Posts Tagged ‘IDN ccTLD Fast Track’

ICANN Public Comment: Second Annual IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process Review

ICANN is now opening a public comment forum for the second annual review of the IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process. Community members and specifically those who were directly involved in the IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process, including requesters, public authorities, and end users of the delegated IDN ccTLDs, are kindly asked to provide feedback on […]

Tina Dam: Community Support for IDN ccTLDs

One area of the IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process about which questions have arisen is community support for the IDN ccTLD and how such support can be demonstrated. I have provided some clarification here that I hope is helpful to present and future IDN ccTLD Fast Track participants. None of this information replaces or changes […]

IDN ccTLD Fast Track String Evaluation Completion

The IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process was launched on 16 November 2009. As of that date eligible countries and territories were able to request their respective IDN ccTLD(s) through the process. The process entails three steps: (i) Preparations in country/territory (ii) String Evaluation, and (iii) String Delegation. All steps are described in detail in the […]

Tina Dam: Fast Track Status Update

The IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process was successfully launched, as planned on 16 November 2009. It was done at exactly 00:00UTC with a very joyful count-down by the Fast Track Staff Team – followed by a wooohooo The launch went smoothly. We have since monitored the system and everything is working. As of 10pm Pacific […]

IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process Launch

16 November 2009 ICANN is pleased to announce the launch of the IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process. Non-English speakers across the globe will soon have access to the Internet addresses completely in their own language. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the organization charged with overseeing the Internet’s naming and numbering systems, […]

Tina Dam: IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process

Seoul,  Oct 26 Tina Dam Sr. Director, IDNs What is the IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process • Process to introduce a limited number of IDN ccTLDs, that – are associated with ISO3166‐1 two‐letter codes – are comprised of non‐Latin characters – includes government and community support – represent country/territory names […]

ICANN: Fast Track Receives Over 50 Responses

Following the recommendation from the IDNC WG Final report, ICANN sent letters to all countries and territories requesting information about their interest in participating in the Fast Track process. A sample letter is available at The request for information included a brief questionnaire intended to ascertain interest in the Fast Track Process. While ICANN […]

Draft Final Report of Recommendations for IDN ccTLD Fast Track Mechanism Made Available

Discussion Draft of Interim Report of IDNC WG for Public Comments [PDF, 152K] Public Comments welcomed by 23 June 2008 Summary: The IDNC Working Group (IDNC WG) is currently working to develop and report on feasible methods that would enable the timely and efficient ("fast track") introduction of a limited number of non-contentious IDN ccTLDs, […]