My comment in Thai on July 7 is showing up as ???, This is quite ironic since ICANN stated they wanted to create "Global Awareness"
Hi there, On July 7, 2001, I had commented in Thai and English about ICANN's Global Awareness initiative on the new gTLDs program but the Thai portion showed up as "?????" and not displaying Thai characters (unicode) properly. I had emailed an enquiry about this issue but it has been 3 days and the issue hasn't been fixed nor have I heard anything and tomorrow is the last day for posting comments. I hope ICANN is not just doing this for protocol only. I also hope ICANN takes my comment seriously about expediting/fast track the IDN TLD versions of exisiting gTLDs as they shouldn't need additional communication period. This could be a very powerful way to help promote the success of the new gTLD program. The lack of timely action on ICANN's part to expedite iGTLD launches appear to me that ICANN really doesn't care much about the global audience and deem this to be a non-priority. Some of us have already waited 10 years by using half breed IDNs with the right of the DOT still being ASCII and this is inhibiting commerce for the global audience.