[AfrICANN-discuss] Comments Encouraged on the Final Report of
IDNC Working Group on ccTLD "Fast Track" Mechanisms
dogwallah at gmail.com
Wed Jul 16 11:09:32 SAST 2008
Just curious, but why on earth do all the links in this mail look like this:
instead of this:
It's just very unexpected!
On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 9:07 AM, Baher Esmat <baher.esmat at icann.org> wrote:
> News Alert
> Comments Encouraged on the Final Report of IDNC Working Group on ccTLD "Fast
> Track" Mechanisms
> 15 July 2008
> Final Report of IDNC WG [PDF, 100K]
> Public Comment Forum Open Through 15 August 2008
> Summary: The IDNC Working Group (IDNC WG) has developed its Final Report on
> feasible methods that would enable the timely and efficient ("fast track")
> introduction of a limited number of non-contentious IDN ccTLDs, while an
> overall long-term IDN ccTLD policy is being developed. The Final Report
> highlights the latest topics and issues that need to be considered in
> developing (1) a mechanism for the selection of the IDN ccTLD string and (2)
> a mechanism to designate an IDN ccTLD manager. The ICANN Board of Directors
> accepted the Final report at its 26 June meeting in Paris, France and
> directed that the report be made available for public comments.
> Process: In addition to opening this new public forum, the ICANN Staff has
> been directed by the Board to begin work on implementation measures with
> relevant stakeholders to implement the fast track and to prepare a detailed
> implementation report to the Board before the ICANN Cairo meeting in
> November 2008. Comments submitted in this forum will be used by the staff to
> help fulfill those obligations.
> Background: The IDNC WG was chartered by ICANN's Board to develop and report
> on feasible methods, if any, that would enable the introduction (in a timely
> manner and in a manner that ensures the continued security and stability of
> the Internet) of a limited number of non-contentious IDN ccTLDs, associated
> with the ISO 3166-1 two-letter codes (both the official code list of ISO
> 3166-1 and the list of reserved ISO 3166-1 code elements)(popularly known as
> "the fast track"), while the overall IDN ccTLD policy is being developed.
> The scope of the IDNC WG was limited to developing methods that would not
> pre-empt the ultimate policy outcomes of the IDN cc Policy Development
> Process (ccPDP).
> As described in the Final Report, the fast track approach requires two
> specific mechanisms:
> A mechanism for the selection of the IDN ccTLD string; and
> A mechanism to designate an IDN ccTLD manager).
> The Document: Final Report of IDNC WG [PDF, 100K]
> Deadline and How To Submit Comments: The Public Comment forum on the Final
> Report of the IDNC WG will be open through 15 August 2008. Comments on the
> document are welcome via email to idn-cctld-fast-track at icann.org. An archive
> of all comments received will be publicly posted at
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