Comments to ICANN Comments on Fast-Track IDN ccTLDs Implementation (version 3)

http://forum.icann.org/lists/ft-implementation/msg00030.html

Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2009 16:16:08 +0800

a) Fast-track IDN ccTLDs must be implemented as planned, i.e. in Q4 of 2009 as the latest, to meet the “pressing need” of non-ASCII user community;

b) Any implementation plan must strictly observe the IDN Guidelines and IDN tables reserved at the ICANN. Any ignorance on variant character set would cause serious user confusion. The present draft policy on variants would seriously pledge the non-ASCII users, particularly in Chinese and Japanese community, by distorting their character usage. If the present policy equals ASCII TLD variants in either capital letters or low-case letters, non-ASCII users should have the equal right to use the variant scripts in the relevant fast-track IDN ccTLDs.

c) The cost estimated for the processing of each new IDN ccTLD request is prohibitively high. The financial barrier for IDN ccTLD managers especially from developing countries would widen the digital divide and be against the ICANN’s social responsibility.

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