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IDN - GAC - GNSO & ccNSO Working Groups Workshop
Wednesday, 28 March 2007, 15:30 - 18:00
ICANN Meeting, Corinthia Lisboa Hotel, Lisbon, Portugal

What it is: This workshop will focus on the policy issues related to the introduction of internationalized top level domains. A number of working groups (including the GNSO and the ccNSO jointly with the GAC) have been working since the Sao Paulo meeting to frame IDN policy issues. Papers covering IDN policy issues are anticipated to be generated by these working groups and made available for review by this workshop. Some of these policy issues are overlapping across the two working groups and also to the Policy Development Process that is ongoing within the GNSO for the introduction of new gTLDs. These overlapping issues will be the core of the discussion in this workshop. (A status update covering all IDN activities will be provided during the public forum on Public Forum on Thursday, 28 March 2007, 8.30 - 13.00)

Why it's important: The policy issues are an important cornerstone of the IDN Program and detailed discussion of these issues plays a key role in the successful deployment of internationalized top level domains.

Who should attend: All parties interested in the progress of activities that are planned to lead to the deployment of internationalized top level domains.


Agenda

In General:

This workshop will focus on the policy issues related to the introduction of internationalized top level domains. A number of working groups (including the GNSO and the ccNSO jointly with the GAC) have been working since the Sao Paulo meeting to identify IDN policy issues related to internationalized top-level labels.

Papers covering IDN policy issues are anticipated to be generated by these working groups and made available for review by the time of the ICANN Lisbon meeting. Some of these policy issues are overlapping across the working groups and there are close connections to the Policy Development Process that is ongoing within the GNSO for the Introduction of New gTLDs. These overlapping and related issues will be the core of the discussion in this workshop.

Participants in this IDN Workshop may wish to review the material presented in previous workshops for a comprehensive understanding of IDN and any related issues. An overview of previous workshops and some documents recommended for reading is listed below the agenda on this page.

Participation:

The workshop will be open and webcast. Also, for remote participation you can login to the public participation website at www.public.icann.org and access the ‘chatroom’ for the workshop. Staff will be available to read questions posted in the chatroom at the microphone.

Participation is encouraged and welcomed as IDN policy issues are an important cornerstone of the IDN Program and detailed discussion of these issues plays a key role in the successful deployment of internationalized top level domains.

Moderators:

Ram Mohan, Chair of GNSO IDN WG
Ming-Cheng Liang, Chair of ccNSO IDN WG
Pankaj Agrawala, Chair of GAC IDN WG

Panel Members:

GNSO IDN WG members:
Tan Tin Wee
Werner Staub

ccNSO IDN WG members:
Hiro Hotta
Minjung Park
Jonathan Shea

GAC IDN WG members:
Manal Ismail
Martin Boyle

Agenda Outline:

17.30-17.50: Welcome to the workshop and introductory remarks by Moderators

17.50 – 19.20: The following topics have been selected from the various constituencies and working group meetings that have taken place throughout the ICANN meeting in Lisbon. Participants are encouraged to bring additional policy topics up that are considered important for all the represented groups.

1) Geo-political terms and generic terms as internationalized top level strings

2) ccTLD operators / Governments / GAC / GNSO constituencies consultation

3) The delegation process for internationalized top level domains

19.10-19.20: Open discussion with the purpose of listing additional IDN policy issues which are overlapping between the GNSO, ccNSO, and the GAC.

19.20-19.30: Closing remarks by Moderators

Background Information:

Previous IDN Workshop material, including tutorials and presentations, are available at: http://www.icann.org/topics/idn/meetings.htm

IDN Guidelines:

http://www.icann.org/topics/idn/implementation-guidelines.htm

IDNA protocol proposed revision:

http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-klensin-idnabis-issues-01.txt

IDN GNSO WG Policy Issues paper:

http://gnso.icann.org/drafts/ and
http://gnso.icann.org/drafts/idn-wg-fr-22mar07.htm

PDP for introduction of new gTLDs:

http://gnso.icann.org/drafts/pdp-dec05-draft-fr.htm

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