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26 October 2002

RESOLUTION ON IDN

WHEREAS:

Internationalised Domain Names (IDN) went through the standardisation process at IETF which  approved publication of four proposed standards.

THEREFORE:

APTLD recognises the need of co-ordination on IDN, in particular in its localisation and global deployment.

APTLD specifically recommends that the global Internet community undertakes the following:

1.      Development of Issues List

2.      Development of Recommended Best Practices

3.      Creates archives of various resources from around the world

4.      Undertake public relations effort, including outreach

APTLD further recommends all stakeholders to co-ordinate on this matter, especially the ccTLD community which includes all  language communities in the world.


FINALLY:

APTLD specifically recommends:

1.      THAT the ccTLD Constituency (ccSO) to form IDN Working Groups to address issues for various language groups

2.      THAT the global Internet community have regular fora among various stakeholders to co-ordinate activities starting with information exchanges.

REFERENCE:

See Appendix for the relevant organisations working on IDN activities and their archive.

Signed: APTLD

APPENDIX – PARTIAL LIST OF ORGANISATIONS INVOLVED IN IDN

IETF/IDN WG             www.ietf.org

ICANN/IDN Ctte                    www.icann.org

DNSO/IDN WG                     www.dnso.org

APTLD                                   www.aptld.org

JET

CDNC                                                www.cdnc.org

JPNIC                                     www.nic.ad.jp

JDNA www.jdna.jp

JPRS                                  www.jprs.jp

KRNIC                                    www.krnic.or.kr

TWNIC                                    www.twnic.org.tw

CNNIC                                    www.cnnic.org.cn

MINC                                      www.minc.org

AINC                                       www.ainc.org