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UNIVERSAL
ACCEPTANCE
Presentation at APNIC
Edmon Chung
What’s Changed?!
• Domain Names not just in English (2010)
• Domain Names not just 2 or 3 characters (2001)
• Domain Names...
What is Universal Acceptance?
• All Domain names operate equally:
• Acceptance & Validation, Storage, Processing & Display...
UASG:
Universal Acceptance Steering Group
• Community initiative supported by ICANN
• Four Groups
• Topline & Technical Is...
UA & APNIC & ISPs
• Need to support IDNs
• E-mail Addresses
• URLs
• Domain Names/Name Servers
• WhoIS
• Validation proced...
UA & Your IT Department
• Need a methodical approach
• Inventory of all your systems
• Evaluate whether they are UA Ready
...
UA & Low Hanging Fruit
• Look at public interfaces
• Look at validation criteria
• Easiest big step
• Do you need them?
• ...
UA & ISPs
• Are there problems that your customers encounter?
• Are there opportunities to better serve your customers?
• ...
UA & Your Communities
• ISPs play an important role in you local community
• Develop a local Steering Group
• Cooperate wi...
Getting Involved
• The Universal Acceptance Steering Group needs and wants a
few more participants.
• Greater diversity is...
Universal Acceptance of Internationalized Domain Names (IDN), Email Addresses (EAI) and New Top Level
Universal Acceptance of Internationalized Domain Names (IDN), Email Addresses (EAI) and New Top Level
Universal Acceptance of Internationalized Domain Names (IDN), Email Addresses (EAI) and New Top Level
Universal Acceptance of Internationalized Domain Names (IDN), Email Addresses (EAI) and New Top Level
Universal Acceptance of Internationalized Domain Names (IDN), Email Addresses (EAI) and New Top Level
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Universal Acceptance of Internationalized Domain Names (IDN), Email Addresses (EAI) and New Top Level

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"Universal Acceptance of Internationalized Domain Names (IDN), Email Addresses (EAI) and New Top Level" by Edmon Chung.

A presentation given at the APNIC 40 Cooperation SIG on Wed 9 Sep 2015.

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Universal Acceptance of Internationalized Domain Names (IDN), Email Addresses (EAI) and New Top Level

  1. 1. UNIVERSAL ACCEPTANCE Presentation at APNIC Edmon Chung
  2. 2. What’s Changed?! • Domain Names not just in English (2010) • Domain Names not just 2 or 3 characters (2001) • Domain Names list no longer static (2013) • Email addresses now in multiple scripts
  3. 3. What is Universal Acceptance? • All Domain names operate equally: • Acceptance & Validation, Storage, Processing & Display • IDNs, EAIs, IRIs • Long ASCII • Recently added gTLDs
  4. 4. UASG: Universal Acceptance Steering Group • Community initiative supported by ICANN • Four Groups • Topline & Technical Issues • International • Measurement & Monitoring • Community Outreach
  5. 5. UA & APNIC & ISPs • Need to support IDNs • E-mail Addresses • URLs • Domain Names/Name Servers • WhoIS • Validation procedures need to be reviewed • Display – Decision on What and When
  6. 6. UA & Your IT Department • Need a methodical approach • Inventory of all your systems • Evaluate whether they are UA Ready • Acceptance & Validation • Storage – Unicode/Punycode • Processing • Display – What & When • Determine who is responsible for them • Internal (control) • Partners (influence) • Vendors (request) • Schedule enhancement
  7. 7. UA & Low Hanging Fruit • Look at public interfaces • Look at validation criteria • Easiest big step • Do you need them? • Are there better ways of validating? • Prepare internal systems for when external systems (e- mail) becomes ready
  8. 8. UA & ISPs • Are there problems that your customers encounter? • Are there opportunities to better serve your customers? • IP WHOIS • It’s an opportunity for ISPs to reach out to their local Internet Community
  9. 9. UA & Your Communities • ISPs play an important role in you local community • Develop a local Steering Group • Cooperate with ccTLDs, Software Community, Government • Spread the message – there Internet has changed. Be Ready for it. • Registrars can grow their core business • Hosting services have big growth options
  10. 10. Getting Involved • The Universal Acceptance Steering Group needs and wants a few more participants. • Greater diversity is wanted – particularly geographic, language and gender diversity • We’re looking specifically for • Geeks • Community Outreach people with a local focus • People with Passion • People with a bit of time • Mailing Lists • General: http://tinyurl.com/ua-discuss • Topline & Technical: http://tinyurl.com/ua-topline • Community Outreach: http://tinyurl.com/ua-community • International: http://tinyurl.com/ua-intnl • Measurement & Monitoring: http://tinyurl.com/UA-MandM • Web Site: http://tinyurl.com/UA-Wiki-Page

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