[UA-discuss] Help Wanted - Website Testing

Don Hollander don.hollander at gmail.com
Sat Oct 27 05:09:55 UTC 2018



Universal Acceptance Steering Group

Help Wanted.   Evaluation of popular websites for UA Readiness and Outreach
to website owners raising awareness of Universal Acceptance


Application Deadline: 2018-11-27

Send Applications to: don.hollander at icann.org
<mailto:don.hollander at icann.org> 



The Work

To take a list of up to 1,000 websites from around the world and determine
how readily they accept a variety of email addresses.  


This is a repeat of an exercise finished in 2017


Repeat the evaluation of the websites from the 2017 study by trying to
create new accounts in each website and determine whether each of eight test
email addresses are accepted by the website.


Our experience during the 2017 test was this could take between 10 and 15
minutes per website, depending on finding a place to register and the amount
of information required.


Part of this time was finding the right page to test with.  This is already
recorded in our 2017 results which should make the effort faster.


Also, to perform 20 smaller tests of 50 websites based on geography or



Universal Acceptance is a foundational requirement for a truly multilingual
Internet, one in which users around the world can navigate entirely in local
languages. It is also the key to unlocking the potential of new generic
top-level domains (gTLDs) to foster competition, consumer choice and
innovation in the domain name industry. To achieve Universal Acceptance,
Internet applications and systems must treat all TLDs in a consistent
manner, including new gTLDs and internationalized TLDs. Specifically, they
must accept, validate, store, process and display all domain names.

The Universal Acceptance Steering Group is a community-based team working to
share this vision for the Internet of the future with those who construct
this space: coders. The group's primary objective is to help software
developers and website owners understand how to update their systems to keep
pace with an evolving domain name system (DNS). 

Email Address Internationalisation (EAI) is a material part of the UASG's



Desired Characteristics

*	You must be technically proficient and able to write clearly in
English.   Having staff familiar with a variety of written languages will be
*	An understanding of the applications of issues around Universal
Acceptance (UA) and Email Address Internationalization (EAI)
*	Access to sufficient facilities to perform the evaluations.


Next Steps

Please provide us with: 

*	A brief statement of interest and why you want to do this work and
why we should want you to do this work. 
*	A sample of similar research and writing
*	An indication of the approach and resources that you will apply to
the work.
*	An indication of expected costs and the basis of the cost for each
phase of work.  
*	The expected duration of the exercise.
*	Full contact details
*	Two references


Deadline for receipt of expressions of interest: 23:00 UTC 2018-11-27


Send completed expressions to: don.hollander at icann.org
<mailto:don.hollander at icann.org> 

If you have any questions, please send those to don.hollander at icann.org
<mailto:don.hollander at icann.org> .   Please allow 24 hours for answers.


We expect to reach out to a short list of candidates within one month of the
closing time.


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