[IDN-WG] [ALAC] Public Comment open on Universal Acceptance

Evan Leibovitch evan at telly.org
Thu Jun 19 17:33:58 UTC 2014


As I ready this, this is an initiative to address any technical obstacles
that prevent ICANN-approved domains (and subdomains) from being usable;
specifically, the inability for some applications software to understand
IDN scripts, and/or may have TLDs hardcoded and may not recognize the new

In essence, this is outreach to application developers, notably browser and
email client makers. A worthy effort (if a few years late), but mainly an
implementation effort that should be straightforward in its design.

Is there more to it than that? This is a technical and communications
initiative, and it clearly doesn't address greater obstacles to "universal
acceptance" such as political domain blocking.

On 19 June 2014 12:58, Rinalia Abdul Rahim <rinalia.abdulrahim at gmail.com>

> FYI - A response from ICANN on Universal Acceptance.  Please comment.
> https://www.icann.org/public-comments/tld-acceptance-initiative-2014-06-18-en
> Best regards,
> Rinalia
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