Re: [weirds] Internationalized Registration Data
On 04/Oct/11 23:37, Dave Piscitello wrote: > As providing support for internationalized registration data is one of > the design objectives for WEIRDS, you may find it useful to read - and > comment - on the following: > > Draft Final Report of the IRD-WG > <http://gnso.icann.org/issues/ird/ird-draft-final-report-03oct11-en.pdf> The four models illustrated at the end are interesting. However, the concept of a "must be present" representation is ill-defined. Since registration data ought to have legal standing, the "must" should be for the local representation. (Note that multilingual communities may support multiple scripts.) I'd suggest a "may be present" approach, permitting ASCII to the extent allowed by local regulations and policies, and providing transliteration/translation of specific terms (e.g. as parenthesized comments, the other way than figure 1) to the extent that registrant and registrar are willing to supply and check, respectively. The existence of a comprehensible contact is a clear indication that it may make sense to try and get hold of the person. For email addresses in particular, an RFC 2142 role name apparently implies accepting English. Otherwise, contacts would need to be cluttered with Accept-Language tags.