The IDN Variant Issues Project undertakes work to identify issues associated with the beneficial and safe delegation of IDN (Internationalized Domain Names) variants of the Top Level Domains. Managing IDN variants is a complex and important subject and the success of the project is dependent on significant community expertise input and cooperation in doing the work.
On June 9th, ICANN announced the formation of six case study teams, comprising a total of 66 top experts from 29 countries and territories. Case Study members provide expertise in the following areas: DNS, IDNA, linguistics, security & scalability, policy, registry/registrar operations, and community relations.
ICANN is responsible for the global coordination of the Internet's system of unique identifiers like domain names (like .org, .museum and country codes like .uk) and the addresses used in a variety of Internet protocols that help computers reach each other over the Internet. Careful management of these resources is vital to the Internet's operation, so ICANN's global stakeholders meet regularly to develop policies that ensure the Internet's ongoing security and stability. ICANN is an internationally organized, public benefit non-profit company.
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