Archive for August 2009

Solving the remaining IDN issues

One particularly important aspect of ICANN’s launch of new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) will be the availability of Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) at the top level. That eagerly anticipated enhancement to Internet participation has also raised some issues.
For example, current practice dictates that gTLDs contain at least three characters – two-character Latin TLDs are [...]

Shawn Steele: Oversimplification of EAI/IMA (International eMail Addresses)

A couple months ago I blogged about EAI Email Address Internationalization/Internationalized Email Addresses (EAI/IMA) and felt like blogging again. China’s been very interested in non-ASCII email addresses for some time, and is working hard to adopt the EAI standard.  I’ve heard a target of November 2009 for that standard.  http://www.china.org.cn/china/sci_tech/2008-09/27/content_16544162.htm briefly addresses EAI. Local Oversimplification [...]

IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process

The IDNC working group, whose formation was approved by the ICANN Board during the ICANN meeting in Los Angeles, finished their recommendations to create a fast track approach to introduce a limited number of IDN ccTLDs. The IDNC working group final report was approved by the ICANN Board during the ICANN Paris meeting, where the [...]

Hong Kong Billionaire Li Ka Shing’s Companies Guilty of IDN Hijacking

A World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) domain name dispute adjudication panel has found two companies owned by Hong Kong billionaire, Li Ka Shing, guilty of Attempted Reverse Domain Name Hijacking, over the domain name, 長江.com, which means YangtzeRiver.com. Geneva, Switzerland, August 3, 2009 – A World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) domain name dispute adjudication panel [...]