[UA-discuss] Some findings on the level of acceptance of IDNs - particularly in Arabic

Edward Lewis edward.lewis at icann.org
Thu Apr 16 11:25:35 UTC 2015

The SaudiNic reports can be found via the ICANN "universalacceptance" page:


in the last table (Non-ICANN Resources).  The links work as of writing

On 4/15/15, 21:10, "Don Hollander" <don.hollander at icann.org> wrote:

>SaudiNic has put a huge amount of effort into the development of an
>evaluation methodology.  They presented preliminary results at the APTLD
>meeting in Oman last year and later in the year publsihed their paper on
>the specific methodology.  I think this will be a good paper for the
>Monitoring and Measurement Project Group to look at.
>Another good source is the EurID/UNESCO report on IDNs.
>On 16/04/15 12:59 pm, "Kurt Pritz" <kpritz at thedna.org> wrote:
>>Hi Everyone,
>>These presentations were forwarded from a conference session in Dubai on
>>1-2 April 2015.
>>One is a presentation from ICANN on the IDN program and the other is some
>>research on the compatibility of Arabic IDNs with various Internet
>>They reinforce the need for more work on universal acceptance, especially
>>the report by Raed Alfayez of SaudiNIC. While I can get a lot of the
>>problem and specific work from the slides, do we think it'd be good to
>>have Raed present this material (or are these results already well
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