Posts Tagged ‘Tina Dam’

Tina Dam: IDN Usability

Internationalized Domain Names and the usability of them is a key aspect of the ongoing introduction of IDN ccTLDs. ICANN is actively taking part in conferences and events, with a focus on applications and usability of new technology on the Internet. This is to spread information about IDNs and how they work in order to […]

CNN interviews Tina Dam (ICANN Director of IDN)

IDN ccTLD Delegations approved by ICANN

This is a very brief blog post with quite the big content. Last week was a special week at ICANN, with several IDN milestones meet. Many were included in the 22 April 2010 ICANN Board meeting. The ICANN Board approved the first IDN ccTLD delegation requests for four countries. These countries are: Egypt, the Russian […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tina Dam: First 4 IDN ccTLDs through String Evaulation

The first four IDN ccTLD requests has just been announced as having completed the String Evaulation portion of the Fast Track Process. These are associated with: Egypt, the Russian Federation, United Arab Emirates, and Saudi Arabia. See the full announcement here: So what does that mean? It means that these may now initiate 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 […]

Tina Dam: Next Generation Internet Users?

As we (at ICANN staff) have been preparing for the Fast Track launch, for tomorrow, it was suggested to me that I write a blog post about it. I could have written about all the hard work, the long hours, the aggressive testing of the online system, keeping it simple and yet flexible for all […]

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 Bringing the Languages of the World to the Global Internet

Seoul: The first Internet addresses containing non-Latin characters from start to finish will soon be online thanks to today’s approval of the new Internationalized Domain Name Fast Track Process by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers board. “The coming introduction of non-Latin characters represents the biggest technical change to the Internet since it […]