Posts Tagged ‘Tina Dam’

ICANN: Status Update IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process Implementation

ICANN is pleased to provide the following status report on the progress of implementation of the IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process. Overall, the implementation is tracking to the project plan and it is planned to be submitted to the Board during the ICANN meeting in Korea, Seoul, 26-30 October 2009. Discussion of the implementation plan […]

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 [PDF, 101K]. Since the recent closure of the first public […]

IDN and gTLD introductory sessions video

During the Cairo meeting in, ICANN together with 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, 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.

Tina Dam: Compliance with IDN technical requirements

One of the main IDN related topics from the just-finished ICANN meeting in Cairo that I think deserves some additional attention was:
Why Compliance with IDN technical requirements are a necessity on a global scale
Overall compliance with technical standards are important for TLD registry operators in order to keep their TLD stable and secure and […]

Domain Name Wire: Risks Remain for IDN Investors

New IDN TLDs may pose problems for second level IDN holders.
For years, domain names were only available in roman characters. Domain names in these characters don’t make a lot of sense to web users who’s primary languages don’t use these characters.
But then so-called International Domain Names (IDNs) using non-roman characters became available. Domainers […]

.JP Registry: DNAME aliasing for idn.idn?

I read this May 4, 2008 release from the Japan Registry Services entitles “DNAME Issues Regarding IDN TLD

For much of the last year only the term “aliasing” has been used by ICANN staffers, Tina Dam in particulary for the possiblity of converting,,, etc to also alias as idn.idn (equivalents).

Can someone from ICANN shed some light on what is going on with DNAME (solution proposed by Verisign), and also with the options for alising of .com etc. into the new idn.idn space.

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New Languages Added to ICANN’s IDN Wiki

MARINA DEL REY, Calif.: Hebrew and Amharic speakers now have dedicated wiki pages to share their experiences as a part of the global evaluation of Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) being done by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. "Since its launch in October 2007, the IDN wiki has helped ICANN and the Internet […]

Tina Dam: When can I register domain names under IDN TLDs?

ICANN hears this question all the time at meetings, events, in different online forums, on the wiki, and in emails and phone calls. The great challenge is it the answer isn’t the specific “as of this date” answer so many people want to hear. Because of the nature of some critical functions that still […]