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|Comment Open:||6 January 2012|
|Close Time (UTC):||23:59 UTC||Public Comment Announcement|
|Reply Open:||24 March 2012||To Submit Your Comments (Forum Closed)|
|Reply Close:||13 April 2012||View Comments Submitted|
|Close Time (UTC):||23:59 UTC||Report of Public Comments|
Joint ccNSO and GNSO IDN Working Group (JIG WG)
The Initial Report reflects the preliminary stocktaking by the WG members of policy and other considerations relating to the Universal Acceptance of IDN TLDs.
Seeking public comment on its Initial Report is part of the process to report on identified issues to the respective Councils and propose a methodology to address the issues.
The WG will closely review all submitted comments to revise and assess its prelimanary stocktaking.
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|Section I: Description, Explanation, and Purpose|
The joint ccNSO – GNSO IDN working group (JIG) is seeking public comment on its Initial Report on Universal Acceptance of IDN TLDs. This report is intended to solicit input from the community on the preliminary stocktaking of policy and other considerations as well as possible actions to taken by ICANN and the ICANN community to address the issue of Universal Acceptance of IDN TLDs in support of the introduction of IDN cc and gTLDs.
The following are policy and coordination considerations identified:
To be most helpful input and feed-back from the community is sought with respect to the following questions:
Has the JIG captured the major issues associated with Universal Acceptance of IDN TLDs? If not, what is missing?
|Section II: Background|
The purpose of the Joint ccNSO/GNSO IDN Working Group is to deal with issues related to the introduction of IDN ccTLDs under the IDN ccTLD Fast Track implementation process and IDN gTLDs under the new gTLD implementation process, which are of common interest to both the GNSO and ccNSO.
The following topic area's have been identified of mutual interest:
Both the ccNSO and GNSO Council adopted the charter of the JIG.
|Section III: Document and Resource Links|
The Initial Report can be found at: http://ccnso.icann.org/workinggroups/jig-idn-tld-acceptance-initial-report-06jan12-en.pdf [PDF, 160 KB]
Further information on the work of the joint ccNSO – GNSO IDN WG is available at: http://ccnso.icann.org/workinggroups/jiwg.htm
|Section IV: Additional Information|
(*) Comments submitted after the posted Close Date/Time are not guaranteed to be considered in any final summary, analysis, reporting, or decision-making that takes place once this period lapses.