[ALAC-LT] FYI - Wael Nasr - Proposal for Arabic Script Root Zone Label Generation Rules (LGR)

Cheryl Langdon-Orr langdonorr at gmail.com
Mon Sep 28 16:48:59 UTC 2015

Thanks Ariel this closer supervision approach at the moment makes sense to
me, but do please ensure that he is reminded to use wiki and that we need
enough time to seek and hopefully get support as you outlined well before
it goes to ALAC for any possibility of endorsement...
On 25 Sep 2015 9:57 am, "Ariel Liang" <ariel.liang at icann.org> wrote:

> (This is an FYI - Thank you for reading this email when you are busy
> following the CCWG-Accountability meeting either in person or remotely!)
> Dear All,
> With regard to the public comment on the Proposal for Arabic Script Root
> Zone Label Generation Rules (LGR) <https://community.icann.org/x/bIJYAw>,
> I approached both Mohamed El Bashir and Wael Nasr. Mohamed didn’t get back
> to me, as he is understandably occupied with the ICG. Wael did. He believes
> that there are user-related issues that the ALAC should comment on and he
> expressed his interests in drafting a Statement. Today I had a call with
> him to understand his background and proposed position, and walked him
> through the ALAC policy advice development process.
> In fact, Wael is part of the team that created the LGR Proposal. In this
> Statement, he would like to suggest a different approach for handling typos
> in Arabic domain names and to recommend the creation of an ‘autocorrect
> algorithm’ to interface between typos and correct languages to avoid user
> confusion. His suggested approach is different from that in the Proposal.
> He will refine his position and send me his preliminary draft some time
> next week.
> I have also informed him that the ALAC advice development process is
> bottom-up, consensus based. If he wishes to submit this Statement on behalf
> of the ALAC, it most likely needs the support from our Arabic speaking
> ALSes. With your consent, I can share his preliminary draft with the
> representatives of those ALSes to get a sense before sharing it with the
> ALAC and the wider community.
> I also sent a message to connect him with Satish Babu and invited Satish
> to review his preliminary draft and provide guidance.
> Best Regards,
> Ariel
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