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Universal Acceptance Roadmap for Domain Name Registry and Registrar Systems



  1. Phase 1. Develop First Draft
    100% complete

    Ended: 15 Oct 2022

  2. Phase 2. Open for Comment
    100% complete

    Ended: 23 Oct 2022

  3. Phase 3. Finalize Final Draft
    100% complete

    Ended: 25 Oct 2022

  4. Phase 4. ALAC Vote
    100% complete

    Ended: 31 Oct 2022

  5. Phase 5. Submission
    100% complete

    Submitted: 31 Oct 2022

Submitted a Statement

Submission due: 31 Oct 2022 23:59 UTC


Universal Acceptance (UA) means that all software applications support all valid domain names and email addresses. This study focuses on the technical details for the systems used by registries and registrars to manage domains under generic top-level domains (gTLDs). This work follows-up on the white paper The Role of Country Code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs) in Achieving Universal AcceptanceOpens a new window, published by Asia Pacific TLD Association (APTLD) in collaboration with ICANN org, and may generally apply to the ccTLD registry and registrar environments as well.See public comment in

ALAC Statement




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