IAB review and recommendations for Internationalized Domain Names
|From Contact||Leslie Daigle|
Dear Mr. Bertine, The IAB has noted that Study Group 17 has developed a new question 16 on Internationalised Domain Names, IDNs. The IAB would like to agree with SG17 and stress the importance of IDNs for ease of use and easier adoption of ICT in many countries as it gives increased support in local languages. IDNs are also of importance to the IAB, and we would therefore like to draw your attention to the recently published RFC 4690 "Review and Recommendations for Internationalised Domain Names (IDN)". The IAB believes this document addresses some of the issues you may be considering, and also future development with the IDN standards, which as you know were developed and will be maintained in the IETF. The IAB would like to ensure that Q.16 works cooperatively with the IETF and the directions outlined in RFC 4690, as inadvertent duplication of work on IDNs no doubt would cause confusion and further impediments to successful internationalization of the Internet. Leslie Daigle, Chair, IAB.