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Contribution from ITU on Internationalized Top Level Domains

  • To: <dam@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: Contribution from ITU on Internationalized Top Level Domains
  • From: <Robert.Shaw@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2005 21:33:14 +0200

Dear Tina Dam,

Thank you for your email announcing a formal call for contributions
related to
IDN issues. As you may be aware, the ITU has three formal
resolutions that relate to deployment of Internationalized Domain Names.
These include "ITU Plenipotentiary Resolution 102 (Rev. Marrakesh,
Management of Internet domain names and addresses"; "ITU Plenipotentiary
Resolution 133 (Marrakesh, 2002): Role of administrations of Member
in the management of internationalized (multilingual) domain names"; and
World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (WTSA) Resolution 48
on "Internationalized Domain Names".

We have attached the texts of these three resolutions and request that
they be posted on the ICANN IDN website. These resolutions guide ITU's
mandate and activities related to management of Internet names and
addresses and, more specifically, IDN issues.

WTSA Resolution 48 notes that "there needs to be an in-depth discussion
of the
political, economic and technical issues related to internationalized
domain names (IDN) arising out of the interaction between national
sovereignty and the need for international coordination and
and "that intergovernmental organizations have had, and should continue
have, a facilitating role in the coordination of Internet-related public
policy issues;" It also instructs ITU-T "Study Group 17, in
with other relevant study groups to study IDN, and to continue to liaise
cooperate with appropriate entities in this area,"

In this regard, we would also request that the matrix in the draft new
questions considerations document, dated June 7 2005, which is also
posted on the
IDN site, make reference to consultation with ITU, in light of the above

As a practical initiative toward the liaison and cooperative activities
for in the above Resolutions relating to IDN, we would like to propose
that ICANN 
and ITU jointly organize a workshop in 2006 on this topic to consider
how our two
organizations could further enhance their cooperation on this
challenging and
complex topic. 

Thanking you in advance,

Robert Shaw
Robert Shaw <robert.shaw@xxxxxxx>
ITU Internet Strategy and Policy Advisor
Strategy and Policy Unit <http://www.itu.int/spu/>
International Telecommunication Union

Attachment: itu-resolution-102.pdf
Description: itu-resolution-102.pdf

Attachment: itu-resolution-133.pdf
Description: itu-resolution-133.pdf

Attachment: ITU-T-resolution-48-e.pdf
Description: ITU-T-resolution-48-e.pdf

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