[At-Large] Open Call for Participation in the Task Force on Arabic Script IDNs

Rinalia Abdul Rahim rinalia.abdulrahim at gmail.com
Tue Aug 6 02:44:26 UTC 2013

Dear Colleagues,

Please find attached an Open Call for Participation in the Task Force on
Arabic Script IDNs.  The Task Force is an initiative of the Middle East
Strategy Working Group (MESWG).  Those interested are encouraged to apply
especially if your community uses the Arabic script.

Best regards,


*Extract from the attachment (please view the document for more information)

The Task Force will focus on technical issues and solutions related to
Arabic script IDNs to promote Arabic IDNs definition, secure deployment and
ease of use for the community.

*Scope of Work *
• Arabic Script Label Generation Ruleset (LGR) for the Root Zone
• Second level LGRs for the Arabic script
• Arabic script Internationalized Registration Data Protocol and Practice
• Universal acceptability of Arabic script IDNs and variants
• Technical challenges around registration of Arabic IDNs and variants
• Operational software for Arabic script IDN registry and registrar
• DNS security matters specifically related to Arabic IDNs and variants
• Technical training material around Arabic script IDNs

*Task Force Membership*
The task force will consist of a diverse set of interested individuals from
a diverse set of interests, e.g.  Registries, Registrars, Community,
Academia, DNS experts, IDNA experts, Unicode, Law enforcement, DNS
security, Policy makers, etc. All the materials prepared through the task
force will be openly available for use by the community.

*Interested individuals are invited to join the task force on voluntary
basis by emailing their CV and Statement of Interest (SOI) to
tf-aidn-admin at meswg.org, which will be publicly archived for information
purposes, and then signing up at

*Initial Timelines*
5th August, 2013: Open Call for Task Force Members
20th August, 2013: MESWG to announce Task Force of Arabic Script IDNs
1st Sept, 2013: Initiate Work Item(s)

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