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RE: [ccnso-idncctld] Comments from the Arabic team for domain names

  • To: "'Ibaa Oueichek'" <oueichek@xxxxxxxxxxx>, <ccnso-idncctld@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: RE: [ccnso-idncctld] Comments from the Arabic team for domain names
  • From: "Chris Disspain" <ceo@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2008 10:04:58 +1000 (EST)

Dr Oueichek,

Thank you for your input. I will respond to the specific points you have
raised as soon as possible.


Chris Disspain
CEO - auDA 
Australia's Domain Name Administrator

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-ccnso-idncctld@xxxxxxxxx
[mailto:owner-ccnso-idncctld@xxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Ibaa Oueichek
> Sent: Wednesday, 23 April 2008 02:05
> To: ccnso-idncctld@xxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [ccnso-idncctld] Comments from the Arabic team for domain names
> Dear all, I have been a "silent member" of this WG, but I will try to
have a
> better contribution during the next period, especially that I have been
> asked formally to present the view of several countries interested in
the FT
> approach.
> The Arabic team for domain names has been created by the LAS (league of
> states) to discuss issues related to implemeting IDN (more specifically
> Arabic domain names). Several countries who are members of the team are
> extremely interested by the fast track approache and are more than
> to participate. The current position of the team is to push for IDN
> by ccTLDs and NOT by gTLDs for several reasons mainly related to mixing
> languages using the same script and the risk of visual confusion (but
> is out of scope for this list).
> A pilot project running IDNs for several cc-TLDs in the region is
> running with 10 member countries (unfortunately, this project is not
> accessible from outside member countries).
> A few issues have been raised regarding the interim report during the
> meeting :
> 1)  The report clearly identifies the Purpose of Fast Track as   "to
> pressing demand". However, it defines its scope as
>      "experimental in nature". Our worry is regarding the meaning of
> "experimental". "Experimental" should not mean that:
>         - The fast track delegations are temporary
>         - The registered domain names during the fast track could become
> invalid at a later stage!
>         - It should not discourage the application developers from
> their full support to IDN
> 2) Regarding delegation of IDN ccTLDs
>       - Countries/registries should not be forced to sign
> documents/agreements they believe would limit their full control over
> IDN ccTLDs
>        - Signing documents/agreements may involve very heavy and slow
> governmental process that contradicts the fast track concept
> Sincerely
> Dr. Ibaa Oueichek
> Chairman of the Arabic team for domain names.

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