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RE: [ccnso-idncctld] FW: ccTLD IDNs: Draft methodology for fast track

  • To: "'Janis Karklins'" <janis.karklins@xxxxxxxxxx>, <ccnso-idncctld@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: RE: [ccnso-idncctld] FW: ccTLD IDNs: Draft methodology for fast track
  • From: "Chris Disspain" <ceo@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2008 21:56:25 +1000 (EST)


Attached is my response to the comments made by Bill Dee in behalf of
European Commission.


Chris Disspain
CEO - auDA
Australia's Domain Name Administrator

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From: owner-ccnso-idncctld@xxxxxxxxx
[mailto:owner-ccnso-idncctld@xxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Janis Karklins
Sent: Friday, 11 April 2008 19:53
To: ccnso-idncctld@xxxxxxxxx
Subject: [ccnso-idncctld] FW: ccTLD IDNs: Draft methodology for fast track

FYI, comments from European Commission.


From: gac-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gac-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of William.Dee@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: piektdiena, 2008. gada 11. aprīlī 11:08
To: gac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Cc: donna.austin@xxxxxxxxx
Subject: ccTLD IDNs: Draft methodology for fast track

Dear colleagues,

As we know, ICANN have now posted the above document (
http://icann.org/announcements/announcement-04apr08.htm ) for public
comment by 25 April. Clearly a lot of good work has been done by the IDN
Committee and I would in particular to like to thank GAC colleagues who
actively participated in the Committee.

Attached are my comments on the proposed approach. As you will see, I feel
that there are a number of issues that still need attention. In
particular, I am concerned that the "fast-track" approach proposed will
not be fast enough because there would be too many procedural steps to be
addressed by any potential applicant.

In addition, some of the issues, I believe, need to be determined by
governments, rather than ICANN, such as whether a proposed string is
"controversial" or which script(s) should be used. We have agreed in the
WSIS that "Countries should not be involved in decisions regarding another
country’s country-code Top-Level Domain (ccTLD)". This principle, I
believe, should also be extended, to the greatest extent possible, to
other actors outside the local Internet community of the country
concerned. In relation to IDN ccTLDs, this would require that ICANN limit
itself to matters related to the global stability and interoperability of
the DNS. It is difficult, for example, to see how the extent to which a
proposed string is controversial or in one script rather than another
would fall into this category.

Because of the priority that we all attach to the introduction of IDNs at
the earliest opportunity, I have therefore proposed what I believe is a
less complex and faster procedure for your consideration. I did submit
this procedure to the IDN Committee during its deliberations but I have
not received any feedback (positive or negative) at the time. I would
therefore welcome any comments or suggestions that you might have prior to
our discussions in Paris, where I presume that the GAC will formulate a
reply to the proposed approach.


William Dee
European Commission
+32 2 296 5635

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