Where are the Layer 7 Guys ín Gals?
[Posted to Random Bytes on January 9, 2003 02:46 PM| Links to this post ]
Stuart Lynn: "...potential problems [with IDNA] cannot be solved at the protocol level; they must instead be addressed by registries in their technical implementations and registration policies. Because these problems are common to all DNS registries that choose to implement IDNA, it is essential to have a global forum for registry-level dialogue, consultation, and exchange of information, open to the registries, registrars, and technical experts closest to the issue."

IETF IDNA Draft: "IDNA depends on updates to user applications only; no changes are needed to the DNS protocol or any DNS servers or the resolvers on user's computers."

Rader: "I'm praying that somewhere in the IDN Implementation Group room is made for the application developers that will need to make the changes. The DNS world isn't just "Registries", "Registrars" and "Users". This is why an Infrastructure Services Provider Constituency is sooo important to the development of reasonable policy within ICANN. Without it, the entire range of problems can't be explored and solved." Sidenote: I'm heartened to see that steps are being taken to grab this bull by the horns. I can't stress enough (as I tried to earlier this week) how disastrous this could become if an appropriate administrative framework isn't put into place.
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