[UA-discuss] UA Plans for the next 3 months

siavash at dotbazaar.net siavash at dotbazaar.net
Thu Nov 19 17:24:20 UTC 2015

Hello Ram,
This is in response to your call for reporting UA problems with new 
TLDs. The fact that IDNA2008 is not as yet fully supported by major 
browsers has been a big problem for our IDN domain <.بازار> (dotBazaar), 
xn--mgbab2bd. Specifically, it seems that the four `deviations' as 
listed in UNICODE Technical Standard #46 are lumped together for 
possible action making it very difficult to proceed. Of the four, ZWJ 
does not seem to be needed at this time, German sz may have a huge 
backward compatibility problem, but ZWNJ and Greek final sigma can be 
implemented (the latter, as far as I know) without much difficulty. Our 
problem is with ZWNJ, which is in included in our ICANN-approved Table. 
This is very common in Persian, Urdu and Kurdish, which are among the 
languages targeted for this IDN TLD. The only backward compatibility 
problem here is with a fairly small number of third-level IDN domains 
once registered under IDNA2003 in <ایران.ir>, but this problem was 
already foreseen when I was directing .ir and I'm assured by IRNIC now 
that they're ready to deal with it when they begin registering under 
their top-level IDN ccTLD (ZWNJ is included in their IDN Table). We at 
dotBazaar, and IRNIC staff (for <.ایران>), are ready to cooperate with 
browser people and other interested parties to solve this problem.
for dotBazaar

On 2015-11-14 01:04, Ram Mohan wrote:
> Folks,
> It’s been a few weeks since the UA group met virtually and in person
> in Dublin, sustaining the momentum and drive that has made this effort
> an important and community supported initiative that is going from
> strength to strength.
> In the next few weeks, I will provide an update of the activities to
> date, and of the plans that we are making for the upcoming year. In
> 2016, the UA effort must move from effort to effect, and demonstrate
> the outcomes of the hard work of the many volunteers contributing.
> I’m updating my 2014 blog post on CircleID on Universal Acceptance
> [More Problems Crop Up With Universal Acceptance of Top Level Domains
> [1]] – Christian Dawson has volunteered to help. IF YOU HAVE DATA
> EMAIL. Brent London is making progress on the Technical topics, and
> Mark Svancarek is kicking off the metrics component. Rich Merdinger &
> Christian are focusing on outreach and communications efforts for
> 2016. Dennis Tan & Dusan Stojicevic are concentrating on the IDN and
> EAI pieces, an area that overlaps the work that Brent is doing.
> We are planning to kick off 2016 with a face to face meeting on
> January 14 and 15 in Washington DC, and will take up the kind offer
> from ICANN to host at their downtown DC offices. As is our norm, there
> will be an open conference bridge, and the meeting will be recorded.
> Those who would like to attend in person should inform Don cc’ing me
> about your intent to attend. The conference room in DC holds about 20
> people comfortably, and 25 in a stretch.
> As you know, the work we are doing is not possible without your
> attention, energy and ability. We are grateful for the work you are
> already doing, and we need more of it in the year coming up.
> Regards,
> Ram
> Chair, UASG
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> Ram Mohan
> Executive Vice President & CTO
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> Skype: gliderpilot30
> Links:
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> [1]
> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140207_more_problems_crop_up_universal_acceptance_of_top_level_domains/

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