD Implementation Staff 

- Recommendations for the Technical Utilization of the 

- Consensus 

- GNSO Working Group 
 > & EPDP Manual <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__gnso.icann.org_sites_default_files_file_field-2Dfile-2Dattach_annex-2D4-2Depdp-2Dmanual-2D24oct19-2Den.pdf&d=DwICAg&c=OGmtg_3SI10Cogwk-ShFiw&r=qQNCXqU_XE2XIdXbawYmk-YDflYH6pd8ffXlzxU37OA&m=4X8uy7QM7Y7Jpd0rM2ch02-DvQZDiv3oqnMzz2Evy7I&s=EY7_0yA-P1WP2X__rqbk2h3CtMjUZUMDonHLcebl0jk&e= >

- GNSO IDNs EPDP Community Outreach Session at ICANN71, providing an 
introduction to the EPDP 

By the second Working Group meeting, we should expect that everyone has 
carefully read all of these documents. Once you have completed your 
document review, please confirm 
 >. The goal of this exercise is to ensure that everyone is starting off on the same page with the same foundation of information, which will enable us to be a more effective team. Leading up to and during that second meeting, please feel free to take the opportunity to ask clarifying questions upon reviewing the materials.

In addition, a comprehensive document library is included on the Working 
Group's workspace (see 
). An understanding of these documents, especially the Key Resources at 
the top of the page, will help to ensure your full and productive 
participation in Working Group deliberations. In reviewing the document 
library, if you believe any critical documents are missing, please let 
the ICANN staff team know.

The following items will be on the agenda for the first meeting:

- Welcome from the Chair

- Vice Chair: We have an opportunity to select one Vice Chair for this 
Working Group, but we are not required to do so.

- Charter: It would be helpful if everyone could read through the 
 > before the first call. We will briefly go over some key points and answer any questions that members have.

- Operating Mode/Working Methods: In our first meeting, we'll talk about 
some of the logistical elements of how we will work, including the 
decision-making process for this Working Group. We'll also review what 
is expected of those participating in this Working Group. From the 
outset, I would like to emphasize the importance of working towards 
developing consensus recommendations, which means working constructively 
and collaboratively to find outcomes that members can ultimately accept. 
To this end, the Consensus Playbook 
 > is among the resources that you are being asked to read by the second meeting. We'll be drawing on the methods and techniques in the playbook throughout the life of the EPDP, so everyone should be familiar with it.

- Work Plan: On our first call, we will have an opportunity to speak a 
bit about the Work Plan and what can be expected in our first weeks of 
work on this EPDP. As a preview, the initial areas of focus will be:
         - High-level review of the topics within the Charter
         - Prepare to request input from SO/AC/SG/Cs on topics in the 
         - Deliver Work Plan to GNSO Council
         - Meeting Frequency and Schedule: We'll have an opportunity to 
discuss the meeting frequency and the proposed day/time of the calls.
         - Coordination with other community efforts on IDNs

As standard practice during the first meeting of a PDP/EPDP, members 
will generally do a round of verbal introductions so we can get to know 
each other.
Action Item: In this case, given that we have a bit of time until the 
first meeting, I would ask all of the Members to briefly (no more than a 
couple of paragraphs at most) send an email to the list, describing your 
relevant experience/background and any objectives you have for 
participating in this EPDP.

I look forward to seeing all of you on the call and hearing from you on 
the list.

Best regards,


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