New gTLD Application Experiences from a ccTLD Point of View - Andrei Kolesnikov, .ru

  • Problems of the AGB: unclear questions, corrections "on the fly", links to the non completed requirements, etc.;
  • Customer service problems;
  • No single place for additional documentation;
  • No attention to the national specifics of the applicant (tax, accounting, etc);
  • TAS experience;
  • Batching schema concerns

Current Status of Arabic IDN ccTLDs - Qatar Domains Registry - Mohamed El Bashir, Numbering & Internet Domain ictQATAR

Overview of the Current Arabic IDN ccTLD implementations, user acceptance and technical issues . The presentation will highlight Qatar's IDN Launch Experience.

Experience & efforts on improving the usability of IDNs in Korea - Minjung Park, .kr

KISA would like to share our experience & efforts on improving the usability of IDNs (Korean ccTLD, which has been introduced to the public in May 2011) in Korea.

We've been working together with application providers (i.e. MS Korea, Google Korea, Overture Korea(&Yahoo)..etc), smart-phone manufacturers (i.e. Samsung), and many other Internet service providers/enterprises in Korea to provide user-friendly environment for IDN users in Korea in recent years and would like share our experience with other ccTLDs interested in usage environment of IDNs.

Universal Acceptance of Top Level Domains ­ Naela Sarras, ICANN

Universal acceptance of all top-level domains is an on-going initiative within ICANN. Our goal is to raise awareness among all Internet users about the diversity of domains on the Internet and to ensure that all domains are equally accepted regardless of the language in which they are written and the time when they are implemented. This effort includes ASCII and IDN ccTLDs and gTLDs. We would like to share information on some of the acceptability issues, examples of some causes as well as talk about activities that were undertaken by ICANN and its stakeholders in order to raise awareness about the need of universal acceptance.

Second Annual Review of the IDN Fast Track Process - Naela Sarras, ICANN

This brief presentation will provide a summary of the recently completed second annual review of the IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process.



Regitrar Certification – Ondrej Filip, .cz

In order to help end users to distinguish individual registrars, CZ.NIC started a program called "Registrat Certification". The aim of the project is to define standards for the provision of domain registration services to end customers and also to provide registrars a definition of an ideal registration system including related services. The presentation will describe the complete history of the program including learned lessons and future outlook."

Domain Conflicts - a guide for judges, lawyers, prosecuting authorities and the police - Annebeth Lange, .no

I would like to present our guide on "Domain Conflicts". Norid has made one for national use, but it is very applicable for other countries as well. It was presented at the GA CENTR meeting in Salzburg, and CENTR has prepared one more "internationalized" version based on our concept. My plan is to talk about both, and to invite other countries to use the concept and adapt it to their own legislation.

Social Media, Mobile, apps & the market for Domain Names in the Netherlands - Michiel Henneke, .nl

Trends like Social Media Mobile and apps are generally seen as a potential threat to the future demand for websites and, as a consequence, domain names. An extensive study in the Netherlands shows that the effect of these trends is in fact far more ambiguous or even positive.

Internet NZ Principles - Keith Davidson, .nz

InternetNZ has developed a set of principles that it believes provide overarching guidance to the way it operates the .nz ccTLD, and that these principles (or at least a framework to develop your own set) are very relevant not just to ccTLD operators, but perhaps to gTLD operators also.

In a nut-shell, the 7 principles applicable to .nz are as follows:

  1. Domain name markets should be competitive.
  2. Choice for registrants should be maintained and expanded.
  3. Domain registrations should be first come first served.
  4. Parties to domain registrations should be on a level playing field.
  5. Registrant data should be public.
  6. Registry / Registrar operations within a TLD should be split.
  7. TLD policy should be determined by open multi-stakeholder processes.

We have a final paper of about 10 pages that details these principles and teases out further - but this is not an attempt to try and create a "one size fits all" solution, merely a high level set of principles to help guide the TLD in its decision making especially in regards to policy development.

Evolution of the .PT Registry - Pedro Veiga, .pt

On May 1st .PT implemented the liberalization of registrations under .PT. In the presentation we shall describe the evolution of registration rules for .PT since 1995, giving special emphasis in this final step and the sunrise period that ran for two months.

We will also describe the major technical evolutions and when they happened: IDNs, EPP, IPv6, Registry-Registrar relations, DNSSEC. We will conclude with some statistical data.