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4 November 2011
16 Dec 2011
DotAsia is proposing to amend its 2006 agreement (http://www.icann.org/en/tlds/agreements/asia/) to allow the introduction of one- and two-character .ASIA domains to the marketplace. The community is encouraged to comment on this proposal until 16 December 2011.
This proposal came to ICANN on 9 August 2011through the RSEP Process, which can be seen here: http://www.icann.org/en/registries/rsep/. For details about the evaluation process, see: http://www.icann.org/en/registries/rsep/rsep.html.
The Board will consider whether to proceed with the proposed revisions to the Conflicts of Interest Policy and Bylaws.
15 December 2011
*\[Final\] ALAC Statement on .ASIA One and Two Character Allocation Proposal*
The ALAC network of 138 At-Large Structures around the world reaches vast numbers of Internet Users across 63 countries and territories. This extensive network includes those where IDN single and double characters are desired, particularly in the Asia Pacific region.
On 10th May 2010, ALAC submitted the ALAC Statement on IDN Issues. In this statement, we expressed our belief that "every culture and language is unique" and "IDNs are complex issues that vary from language to language, culture to culture".
On 3 January 2011, ALAC submitted the ALAC Statement on Draft Final Report on Policy Aspects Regarding Introduction of Single Character IDN TLDs. In this statement we “support the recommendation that Single Character and Two Characters IDNs at the Top Level and Second Level should not be restricted in general and be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.”
Consistent with our previous statements on IDN issues, we re-emphasize our recommendation that Single Character and Two Characters IDNs at the Top Level and Second Level should not be restricted in general and be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
11 December 2011
*\[Draft\] ALAC Statement on .ASIA One and Two Character Allocation Proposal*