[governance] Re: ICANN Successfully Conducts Laboratory Tests of Internationalised Domain Names

Stephane Bortzmeyer bortzmeyer at internatif.org
Thu Mar 8 08:40:54 EST 2007

> Anyone interested in the deployment of IDNs might be interested
> yesterday's announcement of the successful conclusion of laboratory
> tests of internationalised TLDs in a setting corresponding to the
> public root.

No, it is completely useless. Since a Punycode name is a regular
domain name, there was nothing to test and the authors of the
different documents have some merit to be able to produce even these
few pages.

As the report says:

>    No impact at all could be detected. All involved systems behaved
>    exactly as expected.

A lot of ICANN's money spent on that. Autonomica can thank them. (Of
course, ICANN's primary motive was probably more to procrastinate
about IDN.)
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