Re: [alac] Guide to Domain Names
Thanks for the comment Siavash (and everyone else for theirs).
As those on the call will remember, we came up with a process which is meant to:
1) Incorporate all ideas that the ALAC has about the structure and content of the document; 2) Allow the writers to take those views into account to come up with a document which the ALAC can support and believes will be useful.
What was agreed on the call was as follows:
1) Committee members would review the document and provide detailed comments and edits. The idea here is that the comments should be sufficiently detailed that if you were the writer, you would be able to use them to accurately reflect the comments made accurately in the text, so, please be as specific as you can. I know that a number of you have fundamental structural issues with the document. If you can provide examples of documents which have a structure that you think would be better, either send it, give us a URL, and do tell what about that document in your view recommends it.
2) These comments would come in, insofar as is possible by the conclusion of the Sao Paulo meeting, but in any case not later than the 31st December.
3) A redraft incorporating the comments received would then be prepared.
I suggested that we could take some time at one of the meetings in Sao Paulo to review the comments made up to that time, and if people wish to orally make further comments, I can then take those, plus the written ones received until the end of the year, and compile them together and send all of it to Miriam with a copy to ALAC too, to make sure I didn't miss or misstate anything.
Perhaps the following specifics could be helpful in addressing some of the most recently-stated issues:
1) decide that a subsequent guide will address ccTLDs, but that this one will only address gTLDs.
2) ensure the name is changed to "A Guide to Generic Top-Level Domain Names"
3) add a preamble noting that the guide focuses only on gTLDs and there are 250 country code tld's and these will be addressed in an upcoming "A Guide to Country Code Top-Level Domain Names"
And then also, in SP show the draft guide to members of the ccNSO Council and invite them to work with the ALAC in creating such a guide focussed on .
On 15/11/06, Siavash Shahshahani <shahshah@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hi Wendy, I really think that a fair and general guide to domain system which can receive ALAC/ICANN endorsement would be most welcome at least in my community. People trust such an endorsement, which makes it more imperative that it be unbiased and clarify common misunderstandings. Let me give you an example. The IDN table of .ir Registry was sent to IANA more than a year ago, but it has not appeared yet on the IANA list(for reasons I don't want to speculate about now). This makes people question the authoritativeness of our IDN offering, and we are constantly asked why we're not getting IANA endorsement. So in short, I think the idea of putting out a guide is a very good one. I'd be happy to participate in a working group to make it happen. Best, siavash
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