In support of Strategic Goal 3.1, the proposed focus areas/activities are:
i) Support UASG (Universal Acceptance Steering Group) activities in the region, in particular UA Local Initiatives
ii) Partner APAC community to support IDN (Internationalized Domain Names) policy work. Examples include the following:
a) Integrate APAC scriptsinto Root Zone Label Generation Rules (LGR).
b) Review second level reference LGRsby IDN LGR Generation Panels.
c) Participation in PDPs (Policy Development Processes) initiated by ccNSO and GNSO on IDNs and their variant TLDs (Top Level Domains)
iii) Partner RIRs (Regional Internet Registries, i.e. APNIC for the Asia Pacific region) to promote IPv6 deployment.
On (i), Jia-Rong shared that the APAC office would continue to encourage more UA Local Initiatives to be formed in the region. He also highlighted that UASG’s activities were structured which made reporting on outcomes more straightforward. This was why UASG was listed explicitly.