Welcome to the IDN Variant TLDs Community Home Page!

This Community Wiki page is designed to provide details and historical documentation about the IDN (Internationalized Domain Name) Variant TLDs (Top-Level Domain) Issues Project (now IDN Variant TLDs Program) and to support the IDN Variant TLDs Community.

The Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) Variant TLDs Issues Project deals with the variant form of top-level domain (TLD) names in different scripts and consists of multiple projects in multiple phases. 

For a brief introduction of the IDN Variant TLDs Issues Project and a summary of activities related to the first three phases of the project, please visit the IDN Variant TLDs dedicated page on the ICANN website: http://www.icann.org/en/resources/idn/variant-tlds

For further details on each phase of the project, please see the following subpages and the attachments included:

Phase 1: Case Studies (completed)

Phase 2: Integrated Issues Report (completed)    

Phase 3: IDN Variant TLDs Program (Current Phase)

The program is currently in its third phase with three projects in progress following the program plan posted with an announcement on http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-23aug12-en.htm



Next Phase and Projects:

Upon completion of the Phase 3, and subject to ICANN Board approval, the Program will proceed to Phase 4 , which will include projects expected to focus on the implementation of IDN Variant TLDs.


Subscribe to the vip@icann.org public mailing list for discussions on issues related to the IDN Variant TLDs Program by filling out the form available at: https://mm.icann.org/mailman/listinfo/vip. Mailing list archives are available for consultation to all interested parties.



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