The .nz Oversight Committee (NZOC) is establishing a working group to consider the implementation of IDNs into the .nz domain name space.
We are now seeking expressions of interest from people who would like to be part of the IDN working group.
The IDN issue for .nz domain names has been raised due to the five macrons which feature in the Māori language. These cannot be expressed in domain names without the use of IDNs.
The Working Group (WG) will identify and report any issues regarding the implementation of IDNs in the .nz space to the .nz Oversight Committee (NZOC). Roles and responsibilities of the WG include:
- Evaluate RFC documents, such as http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc4290.txt and http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc4690.txt .
- Identify technical matters associated with IDNs and propose possible solutions.
- Determine policy implications of IDN implementation and propose alternatives to the current .nz policies and procedures .
For more information please refer to the terms of reference for the IDN working group which can be seen at /content//IDN_WG_Terms_of_Reference.pdf .
If you are interested in being part of the Working Group, please send an email to email@example.com by midday Tuesday 1st March, including a brief description of whom you are and why you are interested in being involved. NZOC will look at all expressions of interest and decide on the members of the Working Group at their meeting on Tuesday 1st March.