with information on work progress on internationalized domain names (IDN)
charting achievements and acquired knowledge in the field has been published by
ITU-T's Study Group 17.
Group 17 (Security, languages and telecommunication software) was instructed by
Resolution 48 of the World
Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (Florianópolis, 2004) to study IDN.
It is considered that implementation of IDN will contribute to easier and
greater use of the Internet in those countries where the native or official
languages are not represented in IRA (International Reference Alphabet)
this obligation, Study Group 17 developed new Question 16, Internationalized
Domain Names tasked in particular to investigate all relevant issues in the
field of IDN. Question 16
was approved at the April 2006 Study Group 17 meeting in Jeju, Korea.
Jeju meeting, SG17 drafted a questionnaire which was issued by the
Telecommunication Standardization Bureau as a Circular letter to Member
States, requesting information on their experiences in the use of IDN. The
deadline for questionnaire responses is 1 October, 2006.
SG 17 page for
Internationalized Domain Names (IDN).