[NA-Discuss] Webinar: Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) Variant: Examining the User Experience Implication of the Active Variant TLDs
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Sat Feb 9 10:23:00 UTC 2013
Webinar: Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) Variant: Examining the User
Experience Implication of the Active Variant TLDs
Date: Wednesday 13 February 2013
Time: 13:00 14:30 UTC (5:00am 6:30am PST)
Adobe Connect: http://icann.adobeconnect.com/idnvarianttld/
Dial In: 1-800-550-6865 or 1-213-233-3193
International numbers available here <http://adigo.com/icann/>
Meeting ID: 46389
Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) serve as powerful tools for broadening
the Internet's capacity and accessibility; however, they also raise novel
issues. One important issue concerns "variants" which occur when a single
character can be identified with two or more different Unicode Code Points
with graphic representations that may or may not be visually similar. IDN
variants contain one or more such characters and therefore, if not handled
correctly, might result in user confusion or a poor user experience.
In an effort to develop potential solutions for the delegation of IDN
variant Top-Level Domains (TLDs), IDN Variant Project Teams, consisting of
volunteers, subject matter expert consultants and ICANN staff, have
conducted case studies in six scripts, produced an integrated report, and
are currently underway to completing three projects investigating potential
solutions for IDN Variant TLDs delegation.
One of these projects is called the Examining the User Experience
Implications of Active Variant TLDs Project (P6). The purpose of the project
is to gain an understanding of issues that could arise from activating IDN
Variant TLDs and offer recommendations to users to avoid such issues.
Examples of user roles that have been identified include registrants,
registrars, registry operators, system administrators, network operators,
application developers, and end users.
Project team has published for public comment the Draft Final Report for
Examining the User Experience Implications of Active Variant TLDs
is seeking to establish a dialog with the community to refine proposed
principles, impacts and recommendations of the study.
This webinar is offered to complement that process both by presenting the
key concepts and gathering user input.
The IDN Variant TLDs Program team is looking forward to your participation.
Heidi Ullrich, Silvia Vivanco, Matt Ashtiani, Gisella Gruber, Nathalie
Peregrine and Julia Charvolen
ICANN Policy Staff in support of ALAC
E-mail: staff at atlarge.icann.org
One World, One Internet
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