[ccnso-idncctld] legal arrangements
All, We need to discuss whether we should make some sort of recommendation in our methodology paper about legal arrangements. My thoughts are that if we feel we should then it might be worth saying something like this: "Regarding a legal arrangement between ICANN & IDNccTLD operator the WG recommends that IDN ccTLDs should be delegated on the same basis as ccTLDs. However, the IDNC WG acknowledges that due to the experimental nature of the introduction of IDN ccTLDs under the Fast Track, the overarching requirement to adhere to the IDNA protocols and IDN guidelines, and to ensure the security and stability of the DNS, ICANN should be entitled to require the IDN ccTLD manager to enter into a light weight legal arrangement similar to the current Accountability Framework model. This arrangement might cover issues such as: - Ongoing adherence to IDNA protocol and IDN guidelines; - A mechanism to adhere to the submitted and published language table, and a mechanism to amend the submitted and published language table; - A mechanism to ensure adverse effects, if any, related to the introduction of IDN at the top level, are mitigated." Just some initial thoughts but something we need to discuss on our call. Cheers, Chris Disspain CEO - auDA Australia's Domain Name Administrator ceo@xxxxxxxxxxx www.auda.org.au Important Notice - This email may contain information which is confidential and/or subject to legal privilege, and is intended for the use of the named addressee only. If you are not the intended recipient, you must not use, disclose or copy any part of this email. If you have received this email by mistake, please notify the sender and delete this message immediately. Please consider the environment before printing this email.