[ALAC] Fwd: [soac-discussion] Universal Acceptance of Domains - 14 March Discussion Scheduled at the ICANN Meeting in Costa Rica

Alan Greenberg alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca
Wed Feb 29 18:17:38 UTC 2012

Olivier, did you mean .XXX in the sense of any generic TLD, or the 
explicit (pun intended) .xxx TLD recently approved.


At 29/02/2012 12:54 PM, Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond wrote:
>A forwarded message, in preparation of Costa Rica meeting.
>Possible controversy regarding this subject, with a question about
>universal acceptance of .XXX
>Kind regards,
>-------- Message original --------
>Sujet:  [soac-discussion] Universal Acceptance of Domains - 14 March
>Discussion Scheduled at the ICANN Meeting in Costa Rica
>Date :  Mon, 27 Feb 2012 11:02:03 -0800
>De :    David Olive <david.olive at icann.org>
>Pour :  soac-discussion at icann.org <soac-discussion at icann.org>
>To Supporting Organizations and Advisory Committees Leadership:
>Universal Acceptance of Domains is an ongoing effort within ICANN dedicated
>to raising awareness of issues relating to ensuring that all domain names
>work correctly in software on the Internet. ICANN initiated the project when
>issues were first identified relating to the earlier rounds of adding new
>gTLDs. For example, some software and web sites have made the assumption
>that top-level domains were always either 2 or 3 characters long, which is
>problematic for a number of newer TLDs. More attention has been given to
>these issues with the adoption of IDN top-level domains, and with the
>expectation that many more ASCII and IDN gTLDs will be added to the DNS in
>the near future.
>In order to best assure successful adoption of these various new domains,
>and that software is implemented correctly to cater for all available
>domains, collaboration is needed between software developers and vendors,
>network administrators and others.
>ICANN is conducting outreach within the ICANN community to develop a plan to
>best improve awareness of these issues. A working group meeting on this
>topic is scheduled to take place during the ICANN meeting in Costa Rica on
>Wednesday, 14 March 2012. This will serve as a good opportunity for all
>involved to share their experiences and suggestions. These suggestions will
>feed into ICANN's future work in this area. *We hope that representatives*
>*from various Advisory Committees and constituencies can attend this
>*session and provide us with their valuable feedback.*
>Please direct your questions or comments on this topic to Nadia Sokolova
><nadia.sokolova at icann.org <mailto:nadia.sokolova at icann.org>>. Nadia is
>working in the DNS root zone management
>area in IANA department and manages this project.
>David A. Olive
>Vice President, Policy Development Support
>Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
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