ICANN Resolutions » 2007-06-29 - Acknowledgement of Policy Progress on IDNs
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Board requests responses from GNSO, ccNSO, ALAC, and GAC on issues concerning IDN ccTLDs.
Whereas, the Board expresses its gratitude to the ICANN community, including the GNSO, ccNSO, GAC, and ALAC for their work related to the deployment of IDNs.
Whereas, the ccNSO, GNSO, GAC and ALAC are actively addressing policy aspects related to the introduction of internationalized top-level labels.
Whereas, a joint effort involving the ccNSO and GAC has made considerable progress, publishing a list of issues and questions that need to be addressed in order to move forward with IDN ccTLDs associated with the ISO 3166-1 two-letter codes.
Whereas, the ICANN community is discussing the details involved in using an interim approach to IDN ccTLDs associated with the ISO 3166-1 two-letter codes to meet near-term demands and to gain experience with mechanisms for selection and authorization of such TLDs that can inform a policy development process aimed at creating an overall policy.
Whereas, the ICANN Board remains committed to the development and deployment of IDNs that enable people to use domain names with characters other than a through z and 0 through 9, and at the same time benefit from the promise of a single interoperable Internet.
Resolved (07.56), the ICANN Board respectfully requests that that the ICANN community including the GNSO, ccNSO, GAC, and ALAC provide the Board with responses to the published list of issues and questions that need to be addressed in order to move forward with IDN ccTLDs associated with the ISO 3166-1 two-letter codes in a manner that ensures the continued security and stability of the Internet. The Board requests status reports regarding progress by the conclusion of the ICANN meeting in Los Angeles in October 2007.
Resolved (07.57), the ICANN Board respectfully requests that the ICANN community including the GNSO, ccNSO, GAC, and ALAC continue to work collaboratively, taking the technical limitations and requirements into consideration, to explore both an interim and an overall approach to IDN ccTLDs associated with the ISO 3166-1 two-letter codes and recommend a course of action to the Board in a timely manner.