Expert Volunteers Needed to Define Requirements for Internationalized Registration Data and Corresponding Data Model for gTLD Registries
As part of the process to implement WHOIS review team recommendations related to Internationalized Domain Name registration data requirements, ICANN seeks volunteers who are community representatives with expertise in linguistics, IDNA, policy and registry/registrar operations to participate in a working group to determine appropriate Internationalized Domain Name registration data requirements and data model for Registration Data Directory Services (aka WHOIS services).
Interested experts are invited to submit their résumé and an expression of interest statement demonstrating how they meet the qualifications for one or more of the expertise areas specified. The call for volunteers document [PDF, 143 KB] that describes the type of expertise needed, as well as the process for selecting members.
Applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 16 August 2013.
The working group is expected to:
- Determine the requirements for internationalized registration data
- Produce a data model for the IRD that matches the requirement
In doing so the working group is expected to build on previous community efforts related to this issue, most notably:
- SSAC-GNSO Final Report on Internationalized Registration Data [PDF, 641 KB]
- SAC 054: SSAC Report on Domain Name Registration Data Model [PDF, 575 KB]
The result of the WG product will go through a public comment process to ensure broad input is received. It will form the basis for further policy development and/or contractual framework for generic Top-level domains, as well as ideally becoming a best practice for country code top-level domains.
Successful completion of the project depends on having team members with the right skills. Therefore ICANN, through its Supporting Organizations and Advisory Committees, and through its contacts with the international Internet community, is soliciting the participation of community volunteers.
The formation of the working group is part of the process to implement the internationalized registration data recommendations of the ICANN WHOIS Policy Review Team Final Report [PDF, 1.44 MB] as adopted by the ICANN Board.