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''ALAC Statement

Recommendations for Managing IDN Variant Top-Level Domains



  1. Phase 1. Develop First Draft
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    Ended: 4 Aug 2018

  2. Phase 2. Open for Comment
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    Ended: 11 Aug 2018

  3. Phase 3. Finalize Final Draft
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    Ended: 14 Aug 2018

  4. Phase 4. ALAC Vote
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    Ended: 17 Sep 2018

  5. Phase 5. Submission
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    Submitted: 17 Sep 2018

Submitted a Statement

Submission due: 17 Sep 2018 23:59 UTC


Purpose: Recommendations for managing Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) variant labels for top level domains (TLDs) have been developed by ICANN organization. The relevant materials along with the recommendations are being published to seek community feedback for finalizing them. Current Status: The community has identified a need for IDN variant TLDs; however, the ICANN Board resolved on 25 September 2010 that "no variants of gTLDs will be delegated ... until appropriate variant management solutions are developed." Subsequent work by ICANN organization and the community led to the identification of two issues: (i) there is no accepted definition for variant TLDs, and (ii) there is no 'variantSee public comment in

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