ICANN Resolutions » 2003-10-31 - IDN Committee changes
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Board closes work of the IDN Committee with thanks.
Whereas, the Internationalized Domain Name Committee was established by resolution 01.94 to serve as a general coordination body for the work on policy issues related to Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs);
Whereas, the IDN Committee has issued a series of reports and recommendations regarding IDNs and related issues;
Whereas, in October 2002 the Internet Engineering Steering Group approved the publication of three proposed standards defining an application-level mechanism for IDNs;
Whereas, the ICANN community would like to thank the following IDN Committee members for their service on the IDN Committee: Masanobu Katoh (Committee Chair), Mouhamet Diop, Patrik Fältström, Qiheng Hu, John Klensin, Sang-Hyon Kyong, Stuart Lynn, Elisabeth Porteneuve, Mohd Sharil Tarmizi and Vincent Wen-Sung Chen.
Whereas, the President in consultation with the Chair of the IDN Committee formed a new President's IDN Registry Implementation Committee composed of interested registries, registrars, and technical experts to consider and exchange information on ways to resolve the issues associated with implementation of IDN capabilities in existing top level domains;
Whereas the Board requested the following individuals to serve on the President's IDN Registry Implementation Committee, the Board would like to thank the following members: Masanobu Katoh (chair), Neil Edwards, Patrick Falstrom, Hiro Hotta, Kenny Huang, Cary Karp, Andrew McLaughlin, Ram Mohan, Hualin Qian, James Seng, Mark Blanchet, YangWoo Ko, Edmon Chung, Yann Courtel, Geir Rasmussen, Tom McGarry, and Tina Dam.
Whereas as the Chair informs the Board that the work of the IDN Committee is complete as to the current formulation of members.
Whereas the committees have successfully reached the conclusion of their work, the successful implementation of IDN will continue to involve the exchange of information on ways to resolve the issues associated with implementation of IDN capabilities in existing top level domains.
Whereas the ICANN Board wishes to express its extreme gratitude to Mr. Katoh for his services in chairing and leadership in the area of ICANN's IDN work, beginning with the Internal Working Group, the IDN Committee and the President's IDN Registry Implementation Committee.
Hereby resolved [03.172] to bring to a close the work of the IDN Committee, and the President's IDN Registry Implementation Committee.
Resolved [03.173] that ICANN will continue to participate and provide guidance on the community's work with the objective to achieve coordinated implementation of IDN.