Public Comment

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Proposed IDN Guidelines Revision

Comment Period Important Information Links
Open Date: 27 July 2011
Close Date: 26 August 2011 Public Comment Announcement To Submit Your Comments (Forum Closed)
Time (UTC): 23:59 UTC View Comments Submitted Report of Public Comments
Originating Organization: ICANN

Version 3.0, IDN Implementation Guidelines [PDF, 196 KB]

This draft was developed by the IDN Guidelines Revision Working Group (comprised of ccTLD and gTLD registry representatives with IDN experience supported by ICANN staff). The new draft modifies the current Version 2.2 to reflect the IDNABIS revision ("IDNA2008 protocol") of the initial IDNA protocol ("IDNA2003"). ICANN previously published a discussion draft prior to the ICANN meeting in Cartagena, Colombia in November 2010 (see
Current Status:

A discussion draft was published on 15 November 2010, prior to the ICANN meeting in Cartagena. The current version 2.2 of the IDN Implementation Guidelines was published on 26 April 2007 (see

Next Steps: The proposed version 3.0 will be considered by the ICANN Board following the conclusion of the comment period and incorporation of any changes by the IDN Guidelines Revision Working Group.
Staff Contact: Naela Sarras Email: