On April 30, 2001, the ICANN Board's Internationalized Domain Names Internal Working Group (IDN WG) posted its survey on the ICANN website. The survey was designed to assist the working group with its fact-finding exercise to examine the issues surrounding the implementation of IDNs.
As of May 20, 2001, the working group had received fourteen responses from individuals, companies, ccTLDs and other organizations. The following appendices include the responses provided by the participants for all three surveys. However, in some cases, responses have been excluded at the request of the respondent as per the confidentiality treatment stated on the ICANN website. The following is a list of respondents1:
At the June 2001 ICANN meeting in Stockholm, the IDN Working Group presented a status report of its activities before the Public Forum. At the Public Forum, the IDN Working Group invited the ICANN community to submit comments on the status report and additional responses to the surveys through July 31. Additionally, the IDN Working Group stated that the follow-up questions would be posted on the ICANN website, which would also have a 31 July 2001 return date. As of 1 August 2001, an additional 11 survey responses were submitted to the Working Group. Those responses have been incorporated into the following appendices.
2. The Klensin, Bird and Probst comments were generic in nature. Klensin's and Probst's comments are reflected in the last question of Survey A, while Bird's comments are reflected in the last question in Survey B.
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