Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers

Background on IDN ccTLDs

The Country Code Name Supporting Organisation (ccNSO) Council is establishing working groups to delve into various aspects of creating a global policy for the introduction of internationalized country code top level domain (IDN ccTLD) (associated with the territories listed in the ISO 3166-1). The IDN ccPDP Issues Report calls for the formation of two working groups, and the ccNSO Council recently confirmed the composition of the first, broad-based working group (Working Group 1).

Working Group 1

Many individuals volunteered to serve on the ccNSO’s new Working Group 1, which is charged with identifying and reporting on a feasible policy for the selection and delegation of IDN ccTLDs. During its telephone conference on 12 May 2009, the ccNSO Council confirmed the working group participants, which include members from the ccNSO, GNSO, and the At-Large community. GAC participation remains to be defined. (See table below for list of members and observers.) The ccNSO called for volunteers for membership in Working Group 1, inviting both members and non-members of the ccNSO.

Working Group 2

Working Group 2 will deal with the changes to Article IX and relevant Annexes in the ICANN Bylaws and will be formed in October 2009.



AP Region


Gihan Dias, .lk

Hiro Hotta, .jp

Minjung Park, .kr

Ai-Chin Lu, .tw


Siavash Shahshahani, .ir


Tan Yaling, .cn

AF Region


Mohamed El Bashir, .sd

Nashwa Abdelbaki, .eg

Yann Kwok, .mu


EU Region


Andrei Kolesnikow, .ru

Maria Mokina, .ru

Vaggelis Segredakis, .gr

Nigel Roberts, .gg

NA Region


Becky Burr, NomCom


Keith Drazek, .us


LAC Region


Sandro Marcone, .pe


Rodrigo Saucedo, .bo




Olga Cavalli


Edmund Chong




Cheryl Langdon-Orr


Sivasubramanian Muthusamy







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