15 July 2021 23:59 UTC
26 August 2021 23:59 UTC
Staff Report Due
9 September 2021 23:59 UTC
Purpose: The Greek script community formed the Greek Script Generation Panel (GP), which has developed a proposal (Proposal and Supporting Document) for Greek Script Root Zone Label Generation Rules (RZ-LGR). As per the LGR Procedure, the proposal is posted for Public Comment to allow those who have not participated in the Greek Script GP to make their views known. Based on the feedback, the Greek Script GP will finalize and submit the proposal for integration into the Label Generation Rules for the Root Zone (RZ-LGR).
Current Status: Currently, there are multiple script communities that have formed Generation Panels and are actively working towards finalizing Label Generation Rules (LGRs) for the root zone including Japanese, Latin, and Myanmar scripts. LGRs for the following 18 scripts have already been completed and integrated: Arabic, Bangla, Chinese, Devanagari, Ethiopic, Georgian, Gujarati, Gurmukhi, Hebrew, Kannada, Khmer, Lao, Malayalam, Oriya, Sinhala, Tamil, Telugu, and Thai. In addition, Armenian, Cyrillic, and Korean scripts have also been completed and are waiting to be integrated.
Next Steps: Following the Public Comment period and submission of the proposal by the Greek Script GP, which will reflect any changes due to community feedback, the Integration Panel (IP) will evaluate the proposal. If the proposal is successfully evaluated, it will be integrated into a subsequent version of the RZ-LGR. If not, the proposal will be sent back to the Greek Script GP with comments for further consideration and revision.
Section I: Description and Explanation
Following the Call for Generation Panels to Develop Root Zone Label Generation Rules, the Greek community organized to form the Greek Script Generation Panel (GP), which was seated by ICANN on 31 October 2016. The Greek Script GP has developed the proposal for the Greek script LGR following the format prescribed in the LGR specification.
According to the LGR Procedure the starting point for the work of the Greek Script GP is the latest version of the Maximal Starting Repertoire (MSR). The work has been carried out following the specification of Generation Panel's tasks, as described in the LGR Procedure in particular, Section B.3 "Variant Rule Generation Procedure". These tasks are summarized in the guide on Setting up and Running a Generation Panel.
Each Generation Panel's proposals are posted for Public Comment. This permits those who have not participated in the Generation Panel to make their views known. A well-functioning Public Comment is a critical component of this procedure because there is no formal appeal mechanism for the LGR being developed.
The LGR Procedure consists of two passes. The first pass creates a set of LGRs, each specific for a given script or writing system, and is carried out by a Generation Panel composed of people with deep experience or interest in the script, writing system, or language used by some community of Internet users. These panels submit their LGR proposals for review by an Integration Panel consisting of independent experts in the Domain Name System (DNS), Unicode, and scripts. The Integration Panel has responsibility for the second pass, which involves integrating the proposals into a unified set of LGRs for the root zone, taking into account the need for a secure, stable, and reliable DNS root zone.
Section II: Background
Label Generation Rules for the Root Zone (RZ-LGR) are being developed to define a conservative mechanism to determine valid Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) top-level domains (TLDs) and their variant labels.
The successful development of Label Generation Rules depends on having community-based Generation Panels for each script that will be used in the root zone. Generation Panel members are representatives from each of the communities that use a particular script or writing system and their role is to identify the valid characters, variants, and Whole Label Evaluation (WLE) rules for the given script or writing system. Each Generation Panel starts by considering the code points for the relevant script that are present in the Maximal Starting Repertoire (MSR) and based on these, develops a Label Generation Rules proposal to be used to generate TLD labels for that script. In doing so, they may need to coordinate efforts with other Generation Panels whenever their respective scripts are closely related. These proposals are then reviewed by the community through a Public Comment proceeding and then by an expert Integration Panel for approval and integration into the LGR for the root zone. The details are defined in the LGR Procedure.
Section III: Relevant Resources
Section IV: Additional Information
Related materials can be found at the following links:
- Root Zone Label Generation Rules: https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/root-zone-lgr-2015-06-21-en
- Maximal Starting Repertoire: https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/msr-2015-06-21-en
- Procedure to Develop and Maintain the Label Generation Rules for the Root Zone in Respect of IDNA Labels: https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/files/draft-lgr-procedure-20mar13-en.pdf
- Machine readable specification for the Label Generation Rules: https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc7940.txt
- Guidance on Designing LGRs Supporting Variant Labels: https://tools.ietf.org/rfc/rfc8228.txt
- LGR Toolset: https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/lgr-toolset-2015-06-21-en
- Repository of Guidelines and other relevant documents: https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/root-zone-lgr-documentation-2017-12-15-en
- LGR proposals already received: https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/lgr-proposals-2015-12-01-en