Nov 14, 2005 : IDN Guidelines Version 2.0 Finalized


Nov 14, 2005 -

The Guidelines for Implementation of Internationalized Domain Names, version 2.0 is now posted as final following ICANN Board endorsement on their 8 November 2005 meeting.

The final version 2.0 of the IDN Guidelines can be found here.

The resolution from the ICANN Board contained additional directions and timelines for potentially reframing or revising the IDN Guidelines in that will achieve broader community consensus. Specifically, version 2.0 of the guidelines has been endorsed by the ICANN Board for a temporary time period of nine months by which time specific recommendations must be provided to the Board.

In order to follow the timeline requested by the ICANN Board, which requires specific IDN improvement recommendations before the ICANN Meeting in Morocco, ICANN staff is undertaking the following community coordination actions:

  1. Initiation of the reframing of the IDN Guidelines (or creating a new document) that define Best Current Practices (BCP), to ensure that the guidelines and other documents will be used deep into the DNS hierarchy and by TLDs where ICANN has a lesser policy relationships.
  2. Working with the gTLD registries, to which the IDN Guidelines directly apply, to insure that the registries immediately are authorized to amend their IDN implementations where necessary based on the differences between version 1.0 and version 2.0 of the IDN guidelines.
  3. Revision of the IANA registry for IDN tables to allow for script based tables (as opposed to language based tables as previously was the case). Additional revisions to this registry will be anticipated following the commentary received in the IDN Guidelines revision process.

ICANN staff wishes to join the ICANN Board in thanking the working group members and acknowledges the work that has been done to revise the IDN Guidelines. ICANN further wish to express their gratitude to all of the individuals and organizations who submitted comments to the public forum and in other ways assisted in this process.

The forum for public commentary will continue to be open at http://forum.icann.org/lists/idn-guidelines/ to provide a venue for further IDN discussions.


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