Archive for January 2009

ICANN: IDN Fast Track Process Update

ICANN recently proposed (for public comment) a Draft Implementation Plan for the introduction of Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) on a limited basis for ccTLDs. The Plan follows the recommendations of the ICANN’s policy making supporting organizations and advisory committees. Those recommendations are available at http://ccnso.icann.org/workinggroups/idnc-wg-board-proposal-25jun08.pdf [PDF, 101K]. Since the recent closure of the first public [...]

Evan Brewer: International Domain Names (IDN) Practical Information

Back in December of 1996, a man by the name of Martin Dürst at the University of Zürich came up with the idea that adding internationalized characters to domain names would be a good idea.  Much debate was had and now almost every Top Level Domain (TLD) available supports internationalized characters. There are a few exceptions if I recall, [...]

IDN and gTLD introductory sessions video

During the Cairo meeting in, ICANN together with Domaine.info produced a number of videos covering the main sessions and topics, with each video fronted by a member of either the staff or a chair of the relevant supporting organization or advisory committee.

You can find all of those videos posted on the Cairo site at http://cai.icann.org/video, and we also post ICANN videos on the main site under the main tab “Videos”.

This video features two of ICANN’s project managers – Tina Dam and IDNs, and Karla Valente and new gTLDs – talking about the sessions they were due to run on the first day of the conference where introductions were given to their two topic areas.