The IDNC WG has produced its draft final report [PDF, 97K] for discussion by the GAC and the ccNSO pursuant to the charter of the IDNC WG. Please note this document has not been signed off by the IDNC Working Group. The public comment period on the draft officially closed on 23 June 2008.
Summary: The IDNC Working Group (IDNC WG) report on the methodology it proposes that would enable the timely and efficient (“fast track”) introduction of a limited number of non-contentious IDN ccTLDs, while an overall long-term IDN ccTLD policy is being developed.
Process: This draft document has been made publicly available at this time solely to alert the community to the latest IDNC WG thinking and to facilitate the discussion by the GAC and the ccNSO at the ICANN Paris meeting. This document has not been signed off by the IDNC Working Group.
Background: The IDNC WG was charted by ICANN’s Board to develop and report on feasible methods, if any, that would enable the introduction, in a timely manner and in a manner that ensures the continued security and stability of the Internet, of a limited number of non-contentious IDN ccTLDs, associated with the ISO 3166-1 two-letter codes (both the official code list of ISO 3166-1 and the list of reserved ISO 3166-1 code elements)(popularly known as “the fast track”), while the overall IDN ccTLD policy is being developed.
This news release was sourced from icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-24jun08-en.htm.