[IDN-WG] [ALAC-Internal] Draft Implementation Plan for IDN Fast Track Process
hongxueipr at gmail.com
Thu Jul 2 04:07:49 CDT 2009
Since the deadline has passed, I'm not making any new suggestion but do
concern what has been deleted from the original DIP, such as contracts and
financial contribution. I wonder whether these parts will be subject to
separate documents or "gentleman's agreement".
Also, I hope the whole discussions could be on the public list. It is
difficult for the community to follow the sporadic announcements from time
On Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 5:53 AM, Nick Ashton-Hart <
nick.ashton-hart at icann.org> wrote:
> Dear All:
> To add to the schedule below one final point, a draft ALAC Statement on the
> v3 Fast Track proposal is due on the 26th (today), so that it can be posted
> for At-Large community comment.
> Separately, in addition to the PDF clean text which Siva has referenced,
> there is a redline text available at
> This shows the differences between v2, which the ALAC commented on, and the
> present text; for those familiar with the previous version, looking at the
> redline text should make it much easier to decide what At-Large should say
> about v3, since only parts of the text have changed.
> There are versions in the six UN languages:
> The others may all be found from
> Sivasubramanian Muthusamy wrote:
>> The third revision of the Draft Implementation Plan is at page
>> is also attached as a PDF here. As per schedule ICANN public
>> consultation closes on 15th July. ALAC consultation on this topic would
>> on 30th June and closes on 7th July, based on which a final draft is to be
>> preapred and posted for voting on 9th. Voting would close on 14th on the
>> ALAC submission.
>> Please go through the attached PDF with specific consideration to the
>> 1. Page 25 - 29 Process Overview and the detailed flowcharts- are there
>> comments about the process as outlined?
>> 2. 3.4 Technical String Criteria : Should Alac recommend relaxation on
>> number of characters required? Is this a technical issue or a
>> socio-political issue? What would be alac's position on this?
>> 3. 5.5 contentin issues
>> 4. 5.6 Processing of a Fast Track issue
>> 5. 6.3 US Government Authorization: is this within the purview of alac to
>> comment in the context of IDNs.
>> 6. Are there specific IDN points from the various constituency sessions of
>> other constituencies that alac is in agreement with, that may be featured
>> points agreed, in the alac draft comment?
>> I also wish to submit to alac and the IDN Working Group to consider the
>> that the fast track process has taken a long time, during which there have
>> been positive developmens on the technical and process readiness on the
>> of ICANN to implement IDN's, so is there a need to imply a delayed
>> implementation of the gTLD process? Would alac like to consider being
>> equally concerned about ccTLDs and gTLDs?
>> And is there anything that requires caution on the path towards
>> of IDNs? There was some opinion that DNS stability takes precedence over
>> fast track process. Is there any such contrary opinion and are these
>> opinions have any validity?
>> To truly fast track the IDN process, I wish to propose to alac to propose
>> ICANN that an "IDN Day" be organized, either for one full day preceeding
>> ICANN meeting to bring together the constituencies concerned to focussed
>> sessions on security, legal and commericial issues, all related to IDN's.
>> an additional day is not possible, a relatively light day such as a
>> could be dedicated for discussions on IDNs for ICANN to come to a
>> position on IDNs and truly fast track the implementation process.
>> Sivasubramanian Muthusamy
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