[NA-Discuss] Call for RALO Volunteers for ccNSO Study Group on Use of Names for Countries and Territories

ICANN At-Large Staff staff at atlarge.icann.org
Tue Mar 1 19:32:18 UTC 2011

Dear All,

On behalf of Olivier Crépin-Leblond, ALAC Chair, and Cheryl Langdon-Orr,
ALAC ccNSO Liaison, a call for volunteers from the RALOs to join a new ccNSO
Study Group on the Use of Names for Countries and Territories is being made
through 4 March 2011.  This Study Group will work on the use of names for
countries and territories. 

One representative per RALO is needed. The first meeting of the Study Group
will be held during the 40th ICANN Meeting in San Francisco, so At-Large
representatives who will be participating in this Meeting are preferred. 

This Study Group was established at the 39th ICANN Meeting in Cartagena in
December 2010 in response to the note of the chair of this working group
that some of the issues that are raised are considered outside the scope of
the PDP (for example how to deal with meaningful representations of country
or territory names that do not contain a non-ASCII character or are not in a
designated language). 

The purpose of this Study Group is to provide the ccNSO Council, ccTLD
community and other interested stakeholders, including the GAC and GNSO
Council, an overview of the scope and issues associated with the use of
Country and Territory names as TLD strings and the scope and impact of
alternative action paths on IDN ccTLD and new gTLD processes.

The statement of purpose for the study group can be found at

If you are interested in volunteering for this Study Group, please contact
At-Large staff ( <mailto:staff at atlarge.icann.org> staff at atlarge.icann.org by
Friday, 4 March at 23:59 UTC.  


Heidi Ullrich, Matthias Langenegger, Seth Greene, Gisella Gruber-White,
Marilyn Vernon, 

ICANN At-Large Staff



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