Archive for March 2010

Tina Dam: Clearing the Confusion (Fast Track)

Since the launch of the Fast Track Process, ICANN has received many questions about how the DNS Stability Panel will determine a confusingly similar string; that is, a requested string that is confusing similar with an existing ccTLD, gTLD or applied-for TLDs. The overall rules seem clear: 1) If you apply for an IDN ccTLD [...]

IDN ccTLD Requests Completes Fast Track String Evaluation

ICANN is pleased to announce the successful completion of String Evaluation on proposed IDN ccTLDs. Announcements for the completion of each request are provided here: http://www.icann.org/en/topics/idn/fast-track/announcements-en.htm. The requesters may now initiate delegation of the IDN ccTLDs by following ICANN’s standard processes for TLD delegation, through the IANA function. Also, included are two sets of synchronized [...]

Proposed Implementation Plan for Synchronized IDN ccTLDs

ICANN is pleased to announce the public comment period for the proposed Implementation Plan for Synchronized IDN ccTLDs [PDF, 440K]. Synchronized IDN ccTLDs are described by situations in the Fast Track Process where: IDN ccTLDs are requested in more than one official language or script in a country/territory, the requests for corresponding multiple strings are [...]

China, Hong Kong, Palestine, Qatar, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia requests for an IDN ccTLD has been passed

China requested two Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) country code top-level domain (ccTLD) strings through ICANN’s IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process. China xn--fiqs8S , 中国 xn--fiqz9S , 中國 Hong Kong xn--j6w193g 香港 Palestinian Territory xn--ygbi2ammx فلسطين Qatar xn--wgbl6a قطر Sri Lanka xn--fzc2c9e2c ලංකා xn--xkc2al3hye2a இலங்கை Taiwan xn--kpry57d 台灣 xn--kprw13d 台湾 xn--nnx388a 臺灣 Thailand xn--o3cw4h ไทย Tunisia [...]

ICANN passes resolution to China’s IDN ccTLD applications

NAIROBI, Mar 13, 2010 (Xinhua via COMTEX) — The wrap-up meeting of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) board passed a resolution to China’s IDN ccTLD applications, the Chinese delegation to the meeting has told Xinhua. According to this resolution, ICANN president and CEO has been assigned to draft an Implementation Plan [...]

ICANN Head Visiting China After ‘dot-China’ Request

The head of the global Internet addressing authority will visit China this week, according to people briefed on the matter, highlighting questions about China’s Web censorship after it applied to offer domain names that end with Chinese characters. Rod Beckstrom, CEO of the California-based Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), will visit China [...]