About the Integration Panel

The Integration Panel is a panel of independent experts tasked with reviewing proposals presented by the Generation Panels and, if accepted, integrating them into a consistent set of Label Generation Rules for the Root Zone. The decisions by the integration Panel are required to be unanimous. The tasks and responsibilities of the Integration Panel are stated in the Procedure to Develop and Maintain the Label Generation Rules for the Root Zone in Respect of IDNA Labels (the Procedure). The following document, titled Setting up and Running an Integration Panel, was prepared by ICANN project team to augment the Procedure by providing an overview of the suggested composition of the Integration Panel, set up and organizational guidelines, and a summary of the tasks and processes assigned to the Integration Panel. In the event of any discrepancy between the information presented in this document and the Procedure, the Procedure shall prevail.

Integration Panel members are expected to serve an initial term through June 2014. Expert advisors are available to the Integration Panel to aid its deliberations. These advisors aid the Integration Panel by lending their subject matter expertise, based on specific requests from the Panel. Members and advisors available to the panel are listed on the right.

The Integration Panel will undertake the work through periodic conference calls and face-to-face meetings. The first face-to-face meeting took place early October 2013. Initial work includes preparing the maximal set of code points and default whole label variant evaluation rules for the root zone. This will serve as a starting point for the community Generation Panels, the second part in the two-pass process.

Integration Panel members, from left to right: Wil Tan, Marc BlanchetAsmus Freytag, Michel SuignardNicholas Ostler

Stay Informed

  • Integration, existing and prospective Generation Panel members will be subscribed to the following mailing list LGR@icann.org to facilitate communications on matters related to LGR work and submissions of LGR proposals. Public archive of exchanges taking place on this mailing list are available at: http://mm.icann.org/pipermail/lgr/
  • Contact the Integration Panel members directly at: IntegrationPanel@icann.org
  • Use idntlds@icann.org email address to contact ICANN staff on general matters related to the project, to submit statements of interest, Generation Panel proposals, work reports, updates, etc. 
  • Subscribe to the vip@icann.org public mailing list for discussions on issues related to IDN Variant TLDs and the LGR by completing the form at https://mm.icann.org/mailman/listinfo/vip. Public archive of exchanges taking place on this mailing list are available at: http://mm.icann.org/pipermail/vip/.

Learn More

To learn more about the Generation Panels and the Integration Panel, follow the links on the left or right columns.

For more information on the IDN Variant TLD Program, please visit http://www.icann.org/en/resources/idn/variant-tlds.





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