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Draft Final Report of the Internationalized Registration Data Working Group

Comment Period Important Information Links
Open Date: 3 October 2011
Close Date: 17 November 2011 Public Comment Announcement To Submit Your Comments (Forum Closed)
Time (UTC): 23:59 View Comments Submitted Report of Public Comments
Originating Organization: ICANN Policy Development Department
Purpose: ICANN staff is seeking comments on the draft Final Report [PDF, 437 KB] of the Internationalized Registration Data Working Group (IRD-WG).
Current Status: On 26 June 2009 the Board of Directors of the Internet Corporate for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) approved a resolution (2009.06.26.18: requesting that the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) and the Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC), in consultation with staff, convene an Internationalized Registration Data Working Group (IRD-WG) comprised of individuals with knowledge, expertise, and experience in these areas to study the feasibility and suitability of introducing display specifications to deal with the internationalization of registration data. Subsequently, the SSAC and the GNSO formed the IRD-WG. The IRD-WG produced an Interim Report requesting community input on several questions relating to possible models for internationalizing Domain Name Registration Data. See [PDF, 686 KB]. Now the IRD-WG has provided a draft Final Report in response to the Board's request. ICANN staff is seeking comments on this draft Final Report [PDF, 437 KB].
Next Steps: Following the close of this comment period, the IRD-WG, will discuss and consider all of the comments received and prepare a Final Report, which will then be considered by both chartering organizations, the SSAC and the GNSO Council.
Staff Contact: Julie Hedlund Email: