ALAC Statement on the IDN Variant TLD Program – Procedure to Develop and Maintain the Label Generation Rules for the Root Zone in Respect of IDNA Labels
Rinalia Abdul Rahim, At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) member from the Asian, Australasian and Pacific Islands Regional At-Large Organization (APRALO) and ALAC Executive Committee member, as well as Edmon Chung, At-Large member from the APRALO and ALAC IDN Policy Liaison, composed an initial draft of this Statement [PDF, 425 KB] after discussion of the topic within At-Large, on the relevant Mailing Lists, and at the IDN-WG meetings in Toronto, Canada during the 45th ICANN Annual Meeting.
On 11 November 2012, this Statement was circulated amongst the IDN-WG Members and other members of At-Large.
On 14 November 2012, a version incorporating the comments received was posted on the At-Large IDN Variant TLD Program – Procedure to Develop and Maintain the Label Generation Rules for the Root Zone in Respect of IDNA Labels Workspace.
On 20 November 2012, Olivier Crépin-Leblond, Chair of the ALAC, requested that Staff open a five-day ALAC ratification on the Statement.
On 26 November 2012, Staff confirmed that the online vote resulted in the ALAC endorsing the Statement with 14 votes in favor, 0 votes against, and 1 abstention. You may review the result independently under: https://www.bigpulse.com/pollresults?code=2761DwfFqEL3GWnVQ7sDpRHr
The Chair then requested that the Statement be transmitted to the Public Comment process, copying the ICANN Staff member responsible for this Public Comment topic.
Eduardo Diaz abstained in this vote. He has asked that his reason for abstaining be noted on the record.
On 27-Nov-2012 11:30, Eduadro Diaz wrote:
The main reason I abstained was because of the complexity of the issue at hand which I am not too versed about. I abstain whenever I find my self in this position. I will make sure to add a reason next time.
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