Public Comment

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Name: Business Constituency
Date: 12 Mar 2024
Affiliation: ICANN Business Constituency (BC)
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BC would support the ICANN Board to encourage the continuous and healthy development of IDN in both gTLDs and ccTLDs. BC acknowledges the current use of IDN TLDs may be still limited, and the user experiences vary from TLD to TLD. On the issue of variant at the top-level, some IDN ccTLD allows variant / synchronized TLD, and some chose not to request a variant string.

For IDN gTLD applicants in the 2012 round, some submitted corresponding variant strings to ICANN and some were not. BC believes that a future IDN TLD applicant should continue to have such a choice of not applying variant TLD.